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Wellness insights from Acupuncture Center of NJ, providing holistic complementary mind-body-heart-healing since 1986, in Morristown, NJ!

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First Time Acupuncture Patients FAQs

Peter Kadar

“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.

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Putting the Ice on Ice

Peter Kadar

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…

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“But I’m Scared of the Needles!" How We Reassure New Acupuncture Patients

Peter Kadar

One thing I get asked when seeing a patient for the first time or when I meet people and tell them what I do is the question "do the needles hurt?" Many people tell me they’re really interested in trying acupuncture but they have a great fear of needles and think it may hurt like a hypodermic injection.

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Acupuncture Skeptic to A True Believer

Peter Kadar

Upon meeting John, I was bombarded with his extreme disdain for having to be here with me, but even more extreme was his skepticism about acupuncture and traditional chinese medicine. To John it was such a far out, hard to grasp medicine that really put him outside of his comfort zone. But he came, he was here, and as I began to talk to him I realized that he was very eager to put an end to his discomfort from restless leg syndrome.

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Back Pain Relief • Julie's Healing Story

Peter Kadar

Julie was referred to the Acupuncture Center of New Jersey by a coworker who had great success from her treatments. She had very good health insurance so her treatments were 100% covered! Lumbar spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal causing difficulty walking, balance issues, crippling leg and low back pain, and numbness in the legs and feet. Julie had been suffering for years with the above mentioned symptoms, and often times would have to stay home from her job as a teacher because standing on her feet all day was near impossible. From the moment she stepped off of the table of her very first acupuncture treatment she felt a difference.

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Michael Phelps Brings The GOLD with Ancient Acupuncture Healing Cupping to Rio

Peter Kadar

Cupping works on soft-tissue injuries to the muscles and joints that are often caused by over working the muscles during heavy training. Cupping in Chinese is translated as ba guan, because it is administered by using an open flame inside a glass, plastic or bamboo cup to create a vacuum.

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Battlefield Acupuncture for Everyone

Peter Kadar

The reduction of symptoms for these other disorders can be more gradual than for pain, the treatment is basically identical for all of them. Using very subtle electric stimulation to the ear points in addition to the needles often enhances and speeds up reduction of the psychological afflictions.

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Treating Severe Pain with Distal Acupuncture

Peter Kadar

But when our energy is blocked or severely diminished, either by a traumatic accident or disease, pain and illness are the result. By restoring the flow of energy through the affected areas, we restore the natural healing properties inherent in our bodies.

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Turmeric (Yu Jin): A Chinese herb for Pain Relief + Energy

Peter Kadar

Ahh! The great wonder of turmeric. I use turmeric in all my daily Indian dishes to add flavor and color. However there is more to this wonderful, powerful herbal spice. As a Chinese herb (yu jin) turmeric has a bitter taste and stimulates circulation by moving Qi and blood stasis.

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