Acupuncture Specialist

North Shore Rehabilitation Associates

Physical Rehabilitation located in Great Neck, NY

Sometimes it can be hard to argue with a treatment method that’s been in use, with great success, for thousands of years like acupuncture has. At North Shore Rehab Associates, the team of specialists, led by Alex Roit, DC, believes in a holistic approach to treating their Great Neck, New York, patients, an approach that includes combining Eastern and Western medicine. If you’d like to explore how acupuncture can help you, call or request an appointment using the online scheduler.

Acupuncture Q & A

North Shore Rehabilitation Associates

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture hails from Chinese medicine and has been in practice for thousands of years. The premise behind acupuncture is that all of the functions in your body rely on the proper flow of energy, or life force (also called “chi”). This energy flows along pathways known as meridians, which crisscross your body and are all interconnected in some way. Western medicine explains this science by positing that acupuncture stimulates your nerves, muscles, and soft tissue and releases natural painkillers into your system.

With acupuncture, the practitioner inserts tiny needles along your meridians at certain points to free up your natural healing resources and life force.

What can acupuncture treat?

Dr. Roit and his team use acupuncture to treat a host of different conditions, including:

  • Back pain
  • Tennis elbow
  • Knee pain
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Anxiety
  • Sports injuries
  • Migraines
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arthritis


Many patients who suffer from chronic pain (any pain that’s felt daily for at least three months) have found relief with acupuncture, as it not only addresses the physical discomfort, but also the anxiety that often comes with incessant pain.

Is acupuncture safe?

While inserting needles into your skin may sound painful, in point of fact, acupuncture isn’t usually painful because the needles are very small and the expert acupuncturists at North Shore Rehab Associates have considerable experience using this technique. With a thorough knowledge of how your body works, your acupuncturist first sits down with you to review your problem and then comes up with an appropriate treatment plan.

Each session usually lasts less than 30 minutes, and the effects are both immediate and cumulative.

The acupuncture at North Shore Rehab Associates is often used in conjunction with other treatment modalities, which is part of the practice’s multidisciplinary approach. In order to treat your medical issue, Dr. Roit may use acupuncture alongside other treatments, including:

  • Chiropractic services
  • Cold laser therapy
  • Physical therapy


The main goals of acupuncture are to relieve your pain and free up your body’s own natural healing resources, which means this respite allows you crucial time to tackle the underlying problem using these other therapies.

To find out whether acupuncture may help your medical issue, call North Shore Rehab Associates or use the online scheduling tool to book an appointment.