As many of my patients know, Lisa and I are avid gardeners. For many years I have enjoyed growing our own food and have felt that gardening was a natural way to promote personal and planetary well-being.Read More
Wellness insights from Acupuncture Center of NJ, providing holistic complementary mind-body-heart-healing since 1986, in Morristown, NJ!
Acupuncture is great for reducing pain and inflammation. We help many patients arthritis, sports injuries, back pain, sciatica, etc. So my patients are often surprised and skeptical when I advise them to reduce or stop using ice on their injuries. This is usually followed by lots of questions and a little bit of suspicion. Read more…Read More
Judith is a 34-year-old female who had been trying to get pregnant for over two years. She went to a fertility specialist who told her she needed to take fertility medication and go through in-vitro fertilization (IVF) in order to succeed at her dreams of having a family. She was very reluctant to do so and much preferred a natural approach of nutrition, exercise, relaxation modalities in her life and alternative therapies like acupuncture.Read More
Ellie is a 52 year old woman who recently began a transformation to high level fitness and training. Her goal was to overcome lifelong, chronic asthma, allergies and sinus problems and be well enough to compete in mini triathlons. She had never been athletic and thought of herself as unable to compete due to her breathing problems so it was a remarkable breakthrough for her to take on this commitment. Read here healing journey…Read More
When we discuss diet and life choices with our acupuncture patients we are often asked about alcohol consumption. Is it okay to have a few drinks? How much and how often? How does alcohol impact our acupuncture meridians, our Qi (chee) and our overall balancRead More
As acupuncturists, we often check in with our patients to help them make healthy food choices. Eating according to the seasons is an important adjunct therapy to acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Here are our ideas for tasty, nutritious and healthy summer eating.Read More
The weather...it’s how life is. After weeks and weeks of a chilly, damp spring in the Mid Atlantic Hardwood Forest region of the US we have the most glorious weather. The sun is warm yet the air has been dry and breezy. The sky is as blue as can be, with white fluffy clouds. Flowers abound, a riot of color, smells, textures. it looks like Oz. Read more…Read More
Divorce is stress season, no matter when it is occurring. While you can’t make someone who is out the door stay or stay when everything in you is pushing you out the door, you can choose to strategically reinforce your body's capabilities of handling stress through your choices of which foods to consume. Read more from divorce coach, Lisa Brick…Read More
Many of my acupuncture patients ask if I recommend they get a flu or shingles vaccination in the fall or winter. There’s a lot of contradictory and confusing information regarding the flu shot and its effectiveness and safety so I’m including these articles that I hope will make it easier for you to make the choice that’s right for you...Read More
As winter approaches we remind patients of several important natural remedies that will boost their immune systems, combat bacteria and viruses, aid digestion and relieve inflammation. The remedies below can easily be made at home with simple, easy to source all natural ingredients.Read More
Helen Chen has been with us at ACNJ for nearly 20 years. She blends her deep understanding of acupuncture and TCM with a healthy, active life that she shares with us and her patients. Recently Helen started a regular running schedule, including training for races and half marathons. Read more...Read More
Could your home or office office have SICK BUILDING SYNDROME (SBS)? If you or others in your environment suffer headaches, nausea, rashes, eye irritations or dizziness it just might be the problem. Learn more and get ideas from Jane Brick (the plant whisperer) on how to make your spaces healthier!Read More
Excerpt from the interview with Dr. Peter Kadar by his son, Lucas Kadar.
"Acupuncture and TCM have enjoyed a very robust period of growth since I began practice in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1980 and it seems to accelerate every year. When I began practice there were very few states offering full licensure, no hospital acupuncture services and no insurance reimbursement. There were only 2 acupuncture schools and very few reliable textbooks or sources in English." Read more...
At ACNJ, we counsel patients in the important ways they can reduce inflammation and promote natural, healthy function. These healthy and easy to achieve guidelines will enhance your regular acupuncture treatments and greatly improve the way you feel and your ability to resist disease and lead a longer, healthier life. Read more...Read More
Chinese and Western medicines can seem very different, but they do have one thing in common. The idea that prevention is the best medicine. Within Traditional Chinese Medicine, there are several pillars or overarching modes of treatment. All of which can be used as an active intervention in acute or chronic disease or preventatively to avoid disease entirely.Read More
At the Acupuncture Center of New Jersey we often meet women who complain of common menopausal symptoms. These include hot flashes, irregular menstruation – sometimes with heavy bleeding that is unpredictable and difficult, fatigue, low libido, vaginal dryness and discomfort, and anxiety. Read more...Read More
Joanne had a history of mild allergies and childhood asthma so her respiratory tract and sinuses were her weak areas. She had to stop running and swimming and was relying heavily on steroids and decongestants and had gained weight due to these medications and inactivity. No surprise she also was feeling fatigued, irritable and depressed when she started acupuncture. There are a number of ways to treat allergies and asthma with acupuncture.Read More
My own experience with infertility has made me very passionate about this medicine. I had no problems conceiving my first child. However, my second I took 4 years to achieve a successful pregnancy. After many visits to reproductive endocrinologists I came to the realization to take a step back and start at the beginning. With a diagnosis of unexplained infertility, I wanted to use natural healing and emotional centering to bring me back to balance. I stepped away from the ART and was able to get pregnant naturally with acupuncture, herbs and meditation. Read more...Read More
ACNJ practitioner, Jonathan Holasek recently attended an acupuncture conference in Washington. We spoke with Jonathan to share some of the many unknown benefits of ear acupuncture and excited to share it with you below, enjoy. Ear or auricular acupuncture uses hundreds of acupuncture points in the outer ear region that connect with the body's organs and many systems to treat a wide variety of disorders and conditions...Read More
Today many parents and children are fearful of “outside”, uncomfortable in an environment that has uneven surfaces, soil, and, of course, mysterious critters. Some of the fears arise from legitimate concerns, like Lyme Disease, yet a thorough tick check in the evening takes care of that. A body of knowledge of the benefits of outdoor and wild place play has developed since my children were little. These benefits include (read more...)Read More