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The Pericardium is the sheath located around the Heart. In Chinese Medicine, the Pericardium is known as the Heart Protector and its primary function is to control boundaries. Perhaps it is due to the time of year (following the chaotic holiday season) but as of late, I often find myself treating the Pericardium energy.   Why is it so challenging to maintain healthy personal boundaries for ourselves during our day to day lives? Doing tasks we don’t want to do, going to events we don’t care to be at, or hanging out with friends who have become toxic for our wellbeing. We are all guilty of it. When it comes to being respectful to our own mind, body and spirit,…


Can’t Poop?



September 12, 2018

Everyone poops!  A true statement, sort of.  For many, pooping is the source of much stress and discomfort. The thought of a daily bowel movement is inconceivable. When it comes to Traditional Chinese Medicine {TCM} there are many diagnosis’s for chronic constipation. The regular offenders like Liver Qi Stagnation, Dampness, and Heat are typical. However, when the typical offenders are addressed and pooping still doesn’t happen, it’s time to think outside the box and consider the emotions. What are you holding onto? Why can you {literally} not let shit go? The digestive system is a direct manifestation of how you digest life. How do you process life? Are you able to move through each experience with ease? Do you live…


The 3rd Chakra / Manipura Chakra “The window into your identity” The Solar Plexus Chakra, the 3rd Chakra, or also known as the Manipura Chakra (in Sanskrit) is located between the diaphragm and the navel. The Solar Plexus Chakra is the center of our being, it is the window into our personal identity; how you see yourself as an individual in the universe. When balanced, there is a clear perception of who you are and what you contribute as an individual in the universe. A flowing Solar Plexus Chakra provides not only a vision of contributions and ideas you may have, but it also provides the will behind the ideas to be put into action. The will, ties directly to…


It is difficult to write about something that many suffer from, but is unseen. It is also difficult to write about something many may never understand because it is unseen. However, the fact remains, anxiety, depression, and all other emotions in between can be a constant struggle for many. Despite the awareness, talking about emotions continues to be a difficult topic to address. So, why the avoidance or embarrassment? After all, we are strong beings — not fragile little porcelain dolls — but it appears there is a stigma to any form of mental illness in humans. From experience, it seems most of the stigma ties to the fact that anxiety, depression and other mental emotional imbalances are not visible…


If your Saturday mornings have been filled with the familiar sound of golf clubs clinking together as your man departs the house, then you know: spring has arrived and golf season has begun! But, with golf season comes an afternoon return accompanied by the inevitable stiff-hipped walk after 18 holes. This is a routine many come to know well. Since it is only the start of the season, we’re providing some insight on how to beat the golf swing stiffness this year {especially with the Master’s happening this week!}. Plus, some advice on how you can potentially improve your swing with acupuncture! The Modern Swing Jason Day {1st ranked in the world} has been suffering from a bulging disk during…


In honor of Veteran’s Day, on Wednesday, November 11th, Acupuncture Atelier is offering $20.00 NADA Protocol treatments to Veterans and all current services officers in the Hoboken area. If you are a Veteran or a current service officer (yes, police officers and fire fighters too!!!), and you are interested in receiving a little extra care, please contact Acupuncture Atelier today to schedule an appointment. What is NADA? The NADA protocol began it’s development in 1974 at the South Bronx’s Lincoln Recovery Center. After 10 years of development, the protocol now consists of five acupuncture points located in each ear. Since it’s development, NADA has been successfully used for the treatment of behavioral health, including but never limited to addictions, mental…


  Walking around uptown Hoboken, there is no mystery that there is something in the water on the west side of the Hudson. Couples are crossing the river, moving from their cozy NYC apartments, to find space and create a family in Hoboken. Proud new mommies and daddies walking slowly with their newborns in strollers, glowing mothers-to-be, and newly walking toddlers greeting daddy coming home from work are in every direction. If you are thinking about starting a family, or you are having difficulty conceiving, acupuncture can assist and support, and I invite you to consider the following. Want to understand why you might be having trouble conceiving or interested in learning more about a healthy pregnancy?  Check out the…


If you have visited my acupuncture practice in uptown Hoboken, then chances are you have experienced Reiki. When I tell my patients that all my acupuncture sessions include the use of Reiki healing, I almost always get a blank stare. I think half of them are concerned that I am about to cast a spell on them, and the other half, are looking around my office for a broomstick! No, Reiki is not a spell, and no I am not going to fly away on a broomstick. So, don’t worry my little pretties, you are all perfectly safe! So what is Reiki? The way I like to think of Reiki healing is the comfort of human touch. For instance, when…


If you have had a treatment with me, then chances are, I have asked to look at your tongue. I am sure half my patients are thinking to themselves; what does that have to do with anything? While the other half are hoping their breath does not smell. No, I am not testing your manners. Looking at the tongue provides fruitful amounts of diagnostic information. How is the tongue a diagnostic tool? I like to think of the tongue as the only part of the body that is partially exterior and partially interior. It really is fascinating, we can see the tongue on the exterior, but it also has an immediate connection to the interior! Because of this amazing quality, the tongue can be used…


Wednesday, September 23rd marks the first day of autumn, or as I like to think, the first day of the metal season. In Chinese Medicine, each of the five seasons are represented or embodied by one of the five elements; Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, Water. Autumn is the season of the metal element, and so the way I think of metal relating to autumn is through the harvest. People with metal personalities are the doers, they are the people in our lives who get things done. Looking to hire a new assistant or project manager? Hiring a metal personality will be the best decision you could make! Metal personalities like to make lists, and above all, they love to cross…