Acupunture


Keating Physical Therapy + Wellness Acupuncture FAQs

What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture can treat a wide variety of ailments. It is most known for the treatment of pain, both acute and chronic, such as Neck, Shoulder, Back Pain, and Sciatica, as well as Hip, Knee, Ankle, Foot pain, arthritis, and plantar fasciitis. Acupuncture can also be helpful for post-surgical conditions as well.

Acupuncture can also treat more than pain. Benefits of acupuncture range throughout the systems of the body, including Women’s Health, High Blood Pressure, Stress, Anxiety, and other emotional disorders, Headaches and Migraines, Reflux, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and other digestive disorder, Allergies and Cold symptoms, Smoking Cessation, Drug addiction and Weight loss

At Keating Physical Therapy + Wellness, your first appointment will be approximately 60 minutes. During your evaluation, your acupuncturist will review your medical history and develop an acupuncture plan based on your individual needs. Your points are selected based on the practice of Eastern medicine to alleviate pain or dysfunction in the body. Different points are selected based on your individual needs.

Is Acupuncture covered by my insurance?
More and more insurance companies are covering acupuncture, but this is dependent on your particular insurance policy.
Call Keating Physical Therapy + Wellness at (908) 276-0294, and we will be happy to review your benefits and coverage.

Is Dry Needling the same as Acupuncture?
Dry needling is a certain technique used in the treatment of trigger points where the practitioner obtains a “twitch” response in the muscle in order to relax it. Acupuncturists perform this technique and it is called “Trigger Point Acupuncture” or “Ashi Point Acupuncture.”

What is Dao Needle Technique?
At Keating Physical Therapy + Wellness, Dr. Jaime L. Dixon, PT, DPT, L.Ac, has also been trained in Dao Needle Technique. This is different than traditional acupuncture or dry needling. Dao Needle Technique utilizes a specific technique to address chronic pain. Dao Needle is very effective in addressing myofascial pain disorders. During the sessions, painful areas along fascial lines of the body are palpated and marked if painful as well as needled. Needles are not inserted as deeply or retained as long as traditional acupuncture sessions.

How long are treatments?
First visits are approximately 60-90 minutes. Here you will be able to speak with your acupuncturists about your individual needs, followed by a treatment session. Follow up appointments are 45-60 minutes.