Yuly Fridman, L.Ac
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I am a licensed acupuncturist in New York State, and I’ve been treating people for over 20 years. In 1998 after graduation from college with degree in physical therapy I started to work in outpatient physical therapy clinics providing post surgical rehabilitation and treating orthopedic and neuromuscular conditions including chronic pain and stroke.
Some conditions respond well to physical therapy, but many do not. Physical therapy works well with acute pain/post-surgical recovery. However, my experience is that it can't do much for chronic pain. After years of working and dealing with those conditions I realized there must be alternatives to effectively relieve chronic pain. That’s what led me to become an acupuncturist.
I first heard of acupuncture from my friend who saw tremendous results with treatment of his chronic problems. Hearing his story caught my interest and after deliberate research I decided to learn this amazing therapy. After graduation from Tri-State College of Acupuncture in 2004 I had continued to work in a rehabilitation clinic combining acupuncture and physical therapy. The results I had seen were incredible. Acupuncture is not just masking the symptoms like physical therapy modalities and medications, but accesses the body’s inner ability to heal itself.
I have studied Traditional Chinese Medicine and Japanese Acupuncture, but my preferred style of acupuncture is Balance Method which utilizes mostly "distal" acupuncture points. The Balance Method is amazing at targeting musculoskeletal pain that has no apparent cause, and would otherwise persist for years. It is also extremely effective in treatment of other health problems and disorders: gynecological, gastrointestinal, neurological, respiratory… you name it.
To this day I am still amazed by the power of those tiny needles to heal.