Acupuncture in New Jersey
Our diverse team of practitioners specializes in helping patients achieve their wellness goals. One of the ways we do this is through acupuncture. Serving patients in Ocean, Monmouth, Atlantic, and Burlington Counties in New Jersey, Thompson Healthcare & Sports Medicine specializes in pain management, rehabilitation, sports medicine, and other services. Find out more about acupuncture and how it’s used to treat a variety of conditions.
Part of an ancient practice of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), acupuncture is effective in alleviating a variety of health conditions and symptoms. The foundation of this practice is to balance energy that flows through meridians across the body. Acupuncture involves strategically inserting very fine, metal needles into the skin at specific points (acupoints) along these pathways. The needles are used to rebalance the body’s qi– or flow of energy – and yield a natural healing response.
What to Expect During Your Session
Acupuncture treatment takes place in a quiet, private treatment room. The needles used in this practice are sterile, disposable, and only about as thin as a strand of human hair. Patients typically feel very little (if any) discomfort during the initial insertion and removal. Some patients describe the feeling as being similar to a pinprick, but less painful than a vaccination.
A treatment session may involve placing anywhere from five to 20 needles into the skin, depending on the specific needs of the patient. Needles are inserted at depths of up to a couple of inches or less and remain inserted for varying amounts of time during each session. The needles may be gently moved or rotated at certain points during treatment to facilitate a response. Patients may be advised to let the practitioner know if they feel specific sensations that may signal the treatment is working as it should.
Our Acupuncture Services
Performed by trained, certified practitioners, acupuncture is just one of the treatments we offer at Thompson Healthcare & Sports Medicine. It’s used to stimulate nerves, muscles, and connective tissue and prompt the body to utilize its natural painkillers and neurotransmitters. This method may be used to alleviate several conditions, including:
- Back, neck, and knee pain
- Sports injuries
- Muscle pain
- Myofascial pain
- Menstrual cramps
- Pregnancy discomfort
- Repetitive stress injuries
One of the acupuncture treatments offered at our practice is Dao Needling. Combining traditional Chinese medicine and biomechanical therapies, this practice helps relieve chronic pain and correct postural imbalances. Our acupuncturists consult each patient about their condition to address their needs individually. They’ll discuss symptoms, examine specific areas of the body that may react well to acupuncture, and walk the patient through the recommended treatment plan.
Request an Acupuncture Appointment Today
If you or a loved one may benefit from acupuncture, seek treatment at Thompson Healthcare & Sports Medicine in Ocean, Monmouth, Atlantic, or Burlington County, NJ. We specialize in pain management, rehabilitation, sports medicine, and other services and take a multi-disciplinary approach to care that benefits patients with a variety of ailments. Connect with us to learn more about acupuncture or schedule an appointment online today.