Perhaps you are afraid of needles. Well, most people are, and almost everyone has an uncomfortable experience with injection needles. The needles we use are totally different from any needles you have ever experienced.
Acupuncture is done with extremely fine, disposable, flexible needles. There is nothing “special” in the needle. Since the needles are not hollow they are made to a superfine gauge. Some are like strands of hair. The feeling of insertion ranges from a few who anxiously imagine that feeling of the needle before it was inserted, to the commonplace expression “That’s all there is? I didn’t even feel it go in.” Many people fall asleep during treatment. The whole experience is rather calming and uplifting.
Dr. Robert Lenahan has over 34 years of experience and continual practice in the field of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is the first licensed Acupuncturist in the state of New Jersey.
- Graduated with the first graduating class of The New England School of Acupuncture
- Graduate of the Occidental Institute of Chinese Studies in Quebec, Canada
- Graduate of the International College of Oriental Medicine in Sussex, England
- Board Member of the American Associates of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (1983-1987)
- Board Member of the NJ Acupuncture Association (1988-present)
- Licensed Certified Acupuncturist in New Jersey, California, Oregon, Florida & New York
- Chairman of the original New Jersey Acupuncture Examining Board for 17 years (1983-1999/ 2001-2002)
- Chairman of the New Jersey Acupuncture Examining Board Examination Committee (1983-2005)
- Member of the NJ Acupuncture Examining Board for 22 years (1983-2005)
- Reappointed to the NJ Acupuncture Examining Board by four NJ Governors
- President of the NJ Register of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (1980-1990)
- Member of the Federation of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Regulatory Agency (FAOMRA) (2000- 2005)
- Author of the Legislation (S-762) to license Acupuncture in NJ as a recognized medical profession
- Participation in all legislative activity of the NJ Acupuncture Association, including testimony before
- Senate and Assembly Committees of the NJ Legislature (1980-2005)
What is Acupuncture?
Most simply stated it is the oldest form of medicine known to mankind. Acupuncture consists of stimulating designated points below the skin by the insertion of needles, application of heat (moxibustion), or a combination of the two. Chinese Medicine is based on the discovery that certain points (areas) just below the skin are related to internal body organs and specific bodily functions.
How Does Acupuncture Work?
Most Traditional thought tells us acupuncture works through stimulation of Chi. This substance Chi is known as life energy or vital source. The Theory of Acupuncture states that the cause of all symptoms lies in an imbalance of this life energy. By the insertion of the needle into certain acupuncture points, sometimes located far from the site of symptons, the acupuncturists can treat disease by balancing the Chi. The Chi flows through the body in meridians (channels) on which the acupuncture points lie.
What Are the Effects of Acupuncture?
Acupuncture treatment increases the body’s natural defense and resistance to disease. The balancing effect in turn adjusts blood flow, improves nervous tone, regulates both hormonal levels and the functions of the internal organs.
The internal organs control body functions, digestion, respiration, circulation, genitourinary musculoskeletal, neurological and metabolic functions. These organs also command various parts of the body; the eyes, ears, nose and throat, knees, back, chest, abdomen and the extremities.
The internal organs are responsible for controlling emotional states of depression, anger, fear, worry, grief, sadness, anxiety and obsessions. By restoring the normal function of the internal organs, acupuncture can control body functions, various parts of the body and emotional states.
On the chart below you can retrace your symptoms back to their respective organs. This may be the underlying cause of many if not all of your symptoms.
To see the list of conditions that Dr. Lenahan treats, click here.
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