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AcuMediZen Acupuncture & Sports Medicine

The Premier Acupuncture and Wellness Clinic in Rochester, NY

Charlie Sylvester, L.Ac.
Licensed Acupuncturist/Owner

I opened AcuMediZen back in 2012 and practiced for a number of years as a general practitioner, treating stress, anxiety, digestive issues, pain, men’s/women’s health and much more!

Over time, I began to recognize more of a want and need for the athletes in and around Rochester, as I was approached on numerous occasions by high school, amateur, semi-professional, and professional athletes for alternative methods of recovery, pain management, and athletic enhancement. As a result, I decided to take matters into my own hands and what resulted was AcuMediZen Acupuncture & Sports Medicine.

“Great experience at AcuMediZen Acupuncture & Sports Medicine! Charlie is wonderful, very knowledgeable, and makes you feel amazing! For my first time ever getting acupuncture, I felt relieved and very comfortable when seeing Charlie. He takes his time with you and explains everything thoroughly. It was a relaxing experience and very worth it.”

AcuMediZen Acupuncture & Sports Medicine
1541 Monroe Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618
(585) 764-4343
9am - 1pm
9am - 6pm
12pm - 7pm
*By appointment only

Using Acupuncture to Treat Liver & Kidney Health: Why it Works

According to the National Institutes of Health, chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects more than 1 in 7 U.S. adults (an estimated 37 million). And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that approximately 4.5 million adults have been diagnosed with liver disease. Those are some sobering statistics, but did you know that acupuncture has a proven

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How are we different from other acupuncture clinics?

Many acupuncturists practice what is known as Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM. At AcuMediZen Acupuncture & Sports Medicine, I practice a more modern form of acupuncture which falls under the umbrella of medical acupuncture, neurofunctional acupuncture, sports acupuncture, and orthopedic acupuncture. My styles of acupuncture combine many traditional therapies and concepts but with a more modern scientific approach to the

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Is acupuncture painful?

In short, no, acupuncture is not painful. The fact that acupuncture involves needles automatically gives people the impression that it’s going to be painful, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, approximately 20 acupuncture needles can fit into the tip of a common hypodermic needle. Pretty crazy, huh? But yes, acupuncture needles are sharp so people usually

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