How does acupuncture work?

  • Posted on: Jun 15 2020
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Patients in the Long Island area who are dealing with pain and discomfort that does not resolve with traditional methods of treatment may feel at a loss as to the solutions available to them. Thankfully, acupuncture with the team of Orthopedic Associates of Long Island may be a viable option to reduce or even eradicate pain in the body. Acupuncture and many other natural treatments can help treat the body as a whole and provide support for the multiple systems of the body. With acupuncture, patients often find a non-medicinal method of pain relief and suppression of common symptoms. With a proper diagnosis of one’s condition, our team can develop a customized treatment plan that incorporates acupuncture.

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a specialized treatment that is holistic in nature and provides pain relief for patients who are struggling with:

  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Dizziness/vertigo
  • Sciatica
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Chronic headaches and migraines
  • Sinusitis

This treatment is performed with the insertion and stimulating of certain trigger points on the body with the use of very small needles. Through this method of pain relief, patients often find results without having to disguise their symptoms with pain medications on a daily basis. Acupuncture continues to be a highly desirable treatment solution, especially for patients who have tried other approaches without relief. Acupuncture can be a relaxing experience for many of our patients, who rest in our office after the needles are inserted in strategically placed areas of the body based on the patient’s condition. While patients often think of acupuncture as a painful procedure, it is typically non-invasive and most patients do not even feel the insertion of the needles in the body. With treatment performed by a trained and experienced professional, patients will often find results that allow them to restore their body’s function and help them integrate back into the activities that once gave them joy and personal satisfaction!

Contact our team about acupuncture today!

If you are considering acupuncture, call (631) 689-6698 to schedule an appointment at any one of our seven practice locations. The team of Orthopedic Associates of Long Island is always accepting new patients in the communities of Riverhead, Commack, Wading River, West Babylon, and beyond.


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