Acupuncture for Late Summer
Acupuncture Center of New Jersey Blog
by Lucas Kadar
7M ago
The school year is upon us, and the freewheeling days of summer are shifting into the more structured days of fall. However, the warmth that still sits heavy in the humid air on these 85 degree days would say that summer is not quite over yet. In traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Late summer is the a season unto itself. It is the season of the Earth element in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). This is a time of harvest and abundance, but it can also be a time of stress and anxiety as we begin our fall routine. Acupuncture can be a helpful way to balance the Earth element and promote overal ..read more
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Elevate Your Well-Being: The Top 5 Acupuncturist-Recommended Exercises
Acupuncture Center of New Jersey Blog
by Peter Kadar
9M ago
Welcome to the Acupuncture Center of NJ - the esteemed center for acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in Morristown, New Jersey! We prioritize holistic health and wellness through natural means. To achieve optimal health, it is necessary to exercise. Whatever stage you are at in life, physical movement and vigorous exercise is important to feel good, both physically and mentally. It is one of the best ways to avoid stagnation, which is one of the leading causes of disease and pain according to Chinese medicine. Our expert acupuncturists have chosen our top five exercises to complement your acupun ..read more
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Training for the big race with Acupuncture!
Acupuncture Center of New Jersey
by Peter Kadar
1y ago
Shirley with acupuncturist Lucas Kadar Shirley Pettijohn is 88 years young and has been preparing to run in the Giralda Farms 5k, a race for charity and awards in Madison, New Jersey. Shirley is a veteran runner and adventurer; she has ran in 14 marathons over the last 40 years and she’s a member of the Morris County striders, a local running club with whom she will be tackling the Giralda Farms 5k. She also trekked on Mount Kilimanjaro for her 70th birthday! ACNJ has been a big part of Shirley’s preparation and training. Acupuncture has kept her in the running by helping release the muscle a ..read more
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Can Acupuncture Help with Morning Sickness?
Acupuncture Center of New Jersey
by Peter Kadar
1y ago
  What is Morning Sickness?   Nausea and vomiting during pregnancy, often referred to as morning sickness, is one of the early struggles of pregnancy. According to the National Institute of Health, 70-80% of women will experience some nausea throughout their pregnancy. Despite the name morning sickness, many women experience nausea at times throughout the day and night. It’s usually worst during the first trimester, but occasionally there is excessive nausea throughout the entire pregnancy. Morning sickness is not only unpleasant, but it also makes eating difficult at a time when a w ..read more
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Ancient Healing Technique for Sore + Stiff Muscles - Gua Sha
Acupuncture Center of New Jersey
by Peter Kadar
1y ago
When people begin their acupuncture treatment, they are most often surprised to find out that acupuncture is so much more than just needles. Within Traditional Chinese Medicine, there are several different modalities that can be used in addition to the acupuncture needles. The adjunctive therapies that we use at the Acupuncture Center of New Jersey include Gua Sha, cupping, moxibustion, Tui Na, and electrical stimulation. Today we are going to focus on Gua Sha, pronounced "Gwa Sha," which is an ancient healing technique that helps to break up scar tissue, adhesions, and blood stasis in the mus ..read more
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Stay Healthy in the Summer Heat!
Acupuncture Center of New Jersey
by Peter Kadar
1y ago
TCM ideas for the Hottest Days of Summer!   I grew up in Houston, Texas so I’m used to this 95º degree humid weather. Since living in the Northeast I have come across many people who are not accustom to this type of weather. As an acupuncturist and Chinese herbal medicine practitioner I am trained to understand the effect that climate and temperature have on my patients. We have very cold winters and very hot summers so these changing conditions constantly have an impact on our health. So here are a few tips to handle the weather and avoid a heat stroke: Drink plenty of water. It ..read more
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Activism and Acupuncture Part one: the Lincoln Detox
Acupuncture Center of New Jersey Blog
by Lucas Kadar
2y ago
In November, 1970, the Black Panther Party and the Young Lords seized control of Lincoln Hospital in the South Bronx. The conditions there were terrible, a heroin epidemic was going unrecognized and untreated, and the city didn’t seem to care. The activists felt they could do a better job managing the hospital than an absentee government. Lincoln Hospital had been suffering from decades of neglect. Locals called it “the butcher shop” because of the unnecessary deaths and botched surgeries. When the city refused to acknowledge the heroin epidemic that was tearing the community apart, the Panth ..read more
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Chinese New Year: Year of the Tiger!
Acupuncture Center of New Jersey Blog
by Peter Kadar
2y ago
The Chinese New Year is here! Also known as the Lunar New Year or The Spring Festival, the Chinese New Year is the most important holiday celebrated in China, some surrounding countries and in Chinese communities throughout the world. In China, commerce grinds to a halt as businesses close to make way for celebrations that often last for weeks. According to one popular myth, the celebrations began millennia ago, in response to a monster called Nian, who terrorized villages and gorged itself on precious grain, livestock and even people! Wise citizens found out that Nian feared loud noises, bri ..read more
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Turning to Acupuncture During the Pandemic
Acupuncture Center of New Jersey Blog
by Peter Kadar
2y ago
The COVID-19 pandemic forced individuals in New Jersey to postpone non-emergency health care for the months the state was in lockdown.  Now that New Jersey has entered the initial stages of reopening there is a question of how safe it is to seek relief from non-life-threatening conditions that are impacting your quality of life.  These include chronic pain like back pain, headaches, etc. as well as common conditions like allergies, asthma, menstrual disorders, digestive problems, and other concerns, Women who had postponed fertility treatments were unsure when to resume acupuncture ..read more
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ACNJ's New Corona Virus COVID-19 Safety Procedures
Acupuncture Center of New Jersey Blog
by Peter Kadar
2y ago
At ACNJ, we are now open for established and new patients! Call or email us to submit an appointment request. We have implemented many COVID-19 safety guidelines to protect patients and staff. Learn how we are providing acupuncture treatments in the safest way possible. Below are the steps we have taken to ensure your health and safety as well as our staff. We have installed a plexiglass barrier between the reception area and the waiting room and a plastic curtain between the reception area and the treatment room hallway. We take everyone’s temperature when they enter the office, including ..read more
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