What is Acupuncture
Acupuncture takes a holistic approach to determine the underlying causes of your pain and seeks to provide lasting relief rather than temporary solutions. Some major advantages of acupuncture are that it is nearly free of side effects. Acupuncture is the practice of inserting tiny needles into specific points on the body in order to stimulate the body’s ability to heal itself.
Your First Visit
When you come to receive acupuncture treatment, initial visits generally last from sixty to ninety minutes. Weiya will spend time getting to know you and your health concerns. Once she has gathered enough information, you will receive a comprehensive diagnosis and a treatment plan. Weiya will use a wide range of therapeutic modalities in order to help you achieve optimal wellness.
Acupuncture is a very safe and gentle form of medicine. By inserting or manipulating fine, sterile needles at specific points on our body, allows the body to restore its natural balance.
- Auricular Acupuncture
- Chinese Acupuncture
- Japanese Acupuncture
- Five Element Acupuncture
- Trigger Point Acupuncture
Moxibustion is a treatment that uses herb called mugwort. It is burned on the handle of a needle, above the skin. Moxa warms acupuncture points accelerating the healing process.
Cupping is designed to stimulate the flow of blood and Qi within the superficial muscle layers. It is used for sore muscles, tension, chronic body aches and the common cold.
Electro-acupuncture, the application of a pulsating electrical current to acupuncture needles as a means of stimulating the acupoints. It is particularly good for treating pain.
Physical pressure is applied to acupuncture points by the hand, elbow, or with various devices. acupressure can improve blood flow, release tension, and enhance or unblock Qi (life-energy).
Gua Sha involves a special tool to gently scrape or rub the skin over an affected area. It is used to release muscle tension, tightness and constriction.
Low-level Laser (light) Therapy
Non-invasive, non-thermal, low-level laser (light) therapy (LLLT), a technology used to accelerate collateral circulation and enhance microcirculation. LLLT is an effective, safe alternative to needles for patients with certain sensitivities or fear. It is completely painless that offers a way to treat individuals who would otherwise never receive the benefits of acupuncture
Weiya Fang, D.Ac
Dr. Weiya Fang is a licensed acupuncturist in the state of New Jersey and New York. She is board certified by NCCAOM and is a member of the New Jersey Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Dr. Weiya has received her Master’s degree in Acupuncture at the Eastern School of Traditional Medicine and her Doctorate at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. She is trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Japanese Style Acupuncture, Five Element Style Acupuncture, and Trigger points. In her practice, she offers acupuncture with a focus on sports-related injuries, women’s health, acute/chronic pain management, and stress-related disorders.
She is also fluent in English, Spanish, Chinese Mandarin and Taiwanese. As a committed acupuncturist, she strives to achieve the best care for her patients. The power of healing comes from the harmonization of the body, mind, and spirit. Through this approach, she devotes a great deal of attention to understanding each person’s needs.
We accept major credit cards, cash & checks. We work with all major medical insurances including Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, Cigna, United Healthcare, Meritain Health and Aetna. We also take personal injury claims.
Alternatives to insurance would be using Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or one of the other tax-advantaged healthcare spending accounts, such as a Health Saving Account (HSA), Health Reimbusement Accounts (HRA)(HRA), and Medical Saving Account (MSA).