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What are the benefits of Acupuncture?

What are the benefits of Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medicine and it involves inserting very thin needles into a person’s body with the aim of balancing their energy. Despite acupuncture is said to cure many ailments, there is no broad scientific observations and explanations to back up the claim. Some studies conducted shows it could be a placebo effect while others have indicated that there are some real takeaways. In Germany, research carried out was favorable to prove the treatment indeed cured migraines and tension headaches. Other areas where acupuncture seems to work as well are lower back pain, neck pain, osteoarthritis, headache and migraine, high and low blood pressure and some gastric conditions.

Other areas where still conclusive research is being conducted to prove the effectiveness of acupuncture are

  • Fertility
  • Neuralgia
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Spine pain
  • Tourette syndrome
  • Post-operative convalescence
  • Vascular dementia

How does it work?

Acupuncturists believe man’s illness is due to the imbalance of complementary extremes ‘yin’ and ‘yang’ , sound health is possible when there is  harmonious balance of the life force called ‘qi’ or “chi”. “Chi” is said to flow through the meridians in the human body and it is believed there are 350 acupuncture points where these meridians can be accessed. Needles are inserted to various depths on the person’s body with appropriate combination that is said to balance the flow of energy. Some experts believe that Acupuncture points are points where nerves, muscles and connective tissues can be stimulated. The stimulation blood flow increases at the same time triggering the body’s natural ability to heal itself.

Is acupuncture safe?

Yes, it is quite safe. However, minor side effects cannot be completely ruled out. If well-trained acupuncturists perform the treatment, it could be a safe procedure. It may help patients for whom pain medications are not suitable. The treatment can also be combined effectively with other treatments for speedy recovery.

What to expect?

Given the history of Chinese herbal medicines and their effectiveness in healing the illness, one can easily trust the treatment. Acupuncture NJ treatments are customized to each individuals according to their body type. In addition, many acupuncture centers provide Chinese, Korean and traditional Japanese acupuncture techniques. In New Jersey, there are exceptional acupuncture centers with reputed acupuncture specialists with Oriental medicine degree providing some ground breaking healing to various illnesses.


Though there is no scientific evidence to claim acupuncture as holistic medicine to cure illness yet acupuncture NJ providing promising healing to various ailments at low cost compared to modern medicines, which comes with painful side effects. Stimulating the body’s healing abilities and promoting physical wellbeing comes from balancing the biochemical energy of the body.