Benefits of Acupuncture

During this unprecedented time, many of us are experiencing different types of stress. At Advanced Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy, we use acupuncture to help with pain management and treatment, but also as a tool for minimizing stress and improving relaxation. Acupuncture helps with a variety of conditions and it is a safe, holistic and natural method for helping improve the circulation in the body. Early this year, we held an “Acuyoga” workshop where we’ve teamed up with our fitness and wellness center for a special yoga and acupuncture session for the ultimate stress relief and relaxation experience. Stay tuned for our next session when our fitness center reopens.

Wondering just what acupuncture is, and why it’s relevant for pain management and other conditions? Acupuncture is a time-honored tradition of putting very fine needles just under the surface of the skin at certain points around the body, called meridians. These meridians relate to other points inside the body, such as organs or tissues. Placing these needles helps improve circulation and oxygen flow to the area impacted by inflammation, which produces more of your body’s own painkillers and endorphins, sending a message to your brain on how it should perceive the pain.

What Are the Benefits of Acupuncture?

Acupuncture helps with a huge variety of conditions, including:

  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Poor digestion
  • Respiratory conditions
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Insomnia and stress
  • Circulation

Does Acupuncture Hurt?

No. At most, you may feel a small “zing” when the needle penetrates your skin, but the needles are too fine to cause actual pain.

How Does Acupuncture Work?

When used alone or in conjunction with our other chiropractic services, we have seen it promote overall physical and emotional health for many of our patients, and we would like to bring the same benefits to you through a customized plan that meets your individual needs. If you’d like to learn more about our acupuncture services, please give us a call or schedule an appointment to meet with one of our staff therapists today. 

Make an Appointment Today

Advanced Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy is conveniently located at 18 Newark Pompton Turnpike in Riverdale, NJ. So if you’re looking for acupuncture in Northern New Jersey, please contact us today!