Conditions Treated with Acupuncture
Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine practice that involves inserting thin needles into specific points on your body to stimulate your natural healing abilities. It works by balancing the flow of qi (pronounced “chee”), or life energy, in your body. When qi is blocked or disrupted, it can cause illness and discomfort. Acupuncture restores the harmony of qi and enhances your physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
Acupuncture can help you with a variety of conditions, such as:
- Chronic pain
- Migraines and headaches
- Anxiety and depression
- Insomnia and stress
- Allergies and sinus congestion
- Infertility and hormonal imbalance
- And more!
At our New Jersey acupuncture clinic, we have a team of qualified and experienced acupuncturists who will tailor a treatment plan according to your individual needs and goals. We use sterile, disposable needles and follow strict hygiene standards to ensure your safety and comfort. We also offer complementary therapies, such as cupping, moxibustion, herbal medicine, and massage, to enhance the effects of acupuncture.
Whether you want to relieve pain, improve mood, boost immunity, or simply relax, acupuncture can help you achieve your health and wellness objectives. Don’t wait any longer to discover the amazing benefits of acupuncture for yourself. Book your appointment today and get 10% off your first session!
Our acupuncture service is affordable and convenient. You can book an appointment online or by phone. We accept most insurance plans and offer flexible payment options.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that involves inserting thin, sterile needles into specific points on the body to stimulate the flow of vital energy (Qi) and restore balance and health. Acupuncture can treat a variety of physical and emotional conditions, such as pain, stress, anxiety, insomnia, allergies, digestive disorders, and more.
Acupuncture is generally safe when performed by a qualified and experienced practitioner who follows proper hygiene and sterilization procedures. The needles used are single-use and disposable, and the risk of infection or serious adverse effects is very low. Some minor side effects, such as bruising, bleeding, or soreness at the needle site, may occur, but they are usually mild and temporary.
Acupuncture is a holistic and individualized therapy that takes into account your physical, mental, and emotional state, as well as your lifestyle and medical history. The effectiveness of acupuncture may vary depending on your condition, your response to treatment, and other factors. Some people may notice immediate or significant improvement after one or a few sessions, while others may need more time or frequency to achieve their desired results. Acupuncture is often used in conjunction with other modalities, such as herbal medicine, massage, diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes, to enhance its benefits and address the root cause of your health issues.
During your first visit, you will have a comprehensive consultation with your acupuncturist, who will ask you about your main complaint, your medical history, your symptoms, your lifestyle, and your goals for treatment. Your acupuncturist will also perform a physical examination, which may include checking your pulse, tongue, abdomen, and other relevant areas. Based on your diagnosis and treatment plan, your acupuncturist will insert fine needles into specific points on your body and leave them in place for about 20 to 30 minutes. You may feel a slight sensation of warmth, tingling, or pressure when the needles are inserted, but most people find acupuncture relaxing and painless. Your acupuncturist may also use other techniques, such as moxibustion, or cupping, to enhance the effects of acupuncture.
A typical acupuncture treatment lasts about an hour, including the consultation and the needle insertion. You will lie down comfortably on a massage table, either on your back, front, or side, depending on the points to be stimulated. You will be covered with a sheet or a blanket to keep you warm and cozy. Your acupuncturist will check on you periodically and adjust the needles if needed. You may feel a deep sense of relaxation, calmness, or drowsiness during the treatment, and some people may even fall asleep. After the treatment, your acupuncturist will remove the needles and give you some advice on how to maintain or improve your health and well-being.
The number and frequency of treatments you will need depend on your condition, your response to acupuncture, and your goals for treatment. Some acute or minor problems may be resolved in one or a few sessions, while chronic or complex conditions may require more sessions over a longer period of time. Generally, it is recommended to have at least one or two treatments per week for the first few weeks, and then gradually reduce the frequency as your symptoms improve. Your acupuncturist will monitor your progress and adjust your treatment plan accordingly. The ultimate goal of acupuncture is to help you achieve optimal health and wellness, and to prevent future illness or recurrence.
The results of acupuncture may vary from person to person, and from session to session. Some people may experience immediate or lasting relief after one or a few sessions, while others may need more sessions or maintenance treatments to sustain the benefits. The duration and stability of the results may also depend on the nature and severity of your condition, your compliance with your acupuncturist’s recommendations, and your overall health and lifestyle. Acupuncture is not a quick fix or a magic bullet, but a natural and holistic way of stimulating your body’s own healing abilities and restoring its balance and harmony.
To get the most out of your acupuncture treatments, it is important to follow your acupuncturist’s advice on diet, exercise, lifestyle, and herbal medicine, if prescribed. You should also avoid alcohol, caffeine, tobacco, and other substances that may interfere with the effects of acupuncture. You should also drink plenty of water, eat lightly, and rest well before and after your treatments. You should also avoid strenuous activities, extreme temperatures, or emotional stress for a few hours after your treatments. You should also keep a positive attitude and an open mind, and trust the process of healing.
To prepare for the treatment, you should:
- Wear loose and comfortable clothing that can be easily rolled up to expose the arms and legs.
- Avoid eating a large meal or drinking alcohol before the treatment, but do not come on an empty stomach either.
- Drink plenty of water and stay hydrated before and after the treatment.
- Avoid strenuous exercise, caffeine, nicotine, or other stimulants for a few hours before and after the treatment.
- Arrive on time and in a relaxed state of mind.
After the treatment, you should:
- Rest and relax for at least an hour, and avoid any stressful or demanding activities.
- Drink plenty of water and herbal tea to help flush out any toxins and enhance the effects of acupuncture.
- Eat light and healthy meals, and avoid spicy, greasy, or processed foods.
- Follow any dietary, lifestyle, or herbal advice given by your acupuncturist.
- Observe and record any changes in your symptoms, mood, energy, sleep, or appetite.
- Contact your acupuncturist if you have any questions or concerns, or if you experience any adverse reactions.
Acupuncture is generally safe and suitable for most people, but there are some situations where acupuncture may be contraindicated or require extra caution. These include:
- Pregnancy: Acupuncture can be beneficial for pregnant women, but some points and techniques should be avoided or modified to prevent any risk of miscarriage or premature labor. Always inform your acupuncturist if you are pregnant or trying to conceive.
- Bleeding disorders: Acupuncture may cause minor bleeding or bruising in some people, but it can be more serious for those who have bleeding disorders or take blood-thinning medications. Always inform your acupuncturist if you have any bleeding issues or take any medications that affect your blood clotting.
- Pacemakers or other electrical devices: Acupuncture may interfere with the functioning of pacemakers or other electrical devices implanted in the body, especially if electroacupuncture is used. Always inform your acupuncturist if you have any such devices or implants.
- Infections or skin conditions: Acupuncture may aggravate or spread infections or skin conditions, such as open wounds, ulcers, rashes, or eczema. Always inform your acupuncturist if you have any such issues or concerns.
- Allergies or sensitivities: Acupuncture may cause allergic reactions or sensitivities in some people, especially if moxibustion, cupping, or herbal medicine is used. Always inform your acupuncturist if you have any allergies or sensitivities to any substances or materials.