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Acupuncture in Shrewsbury, Freehold, Wall, Point Pleasant & Lacey NJ at Monmouth Pain


Alleviate stress while simultaneously being treated for your ailments with acupuncture.

Acupuncture produces improved energy and biochemical balance, which results in stimulating the body’s natural healing abilities and promoting physical and emotional well-being. In addition to providing treatment and relief for specific ailments, acupuncture helps create balance and peace.

Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation offers acupuncture as treatment for a number of health issues. Make an appointment for acupuncture in Shrewsbury, Freehold, Wall, Point Pleasant & Lacey NJ at Monmouth Pain for a variety of different treatments, plus relaxation and calmness.

Today, there are several schools throughout our country that teach acupuncture. At Monmouth Pain, we provide expert New Jersey Certified, Licensed Acupuncturists with years of experience and knowledge to get you started with acupuncture therapy. Acupuncture can be used as a treatment on its own, or to help supplement your other treatments in our multidisciplinary office, including physical therapy.

Whether you are an Acupuncture pro or a first time client we will assure your acupuncture treatment at Monmouth Pain at our Shrewsbury, Freehold, Wall, Point Pleasant or Lacey facility will be a great experience.


What is Acupuncture? How does it work?

Acupuncture is a technique of using fine needles at precise points on the body to encourage natural healing and improve functioning. Acupuncture originated in China thousands of years ago and has recently become a respected form of therapy in the United States. The perspective from which an acupuncturist views health and sickness relies on concepts of vital energy, energetic balance, and energetic imbalance. Our acupuncture treatment leaves patients feeling relaxed as well as pain and stress free.

The needle creates and provokes a deep response in the central nervous system, dilating blood vessels, bringing in an influx of healing elements to the affected area, helping nourish and restore peripheral nerves.  This response is easily created without acupuncture.  Medicine cannot change the internal environment of the body except in few cases like with insulin injections, antibiotics and certain other medications.   Acupuncture is able to change the internal body environment.

At the core of Acupuncture is the notion that a type of energy known as Qi (pronounced “chee”), flows through energy pathways in the body. Each pathway corresponds to one organ, or group of organs, that manages particular body functions. Achieving the proper flow of Qi is thought to create health and wellness. Acupuncturists believe that an imbalance of Qi can cause disease. The fine needles are inserted at points where the energy pathways are close to the skin.

Acupuncture aids in natural healing and physical & emotional well being.

Many patients from our Shrewsbury, Freehold, Wall, Point Pleasant & Lacey offices express that the treatment creates a sense of balance and peace. Acupuncture provides a mechanism for one to be treated for his or her illnesses while alleviating stress and worries. Difficulty sleeping, irritability, and restlessness can be treated with our acupuncture program. Acupuncture may also provide treatment for fertility problems. Numerous women have difficulties conceiving due to stress and anxiety, and treating stress and anxiety via acupuncture can help make the conception process easier.



“I can truly say Monmouth Pain took me out of my serious pain and let me live my life again! I had been to 3 orthopedic surgeons who ALL told me I needed knee replacements. I came into Monmouth Pain after seeing an ad in the newspaper. I met with Dr. Dandrea at the time and started my treatments which really helped! I then started Acupuncture down the line, which I was very skeptical about. I can tell you now that if I miss a treatment, I feel it! I can truly say Monmouth Pain took me out of my serious pain and let me live my life again!”

–  Janet Z.

*Results may vary from person to person.




“I truly enjoy it which means it must be working.” I began acupuncture in January of 2014 and truly take advantage of the relaxation I gain from my treatments. Relaxation is hard for me to obtain outside of acupuncture so the time that I have for myself during treatment is amazing. I truly enjoy it which means it must be working.

–  Julia W.

*Results may vary from person to person.

Acupuncture for Weight Loss

Acupuncture can benefit your body and help with weight loss. There are two mechanisms for the body to gain weight: fat cell deposits and water retention. Monmouth Pain has certified acupuncturists in Shrewsbury, Freehold, Wall, Point Pleasant & Lacey NJ that can help you achieve weight loss. If you are interested in learning more about how to lose weight with acupuncture in Shrewsbury, Freehold, Wall, Point Pleasant or Lacey, visit our Acupuncture for Weight Loss Page.


Quit Smoking with Acupuncture

Those looking for assistance with smoking cessation can benefit from acupuncture; it has helped turn a growing number of cigarette smokers into non-smokers. If you are looking to quit smoking with acupuncture visit one of our offices in Shrewsbury, Freehold, Wall, Point Pleasant or Lacey. Our acupuncture team has a program to help you quit smoking with acupuncture treatments in just a short period of time. Visit our Monmouth Pain’s Quit Smoking with Acupuncture page here.


Acupuncture for Fertility & Pregnant Women

Many people are surprised at the vast benefits of acupuncture and how it can support fertility and healthy pregnancy. Acupuncture can help escalate fertility through the reduction of stress, increased circulation to the reproductive organs, as well as balancing hormones. Acupuncture uses thin needles that are strategically placed throughout the body to stimulate points that activate the nervous and endocrine systems, which are responsible for the production of certain chemicals and hormones that regulate the body’s daily functions. Monmouth Pain has certified acupuncturists in Shrewsbury, Freehold, Wall, Point Pleasant & Lacey NJ that can help you navigate fertility and pregnancy complications. If you are interested in learning more about how acupuncture can help with fertility or relieve pain and stress during your pregnancy, visit our Acupuncture for Fertility & Pregnant Women page.

Preventative Care by Acupuncture

At Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation we believe the best healthcare is one that creates health as opposed to one that simply treats disease. We encourage our patients to receive acupuncture at our Shrewsbury, Freehold, Wall, Point Pleasant & Lacey offices even if they are not currently experiencing pain or discomfort. Acupuncture is qualified for preventative care and keeping your body healthy because it is rooted in holistic healthcare. By treating the body as a dynamic system, our acupuncturists treat any symptoms plus the whole body, helping it stay healthy and strong. When the body is healthy, disease is prevented.

Acupuncture has been known to increase energy and strength while boosting the immune system. Strengthening the immune system via acupuncture will help the body fight off colds and infections. Changes in weather and seasons can also affect our bodies. Acupuncture treatments during this time can help prepare our bodies for the upcoming changes.

Athletes and active people can also benefit from acupuncture. Early treatments will help these individuals in the long-run by healing smaller aches and pains before they develop into career-ending injuries.

Whether acupuncture is sought for weight loss, smoking, or preventative care, Monmouth Pain’s Acupuncture Program is here to assist you meet your goals.  Call us today for a free consultation ($245 value) at 732-345-1377 or fill out the form on this page to schedule an appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions about Acupuncture

Many individuals hear the word needles and are hesitant; here are a few FAQ’s to help you know what to expect from your acupuncture treatment.

Many ask, do the acupuncture needles hurt?
The needles are very thin and do not penetrate very deeply.  Most of the time you do not even feel the needle entering the skin, during the treatment or when they are removed.  Instead, you simply lie restfully in a spa-like setting.

Will I bleed from the needles used during an acupuncture treatment?
The needles are so thin, rarely will there be any blood and if it does happen it is usually a drop when the needle is removed.  But again, this is rare.

What if I need to move during my acupuncture treatment?
Movement is OK during the treatment and a practitioner is always available if you become uncomfortable or need to get up.

Is Acupuncture safe?
The needles used during an acupuncture treatment all new and never re-used and disposed of properly.  The acupuncture treatment is performed in a comfortable medical office.

Hopefully, some of your questions have been answered.  If you have any other questions about what to expect during your acupuncture treatment, don’t hesitate to contact one of our New Jersey Certified Acupuncturists before your treatment.

Who can benefit from Acupuncture?

Acupuncture can access deep healing systems within the body, especially the endocrine system.  For patients with adrenal fatigue or chronic fatigue syndrome, the needles can act as a catalyst to bring blood and nourishment to the affected glands. This brings them out of a state of dormancy and wakes them up, so to speak, to begin functioning at a healthy level.

Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation’s acupuncturists can treat patients with hormonal imbalances, causing problems such as fertility issues (women who have low levels of progesterone/estrogen, for example). In this case, acupuncture helps to strengthen the endocrine system and promote the increase and release of sexual hormones.

The World Health Organization has documented numerous studies and updated research on acupuncture and has compiled a list of various diseases and conditions that acupuncture can help treat and/or cure. Acupuncture is not a meta-physical or philosophical system with no science as a foundation. Acupuncture is a physical medicine that provokes deep responses in the central nervous system and brain, endocrine, and immune system, which creates local and distal tissue activity.

Acupuncture has its limits and is not a “fix-all/cure-all” system of medicine, but here are some of the researched and scientifically validated conditions/diseases it can help:

  • Infertility (men or women)

  • menstrual disorders

  • chronic pain (idiopathic or diagnosed)

  • autoimmune diseases

  • degenerative diseases

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • chronic fatigue syndrome
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • digestive disorders
  • headaches (multiple including migraines)

  • weight loss

  • endocrine disorders

  • childhood behavioral disorders

  • addictions

Pain Relief with Acupuncture at Our Monmouth & Ocean County Rehabilitation Facilities

In Chinese Medicine, pain is considered blocked energy. Acupuncture has been a primary modality for thousands of years to provide people with pain relief by removing this blocked energy through acupuncture needles. It is believed that acupuncture contributes to pain relief by releasing opioid peptides in the brain that have a natural painkilling effect. Acupuncture may also alter the secretion of specific neurotransmitters that play a direct role in the sensation of pain.

Our licensed acupuncturists are trained in the Chinese tradition. The treatments are painless and can provide immediate long term relief from acute and chronic pain. Conditions such as chronic severe low back pain, headaches, and neck pain are commonly treated here at Monmouth Pain.


Acupuncture and its Benefits on Numerous Illnesses and Injuries:

Acupuncture can be effectively used to treat a number of illnesses and injuries. It is done by relieving bodily energy imbalances and blockages by the usage of hair-link needles placed at specific points on the body, painlessly improving health. Acupuncture is commonly used for weight loss, allergies, migraines and to help individuals quit smoking. Acupuncture can also be used for a variety of different treatments including neck pain, anxiety, obesity, arthritis, pain management, auto accident injuries, respiratory illnesses, back pain, sciatica, chronic fatigue, shoulder pain, depression, sinus problems, disc injuries, smoking, diarrhea, sports injuries, gastritis, tendonitis, gingivitis, tennis elbow, headaches, toothaches and migraines.


How Can We Help You?

If you are suffering from pain or are looking for an alternative method to treat your symptoms, contact Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation to get more information about acupuncture in Monmouth & Ocean County. Our licensed acupuncturist can help answer any questions you may have before your treatment. Even if you would like to simply have a consultation to see if acupuncture is right for you, contact us and we will accommodate your request and answer all of your questions.

Whether acupuncture is sought for weight loss, smoking, or preventative care, Monmouth Pain’s Acupuncture Program is here to assist you meet your goals.  Call us today for a free consultation ($245 value) at 732-345-1377 or fill out the form on this page to schedule an appointment.