Our acupuncturists use this ancient treatment to restore strength and mobility and relieve pain.
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Many individuals who suffer from chronic or acute pain, injury or illness have discovered that chiropractic care offers a drug-free, non-surgical way of overcoming their symptoms and improving their overall health. Even these patients, however, may not realize the value of other natural treatment modalities in enhancing these positive effects. A non-invasive and highly useful technique that we recommend in conjunction with chiropractic adjustments is acupuncture, administered by our staff of licensed acupuncturists.
Acupuncture has served as a principal method of healing for thousands of years, originating in ancient China. 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 in NJ – we urge you to try acupuncture for pain relief. Acupuncture has the ability to help manage pain and alter nerve function makes it an excellent compliment to chiropractic adjustment. Acupuncture can be helpful in treating many conditions such as chronic neck pain and back pain, control headaches, 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 of these modalities, Acupuncture and Chiropractic to achieve better healing results.
Our practitioners often will recomened 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. We encourage anyone suffering from neck pain, back pain in Old Bridge or Freehold to contact NJ Spine and Wellness for an Acupuncture consultation. Visit our NJ Spine and Wellness Location page to see our office locations and hours of operation.