Chronic Sinusitis

While “life changing” may seem dramatic for my acupuncture results, I had 2 doctors pump my sinuses full of steroids and then suggest surgery. After 10 sessions of acupuncture, I was breathing easily with no nasal inhalants for the first time in several years. Since then, I have a quarterly re-boot to keep my system in order, and I’ve have no sinus problems. Previously, I was not a believer of this type of treatment but the possibility of surgery made me reconsider, and the results have been truly amazing.

– Norman, Financial Adviser, NYC

World-Class Athlete with Hip Pain

Having an injury as a college Division-1 and nationally-ranked athlete is miserable. I had exceeded all other options and felt as though nothing was going to help. The pain was unbearable which is why it is a blessing to have met Michael. He is very professional and listened to everything about the injury. I felt as though he really understood and I trusted him. His acupuncture and bodywork is the only thing that helped my hip and back pain. I was able to compete and be at top performance. I went back to him for a shoulder injury too. I will always go to him if I need anything. He is great! I am definitely a believer in acupuncture and his work! It is seriously the only thing that helped me. Thank you, Michael!

– Jessica, Division-1 & Nationally-Ranked Swimmer, Montréal, QC Canada

Healthy Lifestyle Changes

To say the Michael helped me change my life is an understatement. For years I had been on the modern American medical treadmill, taking cycle after cycle of antibiotics for a “tough” case of tonsillitis that none of my doctors could “cure.” After several years of this, the last option given to me was to have my tonsils removed. For some reason, my instincts told me that I should keep them. I was disillusioned with the medical establishment’s “5 minutes” of time with me and I set out to find an alternative. (more…)

Dancer’s Foot Surgery

I am a dancer who had surgery on both feet, and Michael helped bring ease of motion and grounding back into my toes. He offers a truly healing experience with his knowledge of acupuncture, herbs, and sports massage/joint mobilization techniques. His friendly, approachable style allows for ease of communication and his sensitivity and keen intuition put him at the top of his game.

-Catey, Dancer, Brooklyn, NY

ACL Tear

I’ve been a patient of Michael’s for about 3 years now and he’s nursed me through severe whiplash from a car accident (in fact acupuncture was the sole treatment I got) and through rehab for a really bad ACL tear with lots of complications. (more…)

Tight Hamstrings

Michael’s acupuncture treatments and bodywork relieved the chronic pain I had been feeling from tight hamstrings and calves. Michael also recommended stretches for me to do at home so that I could participate in my own health care. I feel great now! Thanks!

– Arpita, Librarian, Brooklyn, NY

Marathon Runner

About 2 and a half years ago, I started to see Michael in order to treat a running related injury. Michael was the perfect acupuncturist for me. He has the right mix of familiarity with acupuncture, Oriental Medicine and sports medicine. While my running injury was successfully treated, I’ve moved on from treating the specific problems to the more general approach towards holistic treatment. I’m happy to say that I’ve run 8 marathons since I’ve been seeing Michael and have never had a problem either in the training or in the recovery. (more…)

Car Crash Injuries

Michael demonstrates an empathic and positive approach by treating the WHOLE person. Notably, what started out with acupuncture treatments for tendonitis in my hands and neuritis in my foot (from past dancing days), shifted when a year later, I was in a car accident. (more…)

Immunity Boosting & Insomnia

I started seeing Michael a year and a half ago, my immune system and sleep pattern have improved overwhelmingly. I used to get at least 2 or 3 awful sinus infections every year; I have not had any since seeing him for treatment.

– Alexis, Dancer, Brooklyn, NY

Menstrual Pain & Migraine Headaches

Michael Pingicer has really changed the way that I approach my health. Over the years he has helped me so much – from general lifestyle issues such as poor immunity to chronic menstrual pain and migraine headaches, just to name a few. (more…)