Acupuncture Facts

S.O.A.R. Physical Therapy | Acupuncture | Sea Girt NJ S.O.A.R. Physical Therapy | Acupuncture | Sea Girt NJ

What conditions can be treated with acupuncture?

  • Arthritis
  • Allergies
  • Digestive System Disorders / Weight Loss
  • Headaches / Migraines
  • Ligament Sprains / Tendon Strains
  • Neck / Back / Nerve Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Psychological Disorders
  • Sports Injuries

*These are just some of the conditions that this full medical system can treat.*

Acupuncture is an excellent way to bring pain relief and quality of life back to the patient with chronic ailments, or to provide a holistic cure for acute problems.

How does it work?
We now know that most acupuncture points have specialized nerve bundles that respond to acupuncture therapy. This has beneficial effects at all levels of the nervous system, and these effects lead to better function of all body systems - reducing pain, correcting endocrine function, balancing the immune system, and a wide host of other positive responses. In other words, acupuncture recruits the body's own healing powers to reduce or eliminate a disease.

How often and for how long is a patient treated?
This depends on the condition being treated. Initial visit is usually 60 minutes with follow up visits lasting 30-45 minutes for 3-4 weeks on average. From there it is then based on your response to the therapy. Most cases will eventually taper down after the desired effect has been established.

Does it hurt?
Acupuncture needles are thinner, smoother, sharper and more flexible than hypodermic needles. Most do not feel anything going in! Once the needles are in place, they cause a very comfortable, relaxing sensation. Many are surprised how relaxed they are during the treatment!

Would acupuncture help me?
Sit down and talk with AJ, our Licensed Acupuncturist. He can go over all your health issues and concerns. Together you can decide if acupuncture is right for you.