What is Acupuncture・・・?

Acupuncture is a treatment method where sterile, disposable, very fine needles are inserted into specific points on the body. These points are  located along areas of the body called meridians and these meridians then correspond to a Chinese system of organs. What gives life to these various aspects is Qi and Blood. Qi is considered the underlying force, the spark to all life.

Acupuncture is part of an ancient medical system, but if we look at it through the lens of modern medical science, these points, meridians and organs correspond to the fascial connections of the body, the physiologic function of organs.The Qi and Blood that flow through this system in other words are the electrical impulses through the nerves and a combination of the actual fluid of blood but more importantly the nutritional, functional value of blood.


Ultimately, in acupuncture, we look at the patient and the body as a whole, recognizing the connection of structure, function and movement.


About YH Acupuncture


Yuuki Hirano is the proud owner of Dou Yoga. He is a New York State Licensed Acupuncturist and certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He received his Master of Science from Tri-State College of Acupuncture which has given him the resources to practice three different styles of acupuncture; Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture Physical Medicine, (developed by the school’s founder Mark Seem) and a Japanese style of acupuncture taught by master practitioner Kiiko Matsumoto. Yuuki integrates all three styles into his approach, but focuses mainly on the Japanese style of acupuncture for its gentle style of needling and proven clinical success.