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Acupuncture has been around since Ancient China. The Japanese and Koreans, they all have their own style of needling. I’m not going to tell you which one came first because I don’t want anyone to fight over it.

Acupuncture needles are placed into the body about an inch or two. I like it better than deep tissue massage because I think that the pins are more focused. It goes deeper and more specifically into the anatomy. It is meant to redirect energy in the body. It is used for a host of problems from sinus conditions, back pain, neck pain, all sorts of joint pains, arthritis, even many other immune disorders like lupus and thyroiditis.

This patient also has fibromyalgia and Parkinson’s, and she seems to get relief from the needles. Sometimes with the needles I attach electric stimulation. It gives more stimulation to the muscles and the nerves. I also use an infrared heat lamp with my treatments because the heat and energy shine below the skin and muscle surface.

Many people are afraid of needles but they are more like tiny pins, like hair-thin. All the needles are only used one time and are disposed of. You palpate the skin surface to find exactly where to put the needle exactly. Sometimes you will feel the pinch of the needle, especially if it gets close to a nerve, but sometimes that can be good for the extra stimulation and blood flow.

Currently, acupuncture treatment in Hackettstown, NJ is being offered at this clinic on Tuesdays and Fridays all day from 10am to 7pm. My name is Andrew. You can contact the ladies at the front desk, they’ll be happy to make an appointment for you. Initially, you can expect to see the acupuncturist, as well as the chiropractor, two or three times a week until the symptoms subside and you could be on a once a week treatment.

For more details about acupuncture treatment, contact Village Family Clinic.


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