Natalie Elizabeth Ramsey MS LAC, Acupuncturist

Natalie Elizabeth 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 Elizabeth Ramsey MS LAC
Natalie Elizabeth Ramsey MS LAC's Expert Contributions
  • 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

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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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CLARA MAASS MEDICAL CENTERl

ONE CLARA MAAS DRIVE BELLEVILLE NJ 7109

292 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042, USA
Head southeast on Bloomfield Ave
0.6 mi
Turn left onto Highland Ave
322 ft
Turn right onto Belleville Ave
1.5 mi
Turn right onto Willet St
0.2 mi
Continue onto Mill St
0.1 mi
Turn right onto Harrison St
0.2 mi
Turn left onto Sanford Ave
0.3 mi
Turn rightDestination will be on the left
226 ft
1 Clara Maass Dr, Belleville, NJ 07109, USA

HACKENSACK-UMC MOUNTAINSIDEl

BAY AND HIGHLAND AVE MONTCLAIR NJ 7042

292 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042, USA
Head northwest on Bloomfield Ave toward Gates Ave
0.9 mi
Turn right onto Upper Mountain Ave
1.7 mi
Turn left onto Ingleside Rd
476 ft
Turn left onto Highland Ave
259 ft
300 Highland Ave, Montclair, NJ 07043, USA

EAST ORANGE GENERAL HOSPITALl

300 CENTRAL AVE EAST ORANGE NJ 7018

292 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042, USA
Head southeast on Bloomfield AvePass by Santander Bank (on the left in 1.3 mi)
1.8 mi
Turn right onto John F Kennedy Dr S
0.2 mi
Take the ramp onto Garden State PkwyToll road
2.2 mi
Take exit 145 toward I-280/The Oranges/Newark/Harrison/State Route 508
0.2 mi
Keep right, follow signs for Standard County Route Marker 508/Central Ave and merge onto S Oraton Pkwy
0.2 mi
Turn right onto Central Ave
0.1 mi
Turn right onto S Munn Ave
197 ft
Turn leftDestination will be on the right
148 ft
300 Central Ave, East Orange, NJ 07018, USA

N Y EYE AND EAR INFIRMARYl

230 SECOND AVE NEW YORK NY 10003

Head south on Broadway 1126 ft
Continue straight onto Union Square West 791 ft
Turn left onto East 14th Street 2229 ft
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MOUNT SINAI BETH ISRAEL/PETRIE CAMPUSl

FIRST AVENUE AT 16TH STREET NEW YORK NY 10003

Head south on Broadway 1126 ft
Continue straight onto Union Square West 791 ft
Turn left onto East 14th Street 2890 ft
Turn left onto 1st Avenue 539 ft
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BELLEVUE HOSPITAL CENTERl

462 FIRST AVENUE NEW YORK NY 10016

Head south on Broadway 356 ft
Turn left onto East 20th Street 927 ft
Continue straight onto Gramercy Park South 458 ft
Go straight onto East 20th Street 278 ft
Turn left onto 3rd Avenue 2600 ft
Turn right onto East 30th Street 2169 ft
Make a sharp right onto FDR Drive 840 ft
Turn right onto East 27th Street 347 ft
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