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Acupuncture for Knee Pain

Acupuncture for Knee Pain

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What Causes Knee Pain?

Knee pain can be caused by a variety of factors. Common causes for knee pain include injuries such as ligament tears, meniscus tears, and fractures, often resulting from sports or accidents. Overuse injuries like tendinitis and bursitis occur due to repetitive stress on the knee joint. Arthritis is another major cause, with osteoarthritis being the most common form, where the cartilage in the knee wears down over time. Rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune condition, can also lead to knee pain. Infections in the joint, known as septic arthritis, and gout, which involves the buildup of uric acid crystals, can cause acute pain. Additionally, patellar tendinitis, affecting the tendon connecting the kneecap to the shinbone, and iliotibial band syndrome, common in runners, can create knee discomfort.

acupuncture knee pain

Types of Knee Pain

Here are some common types of knee pain:

  • Acute Pain. Sudden and severe, typically due to injuries like ligament tears or fractures.
  • Chronic Pain. Persistent pain lasting more than three months, typically from conditions like arthritis or long-term injuries.
  • Sharp Pain. Intense and stabbing, often felt with specific movements, common in conditions like meniscus tears.
  • Dull Ache. A constant, less intense pain, usually associated with arthritis or overuse injuries.
  • Burning Pain. A burning sensation around the knee, possibly from nerve irritation or inflammation.
  • Swelling and Stiffness. Frequently accompanies pain, indicating inflammation or fluid buildup within the joint.
  • Locking or Catching Sensation. When the knee feels like it’s catching or locking up, commonly due to meniscus tears or loose cartilage.

Understanding the type of knee pain can help in determining the appropriate treatment for knee pain.

Can Acupuncture Help Knee Pain?

Acupuncture can help ease knee pain, including pain caused by osteoarthritis. Acupuncture for knee pain involves inserting thin needles into specific knee acupuncture points to stimulate the body’s natural healing processes. These acupuncture points for knee pain are strategically selected to reduce inflammation, help blood circulation, and relieve pain.

Studies have shown that acupuncture for osteoarthritis of the knee can reduce pain and improve joint function. This method helps decrease the discomfort associated with knee arthritis by targeting points that influence the knee’s condition, providing a holistic approach to pain management.

Patients receiving acupuncture for knee arthritis often experience reduced swelling, better mobility, and improved quality of life. The treatment is generally considered safe and can be used alongside other therapies for better results. If you’re struggling with knee pain, especially due to arthritis, consulting a licensed acupuncturist could offer you a natural and effective relief option.

If you are worried about knee pain, make an appointment with us!

Benefits of Acupuncture for Knee Pain

is acupuncture good for knee pain

Acupuncture offers several benefits for knee pain, making it a popular alternative treatment. By targeting specific points, acupuncture for tendonitis can reduce inflammation and promote healing in the tendons, providing significant knee pain relief. For those suffering from arthritis, especially osteoarthritis, acupuncture can be particularly effective.

Acupuncture for arthritis in knee helps to reduce pain and improve joint function by stimulating knee acupuncture points that enhance blood circulation and reduce inflammation. This method can ease stiffness and swelling, making daily activities easier and less painful.

Even more, regular acupuncture sessions can lead to long-term knee pain relief by helping and stimulating the body’s natural healing processes and reducing the need for pain medications. Many patients report improved mobility and a better quality of life after adding acupuncture into their treatment plan.

Treating Knee Pain with Acupuncture in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and Clifton, NJ

Choosing Pulse Acupuncture for treating knee pain is a very good choice for residents of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and Clifton, NJ. Our acupuncture clinic provides care to each individual’s needs. Our experienced practitioner uses special acupuncture techniques to address specific knee pain issues, such as tendonitis and arthritis.

At Pulse Acupuncture, our approach combines traditional acupuncture with modern therapies. We offer red light therapy for knee pain, which enhances the benefits of acupuncture by reducing inflammation and promoting tissue repair. This combination can lead to faster and more effective pain relief. Additionally, we add Chinese herbs for knee pain into our treatment plans. These herbs can help reduce pain and inflammation, supporting the body’s natural healing processes.

acupuncture therapy for knee pain

By choosing us, you benefit from a well-rounded and unique approach to knee pain management, delivering optimal results and improved quality of life. Our commitment to care makes us a top choice for those seeking effective knee pain relief.

  • Marina Doktorman

    Marina Doktorman, M.S., L.Ac., is an experienced acupuncturist who obtained her Masters of Acupuncture from the Tri-State College of Acupuncture in New York City in 2001. During her studies, she focused on Chinese Herbology, a branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that utilizes herbs to complement acupuncture treatments. Marina is licensed in both New York (NY) and New Jersey (NJ) and holds a Diplomate of Acupuncture from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), indicating her expertise in the field.

Why Pulse Acupuncture?

Experience

Marina Doktorman, L.Ac. has over 20 years of clinical experience.

RELAXATION

At Pulse Acupuncture, we aim to cultivate a spa-like environment. 

Comfort

All of our needles are of the highest quality for painless insertion. 

Patient Reviews in Brooklyn

Lindsay AndrettaLindsay Andretta
19:27 16 May 24
Nancy SuperNancy Super
23:33 19 Jan 24
Dr. Marina Doktorman is sweet and amazing at what she does. I feel very comfortable with her and her practice is very clean and spa-like. I’ve been coming weekly for a month and noticed changes in my wellbeing. Using acupuncture she’s able to regulate my hormones, unblock my chakras, and overall improve my wellbeing. I love it and will continue weekly or biweekly treatments as long as my insurance is covered. I highly recommend her to anyone who is new to it or interested in acupuncture treatment. It’s very calming and relaxing!
Amanda ThurstonAmanda Thurston
15:41 10 Jan 24
Marina is the best acupuncturist I’ve been to. Expect a full service experience that changes with your needs whether you express them or aren’t sure what you need that day. (Marina is super intuitive and adjusts treatment accordingly!) Highly recommend going here, you’ll feel better mentally and physically as soon as you’re walking out!
Jen JefferiesJen Jefferies
15:46 04 Jan 24
Highly recommend! I have been to quite a few acupuncturists over the years and Pulse is by far my favorite and the most attentive. It is a full service of treating my back, front body and cupping (it does not feel rushed). I suffer from chronic neck pain from an old injury and go for postpartum symptoms relief. I always feel better after leaving. The office is beautiful and calming as well.
Marina relieved my back pain after just a couple of visits. I had been suffering for months and her method of treatments proved to be successful. As a doctor myself I can say that she has great bedside manner as well.
Gloria AlpGloria Alp
17:42 23 Dec 23
Great place to be! Amazing experience!
Noemie AudibertNoemie Audibert
16:16 07 Dec 23
Marina is a great acupuncturist. She is very gentle, professional and caring. I’ve been seeing her on a weekly basis for over a month now to deal with severe fatigue and stress, and in no time the sessions have taken effect. I feel more centered, calm and filled of positive energy. I no longer suffer from insomnia, dizziness or intense anxiety. The practice where she receive appointments in Williamsburg is very nice, clean and comfortable that makes sessions very pleasant and relaxing. I’m very grateful to Marina for her care. Finally, she is very flexible for appointments and can even see a patient in the evening which is very convenient. I highly recommend her.
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.
ElanaElana
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
Lindsay AndrettaLindsay Andretta
19:27 16 May 24
Nancy SuperNancy Super
23:33 19 Jan 24
Dr. Marina Doktorman is sweet and amazing at what she does. I feel very comfortable with her and her practice is very clean and spa-like. I’ve been coming weekly for a month and noticed changes in my wellbeing. Using acupuncture she’s able to regulate my hormones, unblock my chakras, and overall improve my wellbeing. I love it and will continue weekly or biweekly treatments as long as my insurance is covered. I highly recommend her to anyone who is new to it or interested in acupuncture treatment. It’s very calming and relaxing!
Amanda ThurstonAmanda Thurston
15:41 10 Jan 24
Marina is the best acupuncturist I’ve been to. Expect a full service experience that changes with your needs whether you express them or aren’t sure what you need that day. (Marina is super intuitive and adjusts treatment accordingly!) Highly recommend going here, you’ll feel better mentally and physically as soon as you’re walking out!
Jen JefferiesJen Jefferies
15:46 04 Jan 24
Highly recommend! I have been to quite a few acupuncturists over the years and Pulse is by far my favorite and the most attentive. It is a full service of treating my back, front body and cupping (it does not feel rushed). I suffer from chronic neck pain from an old injury and go for postpartum symptoms relief. I always feel better after leaving. The office is beautiful and calming as well.
Marina relieved my back pain after just a couple of visits. I had been suffering for months and her method of treatments proved to be successful. As a doctor myself I can say that she has great bedside manner as well.
Gloria AlpGloria Alp
17:42 23 Dec 23
Great place to be! Amazing experience!
Noemie AudibertNoemie Audibert
16:16 07 Dec 23
Marina is a great acupuncturist. She is very gentle, professional and caring. I’ve been seeing her on a weekly basis for over a month now to deal with severe fatigue and stress, and in no time the sessions have taken effect. I feel more centered, calm and filled of positive energy. I no longer suffer from insomnia, dizziness or intense anxiety. The practice where she receive appointments in Williamsburg is very nice, clean and comfortable that makes sessions very pleasant and relaxing. I’m very grateful to Marina for her care. Finally, she is very flexible for appointments and can even see a patient in the evening which is very convenient. I highly recommend her.
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.
ElanaElana
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
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Acupuncture for Knee Pain - FAQ

Acupuncture is believed to work by stimulating the body’s natural healing processes and promoting the release of endorphins, which are natural pain-relieving chemicals. By targeting specific acupuncture points related to the knee and surrounding areas, it can help reduce inflammation, improve blood flow, and alleviate pain.

While individual experiences may vary, research suggests that acupuncture can be effective in relieving knee pain, both acute and chronic. Many people report significant improvements in pain levels, mobility, and overall function after acupuncture treatment.

Acupuncture can be beneficial for various knee-related conditions, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, tendonitis, bursitis, meniscus tears, and ligament injuries. It can also help manage pain and discomfort following knee surgery or injury.

When performed by a licensed and experienced acupuncture practitioner, acupuncture is generally considered safe. However, it’s essential to discuss your tinnitus and overall health history with the acupuncturist before starting any treatment to ensure it is safe and suitable for your specific condition.

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Acupuncture therapy at Pulse Acupuncture Practice, at Clifton, NJ and Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NYC offers unique combination of various cupuncture types for healing on all levels: emotional, spiritual and physical by integrating ancient wisdom of energy healing with modern acupuncture techniques. 

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