About Dr. Nozaki:

Dr. Nozaki earned her Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (D.A.O.M.) from Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine (ATOM) in Fort Lauderdale, FL. ATOM is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM). She also holds a Master of Science in Acupuncture (MSAc) degree from Tri-State College of Acupuncture (TSCA) in New York City. Dr. Nozaki is board certified in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology (NCCAOM). She is certified by the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM) in Clean Needle Technique. She is certified in New York State as Licensed Acupuncturist and Licensed Massage Therapist.

With her incredibly quick and dexterous method of one Japanese needle insertion technique many of Dr. Nozaki’s patients claim they experience NO PAIN during treatment. She uses PULSE DIAGNOSIS and HARA DIAGNOSIS (abdominal diagnosis) to identify the cause of imbalance in a patient's system. Pulse and Hara diagnosis are very important parts of Japanese style acupuncture. Dr. Nozaki specializes in: internal disorders, digestive problems, infertility, pain management, sports injury, asthma, allergies and stress reduction. In addition to acupuncture, Dr. Nozaki also provides Kampo (Japanese herbs) recommendations depending on condition.

Japanese acupuncture is an effective treatment for over 40 common illnesses among which are:

  • Respiratory Problems: Asthma, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders: Heartburn, gastritis, abdominal pain, irritable colon, diarrhea, constipation
  • Musculoskeletal Problems: Low back pain, shoulder pain, muscle, tendon, or joint pain, sports injuries
  • Neurological Disorders: Sciatica, chronic headache nerve injuries, chronic pain syndrom

What is the history of Japanese Acupuncture?

The type of Acupuncture that we do here in New York City at the idoCenter is Acupuncture that originated in Mainland China over 3,000 years ago. Historical records show that it was in A.D. 562 (mid-6th century) when a Chinese physician monk officially introduced acupuncture to Japan. Since then, over the past 1,500 years, Japanese acupuncturists and the acupuncturists here in NYC at the idoCenter have been constantly improving and refining the original methods of acupuncture. Our Manhattan spa, focuses on optimizing the health and longevity of our clientele through traditional herbal formulas that have been in existence for centuries. Acupuncture NYC offered here at the idoCenter will utilize the techniques and methods of ancient Japanese acupuncture to heal and rejuvenate our clients.

What is the difference between Japanese and Chinese Acupuncture in New York City?

Although Japanese and Chinese acupuncture share the same principles, Japanese needles are much finer, and the needling techniques are gentler. In the 18th century, master of acupuncture, Waichi Sugiyama, invented the guide tube technique for needle insertion. Japanese acupuncturists in New York City at the iDo Holistic Center use a metal or plastic guide tube to insert these very fine needles into the skin, making the insertion very easy and relatively painless. The guide tube technique also helps keep the needles safe and clean during each insertion. Japanese acupuncturists NYC at the iDo Holistic Center also take the pulse and diagnose each patient’s condition before the needling begins. Our Acupuncturists in New York City provide top notch care and skill when working with our clients and their individual conditions.

What is “Soft Touch” acupuncture needling technique?

Our acupuncturists in NYC use DISPOSABLE NEEDLES, this eliminates the worry of infection. Its an incredibly quick and dexterous method of the one-handed needle insertion technique, many patients claim they experience little to no pain whatsoever!!

  • Smoking Cessation

    Acupuncture therapy is a natural way to help control nicotine cravings and reduce withdrawal symptoms. Points in the ear associated with the cranial nerves are particularly effective for stimulating the nervous system to suppress cravings and engage the relaxation response.

  • Pain

    Acupuncturehas been shown to be an effective therapy for pain by helping relieve myofacial restriction and increase the flow of blood, oxygen and nutrients to affected areas. Treatment also triggers the nervous system to release endorphins and other chemicals that stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities. Acupuncture can be particularly beneficial for chronic pain while reducing the need for drugs.

    What we can treat:
    -Low back pain
    -Neck pain
    -Shoulder pain
    -Muscle, tendon or joint pain • Sports injuries

  • Infertility

    Acupuncture is a safe and supportive therapy for infertility. Functional infertility is often stress-related and is common among women who work or live in stressful environments. Acupuncture helps reduce stress by regulating the autonomic nervous system. It can also help regulate the menses, balance the endocrine system, increase blood flow to the reproductive organs and improve sperm count. In addition, studies have shown acupuncture to be an effective complement to IUF and IVF therapy.

  • Hair loss

    Hair loss can have many causes, such as stress, illness, hormonal imbalance or a combination of factors. During your first visit, one of our experienced acupuncturists will conduct a thorough evaluation to determine the contributing factors and recommend a treatment plan. Treatments are aimed at reducing stress, regulating hormonal balance, strengthening immune function and stimulating blood circulation to the scalp.

    Hair Loss
  • Digestion

    Acupuncture treatment helps improve digestive function by regulating gut motility, stomach acid production, nutrient absorption and waste elimination. It is an effective therapy for many common gastrointestinal issues, including:
    -Abdominal pain

  • Cosmetic Acupuncture

    Cosmetic acupuncture is a natural alternative to surgery and fillers. By enhancing healthy cell growth and stimulating the production of collagen in the skin, acupuncture works from the inside out to harmonize internal imbalances that contribute to aging and wrinkle formation. Benefits of facial acupuncture:
    -Improves overall skin tone and quality
    -Reduces the appearance of fines lines and deeper wrinkles
    -Decreases inflammation, puffiness and sagging skin
    -Improves blood and lymph circulation
    -Promotes a dewy, radiant appearance

    Cosmetic Acupuncture
  • Asthma, Allergies & Sinus

    Asthma, allergies, sinusitis and other respiratory issues are signs of an imbalanced immune system. While Western medicine treatments generally focus on controlling symptoms, acupuncture therapy works to strengthen overall immune function. According to acupuncture theory, blockages, excesses and deficiencies can occur in the body’s meridians and organ systems, causing low immunity and allergic responses. Acupuncture treatment helps address both symptomatic complaints as well as the underlying immune system imbalance.