Acupuncture is an ancient therapy that can relieve pain, stress, and other disruptive physical issues ranging from digestive problems to addiction. Peak Medical, in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, offers acupuncture as part of its multidisciplinary approach to health and wellness. Call Peak Medical or make an appointment online today to learn more about acupuncture and how it can enhance your well-being.
Acupuncture is the practice of inserting thin needles into your skin at strategic points. It’s a key component of Chinese medicine practices and is a common alternative treatment for pain. Acupuncture is also becoming a popular therapy to improve overall wellness, seen as a way to reduce anxiety, stress, digestive problems, and a wide range of other conditions.
Traditionally, it’s believed that acupuncture balances and directs the flow of your chi (or qi) — life force — as it moves through the meridians of your body. Western medicine interprets this as nerve stimulation at key points in your body that can boost your natural pain-killing endorphins.
Acupuncture is often used for pain relief. Peak Medical often suggests acupuncture to relieve conditions including:
Additionally, you may find that acupuncture reduces stress and anxiety, insomnia, digestive problems, weight control, and more. Peak Medical often includes acupuncture in comprehensive treatment plans that combine a variety of therapies to reduce your symptoms, heal your body, and improve your overall wellness.
The licensed acupuncturists at Peak Medical begin your treatment with a consultation, during which you discuss your symptoms, diet, exercise habits, sleep patterns, and medical history. Once your provider has a good understanding of your needs, you recline on a treatment table while they insert the acupuncture needles at strategic points on your body. Your provider swabs your skin with alcohol before inserting each sterile needle.
When your needles are in place, you spend approximately 20 minutes relaxing. You may experience a tingling sensation or warmth around the needles, which indicates they’re in the right locations.
Acupuncture can improve your overall wellness and body function. It also promotes your body’s natural self-healing process. Acupuncture is a drug-free approach to pain relief that many patients find not only reduces their pain but also improves their overall well-being, including enhanced sleep and reduced anxiety.
If you’re interested in acupuncture and how your provider can incorporate it into a treatment plan to relieve pain and improve your wellness, call Peak Medical or make an appointment online today.