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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.

Auricular Acupuncture

Traditional Chinese Medicine is a medical system that dates back nearly 4,000 years. Auricular acupuncture was first mentioned around 500 B.C. in the Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine, which is the equivalent of the Bible for TCM practitioners. However, the method in which auricular acupuncture is practiced today is actually based upon discoveries that occurred in France in

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Why am I so cold?

Everyone feels cold sometimes, but some people are perpetually chilled to a point where it interferes with their lives.

From a Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective, there are two different kinds of cold in the body: full cold and empty cold. Full cold refers to a condition where there is an excess of cold-type energy in the body

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The Bladder in Chinese Medicine

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the bladder is one of the six yang organs, paired with one of the six yin organs. The yin organs store vital substances (such as Qi, blood, yin, and yang), whereas the yang organs are more active and have a function of constantly filling and emptying. The bladder is a perfect example of a yang organ.

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