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  • "Your Very First Treatment Was Nothing Short of a MIRACLE!"

  • "Undergoing This Treatment Is The BEST Gift That I Could Give Myself."

  • "Justin Is A WONDERFUL HEALER… And Also Touches The Heart And Spirit of His Patients."

    - DH in Monroe, NY
  • "I NO LONGER FEEL ANY PAIN When I Get My Period and The Best Part Is That I Feel Much More Calm!"

    - SF, Personal Trainer
  • "I Am Able To Finish My Day Continuously With Not Stopping or Resting and NO MORE CATCHING COLDS As Easily As I Used To Before.

    - Dr. Mona Botros, MD
  • "God has sent me a blessing when you became my Doctor. Thank You."

  • "Hopelessness Was Restored To Hope And IMPOSSIBLE BECAME POSSIBLE."

    - M.M.
  • "Living FREE OF PAIN Has Been A Gift, For Which I Thank You."

    - M.R.
  • "My Gastrointestinal System Is Now ON THE MEND And It Seems Too Good To Be True."

    - H.B., Veterinarian Assistant and Runner
  • "When I Got Home and Took Off My Shoes I Realized That There Was No and I Mean NO PAIN IN MY HEEL!"

    - RE, Hair Dresser and Photographer
  • "Your Further Advice About Techniques And Simple Exercises That Would Help Me To Moderate Other Effects of MS Has Been Excellent."

    - M.R.
  • "Thanks to Justin…9 Months Later, My Baby Girl Lori Sara WAS BORN."

    - AZ, Corporate Executive
  • "...I Got My Life Back..."

  • "in The Skillful Hands of Justin Mandel, Dipl.O.M. L.Ac I’M HOPEFULL - I Haven't Felt That Way Regarding My Health in 30 Years."

    Carol, Office Assistant
  • "My Treatment With Dr. Mandel Was Quick, Painless and Resulted In An IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF THE TENSION In My Lower Back."

    - H.R., Census Worker
  • "Within 2 Hours, I Felt 100% Better And The Next Morning When I Woke Up, I Still Had NO PAIN!"

    - A.Z, Chiropractor
  • "In the Past 5 Years I Have Been Treated By A Minimum of 6 Different Acupuncturists With No Success…UNTIL NOW.

    Carol, Office Assistant
  • "After A Few Acupuncture Treatments I Had NO MORE DEBILITATING MENSTRUAL MIGRAINES, Which Was Amazing"

    - D.C. , Mental Health Professional
  • "I am So glad That I Did End Up Getting Acupuncture Because of How MUCH BETTER I CONTINUE TO FEEL!"

    - G.F., Executive Assistant
  • "After The First Visit My Pain Was About 80% Better. Six Visits Later, I Found Myself 95% PAIN FREE."

    Carol, Office Assistant
  • "The Combination of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs Have Successfully Helped Me To Cope With Menopause And LEAD A NORMAL LIFE."

  • "By The End of My Fourth Session I Was Feeling 95% BETTER. I Became A Believer in Acupuncture."

    D.G., Mother & House Wife
  • "My Back NO LONGER BOTHERS ME And Feels A Lot Better Than Before I Went To Dr. Mandel.”

    K.G., Advertising Executive & Triathlete

Click here to Read Success Stories in Alphabetic Order by Condition

Adrenal Insufficiency
Back Went Out
Brain Tumor
Cirrhosis Of The Liver
Depressed With Anxiety
Drop Foot
Elbow Pain
Heel Pain
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Low back Pain
Neck And Shoulder Pain
Pain From Surgery
Leaking Sweat From All Pores
Torn Rotator Cuff
Upset Stomach
Tail Bone Pain
Burning Pain In Testicle
Thoracic Compression Syndrome
Thoracic Pain
TMJ & Back Pain

Click here to Read Testimonials in Alphabetic Order by Condition

Back Pain
Cancer 2
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Arm Pain
Chronic Shoulder Pain
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Neck Pain
Neck Pain 2
Over Active Bladder
Plantar Fasciitis
Poor Circulation
Slipped Discs
Shoulder Pain
Trapezius Technique
Trapeaze Technique 2
Wrist Pain

Comparison of Acupuncture Physicians vs. Certified Acupuncturists:

Certified Acupuncturist

Acupuncture Physician

Certified physician or dentist acupuncturists (CAc) with 300 hours of training

Acupuncture Physicians (LAc) with an average of 2,700 hours of master’s-level training

Training which is often comprised of home study and video-taped lectures

Master’s level, on-site training at a nationally accredited school or college of acupuncture

Minimal clinical experience in acupuncture or no actual patient treatments before certification

Hundreds of hours of clinical experience and at least 250 actual patient treatments before licensure

Not required to complete the national certification examination to prove competency in acupuncture

Required to pass the national certification exam in acupuncture in order to become licensed

Not required to regularly complete continuing education courses

Required to do regular continuing education to maintain national certification

Only about 1,000 practitioners in New York (as of 5/24/00). Few actually practice acupuncture.

More than 2,300 LAcs, who can provide more patient access to quality acupuncture care

New York State allows physicians and dentists to practice acupuncture with only 300 hours of training. This is a relic of 1974, when little was known about acupuncture practice and education. Thirty years later, minimum, entry-level standards of competence for acupuncture have evolved, producing fully-trained, effective acupuncturists. Why haven’t educational standards for physicians and dentists been updated to reflect current requirements? And why would anyone want to extend the same inadequate, outdated 300-hour requirement to other health professionals? If someone, anyone, wishes to practice acupuncture or any other form of healthcare, they should be properly trained and prove their competency before treating the public. Acupuncturists could not hope to practice podiatry or chiropractic with 300 hours of training and no standards of competency. Why would the reverse be different?

Oppose Podiatric Acupuncture Certification Bill: A.04557 and S.02759 and the Chiropractic Acupuncture Certification Bill: A.00789 and S.00314

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