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What is Acupuncture?

Several thousand years ago, East Asian practitioners discovered that the body forms disharmonies as a result of the various physical and mental stresses of life. Oriental medical theory explains these disharmonies as an imbalance of opposing forces called yin and yang. This imbalance disrupts the movement of the body's vital energy (qi) along the meridian pathways, which are channels through which the body's energy is thought to flow. Acupuncture restores the smooth flow of qi. By inserting and manipulating hair-thin needles at specific points, I am able to return the body to its natural balance and promote the body's ability to heal itself.

Acupuncture returns the body to its
natural state of balance and harmony.

Is Acupuncture Safe?

Yes. Acupuncture is used by millions of Americans every year. Acupuncturists are required to undergo extensive education, including detailed study of human anatomy and training in Clean Needle Technique. I have passed comprehensive national board examinations administered by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and am licensed by the state. As required by law, I use pre-sterilized, disposable, single-use needles to ensure your complete safety.

How Can Acupuncture Be Effective?

It is considered that acupuncture can yield positive effects to your body and mind through three key pathways.  In particular, using the nervous system pathway, acupuncture can address various parts of the body by needling on a location that is distant from the symptoms.   

Path 1: Blood Stream

Stimulation through needles can reach to the blood streams under skin. Acupuncture - Nurturing Life Acupuncture & Wellness in Hoboken, NJThis improves the blood and qi flow around the area.

Path 2: Nervous System

William Wright offers Acupuncture in Hoboken, NJNeedles stimulate acupuncture points that are located close to major nerves, and the stimulation is transmitted to the brain.  The brain then sends further messages (in the form of neurotransmitters such as adrenaline or seratonin) to various parts of the body based on the received stimulation. This can alleviate pains and aches in locations that may be quite different from the needled area.

Path 3: Muscles and Fascia

Acupuncture can directly affect muscles that are either tight or weak, Nurturing Life Acupuncture & Wellness offers safe, effective Acupuncture in Hoboken, NJaddressing imbalances in the musculoskeletal structure that can cause pain. 

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Needles for Acupuncture

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Unlike the hypodermic needles that you might be familiar with from flu shots, needles for acupuncture are very thin, and bendable. The size of most often used needles are about 0.1 mm, to 0.3 mm thin. We only source needles from reliable companies. They are made from sterile surgical steel, individually packaged, and never re-used. 



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