Why You Should Add Acupuncture to Your Wellness Routine

These days, we’re taking a closer look at the health of our entire body. As a result, holistic healthcare treatments, like acupuncture, are on the rise in the United States. And that’s because we’re all looking for ways to treat the source of our pain rather than just covering up our symptoms.

At Jersey Integrative Health and Wellness, our doctors follow this exact philosophy. We’re here to provide you with treatments that promote your overall health and wellness, which includes acupuncture. By adding acupuncture to your health routine, you can improve your health and arm your immune system against any potential illnesses.

Acupuncture explained

Acupuncture is an ancient type of treatment that originates in traditional Chinese medicine. It’s used to treat pain, relieve stress, and promote your overall health. 

The purpose of acupuncture is to rebalance your body. During the treatment, small needles are inserted into certain points on your body. This helps stimulate your nerves, muscles, and connective tissues. Acupuncture can effectively relieve discomfort and pain that’s associated with several conditions, including: 

Our doctors will help you decide whether acupuncture can be beneficial for your specific condition.

What to expect from your acupuncture appointment

Your appointment will involve inserting needles into specific points on your body. Because the needles are so thin, you won’t experience any pain or discomfort from their insertion. In fact, patients don’t usually even notice their insertion.

Somewhere between five to 20 needles will typically be used in your treatment. We may apply heat or mild electrical impulses to the needles, we might twirl them depending on what’s being treated. 

Typically, we keep the needles in place for about 10 to 20 minutes while you remain still and try to relax. After the procedure, some patients feel energized and some feel even more relaxed.

Is acupuncture right for me?

You’ll know the treatment is working if your symptoms improve within a few weeks after treatment. 

The nice thing about acupuncture is that it’s a treatment with few symptoms. So, it's an ideal option if you’re worried about the side effects of other treatments, like medication.      

Acupuncture is safe and effective when performed by trained health providers, like our physicians. 

If you do notice an improvement in your symptoms and find that acupuncture is a good treatment for you, we can schedule weekly or monthly treatments, depending on your individual healthcare needs.  

To learn more about acupuncture and to determine if it’s the right treatment for you, contact our office. You can visit our website here to schedule an appointment at one of our locations.

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