” I suffered from severe neurological damage as a result of a motor vehicle accident. The agonizing pain of “pins and needles” ascended distally, from my left shoulder, alongside back of my arm, to my pinky finger, whenever I raised my arm above 45°. With two professions, a hair stylist, and a voice over artist, and my macrame hobby, I desperately needed immediate relief of the pain. My lifestyle was jeopardized, as all three of the above mentioned, required elevation of my hands beyond 45°. My physician prescribed a series of epidural shots to relieve the swelling of the bulging disc which caused the pinched nerves. My X-rays, however, revealed a condition called Arnold Chiari’s deformity, a condition where the cerebellum portion of the brain sits lower than normal. As I pursued this epidural treatment, the specialist warned that the shots would reduce the swelling of the bulging disc, causing the cerebellum to drop lower, perhaps, blocking the foramen canal which the spinal cord runs through. I refused the treatment, as this could possibly cause paralysis. At this time of desperation I was referred to Brian Kelly and started my acupuncture treatments.
THE TREATMENT Brian’s needling technique is virtually painless. He goes directly to the points of my pain and I often tease him about his piercing, blue, X-Ray eyes. The treatments are so relaxing, I normally look forward to listening to my favorite music, enjoy quiet meditation, and sometimes I fall sleep. Afterwards I experience immediate relief. THE RESULTS I have been in treatment for four months. The results are astounding. I no longer experience the effects of the pinched nerve, with the exception of an occasional slight tingling along the side of my hand. With his unique method, painless needling technique, soothing touch and calming spirit, I have full confidence, that tingling will inevitably disappear. Brian Kelly’s acupuncture treatments have helped to restore my ability to practice the professions, hobbies and overall normalcy of lifestyle, that I so very much enjoy. Thanks Brian RATING (0-5) 5 STARS” – Millie J.
__________________________________________________________________________________________“ I have been getting acupuncture treatments for over twenty years. It has become a vital part of my health care. I have seen several practitioners over the years. I have been seeing one acupuncture for the last fifteen years. She suggested I see Brian Kelly a couple of months ago when she was booked up. I have seen Mr Kelly five times since. With all the experience I have had with acupuncture, I still am pretty much clueless with respects to how it works….but I know when it does. Mr Kelly has a great touch. He is helping me get thru a recent hip replacement..it is a great addition to my physical therapy. We have also been working on stress…and I have to say, I feel so centered and relaxed after his treatments.” – J.W.
“ Brian Kelly is a very sensitive and compassionate practitioner. He has treated me for a wide variety of issues from chronic liver disease, to knee pain to insomnia with great results. I highly recommend him! “ – Robin S.
“ I went to this place about a year ago when I had horrible stomach pains. I went to the doc, and after 3 visits, he couldn’t find anything wrong. The doc visits cost over 300 bucks, and the only thing he told me was to stop eating meat, vegetables, and fruits.. So, what the hell am I suppose to eat?? I went on that way for about 2 weeks, when I decided to try this place out..I went for one visit, it cost me 90 bucks, and Brian spent 2 hours “healing” me. Not exactly sure what he did..needles and things..but it worked. My stomach pains stopped that night. I went back to Brian a few weeks ago b/c I’m super stressed out with a bed bug problem…and once again.. healed. The relaxation/needles/funky smelling roots of some kind really makes a difference. If you try the doc and he can’t heal you, go to Brian the real healer . “ – Lisa
“ I’ve been receiving acupuncture treatments, for the past five months, to minimize the appearance of a scar on my knee. My treatment is not finished yet, but I do see results thus far. My scar is not as raised and appears lighter and smoother. Brian Kelly is professional, knowledgeable, takes time to demystify the process of your treatment, and has good bedside manner. I recommend him to all my friends who ask about acupuncture. “ – S.M.
“ I had been experiencing chronic daily headaches for about a year when I went to see Brian at Enso Acupuncture & Healing Arts. I was completely drained of energy and in constant pain at this point. Brian did a thorough assessment on me prior to doing an acupuncture treatment. He managed to alleviate the pain and increase my energy level after the first treatment. My friends and family noticed a drastic change in me as my personality was restored to normal and the life came back into my eyes. Brian and Enso Acupuncture was able to help me in a way my neurologist was not able to.“ – Heather G.
“ Brian’s been treating me for my ALS/Lou Gehrig’s disease for several years and his treatments have been crucial for slowing the progression of my illness. His thoroughness and expertise in acupuncture have always impressed me, but his compassion and good humor have made me admire him as a man and health practitioner.“ – Bob Smith
“ I have been receiving acupuncture treatment for almost twenty five years for a myriad of health problems. In that time I have been a patient in N.Y.C., upstate New York, Long Island, Florida and California and just like great teachers there are only a few one remembers. Brian Kelly is one of them. Not only is he a consummate professional but a gentleman and down to earth too. I highly recommend him if you are seeking help.“ – Richard F.
“ I highly recommend Brian for acupuncture. He has treated me for the past year and is extremely talented and knowledgeable. Practicing Chinese and Japanese techniques he has help me greatly improve my physical health and emotional well being. “ – Steve B.
“ I started acupuncture therapy with Brian at Enso after finding that physical therapy was not working for me. I have chronic knee issues (right side), due to my past running days. I am so happy to have found Brian, who came highly recommended by a friend who is a current client of his. Immediately upon my first visit, I felt relief in my problem right knee. All of my sessions have been very relaxing, therapeutic and painless. I’ve never felt the needles. Brian has fine-tuned technique. He takes such great care in every session and is extremely attentive to my needs and concerns. He devotes time in researching my condition and recommends the proper acupuncture treatment for me. I always know I am in good hands. “ – Row L.
“ After struggling with chronic tendinitis from typing in my elbows for 4+ years, I have *finally* found relief with Brian. I only wish I had found him sooner! Physical therapy, massages, cortisone injections, nothing would solve my typing-induced pain. But now as I type this, I’m pain free. (Just have to make sure I don’t do it for too long in one sitting!)
From the very first visit, Brian worked his magic on me. I was very curious to hear all about the techniques and understand what he was doing and he obliged me, explaining things in simple terms that us non-healers can understand. When he left me alone after my initial needle insertions to relax for about 20 minutes – well that is something I will never forget. I could literally feel my body synching back up with itself. My legs and arms throbbed (in a nice, ‘this is working’ way’ in this beautiful rhythm. I’m a believer! I left feeling invigorated and slept that night more soundly than I had slept in a long time. And the next day, my arms felt fantastic. At that point I was worrying so much about my arms hurting all day every day, but I remember that day – a Saturday – I went to a party and shopping and came home and thought ‘wow I didn’t think about my arms at once.’
So that’s my story. Here’s a few other things I’ll break out for you:
THE PROCEDURES: They don’t hurt, despite what you hear all the time. Brian is gentle and has a great, calm way about him. I feel more pain from bumps on the subway in rush hour. He tries different techniques too and is very innovative. In addition to typical needle insertion, he stimulates my inflammation and I feel an incredible twitch of release. He’s also treated me with Japanese techniques involving incense.
THE ACUPUNCTURIST: Brian is a true professional. Calm, caring and really into finding out just what your body needs. He asks questions, gives answers. He’s patient and someone I completely trust for my treatment. He’s also a fun guy to talk to. Ask him for restaurant recommendations!
THE LOCATION: This is a fantastic one. Near all the major train lines. I just changed jobs and had been coming from the far west side. Now I’m upcoming from around Rock Center and it’s just as convenient. Easy to find too. Nice, clean office, calm colors and very zen.
Treat yourself and finally get relief for your problems. Or ward off new ones! My arms feel fantastic and I don’t plan to stop seeing him. There’s lots more treatments to be had for other ailments. And I plan on going back for regular restorative visits after my initial round of treatments are through. Go Enso! “ – Emily F.
“ As a fitness and yoga enthusiast plus RN, I tend to heal myself in any situation given. After a couple days of unrelieved bicep soreness, I came to Brian with hopes for a cure and he preformed a Japanese acupuncture technique. Low and behold, I was sore-free in one sitting! I tried counter-stretches, muscle relaxants, NSAIDs, massage, hot yoga, etc. My muscles were more relaxed after Brian’s treatment, more-so than after any of the others combined. His services are highly recommended. “ – Heather L.
“I first went to see Brian when I was developing tendinitis in my elbow. As I am a massage therapist, this could have been a career ending injury. In just 2 sessions, he took away 90% of the pain, allowing my self care to finish the job. I’ve been to quite a few acupuncturists and Brian is now my go-to guy. Not only is his treatment effective but I can’t even feel the needles going in. This is a very good thing in my book! I have enough faith in his treatment and professionality that I refer my clients to him. And anyone who relies on clients to make a living knows you don’t refer them out lightly!!! “ – Leslie M.
34-34 Bell Blvd, Bayside NY 11361
Phone: 347 857-9699