Acupuncture is a family of procedures originating in China, the most well known of which involves penetration of specific locations on the skin, called acupuncture points, by thin, solid, generally metallic needles.  Acupuncture is one of the oldest and most commonly used forms of natural, traditional medicine in the world—dating back 5000 years.

How does Acupuncture Work?

Acupuncture needles are inserted into the body at specific points along acupuncture “meridians,” or pathways, which stimulates the body’s healing energy or qi.  The body has approximately one thousand acupuncture points. The needles trigger the nervous system, releasing painkilling and inflammation-reducing substances. According to ancient theory, acupuncture allows Qi to flow to areas where it is deficient, and away from areas where it is in excess.  In this way, acupuncture regulates and restores a harmonious energetic balance in the body. 

Conditions successfully treated with Acupuncture:

Physical Pain
Back – Lumbar – Sciatica – Neck – Shoulder – Knee – Carpal Tunnel – Tennis Elbow – Muscle Aches – Sprains – Strains – Osteoarthritis – Rheumatoid Arthritis – Fibromyalgia

Emotional – Psychological
Stress – Anxiety – Depression

Digestion Disorders
Bloating – Heartburn – Acid Reflux
Nausea – Constipation – IBS – Weight Loss

Women’s Health
Infertility – Menopause – PMS – Menstrual Problems
UTI – Endometriosis – PCOS – Fibroids

Head – Eyes – Ears – Nose – Throat
Common Cold and Flu – Allergies – Sinus Problems – Headache
Migraine – Tinnitus – TMJ – Bell’s Palsy – Facial Pain – Vision Problems

Fatigue – Insomnia
Hypertension – Restlessness

How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments depends upon the duration, severity, and nature of your complaint.  You may need only a single treatment for an acute condition or a series of five to fifteen treatments may resolve many chronic problems.  Some degenerative conditions may require many treatments over time, as well as lifestyle and dietary changes.

What types of needles are used?

This clinic uses only sterilized, individually packaged disposable needles.  The needles come in various sizes.  Depending upon the nature of the problem, the location of the points selected, and the patient’s size, age, and constitution, needles can be inserted from ¼ to 3 inches in depth.

If you would like to schedule an appointment but have concerns regarding acupuncture, please feel free to call and schedule a complimentary consultation. Dr. Nardone and his team are happy to answer any of your questions.