Dry Needling: Is it Acupuncture?

By Dr. Matthew Fellner, DACM, L.Ac. Recently a colleague asked me if I do dry needling and proceeded to insist that dry needling is different somehow from Acupuncture.  I tried my best to educate her that dry needling is actually a type of acupuncture that is performed by people who have very little training in… Read More »

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How Long Does it Take to Feel the Effects of Acupuncture Treatments?

By Dr. Matthew Fellner, DACM, L.Ac. One of the most misunderstood aspects of receiving acupuncture treatments from a patient perspective that I have encountered in my 16 years in practice, is how long it should take to fix a problem.  Obviously, for any patient, getting better is the primary concern, and doing it as quickly… Read More »

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Once Upon a Point: 足三裏 Zusanli (ST-36)

Written by Janelle Krannich  If you’ve entered into the world of TCM, you’re bound to hear about the potent effectiveness of the 36th point along the stomach channel, ST-36. The Chinese name for this point is zusanli (zú sān lĭ), which translates into English as “Leg Three Miles” or “Three Miles of the Foot.” Classical… Read More »

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The Healing Benefits of Chinese Herbs

Dr. Matthew Fellner DACM, LAc Chinese Medicine has a long history of using herbs to treat any type of medical condition.  This history predates acupuncture and is closely related to the ancient shamanistic traditions of using the bounty of the Earth to both nourish and heal the body.  Many of the herbs that are so… Read More »

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Acupuncture for Allergies

Dr. Matthew Fellner DACM, LAc As winter begins to wind down and the snow melts most people’s minds turn to thoughts of flowers blooming, longer days, warmer temperatures and finally throwing off the shackles of cabin fever. But for 40 million people, spring also means sneezing, itchy eyes, wheezing, congestion, and the misery of feeling… Read More »

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Using Your Breath to Beat the Winter Blues

Matthew Fellner, DACM, L.Ac. Now that it’s January and winter is in full swing, most people begin to notice the doldrums of shorter days and cold, snowy weather.  For many people the winter blues are bad enough to cause SAD or seasonal affective disorder, a type of depression that is triggered by excessive darkness, inclement… Read More »

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The New Jersey Acupuncture Society

The New Jersey Acupuncture Society (NJAS), is the Garden State’s professional organization of Licensed Acupuncturists and supporters of East Asian Medicine dedicated to promoting the profession of Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine by always striving for the highest standards of patient care, education, and integrity to ensure the health and well-being of the public. The… Read More »

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Why acupuncture is the new focus for pain relief

by Nancy Parello | For Jersey’s Best Wed., Sep. 29, 2021 The ulcerative colitis that Karey Ellis suffers from causes severe fatigue and stomach pains. The medication she was taking made her feel even worse.   So, the Long Hill resident turned to acupuncture. She has never looked back.  “I can honestly say that I went from not being able to… Read More »

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Acupuncture for Hypertension

Matthew Fellner DACM, L.Ac. Acupuncture for Hypertension Evidence Based Complimentary & Alternative Med. March 4 2014 Li et al. “…acupuncture significantly lowers blood pressure in patients taking antihypertensive medications.” It is not a bold statement to suggest that we are overmedicated in this country.  But there are certainly medications that are necessary and even lifesaving when… Read More »

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Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine Graduation

Kelly Williams MS Ed., Director of Admissions kwilliams@esatm.edu August 21, 2021 BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine (ESATM) held their August 2021 student graduation on the Bloomfield College campus quad located on Liberty St. Nineteen of the thirty graduates attended, along with family and friends.  Over 150 people total were… Read More »

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