Acupuncture is an effective form of medical treatment that has evolved into a complete holistic health care system. Practitioners of acupuncture and Chinese medicine have used this noninvasive treatment method to help millions of people become well and stay well.
Acupuncture promotes natural healing. It can enhance recuperative power and immunity, support physical and emotional health, and improve overall function and well-being. It is a safe, painless and effective way to treat a wide variety of medical problems.
Acupuncture is a very ancient form of healing which pre-dates recorded history. The philosophy is rooted in the Taoist tradition which goes back over 8000 years. The people of this time period would meditate and observe the flow of energy within and without. They also were keen to observe man's relations with nature and the universe.
There were many sages of this period, but the most legendary was Fu Hsi, who lived in the Yellow River area of China approximately 8000 years ago. By observing nature, he formulated the first two symbols, a broken line and unbroken line. These symbols represented the two major forces in the universe – creation and reception - and how their interaction forms life. This duality was named yin-yang and they represent the backbone of Chinese Medicine theory and application.
Fu Hsi then discovered that when yin-yang fuse, a creative action occurs, and this gives birth to a third aspect. Fu Hsi then pondered on how this triplicity occurs eight times and this led to the eight trigrams and then 64 hexagrams of the I-Ching (Book of Change). The I-Ching shaped the thinking for years to come and every influential book on Chinese Medicine is based upon its fundamental philosophy. Continue reading HERE.
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Kim has been practicing as a progressive healthcare professional for over fifteen years. She started Health in Motion over 16 years ago, offering Westfield NJ Acupuncture, Holistic Physical Therapy, Yoga and Pilates!
She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in biological sciences with a minor in psychology from Rutgers College in 1991. She furthered her interest in the human body and movements with a Master’s degree in physical therapy and a Bachelor’s degree in health sciences from Touro College in 1995.
Kim then pursued and received a second graduate degree, the Master’s in acupuncture and Bachelor’s in professional studies from Tri-State College of Acupuncture in 2001. Her continuing education studies focus on Neuro-muscular Development Technique training with Lois Bly; TAMO techniques; MFR (myofascial release) techniques with the renowned John Barnes; Muscle Energy Technique with Shirley Sahrmann; Craniosacral Therapy from the Upledger Institute, Yin Yoga with Sarah Powers and Tai Chi/Qi Gong studies.
Kim holds certifications in Advanced Acupuncture Training from the nationally recognized Institute of Integrated Medicine of Fu Dan University (formerly Shanghai University) in Shanghai, China (2001), Facial Rejuvenation with Acupuncture (2003), Yin Yoga (2007), Yoga RYT 200hr (2015) and Pilates Reformer 1 (2016).
Katie Us is a nationally board-certified Diplomate of Acupuncture (NCCAOM) and a Licensed Acupuncturist in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. She earned her Master's degree in Acupuncture from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine - New York which consisted of over 2,500 hours of study and clinic.
Katie has pursued advanced training in fertility, emotional disorders and Master Tung Acupuncture and is currently earning her Chinese Herbal certification at The Won Institute in Pennsylvania.
" I am passionate about helping my patients regain balance and harmony through acupuncture. Rather than exclusively specialize in one area, I maintain a varied approach, with strong interest and experience in emotional imbalances, women’s reproductive issues as well as pain management. "
Gregory is licensed to practice both acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine in the State of New Jersey by the New Jersey Medical Board and The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
Gregory's training in the field of Oriental Medicine includes a four year Master's degree from AOMA, Graduate School of Integrative Medicine in Austin, Texas. Gregory has devoted the past 11 years to the clinical practice of acupuncture, Chinese Herbal medicine, Tuina (bodywork and physio therapy) and Qigong (meditation). His areas of clinical expertise include pain management, digestive and allergic complaints and mental/emotional well being. He also works with individuals to increase fertility via acupuncture and achieve a happy and healthy pregnancy.
Gregory is an NCCAOM Diplomate of Oriental Medicine and is licensed by the New Jersey State Medical Board in both acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. Gregory has completed an advanced apprenticeship with world renowned expert Mazin al Khafaji, specializing in the treatment of skin disease with Herbal Medicine.
Gregory has served as a past Subject Matter Expert to the Exam Development Committee and Herbal Board of the NCCAOM. Gregory was honored to be part of a select few Licensed Acupuncturists in the United States who have served the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine - NCCAOM- in this capacity.