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5 Surprising Things Acupuncture Could Help

Acupuncture dates back to the first century BC. The idea of this natural treatment is that there are patterns of energy flow all throughout the body, which are crucial for optimal health. You get sick because there are interferences in said flow and acupuncture corrects these disproportions at specific points. We often get asked “what can acupuncture help me with?” The following may pleasantly surprise you.

1. Your Immune System

Seeing an acupuncturist monthly (for treatment of course) has been shown to increase the amount of white blood cells that your body creates. When your white blood cells increase, your body’s immune system naturally gets a boost.

Stress can greatly affect how your body fights off infections. Acupuncture can reduce stress and in turn boost your immune system. Not to mention, many find acupuncture relaxing. It can be a nice time out from the hustle and bustle of life, especially for those of you who commute to and from Ocean County to New York City for work! 

2. Weight Loss

Sitting at a desk can make it tough to lose weight. However, combining acupuncture with a traditional weight loss plan has been shown to help people lose more weight. This is a safe way to help people reach reasonable weight loss goals and it can also cut down on bloating.

3. Sleep

Those who receive acupuncture to help with sleep problems have found that it has helped them fall asleep faster and stay asleep. Many who get acupuncture treatment report waking up less throughout the night. This happens due to increased amounts of melatonin that is produced with treatment.

4. Pain

The most common symptom that acupuncture is known to help is pain. Studies have shown that it has helped back, neck and shoulder pain, arthritis, and carpal tunnel. Acupuncture has been proven to help with chronic pain, more specifically. Sounds better than taking pain pills, doesn’t it?

5. Smoking, and Not Doing it

Quitting smoking is one of the toughest habits to break. Acupuncture helps to detoxify your body of the addicting toxins that smoking can leave behind. You know, those toxins that make you addicted. It also stops jitters, reduces cravings, decreases irritability, and increases relaxation.

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If you’re looking for a multi-specialty medical group that offers interventional pain management, sports medicine, chiropractic care, acupuncture therapy, physical therapy, and orthopedic surgery, look no further than NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine.

We have eight offices and one ambulatory surgery center (ASC) located in and around Monmouth County, NJ and Ocean County, NJ, and we have many patients that visit us from the following towns:

  • Jackson, NJ
  • Point Pleasant, NJ
  • Barnegat, NJ
  • Brick, NJ
  • Lakewood, NJ
  • Manchester, NJ
  • Aberdeen, NJ
  • Marlboro, NJ
  • Freehold, NJ
  • Monroe, NJ
  • Glassboro, NJ
  • Any many others

Since the beginning, our doctors and staff have been committed to treating patients who suffer from several different types of painful spine, joint, and orthopedic conditions. Furthermore, our goal is not only to reduce pain through physical rehabilitation, therapy, or any of our procedures and treatment options, but to help all of our patients have their functionality and quality of life restored.

Doctors with Superior Medical Knowledge and Compassion

One of the many benefits of choosing NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine is that we only use the most innovative and modern treatment options and procedures. Furthermore, every service and treatment option we offer is available at each of our eleven offices. Therefore, you should expect to receive the treatment you need whether you visit our office in Jackson, NJ, Point Pleasant, NJ, Barnegat, NJ, Manchester, NJ, Aberdeen, NJ, Rahway, NJ, or Tinton Falls, NJ. Furthermore, when patients come to one of our offices, they are always greeted with smiles and treated with kindness.

Every member of a team is respectful and empathetic, and will go to great lengths to ensure your pain management needs are addressed. Another reason to choose our medical practice is because our team makes it one of their highest priorities to stay at the forefront of medical research so that they’re offering the best care possible. Lastly, our physicians and staff also make certain that patients have the knowledge they need to help them live pain-free lives.

Comprehensive and Customized Care Provided by NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine

While some patients may only require one service and/or treatment option and procedure, others may require customized care plans to help them get back on their feet. After your initial evaluation, your physician will create a custom-tailored treatment plan that they feel will offer you with the pain relief you want. In fact, you should not only expect to be recommended with a treatment plan that will help to reduce and/or eliminate your pain, but one that will aid in increasing your activity level, and reducing the amount of pain medicine you take. In the end, you will be provided with a comprehensive and customized care plan that will greatly improve the quality of your life.

Even though pain is an unavoidable part of life, it doesn’t mean you must suffer from it all throughout your lifetime. To learn more the doctors and staff at NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine, our pain treatment options and procedures, and our locations in and around Ocean County, NJ, and Monmouth County, NJ, please browse our site. To make an appointment, please don’t hesitate to do so online, or give one of the offices closest to your home in Brick, NJ, Lakewood, NJ, Marlboro, NJ, Freehold, NJ, Glassboro, NJ, or another area a call today.