Pulse Acupuncture

Pulse Acupuncture


Acupuncture in Brooklyn, NYC

Acupuncture therapy at Pulse Acupuncture Practice, at Brooklyn, NY

What Is Acupunсture?

What Is Acupunсture?

Acupuncture definition is based on a holistic medical treatment which has evolved into an effective system for whole health and wellness. Alongside techniques like aromatherapy, acupuncture at Pulse Acupuncture promotes natural healing through the insertion of tiny needles that activate Qi energy throughout the body. This helps achieve balance within both the body and mind. The basis of all traditional Chinese acupuncture is energy. This energy is the force that engulfs every cell. All our cells and tissues conduct and transfer energy through protein molecules, giving us life. This energetic source flows throughout every aspect of our body, invigorating our organs and powering the processes that link them as well. This electromagnetic force directs every chemical and hormonal release.

In the human body, Qi manifests in several different ways. Qi is a kind of bioelectrical force that flows throughout the body, carried by an extensive network of 14 channels called “meridians”. These meridians are invisible to the naked eye, yet they have been mapped out over the course of thousands of years of observation and experimentation by TCM acupuncture physicians. As electrical energy flows from one place to the other, it encounters resistance that builds up from the channels it’s flowing through. When a metal needle which is an excellent conductor of electricity, inserted into an acupuncture point, a resistance is decreased promoting the flow of energy along that meridian. Since the meridian connects a whole series of tissues and organs, an acupuncture point on the leg or arm can regulate the energy through different organs. The meridian pathway flows to provide nourishment to every cell, organ, gland, muscle and tissue in the body. TCM acupuncture is painless, utilizing thin, hair-like needles that are placed at strategic energetic points to activate natural, self-healing abilities of the body. Acupuncture points along the affected meridians will correct the normal flow of Qi and will restore your health and balance.

Features of acupuncture at Pulse Acupuncture Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NYC

Acupuncture therapy promotes natural healing through insertion of tiny needles that activate Qi energy throughout the body to help achieve balance within the body and mind. During the initial examination, a full health history is taken by Marina Doktorman, a licensed acupuncturist. There will be many questions asked about the symptoms, digestion, lifestyle, and sleep. Everything is important, so be ready for detailed questions and lengthy intake. Marina Doktorman at Pulse Acupuncture clinic in Brooklyn, NYC will examine face, take pulse and tongue diagnosis. Obtaining this information enables us to effectively diagnose and detect any specific imbalances of Qi that affect  a person’s health ailments. A well-structured treatment plan can be then created. 

Features of acupuncture in Brooklyn

There are various types of acupuncture  offered at the Brooklyn, NYC and NJ centers: Esoteric Acupuncture, Electro-Stimulation Acupuncture, Balance Method Acupuncture, TCM Acupuncture, Auricular Acupuncture, Sports Medicine Acupuncture, New Yamamoto Scalp Acupuncture, Neuro-acupuncture, Fascial Acupuncture.

Acupuncture services at Pulse Acupuncture in Brooklyn, New York blend other techniques within the treatment which include Cupping therapy (Fire Cupping) and Hijama (Wet Cupping), Onnetsu Therapy of infrared light, Fir (far red), Celluma Red Light Therapy, Tui-Na Massage, Gua-Sha and Moxibustion.

What types of acupuncture do we offer?

Esoteric Acupuncture

One of the few techniques that differs from traditional approaches as it highlights the importance of well-being, not just the elimination of disease, and focuses on awakening and refining the inner spiritual higher self. This gentle form of acupuncture is designed solely for well-being and aims to balance and harmonize the chakras, ultimately increasing one’s level of consciousness.

Sports & Orthopedic Acupuncture in NY

Sports & Orthopedic Acupuncture

This type of acupuncture is a specialized form of treatment aimed at relieving pain and improving athletes’ performance. This ancient Chinese practice involves the strategic placement of tiny needles at specific points on the body to affect injuries, reduce inflammation, and promote faster healing.

Cosmetic Acupuncture in NY

Cosmetic Acupuncture

Facial acupuncture is an age-old technique that has been gaining popularity once again in recent times. This technique involves using tiny needles to stimulate certain points on the face, neck, and head, which balance the flow of energy and promote healing in the body.

Neuro-Acupuncture in NY


Neuro acupuncture is a life-changing treatment that uses the power of acupuncture to heal the body and mind. This ancient form of therapy has been used for thousands of years, and is more effective now than ever in addressing a range of neurological conditions like migraines, anxiety and depression.

Acu-Nova in NY

Acu-Nova (Vision & Eyes conditions)

It is a holistic healing practice that has gained popularity for its effective treatment of various health conditions, including eye-related ailments. Acu-Nova employs a combination of traditional acupuncture techniques and modern technology to stimulate specific points on the body that relate to the eyes, resulting in improved vision and eye health.

Auricular Acupuncture in NY

Auricular Acupuncture

Ear acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine that involves stimulating certain points on the ear with small needles. The idea behind auricular acupuncture is that the ear is a microsystem of the entire body, and by stimulating certain points on the ear, doctors can treat various physical and emotional conditions.

Trigger points and Motor points release

Trigger points and Motor points release

Trigger point and motor point release techniques are effective ways to reduce muscle tension and pain. Releasing these points with targeted pressure helps loosen muscle fibers and promotes blood flow to the painful area, resulting in decreased pain and increased range of motion.

Benefits and Risks of Acupuncture

Acupuncture Benefits:

  1. Acupuncture will improve immune function due to its ability to fight off pathogens. 
  2. Can help clients with long Covid19 symptoms. Special protocol will restore sense of smell and taste. 
  3. It is effective for allergy sufferers. It requires one needle insertion on the right ear and allergies to mold, dust and pets get resolved after one treatment. 
  4. Effective for smoking cessation or chemical dependency. It helps to stop nicotine cravings and other symptoms of withdrawal such as agitation and irritability. It helps to repair lung tissue and aids in detoxification of the body.  
  5. Effective drug-free treatment in pain management.
  6. Increases chances of pregnancy by 60%.
  7. It is the most effective treatment for Anxiety, Depression and Panic attacks.
  8. Enhances energy and stamina.
  9. Helps digestion, aids in weight loss and speeds up metabolism.

Risks of Acupuncture:

Common acupuncture side effects include bleeding at the insertion sites and bruising. Patients may experience dizziness and nausea during the treatment or one day after the treatment. This usually happens if a client has had acupuncture on an empty stomach. Therefore, it is recommended that clients have a light snack before the treatment. Although these side-effects are possible, they happen rarely.

What conditions can you treat with Acupuncture at Pulse Acupuncture in New York?

The World Health Organization currently lists a variety of diseases, symptoms of diseases, or conditions that benefit through treatment from acupuncture. These include:

Pain management

Digestive Symptoms

Women/Men Health

  • Hormonal imbalance
  • PCOS
  • UTIs
  • Frequent urination
  • PMS
  • Infertility
  • Erectile Dysfunction

Pregnancy Support

  • Miscarriage prevention
  • Nausea
  • Baby health


  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma Healing
  • Insomnia



  • Acne
  • Eczema
  • Dermatitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Lichen Sclerosis
  • Herpes


  • Cancer support
  • Weight loss
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Detox
  • Tinnitus
  • Long Covid 19 symptoms
Marina Doktorman
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About the Practitioner

Marina Doktorman was born in Ukraine and immigrated to United States at the age of 15. She received her B.A. degree in Psychology from Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY in 1997. Marina Doktorman, L.Ac, Dipl.Ac., is a nationally board certified acupuncturist since 2001 and licensed in NY and NJ states. She first worked in NYC in a multi-specialty clinic before establishing her private practice in 2005, in Clifton, NJ.

Other Services

Pulse Acupuncture in New York City

At Pulse Acupuncture we are focused on providing the most comfortable pain-free experience for optimal health: wellness as well as more complex conditions. The treatment will be customized based on TCM diagnosis of pulse and tongue evaluations, face readings, ear evaluation for diagnostic purposes, visual assessment of body’s posture, gait and range of motion evaluation. We also use computer diagnostics such as AcuGraph to determine organ/channel imbalances. Clients receive detailed questionnaires on diet and lifestyle. We provide each client with diagnosis, treatment modalities to be used, herbal and supplement recommendations. Each room at two locations is designed to feel relaxed and comfortable during the treatment. We created a healing environment where everything is considered: from comfortable treatment tables, linens, pillows, heat lamps, heat packs, to gentle technique of painless acupuncture insertion. The purpose of the treatment is to have a unique experience of healing modalities in a safe, clean and soothing environment. The goal of each treatment is to provide the most effective, drug-free relief in pain, stress alleviation, detox and balance.

All acupuncture needles in the practice of Pulse Acupuncture are sterile, non-toxic and for single use only. Acupuncture needles are metallic, solid, and hair-thin. People experience acupuncture differently, but most feel no or minimal pain as the needles are inserted. Some people feel energized by treatment, while others feel relaxed.

Price List

Prices for Brooklyn

First visit acupuncture treatment
(includes evaluation, cupping, onnetsu therapy, massage):


Follow-up acupuncture visit (includes cupping, onnetsu therapy, massage)


Package of 5 visits:



Package of 10 visits:



Package of 20 visits:





Cupping (without acupuncture)


Onnetsu Therapy (without acupuncture) 15 min:


Cosmetic Acupuncture:

First visit: evaluation, acupuncture, serum, moisturizing
cream, gua-sha fascial massage, Celluma Red Light Therapy:


Follow-Up visits:


Herbal Consultation:


We accept:

Acupuncture Testimonials in Brooklyn

Kazue AnanKazue Anan
23:22 05 Oct 23
Elena SolntsevaElena Solntseva
21:26 05 Oct 23
To understand what I'm talking about, you have to try it for yourself.After 10 minutes of the procedure, you get into a different reality. Marina is knowledgeable, answers all the questions. After the procedure, the skin of the face glows, the body becomes lighter by a couple of pounds. I've been looking for such a procedure and state of mind for a long time.
02:39 23 Sep 23
Pulse Acupuncture is exactly what I’ve been looking for to treat my migraines! Marina is knowledgeable, professional, asks probing questions and does fire cupping! She also has a very serene and clean office that makes me feel so relaxed and I never feel rushed during my sessions. Marina is truly incredible - her treatments help me mitigate migraines and I highly recommend her for any acupuncture/holistic health needs!! (I’ve tried other practitioners in the area and none have compared to Marina’s experience and professionalism.)
Irina KozinaIrina Kozina
13:59 10 Sep 23
I used acupuncture for low back and SI joint pain. I have a chronic condition. After the 1st treatment pain reduced by 75%. I am very happy with the results. I'm coming back. Thank you!
Michael SchimleyMichael Schimley
16:26 23 Aug 23
I found Marina while I was experiencing horrible lower back pain and her treatments got me back to my normal self quickly. Her office is beautiful, clean and welcoming. I will be going back regularly for routine maintenance and stress relief.
Sophia FSophia F
08:41 03 Aug 23
Very happy that my friend recommended Pulse Acupuncture Williamsburg Brooklyn to me! Marina Doktorman is such a professional acupuncturist! It was my first time trying acupuncture and I fell in love with it, I felt younger and lighter after my acupuncture session! I recommend to everyone!!!
Helen ShinHelen Shin
21:24 01 Aug 23
Marina healed me with the best acupuncture in Williamsburg. My shoulders and traps was intensely in pain to the point it gave me a headache but Pulse Acupuncture relieved my pain. Marina's technique is so effective and relaxing. The space is also beautiful and luxurious and you can also get a massage with Maria who's also AMAZING. I highly recommend Pulse Acupuncture in Williamsburg 🙂
Ellen LeybengrubEllen Leybengrub
02:24 28 Jul 23
Marina Doktorman is very knowledgeable, skilled, and caring, with many years of experience. Excellent location. Beautiful brand new office.
Felix LanFelix Lan
21:48 25 Jul 23
Super pleased with my first appointment. Marina is very kind, knowledgeable and professional. Highly recommend.
Amanda PagulAmanda Pagul
23:30 17 Jul 23
Evgenia VlasovaEvgenia Vlasova
23:32 29 Jun 23
When I first came to Marina, I felt constant pressure in my lower back, tension in my upper back and lack of energy. During the first session I could literally feel something shifting inside in those areas she was working on. Her touch was so gentle that I didn’t even feel the needles go in. The time stopped, I was relaxed, calm and peaceful. Besides acupuncture I had some cupping done as well. The cups relieved a great deal of pressure from my upper and lower back. After the session I immediately felt the effect. Have my next session scheduled for next week. I would definitely recommend Marina to those seeking holistic ways to deal with muscle, spine, and pain issues. She is a miracle worker!
Taisiya PokrovskayaTaisiya Pokrovskaya
21:00 13 Jun 23
I felt relief after the first session with Marina Doktorman. Marina is a caring practitioner that establishes a connection with her clients and always ensures a comfortable environment. After doing acupuncture, heat therapy, and cupping with her, I felt instant relief and relaxation. In addition, Marina’s treatment helped me feel relief from neck and back pain, as well as to feel grounded and connected to my body. I would highly recommend Marina to anyone.
Alex livsonAlex livson
18:49 06 Jun 23
Excellent service, very knowledgeable and professional. They helped me a lot. Strongly recommend. Went to other offices, but this one is truly the best!
maya grablermaya grabler
23:28 04 Jun 23
I’m getting acupuncture for allergies and impressed by the results! I’m no longer congested, no teary eyes. It’s just incredible! Im used to getting allergy shots before. No more. It’s unbelievable! The treatment is relaxing and very effective! My headaches are gone too! I really recommend Marina Doktorman at Pulse Acupuncture!
Leon RavLeon Rav
16:25 15 Apr 23
I’ve had great acupuncture experience at Pulse Acupuncture. Marina was able to fix my neck strain in just one treatment. It was not painful and actually very relaxing. Cupping and massage followed after acupuncture session. This was the most relief I’ve had in a long time. Loved the healing vibe of this beautiful studio.
The -W-omenThe -W-omen
01:06 07 Apr 23
I recently visited Pulse Acupuncture to seek relief for my lower back pain, and I am thrilled with the results I achieved through Marina's skillful treatment. After just a few sessions, I noticed a significant improvement in my pain levels and overall mobility.I am beyond grateful to Marina, because after trying so many things, I almost lost hope. highly recommend Pulse Acupuncture and Marina for anyone seeking relief from pain or other health concerns.
Mark PlesserMark Plesser
00:58 07 Apr 23
I have been visiting Pulse Acupuncture for several months now, and I have consistently received excellent service from Marina. Her expertise in acupuncture and holistic healing is unmatched, and she always takes the time to listen to my concerns and provide personalized recommendations.The acupuncture sessions themselves are incredibly relaxing and therapeutic. Marina's gentle touch and precise needle placement always leave me feeling calm and rejuvenated. She also incorporates other techniques, such as cupping, which have been very beneficial for my overall health and wellbeing.In addition to her skill as an acupuncturist, Marina is also a wonderful person to work with. She is warm, friendly, and genuinely cares about her clients' wellbeing. I always leave our sessions feeling refreshed and uplifted, both physically and mentally.Overall, I highly recommend Pulse Acupuncture and Marina for anyone looking for high-quality acupuncture and personalized care. Thank you, Marina, for your exceptional service and dedication to helping others achieve optimal health!
Miha haMiha ha
18:35 27 Mar 23

Pulse Acupuncture - FAQ

Acupuncture is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and to improve functioning. This is done by inserting needles and stimulating the specific points. Traditional acupuncture is a heeling art and science which teaches how to see the entire human being in body minded spirit, how to recognize the process of health and illness and how to go about the restoration of lost health in an individual.
According to Oriental Medical theory, the body has 12 meridians through which energy or Qi flows. Excess, deficient or obstructed Qi causes pain and dysfunction. The meridians can be influenced by needling acupuncture points. Acupuncture unblocks the obstruction and reestablishes the regular flow through meridians. Acupuncture treatments can therefore help the internal organs to correct imbalances in their digestion, absorption and energy flow through meridians. The improved energy and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture results in stimulating the body’s natural healing abilities, and in promoting physical and emotional well-being.
The World Health Organization has confirmed that acupuncture is effective for treating the following: Musculoskeletal disorder, nervous system
  • Lower back pain and sciatica, hip and joint disorders
  • Frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, knee pain, sprains and strains
  • Osteoarthritis, numbness of fingers
  • Headaches, migraines
  • Partial weakness after stroke, inflammation of nerve endings
Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Digestive track problems, hiccups
  • Diarrhea, constipation
Cardiovascular disorders
  • Heart problems
  • High blood pressure
Gynecological and urological disorders
  • PMS, irregular menstruation
  • Premenstrual cramps
  • Infertility
  • Incontinence
Respiratory disorders
  • Asthma
  • Common cold and cough
  • Allergies
Acupuncture can also help treat stress, depression, chronic fatigue and insomnia. Cosmetic acupuncture stimulates facial muscles and decreases appearance of wrinkles, promotes blood circulation, restores collagen, and improves facial complexion and vitality.
That depends upon the nature of the problem, the location of the points selected, patient’s size, age, constitution. Usually needles are inserted from ¼ to 1 inch in depth.
Generally, it is a safe and painless procedure. When the correct stimulus has been obtained, the patients should feel some tingling, heaviness, warming sensation either around the needle or traveling up or down the affected meridian, or energy pathway.

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