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Edison, NJ

Acupuncture is a time-tested therapy to alleviate pain, discomfort, stress, and anxieties using extremely thin needles. It restores the natural balance within the body and promotes self-healing. Backsmart Wellness Center has trauma-trained therapists who bring this ancient therapy into the modern world, using scientific techniques to provide consistent pain relief and care with acupuncture in Edison, NJ.

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a holistic and conservative treatment for chronic conditions and pain. It involves inserting extremely thin and sterile needles into specific points in your body at various depths to manipulate your body’s energy, also known as Qi (pronounced “chee”). We provide a truly luxurious acupuncture experience — you can relax in a massage chair as the slender needles are carefully positioned on your skin for 20 minutes.

Acupuncture isn’t an isolated treatment but rather a lifestyle. It’s a journey that gradually restores complete wellness and treats your whole body from head to toe. Each acupuncture session builds on the groundwork of the previous session, boosting your body’s natural energy profile. Healing is a gradual process — acupuncture sessions treat the root cause of your mental and physical discomfort, but you need to stick through the entire treatment plan.

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Acupuncture Techniques

  • Local Needling: The needles are inserted near or into the sites of pain to increase blood circulation in the area, promote healing, and reduce muscle pain.
  • Distal Needling: The needles are inserted far from the site of pain. The distal site is carefully chosen to trigger your brain’s healing response, alleviating discomfort.


Mr. Lee earned his Master’s Degree at Samra University of Oriental Medicine in L.A. and received the CA Acupuncturist license and the certificate of NCCAOM. From there, he traveled to Korea to study Byungin Herbology, Korean Saam Acupuncture, Dongshi Acupuncture, and Korean Hand Acupuncture.

With over 20 years of experience as a licensed O.M.D., he has successfully helped thousands of patients heal through acupuncture, oriental herbal medicine, and other holistic therapies. His expertise and experienced skillfulness help in treating a wide variety of painful conditions, digestive disorders, immune system weakness, female reproductive concerns, and mental diseases like depression, insomnia, and anxiety.

Mr. Lee understands that each patient is unique and creates custom treatment plans to address the exact condition. He specializes in gentle acupuncture. Each patient is treated with the utmost respect and focus. His goal is to provide thoughtful and compassionate care while empowering his patients to live healthier lives.

The Acupuncture Experience


When you arrive at our wellness center for acupuncture in Edison, NJ, our pain care staff will guide you to your session and ask you to fill out the patient history form. Your belongings will be stored in a basket nearby as you’ll sit in the heated massage recliner. Our acupuncture specialist will explain what you can expect from the treatment and discuss your specific wellness concerns. You must share your concerns, goals, and expectations, detailing where you experience pain and discomfort.


During the acupuncture, the therapist will carefully and strategically place the slender needles on various parts of your body. The needles might be inserted into local points, i.e., areas close to the site of pain, or distal points, i.e., areas far from the site of pain. Even the distal points are carefully chosen to improve blood flow and trigger your body’s natural healing response. You might feel a little tingle, but there won’t be any pain or discomfort — most patients fall asleep.


The entire acupuncture treatment will last for 20 to 30 minutes. After that, you’ll be escorted out into the lobby. Your acupuncturist will provide a personalized treatment plan, highlighting the ideal frequency of acupuncture sessions for optimal results and lasting pain relief. They’ll also answer all your questions and concerns. As you enjoy a soothing cup of tea, the acupuncturist will schedule the next session based on your specific goals and concerns. You can resume your daily activities feeling revived.

Who is a Candidate for Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is suitable for most patients looking for a natural and conservative approach to overall wellness and chronic pain relief. However, our acupuncturists carefully review your medical history to ensure you’re a suitable candidate. You might not be eligible for the treatment if you have hemophilia, contagious skin diseases, or if you’re on blood-thinning medication.

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What are the Side Effects of Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a safe procedure with little-to-no side effects. In rare cases, you might experience mild fatigue, bruising, redness, or tenderness around the treatment areas. Before the session, your acupuncturist will discuss what you can expect after the treatment.

If you’re prepared to start healing, please call us at 732-661-1121 to discuss your options for acupuncture in Edison, NJ.

Acupuncture FAQs

What conditions or ailments can acupuncture help treat?

Acupuncture can treat various conditions, including chronic pain, stress, migraines, digestive issues, and hormonal imbalances, offering a holistic approach to wellness.

How many acupuncture sessions are typically needed for noticeable results?

The number of sessions varies per individual. However, many patients notice improvements after 3-5 sessions, with consistent treatments enhancing long-term results.

What should I expect during an acupuncture session?

Upon arrival, you’ll discuss your health concerns with the acupuncturist. After settling into a comfortable position, thin needles will be gently inserted into specific points on your body. The environment is typically calming, with many patients experiencing deep relaxation or even falling asleep during the treatment, which lasts about 20-30 minutes.

Are the acupuncture needles painful, and how are they inserted?

Acupuncture needles are extremely thin and cause minimal discomfort. They’re gently inserted into specific points, often producing a mild tingling sensation.

Can acupuncture be used as a complementary therapy alongside other treatments?

Absolutely. Acupuncture can seamlessly integrate with other medical treatments, enhancing their efficacy. Whether paired with physical therapy, chiropractic care, or traditional medicine, acupuncture offers a holistic dimension, amplifying healing processes and promoting overall well-being without interfering with other ongoing treatments.

Are there any specific guidelines or preparations before an acupuncture session?

Before an acupuncture session, wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. Avoid consuming large meals just prior, but don’t come on an empty stomach. Stay hydrated, reduce caffeine intake, and inform your acupuncturist of any medications or supplements you’re taking.

How do I choose a qualified and licensed acupuncturist?

When selecting an acupuncturist, consider their credentials and experience and read patient reviews. At BackSmart Wellness Center, your treatment will be performed by Seung Gon Lee, a licensed acupuncturist with over 20 years of expertise.

Is acupuncture covered by health insurance plans?

Coverage for acupuncture varies among providers. Generally speaking, insurance plans may cover acupuncture if it’s deemed medically necessary. Please check with your insurance company about acupuncture coverage and any associated out-of-pocket costs.

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