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Acupuncture in Toms River, NJ


If you’re looking for a new way to manage your pain, Prestige Pain Centers provides acupuncture in Toms River, NJ for a medication-free way to manage your condition. We provide a myriad of the best pain relief options to treat various ailments, including headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and more. When you add acupuncture to your regimen, you’ll get a holistic plan that helps you treat and manage your pain in a healthy, effective way. 

How Does Acupuncture Work?

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical treatment that began in China over two thousand years ago, which makes it one of the oldest treatments for pain that is still being used today. At our clinic, we use sterile, stainless steel needles that are so thin, that they’re as thin as a human strand of hair. When the needle is gently placed into specific points of the body, it provides pain relief and a plethora of other benefits. 

When the acupuncture points throughout the body are stimulated via a needle, it stimulates the central nervous system. In turn, this releases chemicals into the brain, muscles, and spinal cord which creates biochemical changes that can help to stimulate your body’s natural healing abilities.

When you undergo acupuncture treatment, the number of needles and how long they remain in place will vary, and it’s usually dependent on the condition being treated. Most patients feel a very tiny prick when the ultra-thin needle is inserted, while others may feel a tickling sensation. Some patients say that they don’t feel anything. Most acupuncture sessions last between 45 and 60 minutes.

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Conditions That Acupuncture Treats

In most cases, patients use acupuncture to treat pain, but it’s also effective to promote, support, and maintain overall health and well-being, which may also help to support a strong immune system. Here are some of the conditions that acupuncture treats:

  • Mild to moderate chronic pain, including neck and back pain, sciatica, tendonitis, headaches and migraines, carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, and fibromyalgia.
  • Digestive conditions like constipation, colitis, gastritis, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
  • Some urinary and reproductive disorders including heavy or irregular periods, menstrual cramps, infertility, and some symptoms associated with menopause.
  • In some cases, patients use acupuncture to help with psychological or emotional issues like depression, stress, insomnia, and anxiety.
  • Acupuncture can help manage the difficult side effects associated with chemotherapy or radiation, including dry mouth, generalized pain and malaise, fatigue, nausea and vomiting, and peripheral neuropathy.
  • Other conditions that acupuncture treats include seasonal allergies, high blood pressure, and addiction to drugs or alcohol.

It’s very important to note that acupuncture is not a cure-all, nor will it work for everyone. However, when combining acupuncture with physical therapy in Toms River, NJ, and other treatments, you will likely have a much better chance of getting effective relief of your pain and other conditions more quickly. For example, if you have major back or neck pain, see our chiropractor in Toms River, NJ, and ask about acupuncture for a combined treatment approach.

Acupuncture is Performed by a Trained & Licensed Practitioner

The use of acupuncture is rising in many chiropractic clinics. If you’re interested in getting acupuncture, we recommend that you always make sure it’s performed by a trained and licensed practitioner. This will not only ensure your safety, but it will also ensure that you’re getting the correct type of treatment and that it’s being done professionally. At Prestige Pain Centers in Toms River, NJ, we offer comprehensive evaluations to determine whether we believe that adding acupuncture to your current treatment plan will be beneficial to you. We have over 30 years of experience practicing at over 5,000 clinics combined to provide you with a pain clinic you can trust.

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Insurance & Cost Information

You may wonder what the cost of acupuncture is and if your particular health insurance plan will cover it. More health insurance plans are covering acupuncture as a means to treat chronic pain and other conditions, but we do advise that you contact your plan to confirm that it’s covered before scheduling an appointment. A growing interest in and acceptance of acupuncture has led to more insurance companies including it in their coverage options. Medicare started covering acupuncture for patients in 2020, and the Veterans Administration started covering it in 2018. The VA also started hiring acupuncturists to provide this treatment at VA medical facilities in 2018.

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health recommends acupuncture as a research-backed pain relief treatment, and acupuncturists earned a place as an independent job classification by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

If you’re interested in acupuncture services in Toms River, NJ, or if you’d like to receive other treatments from our clinic, contact Prestige Pain Centers online or give us a call at (732) 887-2004 today!

"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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