Physical Therapy located in Clifton, NJ


Acupuncture services offered in Clifton, NJ

Acupuncture has delivered proven pain relief for thousands of years and continues to be an effective therapy for many health conditions. Tiffany Zarcone, PT, DPT, and her team at Clifton Physical Therapy in Clifton, New Jersey, offer acupuncture to treat musculoskeletal disorders, injuries, and other conditions like migraines. Call the office or book an appointment online today for expert acupuncture treatment.

Acupuncture Q & A

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a traditional Eastern healing art used extensively in Western medicine. Your acupuncturist inserts hair-thin needles into your skin and soft tissues at exact points and depths. Eastern practitioners believe that acupuncture points direct the flow of Qi or Chi, the essential life force flowing through all living things.

Clinical research shows that acupuncture stimulates your body’s natural healing responses and triggers biochemical changes in your brain that relieve pain. The Clifton Physical Therapy team also offers cupping, a unique form of acupuncture, using cups to create a mild vacuum on your skin and top muscle layers.

When might I benefit from acupuncture?

Acupuncture can effectively treat various diseases, mental health problems, and injuries. Certain conditions might benefit from acupuncture as part of a comprehensive rehabilitation program, but it’s also an effective stand-alone therapy for some disorders.

The Clifton Physical Therapy team specializes in using acupuncture to treat neuromusculoskeletal problems that affect your nerves, muscles, connective tissues, and joints. You could benefit from acupuncture for the following:

Back pain

Acupuncture can ease muscle and tendon pain and calm inflamed nerves that cause conditions like sciatica (lower back and leg pain).

Neck pain

Stiff, aching muscles, neck tension, and nerve compression can all improve with acupuncture.

Joint pain

Acupuncture can help with conditions like tendinitis and bursitis. You can also manage incurable arthritis pain better with regular acupuncture sessions.

Sports injuries

Sports injuries like sprains and strains can also happen during exercise or while carrying out everyday tasks. Acupuncture helps to reduce pain and swelling.

Clifton Physical Therapy’s skilled acupuncturists also excel in treating severe or recurring headaches like migraines.

What other benefits does acupuncture offer?

In addition to treating specific conditions and symptoms, acupuncture has other benefits, such as:

Improved circulation

Better blood flow delivers more oxygen, growth factors, and nutrients to your tissues, helping them heal.

Reduced inflammation

Acupuncture reduces chronic inflammation, which can help relieve pain and pressure.

Triggering endorphin release

Endorphins are chemicals your body produces that act as natural painkillers and make exercise rewarding. The fine acupuncture needles stimulate nerves and underlying soft tissues to boost endorphin production.

Acupuncture requires no special preparation, and you don’t need a sedative or anesthetic. The needles don’t usually cause pain; in fact, you likely won’t feel them go in.

Call Clifton Physical Therapy or book an appointment online today to discover the benefits of acupuncture for yourself.