Acupuncture Specialists

NJ Spine and Wellness -  - Orthopedic Surgeon

NJ Spine and Wellness

Orthopedic, Pain Management & Sports Medicine Multi-Specialty Group located in East Brunswick, Freehold, Matawan & Old Bridge, NJ

Acupuncture is a non-invasive, highly effective treatment that relieves pain and restores strength and mobility. The multidisciplinary team at NJ Spine and Wellness in Matawan, East Brunswick, Freehold, and Old Bridge, New Jersey, includes a staff of licensed acupuncturists. They recommend acupuncture treatments for patients suffering from chronic or acute pain, injury, or illness. To learn more about acupuncture and how it can help you get better faster, call the office closest to you or book an appointment online today.

Acupuncture Q & A

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a key component of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and practiced for thousands of years. In TCM, health and wellness are dependent on the flow of qi, or life energy. Any interruption in the normal flow of this energy may lead to disease or pain.

Early practitioners of acupuncture developed a comprehensive map of the body displaying the hundreds of points, called meridians, where they could divert or correct the flow of qi with the insertion of tiny, hair-thin needles.

Modern medicine tends to view acupuncture in terms of how it affects the central nervous system, which routes sensations and commands throughout the body in much the same way as the flow of qi.

It’s theorized that acupuncture stimulates the body’s production of endorphins and opioids, which are natural substances that relieve pain. Acupuncture may also influence electrical action in nerve cells by changing calcium ion levels. 

What Conditions Benefit from Acupuncture?

Many conditions benefit from acupuncture. The team at NJ Spine and Wellness may recommend acupuncture for your:

  • Migraines and headaches
  • Sciatica pain
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain 
  • Herniated disc
  • Allergies
  • Knee injuries
  • Shoulder injuries

They also provide prenatal and postnatal acupuncture care and may suggest acupuncture as a preventive treatment to optimize your immune response and relax your body by relieving physical stress.  

How Do I Know if I Need Acupuncture?

When you come in for your initial evaluation at NJ Spine and Wellness, your provider conducts a comprehensive assessment to fully understand your health concerns, symptoms, and medical history. 

Based on the information provided, they develop a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve your health and wellness goals, including acupuncture. 

The team may combine your acupuncture with chiropractic care to accelerate the body’s natural healing process.  

What Can I Expect During Acupuncture Treatments?

Acupuncture treatments at NJ Spine and Wellness take less than an hour. Because the acupuncturist uses hair-thin needles, you shouldn’t feel any discomfort when inserted. 

You may need several acupuncture sessions to get the full benefits of the therapy. Acupuncture is safe and rarely has any side effects that traditional painkillers or other medications might cause. 

For a multidisciplinary approach to your health, contact NJ Spine and Wellness by phone or schedule an appointment online to learn more about acupuncture and how it benefits your health.