Blogs from January, 2023

Holistic Healing Options

Acupuncture is a technique used by some physical therapists to help relieve muscle pain, tension, and tightness. It involves inserting thin needles into trigger points in the body to release tension, stimulate energy flow, reduce inflammation, and promote healing. The procedure is non-invasive and does not require any medication or anesthetic. It can provide significant pain relief for many patients, particularly those with chronic muscular pain conditions, including:

  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Muscle strains and spasms
  • Tendonitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Repetitive strain injuries

Acupuncture has also proven effective in helping treat and manage symptoms of conditions such as tinnitus and cancer. The National Library of Medicine also published a study demonstrating the success in pairing physical therapy with acupuncture for treatment of spontaneous frozen shoulder. No matter what condition or symptoms you’re experiencing, your physical therapist will conduct a thorough examination to determine if acupuncture is right for you.

To discover if this could be an effective holistic healing option for you, contact ProFysio Physical Therapy at (732) 812-5200.

Acupuncture Then & Now

The method of acupuncture has been used for centuries to treat various conditions. In fact, Physiopedia estimates that acupuncture could potentially be traced back to 1000 B.C. Today it continues to be a popular form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), with many practitioners using it alongside conventional medical treatments.

Acupuncture's long history and continued relevance serves as a testament to its usefulness in promoting relief and healing. Combining physical therapy with acupuncture is becoming more and more popular as a way to improve the effectiveness of treatment. When these two therapies are used together, each one enhances the benefits of the other.

Are you interested in adding acupuncture to your physical therapy treatment plan? Call ProFysio Physical Therapy at (732) 812-5200 to schedule a consultation.