Theodore Levarda


Licensed Acupuncturist
Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist
M.S., L.Ac, Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM)®, CMTPT/DN

My acupuncture practice specializes in pain (acute, chronic, and sports injuries) and stress related disorders.

I primarily use acupuncture in my treatments, utilizing a trigger point or dry needling style of acupuncture to release myofascial constriction to relieve acute and chronic pain, and treat sports injuries. At a deeper level I use traditional acupuncture points with a focus on calming the nervous system to restore the balance between the mind and body.

My work with patients is usually focused on releasing the tight fibers in soft tissue to reduce pain and promote normal functioning of the affected area. My main goal for people is to allow them to get back to doing the things they love as quickly as possible without pain.

I also treat many physical symptoms of stress and anxiety which arise from the way our nervous system is affected by stressful or traumatic events. These symptoms can include things like muscle tightness, chronic pain, fatigue, headaches, digestive issues, sleep issues, and menstrual irregularities.

I am nationally NCCAOM Board Certified in Oriental Medicine (Acupuncture & Herbs) and a member of the Acupuncture Society of New York. I am also a Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist in Dry Needling (CMTPT/DN) via Myopain Seminars.

I decided to study acupuncture and Chinese medicine so I could share the benefits of this wonderful healing system with those around me. I was also once a first time acupuncture patient dealing with chronic pain. After trying everything else, I eventually discovered the combination of acupuncture with dry needling and had such a life changing experience that I decided to become an acupuncturist myself so I could learn how to help others heal from acute and chronic pain & stress.

To me, Chinese medicine seeks to harmonize the mind-body connection which allows a return to homeostasis and optimal health. It helps relieve pain and inflammation, promotes circulation and more restful sleep, and rebalances the nervous system. Dry needling offers a more mechanical pain relief mechanism by identifying and releasing trigger points that cause pain. Combined, these treatment modalities offers more comprehensive pain relief than either one alone.