Improve Your Sleep with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine

You’ve been lying awake for what feels like hours, staring at the ceiling, and praying for sleep. Though physically tired, your mind is racing, replaying the best and worst events from the day. You also can’t seem to stop thinking about tomorrow’s to-do list. Every time your thoughts begin to quiet down your limbs twitch […]

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The Role of Herbal Medicine in Integrative Healthcare

For centuries, the people of China and other Asian countries have embraced herbal medicine to help treat a range of illnesses. In more recent times, patients and healthcare providers in western countries have also begun to understand the value of using the herbs found in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Many integrative medicine practitioners expertly combine Chinese […]

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THE ROLE OF INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE IN WOMEN’S HEALTH

Women’s bodies undergo significant transformations over the course of their lives, from the onset of menstrual cycles, to pregnancy, to menopause. Every woman experiences these events differently depending on factors such as physiology, genetics, and environment. Unfortunately, their unique healthcare needs are not always well addressed by traditional medicine. That’s why an increasing number of […]

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The NJ Natural Family Health Guide to Herbal Medicine

When discussing ways to address health issues and maintain health, herbal medicine is often a component of a fully integrated health plan. At NJ Natural Family Health, we have an in-office herbal apothecary that contains numerous formulas to address a variety of health concerns.What is herbal medicine?Herbal medicine is derived from plants. It is made […]

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Alternative Medicine Making Progress with PTSD

According to the National Center for PTSD, post-traumatic stress disorder is a “mental health problem that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, like combat, a natural disaster, a car accident or sexual assault.” Those who suffer from PTSD often have trouble sleeping, can feel on edge and experience reoccurring dreams and […]

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NJ Natural Family Health – Myths about Acupuncture

While acupuncture and Chinese Medicine have, in recent years, become widely accepted as an important part of healthcare, there are still myths and uncertainties involving this form of treatment.  During my work in both hospitals and private practice, my goal is always education and explanation so that patients fully understand why this form of treatment […]

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Treating Sexual Issues with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Sexuality, when viewed from a holistic standpoint, is treated as a complex intersection of biological, psychological, spiritual, cultural and other factors. Rather than dividing or separating all of the important aspects of sexuality, practitioners of Chinese Medicine seek to strike a balance between the elements by using treatments that improve sexual health. Acupuncture is one […]

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