“When you share your experiences with acupuncture with family and friends you probably get asked a lot of questions. Here are some FAQs that will help support them into trying acupuncture and enjoying positive benefits. With summer ending and fall just around the corner, many of us look once again to organizing and optimizing our lives. This makes sense in Chinese medicine, as fall is associated with the metal element. The metal element is associated with organization and making choices based on value and purpose. This includes how to make changes to support our health and vitality.Read More
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In our most recent Patient Healing Story, you will meet Molly, and she shares her experiences at ACNJ. She is a first time patient of Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture in Morristown, NJ. She was suffering from anxiety and stress, quite common at her age, and found comfort in our treatments. Watch her journey.Read More
The 6 Healing Sounds of Qi Gong with Dr. Ted Treantafelles L.Ac. D.O.M.C. Qi Gong is Chinese for life energy cultivation! Practiced as a set of movements as poses, releasing negative energy, focusing on the positive energy, healing sounds, and colors of the five elements. Dr. Ted Treantafelles L.Ac. D.A.C.M performs the 6 healing sounds in our latest video!Read More
We welcome Dr. Ted, a relatively recent transplant from California to NJ. Dr. Ted is a graduate of the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and therefore practices a very similar style of acupuncture. We have chosen Ted because of his excellent training and references and his gentle, caring healing spirit. Prior to joining the staff at ACNJ, Dr. Ted practiced privately in Summit, New Jersey.Read More
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
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
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
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
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...
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
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
Get to know more about our new practitioner, Dr. Theodore Treantafelles (Dr. Ted) as he joins the team at ACNJ. He is a talented young doctor in traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture with a sincere passion to support patient well-being. We are excited to have him on the team and believe he will be a great asset to our growing wellness community here in Morristown, NJ.Read More
Recently I treated Melinda, a 28 year old woman who has been battling Lyme disease for more than 6 years. She is going to an integrative MD who uses powerful anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic therapies along with fasting and detox diets. Melinda also follows a strict healing diet of no gluten, dairy, sugar and meat which can also cause die-off responses that contribute to Herx reactions. Read more about how we helped heal her with our latest patient healing journey.Read More
My training in Traditional Chinese Medicine focuses on the signs and patterns that will reveal the connections between symptoms and physical or psychological disharmony. With Dorothy her pulse, tongue and other diagnostic presentation pointed to patterns of excessive heat in the skin, deficiency of Yin which led to dryness, a restriction in the free flow of Qi from her Liver, and anxiety and fatigue caused by a disturbance of her Shen or spirit as a result of impaired sleep. - Dr. Peter Kadar L.Ac. D.O.M.Read More
Many of our acupuncture patients ask us for recommendations on dietary changes, nutritional supplements, and weight loss and detoxification programs. There’s so much information on the internet and media that it bewilders many people, including sometimes ourselves as we read through new medical literature and research that we encounter daily. Read more...Read More
An increasing number of women are turning to acupuncture for treatment of a common gynecological disorder called polycystic ovary syndrome or PCOS. PCOS is a complex hormonal imbalance that causes cystic inflammation on the ovaries and reproductive tissue. The cause of the hormonal disruption has been linked to many factors including genetics, birth control pills, environmental toxins such as plastics and air borne compounds, stress, early puberty, and artificial additives in food and drink.Read More
Dr. Peter Kadar and Lisa Brick, had the privilege of attending a public lecture by His Holiness, the Dalai Lama in New Delhi, India. Their son-in-law Akshat had participated in a 2-day teaching for young people and got us a pass for this lecture. Read more about the wisdom he passed onto us from this meeting, enjoy and Namaste from India.Read More
Between December and March there are waves of infection passed between family members and co-workers. We all know the common symptoms – alternating fever and chills, sinus congestion, coughing, headaches and sore throats, body aches and fatigue. We encourage our acupuncture patients to come in for acupuncture treatment and for safe, effective and natural Chinese herbal formulas that can significantly reduce the period of suffering and eliminate the need for harsher drugs like antibiotics and decongestants.Read More