Chronic Pain

There is no greater pleasure then watching people shed years of frustration, and pain in order to return to the full and active lives that they had previously given up. It is possible to live a pain free life. Often, all it takes are a few acupuncture treatments to reverse the negative processes that cause chronic pain.

Many causes of chronic pain lead back to the same thing – chronic inflammation. Inflammation (which causes everything from headaches to arthritis to runny noses) is a natural process that can spiral out of control. Rather than block inflammation as many drugs do, acupuncture and Chinese medicine works to re-balance the body stopping inflammation and tissue damage at its source. This treats the underlying cause of the inflammation, which can otherwise persist for years.

Sports Injuries

As a former dancer, treating sports injuries is a passion of mine. I treat many professional dancers and actors, and have found that Acupuncture is an ideal modality for relieving acute inflammation, promoting tissue healing, and soothing tight, or torn muscles. It is my goal to have you functioning at your peak level of athletic performance.

Pain Conditions Successfully Treated with Acupuncture:

  • Stiff Neck & Back Pain
  • Muscle spasms
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Sprains, Strains, Bursitis, Tendonitis
  • Joint Pain
  • Repetitive Stress Injuries
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arthritis
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Neuralgia
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Sciatica
  • Stroke
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Shingles


Chronic Hip Pain

“For the past 15 years, I have struggled with hip pain due to osteoarthritis and tendinitis. I have tried massage, physical therapy, Vioxx, and was told by my doctor that hip replacement surgery was inevitable… My experience with Ayla, however, has felt almost miraculous. The herbal formula that she designed and prescribed for me has made a huge difference in my pain level. I have taken up activities that I had to give up because of pain and I feel more vital in my day to day life. Since moving to CA I have continued with the herbal formula Ayla recommended and continue to enjoy an active lifestyle.”
—LK, Brooklyn, NYC

Chronic Headaches

“I began suffering from chronic tension headaches since moving to NYC eight years ago. These lasted anywhere from one to three weeks of each month. I went to my general doctor who prescribed pain medication and a neurologist who prescribed antidepressants, but felt let down and depleted after each visit and decided against their prescriptions. It was not until I saw Ayla Yavin, that I began to feel some relief from the chronic headaches that I had suffered from for years…after a month of consultations, herbs and acupuncture, my headaches symptoms decreased profoundly and continue to months later. Ayla is the first medical practitioner who has helped to relieve my headaches and related health issues such as digestion and sleep… She is tender and intelligent and dedicated to her work. Through her observations and care, my headaches are no longer debilitating and rarely present themselves. After years of suffering from chronic pain, this is a revelation. Many thanks to Ayla Yavin who is an extraordinary acupuncturist and person!”
—DK, Brooklyn, NY

Post Surgical Knee Pain

“Ayla has been treating me for the past year for knee arthrofibrosis (internal scarring of the joint, with consequent stiffness). Taking the advice of a friend, I sought her help after 2+ years of traditional western methods of therapy (operations, cortisone shots) seemed to exacerbate rather than treat the injury. The success if her treatments have been astounding, particularly given the nebulous nature of my injury… During my first session she cured a peroneal nerve entra pment that three previous cortisone shots could not…”
—SR, New York, NY