Locations: Brooklyn Office, Financial District Office


Languages: Mandarin, English

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Dr. Chung-Ying (Fred) Tsai is a dedicated licensed physical therapist and acupuncturist serving patients in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens, NY. Since Dr. Tsai is one of the few providers who have both licenses in practicing Physical Therapy and Acupuncture please read the following in regards to the insurances accepted.

  • FOR ACUPUNCTURE: he is ONLY in-network Cigna, Blue Cross Blue Shields, and MagnaCare.
  • FOR PHYSICAL THERAPY: we accept all insurance plans listed. We also accept other PPO insurances, including United Health Care and Aetna.
  • We also provide affordable payment packages for our patients if their insurance does not cover acupuncture service.
Dr. Tsai completed his bachelor's of physical therapy at National Yang-Ming University in Taiwan. He later completed a master's degree in physical therapy at the same institution before earning a second master's degree in physical therapy at New York University. He also had a master's degree of traditional oriental medicine at Pacific College in New York. His specialties include orthopedic physical therapy and traditional Chinese style acupuncture. Dr. Tsai specializes in Chinese acupuncture, Chinese herb, acupressure, Chinese Tui-Na technique, Western osteopathic spinal manipulation, soft tissue release, and therapeutic exercise to address pain management (neck, shoulder, lower back, knee, and ankle joint or muscular pain), general fatigue, facial palsy, headache, dizziness & vertigo, insomnia, depression & anxiety, irregular menstruation, male conditions, menopause syndrome, weight management, etc. Dr. Tsai's understanding and compassionate demeanor help patients relax so they can receive all the benefits of quality physical therapy and acupuncture.


  • Physical Therapy:
    • Orthopedic rehabilitation
    • Sports medicine
    • Joint arthritis
    • Facial palsy
  • Acupuncture:
    • Pain syndromes (Neck, shoulder, lower back, knee, ankle and heel)
    • Fertility
    • Women and men's health
    • Headache, migraine, dizziness
    • Allergy
    • Skin issue


  • Professional Memberships:
    • American Physical Therapy Association
    • New York Physical Therapy Association
  • Board Certificates:
    • National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine


  • Pacific College of Oriental Medicine,
    • Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
    • Master's in Acupuncture & Traditional Oriental Medicine
  • New York University,
    • Master's in Physical Therapy


BROOKLYN OFFICE 833 58th Street, Brooklyn, NY11220 TEL: 718-290-2919 FAX: 718-290-9860

FINANCIAL DISTRICT OFFICE 80 Maiden Lane, Suite 1007, NY10038
TEL: 212-386-7812
FAX: 212-386-7813


"been seeing Dr. Tsai for almost 3 months now. I used to have a mild or don't-feel-nothing-at-all menstruation. But this early summer it got a bit painful, and I was super surprised. After about 3 times in, I couldn't take it anymore cause I was afraid there's a problem with my uterus. I went to see a GYN, and she said it might be hormone imbalance or my diet change...blahblah. Then it hit me that one of my colleagues has been doing acupuncture to improve her infertility. That's why I booked with Dr. Tsai. He's very attentive and nice, and the treatments were very relaxing, even though I was quite skeptical about acupuncture. So far, I feel a lot better with my menstruation now, also been taking meds. Highly recommend Dr. Tsai. Btw the office looks comforting, and the staff is also very friendly. " - Toni C. December 10, 2019

" I visited my family care doctor for a regular physical check a couple of months ago, and I popped my neck for a pain release at the consultation (it's what I usually do when there's too much tension.) My PCP suggested that I should go see PT instead and said I might hurt myself by popping my neck. Thus, I came to see Dr. Tsai and have had wonderful treatments so far. He understood and listened to my concerns. It's really hard for me to quit the habit (popping my neck), so Dr. Tsai taught me some mild exercises that I can do when I feel the tightness. Thanks to him, I do feel a lot better doing the exercises instead. I am still having the treatments and absolutely love it. Maybe I'll try the acupuncture soon! " - Andrew F. December 2, 2019

" Recently I have been spending lots of time with my nephew, who's only 4 years. I am not sure if that's the reason why I am having mild back pain, but I did carry and hold him a lot. However, after a long day of work, sometimes gym, and then my nephew, my body is easily tired these days. Dr. Tsai is my friend's PT, but my friend recommended him because he also does acupuncture, which I wanted to try. I heard that it can change your "chi" within and reduce the physical pain. She also mentioned that the environment of the office is great and relaxing. Dr. Tsai is a very good person. He tried to understand my concerns and didn't put a lot of needles on me. Gradually, I am now used to the needles, or maybe I got over the fear itself. The treatments were very relaxing and therapeutic, most of the time it didn't the needles at all. I would highly recommend Dr. Tsai. He is really amazing. " - Nancy M. November 25, 2019

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