What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a versatile treatment that is very common in Chinese medicine. The Ancient Chinese held a strong belief that there is energy that flows through our bodies and this energy affects the way we are and the way we act. It can also affect your health as well, so when the energy is blocked, it can cause real problems. The blockages are broken down by inserting very fine needles into the body, stimulating the muscles as well as helping to restore the natural balance and energy flow.

Acupuncture is considered to be an alternative form of treatment and it is supported by the WHO and the NIH as well. The FDA has also shown their support for the treatment and this has, in turn, lead to it being accepted by major healthcare providers and insurance representatives’.

What Should I Expect?

Acupuncture lasts about an hour in general and in some instances, it may also include electrical stimulation. You may feel some relief after the very first treatment but normally the best results are achieved between treatments 5-10, and this is especially the case if you suffer from a chronic condition. Contact us today to find out more.

Insurance Coverage

Many insurance plans cover acupuncture as a treatment option.

Please contact the office to verify if your insurance plan covers acupuncture. For those with no coverage, call our office for self-pay options.

Acupuncture can be used for:

  • Arthritis
  • Neck Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Operative Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Joint Pain
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Headaches
  • Joint Stiffness
  • Menstrual Cramping
  • Migraines
  • Sprains
  • Myofascial Pain
  • Clusters


Acupuncture has been accepted as an effective treatment for migraines and headaches. It is also suitable for treating back pain and everything between sprains and chronic conditions.

Sports Injuries

When you are an athlete, it is understandable how an injury can set you back in your career. By adding acupuncture to your healing plan, you can boost your recovery time as well as helping your body to adjust back to its natural form. You will also find that acupuncture can be used to help strengthen and prevent injuries if you are asymptomatic, so there are plenty of benefits available.

Neck/Shoulder Tension

If you work on a computer all day then you may suffer from neck and shoulder strain or tension. Acupuncture can be a great way to relieve this, promoting relaxation in all of the body.

Joint Pain

If you have pain in any of your joints then you will find that they can be treated with acupuncture. Acupuncture also helps to relieve any tension that may be contributing to the problem as well.


Acupuncture has been proven to be effective when it comes to reducing inflammation in the joints. It is very safe and it can also be used to help manage arthritis as well as other related conditions.

Nerve Damage

You may have nerve damage from a traumatic injury or you may have a viral or bacterial infection, either way, acupuncture remains to be one of the top ways to treat the problem and it is also suitable for nutritional deficiencies and autoimmune diseases as well. If you are taking acupuncture sessions because you have a nutritional deficiency, it may be worth adjusting your diet as well as talking to your doctor about your plans.

Meet Our Providers

Sandra Park, L.Ac. Dipl. OM


Sandra Park, L.Ac. Dipl. OM, is a licensed acupuncturist in the state of New York and New Jersey, and nationally certified in Acupuncture by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She earned her Master’s Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Sandra specializes in Five Elements Acupuncture (Four Needles Technique).Tung’s Points Acupuncture, Kiiko Matsumoto Japanese Acupuncture, and as well as Special Fire Cupping Therapy, Blood-Letting Cupping Therapy, and Moxibution Therapy.

Sandra’s unique approach in treating and managing illness comes from following the heart of the Eastern medicine principal, “The Human Body is a miniature universe.” Sandra spent years under three Eastern Medicine Masters in Mountain Buddhist Temples learning how to treat patients and perfect her multifaceted acupuncture skills . Her thorough knowledge and two decades of experience in acupuncture, herbalism, and vast relaxation therapies provide a solid foundation in creating patient- specific care that specializes in joint pains, insomnia, indigestions, allergies and de-stressing. Sandra is devoted to research, practice, and educate others on the benefits of acupuncture and eastern medicine, and is committed to provide authentic, all-encompassing holistic healing to her patients.

Dr. Juyun (Julie) Woo, M.S., L.Ac

Acupuncturist in Glen Rock

Julie graduated from New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine with Master of Science degree in Oriental Medicine. She also has a Bachelors degree in biology.

Through her years of comprehensive study and practice, she has accumulated extensive experience in rheumatoid arthritis, musculoskeletal pain, gynecological issues, depression, psychological disorders, and weight loss.

Currently, Juyun focuses her skills on alleviating pain deriving from muscular-skeletal pathologies, fibromyalgia, and traumatic injuries. In collaboration with other health professionals in physical therapy and chiropractic, she is dedicated to maximizing the healing process for each patient.

Min Jae Chung, OM, L.Ac. CH in NCCAOM

Acupuncturist in Ho Ho Kus/ Ridgewood

Min Jae Chung is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist who received his Bachelor’s degree from Kyung HeeUniversity in Seoul Korea and received his Master’s degree in Oriental Medicine from Dallas College of Oriental Medicine. Along with these accreditation’s, Dr Chung also passed the Western BioMedicine Exam regulated by NCCAOM.

He is accredited in OM(Oriental Medicine), LAc(Acupuncture) and CH(Chinese Herbology) Dipl. in NCCAOM.

Dr. Chung is also trained as an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist, where he has the clinical expertise to help his patients Quit Smoking.

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