“On a recent plane trip I experienced severe pressure and pain in my ear canal. My hearing was drastically reduced for several weeks. After a visit to my primary doctor, several decongestants and steriods I continued with no relief. I was referred to an ear specialist who recommended surgery. Before making this decision I decided to try acupuncture. After ONLY 2 VISITS not only did the ear drain but my hearing was restored and I was baack to normal. I am totally convinced and recommend acupuncture to my family and friends.” – Patricia G, Caldwell NJ
For over 5000 years, people in the Orient have relied upon Traditional Oriental Medicine as their primary healing system. In recent years, this time-honored healing art has gained wide acceptance all over the world as a powerful complement to conventional modern medicine. Acupuncture in particular has become a popular choice for millions of Americans seeking a safe, holistic, and natural alternative to conventional drug therapy and surgery.
How does Acupuncture Work?
There is vital life energy that courses through our body. The ancient Chinese called it “Qi” (pronounced “chee”). Qi can be stimulated on the surface of the body by dozens of channels or meridians that connect hundreds of acupuncture points. These points have specific and powerful effects on many organs and functions of the body, including the mind and spirit.
By the gentle insertion of ultra-fine, sterilized needles, a skilled acupuncturist can direct the flow of qi to strengthen the body’s hormones, organs, blood and nerves, bringing balance and healing. Modern research has confirmed that Acupuncture has a strong effect on stimulating endorphins, serotonin, cortisol, ACTH, and other powerful chemicals that our body naturally produces in order to heal disease and maintain a healthy state. Acupuncture is usually painless and can stimulate profound feelings of relaxation and well-being. Occasionally you may experience a slight prick or sore sensation. Any discomfort is usually very temporary and your practitioner can adjust the treatment to match your tolerance level.
There are several well-known styles or techniques of Acupuncture. This is because Acupuncture is very ancient and developed in China, Japan, Korea, and other Asian countries before becoming popular in Europe and the United States. The styles of Acupuncture most often utilized in our practice are Traditional Chinese Acupuncture, Five Element Acupuncture, Korean Acupuncture, Ear Acupuncture, Laser Acupuncture. Electro-Acupuncture, and Magnetic Acupuncture. We also utilize moxabustion (infra-red heat therapy), and “gwa sha,” a traditional Chinese massage treatment, as adjuncts to Acupuncture.
What does acupuncture treat?
Acupuncture is recognized by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) for treating a wide variety of problems. Here are some symptoms and diseases that acupuncture and Chinese medicine have been effective in treating:
Is acupuncture safe and effective?
Acupuncture is safe and effective. Acupuncture can also be preventative contributing to a deeper healing rather than simply taking care of symptoms. Even healthy individuals can benefit from the added benefits of enhancing overall vitality as well as its profound effect on psychological and emotional well-being. Unlike the hollow, serrated needles used to inject or extract, acupuncture needles are extremely fine making them relatively painless. Strict national standards ensure safety and sterility at all times thus minimizing the risks of injury & infection.
Will insurance cover acupuncture treatment?
More and more insurance companies are learning the benefits of acupuncture treatment therefore they are starting to cover up to 30 treatments per year. Call our office and let our staff verify your insurance coverage options. We also offer affordable wellness plans.