What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a 2,500 year old healing modality that incorporates the insertion of fine needles into specific points on the body. These points are chosen based upon the principles of Chinese Medicine which aim to promote the free flow of vital energy ("Qi") through a system of meridians. It should be noted that all needles used in this practice are approved, sterile, and disposed of immediately after treatment. PIH also offers Trigger Point Therapy, a contemporary biomedical form of dry needling that specifically targets muscular tension and effectively relieves acute and chronic pain disorders.
About Joseph Bonacci
Joseph Bonacci has been a Licensed Acupuncturist in the State of NJ since 2010. Prior to joining PIH, Joseph began his practice within the offices of Princeton Sports and Family Medicine headed by Dr. Peter Wenger and Dr. Richard Levandowski, both experienced Orthopedic Physicians who work with US Olympic and Collegiate athletes.
After four years, Joseph then expanded to his own private clinic in downtown Princeton where he continued to specialize in sports medicine and trigger point dry needling for athletes while also treating a variety of other conditions for local Ivy League students. Joseph holds a Master of Science Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Tri-State College of Acupuncture in Manhattan, as well as a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Carnegie Mellon University.
In addition to these courses of study, he also has taken extensive interest in Bagua and Qi Gong, both forms of Chinese Internal Martial Arts and meditation.
Beyond his professional and academic pursuits, Joseph has also volunteered his time and skill to the Global Alternative Healthcare Project (GAHP) and DESEA Peru, organizations who provide free healthcare to communities within the US and abroad who otherwise have no access to health services.