At NJ Spine and Wellness, we recommend acupuncture for patients who suffer from chronic or acute pain, injury or illness as a non-invasive and highly effective technique to be used in conjunction with chiropractic care. Acupuncture treatments are administered by our staff of licensed acupuncturists in Old Bridge, Freehold and Matawan who use this ancient treatment to restore strength and mobility and relieve pain.
Acupuncture treatment can be used for:
Originating in ancient China, Acupuncture has served as a principal method of healing for thousands of years. Early practitioners believed that the flow of qi, or life energy, was responsible for the body’s health, and that any interruption to the normal flow of this energy could create disease or pain. They devised a comprehensive “map” of the body displaying hundreds of points where the flow of qi could be diverted or corrected through the insertion of tiny, hair-thin needles.
These points, known as meridians, continue to be used by acupuncturists to this day. Modern medicine tends to view acupuncture in terms of its effects on the central nervous system, which routes sensations and commands throughout the body in much the same way as the qi of the ancients. It is theorized that the technique stimulates the body’s production of endorphins and opioids, natural substances that relieve pain. It also seems to influence electrical action in nerve cells by changing the calcium ion levels.
If you are suffering from back or neck pain, we urge you to try acupuncture for pain relief. Acupuncture can help manage pain and alter nerve function, making an excellent complement to chiropractic adjustment. Acupuncture can be helpful in treating many conditions such as chronic neck pain, back pain and headaches. It can also help accelerate healing and relieve swelling and inflammation. It is even useful as a preventative wellness technique for its ability to optimize the immune response and relax the body by relieving physical stress. We use both acupuncture and chiropractic care to achieve better healing results for our patients at our NJ Spine and Wellness Old Bridge, Freehold and Matawan locations.
Our practitioners in Old Bridge, Freehold and Matawan often will recommend acupuncture for individuals based on an initial evaluation of their medical history, reported symptoms, and other treatments that may also prove useful. A typical NJ Spine and Wellness acupuncture session takes less than an hour, and patients typically feel no discomfort from the insertion of the needles.
Acupuncture is also very safe and rarely has any side effects or reactions that traditional painkillers or other medications can cause. Several acupuncture treatments may be necessary to get the full benefit of acupuncture therapy.
Patients using acupuncture may also be interested in cupping therapy. Learn more about this treatment here.
We encourage anyone suffering from pain to contact NJ Spine and Wellness for an acupuncture consultation by calling 877-333-6579 today. Visit the NJ Spine and Wellness location page for details on specific hours and locations for our Old Bridge, Freehold, Matawan and East Brunswick centers.