Welcome to zen for life wellness & acupuncture

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.

Acupuncture for Immune Deficiency

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There are more than 80 chronic illnesses that are immune related including rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes, thyroid disease, inflammatory bowel disease, lupus, and celiac disease.

Autoimmune diseases result when the immune system mistakenly attacks its own body’s tissues. Immune deficiency is more common than most people think; around 20 percent of the population suffers from some form of an … Continue reading

How the NADA protocol helps treat addiction

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NADA, which stands for the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association, was established in 1985 to promote the NADA protocol acupuncture treatment for addiction. The non-profit organization promotes advocacy and the use of a non-verbal, pharmaceutical free approach to behavioral health. The protocol uses five specific acupuncture points on the ear to treat addiction and to be an alternative to methadone.

Acupuncture and colon cancer

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Colon cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States with about 60,000 deaths from it every year. Like all cancer, treatment can be long, uncomfortable and come with many side effects. Those getting chemotherapy may experience nausea, vomiting, postoperative pain, cancer related pain, insomnia and anxiety. The chronic pain can significantly impact quality of life. Most patients … Continue reading