Welcome! I teach people to take care of themselves and grow into the strong, balanced individuals they can be.
My coaching empowers clients to relieve physical pain, create a secure and happy mind, and establish hormonal and metabolic balance.
I work with movers, athletes, artists, business owners of all sizes, public servants, stay at home parents, anyone who asks for my help. I'm grateful to have the chance to help you.
Hi, I’m Steve. I’m a Licensed Acupuncturist and bodywork practitioner. I’ve been practicing acupuncture since 2005 and bodywork since 2002. I’m Certifiied in Chinese Medical Massage as well as Orthopedic Acupuncture from the Zheng Gu Tui Na System, and am a member of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science. I’ve also been a long-time student of Alexander technique, Shiatsu massage, Chinese martial arts and qigong.
My philosophy on healing is to to be as thorough as needed, while intervening with the body as little as possible. This approach maximizes your body's natural healing capacity, helping your body do what it's capable of, but faster and at a deeper level.
I earned my Bachelor's in Music Performance from University of Colorado at Boulder, and a Master’s of Science in Acupuncture from Tri-State College, and have served as an instructor of qigong at Tri-State, and as an associate professor of Anatomy & Physiology for the CUNY nursing program.
Among the clients who trust their health and bodies to me are professional dancers, pro fighters, trainers, stunt people, as well as hard working New Yorkers whose careers range from corporate to creative.
What patients experience
Determined, direct, compassionate.
I went to Steve nearly paralyzed by back pain. Within just a few visits - and by closely following a regime he designed, I was back to living the movement-filled life I cherish.
Steve Pang is an accomplished therapist. Because he combines a detailed understanding of Eastern medicine with Western anatomy and physiology, he is able to implement and explain treatments from a number of perspectives. I recommend him often to colleagues and friends.
I went to Steve Pang after I injured my lumbar spine dancing. Since then, step by step, Steve has introduced new diet and exercise habits for me to take on. For the first time in my life, I feel rejuvenated, I have energy, my skin is clear, and nutrition makes sense. He has really encouraged me to practice a healthy and happy life, and I have been injury free for over a year.
Steve Pang's kind and intuitive nature along with his interest and knowledge about Modern dance makes him an invaluable component to my overall body wellness.
My sessions with Steve have heightened my connection to mind and body as well as inspired me to take my health more seriously. I often refer to his easy-to-follow guidelines when making choices to take care of myself on the inside and outside. I appreciate his caring and serious approach and it has been a wonderful new feeling to live and be physical inside a healthy body.
I came to Steve with a back and leg problem that I'd had for over a year. I'd tried regular PT, and anti-inflammatories to no avail. Within a few visits I felt significant results and after a couple of months I'm now back to running and exercising essentially pain free. It's great to have someone who knows what they are doing and understands the needs of active athletic people and is completely professional.
Steve's wealth of knowledge and gentle, calming touch returned my body to its fullest, functioning capacity. His work helped me to appreciate the intricate balance of the body's many systems and the vitality in restoring the harmony of those systems.
Steve Pang is a wonderful healer who brings incredible knowledge and warmth to his practice. As a dancer, I came to Steve with a shoulder injury that was rendering me unable to lift my arm normally, let alone partner anyone. In just a few short visits, my pain lessened significantly and my range of motion increased. I greatly appreciated the time he took with me in each session, and I am happily dancing, partnering, and taking yoga classes pain free!
I had arthroscopic hip surgery earlier in the year, went through physical therapy and put in many hours at the gym regaining my strength. There have been ups and downs along the way and recently I was having low back pain that made walking really uncomfortable. After a few sessions of acupuncture, body work, and a few home exercises that Steve recommended, I am feeling so much better. For an active person it's great to have someone so kind and knowledgable get me functioning again!
Over the summer I threw out my back, doing the NFL conditioning test because I thought I was twenty-two. I lay flat for a week, on ice. Then at a friend’s recommendation I went to Steve Pang. Over the course of four or five visits, my back came back. Two months later I went out and played again, and promptly broke a rib. Ah, sweet irony! But Steve helped with my rib, too, and within a month I was back on the field.
I went to Steve Pang to treat discomfort in my back. I had never been to an acupuncturist before. His treatments helped a great deal. I was impressed with his extraordinary knowledge of the body, and his ability to explain things clearly. He is also very friendly, and made me feel very comfortable. I recommend him highly.
When I was looking for a practitioner of acupuncture and holistic healing, I asked my friends within the professional dance community. It is easy to trust dancers because they rely on their bodies as their instruments, and their art form leaves them no time to suffer fools when it comes to health care. After several of my closest friends had profound experiences in pain management, dietary guidance, herbal medicine, and hands-on massage/manual techniques, it seemed time to go myself. Steve communicates in a very direct, clear, and caring manner that portrays a genuine interest in the art of healing, and is someone I now recommend to all my acquaintances.
I had a chronic (2-3years) shoulder injury. It was serious enough that on bad days I was unable to raise my arm above my shoulder. After six treatments with Steve, the problem had been cleared up, and has not come back since. I work as a personal trainer and have sent many of my clients to see Steve for help with numerous issues. They have all had positive experiences with him.
COMMUNICATION & TRUST BUILDING WORKSHOP
Sunday Dec 1, 2019, 9am-5pm
It IS possible for you to navigate the most difficult conversations and exchanges, to be kind and relaxed, while still maintaining your boundaries and asking for/getting what you need.
Come gain the experience and tools you need to grow into that possibility.
Sunday, December 1st Christine Vargo, Brynn Wallace, and I will explore the body, thoughts, and feelings which make up the beings that we all are, how our primitive brains can derail our efforts to bond and build trust, and how to bring the kindness and love we're all capable of back into our relationships.
COMMUNICATION & TRUST BUILDING WORKSHOP - Deepen Your Listening, Get Your Needs Met, Experience Greater Love & Success
Bring yourself, your loved one, your partner, a coworker, even your child (14+)
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1ST 9AM-5PM
$380 Me Plus One
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Xing Yi Nei Gong
February 21-April 18 (There will be no class April 11th)
The Xing Yi Nei Gong is 16 exercises originally used to strengthen and condition the body for martial arts training. It can also be used to rehab injuries and chronic pain conditions, or to strengthen the body after illness. It's an incredibly versatile set which can be as gentle or as difficult as you wish.
XYNG works the entire body from the neck to the feet, warming the muscles, and opening the joints. It is also extremely useful for joint realignments, unlearning old, unhealthy patterns of movement and learning more effortless ways of moving and being in your body. A perfect way to gently warm and nourish each and every part of the body in the morning, or to gain access to the deeper levels of range and strength for athletes.
XYNG is also special in its conceptual organization and naming of the qi movement in the body. All qigong builds and circulates Qi and Blood, but XYNG sheds light on how to focus on different parts of the body when guiding the Qi, stripping away the ambiguity often wrongly imposed on practices such as these. The result is a journey of learning and self-exploration. As you become clearly aware of how to gently open the movement of Qi and calm the body, you will be more adept at quickly dealing with common ailments like headaches, insomnia, stress, neck and back pain, difficulty breathing, digesting or eliminating, and others.
Thursdays 7-8pm February 21st - April 18th (There will be no class on April 11th)
Arts on Site
12 St Marks Pl, Room 3F
$150 / Series
Prefer to take a single class? Please email me using the contact form on this website to let me know you're coming. The cost is $25 cash.
FEES & POLICIES
These are my current fees for patients who pay out of pocket, and are significantly reduced from my regular rates.
::Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture::
Packages are available to reduce the cost of acupuncture and facial rejuvenation sessions. I do not issue refunds or transfer credits for packages, you have 6 months from the date of purchase to use your sessions.
Before making an appointment, you must contact me with the following information:•Photo of the front and back of your membership card•Date of birth•Condition you want treated•If you are not the primary account holder, please also include that person’s name, DOB and Member ID. I do not need a photo of the primary’s card, just the information.•You may send me the information by text 917-617-8481 or email
IF PAYING OUT OF POCKET
I prefer Cash, Venmo or Paypal, but will gladly accept a credit card, no checks
All fees are due at the time of your visit
It is your responsibility to be aware of these policies, which are on my website, in every email I send to you, and in writing in the clinic. By making an appointment you agreed to these policies.
CREDIT CARD AUTHORIZATION
You voluntarily gave your credit card information at the time of making your first appointment or you voluntarily gave me your card information in-session or updated this with me in-session. You authorize me to charge your card as outlined below, no matter the size or age of the balance.
24-BUSINESS-HOUR NOTIFICATION POLICY
If you reschedule or cancel your appointment with less that 24 business hours’ notice, your card will be charged automatically and you will be notified by email with a paid invoice. If you could not give policy notice due to a family or medical emergency, you may submit a request for a partial refund by submitting documentation such as a doctor’s note. I reserve the right to approve or deny any requests.
FEE ASSESSMENT POLICY (How clients are charged)
You agree to pay for the appointment at the rate specified, which is on my website, the online schedule, and the confirmation emails that you receive.
HEALTH INSURANCE BILLING POLICY
I provide (1) verification of benefits (2) a limit of one written communication with your insurance company in an attempt to get your treatment pre-approved or paid, and (3) a limit of one written appeal to your insurance company if the claim is denied.
At the time of your session you will pay your copay, and in a few weeks or months your insurance will send me a check for your session or deny it. I will then charge whatever amount is outstanding to cover the cost of your session, currently $150, to your credit card on file, and notify you by email with a paid invoice. Rates have to rise over time, so they may change without notice.
>>BCBS patients<< will pay the full fee at the time of their visit, and be given a copy of their invoice and submit their claims to their insurance directly. I will provide a limit of one corrected invoice or claim if BCBS asks you for it.
There will be a $50 processing fee for any refunds of any nature made to you.
I do not take workers comp or no-fault at all
By signing this document you affirm you have no cases open for the injuries you’re asking my help with and are responsible for all charges including whatever it takes to collect those fees from you.
EAT BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT
If you have skipped meals, not had a snack, or not eaten within a reasonable amount of time, you will be asked to leave, get whatever high protein food you can, and come back for your appointment. You will still be charged for your full appointment.
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