Our method of acupuncture blends modern western medical theory and a deep understanding of human anatomy with proven Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine practices. We offer alternative healthcare, but also work as part of an integrative medical approach with your Western care providers, Physical Therapists, and Chiropractors. We treat a variety of conditions, but specialize in Neck and Back Neck Pain, Sports Medicine, Fertility, Facial Rejuvenation, Neuropathy and Stress Management.
Our Pain Management specialties are Trigger Point Acupuncture, otherwise know as Dry Needling.
Visit our Relief Acupuncture in Pennington, NJ for an initial consultation with Faith Meltzer or Laura Greenfield.
Faith holds a Masters Degree in Acupuncture from the Won Institute of Graduate Studies. She is a licensed oriental medicine and has passed all board exams and certification criteria by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Acupuncture licensure in Pennsylvania is regulated by the Pennsylvania Medical Board and Faith has met all criteria outlined in the acupuncture practice act to become a licensed acupuncturist (L.Ac).
Faith’s commitment to her continued education is evident by her recent studies in China giving her hands-on experience where Traditional Chinese Medicine techniques were originally implemented. Faith spent the summer studying at the Shanghai University School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, where Faith was able to expand her knowledge in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine and Tuina.
Faith has extensive treatment experience with a broad range of conditions. The style of Acupuncture she practices is Chinese mixed with American Physical Medicine, a form of acupuncture that explores the muscular skeletal system in-depth as a way to release areas of pain or tension in the body to heal injuries and restore normal functioning of the body. This blended form of acupuncture is helping redefine the way acupuncturists interact with Western Medical care providers. By borrowing the best treatment modalities from both systems, Faith is able to provide a level of care that may help patients in the treatment of a wide variety of conditions including chronic and acute pain.
In addition to her background as an Acupuncturist, Faith has been a licensed fitness trainer for over 17 years, working with all types of athletes in sport specific training as well as working with those trying to maintain general fitness. Faith’s astounding knowledge of anatomy and physiology, coupled with her interest in pain management and sports medicine has led her to blend acupuncture styles that can best treat chronic and acute pain, and sports injuries.
Laura is a licensed acupuncturist specializing in sports medicine, pain management, and women’s health. She is a practicing registered nurse focusing on women’s health. Laura is pursuing her certification in herbal medicine, to be completed in 2018. She meets all standards outlined by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine(NCCAOM). Laura earned a masters degree in acupuncture from the Won Institute of Graduate Studies. With this knowledge, she is able to combine both Eastern and Western views to create a treatment approach that is unique for each individual.
Laura traveled to Wonkwang University in South Korea and received an international internship certification with the concentration in Korean Acupuncture. She traveled throughout South Korea to multiple hospitals and research facilities to further her knowledge in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, physical examination, and treatment protocols.
Laura’s treatment style combines Eastern and Western medicine with an emphasis on American Physical Medicine and Dry Needling Acupuncture. This approach focuses on the musculoskeletal system with the use of palpation techniques in order to determine areas of tightness and constriction. These tight areas are then released which enables the body to relax and move towards balance. In addition to acupuncture, Laura also practices ancillary treatments such as cupping, gua-sha, shiatsu and tuina massage, and moxabustion.
Our treatments are anywhere from 45 minutes to 75 minutes. Horizon Blue, Cigna, AETNA and US HealthCare will reimburse for acupuncture. Health Savings and Flexible Spending also cover acupuncture treatments. Please call you member services on the back of your insurance card to see if acupuncture is covered under your plan. Health history forms can be found at here. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call Faith at 267-968-1479.
Acupuncture is very safe. As with other forms of healthcare in the state of Pennsylvania, acupuncture practice and licensure is regulated by the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine. The board requires licensed acupuncturists have completed at least 3 years of training at a Master’s level program and have passed national certification exams for acupuncture administered by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
As part of their certification and licensure acupuncturists must take and pass an exam that covers medical safety issues pertinent to the field of acupuncture.
All needles come from sterilized packages. The needles used for acupuncture are disposable and made for one time use.
Acupuncturists are trained extensively in human anatomy and taught specific areas, angles and depths of insertion.
More than 8 Million Americans have used Acupuncture – You can rest assured that you’re not alone in your desire to seek treatment using a very well respected form of healthcare.
The NIH and World Health Organization have both given formal approval of certain uses of acupuncture. The World Health Organization lists over 90 conditionsor diseases for which acupuncture has demonstrated a therapeutic effect during treatment.
Growing numbers have sought out acupuncturists for chronic pain and health problems when conventional medicine either hasn’t worked nor has answers.
Starting in 2007 guidelines issued by the American Pain Society and American College of Physicians suggest patients with chronic low back pain try acupuncture.
Medical doctors refer their patients to acupuncturists more than any other “alternative” care provider
51% of medical doctors believe acupuncture to be efficacious and of value.