If you are unfamiliar with holistic treatment methods, the idea of acupuncture can seem a bit daunting. Acupuncture is an ancient form of traditional Chinese medicine used to manage a vast range of conditions and illnesses. At Manhattan Sports Medicine, our acupuncturists employ this treatment approach to promote the body’s natural healing potential and help patients achieve optimal wellness without invasive procedures. Continue reading to discover if acupuncture is right for you. 

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient and holistic treatment that involves the insertion of tiny needles into the skin to help balance an individual’s energy. According to the acupuncture theory, pain or illness occurs in the body when there is an imbalance of energy along the meridians in the body. The acupuncture needles are inserted into specific areas along these meridians that align with energy points. This triggers the body’s natural healing response and is thought to restore balance to both the mind and body. At Manhattan Sports Medicine, we view acupuncture points as areas that stimulate nerves, which helps invigorate the body’s natural pain-relieving and healing processes. The primary focus of acupuncture treatments is to reduce pain and improve your overall health. Some of the conditions and ailments treated with acupuncture include:

  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Muscle Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Neurological Conditions
  • High Blood Pressure
Acupuncturist prepares to tap needle into patients hand

Benefits of Acupuncture

If you are considering acupuncture, you may wonder about the benefits of this technique. Here are some of the holistic benefits you may experience if you receive acupuncture treatment from Manhattan Sports Medicine:

  • Reduced Pain
  • Reduced Stress
  • Headache and Migraine Relief
  • Improved Energy
  • Controlled Blood Pressure
  • Improved Healing After Surgery 

The acupuncturists at Manhattan Sports Medicine are well-versed in using this treatment to improve a variety of physical ailments. Acupuncture works best when combined with other modalities like physical therapy and chiropractic care. Incorporating acupuncture into your wellness plan can help you achieve optimal healing and facilitate your return to healthy and pain-free movement! 

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Acupuncture can offer numerous health benefits without the risk of harmful side effects. At Manhattan Sports Medicine, our acupuncturist will carefully evaluate your condition and symptoms to determine if acupuncture is right for you! To learn more about acupuncture treatments, be sure to contact us today and request an appointment!