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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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Essential Oils + Acupuncture: Winning Combination for Healing + Wellness 

Peter Kadar

These are just a few of the MANY oils I learned about in my course, and I can truly say that the effect you will feel once these oils are applied to you will be immediate and intense. Now that I have learned so many different oil techniques to help my patients in restoring their health, I will begin to incorporate their use into my acupuncture practice.

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From Baby-making to Bells Palsy

Peter Kadar

I saw Shelly for the first time almost 8 months ago, and the first thing I noticed was a slurring of her words when trying to speak to me and her eye was constantly tearing throughout our conversation. Shelly revealed to me that she's a workaholic, often working late into the evenings after her children are asleep. She gets around four hours of sleep a night and has an extremely poor diet. She came to me about a month after coming down with the condition, which isn't ideal when it comes to using acupuncture for Bell's Palsy. Read more at http://acupuncturecenterofnj.com/blog

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James’ Journey to Wellness with Crohn's Disease

Peter Kadar

James’ Journey to Wellness with Chron's Disease - James was small for his age, and had a real difficulty with fidgeting in his seat when I was trying to talk to him.  It was exhausting just watching him flail around in his seat like a fish out of water! His mother appeared unphased by this behavior, but in my head I strongly attributed this to the permeability of his gut leaching things like unwanted sugars and gluten into his brain, causing the hyperactive behavior.

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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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If you’re a woman you need to read this…

Peter Kadar

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To some I looked like the picture of health. But truth is, my minimal food intake was creating a HUGE problem for my body. One of the biggest challenges I faced was food. What to eat, how much to eat, and understanding why it's important to make the right choices each and every day. One day I woke up and noticed my periods were getting lighter, until eventually they stopped all together. There was no severe hormonal issue, no pregnancy, and no thyroid issue, what it came down to was my lack of food intake...mainly healthy carbohydrates. I was malnourished and my body had essentially shut down the part that would allow me to get pregnant. Our bodies are so smart! If you can't nourish your own body well, then there's no way it will allow you to nourish another life. So what needed to change? • EAT MORE CARBOHYDRATES. Eating ketogenic (under 30-50g carbohydrates a day) is not supportive enough for our lady hormones. We need up to 150g per day! Yes your favorite celebrity might be doing the paleo diet and looks slim and healthy, but guaranteed she has hormonal issues too. • EAT MORE CALORIES. 2000-2200 is ideal for most women. You have to stop the calorie counting! Eat a balanced diet and forget about the exact number. Here's a simple breakfast you can eat that will give you all the energy protein sugars carbs and fats you need to start your day. I love it and it really does keep you energized!

-7 raw almonds -7 raw cashews -7 raw walnuts -7 raw pecans -1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds -2 figs or dates. Combine in a baggie, add a piece of fruit to go with the mix, (apples are best) and you are set!

• STOP OVER EXERCISING. Sure your pants may be nice and loose and you may be sporting some rock hard abs from your 2 hour a day workouts, but if you're in your child bearing years, your exercise routine should be more about moderation and less about chiseling those muscles. A brisk walk with some light weight training is ideal.

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• CUT DOWN ON THE MENTAL STRESS. And do something to help de stress yourself. One of the best things you can do is acupuncture. Doing this once a week will help your body remain in balance. If your body is stressed it WILL NOT allow you to reproduce! This is a crucial aspect that needs to be addressed.

By doing these changes, I brought my cycle back into working order, and I feel better than I’ve felt in a long time. I've seen so many young girls who are going through IVF because of these issues I mentioned. Don't let this be you! Be healthy. Be active. Be comfortable in your own skin. Have some chocolate. And stop comparing yourself to everyone else out there. Find ways to not only feed your body but to feed your soul.

The Acupuncture Center of New Jersey - 40 Franklin Street, Morristown, NJ 07950To book an appointment with Rachel please call 

973-984-2800