Acupuncture in NYC and Westwood, New Jersey
We are proud to announce that Intrinsic Chiropractic of New Jersey now offers acupuncture in our Westwood and NYC location! Both our Westwood and NYC acupuncturists are here to help you and your family with natural healthcare.
Here at Intrinsic Chiropractic of New Jersey, we believe in a comprehensive approach to your healthcare. Our goal is to provide our patients with as many drug-free alternatives as possible. We have found that many of our patients have responded positively when receiving both acupuncture and chiropractic care. Acupuncture has recently gained a lot of popularity in the media. Athletes are using acupuncture to help decrease pain and increase performance.
Traditional acupuncture analyzes the flow of Qi (chi) and looks to restore its proper movement through the body. A trained acupuncture will look for areas of stagnation (blood flow that isn’t circulating properly) Acupuncture works by influences the nervous system by inserting thin needles into the skin to restore the movement of Qi and reduce stagnation. These concepts may seem foreign to our Western trained minds, but we just have different names for Qi and stagnation. Qi could be compared to the nervous system and its ability to communicate with the brain. Stagnation could be compared to inflammation. Both areas of inflammation and a dysfunctional nervous system have been studied by Western medicine to be problematic and disease inducing.
Western practitioners of acupuncture have adopted new techniques specifically for muscle and joint pain. This technique is called Dry Needling. Dry needling has been studied to be effective for neck, low back, shoulder, hip, and knee pain. An acupuncturist practicing dry needling will needle the area with a desire to decrease pain and eliminate inflammation.
Your Westwood and NYC acupuncturist is trained in many different acupuncture techniques. Afraid of needles? There are non-needle techniques that can be utilized to stimulate the merdians and allow the Qi to flow.
If you or a loved one is suffering with pain or is looking for an alternative approach to their healthcare, call Intrinsic Chiropractic today!