Dry Needling

Our top practitioners at Integrative Family Wellness in Smithtown, NY provide top-of-the-line dry needling therapy to ease your muscular pain and release knots. Dry Needling is a modern treatment that is similar to the Traditional Chinese Medicine of acupuncture and relies on the insertion of very tiny needles on or near trigger points. 

The IFW Smithtown office is committed to helping all of our patients achieve optimal health. Through proven holistic treatment modalities like Dry Needing, we are able to help you improve your health, both mental and physical. To get started today or learn more about our service, call our Smithtown office. 

What Is Dry Needling?

When you participate in a dry needling session, your practitioner will strategically place thin filiform needles in different trigger points. It can help release myofascial trigger points to reduce neuromuscular pain and movement impairments. 

By targeting trigger points with the small needles, we are able to release any knots, helping to relieve and soothe muscles. Overall, the practice is relaxing and is often not painful. It can also be used to address a variety of problems. 

Types Of Dry Needling We Offer

We offer extensive dry needling services  in our Smithtown office including:

Intramuscular stimulation (IMS). The practitioners place the needle directly into the trigger point, which releases it. 

Superficial Dry Needling (SDN). The practitioner inserts the needle superficially into the skin, right above the trigger point. SDN triggers the reflex analgesic mechanisms of the brain or spinal cord.

Acupuncture Ear Seeds

Are you familiar with auriculotherapy? When it comes to auriculotherapy, a practitioner will apply pressure to different acupuncture points on the exterior ear that can help improve your symptoms or conditions. There are hundreds of acupuncture points in the ear that correspond to every organ, hormone or system in the body.*

Instead of using fine needles such as the ones in traditional acupuncture, ear seeds are small, stick on seeds that are applied to these acupuncture points of the ear. Ear seeds can help reduce headaches, back pain, addiction symptoms or be a complementary therapy to your weight loss plan. To learn more about this alternative therapy, schedule an initial consultation at our Smithtown office by calling 631-678-1395.

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What Are Ear Seeds

Sourced from a vaccaria plant, ear seeds are small black seeds, beads or pellets that are adhered to the ear with a piece of adhesive tape. They are then strategically placed on specific acupressure points and applied with mild pressure to stimulate the seed or pellet. This is a non-invasive therapy where ear seeds are affixed on the surface of the ear and do not puncture the skin.*

You may benefit from receiving a number of different therapies all provided during the same session at our Smithtown office.* Ear seeds are often a part of a full wellness plan that one of our Smithtown practitioners will create for you.

Benefits Of Ear Seeds

Ear seeds can help promote healing, balance of the qi and increase well-being.* This type of therapy can be beneficial for symptoms or conditions such as:

  • Addiction
  • Cravings
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Insomnia
  • Smoking Cessation
But don’t take our word for it…here are what some of
our previous clients have to say about our team!

Steve B
August 29, 2022

I went there because my wife made me to. I'm glad she did it was a very positive experience. Dr Anthony and his nursing staff are top-notch extremely friendly very thorough and actually care about your comfort. At the end of my appointment today I'm actually looking forward to my next appointment. I highly recommend this practice. Even if you had a bad experience somewhere else .....GO HERE!! Steve B

Kim Gordon
August 27, 2022

Dr. G and his entire staff are absolutely amazing! Back in May I was desperate for answers about my 15yo son who was having major pains in his foot. My son plays soccer and runs Track and he couldn’t run at all without having a pain level of 10. I had already brought him to two orthopedics, a podiatrist, a chiropractor and gotten MRIs and X-rays and nobody could give us any answers. Over 6 weeks went by and then I finally tried out acupuncture with Dr. G! During his assessment he knew immediately what was wrong with my son! He is so beyond knowledgeable and within 1 treatment my son felt a ton of relief and after 3 treatments my son was back on the track and soccer field! After 5 treatments he was completely healed with a pain level of 0! And absolutely no issues with his foot since!! My son also has hip pain that comes and goes for the last few years - we went back to Dr. G when his hip started acting up again and the miracle worker did it again! I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. G and his incredible staff to everyone!

Jason Young
August 24, 2022

I had 90% pain relief for a month after my first visit. They take great care of you and make sure that they take your concerns and help. I highly recommend this team as they are amazing and treat you like family!

jillian williams
July 13, 2022

I came to Dr. Gordon with so many issues and not much hope of getting better. Just in the short time I’ve been there, I’ve had so much less pain and more mobility in both hands and arms. He’s very knowledgeable at what he does and you can tell that he really wants to help people feel better. Every time I leave the office I feel rejuvenated and in such a good mood. Overall it’s a great place, also due to the fact that Dr. Gordon and nurse Jen are so personable and easy to talk too. They make me feel so safe and comfortable. 5 stars all around ????

Rachael Kirk
March 17, 2022

Dr. Gordon and his staff are personable, respectful and professional. Everyone goes above and beyond. The office is clean and the equipment is state of the art! It really has been a blessing coming to receive acupuncture and the other therapies offered. I have never felt better and I honestly didn’t think I ever would. But this place has given me my life back! Thank you!

Judy Castellanos
March 16, 2022

I can't say enough about Dr. Gordon and his exceptional team, the attention and care they give to each patient is amazing. I have seen Dr. Gordon for back pain, knee issue and most recently foot pain and I have to say every single time I visit the very next day I'm back to resuming my very active lifestyle. I'm so grateful and happy I found this office.

Lizette Torres
March 8, 2022
Duka Koumniotes
February 24, 2022
Estrellita Ammirati
January 19, 2022

One week ago I walked into Dr. Anthony Gordon’s office in Smithtown with chronic low back pain, bilateral hip pain, tingling along my left thigh, right knee pain and left shoulder pain. All of which was limiting my active lifestyle of going to the gym, my daily 2.5 mile walk and participation in my beloved zumba class. After one treatment I found myself standing straighter with decreased back, hip and knee pain and no tingling to my left thigh. I was also able to walk 1.5 miles pain free two days later. Now with three treatments completed I will say that each visit is bringing me closer to fully resuming my active lifestyle. I am grateful for the attention Dr. Gordon gives towards my concerns and appreciate his professionalism and expertise in the administration of various acupuncture techniques for pain relief. I highly recommend Dr. Gordon as he spends time in connecting with the patient by listening and then giving a thorough explanation of his treatment plan. I have already referred him to a friend and find myself telling everyone about the great care I have received.

Nicholas Galletta
December 29, 2021

Dr. Gordon and staff are a pleasure as soon as you enter the door. They are thorough in treatment, not rushing through the process. I am completely satisfied in results and professionalism. Highly recommend to anyone who is in pain and struggling to find an answer.

Nicholas Bozenko
September 29, 2021

I always have Neck and shoulder pain that causes headaches. After just one treatment with the laser therapy I am pain free for 6 days.

mayur joshi
July 21, 2021

Awesome Place, Acupuncture helped my Neck Pain.

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