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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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Happy Chinese New Year... It's the Year of the Pig !

Peter Kadar

The year of the pig officially begins on the Start of Spring Day, which was February 4, 2019 .  The Chinese new year day celebration is based on the new moon day of the first Chinese lunar month. The Chinese new year celebration is often called the Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, referencing the beginning of springtime. Read more…

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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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The 6 Healing Sounds of Qi Gong with Dr. Ted (Video)

Peter Kadar

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!

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Meet Dr. Ted Treantafelles, healing practitioner at ACNJ

Peter Kadar

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.

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'Like Father... Like Son' ACNJ Founder Interview Peter Kadar by Lucas Kadar

Peter Kadar

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...

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How Acupuncture + Traditional Chinese Medicine Help Women in Menopause

Peter Kadar

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...

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Find Your Path: Taoism + Chinese Medicine

Jared Brick

One of the ways that Taoism is interpreted is in following the path of where your life and your actions are meant to take you. It’s possible to do anything in this life, but when we stray from the path life becomes more difficult. This concept can also be seen in many other philosophies and religions referred to as destiny, kismet, or divine will.

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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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Kristina’s Recovery from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Peter Kadar

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.

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4 Safe Herbs for Fertility + Pregnancy

Peter Kadar

As an acupuncturist specializing in fertility I interact with many women who are trying to conceive or are pregnant. A very frequent question I get asked is what herbs or supplements they can safely take when they come down with a cold. Here at the Acupuncture Center of New Jersey we have a complete herbal pharmacy consisting mostly of Chinese herbal formulas and other herbal or nutraceutical products for a wide range of conditions.

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Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine for Cold and Flu

Peter Kadar

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.

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Vertigo to Feeling Grounded and Secure • Barbara’s Acupuncture Healing Journey

Peter Kadar

As an acupuncture practitioner for many years, I have treated many patients with vertigo and other balance disorders.  Vertigo is a common problem for many patients, particularly affecting the elderly. Symptoms of vertigo are including, spinning sensation, lightheadedness, unsteadiness, nausea and loss of balance. 

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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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Jeff's Recovery from Diabetes • Acupuncture Healing Journey

Peter Kadar

We are so gratified to have patients like Jeff who come to us for acupuncture for a wide range of chronic health problems. They often turn to acupuncture and Traditional Chinese medicine because they have become unsatisfied with conventional medicine and are looking for alternative medicine for a more holistic approach. Read more about Jeff's healing journey to living with less pain and suffering. 

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The Joys and Health Benefits of Gardening

Peter Kadar

As the weather gets warm I see more and more people start their annual outdoor gardening. It is fun and rewarding to plant flowers for beauty and vegetable plants for tasty, fresh nutrition. Herbs for cooking and health benefits can also be planted and will provide medicinal benefits and flavor in the months ahead.

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Fear + Anger: Philosophical Perspectives from Chinese Medicine

Peter Kadar

as an acupuncturist and practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine for over 35 years I’m struck by how often I witness these emotions and interpretations in my practice in New Jersey. As a healer, I often help my patients with their health disorders using the wisdom of Five Element dynamics to balance physical and emotional physiologies

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Ringing Rocks, Autumn Bells and the 5 Phases of TCM

Peter Kadar

And when you are busy hammering around in order to find the rocks among rocks that ring bells for you, keep in mind that in Chinese Traditional Medicine rock and its origin; Metal, is one of the Five essential elements or phases (wu xing) in a cycle that govern the flow of energy in the world outside and inside of ourselves.

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The Virtue of Forgiveness in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Peter Kadar

I have noticed when children fight and argue, they quickly become friends again and start their play again. It is remarkable how kids are able to forgive and forget; this is what makes them so vibrant and continuously happy. We as adults have a more difficult time in doing this practice.

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