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Natalie E. Ramsey, MS, LAc, Acupuncturist

Natalie E. Ramsey, MS, LAc

Acupuncturist

292 Bloomfield Ave Montclair New Jersey, 07042

About

Natalie Ramsey is an acupuncturist practicing in Montclair, NJ. Dr. Ramsey evaluates and treats patients based on the concepts of oriental medicine. Acupuncturists complete their evaluations by getting a patient history and looking at and touching the body. Then, they place very fine acupuncture needles into specific points on the body. Stimulating these points and nerves is how Dr. Ramsey treats the patients condition. Many of the bodys systems respond to acupuncture, and it can treat physical pain as well as emotional stress.

Education and Training

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine Masters of Acupuncture 2012

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill BS in Exercise and Sports Science 2006

Board Certification

National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Provider Details

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Natalie E. Ramsey, MS, LAc
Natalie E. Ramsey, MS, LAc's Expert Contributions
  • Can acupuncture help with depression?

    Yes it absolutely can. Acupuncture naturally increases serotonin and dopamine levels, leaving the patient more relaxed and with an overall sense of satisfaction. READ MORE

  • Can insomnia be cured by acupuncture?

    Yes it can, but it will certainly take assessing in person with a licensed acupuncturist. READ MORE

  • Can you treat tinnitus with acupuncture?

    Yes, tinnitus can be treated with acupuncture. As a rule of thumb for any condition, the longer in the making, the longer in the fixing. READ MORE

  • How does acupuncture relieve pain?

    Acupuncture relieves pain by regulating nociorecepters, which are sensory neurons that perceive pain. In chronic pain conditions, these neurons can be actively sending pain signals to the spine and brain without actual stimuli, purely due to habit. Acupuncture has been proven in research to help in stopping this redundancy of signaling, ultimately relieving pain. READ MORE

  • Does acupuncture work for anti-aging?

    Yes, for a few reasons. Research has proven that there is an increase in collagen production at needle injection sites, so this would have an anti-aging effect on the areas that have been needled. Aside from this Acupuncture regulates hormones that may be out of balance, causing more emotional and/or oxidative stress on the body, as well as the visible side effects of stress. It also improves circulation and deliverance of vitamins and other nutrients to the body's tissues, maintaining a level a hydration and nourishment that may otherwise be strained. READ MORE

  • Does acupuncture work on shoulder pain?

    Absolutely. It should be assessed by a practitioner in person, but generally speaking, yes. READ MORE

  • Where are acupuncture needles placed?

    There are over 400 acupuncture points on the head, ear, face and body. READ MORE

  • What is the success rate of acupuncture?

    If the reason for the headaches is accurately diagnosed, according to Eastern Medicine, the success rate should be good. READ MORE

  • How are acupuncture and chiropractic care similar?

    Well they are actually very different in technique of course, but they both work to improve the blood and energy flow. READ MORE

  • How long does acupuncture pain relief last?

    Usually I tell my patients, the effect is cumulative, given the treatments are grouped together in a timely manner. After the first treatment, there can be anywhere from a day of relief to multiple days of relief. Then, if the patient comes on a frequent basis, the relief should last longer and longer after each, provided the diagnosis and treatment are accurate. READ MORE

  • Can a fever be treated with acupuncture?

    Absolutely. This is a very poignant and effective treatment. That said, if you have a high fever for up to 3 hours, you will need to bring it down yourself because you do not want to sustain a fever over 103 degrees for longer than that. The most effective way to do so at home would be to suck on ice or a popsicle. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help with lung pain?

    Yes absolutely, but this is a reason to go to the ER and get a chest x-ray so that you know what is causing the pain first, since lung pain could indicate a more complicated issue. READ MORE

  • Does acupuncture lower stress about covid-19?

    Yes, absolutely, by increasing the production of serotonin and dopamine, acupuncture can effectively reduce the effects of stress. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help with energy levels?

    Yes, it can. READ MORE

  • How long are acupuncture needles left in?

    Usually 20-30 minutes. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture needles be left in too long?

    Yes, for certain body types and for certain diagnoses, but a trained and licensed Acupuncturist would be aware of these limitations. READ MORE

  • Is acupuncture anti-inflammatory?

    Yes absolutely. By way of improving Circulation of blood, oxygen and nutrients, acupuncture aids in removing bio toxins and other inflammatory bio materials. READ MORE

  • Is acupuncture a permanent cure?

    Well it really depends on what condition is being treated. I’ve had orthopedic issues that clear up completely until there’s another injury. But a condition like IBD or IBS per say, is going to do best with frequent treatments at first and then can be spaced out as the condition is managed. I hope this helps! READ MORE

  • What are the pressure points to relieve neck pain?

    Hi! It depends on if it’s in the spine itself or muscle tension. It would probably need to be assessed to determine for sure but a great trick to decrease inflammation and pain in general is to take an epsom salt bath. READ MORE

  • Is acupuncture on the head safe?

    Absolutely. There are many acupuncture points on the head that are indicated for many conditions and there is absolutely no concern if administered by a licensed Acupuncturist. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture be done daily?

    It certainly can. READ MORE

  • Does acupuncture improve egg quality?

    Hi! Sure! Egg quality would be one of the many factors regarding the fertility that would be improved with acupuncture, due to the increase in circulation and absorption of nutrients. READ MORE

  • Where do acupuncture needles go for fertility?

    It would actually depend on what the acupuncturist finds you need. But in short, the needles can go anywhere on legs, arms, torso and ears. READ MORE

  • Is this normal after acupuncture?

    That is absolutely normal and expected, especially if you had developed a lot of muscle tension. Acupuncture increases the production of serotonin and dopamine which creates the sleepy, go-with-the-flow feeling afterwards. This improves the circulation of blood, energy and other fluids around the body, ultimately improving general health and wellbeing. READ MORE

  • Is acupuncture good for pregnancy?

    Absolutely. Continuing acupuncture throughout the pregnancy can ease the symptoms of pregnancy and ultimately aid with the ease of labor and delivery. READ MORE

  • What should you not do before acupuncture?

    Make sure to have eaten something before your appointment and hydrate well. Make sure to not drink alcoholic beverages beforehand and it’s best to avoid them afterward too. Abstain from strenuous activity after the treatment and make sure to continue hydrating the rest of the day. READ MORE

  • Does acupuncture help vertigo?

    Hi, yes acupuncture can help with vertigo. It would help to be assessed in person by an acupuncturist to determine the course of treatment. READ MORE

  • What are the side effects of acupressure for someone with dengue?

    Receiving acupuncture or acupressure treatments regularly can help boost your immune system, reduce the fever and rashes and help rid the body of the virus. It’s most important to stay hydrated with coconut water and bone broth. READ MORE

  • What is acupuncture and how does it help?

    Acupuncture is a system of meridians, with points along them, that correspond to different internal organs. Each point has specific functions and the goal of the practitioner is to use their knowledge of the point functions and their assessment of the patient’s condition to correctly choose a combination of points that will best serve the patient’s needs. READ MORE

  • What is acupuncture and how does it help?

    Acupuncture is a medical discipline Where in needles are used at specific points on the body along meridians that correspond to specific organs. When the needles are inserted at specific points they perform specific functions that improve the circulation of blood and energy through the body. In this way, acupuncture boost the immune system, reduces pain, and improves general health and well-being. READ MORE

  • How many sessions of acupuncture do you need for back pain?

    It’s very hard to say without an assessment but usually patients feel some degree of relief after the first. READ MORE

  • What should you do after an acupuncture session?

    If possible rest and hydrate. Things you should not do are work out, drink alcoholic beverages and expose yourself to extreme temperatures READ MORE

  • How quickly does acupuncture work?

    You should feel some degree of relief after the first, but it would be best gauged after an in-person assessment. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture heal nerves?

    Acupuncture can certainly facilitate nerve healing, although it is a long term endeavor. READ MORE

  • How many sessions of acupuncture do I need?

    A sprained neck will most likely need a couple of months of treatment but it is best gauged by an in-person assessment READ MORE

  • How effective is acupuncture for depression?

    Yes acupuncture naturally increases serotonin and dopamine levels, causing you to feel happier and more relaxed. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help with migraines?

    Acupuncture can certainly help migraines. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help a cough?

    Absolutely. READ MORE

  • Does acupuncture help you get over a cold?

    Absolutely. Acupuncture boosts the immune and helps the body rid itself of the pathogen. READ MORE

  • Is acupuncture good for bronchitis?

    Yes absolutely. READ MORE

  • Why do I have chronic stomach pain?

    I would expect for you to see some immediate results that may not last so long at first but as you continue with treatment on a regular basis, it should improve READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture ease sinus problems?

    Yes it can help to reduce congestion and pressure, build the immune system and clear phlegm. READ MORE

  • How many acupuncture sessions do you need for headaches?

    This is hard to gauge not seeing you in person, but as a rule of thumb, it's good to keep in mind that headaches occur, in most part, for the following reasons: dehydration, lack of ample sleep, and stress. Acupuncture is good for addressing the latter two. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help with allergies?

    Acupuncture can absolutely help reduce allergies. READ MORE

  • Does acupuncture help with high blood pressure?

    Yes absolutely READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help with fertility?

    Yes it does! It balances the body and energies of the organs to promote a more optimal environment for fertilization to take place. READ MORE

  • Can chronic fatigue syndrome be treated with acupuncture?

    Yes, acupuncture can improve the body’s circulation and the communication between the organs, helping to improve the patient's pain and fatigue. READ MORE

  • How often should I get acupuncture for migraines?

    It will be determined by the acupuncturist you see READ MORE

  • Can you get acupuncture for anxiety?

    Absolutely. Acupuncture inherently reduces stress, improving circulation of blood, fluids and hormones, thereby leaving the patient more relaxed overall. READ MORE

  • How much weight can you lose with acupuncture?

    I personally don’t like to market acupuncture for weight loss only because losing weight must consist of a few factors, diet and exercise being two. In conjunction with those, acupuncture can certainly increase digestive power, mood and energy to assist in weight loss. READ MORE

  • What are the side effects of acupuncture?

    If you are seeing a licensed acupuncturist, there are no adverse effects of acupuncture. You should feel less stressed, more go-with-the flow so to speak, and even sleep a little better afterwards. Not to mention less pain if you are experiencing any. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help with chronic pain?

    Yes, it certainly can. It increases blood flow to the joint, which has an anti-inflammatory effect. READ MORE

  • What conditions can be treated with acupuncture?

    Acupuncture can address any condition, and as a rule of thumb, if a condition is long in the making, it will be long in fixing. READ MORE

  • Is it normal to feel worse after acupuncture?

    Hi! While I would not say feeling worse is normal, I would say it’s not unheard of. This is a phenomenon that can happen in certain conditions that entail more stagnation than others. In different words, where the circulation of blood and energy is not moving well. It’s as though there’s a blockage preventing the normal flow and the acupuncture treatment is promoting circulation, because healthy circulation means healthy functioning of the organs and various tissues. When we increase the flow of blood and energy via the needles it can cause some discomfort if there are blockages presenting resistance. The discomfort only indicates that the body is attempting to restore normal flow, and more treatment is required to accomplish that. Hope this helps! READ MORE

  • How long does it take for acupuncture to work for anxiety?

    It actually should begin to work right away for anxiety, but I suggest you continue to go on a regular basis because the effect will last longer. READ MORE

  • Is acupuncture a safe treatment for chronic pain?

    Absolutely, as long as you choose a licensed Acupuncturist, as opposed to someone that took an abbreviated certification as an addendum to another license. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture relieve my back pain?

    It would be important to first assess the cause, but most likely yes. READ MORE

  • Is acupuncture effective for arthritis pain?

    Yes absolutely. That said, it will not cure arthritis, but for pain management it is very effective. READ MORE

  • How long does an acupuncture treatment last?

    It actually depends on the Acupuncturist, but generally initial appointments are longer than follow ups. To give a frame of reference, mine are 1.5 hours for initial and 1 hour follow up. READ MORE

  • How to treat chronic neck pain?

    It would be important to look at daily habits and stress levels. If you’re face down most of the day, at a computer or on a phone, the back of neck will fatigue and cause tension and pain. Changing postures, implementing a daily stretching routine and taking biweekly Epsom salt baths for 15-20mins can all help. In the event they don’t, you will want to see either an Acupuncturist or an orthopedist to determine the cause and go from there. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture ease the pain of a broken heart?

    I’m so sorry to hear the pain you’re going through. A broken heart certainly needs time to heal. That said, Acupuncture has been proven to increase endorphin levels, including serotonin and dopamine, leaving the patient feeling happier and more at ease. If I were you, I would couple it with a good therapist or some other energy work, such as reiki, to aid in moving the troubling emotions through. Sometimes emotions can get stuck and they don’t have to be. These therapies can offer a great deal of ease in that regard. Daily exercise and surrounding yourself with friends and family also help tremendously. READ MORE

  • Does acupuncture relieve arthritis pain?

    It is true! Arthritis will never be cured completely but the acupuncture needles bring fresh blood to the area, relieving pain by nourishing the joint. Acupuncture is most effective for pain management in the case of arthritis. READ MORE

  • Are acupressure mats safe?

    I unfortunately can’t say I use them in my practice but I would say they are harmless and may help to relieve some pain. READ MORE

  • Where are acupuncture needles placed for migraines?

    Yes acupuncture can be very effective for managing migraines. The needles are placed all over the body and can include the head, but are not exclusively in the head for migraines. Exact placement will be determined by the specific pattern causing your migraines. READ MORE

  • Does acupressure for weight loss work?

    Acupressure does not involve needles, whereas acupuncture does. Both can be effective in helping to reduce weight, but I personally don’t like to market it for weight because there are many other factors involved. Acupuncture alone will not reduce weight. READ MORE

  • How many acupuncture treatments are needed for migraines?

    Hi! I’m sorry to hear that you suffer from such frequent migraines. Acupuncture can help but the number of treatments would be determined once your pattern is assessed in person. Since you suffer so frequently, you may want to explore vitamin/mineral deficiencies and/or heavy metal toxicity’s as a reason for your migraines. Certain chemicals such as pesticides are another possibility. Best of luck! READ MORE

  • Can I do electroacupuncture if I have titanium plates?

    Personally I would not, especially around the plates, just to be safe. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help with headaches?

    Absolutely. Not only by reducing muscle tension and emotional stress but also by nourishing the body and brain. READ MORE

  • What are the negative side effects of acupuncture?

    Since acupuncture works to regulate hormones in the body (if they are high, it reduces them; if they are low, it increases them), there really are no negative side effects of the treatment. That said, physically there may be some bruising or lightheadedness after treatment. Be sure to eat beforehand for this reason. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture be dangerous?

    No, not unless the person has received some form of quick training (ie a certification instead of a masters degree). I would not trust a physical therapist (as is being allowed in some states) or other profession other than Medical doctor or Acupuncturist to preform acupuncture techniques (or dry needling) without completing a 4 year masters degree. READ MORE

  • Is there evidence that acupuncture works?

    Acupuncture has been thoroughly researched by The Upledger Institute, one of the leading Western medical research institutes, and their research is widely published. Acupuncture can certainly help relieve chronic neck pain by reducing tension and improving circulation. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture treat migraines?

    Yes, it’s true! Once you have been seen in person and assessed, the acupuncturist can weigh in on what they believe the pattern may be and how acupuncture can help you specifically. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture work for acne?

    Yes it can! Diet also comes into play there and the Acupuncturist can offer some eastern perspectives that will help as well. READ MORE

  • What alternative healing practices can reduce my back pain?

    Acupuncture is fantastic for back pain, but other modalities used in Eastern Medical practices that would also help are Gua Sha (scraping technique) and cupping. READ MORE

  • Can vertigo be treated with acupuncture?

    Yes vertigo can be treated with acupuncture. I’m acupuncture vertigo is a condition of not enough Qi and blood circulating to the head, in which the needles can help tremendously. READ MORE

  • Does acupuncture work for mental illness?

    Yes to some degree. It really has to do with the severity of the illness but as a rule of thumb, the more often you receive treatment, the more effective it’ll be for you. READ MORE

  • Acupuncture and depression?

    Yes it definitely does, but the Acupuncturist may also be able to guide you in other aspects of your life that could exacerbating the issue, such as diet and exercise. READ MORE

  • What does acupuncture actually do?

    Acupuncture regulates hormonal imbalances, relieves muscle tension and improves the function of organs. It is in this way that acupuncture can be very effective for migraines. READ MORE

  • Will acupuncture help me with hand pain?

    Absolutely. I’d also highly recommend soaking them in warm Epsom salt 15-20 daily and coating them in frankincense oil nightly (covered with socks to muffle the strong smell). READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help with migraines?

    Yes migraines can be for many reasons though and an Acupuncturist should be able to help sort out the reason, but in general, acupuncture can be very effective for migraines. READ MORE

  • Is it normal to feel dizzy after acupuncture?

    Yes. But be sure to eat beforehand and come hydrated (flat water, not bubbly). READ MORE

  • What do acupuncture needles feel like?

    Well it’s actually different by the type of needle and the type of needler - I know that doesn’t offer much relief! But there are much better needles than others (Seirins and DBCs are some of the best) and then there are Acupuncturists that are heavy handed and those that are gentle. But it can be nearly painless. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help with anxiety attacks?

    Absolutely! Acupuncture can very effectively help to manage anxiety attacks. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture be used to treat depression?

    Yes absolutely. More can be said when seen in person, but acupuncture can certainly help depression. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help fertility?

    Absolutely. Acupuncture is incredibly effective at regulating female hormones and menstruation, as well as improving sperm count and function in men. READ MORE

  • Why does acupuncture help fertility?

    Acupuncture has a regulatory effect on hormones that has been proven in countless research studies. It is by way of regulating hormones that acupuncture reduces stress, regulates the female menstrual cycle and aids in all aspects of fertility, pregnancy and birth. It can even improve sperm count and function in men. READ MORE

  • Relieving pain with acupuncture?

    By regulating hormones, including the pain hormones and afferent nerve signaling to the brain. In the case of headaches, it may be due to muscle tension and acupuncture is very effective at reducing tension as well. READ MORE

  • Does acupuncture hurt the first time?

    I’m assuming you’ve already had your first treatment! But I thought I’d weigh in anyway. Different Acupuncturists use different techniques and if one is not comfortable for you, I urge you to try another. My philosophy has always been that acupuncture should not cause discomfort because I believe tension in the body is counter productive. READ MORE

  • Does acupuncture reduce inflammation?

    Yes it is true. It accomplishes this by improving circulation to detox the body and remove blockages. READ MORE

  • Does acupuncture help with depression?

    Yes, it can. Acupuncture naturally increases serotonin and dopamine levels, causing you to feel happier and more at ease. READ MORE

  • When should you get acupuncture for fertility?

    Hi there! Starting acupuncture as soon as possible will increase your chances of conceiving, because conception occurs when the body is nourished and in balance. Theoretically, the sooner you begin to work on balancing and nourishing, the sooner you will conceive. READ MORE

  • What can be treated with acupuncture?

    Acupuncture can literally treat any condition. That said, it is a good idea to focus on one or two per treatment. Anxiety is certainly a condition that will respond well to acupuncture. READ MORE

  • Does acupuncture actually work?

    Yes, in this case, we would look to strengthen the organs responsible for absorption of food, to increase the quality of your blood directly, as well as activating points that are indicated for strengthening blood quality and quantity in the body. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture lower blood pressure?

    Yes, interestingly enough there is actually a point in the year to lower blood pressure. Inherently acupuncture increases circulation and regulates hormones which will also help to maintain lower blood pressure. READ MORE

  • How does acupuncture help relieve allergy symptoms?

    Yes absolutely. Eastern medicine is based on a system of meridians that run in and out of organs and up and the body and limbs. By activating certain points indicated for certain patterns of illness, the organ function can be improved. Allergies, for instance, have much to do with the lungs and their energy. READ MORE

  • Does acupuncture help knee pain?

    An Acupuncturist would apply needles to the knee, as well as other parts of the body and/or the ear. READ MORE

  • How does acupuncture relieve pain?

    Hi! Sorry to hear of your accident. Acupuncture works to relieve pain by decreasing muscle tension, increasing hormones that help regulate the sympathetic system, which is heightened in a state of pain, and balance the energies of organ systems that may have developed an imbalance in the accident. It may take a series of treatments before you begin to feel sustained relief. READ MORE

  • Does acupuncture hurt?

    No acupuncture does not hurt. It may feel a little funny at first because it can cause sensations that travel up and down the body in the meridians. This reflects increased circulation and is normal. The needles are thinner than a strand of hair in some cases and are so tiny that they sometimes are not even felt at all. It is nothing like giving blood and doesn’t even compare at all to getting a tattoo. READ MORE

  • Will acupuncture help my knee pain?

    Yes acupuncture can help knee pain, especially if the pain is persisting after the injury has been surgically corrected or healed. READ MORE

  • Do you need a diagnosis to get acupuncture?

    Acupuncture can be used at any time, to maintain wellbeing or to recover from illness. You don't need a diagnosis. That said, chronic pain can result from factors other than those that Western Medicine considers, so it's certainly worth going to see what acupuncture can do for you. READ MORE

  • How often does acupuncture cause bacterial infections?

    So rarely that I could almost say never, if single-use, sterile needles are used. In addition, it should be stated that in the US, acupuncturists cannot buy a malpractice insurance policy unless they commit to using single-use, sterile needles. READ MORE

  • How can acupuncture improve blood circulation?

    The improvement of circulation is the entire reason acupuncture works, and it accomplishes this by many means. To name a few, it relaxes muscle tissue and sinews, it increases organ function, and relieves emotional stress. READ MORE

  • I take blood thinners regularly. Is acupuncture dangerous for me?

    Absolutely not. It may mean you bruise slightly easier than others, but I personally have many patients on blood thinners and in all my years of practice not one has had an issue. READ MORE

  • Does acupuncture relieve depression symptoms?

    Yes it most definitely can. In eastern medicine we view depression as inadequate blood and energy nourishing the heart, by which we treat with points to raise the blood and energy deliverance to the upper portion of the body. This should help relatively quickly, but keep in mind, any natural path to healing will have natural ups and downs, with a general improvement. READ MORE

  • Is acupuncture safe?

    Yes absolutely. When practiced by a fully licensed and insured Acupuncturist, the risks of acupuncture are minimal, if any at all, in treating any condition. READ MORE

  • Will acupuncture help with knee pain?

    Yes absolutely. In younger years of life this knee pain may clear very quickly with acupuncture, unless there’s structural damage. READ MORE

  • Is acupuncture safe for people with hemophilia?

    Acupuncture needles are so thin that they rarely draw blood. In the event they do, it’s a drop. It’s important that the Acupuncturist know of your condition ahead of treatment, but it shouldn’t cause trouble. READ MORE

  • Is acupuncture safe during the first trimester?

    100% yes. And I would add that the more acupuncture you receive during pregnancy, the easier the pregnancy and labor will be, because acupuncture promotes the release of hormones that relax the body, promote better sleep and improve circulation. READ MORE

  • Should I consider acupuncture for anemia?

    Yes it can help. Acupuncture offers many angles of help in this regard. It increases the absorption and circulation of bio nutrients in the body, as well as removes toxins and obstructions that are inhibiting proper circulation and uptake, such as phlegm. From another standpoint, eastern medicine can boost blood quality through indicated protocols, and blood quality points direct to blood nutrient value, which includes iron. READ MORE

  • Is tiredness normal after acupuncture?

    Acupuncture naturally increases serotonin and dopamine in the body, so the patient will feel relaxed and sometimes sleepy. If you’re going for stress or insomnia, I recommend going in the evening so that you can take advantage of that feeling and sleep well that night. READ MORE

  • Does acupuncture raise blood pressure?

    Good question! Not seeing the patient in person, it’s hard to say what other factors may be present, but simply put, acupuncture increases circulation. If the patient has other factors like high cholesterol, plaque or arterial sclerosis (which is expected with age), the increased blood flow will slightly heighten blood pressure because of those factors otherwise inhibit blood flow. It’s nothing to be concerned about and should correct again shortly after. READ MORE

  • Does a daith piercing help with migraines?

    Unfortunately piercing the daith is not something within our realm of practice, so I don’t feel I can comment on that, but I can say that acupuncture can certainly reduce the intensity, frequency and potentially even the occurrence of migraines altogether. There are herbs such as butterbur and feverfew, along with magnesium and CoQ10 that have also had great results for migraine sufferers. READ MORE

  • What does "Qi" mean in acupuncture?

    In the western world, it’s not a concept we’ve been used to hearing, so it’s not uncommon to feel that way at all. I like to relate it something we can identify with here. Simply put, Qi is energy, so if there were blood without energy, the blood would not flow, just as if there were trees and no wind. Qi creates the movement. READ MORE

  • Chronic constipation. Should I go for acupuncture?

    Absolutely! Acupuncture can certainly help constipation for the simple fact that acupuncture creates movement and circulation. There are a few causes for constipation according to eastern medicine: dryness, stress, and lack of movement (like in the case of a sedentary person). Eating more greens and/or drinking green juice can help. Drinking plenty of water, aloe juice, and taking a cod liver oil supplement are also helpful. Best of luck to you READ MORE

  • When should I get acupuncture treatment for fertility?

    Anytime in the cycle is a good time, and the amount of acupuncture will vary case by case. Acupuncture works to regulate the female menstrual cycle, regulate and balance hormones, improve egg quality, uterine lining, and so on. It often takes weekly acupuncture for at least a couple of cycles to accomplish some of these goals. Conversely, it can also be an issue of the father as well, and acupuncture can help to improve sperm motility, numbers and morphology, so it may be advantageous to determine whether his statistics can improve as well. READ MORE

  • Is an achy feeling normal in acupuncture?

    It's hard to say for sure what you were feeling, but certainly the feeling of qi or energy in the channel can often be described as a deep achy feeling, which usually lessens as you rest with the needles. READ MORE

  • Where are the acupuncture points for fertility?

    The points to improve an individual's fertility will be determined by his/her unique pattern. There are points that can be more common, but they are located all over the body. READ MORE

  • Is acupuncture a better alternative to opioids?

    Oh the answer here is a resounding "yes." Acupuncture can be so strong in pain reduction that it is indicated (and frequently used I might add) to induce an anesthetic effect during surgery, in lieu of anesthesia. This is more commonly performed in Asia, but it is a growing field in the US as well, because research supports it and insurance companies are beginning to cover it. READ MORE

  • What can acupuncture do for the muscles?

    Muscle spasms can be alleviated with acupuncture because acupuncture improves circulation and nerve conduction. It's important to note, muscle spasms may be due to deficient minerals in the body, so I would recommend getting a full vitamin and mineral panel done on your bloodwork. If that seems like too much trouble at the moment, it wouldn't hurt to try supplementing magnesium glycinate and see if that does the trick. READ MORE

  • Can my rash be from acupuncture?

    This is tough to say exactly what it's from, but it either could be a slight reaction to just having a needle inserted - which should go away in a day - or a reaction to a cheap needle. In the latter case, it would be a good idea to try another type of needle. READ MORE

  • Are acupuncture needles reused?

    In the US, as an acupuncturist, you cannot buy a malpractice policy if you don't use single-use, disposable needles. The only establishments that may be reusing needles are those that you'd find in china town, but they are taking great risks and are probably not licensed in this country. READ MORE

  • Is it normal to feel lethargic after my session?

    This effect can be due to the combination of needles used. It certainly is an expected effect of some treatments, so it's best to discuss the effect with your acupuncturist. READ MORE

  • How often should I go for acupuncture?

    Definitely, I usually tell patients that they should go back for another treatment when the relief from the previous treatment begins to wear off. That's when you know the body's circulation of qi and blood is beginning to stagnate again, which causes pain. Circulation is health and the more you can get acupuncture, the better you will feel. READ MORE

  • How many points are there in acupuncture?

    There are hundreds of acupuncture points but only a small number are chosen for a treatment. READ MORE

  • How many sessions are needed for weight loss?

    Having a past career in sports medicine and personal training, I can honestly say that eating correctly is 70% of the battle and exercise is 30%. Acupuncture can help by improving circulation of blood and energy, improving organ function to help detox the body and give you more energy, and by balancing hormones, which will improve your mood, sleep and energy. READ MORE

  • How long does an acupuncture last usually?

    Usually an initial appointment will take longer than a follow-up. That stated, an initial appointment in my clinic runs close to 1.5 hrs, and a follow-up is 45 mins to an hour. READ MORE

  • Why is acupuncture recommended for cardiovascular disease?

    Acupuncture improves circulation of blood and energy but also balances hormones, which determine every action of body. It can regulate heart rhythm, improve blood oxygenation, lower blood pressure, etc. It is very beneficial for cardiovascular disease. READ MORE

  • Do you recommend acupuncture for neuropathy?

    Yes absolutely. Acupuncture can improve nerve conduction, increase blood flow to the effected limbs and prevent the progression of the neuropathy. READ MORE

  • How can acupuncture treat addiction?

    Acupuncture for smoking cessation is actually one of the most researched techniques that the western world has tackled. The protocol is called NADA and there are impressive statistics and testimonies. It works by inserting five needles in each ear that correspond to different organs. While I can say I have seen it work very well in my practice, the patient must have the will and the want to quit. If they are not ready it will not work. READ MORE

  • Should I go for dry needling or acupuncture?

    Acupuncture is dry needling, because nothing is injected into the body, as with IV needles. If you are referring to the so-called “dry needling” that Physical Therapists are attempting, they are wrongfully using a technique that is outside their scope of practice and, state by state, are currently being stopped. They have taken a weekend crash course in needling trigger points which offers woefully inadequate experience and guidance and could result in organ puncture, etc. With regard to your pain, acupuncture and accompanying techniques can certainly help. It would require an in-person assessment to ascertain the cause of your pain, but if the pain is muscular, acupuncture can lessen muscle tension, circulate blood and fluids, decrease inflammation and improve energy flow. I suggest meeting with an Acupuncturist to get a better sense of how the medicine can particularly help your condition. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture cure hypertension?

    Yes, there are points to lower blood pressure. An acupuncturist can also help to assess what within your lifestyle may be increasing your blood pressure and how to improve it organically. READ MORE

  • How often should I get acupuncture?

    The ancient texts indicate monthly treatments for maintaining good health and wellbeing. READ MORE

  • How does cupping therapy work?

    Cupping isn’t traditionally indicated for focusing the mind. It’s a detoxing technique to remove biotoxins, phlegm, pathogens and general muscle tension. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help in treating my enlarged uterus?

    While I don’t have his specific condition, there are certainly points that stimulate gentle uterine contractions and increase arterial blood flow to the uterus, which can improve muscle tone of the uterine wall. READ MORE

  • Should I get acupuncture for my fibromyalgia?

    It certainly can help with fibromyalgia. Acupuncture increases serotonin, dopamine and other endorphins that help the patient feel more relaxed, less discomfort and generally uplifted. It also improves circulation and individual organ function, which in the case of fibromyalgia, is putting along. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture aid in autoimmune diseases?

    Yes I highly recommend acupuncture for improving quality of life in autoimmune conditions. It can help to improve energy and lessen pain. The bad days won’t seem nearly as hard to get through. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help with the cold?

    Absolutely. Acupuncture can help release the pathogen, boost the immune system and relieve the symptoms. It helps to get the patient over the hump of the illness and they feel much better the next day. READ MORE

  • My son has awful shoulder pain. How can I help him?

    Hi there! Sorry to hear for your son’s sake. I would certainly recommend an MRI to check for a soft tissue tear. If there is one, he may need a surgical repair. If not, Acupuncture can work like magic on pain, especially in young people. An Epsom bath in lukewarm warm (2-3 cups Epsom salt in the bath and soak for 15-20 minutes) can go a long too because of the high mineral content. Arnica cream and CBD cream are also good natural remedies for pain. READ MORE

  • How can acupuncture help my lower back pain?

    Hi! If your birth was a C section it’s most likely due to the abdominal incision and therefore the weakness in your core muscles. If your birth was vaginal, the kidney energy may be the cause. Either way Acupuncture can be very helpful. READ MORE

  • How should I prepare for my acupuncture session?

    Just in case you still need guidance, wear loose fitting clothing, eat a meal beforehand so that you don’t feel lightheaded after and drink plenty of water before and after. READ MORE

  • Will acupuncture treat my menstrual cramps?

    Yes, cramps are the stagnation of energy and blood in Eastern Medicine and improving circulation of Qi of blood is the basis of acupuncture. It certainly should help. Castor oil applies topically on the lower abdomen and a warm compress should help as well. Another trick is daily deep breathing exercises. READ MORE

  • Would you recommend an acupuncture treatment for treating a hyperactive thyroid?

    Acupuncture can very effectively balance hormones, if treatments are regular and consistent. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help me quit smoking?

    Yes, there is actually a specific protocol called NADA that has been developed and is widely utilized and well researched, specifically for smoking cessation. READ MORE

  • How will acupuncture help my fibromyalgia?

    Acupuncture can be very effective in treating fibromyalgia. One of the ways in which it will help is by increasing the production of serotonin and dopamine in the body, causing you to feel more relaxed and generally more "go with the flow." The body pain is due to areas of stagnate energy, according to Eastern Medicine, and acupuncture helps to improve the circulation of both blood and energy, so this should improve as well. READ MORE

  • Does acupuncture require other medicines to be effective?

    Absolutely not. This is a western and "modern" belief, that medicine is necessary to overcome illness. Acupuncture works to improve circulation of blood and energy in the body, thereby improving the function of organs themselves. The body is incredibly resilient and, once circulation has improved, it will begin to heal itself. Given the right food, exercise and appropriate treatments (acupuncture, massage, spinal adjustments, vitamins and minerals, etc.), the body itself can accomplish much more than we give it credit for nowadays. READ MORE

  • Can acupunture decrease my body weight?

    This is a question I'm faced with in my clinic on a weekly basis and my answer is: Acupuncture will not directly decrease body weight, but will improve the function of organs, the circulation of blood and energy, your moods, your sleep, and your overall outlook, thereby improving the ABILITY to lose weight. But, at the end of the day, the patient's choice in foods and daily exercise will determine actual weight loss. READ MORE

  • How does acupuncture help in treating chronic fatigue syndrome?

    I was actually diagnosed with the same at one point in my life, and I was young enough that I didn't know about acupuncture then, so it wasn't a resource I had available. That said, it began my journey of learning how to heal naturally, and I did. Acupuncture is fabulous for improving circulation, decreasing pain and improving general outlook and quality of life. Eastern medicine also believes in the power of food to cure. Pertaining to your condition, incorporating warm, cooked foods, such as broth soups, roasted vegetables, and a couple ounces of grass-fed organic beef a couple of times per week will help to strengthen your body and improve circulation. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture treat my digestive disorders?

    Acupuncture could help. That said, digestive issues can stem from so many different causes, including current dietary imbalances, parasites, allergens, etc. Getting to the bottom of your digestive troubles can be as easy as incorporating more of the foods that are easily digested and less of those that are trouble makers OR it could involve many medical disciplines to solve the issue. Nevertheless, Acupuncture will certainly help to improve organ function and digestive power and decrease any pain/gas/indigestion. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help with TMJ?

    Yes it certainly can. The needles help to loosen the tension in the joint and relax the patient. READ MORE

  • I have arthritis, and I'm considering acupuncture. Will it help?

    Hi! The reviews may be mixed due to the fact that in arthritis there is joint degradation, which will not improve. The feat of an acupuncturist is to manage the inflammation and improve circulation through the joint to decrease the pain. That said, more frequent treatments will yield better results, whereas sporadic treatments will not. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help with weight loss?

    I like to say that acupuncture helps to improve the factors that may otherwise be inhibiting weight loss. By this I mean acupuncture can balance the energies of organs, improve circulation, decrease anxiety and other factors causing stress eating, improve sleep, and decreased cravings. What the patient must understand out is that acupuncture cannot control what goes into their mouth. What goes into their mouth. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help treat an excessive sweating problem?

    Yes absolutely! This is certainly a condition acupuncture should help. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture treat chronic fatigue syndrome?

    Yes, it can help to improve sleep quality, increase energy, and over time, help to rebalance the systems of the body to improve your overall quality of life. Depending on your pattern of Chronic Fatigue, according to Eastern Medicine, you may even feel drastically better in just a couple sessions. My most recent patient felt like a new person after just one session. READ MORE

  • Does acupuncture help in treating skin disorders?

    Acupuncture can certainly improve eczema, but even moreso, it will help to identify the factors in which are making her eczema worse, thereby empowering her to improve it on her own. In Eastern Medicine, there are many patterns within each of the western diagnoses, which just goes to show that not every case of eczema (or any other condition) is the same. Learning about her eczema would make even one acupuncture treatment incredibly beneficial. READ MORE

  • How is arthritis treated with acupuncture?

    Acupuncture increases blood and energy movement through the joints. Arthritic joints are not receiving the nourishment they need to stay lubricated and strong, so the bones begin to become brittle and tiny pieces can break off and irritate the joint. Increased circulation is key to improving the pain and decreasing the resultant inflammation from degrading joints. Acupuncturists also have medicated liniments applied topically that can help as well. READ MORE

  • Is acupuncture helpful in treating anemia?

    Yes, absolutely. Acupuncture increases circulation by relaxing the body and removing energetic blocks. I would also suggest deep breathing techniques and incorporating daily exercise. Another note is to make sure to drink plenty of NON carbonated water. Ideally it should range between 1-2 gallons per day, depending on body weight. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help with ulcer pain?

    Yes acupuncture can be very effective in soothing the digestive tract. Licorice tea, aloe drinks, papaya enzymes and stress relieving techniques like deep breathing are other good ideas to implement into daily practice. Items to omit are greasy food, coffee, alcohol, spicy food, gluten and dairy as well - at least until the ulcer is healed. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help with nausea?

    Yes, absolutely. Nausea is a reversal of the stomach energy, which could be corrected relatively quickly, but it would take an in-person assessment to say any more. READ MORE

  • Lately I've been experiencing a lot of fatigue. Can acupuncture help?

    Hi! Yes, it certainly can, but in addition, I would highly recommend you get a vitamin/mineral work up, via blood work, performed by your primary care physician (PCP). Usually, there are deficiencies that are contributing to fatigue, so good quality supplements may help tremendously as well. Best of luck! READ MORE

  • Can insomnia be treated with acupuncture?

    Yes, there have been many research studies conducted on the insomnia point, An Mian, and it's shown great results. Acupuncture also increases serotonin and dopamine levels in the body, so it aids in feeling more relaxed and happier in general. It's one of the conditions that acupuncture helps best. READ MORE

  • Does acupuncture help in treating depression?

    Yes, absolutely. The Upledger Institute has found that acupuncture increases the levels of serotonin and dopamine in the body, causing feelings of relaxation and happiness. READ MORE

  • My wife has no drive for sex. Will acupuncture be able to help at all?

    Hi, thank you for the question! Yes absolutely. Sex drive, like every other process of the body, is hormonally driven. In its absence, it can safely be assumed that there is some type of stagnation present. The cause will vary person to person and will range from diet, emotions, physical activity, medical history, and so on. I recommend she find an acupuncturist in your area that she trusts and feels comfortable with and I wish the best for you both! READ MORE

  • Is it advisable to take acupuncture treatment along with normal medication?

    Hello, great question! Acupuncture is surely highly effective for hypertension, but it should be known that acupuncture can both decrease and increase blood pressure, depending on the treatment. So, while it is perfectly safe to have acupuncture treatments in conjunction with hypertension medication, the acupuncturist should be made aware of hypertension before the treatment commences. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help in treating diabetes?

    Hi! Yes, absolutely, acupuncture would help in balancing blood sugar and supporting the organs that regulate digestion and blood sugar. I’ve personally seen diabetic patients in my own practice whose signs and symptoms began to turn around quickly, if they were committed to eating well for their condition. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help me in managing stress?

    Absolutely. I personally love to see the quick turnaround in patients that come in with anxiety. Acupuncture has been proven to increase serotonin and dopamine levels in the body, which aid in feeling relaxed and happy. I tell patients they can expect, after a treatment, to feel more “go with the flow” and be able to roll with punches. They usually leave feeling much more relaxed and sleep better the night after a treatment. Stress and anxiety are some of the conditions acupuncture just inherently handles best, if I’m able to name just a few. READ MORE

  • Is acupuncture helpful in boosting fertility?

    Yes, before, during and after pregnancy! I have three children myself, all big babies, and I’ve sworn that having acupuncture before and during the pregnancies was the reason my labors were so quick and, dare I say, “relatively” easy. Acupuncture improves circulation, improves organ function, relaxes the body, reduces inflammation and thereby increases general health and mental outlook. There’s nothing better for mom and baby than that, as far as I’m aware. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help in treating lower back pain?

    Hello! It’s interesting that you link your low back to work stress! This is a direct connection in eastern medicine but is not necessarily connected at all in western medicine. Yes, without seeing you in person, I can’t say for sure, but if your own assessment is correct, acupuncture would be very effective in this pattern. It would naturally increase the serotonin and dopamine levels, making you happier and more relaxed, and strengthen the kidney energy to support the low back. It’s also beneficial in this case to make sure you’re getting adequate sleep and 1-2 gallons of non carbonated water per day. You will find you handle your stress much easier with acupuncture, sleep and proper hydration. READ MORE

  • Is there an acupuncture treatment for treating back aches too?

    Thanks for the question! Yes absolutely. If you work in manual labor, then the culprit of your pain is most likely muscle tension. Acupuncture is golden for relieving muscle tension, along with other eastern medical techniques such as Cupping and Gua Sha. READ MORE

  • Are acupressure and acupuncture the same?

    Thank you for your question! No they are not the same technique but they use the same points on the body. Acupressure is simply pressure manually applied to points on the body for a set amount of time per point. Acupuncture is the insertion of a needle in the acupuncture points on the body, retained for a set amount of time. They can both be effective in treating a vast variety of conditions. READ MORE

  • Are medicines also involved in acupuncture treatment?

    Herbal medicines may be prescribed by an acupuncturist that has obtained an herbal certification. These medications are prescribed specifically for certain patterns of imbalance and should be respected as controlled substances. READ MORE

  • Should acupuncture be a long term thing?

    Thanks for your question! Acupuncture is noted as one of the three pillars of maintains good health in the ancient texts, dating back 5000 years. The other two pillars of health, just for curiosity’s sake, are spinal adjustments and massage. Acupuncture inherently increases circulation, decreases inflammation and increases production of serotonin and dopamine in he body. For these reasons, there is nothing harmful about acupuncture and, to the contrary, can be incredibly beneficial for maiming good health long term. READ MORE

  • How can acupuncture help in treating my loud cough?

    Hi! It’s very hard to say without examining you of course, but acupuncture can certainly determine the cause (according to eastern medicine) and treat accordingly. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture treat my digestive disorders?

    These are typical symptoms I see in my clinic and will certainly improve with acupuncture and some eastern dietary guidelines. Your digestive power will also improve acupuncture. READ MORE

  • Is acupuncture recommended for skin conditions like eczema?

    Yes, there are more than a couple patterns, according to eastern medicine, that cause eczema, so it is absolutely worth taking her to be examined by acupuncturist. READ MORE

  • My mother in law feels very sleepy all through the day. Can acupuncture help her?

    Hi! It’s very hard to determine length of treatment without seeing a patient, but certainly fatigue and kidney conditions go hand-in-hand. She will most likely feel a short burst of energy after the first treatment, but my guess is she would need a series of treatments for her energy level to rebalance long term. READ MORE

  • How long does acupuncture treatment usually last?

    Some patients respond quicker than others, but I like to say, generally the longer you’ve had a condition, the longer it will take to correct it. Migraines generally will require a longer course of treatment. READ MORE

  • Is there a cure for acute arthritis in acupuncture?

    Absolutely. Arthritis is a condition I see frequently and have had great success with. It generally is the degradation and inflammation of a joint that is not receiving proper circulation. Creating healthy blood circulation is what acupuncture does best. READ MORE

  • Is there any way acupuncture can help treat asthma?

    I cannot say this is a common pattern we see, but I believe I understand what may have occurred within your body after giving birth and I do believe it can be helped with acupuncture. It would be more informative to be evaluated in person by an acupuncturist. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture really help with hair loss?

    Yes it actually can. The needles, placed in the head, as well as other parts of the body, will create a healthier circulation of blood to the hair follicles, resulting in more hair growth. The health of your hair is directly connected to the quality of your blood, and the quality of your blood is enhanced by the food you eat. Make sure to incorporate blood building foods, such as high quality, grass fed red meat, cooked dark leafy greens, beets, seaweed and berries into your diet as well. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help treat thyroid imbalance?

    Yes modern research has found that Acupuncture has a regulatory effect on hormone balances and would be a good adjunct therapy for any thyroid conditions. READ MORE

  • I have a migraine problem. Should I see an acupuncturist?

    Absolutely. Migraines can be alleviated with Acupuncture. The Acupuncturist will determine the causative pattern of your migraines and will further advise you. READ MORE

  • Can accupuncture help in bringing down my cholesterol?

    Yes, we would assess the pattern which is at the root of your high cholesterol and guide you according to the Eastern perspective. This is commonly treated with Acupuncture and is best paired with a diet and exercise practices for optimal results. READ MORE

  • Does acupuncture work for anxiety?

    This is a common pattern in Acupuncture and can certainly be addressed. Gathering a medical history from the patient would be required for any further guidance, but we now know that Acupuncture increases Seratonin and Dopamine levels, which help the person feel more relaxed and happy. I hope this helps! READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help in treating GERD?

    Absolutely. This is a common pattern wherein the energy of the stomach is reversing. The acupuncturist would review his diet and routines and advise accordingly. READ MORE

  • I am having a lot of stress due to menopause and I am unable to sleep soundly. Should I go for acupuncture treatment?

    Absolutely, acupuncture can be very effective at reducing the symptoms of menopause, as well as improving sleep. I highly suggest you try it! READ MORE

  • Is there a treatment for bronchitis in acupuncture?

    Yes, Acupuncture can effectively address the root cause of the chronic bronchitis, to eventually lessen the severity of the flare-ups, and help to advise in small lifestyle changes that would also have a dramatic effect. In addition to acupuncture, there are herbal formulas to address this condition as well, so that the steroids may not be necessary in the future. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help in treating joint pain?

    Hi and thank you for the question! Yes, acupuncture is very effective in joint pain and in some conditions that can’t even be resolved completely. For chronic conditions, it’s best as a management tool for the pain. READ MORE

  • How long does the effect of acupuncture last?

    Thank you for the inquiry! For certain conditions, Acupuncture can very effective in helping to correct the imbalance and the symptoms will lessen or even resolve completely. In the case of PCOD though, Acupuncture is most effective as a management tool, along with diet, and lifestyle changes, to keep this chronic condition symptomatically at bay for you. The chances of PCOD completely resolving, without management tools, are slim to none. I hope this helps! READ MORE

  • I have headaches frequently. Can acupuncture treatment help?

    Yes acupuncture can be very effective in the treatment of headaches! The duration of treatment would depend on the source of the headache and the type of the headache but I would highly recommend acupuncture for this condition. READ MORE

  • Can an acupuncturist help me with my GERD?

    Hi! Yes acupuncture can be very effective in the treatment of Gerd. This is a condition that responds very quickly as soon as the root cause has been determined. READ MORE

  • Is acupuncture effective in treating blood related problems like anemia?

    Yes acupuncture can help with anemia. Inherently acupuncture increases the absorption of nutrients from food and, in turn, increases the nutrient quality of the blood. It also improves circulation, reduces muscle tension which improves bloodflow, and also relaxes the patient. These factors all work to improve deliverance of blood and nutrients to the body tissues and organs. Research has shown that acupuncture increase his hemoglobin as well. I hope this helps and best of luck to you! READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture treatment go wrong?

    Acupuncture is incredibly effective in reducing muscle tension. I can honestly say it’s most of what I treat. I would suggest making sure that the acupuncturist you find is licensed by the NCCAOM and has at least a couple years of good experience under their belt. If they are properly licensed there should be no risks. READ MORE

Residency

  • United States Air Force Academy

Professional Society Memberships

  • Acupuncture Society of New York

What do you attribute your success to?

  • Dedication, passion for the field, always learning new techniques, seeing her patients improving and getting healthier the holistic way.

Hobbies / Sports

  • Family, Gardening, Traveling

Favorite professional publications

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Get to know Acupuncturist Natalie E. Ramsey, who serves the population of New Jersey.

Natalie Ramsey is a New York and New Jersey licensed Acupuncturist, certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She currently practices in own her private practice, Ramsey Acupuncture LLC in Montclair, NJ.

Natalie holds expertise in Fibromyalgia, women’s health, chronic pain, orthopedic injuries, anxiety disorders and emotional health. She offers Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Gua Sha, Eastern dietary therapy, and Cupping. Natalie combines a Western pre-med degree in Exercise and Sports Science with a Masters in Acupuncture and post graduate work in Eastern Medical techniques to offer her patients perspectives from both highly-respected disciplines and the most comprehensive approach to their treatment.

Natalie completed her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sports Science. Furthering her education, she completed her Master of Science degree in Acupuncture from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, New York.

In her clinical practice, Natalie worked in NYU’s  Hospital for Joint Diseases, where she held expertise in chronic conditions, including Fibromyalgia, Multiple Sclerosis, Diabetes, amongst others. Additionally, she was part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) research study, conducted at Montefiore Hospital, on Acupuncture in the treatment of chronic pain.

Outside of the medical field, Natalie was in the US Air Force for five years, and then spent an additional seven years working with National Security in Congress on Capitol Hill.

Acupuncture is a system of healthcare that has been developed, refined, and practiced in China for the past 5,000+ years. In ancient times, Acupuncture, along with herbal medicine, was used as the primary method of treating injuries and illness. It involves the insertion of solid, filiform stainless steel needles into points on the body that have been proven to relieve pain and discomfort.  Fundamentally, Acupuncture works by improving the circulation of blood and energy around the body and can therefore serve as an effective vehicle to maintain general health and well-being when utilized preventively.

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