The Relief Center specializes in the treatment of chronic and acute pain along with general health and wellness care to address a wide variety of health concerns.

In an official report, Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials, the World Health Organization (WHO) has listed the following symptoms, diseases and conditions that have been shown through controlled trials to be treated effectively by acupuncture:

low back pain
neck pain
tennis elbow
knee pain
periarthritis of the shoulder
facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)
dental pain
tempromandibular (TMJ) dysfunction
rheumatoid arthritis
induction of labor
correction of malposition of fetus (breech presentation)
morning sickness
nausea and vomiting
postoperative pain
essential hypertension
primary hypotension
renal colic
adverse reactions to radiation or chemotherapy
allergic rhinitis, including hay fever
biliary colic
depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke)
acute bacillary dysentery
primary dysmenorrhea
acute epigastralgia
peptic ulcer
acute and chronic gastritis

"I believe healing is a process that occurs on every level of our being. I recognize the unique gifts and challenges that each patient brings to this process. Education, open communication, and self-awareness are powerful tools in the patient-practitioner relationship. These are the tools that enhance my practice and support each patient in realizing their health goals." -T.McCormick, DAOM, LAc

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • Laser Acupuncture (acupuncture without needles)
  • TCM Weight Loss Programs
  • Quit Smoking

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • North American Association of Laser Therapy
  • American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
  • Acupuncture Society of New York

Serviced Areas

  • Ramsey, Nanuet, Nyack, Tappan, Rockland County, Orange County, Bergen County, Ridgewood, Paramus

Payment Options

  • Cash Only, Debit Cards, Financing Available, MasterCard, Personal Checks, Travelers Checks, VISA

Contact Details

  Person Dr. Terence McCormick, DAOM, LAc
  City Suffern, NY
  Zip Code 10901
  Address Route 59
  Phone Number (845) 382-9355

Business Representative

Dr. Terence McCormick, DAOM, LAc


Dr. Terence McCormick, DAOM, LAc is the clinic director of The Relief Center located in Suffern, NY.

He has been in practice since 1989 providing care to both the young and old throughout the US and the world. In addition to his work at The Relief Center, Dr. McCormick has traveled the county serving as a clinic management consultant and lecturer in the fields of acupuncture and low level laser therapy. He has practiced acupuncture on four continents and throughout the U.S. including volunteering his time and healing skills to the needy in out-patient community clinics.

He has provided well over thirty thousand treatments using acupuncture and manual medicine throughout his over twenty years in professional practice. Some of his patients have included legendary athletes, famous musicians, television and movie stars. He uses acupuncture, low level laser and manual therapies to treat a wide variety of pain and injury conditions in both children and adults. He is a specialist in non-needle laser acupuncture, cold laser, manual therapies and botanical Asian medicine to treat various musculoskeletal and neuromuscular pain in addition to other health conditions. As the area's leading expert in his field, he combines Eastern and Western techniques with a wealth of knowledge and healthcare experience. Terence has been interviewed on various radio and television news programs locally and throughout the country regarding health topics in the field of acupuncture and cold laser therapy.

Dr. Terence was a master's level instructor at two acupuncture and Oriental medicine colleges and was a doctoral fellow at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland. He holds a bachelor's degree in pre-med / public health from William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ and holds both a master's and doctoral degree from OCOM, one of the first accredited programs of its kind in the US. As a doctoral fellow he completed advanced clinical training at Oregon Health Sciences University's Pain Center. He has completed internships within acupuncture, herbal medicine and manual therapy wards at two hospitals while completing a post graduate internship at the World Health Organization's International Acupuncture Training Center at Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Nanjing, China. Additionally, Dr. Terence is a graduate of the New Jersey School of Massage, now The North Jersey Massage Training Center. He has apprenticed with tuina doctors and worked alongside numerous chiropractors over the past twenty years to hone his skills in manual therapies, injury care and sports medicine. He completed training and certification as a soignier at the Olympic Traning Center in Colorado Springs, CO. A soignier is a cyling specific sports therapist and aide that works directly with pre and post event care of elite athletes. Terence has served as a soignier and trainer to three amatuer and professional cyclist on two internationally competitive teams.

Dr. Terence has an extensive background as an elite level athlete spanning over twenty years. He has been a competetive finisher in over one hundred and fifty Pro/1,2 cycling races throughout New England and the Mid-Atlantic region and has competed in six national championship cycling events. As a triathlete he placed first overall in the prestigious Greenwich Cup Triathalon in Greenwich, CT. As a runner he has finished in the top ten overall in dozens of middle distance road and trail races including events hosted by the New York Road Runners Club in New York City's Central Park. Terence has bicycled enough miles throughout his cycling career to circle the globe multiple times and run enough miles to cross the country more times than Forest Gump. Terence has uses his knowledge, skills and experience in sports medicine and natural athletic enhancement to prevent and heal from injuries, maintain longevity and promote peak performance. He enjoys sharing this wealth of knowledge and experience with patients that are either weekend warriors, fitness conscious individuals or competitive endurance athletes.

The Relief Center's staff of caring, experienced and highly skilled practitioners are here to help provide you with Relief from the pain and discomfort due to a wide variety of injuries and health concerns.