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Pequest Acupuncture
Located in Historic Victorian Belvidere
Ancient Wisdom. Modern Medicine.

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Ancient Wisdom. Modern Medicine.

Pequest Acupuncture is proud to be a member of the Belvidere Community. Sharing an office with Pequest Food & Ankle Specialists, Acupuncturist Jennifer Hicks specializes in Acupuncture for pain managementemotional wellness, as well as the treatment of common medical conditions. Utilizing modern, proven acupuncture techniques, as well as offering nutritional guidance, Pequest Acupuncture is dedicated to the ongoing health and well being of our community.

Acupuncture is recognized by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to be effective in the treatment of a wide variety of medical problems. Acupuncture is very effective in the treatment of neuropathy, digestive disorders, chemotherapy recovery, immune system deficiency, allergies, and a number of other conditions. 

Whether recovering from an injury, or dealing with long term pain conditions such as arthritis, chronic migraines, or fibromyalgia, acupuncture is a very effective, non-addictive pain management option. 

Acupuncture can help reduce stress and anxiety, relieve panic disorder, as well as assist in weight loss, smoking cessation, and in managing drug and alcohol addiction. 

What Does Acupuncture Treat?

Using very fine, sterile needles (about the size of a thick hair), your acupuncturist identifies key points in your body associated with your condition or pain, and restores the balance of energy flow throughout your body.

Conditions Commonly Treated with Acupuncture:

  • Allergies
  • Arthritis / Joint Pain
  • Back Pain / Neck Pain
  • Chemotherapy recovery
  • Circulatory issues
  • Constipation
  • Addiction/Alcoholism
  • Digestive disorders
  • Dizziness / vertigo
  • Smoking Addiction
  • Facial Paralysis
  • Headache / Migraine
  • Health Maintenance
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Immune System Deficiency
  • Infertility
  • Malposition of Fetus
  • Pain management
  • Panic disorder
  • Paralysis / Numbness
  • Plantar’s fascitis
  • Post-operative recovery
  • Respiratory problems
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Skin Problems
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stress / Tension
  • Tendonitis
  • Vision Problems
  • Weight loss

Medical scientists are just beginning to understand the full extent of acupuncture's many health benefits, however, they have already made great strides in understanding and measuring the benefits of acupuncture. Learn more about acupuncture and our acupuncture practice by reading our FAQ Section!

How Much Does Acupuncture Cost?

We will work with you to determine if your treatments may be covered by your insurance company. We offer a wide range of Acupuncture services starting as low as $30 per session, depending on the treatment required.

Learn more about our Acupuncture Services. Some patients may require multiple sessions, especially in regards to ongoing medical conditions or the treatment of persistent side effects from medications. Speak with your Acupuncturist to determine the best treatment plan for your needs.

How Does Acupuncture Work?

In terms of modern medical theory, the prevailing hypothesis is that acupuncture stimulates nerve endings through neurological pathways in the body, triggering the release of neurotransmitters. Traditionally, acupuncture is believed to restore the balance of life energy throughout the body. These two theories complement each other nicely, as the nervous system is the pathway by which energy signals are sent from the mind to the rest of the body. What each school of thought agrees on conclusively, is that acupuncture is an effective treatment for a wide range of ailments and illnesses. 

What is the History of Acupuncture?

The first known document to describe a system of diagnosis and acupuncture treatment is The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine from about 100 BC. The contents of the text are believed to have been passed down for many centuries. The concept of Qi (life energy or life force) flowing through meridians and precise channels was a well developed one at that time, though the precise anatomical locations of acupuncture points developed later. The practice of acupuncture was passed from China, to Korea and Japan before traveling to most of the world.

Located in Historic Victorian Belvidere