TestimonialsAcupuncture has helped me to maintain a healthy lifestyle and gain the results that I needed. I feel stress free after every session at Hoboken Acupuncture. The atmosphere is relaxing and the staff is great. I was trying for two years to get pregnant but was not successful. I went through all the fertility testing and was told I have high FSH and my only option for a baby was through an egg donor. Practitioners at Hoboken Acupuncture are well educated and caring. They always listen and answer my questions. In just one month of acupuncture complimenting my on-going treatment, I found out that I was pregnant. Today I have a beautiful baby girl and I owe my Thanks to Hoboken Acupuncture. - Aleisha S
I have been a client at Hoboken Acupuncture for the past 4 years. I first started seeing them for treatment of endometriosis and my acupuncturist continued to work with me after my husband and I wanted to start a family. We had trouble getting pregnant for over 3 years. Our doctors said it was unexplained infertility and there was nothing wrong with either my husband or me.
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) worked with my body’s natural processes in a gentler and more holistic manner, while avoiding some of the severe side effects that often result from more aggressive methods. My successful outcome is directly related to my acupuncturist’s ability as a practitioner of TCM and acupuncture.
Acupuncturists here are compassionate, professional, and above all very knowledgeable in their approach in providing treatment. I would highly recommend Hoboken Acupuncture to anyone seeking alternative treatment approach for common and complex issues- DV
Acupuncture is my secret to remaining in balance and proactive about my health. The practitioners and the space at Hoboken Acupuncture provide the perfect refuge- Joanna B
What is Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine?
Acupuncture is an aspect of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Acupuncture involves inserting fine needles into specific areas in the body based on conditions, needs or illness. Acupuncture works on the principal of stimulating the body’s own energy or Qi to promote healing. Here at Hoboken Acupuncture we incorporate Acupuncture with other modalities of Traditional Chinese Medicine i.e., herbal medicine, cupping, moxibustion and nutrition.
The Chinese pharmacopeia contains hundreds of medicinal substances - primarily plants - but also minerals and animal products. These are classified by their perceived action in the body. Different parts of plants such as leaves, roots, stems, flowers and seeds are used. Typically, herbs are combined in formulas and given as teas, capsules, tinctures or powders.
Other Traditional Chinese Medicine therapies include moxibustion and cupping.
Moxibustion entails burning a cone or stick of dried herbs over specific areas of the body. A plant or part of a plant is used for its potential therapeutic properties. It can be used in conjunction with Acupuncture.
Cupping entails applying a heated glass cup to the skin to create a slight suction. It is used typically in cases of muscle spasms, asthma and other respiratory disorders.
What to expect from your first visit at Hoboken Acupuncture?
During your first office visit we will want to obtain a complete picture of your treatment needs and behaviors that may contribute to your condition. As part of the initial consultation, our practitioners will ask you at length about your health condition, medications & lifestyle. This will enable us to customize your treatment plan. Treatments may take place over a period of several weeks or more.
How does acupuncture work to promote healing?
Acupuncture is based on the concept that disease results from disruption in the flow of qi or vital energy of the body, and imbalances in the forces of yin and yang.
Acupuncture through the stimulation of specific points on the body by a variety of techniques including the insertion of thin needles removes blockages in the flow of qi or vital energy and maintains health. Practices such as herbs, meditation, massage and cupping are incorporated in the treatments to aid in the restoration of the flow of qi and the balance of yin and yang.
Does Acupuncture hurt?
Acupuncture should not be painful. Upon insertion of needles the practitioner looks for a qi response which means that the body’s vital energy has been stimulated. The sensations vary between a dull ache, tingling, itching, or sensations of energy running through your body. These sensations do not last more than a couple of minutes at most. If there is a pain and it persists then the practitioner should be informed so that the needle may be adjusted.
Does Hoboken Acupuncture accept Insurance?
As more and more insurance companies have begun to understand the therapeutic benefit and long term cost savings of Acupuncture & Chinese herbal medicine, insurance coverage has expanded. We do accept several Insurances. Please feel free to call our office and we will be able to call your insurance company on your behalf for your Acupuncture Benefits Verification.