Acupuncture: The Perfect Partner For Physical Therapy

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  • Why Myokinetix focuses on providing the best possible care to patients through various therapies including acupuncture.
  • Why acupuncture uses tiny needles on specific body points to promote natural healing, speed up post-surgical recovery, and reduce pain and inflammation.
  • How Acupuncture can effectively treat athletes experiencing muscle pain or swelling and those with chronic pain.

Myokinetix’s primary goal is always to provide our patients with the best possible care. That’s why we offer various therapies that can benefit our patients’ recovery in ways that feel the best for them and work the best for their bodies.

One therapy option we offer at Myokinetix is acupuncture, and our in-house acupuncturist Danny Burbano is absolutely incredible. 

Acupuncture is when tiny needles, about the width of a hair, are inserted into specific points on the body, promoting natural healing. By targeting these specific points, homeostasis is returned to the body. Doing so can reduce post-surgical recovery time by decreasing pain and inflammation and increasing blood flow. 

This is a great treatment for athletes experiencing pain from muscle tightness or swelling without any medications or side effects. It’s also an excellent treatment for anyone who experiences chronic pain because it stimulates both the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems. This allows your body to release natural endorphins that help reduce pain and inflammation at the injury site.

Due to these healing properties, acupuncture pairs perfectly with physical therapy because it speeds up recovery. With every major surgery, specific protocols need to be followed for the body to heal correctly. Acupuncture can go along with these protocols to support the healing process. For example, after most surgeries, there is inflammation around the surgery site. Acupuncture can help stimulate the blood vessels or lymph nodes to remove swelling along the joints. 

Acupuncture can also help with muscle atrophy, or when inactive muscles around injury sites effectively turn off or go to sleep. By using the microstimulation of small needles, those muscles can be told to wake up and begin to fire. 

If you’re dealing with chronic pain or have recently experienced a painful injury, and you think acupuncture sounds like it could be helpful for you and want more information, book a call with our patient development coordinator. If you are interested, call us at 973-585-4990, so you can start living the pain-free life you deserve!

Watch here as Danny explains what Acupuncture is all about:

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