Theodore Levarda

Licensed Acupuncturist

Acupuncture for Pain & Stress Related Disorders

New York City, NY

Recent Reviews

5.0 of 5 (3)
Teddy helped me address stomach issues that have persisted for long over a decade, through herbs and acupuncture. Despite being nervous about acupuncture, his calm demeanor made me feel incredibly at ease and I always had a wonderful experience. I felt a noticeable difference after each visit and would highly recommend him.
I first went to Teddy for acupuncture services after having quite a few leg cramps and soreness all related to post-running muscle strains. Teddy calmly and intelligently explains in very easy to understand terms the beauty of how acupuncture can relieve those sore muscles and allow me to have a quicker recovery after running many miles. Within a day or two, not only could I feel that my body was more relaxed, but the pain, soreness, and stiffness was completely gone. I am now training for my first full marathon and will be using his services for all my body aches and pains that will surely come with rigorous training. I couldn’t be more satisfied with his service and highly recommend him for anyone looking to an alternative method to pain relief. Thanks, Teddy!
Any fear of something so rewarding is irrational. Teddy has made acupuncture my cup of tea now.

License, Credentials & Experience

Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc)
New York State Office of the Professions (NYSED) , #6533

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211 W 106th St, 1B, New York NY 10025, United States
Mon: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wed: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Fri: 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sat: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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Insurance accepted
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Questions & Answers

Theodore Levarda Answers
It depends on the case - the nerves involved and the degree of damage. An acupuncturist would be better able to assess in person. In general, acupuncture can help with neuropathy. For example, one study showed that acupuncture helped nerve conduction in peripheral neuropathy (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17355547).
Theodore Levarda Answers
Yes - acupuncture can help hip pain. There are many types of hip pain. It is important to rule out any serious hip conditions via imaging like x-ray and MRI. In many cases those will come up clean and the hip pain will be due to muscular tightness. There are many muscles that attach to the hip and the ones that are involved depend on where the pain is. For example sciatica can be caused by tightness in the piriformis (if the pain travels down the back of the leg) or the gluteus minimus (if the pain travels down the side of the leg). My approach to hip pain due to muscle tightness involves using a combination of traditional acupuncture points as well as incorporating trigger point release in any muscles that are involved. I generally look for knots or trigger points in the low back, gluteal, hip rotator, hamstring, and quadriceps muscles since they all attach somewhere in the hip. Releasing any tension or trigger points in these muscles will help reduce hip pain and increase range of motion because they all attach into the hip area. When a muscle is tight it pulls on the attaching structures which can result in pain and restricted range of motion.
Theodore Levarda Answers
Yes - acupuncture can help frozen shoulder and chronic shoulder pain. I commonly see very tight shoulder muscles in frozen shoulder patients. This can include any of the muscles that attach to the shoulder. My approach to this condition involves using a combination of traditional acupuncture points as well as incorporating trigger point release in any muscles that are involved. I generally look for knots or trigger points in the following muscles: infraspinatus, deltoid, scalene, supraspinatus, pectoralis major/minor, biceps, corachobrachialis, and latissimus dorsi. Releasing any tension in these muscles will help reduce shoulder pain and increase range of motion because they all attach into the shoulder area. When a muscle is tight it pulls on the attaching structures which can result in pain and restricted range of motion.

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Theodore Levarda Reviews

5.0 of 5 (3)
Teddy helped me address stomach issues that have persisted for long over a decade, through herbs and acupuncture. Despite being nervous about acupuncture, his calm demeanor made me feel incredibly at ease and I always had a wonderful experience. I felt a noticeable difference after each visit and would highly recommend him.
I first went to Teddy for acupuncture services after having quite a few leg cramps and soreness all related to post-running muscle strains. Teddy calmly and intelligently explains in very easy to understand terms the beauty of how acupuncture can relieve those sore muscles and allow me to have a quicker recovery after running many miles. Within a day or two, not only could I feel that my body was more relaxed, but the pain, soreness, and stiffness was completely gone. I am now training for my first full marathon and will be using his services for all my body aches and pains that will surely come with rigorous training. I couldn’t be more satisfied with his service and highly recommend him for anyone looking to an alternative method to pain relief. Thanks, Teddy!
Any fear of something so rewarding is irrational. Teddy has made acupuncture my cup of tea now.





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