Alex Garcia-Osuna, L.Ac., LMT

Welcome! I am a New York State Licensed Acupuncturist and Massage Therapist. I began my studies of East Asia at the University of Rochester where I received a Bachelor of Arts in Japanese, as well as a certificate in International Relations.

I received my Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine from Pacific College in New York City, and have completed postgraduate training in Kyojung (Korean physical manipulation) and classical Acupuncture needling techniques.

Office Information

My office is located at 50 Greene Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10013 (Inside Soho Health Arts)
For more information, please call or send an e-mail:
Phone: 347-625-7242
E-Mail: alex@mushinacupuncture.com

Treatment

Traditional East Asian Medicine

Whether you suffer from back pain, have a cold, or just want to maintain your overall level of wellness, chances are Traditional East Asian Medicine can help. The treatment modalities employed in this system include acupuncture and moxibustion, herbal medicine and dietary advice, physical manipulation (e.g., Kyojung), and qigong.

During the initial visit, a patient's condition is assessed by using traditional methods such as pulse palpation and tongue diagnosis. Together with the information provided in the medical history questionnaire, a treatment plan is then formulated, and recommendations are given based on one or more of the treatment methods of Traditional East Asian Medicine.

Facial Rejuvenation with Acupuncture

Facial rejuvenation with acupuncture is a treatment method designed to help anyone look and feel younger, bringing out their natural beauty, without the use of surgery. During a session, acupuncture needles are inserted at different acupuncture points on the body, including the face and head. These points are chosen according the person's individual presentation. Read More.

Schedule an Appointment

To inquire about appointments, please call at 347-625-7242, or send an e-mail to alex@mushinacupuncture.com. If I am with a patient or otherwise unable to take your call or read your e-mail, please rest assured that I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Office Hours

By appointment

Current Promotions - Subject to Change Without Notice

  • New patients save 50% off total price (regular price is $3,000 for 12 sessions)
  • I offer generous discounts for seniors, full-time students, and civil servants.

    Even with such discounts, it may still not be feasible to get treatments on a regular and consistent basis. If so, I will help you to locate a Community Acupuncture practice or a student intern clinic at a Traditional Chinese Medicine school.

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Contact Information

My office is located inside Soho Health Arts
50 Greene Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10013
Phone: 347-625-7242
E-Mail: alex@mushinacupuncture.com

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Acupuncture generally is not a painful experience. However, the techniques used vary depending on the presentation/patient.

    Acupuncture needles are extremely thin, flexible, and most are no thicker than a human hair. When they are inserted one may feel a slight pinching or pricking, followed by pressure, warmth, or a tingling sensation. Some may feel this traveling to other parts of the body. This is a good sign, for it indicates the "arrival of Qi." This is the first step in restoring the normal flow of Qi in the body. In many cases, needles are left in place for about 30 minutes, although this is only one of many techniques used in acupuncture. For some patients, needles may be manipulated and removed soon after.

  • The following are some conditions commonly treated with acupuncture:

    • Common cold and flu
    • Bronchitis
    • Sinus infections
    • Sore throat
    • Hay fever
    • Allergies
    • Asthma
    • Headaches
    • High blood pressure
    • Indigestion
    • Diarrhea
    • Constipation
    • Sciatica
    • Frozen shoulder
    • Back pain
    • Stiff neck
    • Stroke
    • Impotence
    • Infertility
    • PMS
    • Stress
    • Insomnia
    • Anxiety
    • Depression

    And much more!

  • My particular areas of interest include digestive disorders, sports injuries, pain management, men's health, infertility, geriatrics, and facial acupuncture. However, Traditional East Asian Medicine (which includes acupuncture) is holistic, so it is more accurate to think of Licensed Acupuncturists as general practitioners. We look at every individual as a whole, and place a lot of emphasis on disease prevention. We strive to address both the root cause of the problem and its symptoms, while teaching the patient how to stay healthy and prevent illness if possible.

  • I strive to help patients get better as quickly as possible by combining different treatment modalities (i.e. acupuncture, herbal medicine, etc.).

    There are, however, some general principles to keep in mind. First, the effects of treatments tend to be cummulative. That means that at least at first, patients should expect to come for treatments at least once a week, for about 8-12 weeks. Second, acute problems tend to resolve faster, while chronic conditions take longer to treat. Generally, a month of regular treatment is needed for every year one has suffered from a particular problem before seeing results.

    Once the patient has improved consideraly, treatments can be dialed back gradually, until regular treatments are no longer necessary. At this point, maintenance of health is key, both through periodic maintenance treatments, and adherence to relevant lifestyle changes.

  • You can find this information online at the New York State Education Department's website:

    New York State Online License Verification


If you feel you have an emergency or life-threatening condition, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Additional Information

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  • Facial Rejuvenation with Acupuncture

    Date June 29, 2013

    Facial rejuvenation with acupuncture treatments will help you look and feel your best naturally.  This holistic approach to beauty utilizes the wisdom of Traditional East Asian medicine to not only help you look younger, but also improve your overall health. After one course of treatment, patients may look five to fifteen years younger.  Facial rejuvenation […] Read more

  • What is Traditional East Asian Medicine?

    Date September 04, 2012

    Traditional East Asian Medicine is a more accurate description of the medicine many of us practice. Specifically, it refers to the medicine practiced in the Sinitic Sphere (China, Korea, Japan, and Vietnam). These four countries shared a fundamental unity in that they all adopted a Confucian based form of government. This shaped their culture, which […] Read more