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What is acupuncture? Is it safe? These are just some of the questions that come to mind when contemplating if this medicine is appropriate for oneself. If you are new to acupuncture and Chinese medicine, feel free to explore this website, as it has much information regarding what acupuncture is, the use of acupuncture and who may benefit from acupuncture and Chinese medicine. If you are already familiar with this medicine, take our quiz on the right for fun. If you have any questions contact us via email or phone and we will gladly help. Please feel free to schedule an appointment online for either our Secaucus or Sparta NJ locations under the Online Scheduling tab. If the time you need is unavailable, please contact us to see if other arrangements can be made.

Traditional Chinese Medicine is a complete medical system that has been in place for over 3,000 years. Acupuncture and herbology aid the body by enhancing its natural healing capabilities. The balance Oriental Medicine provides helps to relieve pain, boost immunity and prevent disease. Acupuncture is widespread throughout Asia, Africa, Europe and the United States. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 70-80% of the population of developed countries use traditional medicine as their primary health care. Our focus at Zen for Life Wellness is to treat each patient holistically and provide them with the tools to improve overall health and well-being.

Fighting Flu Season with Acupuncture

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While the flu is actually not a season, we have become programmed to think of it as the months of November through March. On average, the flu hospitalizes thousands every year, especially the young and elderly. There are also a number of deaths related to the flu, mostly due to people already having compromised immune systems.

The flu, also known

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Going Deeper: The Kidneys

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The organs in Chinese medicine are more than just a physical representation. The organs include not only their physiological function, but also mental, emotional, spiritual and elemental qualities that align with nature and the seasons. Let’s explore the kidneys.

The kidney element in Chinese medicine governs water and is associated with the season of winter, where the energies are

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Meridian Point for Winter: Large Intestine 4

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Large Intestine 4 is one of the most important and influential points in the entire body. The Chinese name for Large Intestine 4 is “He Gu” meaning union valley or converging valley. The point is located on the hand in the web between the thumb and index finger, also described as the depression where the index finger and thumb bones

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