Raritan Physical Therapy provides acupuncture therapy in Edison, NJ. Call (732) 662-4400 for more information or to schedule your first appointment.

Acupuncture is an ancient Eastern healing art that has become a thoroughly modern Western treatment for many different health conditions. It is accepted as a complementary treatment by both the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

According to Eastern thought, acupuncture’s small, thin, hollow needles release blockages in the Qi, the naturally flowing life force that occurs in all living things. Qi is not recognized by Western medicine. Instead, research shows that the microtraumas induced by the needles jump start the body’s natural immune responses and create biochemical brain changes that can relieve pain. The traditional acupuncture points produce excellent results.

Health and Fitness Benefits of Acupuncture

Acupuncture provides several key health and fitness benefits. These include, but are not limited to:

Illness Management: From arthritis to fibromyalgia, acupuncture is often used as one component in a holistic approach to treating chronic illnesses.

Injury Healing: Acupuncture can speed the healing process for many different types of acute and chronic injuries. Medical treatment is typically given first, and then acupuncture is added to the rehabilitation plan.

Workout Boost: Acupuncture can enhance your workouts by reducing post-workout soreness, boosting your endorphins, and helping your muscles recover more quickly.

Mental Health Improvement: The biochemical changes brought on by acupuncture can dramatically lower stress levels, rebalance the brain chemistry, and reduce the frequency of stress related migraines.

Acupuncture is generally considered a safe and effective adjunct to other treatments. Like anything else, though, it is not right for everyone. Your physical therapist will perform an extensive initial evaluation and carefully review your medical history. With a complete picture of your situation, he or she will develop an individualized treatment plan to meet your specific needs.

Call (732) 662-4400 to schedule your first appointment.