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Acupuncturist in Hamilton, NJ


Acupuncture combines an ancient healing method merged with modern wellness. There are so many benefits of acupuncture, from pain relief to relieving stress. Prestige Pain Centers in Hamilton, NJ and Paramus, NJ offer acupuncture as part of their wide range of services.

How Does Acupuncture Work?

Acupuncture is a cornerstone of traditional Chinese medicine and has been practiced for thousands of years. It involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body, stimulating energy pathways known as meridians. Each pathway corresponds to a different organ and bodily function. Acupuncture works by tapping into your body’s innate ability to heal itself. When the needles are inserted, they stimulate the immune system and improve blood circulation, which can trigger a whole range of physiological responses.

Acupuncture prompts the release of endorphins, providing relief from chronic and acute pain conditions. It helps to restore harmony and balance within your body’s energy systems, as illness and discomfort can arise from imbalances in the flow of Qi along the meridians. Acupuncture has also been shown to influence the release of hormones such as cortisol and serotonin. These hormones play key roles in regulating mood, stress levels, and overall well-being.

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Acupuncture is Safe & Side Effects Are Rare

At Prestige Pain Centers for acupuncture and physical therapy in Hamilton, NJ, safety is paramount. That’s why our treatments are performed by only the best trained and licensed practitioners. Unlike medications or surgical procedures, acupuncture is minimally invasive and is rarely associated with adverse reactions. We adhere to strict hygiene and cleanliness standards in our Hamilton, NJ clinic. All needles are single-use, sterile, and disposed of properly after each treatment session.

Our experienced team conducts thorough consultations to properly understand your medical history, current health status, and treatment goals. This approach ensures that your treatment is tailored to your own individual needs, minimizing the risk of complications. Acupuncture can also be used alongside other medical treatments, like physical therapy, to enhance the effectiveness of other interventions.

Like any medical intervention, acupuncture can carry some risks, but they are exceptionally rare and typically minor in nature. These may include:

  • Bruising or soreness: A common side effect is mild bruising or soreness at the site of needle insertion, but this is usually temporary and resolves quickly.
  • Dizziness or fainting: This is a possible side effect if you’re particularly sensitive to needle stimulation or have low blood pressure or anxiety issues.
  • Allergic reactions: These are extremely uncommon side effects that are mild and involve itching, redness, or swelling at the needle site.

What Acupuncture Feels Like

During treatment, you’ll lie comfortably on a treatment table while our skilled acupuncturists strategically insert thin, sterile needles into the selected acupuncture points. The needles are typically left in place for 20–30 minutes, allowing you to relax and reap the full benefits of the treatment. Throughout your session, your acupuncturist will closely monitor your response and adjust the placement and stimulation of the needle as needed to optimize the therapeutic effects and ensure your comfort.

The sensations vary from person to person and can depend on factors such as individual sensitivity and the specific acupuncture points being targeted. Most people find that they feel minimal to no discomfort during treatment, as the needles are extremely thin (much thinner than those used for injections or blood draws!). As the needle is inserted, you might feel a quick pinch or prick. This is usually very brief and subsides quickly. After it’s been inserted, you may experience a dull ache, tingling, or a sensation of warmth or heaviness around the needle site or even along the pathway of the meridian being stimulated. This sensation has actually been described by people as pleasant and relaxing.

You may experience deep relaxation during acupuncture, as the needles stimulate the nervous system and promote the release of endorphins, so you might feel calm, peaceful, and even sleepy. Some people notice a feeling of movement or flow along the meridians, or a sense of energy shifting within the body. Most people leave an acupuncture session feeling refreshed, balanced, and restored!

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Acupuncture Insurance & Cost Information

Many health plans now offer coverage for acupuncture treatments, as it is an effective way to promote holistic health and wellness. Depending on your insurance provider and plan, acupuncture may be partially or fully covered. We accept a wide range of insurance plans to accommodate your needs. If you’re unsure whether your insurance is accepted, get in touch with our team via our website or by calling 732-887-2004. If you don’t have insurance, you are still welcome at our clinic! We offer competitive rates, flexible payment options and a clear breakdown of our pricing structure when developing your treatment plan.

If you’re looking for acupuncture in Paramus, NJ or nearby Hamilton, NJ, look no further than Prestige Pain Centers.

"Great staff and Dr Johal very caring Dr."
Richard T.
“Dr. Johal has always been attentive to my health problem and I was greatly impressed when he was in my operation.”
Ana J.
"Dr. Johal gave me my life back! Can’t say enough good thing about him or his practice. My wife is now also seeing him for her neck pain!"
John M.
"Amazing doctor. Very like-able personality and will provide excellent care to all his patients."
Omar E.
"Compassionate Care ...with understanding and equality .."
Dustin S.
“I like Dr. Johal he understands your pain he’s a good doctor and I don’t say that about a lot of doctors.”
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