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Acupuncture Specialist

Physical Therapy located in Cranford, & Clifton, NJ

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Acupuncture services offered in Cranford and Clifton, NJ

If you regularly feel stressed, anxious, or experience chronic aches and pains, an integrative treatment like acupuncture might provide lasting relief. At Prosynergy PT, experienced physical therapist Agnieszka Mika, PT, uses acupuncture to relieve the symptoms of various conditions, including arthritis, allergies, and menstrual cramps. Call the nearest office or go online to make an appointment today in Clifton or Cranford, New Jersey.

Acupuncture Q & A

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a Chinese medicine procedure practiced for more than 2,500 years. During treatment, your Prosynergy PT provider inserts tiny needles into specific areas on your skin. It’s thought that placing the needles at certain “meridians” improves the flow of qi –– an invisible life force –– throughout your body.

Qi isn’t as mystical as it might sound to Western ears. Research suggests your mental and physical health are inextricably linked. In fact, if you’re regularly stressed and anxious, you’re more likely to get sick. Acupuncture provides a convenient and minimally invasive way to achieve lasting relief from uncomfortable symptoms, improving your health.

What conditions can benefit from acupuncture?

Prosynergy PT uses acupuncture to treat many conditions, including:

  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Lower back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Knee pain
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Insomnia (the inability to fall or stay asleep)
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Migraines and headaches
  • Morning sickness
  • Accidents

You might also benefit from acupuncture if you experience a sports or a workplace injury.

What happens during an acupuncture appointment?

At Prosynergy PT, the providers perform acupuncture on-site in their welcoming and spalike offices.

At the beginning of your appointment, you change out of your clothes and into a hospital gown. Your provider has you lie down on your back, side, or stomach, depending on the area of your body to be treated.

Once you’re comfortable, your provider inserts a series of thin, sterile acupuncture needles into specific sites on your skin. You might first feel a brief stinging or pinching sensation, but this discomfort should go away quickly

You lie very still after your provider places the needles for about five to 30 minutes. Your provider might also heat the needles or stimulate them with electricity, depending on the reason for treatment. Once the treatment period is over, your provider removes the needles and sends you home.

How many acupuncture treatments will I need?

The number of acupuncture treatments you’ll need will depend on various things, including how severe your symptoms are and their effect on your quality of life. You might benefit from 8-12 treatments if you have an acute condition, or your provider might recommend one or two treatments a week for several months.

Is acupuncture safe?

Acupuncture is safe and usually well-tolerated. It’s minimally invasive and presents very few risks. What’s more, it can be combined with other treatments and provides lasting results.

To see if acupuncture can benefit you, make an appointment today at Prosynergy PT by calling the nearest office or clicking the online booking feature.