Acupuncture

Acupuncture Treatment in Fair Lawn and Bergen County

Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years as an effective treatment for many ailments. During acupuncture treatment, thin needles are inserted into specific points on the body to eliminate joint or back pain, discomfort, and nausea, while also promoting natural healing. At Maximized Living & Wellness Center, we proudly offer acupuncture, chiropractic adjustment, and cold laser therapy near Bergen County as part of our holistic approach to healing.

Acupuncture for Low Back Pain

Low back pain is one of the most common complaints among Americans—approximately 80% of adults will experience low back pain at least once in their lifetime. Although back pain can be caused by many factors, acupuncture offers effective pain relief that is often more successful than non-surgical conventional treatments. Studies have shown that acupuncture treatments can have a positive effect on low back pain, while also improving mobility, which can suffer due to pain and stiffness. Acupuncture also has many benefits when combined with other treatments to address pain and promote healing, particularly for those who suffer from chronic back pain. Furthermore, acupuncture’s low rate of side effects and small number of contraindications makes it a valuable resource for patients and physicians, whether used alone or as part of a larger treatment plan.

How Acupuncture Works

In traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture works by prompting the restoration of the body’s natural flow of energy, called qi. Modern medicine has discovered that acupuncture has other beneficial effects on the body’s physical functions, which contribute to acupuncture’s healing and pain-relieving effects. You can learn more about holistic health, chiropractic care, and acupuncture in Bergen County by calling Maximized Living & Wellness Center at (201) 794-4500.

  • Acupuncture points lie at key places along the body’s meridians. According to traditional Chinese medicine, when these points are accessed via needle, qi is released to restore the natural flow of energy. Modern medical studies indicate that these same acupuncture points may also be naturally strategic points in the body’s nervous system. Accessing these points during acupuncture may also prompt the body to release chemicals called endorphins and opioid peptides, which naturally dull pain and improve mood.
  • Acupuncture therapy has been shown to cause increased activity in certain areas of the brain, particularly the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland. This change in brain activity causes the release of natural chemicals in the body that affect organ activity and alter the way you perceive pain. These changes are believed to improve immune function and reduce feelings of pain or discomfort.

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