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Acupuncture for Knee Pain Paramus NJ


Traditional Acupuncture

Acupuncture, a traditional Chinese medicine technique, is based on the theory that each of us has a life force energy – called Qi or Chi – that flows through the body. When the body is healthy and balanced, Qi flows freely. If this energy gets blocked, it can result in physical and emotional problems. Acupuncture is the practice of placing extremely thin needles into the skin at specific locations meant to improve the flow of Qi to restore health and prevent disease.

Acupuncture Treats:

  • Acute pain
  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Chronic pain
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Infertility
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • “Shift work” sleep disorder
  • Stress management
  • Trigger points

Cupping Therapy

Cupping therapy is a time-honored treatment favored by millions of people worldwide. It uses suction to treat painful or swollen areas by improving blood flow and lymph drainage. Although no needles are involved in cupping, it is associated with acupuncture because it is remarkably effective at clearing blocked energy pathways for improved overall health. Cupping is also especially helpful for patients with scar tissue adhesions.

During cupping therapy, small cups are placed in strategic areas of your skin, depending on your health needs. Your therapist will use a suction pump to create a vacuum effect, which draws the skin and muscles underneath each cup upward. This can help release bound tissue, improving your range of motion and alleviating pain. It also allows better circulation of nutrient-rich blood and the flow of lymph fluid that carries toxins out of the body.

Cupping therapy can induce a deep, relaxed state. Many patients are surprised at how relaxed, warm, and light they feel – even days later.

Many chronic conditions, such as asthma, diabetes, constipation, anxiety, fatigue, headaches, fibromyalgia, and neuralgia, can be effectively treated with cupping. Traumatic injuries, stubborn orthopedic conditions, and slow-to-heal sports injuries can also be improved. Cupping can also improve your skin tone and help you feel and look your best.

Cupping may be combined with an acupuncture treatment or used as a stand-alone therapy. It is valuable in detoxification efforts and weight loss programs. We invite you to find out firsthand how cupping can benefit you.

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Acupuncture F.A.Q.

Does acupuncture hurt?

No. Acupuncture should never be painful. Rather, it is a comforting and restorative therapy.

On occasion, you may experience a sensation that indicates a therapeutic response to treatment. These sensations typically last just a second or two. Most people who undergo acupuncture feel no sensation at all during the therapy. Always discuss any concerns you may have with your therapist.

What should I expect during a session?

Prior to the treatment, your acupuncturist will discuss your symptoms, goals, and health history with you, along with performing a brief physical exam.

During the procedure itself, hair-thin needles will be gently inserted into specific points on your body, depending on your healthcare issues. The number of needles used in a single acupuncture session will vary, but anywhere between 5 and 25 needles are likely to be used. Depending on your needs, your acupuncturist may gently move or twirl the needles after each is in place. The needles generally remain in place for 15 or 20 minutes. During this time, you should feel no pain or discomfort and may be instructed to lie still and relax. After that, the needles will be removed, and the session will be complete.

Is acupuncture safe?

There is minimal risk of injury and virtually no side effects when acupuncture is administered properly.

Expert acupuncturists take every measure necessary to keep you safe. The needles acupuncturists use are sterile, single use only, and regulated by the FDA.

All of the acupuncturists at Peak Medical Centers are licensed to practice in the state by the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners and are certified by a national board.

Are there side effects?

Side effects of acupuncture are rare, but may include:

  • Bruising or slight bleeding at the site of the needle insertion
  • Temporary muscle fatigue or soreness

Please discuss any symptoms or concerns you have with your acupuncturist.

Acupuncture Treatments

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture

If you’re looking for nonsurgical facial rejuvenation, acupuncture is a wonderful, timeless technique that can do wonders for your skin and enhance your beauty.

Just as acupuncture is used to treat a variety of medical conditions, it is also an effective and painless way to achieve aesthetic improvements, such as:

  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Achieve a youthful glow
  • Stimulate collagen production
  • Firm and tighten skin
  • Reduce the appearance of scars
  • Tighten pores
  • Improve the appearance of a double chin, sagging jowls, and puffy eyelids

A complete course of facial rejuvenation treatment involves a total of 10 hour-long sessions, with 1 or 2 sessions per week. Noticeable results are usually achieved midway through the course.

Treatment involves a combination of acupuncture(face, scalp, and body), facial massage, and herbal facial preparations to use pre- and post-procedure. All products we use are 100% natural, contain no parabens or fragrance, and are cruelty-free.

Just like any other nonsurgical cosmetic improvement, the extent of your improvement through facial rejuvenation will depend on you – because factors such as diet, exercise, and lifestyle will contribute to the success of the procedure. Monthly follow-up treatments are recommended to maintain optimal results.

Acupuncture & Infertility

Acupuncture has been shown to dramatically increase a couples’ chance of conception, especially when used in conjunction with Western-style fertility treatments.

Men and women who undergo acupuncture can enhance their fertility in a number of specific ways, including:

  • Improve the motility and morphology of sperm
  • Improve ovarian function by increasing blood circulation in the pelvic cavity
  • Produce better quality eggs by improving functioning of the ovaries
  • Produce a larger number of follicles by regulating hormones
  • Decrease the chances of miscarriage by strengthening the immune system
  • Reduce stress

While some patients respond quickly to acupuncture treatments, most patients require a series of ongoing treatments for one month to a year for effective results. Talk to your fertility specialist about whether acupuncture is right for you.

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Pediatric Acupuncture

Acupuncture can address a large number of health issues in children. At Peak Medical Centers, we focus on understanding your child’s health condition and create an individual healing program that effectively addresses your child’s symptoms along with the underlying cause.

Trigger Point Acupuncture

Trigger points are areas of knotted muscle tissue that are sensitive to touch. Trigger points can also cause pain to appear in other areas of the body, too. These knots of muscle are most likely to develop after an injury or repetitive strain.

With trigger point acupuncture, we treat these painful areas of knotted muscle as a part of your acupuncture service. This two-for-one approach can address any blocks in the flow of energy throughout your body – as well as relieve pain caused by trigger points.

Because many of the areas where acupuncture needles are placed also happen to be spots where trigger points tend to form, trigger point acupuncture can be particularly effective and efficient.

We can provide this treatment much faster than a typical acupuncture session, which is something many of our busy patients appreciate.

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