About Cornerstone Acupuncture

Dr. Ning Ma, the founder of Cornerstone Acupuncture, is a leader in the field of acupuncture and traditional Chinese herbal medicine, as well as holding a medical doctorate in China. With over 30 years of diagnosis and treatment experience, Dr. Ma’s treatment philosophy spans the traditional and contemporary medicinal spectrum offering perspectives and solutions unique to Cornerstones’ care philosophy

Acupuncture is a medical practice, which originated from China more than 3,500 years ago. It is a component of Traditional Chinese Medicine, an integral ancient medical system. The goal of acupuncture is to stimulate specific points on the body in order to achieve health, well being, and balance.

There are hundreds of acupuncture points in the body. These points are interconnected through energy pathways or “meridians”. Theory has it that our “qi” (pronounced “chee”), our body’s vital energy/life force, flows along these very meridians. Diseases and disorders are caused when the circulation of our “qi” is blocked or imbalanced. Acupuncture helps to eliminate the blockage, providing a balanced and restored health.

When you come to Cornerstone Acupuncture you are in the hands of a highly experienced staff trained in supportive techniques to complement your treatment.  Our peaceful setting and heated rooms are the perfect atmosphere for remedy and relief.

“We call him Dr. Ma, not Ning (his first name), to indicate our respect for his knowledge, his experience and his intense spirit.  His tireless passion for acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, is quite visible in his work achievements. Dr. Ma has created the nation’s first hospital based integrative acupuncture program. I am happy to say it was first institutionalized in my Department, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and since then it has expanded to other clinical departments.  I enjoy being in Dr. Ma’s presence and observing his committed working style –whether its developing an integrative hospital based acupuncture protocol stemmed from effective procedures and clinical practice guidelines, or supervising acupuncture
fellows, from his Acupuncture Fellowship Program. Most importantly the over- whelming enrichment comes from the success stories delivered upon my patients at the Rehab Center.

Although, Dr. Ma shies from the term “magic man”, I can’t help myself but to think that it is who he really is, a doctor who delivers unbelievable results to some of our most ailing patients. On behalf of all the patients and staff members, including myself, at St Vincent Hospital, We Thank Dr Ma tremendously.”

Dr. Jullian Sosner

Chairman, Dept of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, St. Vincent's Hospital, Manhattan , NY

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