Acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese medicine that is based on the theory that energy called Qi flows through the body along invisible channels called meridians. When the body is balanced and healthy, Qi flows freely through the meridians, however, if energy becomes blocked it can result in both physical, and emotional issues.
Acupuncture is the practice of strategically placing needles through the skin in specific locations along meridian pathways which can effectively improve the flow of Qi to restore health and prevent disease.
In recent years, Acupuncture has gained wide spread recognition among the general public and medical community as a method of treating a variety of health related conditions including but not limited to acute and chronic pain; fibromyalgia; auto-immune related diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis; digestive disorders; allergies; diabetes; infertility; headaches; anxiety, depression and shift work syndrome. Other therapies include facial rejuvenation which tightens and firms skin, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, stimulates collagen production and helps reduce the appearance of scars.
The Acupuncturists at Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation are licensed by the New Jersey State Medical Board and certified by a National Board. Read below for more information about Acupuncture and frequently asked questions, and call us at (201) 225-1511 or (888) LOW-BACK to make an appointment.
Cupping Therapy is a time-honored traditional favored by millions of people worldwide. Cupping uses suction to treat painful or swollen areas by increasing blood flow and lymph drainage to the skin, muscles, and underlying structures and is remarkably effective in treating a variety of disorders.
When the cups are placed on the body, the pulling action of the cups engage the parasympathetic nervous system, which allows for a deep relaxed state. It is not unusual to fall asleep while receiving this treatment. People are often surprised at how relaxed, warm, and light they feel, hours and even days afterwards.
Cupping draws out toxins from the body, which helps maintain optimal health. Many chronic conditions such as asthma, diabetes, constipation, anxiety, diabetes, constipation, anxiety, fatigue, headaches, fibromyalgia, and neuralgia can be effectively treated with cupping. Traumatic injuries, stubborn orthopedic conditions, and slow-to-heal sports injuries can also be helped. Cupping is a valuable adjunct treatment that aids in detoxification programs and weight loss programs, in addition to improving skin tone and turgor, all which help you look and feel your best.
Cupping can be combined with an Acupuncture treatment or used as a stand-alone treatment. Discover the wonderful world of Cupping and how it can benefit you!
Does Acupuncture hurt?
For most patients, Acupuncture is a painless, comforting, and restorative form of therapy. Acupuncture should never be painful but the patient will have some sensation that is indicative of a therapeutic response. Often times the sensation will disappear within seconds. Many people feel no sensation at all. Always discuss any sensation or concerns with your provider.
Are there side effects?
Occasionally there may be bruising or minimal bleeding at the site of needle insertion. Also, some people may experience temporary muscle fatigue or soreness that rarely lasts more than one day. Please discuss any symptoms or concerns with your provider.
Is Acupuncture safe? Is it FDA approved?
There is minimal risk of injury and virtually no side effects when administered properly. The needles are sterile, regulated by the FDA, and used only once. All of the Acupuncturists who work at Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center are licensed by the New Jersey State Medical Board to practice in state, and they are certified by a national board.
According to several studies and medical research, Acupuncture has proven to dramatically increase a couples' chance of conception, especially when used in conjunction with western fertility treatments.
Acupuncture can enhance fertility in various ways for both men and women. Treatments could help:
- Reduce stress.
- Improve the function of the ovaries to produce better quality eggs.
- Regulate the hormones to produce a larger number of follicles.
- Increase the circulation of blood in the pelvic cavity and to improve ovarian function.
- Improve the motility and morphology of semen to create better quality and quantity of embryos
- Strengthen the immune system and decrease chances of miscarriage.
While some patients respond to quickly to acupuncture treatments, most patients require a series of ongoing treatments over one month to a year.
Acupuncture on the day of embryo transfer significantly improves the reproductive outcome in infertile women: a prospective, randomized trial http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0015028206002123
Effect of acupuncture on the outcome of in vitro fertilization and intracytoplasmic sperm injection: a randomized, prospective, controlled clinical study
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, also referred to as the "acupuncture facelift," is a wonderful timeless beauty technique. It is an effective, non-surgical, painless way to lessen the appearance of fine lines and deeper wrinkles. It helps to improves circulation and stimulates the body's natural anti-aging powers.
According to the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture, in a recent study of 300 people, 270 perceived a marked decrease of facial wrinkles after just one treatment. Their skin felt firmer to the touch and elasticity was improved.
How does it work?
Hair-thin needles are gently inserted into specific points on the face to facilitate the movement of blood and stimulate the production of collagen. This in turn nourishes, re-hydrates, tones and reduces the appearance of facial wrinkles giving your skin a more youthful glow.
Additional points are used on the arms, legs and body to further strengthen the body's energy, thereby enhancing beauty from the inside out. This complete holistic treatment achieves a balance between improving exterior facial beauty and strengthening the internal energies that influence beauty.
Treatments improve muscle tone and dermal contraction, increase collagen production, tightens pores, and increases local circulation of blood and lymph around the face. Facial acupuncture can also help reduce a double chin, sagging jowls and puffy eyelids.
How many sessions before noticing improvement?
A complete course of treatment involves a total of 10 sessions, 1 to 2 sessions per week. The measure of improvement depends on the individual. Factors such as diet, exercise and lifestyle changes also contribute to the effectiveness of the treatments and are recommended in order to solidify effectiveness. Noticeable results are usually achieved after 6 to 8 sessions. Each session last approximately 60 minutes. Monthly follow-up treatments are recommended to maintain optimal results.
Treatment involves a combination of acupuncture (face, scalp and body), facial massage, and herbal facial preparations pre and post procedure. All products used are unparalleled in their rejuvenation and anti-aging properties and are 100% natural, cruelty, fragrance and paraben free.
Experience Relief and Healing with Acupuncture in Paramus, New Jersey
For natural healing without the use of drugs or surgery, now is the time to try acupuncture. Learn more about our acupuncture services and professionals today. Call (201) 225-1511 or toll-free (888) LOW-BACK or request an appointment online for acupuncture therapy in Paramus, Bergen County, New Jersey.