Acupuncture

COVID-19 ACUPUNCTURE UPDATE: 

Although COVID-19 presented a variety of obstacles for Complete Health of Lawrenceville, we have continued to provide exceptional care while maintaining a safe and hygienic environment for patient treatment. We expect to extend this as we continue to reopen the acupuncture department. 

As an increased safety precaution, patients will be treated exclusively, with only one patient being present in the room for the entirety of treatment time. Because of this, there will be less overall acupuncture appointments available for patients. To ensure that all patients have an equal opportunity for care, patients will only be permitted to have four scheduled appointments at a given time.  However, as conditions surrounding COVID-19 improve, more appointments will be added to the schedule.  

Likewise, all acupuncture patients should follow the guidelines below:

  • Patients must self-screen before coming into the office for treatment. If you are presenting with any COVID related symptoms (see below) or a temperature greater than 99.6 degrees, we ask that you call and reschedule your appointment
  • Patients must wear a mask for the duration of their time in the office and in the acupuncture room
  • Patients should limit the personal belongings that they are bringing into the office
  • Patients should remove all jewelry and leave at home
  • Patients should wear loose fitting clothes to minimize what needs to be removed during treatment
  • Any required paperwork should be completed and submitted online


WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE?

Acupuncture is an effective form of medical treatment that works by promoting natural healing.  It can enhance recuperative power and immunity, support physical and emotional health, and improve overall function and well-being.

At the core of this ancient medicine is the philosophy that Qi (pronounced "chee"), the vital energy, flows throughout the body.  Qi animates the body and protects it from illness, pain, and disease.  A person's health is influenced by the quality, quantity, and balance of Qi.

Acupuncture is recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Institute of Health (NIH) to be effective in the treatment of the following conditions:

  • Acute or Chronic Pain and associated conditions - neck, low back, shoulder, jaw, wrist, Tennis Elbow, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Sciatica, Arthritis, Fibromyalgia
  • Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Emotional Issues
  • Reproductive Problems, Fertility, Menstrual Irregularities, Morning Sickness, PMS, Menopause
  • Chronic Fatigue, Dizziness, Headaches, Migraines, Sleep Disturbances
  • Addiction, Smoking Cessation
  • Indigestion, Constipation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Incontinence
  • Sinusitis, Common Cold, Pneumonia, Rhinitis, Sore Throat, Asthma, Bronchitis




WHAT TO DO PRIOR TO YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT

In order to provide the best possible treatment for every patient, Complete Health of Lawrenceville requests that all new acupuncture patients complete the full Intake Form, the Acupuncture Assessment, and the accompanying Consents for Treatment.  All paperwork is available on our website and can be completed and signed digitally.  Click here to fill out your paperwork now.  If you prefer to fill out the paperwork in the office, please arrive 20 minutes prior to your appointment. 

An essential part of the Chinese Medicine Evaluation is observing the shape, color, texture, features, and "fur" coating of the tongue.  The tongue can be considered a "road map" of the body, offering objective information regarding blood circulation, hydration, digestion, energy levels, and other health indicators.  

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Normally, the tongue assessment would occur in-person at your first appointment.  However, due to COVID-19 and the mask requirement, we ask that patients send photos via email.  Prior to your first appointment, please take pictures of your tongue and email them to [email protected] with your last name in the subject line.  Take one photo of the top of your tongue, relaxed and out of your mouth.  Please also take another photo of the underside of your tongue (as if you were licking the roof of your mouth).   The photos above can be used as a reference of what the photo should look like.  If possible try to focus the camera area specifically on the tongue so the images appear as clear as possible.  Asking another person to take the photos for you may help provide a sharper image. 




WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT

During the initial exam, a full health history is taken, including questions regarding health, symptoms, and lifestyle.  Gathering this information enables the practitioner to effectively diagnose and detect any specific imbalances of Qi that may have contributed to a person's health symptoms.

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Once the imbalances of Qi are detected, an acupuncturist will place fine, sterile needles at specific acupoints along meridian pathways.  This safe and painless insertion of the needles can unblock the obstructed, or stagnant, Qi.  Once this is done, Qi can freely circulate throughout the body, providing adequate nourishment to cells, organs, glands, tissues, and muscles.


To accommodate the increased interest in acupuncture treatments, the acupuncturists may utilize a variety of room within the office besides for the main acupuncture suite.  These may include the front acupuncture room (closet to the Front Desk), the back therapy room (next the the Decompression table room), and the Yoga studio.  Patients will be given a remote button that they should press if they need to contact the acupuncturist while she is not in the room with them.  As always, the acupuncturist will come and check on the patient periodically while they are resting. 




MEET THE ACUPUNCTURISTS OF COMPLETE HEALTH OF LAWRENCEVILLE


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To learn more about each provider, follow this link to the Meet Our Team page!




PLEASE REFER TO THE CURRENT ACUPUNCTURE SCHEDULE BELOW

MONDAYS 

9:30am – 3:30pm*  Dr. Jaclyn Reich-Falber, DACM, LAc

5:00pm - 7:00pm*   Kathy Niu, MSTOM, LAc

TUESDAYS 

9:30am – 3:30pm*   Dr. Jaclyn Reich-Falber, DACM, LAc

2:00pm - 3:30pm*    Kathy Niu, MSTOM, LAc

5:00pm - 7:00pm*    Kathy Niu, MSTOM, LAc

WEDNESDAYS 

9:00am – 4:00pm*   Hui Yang, OMD, LAc

9:00am – 2:00pm*  Qiuping Chen, OMD, LAc

5:00pm - 7:00pm*   Kathy Niu, MSTOM, LAc

THURSDAYS 

9:30am – 3:30pm*   Dr. Jaclyn Reich-Falber, DACM, LAc

2:00pm - 3:30pm*    Kathy Niu, MSTOM, LAc

5:00pm - 7:00pm*    Kathy Niu, MSTOM, LAc

FRIDAYS 

9:30am – 3:30pm*   Dr. Jaclyn Reich-Falber, DACM, LAc

SATURDAYS 

8:30am – 1:30pm*   Hui Yang, OMD, LAc

9:00am - 2:00pm*   Kathy Niu, MSTOM, LAc  (Please contact the Front Desk for Availability)


*Indicates last appointment time


Last Updated 07/29/2022

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