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Pain Management

Pain has been recently defined as: “An unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with, or resembling that associated with, actual or potential tissue damage.” (IASP 2020). It is a prevalent symptom that brings immense discomfort to humans, which is why comprehensive pain management is crucial.
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What Is Pain Management?

Despite the advances and research for pain treatment, it remains undertreated, causing most individuals to just live with it. The lack of an appropriate pain management plan is a significant reason why individuals experiencing pain haven’t gotten a complete recovery.

A pain management plan can either be a solo one or a combination of different treatment modalities. This plan includes medications, exercises, physiotherapy, surgical procedures etc. Traditional Chinese medicine offers acupuncture for pain management.

Pain management services at Firebird Acupuncture office considers underlying medical conditions, duration, and severity of pain, relieving and aggravating factors of the pain. This critical information helps us create a suitable plan to terminate the pain.

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What are the Types of Pain?

Finding out the type of pain you might be experiencing is vital for managing the condition appropriately and coming up with different treatment options.
Pain can be grouped into two major types:

  • Acute pain: pain is regarded as acute when it arises suddenly and has a limited duration of less than three months: most times, this type of pain has an identifiable cause. The experience of a sudden headache or hitting your knee against a hard surface perfectly describes acute pain.
  • Chronic pain: chronic pain lasts longer than the expected healing time. It usually persists beyond three months, significantly affecting life style, sleep and mood. Chronic pain varies for individuals; for some, it is present throughout the day, while for others, it intensifies at a specific time. It is usually associated with chronic medical conditions like diabetes mellitus, fibromyalgia, and osteomyelitis. Chronic pain management requires regular intake of medications and pain management acupuncture can be helpful to control pain and diminish side effects of medications.
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Benefits Of Acupuncture For Pain Management

One of the best alternate therapy for pain is acupuncture. It is an ancient Traditional Chinese medicine therapy that involves installing special acupuncture needles at the affected area for better blood circulation. These tiny needles are targeted at specific acupuncture points that are located on meridians, energy pathways. Pain begins when the life force energy or Qí is disrupted, and an acupuncture treatment normalizes the flow of energy by balancing Qí and reducing pain and inflammation.

Acupuncture Therapy is proven to release pain for the following conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Severe headache and migraine
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Low back pain
  • Neurological pain
  • Muscle pain, stiffness and spasm
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Neuropathy pain

Here are some of the mechanisms of action by which acupuncture for pain works Acupuncture stimulates the brain to release opioids that work to relieve pain. It also works to increase the production of the happy hormone – serotonin.

Acupuncture therapy also works like natural muscle relaxant. It improves blood circulation to specific acupuncture points highly concentrated with mast cells. These mast cells release anti-inflammatory mediators that fasten the healing process. The presence of acupuncture needles creates a different sensation of relaxation and a warm feeling to distract the brain from pain signals.

Pain Manager

Maria Gorens - Practitioner of Chinese Medicine in NYC

Maria Gorens

25 years experience


  • Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York
  • Japanese Acupuncture Course with T.Koei Kuwahara in New York
  • Tung’s Acupuncture Therapeutic System with Dr. Wei-Chieh Young
  • BTB Professional School of Feng Shui in New York, three-year degree
  • Face and Body Reading Course in New York with Master Dr.Edgar Sung

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Pain Management in New York City - Testimonials

“Maria is amazing! I had sustained a foot injury which caused chronic pain and limited my physical activity, I had seen several orthopedic specialists with no improvement. After just a few visits with Maria I began to feel much better. She has also administered treatment to my young son and he felt safe and comfortable under her care as well. She listens to her patients and administers treatment with expertise and most importantly with care and compassion for the individual.”
Maura Dinardo
“Maria is more than an acupuncturist, she is a holistic healer – working not only on our physical bodies but also nourishing the underlying emotional and spiritual realms that guide our lives. With ancient Chinese medicinal techniques, acute sensitivities, and uncommon wisdom, Maria helped to heal the pain in my body in a way western medicine may fall short. Indeed, she is unique, skilled, and powerful.”
Monique Vogelsang

Pain Management At Firebird Acupuncture Office

Most times, the solution to never-ending pain starts with a consultation with a pain management specialist. Maria Gorens has more than 25 years of experience helping patients to live pain-free using natural medicine.
At Firebird Acupuncture office she offers the following:

  • One-on-one consultation with pain management specialist
  • We offer pain management therapies and counseling sessions on reducing stressful life events, a major maintaining factor to pain.
  • We individualize every patient and create specific and advanced pain management plans.
  • Combination therapies with acupuncture, massage, onnetsu therapy and moxibustion
  • Best and affordable prices for our quality pain management sessions.
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Pain Management in NYC - FAQ

Pain management in Traditional Chinese medicine is very effective and does not have side effects. It includes acupuncture, massage, Gua Sha, heat Far Infrared therapy, moxibustion, cupping.

Acupuncture treatment is an effective method for pain management in many simple and complicated health conditions and used for this purpose for centuries. Acupuncture works by stimulating specific points on the body to improve circulation, reduce inflammation, and trigger the release of endorphins and other natural painkillers. It helps in correcting imbalances in the body, promoting natural healing, and providing pain relief.

At Firebird Acupuncture, we treat a variety of pain-related conditions, including but not limited to chronic pain, back pain, neck pain, arthritis, migraines, sports injuries, and post-surgical recovery. Each treatment plan is tailored to the individual’s specific needs and conditions.

To make an appointment with Firebird Acupuncture in New York City, you can call our office directly 917 453 98 45 or fill out our “Contact Us” form on our website.

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