At Spine & Joint Center we treat the patient as a whole person rather than a set of symptoms. Practicing acupuncture in Bergen County NJ, our approach is to treat back and spine pain conservatively and effectively. By first focusing on non-invasive treatments, such as acupuncture, we can avoid surgical procedures that can sometimes result in an unnecessarily long and difficult recovery process.
Medical acupuncture is a term used to describe acupuncture performed by a medical doctor who has also had thorough training in acupuncture as a specialty. Trained in acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. Noto knows how and when medical acupuncture can best supplement western non-invasive treatments. Using needles, heat, and electric stimulation, the acupuncture session promotes the body’s natural healing abilities.
How Does Acupuncture Work?
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medicine that has recently been adopted into Western medical practices. As result of its growing popularity and its effectiveness at treating pain and enhancing overall well-being, it is sometimes the first treatment of choice for certain medical conditions.
The theory of acupuncture deals with the energy of the body, referred to as qi, and how it flows throughout the body and regulates performance. A disruption of qi energy can lead to pain and imbalance, and it can also be the source of disease. Acupuncture is most commonly used to treat back pain and it also used for joint pain, neck pain, and headaches.
Our treatment using acupuncture in Bergen County NJ is administered with very thin metal needles that penetrate the surface of the skin at certain points in the body. Patients new to acupuncture can be assured that it is safe and is not painful. The needles cause small sensations in the body that can relieve pain and tension and restore energy balance. Results are generally experienced after just one session and benefits are often immediately noticeable.