Find Relief From Joint Pain With Acupuncture in Freehold, NJ
Acupuncture can potentially be effective for addressing chronic joint pain. Based on traditional Chinese medicine, this ancient healing technique is designed to free the flow of blocked energy (chi) and is best used in conjunction with traditional treatments, such as physical therapy and medications. The orthopedic specialists at New Jersey Joints in Freehold, NJ, are pleased to offer our patients this complementary form of treatment for arthritis, fibromyalgia, Lyme disease, and joint injuries.
Acupuncture is generally safe and offers a key advantage over medication-based therapy in that it has no known side effects. Therefore, you can potentially achieve the relief you need without experiencing drowsiness, digestive issues, and other unpleasant side effects that commonly result from the use of pain medicines.
Typically, here’s what you can expect during an acupuncture treatment session at New Jersey Joints in Freehold:
- A series of thin needles will be inserted into your skin at various acupuncture pressure points, which will not necessarily be the same as your pain points. The needles will be taken out of a sterile packet and discarded after use.
- While you may feel a tiny prick as each needle is inserted, may people report feeling relaxed during treatment – sometimes to the point that they even fall asleep.
- The needles will be left in place for a prescribed amount of time, which your practitioner will determine based on the location and intensity of your joint pain.
If acupuncture proves to be effective for you, you may experience some level of pain relief immediately after your first session. However, you may need several sessions to achieve meaningful relief. Acupuncture is powerful in that it can potentially affect your body’s nervous system, endocrine system, immune system, cardiovascular system, and digestive system. By stimulating these various systems, it can help alleviate pain, improve sleep, enhance digestive function, and enhance your overall well-being.
If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of acupuncture, contact New Jersey Joints to schedule a consultation at our office in Freehold, NJ.