Friday, December 16, 2016

How I became a NYC licensed acupuncturist

Tree of Life Acupuncture NYC Center
32 Union Square E #804, New York, NY 10003
  (212) 533-1192


It's been 23 years since I stepped on a journey of holistic medicine and became a NYC acupuncturist.

Before I became a New York City licensed acupuncturist, I went through a long journey of trial and error of soul searching and getting to become a Chinese Medicine practitioner.

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Before the thought of acupuncture profession even entered my mind I worked as a computer programmer on Wall Street. In my search for alternative medicine, I tried Hypnosis, Flower Arranging, Telepathy Healing and even Dog Grooming ( for one day).

When I had my first acupuncture treatment on Union Square in New York City, it was because my father suggested trying the treatment before I would become an acupuncturist and fly to Hawaii to study. 

The Chinese acupuncturist I went to see was in his 70's and did not speak English at all at that time, in 1989. I was really stressed from working on wall street and putting 70 hour weeks at the office. 

The only thing the acupuncturist knew how to say was "acupuncture little by
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little". So after asking few questions and getting the same generic answer, I became terrified that the practitioner had no clue why I came to see him. The needles looked long and thick and I wanted to sneak out of the room. 

The acupuncturist used old school methods of thrusting 1.5-inch needles into my stomach, it hurt and I was also in bad shape, all stressed. Generally, nervous people feel a lot more stimulation from acupuncture needles and boy was I nervous. After 4 visits of getting acupuncture for digestion and stomach issues. I decided I had enough". 
But in a few weeks, I improved a lot, and my digestion and sleep got a lot better. I thought to myself, nobody is going to pay me to do acupuncture on them. 

Funny enough my practice been on Union Square very close where I got my very first treatment with the old acupuncturist. I was even getting his patients who were convinced that they were my patients, even though I did not practice at that time that long. 

Fast forward 23 years later I adjust my treatments to patient's individual needs and sensitivity and they come and bring friends and family as well as write nice reviews.

I talk to my clients and use much gentler methods and most of my clients fall asleep during the treatment and that is a good thing. If you have not tried acupuncture do so and remember acupuncture treatment methods vary from practitioner to practitioner a lot.

Be well, Mark Moshchinsky, L.Ac (NCCAOM)Licensed Acupuncturist in NYC

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