Jersey Community Acupuncture in Flemington NJ, Hunterdon County Community Acupuncture

acupuncture + herbs

Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine

Acupuncture originated in China over 2,000 years ago and helps the energy in our body (Qi) to flow properly. By using hair-thin needles, acupuncture stimulates specific acu-points on the body to unblock obstructions that cause pain and disharmony. Thousands of years of experience taught acupuncturists that when energy is blocked in the body, it can create illness.  Acupuncture regulates and restores the harmonious energetic balance of the body. Acupuncture is performed by licensed and board certified practitioners. Only single-use, sterilized needles are used during treatment. Acupuncture is safe and has very few side effects (if any).

fullsizerender-1In western medical and scientific terms, the exact mechanism is still unknown. Recent theories include: the ability of acupuncture to modulate neuroendocrine functions, endorphin mediated pain relief, and new ideas on the role of fascia in an organisms well-being.

Chinese herbal medicine is an important aspect of the Asian medical tradition. The history of Chinese herbal therapies dates back even before the development of acupuncture. Chinese herbs are prescribed in formulas that are specifically designed for your needs. The practitioner will make a diagnosis and prescribe an individualized formula that corresponds to the your pattern and diagnosis. As your condition changes, the herbal formula will also change to address the new diagnosis. Chinese herbs can be administered in pills, powders, and tea forms.

Chinese herbal medicine can be used alone or can help support your acupuncture treatments, deepening your healing. Chinese herbs are also thought to work better for certain conditions. A trained and licensed herbalist can help you decide if herbal therapy is right for you.

We also provide cupping when needed at Jersey Community Acupuncture. Cupping uses the suction of the cups mobilizes blood flow to promote the healing of a broad range of medical ailments, including pain and respiratory issues. Cupping therapy dates back to ancient Egyptian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern cultures. One of the oldest medical textbooks in the world, the Ebers Papyrus, describes how the ancient Egyptians were using cupping therapy in 1,550 B.C. European traditions also use cupping for respiratory issues.

fullsizerenderAt Jersey Community Acupuncture, our mission is to make acupuncture and herbal medicine accessible and affordable. We treat individuals in a comfortable group setting; this is the way acupuncture is typically practiced in China. Our patients often get great results when they receive acupuncture on a frequent and consistent basis. Our sliding scale helps to make this possible for you to come as often as you need to in order to get better. To find out more about community acupuncture, or to locate a community acupuncture clinic in another part of the state or the country, please click here.

If you have questions about how often you should be getting treatment,  please  see the chart below.  Let us know if you have any questions.

How often should I come in for treatment?

 This will vary from person to person, and will likely vary as your condition(s) change(s) with treatment. Here are some general guidelines, depending on what you are being treated for and what your goals are:

Being treated for:

Example of condition:

Treatment frequency:

For how long:

Very severe discomfort

Acute back sprain, daily migraines,
Sprained ankle, acute digestive distress

Daily until change in condition

For several days,
then reassess

Moderate discomfort

Knee pain while running, poor sleep

Twice weekly until change in condition

Over several weeks

Working on a health milestone

Trying to get pregnant, overcoming allergies

1-2 times weekly until change in condition

Over several weeks/months

Ongoing episodic condition

Occasional insomnia; PMS

Weekly + as-needed for acute episodes

Over a few months

Support for chronic issues

Stress, work-related  issues, chronic illness

Weekly or bi-monthly

Ongoing/as needed

General health

Life!

Bi-monthly or monthly

Ongoing/as needed

We strive to make acupuncture affordable and convenient so that you are able to receive the acupuncture you need for as often and as long as you need it, to get the best possible results.  Please call us at 908.237.1076 if you have any questions.

Affordable acupuncture and herbal treatments serving Flemington, Bridgewater, Clinton, Somerville, Raritan,  Lambertville, Princeton, Ewing, Pennington,  New Hope, Bucks County and Central New Jersey.

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