Acupuncture Clinic in East Brunswick, NJ
For thousands of years, acupuncture has been used to manage a wide range of symptoms and treat many different medical conditions.
In addition to being widely known for effective pain control, acupuncture is often used to help with the management of stress, anxiety, and depression. Acupuncture is recognized as a recovery aid for various addictions and is particularly helpful with smoking cessation. It can act as a supplemental treatment for serious health conditions like heart disease, high blood pressure, and autoimmune disorders.
Acupuncture is used regularly for symptomatic relief of chronic conditions, such as:
- Back pain
- Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV)
- Dental pain
- Labor pain
- Menopausal symptoms
- Menstrual cramps
- Migraines and tension headaches
- Tennis elbow
There are particular trigger points that can be stimulated during an acupuncture session that are recognized to help with weight control as well. Many patients involved in our medical weight loss program use acupuncture for additional support as they work toward their weight loss goals.
The symptomatic benefits experienced from acupuncture vary for everyone. A lot of patients begin to sense a change immediately or after just a few treatment sessions, while others require a long-term treatment strategy before their symptoms dissipate. The results depend on a collection of environmental and lifestyle factors, in addition to the severity and nature of the condition being treated.
What is Acupuncture?
The traditional use of acupuncture dates back over 5,000 years and is still a popular form of therapy today.
Acupuncture is based on an ancient Chinese form of medicine that used thin needles to stimulate energy (Qi) as it flowed through the meridians (pathways) of the body. Traditionally, disturbances of energy flow were believed to contribute to the development of disease. Today, the medical reasoning behind acupuncture is understood differently. Where the needles are placed are now understood to correlate to nerves, muscles, and connective tissue that can stimulate blood flow, boost the natural painkillers in your body, correct imbalances, and restore health. These trigger points manipulate how the body interprets pain and pleasure.
Find Out If Acupuncture is Right For You By Contacting UniMed Center Today!
Acupuncture patients often feel pain relief and enhanced harmony between the body and mind. Find out more about acupuncture at UniMed Center by calling (732) 828-9988 or you can request an appointment online.