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ACUPUNCTURE 

This safe, natural, and effective treatment is key for many patients in their journey to wellness, and enables our team to help you address illness and pain while maintaining health and bolstering immunity. Acupuncture has been used to treat pain and illness for centuries, and it works by stimulating the release of specific neurotransmitters that activate the immune system. 

 

More specifically, this treatment causes the release of endorphins such as norepinephrine, acetylcholine, and opioids, which positively affect the nervous system, reducing pain and inflammation, increasing blood circulation, and improving relaxation. How are these effects achieved? When acupuncture points are penetrated with a practitioner’s thin, solid, metallic needles they are believed to stimulate the central nervous system, releasing beneficial chemicals into the muscles, spinal cord, and brain.

 

Examples of diseases, symptoms, and conditions for which acupuncture has been proven to be an effective treatment according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) include nausea caused by surgical anesthesia and cancer chemotherapy, dental pain after surgery, addiction, headaches, menstrual cramps, tennis elbow, fibromyalgia, myofascial pain, osteoarthritis, low back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and asthma. In addition, many other conditions can also benefit from acupuncture treatment, including a wide variety of respiratory, digestive, gynecological, neurological and emotional conditions.

 

We service Montclair, Bloomfield, Cedar Grove, Verona, and the Caldwals. Interested in learning more about how acupuncture can make a difference for you? Book a treatment online, or give our team a call at 917.587.0407 to learn more. 



 

SOURCE: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-and-prevention/acupuncture