Pulse Acupuncture

Pulse Acupuncture



Neuro-Acupuncture at Pulse Acupuncture combines traditional Chinese medicine and modern neurology. This treatment uses acupuncture points on the scalp and body to stimulate the nervous system, potentially alleviating symptoms of neurological disorders.

What is Neuro-Acupuncture in Brooklyn and how does it work?​

Neuro-Acupuncture in Brooklyn

Neuro-acupuncture or Neuropuncture at Pulse Acupuncture is a special system of acupuncture that blends neuroscience, other Western medical sciences and current evidence-based acupuncture clinical research with the classical TCM acupuncture model. It targets specific receptors for the release of neuropeptides, resets dysfunctional visceral autonomic reflexes for improved organ function and depolarizes excited overstimulated nerve roots for pain management. Neuro acupuncture works by predominantly targeting and stimulating specific neuro-tissue. Theoretical nerve physiology can be applied through methods such as auricular acupuncture and a range of conditions can be treated, ranging from cervical pain to facial pain, ear pathology, eye pathology and since that pathway influences the chest, cardiac and gastric conditions can also be treated.

How does neuro-acupuncture work?

Neuro-acupuncture works by inserting a needle into a desired acupoint where there are several different peripheral afferent fibers that can be found in the area of insertion. These are the true A-delta, A-beta, and A-gamma fibers in the skin, C-fibers and II and III muscle fibers that create this neuro-network underneath the surface. Patients may report increased sensations such as pressure, tingling, radiating, spreading, heaviness, deep ache and even traveling sensations. These different sensations are directly associated with different neural tracts, with different terminal endings producing different outcomes. Also, these tiny nerve fibers get wrapped around an acupuncture needle shaft during needle stimulation and give the practitioner the “grasped” feeling. The instant an acupuncture needle is inserted, and then stimulated, an “axon reflex” occurs throughout the meshwork of surrounding nerves. This reflex results in the stimulation of specific fibers located in the terminal network of the primary nociceptive afferent A-delta fibers and II and III muscle fibers.  At the local insertion site there can be up to 15 different neurochemicals, amino acids, cellular enzymes and red and white blood cells which produce a unique healing chemical soup. This chemical soup begins to down-regulate the pain cascade, aids in reducing inflammation, starts the healing process of local and surrounding tissues, fights infections and increases local circulation.

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The transmission of pain can be understood through 3 main neural-anatomical pathways. The first nerve order begins at the location of the actual or potential tissue injury. The pain experienced begins at the local site as a result of chemicals released transmitting information electronically to the central nervous system. Locally, there are tiny nerve endings known as nociceptors. Nociceptors innervate everything from muscle, skin, and hair to tendons and ligaments, bones and viscera and transmit information to the spinal cord. The fibers all enter the spinal cord at the substantia gelatinous region of the lateral dorsal horn. This junction is where the transmission now enters the second order neuron of the pain neuroanatomical system. This junction is essential to pain transmission but also to acupuncture’s powerful neurophysiological mechanisms. The different ways of stimulating the needle are what determine the message, which is transmitted as an electrical signal into a chemical one, then back into an electrical signal to the central nervous system.

Chronic pain is complicated by chemical dependency. Recently, there has been a focused movement by the US government to reduce the number of opioid prescriptions. Auricular Electro-Acupuncture is very effective for opioid withdrawal. It is important to address the CNS when treating chronic pain. With chronic pain, the patient’s brain molds and adapts to the stress of the pain signaling and needs to be “rewired”. This includes an integrated team approach, utilizing nutrition, mind-body training (meditation, psychology, counseling) and Neuro-acupuncture protocols that address brain health and the repair of specific neurons and neurogenic systems. Therefore, it is common to treat patients every other day for several months to correct and “rewire” their nervous systems. This involves local treatment for the initial injury site, as well as focusing treatment on brain chemistry and central nervous system pathways.

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What does neuro-acupuncture treat?

Neuroacupuncture therapy treats: 

  • Pain (acute and chronic)
  • Addictions (chemical dependency)
  • Hypertension
  • Immune support
  • Infertility
  • Migraine
  • Tinnitus/hearing loss
  • Parkinson
  • Digestion/Constipation
  • Loss of Taste/Smell
  • Diabetes Mellitus type 2
  • Diabetic Neuropathy 
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Dental Analgesia
  • Energy/fatigue 
  • Bone Pain/Arthritis 

The benefits of Neuro-Acupuncture

The benefits of neurological acupuncture include:

  1. Reduce inflammation and begin repair of soft tissues, vs. strengthening soft tissues
  2. Targeting specific receptors for specific neuropeptide release
  3. Interrupt visceral dysfunctional autonomic reflexes
  4. Depolarize specific nerve pathways
  5. Ensures maximum release of endorphins for systemic pain relief
The benefits of Neuro-Acupuncture

Neuro-Acupuncture in Brooklyn, NY

Neuro-Acupuncture in Clifton

At Pulse Acupuncture we use modern acupuncture protocols designed by the Neuropuncture Program that was developed through years of scientific research and study of scalp acupuncture systems, auricular systems, e-stim medical devices. Marina Doktorman combines these modern techniques to assess and successfully treat various conditions.

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.

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Prices for Brooklyn

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


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


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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:


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Neuro-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

Neuro-Acupuncture - FAQ

Neuro-acupuncture is a blend of traditional acupuncture techniques and neuroscience. It involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points in the scalp that are believed to correspond to different parts of the brain or nervous system. The theory behind this approach is that the needles can stimulate neural activity in these areas, modulating the function of certain neural pathways, thereby helping to alleviate symptoms related to various neurological conditions. The practitioner may also employ electrical stimulation to the needles to enhance the effect.
The number of neuro-acupuncture sessions needed can vary widely depending on the individual’s specific condition, its severity, and their response to treatment. In general, however, patients might start noticing improvements after 5 to 10 sessions. For chronic or more severe conditions, a course of treatment could include 15-20 sessions or more. Regular reassessments will be made by the practitioner to monitor progress and adjust the treatment plan as necessary. It’s important to note that every patient is unique, and therefore treatment plans are highly individualized.
Neuro-acupuncture can provide a wide range of benefits, especially for those suffering from neurological and neuromuscular disorders. It has been reported to help reduce pain, improve mobility, enhance mood, reduce spasms, and improve overall quality of life. Specific conditions it can potentially treat include stroke, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, neuropathy, and certain types of seizures. Moreover, as a non-pharmacological intervention, it provides a treatment option that can be used alongside conventional therapies, often with fewer side effects. As with any treatment, results can vary, and it’s important to discuss potential benefits and risks with a qualified healthcare provider.

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