A recent study financed by the National Institutes of Health and published in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that acupuncture can ease pain caused by migraines, osteoarthritis and chronic pain in the back, neck and shoulders. The study, conducted over six years and involving data of nearly 18,000 patients, established acupuncture as a superior method to both sham and no-acupuncture control for each pain condition. The study concluded that about half of the patients treated reported improvements, compared to the 30 percent of patients who did not receive acupuncture.
Acupuncture is one of the most widely practiced forms of alternative medicine in the United States and is virtually painless and safe for both children and adults. The treatment is conducted by inserting extremely thin needles into strategic points on the body, stimulating nerves, muscles and connective tissue. This stimulation enables the body to kick in its natural pain killers and leads to an increase of blood flow and a decrease in elevated blood pressure. The result is a balanced, pain-free body.
If you, a friend or family member is suffering from chronic pain, call us today at 732-984-9567 to schedule an appointment and learn more about how acupuncture can improve your health!