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Get your health back on track
Is pain, stress or discomfort affecting your daily activities, work or taking you away from your family? Have you tried everything else and are frustrated because nothing seems to improve your condition?
Stop struggling and see how our clinic can help you. We specialize in providing acupuncture, cupping and manual therapy treatments that will be customized specifically for your needs and complement the medical care you are currently receiving. We are known for our ability to help with the treatment of pain, functional disorders, and mood and stress related conditions. Come meet us in person and get on your path to healthier happier life.
Reasons our patients
come for treatment
Aesthetics & Cosmetic
straight to the point
Acupuncture targets most pressing health concerns in the gentlest of fashions. Patients are often surprised at how painless and effective acupuncture is and how relaxed they feel during treatment. It works on our nervous, muscular, skeletal, and organ systems to help our bodies heal more efficiently. And most importantly, it does this without any dangerous side effects. Be sure to check our comprehensive list of conditions that acupuncture has been shown to alleviate.
How can acupuncture benefit you?
Increased rate of healing
Increased nerve conduction
Increased range of motion
Increased endorphin release
Muscular Skeletal Problems › knee, back and joint pain
Digestive Disorders › bloating, nausea, constipation, IBS
Neurological › headaches, migraines, Bell’s palsy, nerve pain
Mental / Emotional › stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD
Respiratory › allergies, sinusitis, dry eyes, tinnitus, earaches
Sleep & Energy › insomnia, fatigue, poor circulation
Aesthetics › skin, acne, psoriasis, shingles, wrinkles
Gender Specific › libido, period pain, hot flashes, infertility
Does acupuncture hurt? How does it work?Acupuncture rarely hurts. Patients feel a brief sensation upon insertion and relax for 10-30 minutes. Most patients feel very relaxed during treatment and experience the best night of sleep of their lives after their first session. Acupuncture uses very fine needles inserted into various points on the body to elicit a response from our immune system, nervous system, and muscular/skeletal system. The objective is to move energy. The energy of a body part can become imbalanced after an injury, a surgery, overuse as well as neglect. Over time, people come to experience this imbalance as some sort of pain, or discomfort. Other therapists use more of their hands and other tools to move energy; acupuncturists use needles.
Does insurance cover acupuncture?We try to work with as many insurance plans as possible as a convenience to our patients, the major ones being Aetna, Cigna, Blue Cross / Blue Shield (BCBS), and United Healthcare. Many smaller companies are also beginning to cover acupuncture, but each has to be treated on a case by case basis. We would be happy to find out for you.
What happens during an acupuncture treatment?First, your acupuncturist will ask about your health history. Then, he or she will examine your tongue’s shape, color, and coating, feel your pulse, and possibly perform some additional physical examinations depending on your individual health needs. Using these unique assessment tools, the acupuncturist will be able to recommend a proper treatment plan to address your particular condition. To begin the acupuncture treatment, you lay comfortably on a treatment table while precise acupoints are stimulated on various areas of your body. Most people feel no or minimal discomfort as the fine needles are gently placed. The needles are usually retained between five and 30 minutes. During and after treatments, people report that they feel very relaxed.
How many sessions will I need?That all depends on what we’re trying to treat and what our goals are. If the problem is chronic and/or more severe, it will take longer. If the problem is acute but the damage severe, it will take longer. The bottom line is that Acupuncture is not a magic bullet that should only be tried once if there’s a problem. Consistency of any treatment program is the biggest factor in healing. If somebody is already feeling fine and just wants to feel better, getting the most from their bodies they can naturally and safely get, then they can pamper themselves to a session whenever they want. Severe cases can benefit from treatment at least 2-3 times per week. Treatments can decrease when you start to feel better and we can determine a reasonable visit plan.
What conditions does acupuncture treat?Hundreds of clinical studies on the benefits of acupuncture show that it successfully treats conditions ranging from musculoskeletal problems (back pain, neck pain, and others) to nausea, migraine headache, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and infertility. Below is a list of diseases, symptoms or conditions the therapeutic use of acupuncture can be beneficial for: Abdominal pain Acne Adverse reactions to radiotherapy & chemotherapy Alcohol dependence & detoxification Allergies Anxiety Autoimmune disease Bell’s palsy Blood pressure Bronchial asthma Bronchitis Cancer pain Cardiac neurosis Colic Colitis Common Cold Competition stress syndrome Constipation Cough Craniocerebral injuries Dementia Dental pain Depression Dermatitis Diabetes Diarrhea Digestion Drug dependence Dysentery Dysmenorrhoea Earache Epigastralgia Eye problems Facial pain Facial palsy Female urethral syndrome Fever Fibromyalgia & fasciitis Frozen shoulder Gallstones Gastritis Gout Headache Heel & Foot pain Herpes zoster Hiccough Hot flashes Hyperlipaemia Hypertension Hypo-ovarianism Infertility Insomnia Knee pain Lactation deficiency Leukopenia (low white blood cells) Low back pain Ménière disease Menopause Migraine Morning sickness Nausea Neck pain Neurogenic bladder dysfunction Neuralgia Nose bleed Obesity Osteoarthritis Paralysis following a stroke Periarthritis of shoulder Peripheral neuropathy Polycystic ovary syndrome Postoperative pain Premenstrual syndrome Prostatitis Radicular and pseudoradicular pain syndrome Raynaud syndrome Reflex sympathetic dystrophy Retention of urine Rheumatoid arthritis Rhinitis Schizophrenia Sciatica Sexual dysfunction Shingles Sinusitis Sore throat Spasms Spine pain Sprain Stiff neck Stress Stroke Swelling Tennis elbow TMJ Tobacco dependence Tonsillitis Toothache (post extraction pain) Ulcer Urinary-tract infection Vomiting Water retention Whooping cough And more…
“Within one visit I was feeling better. By the second visit I was hooked! He used a new technique which provided so much relief for my TMJ.”
— J. J.
Health plans and treatment costs
Our clinic strives to bring acupuncture therapy to as many people and for as little out of pocket costs as possible. For this reason we maintain network participation with as many health organizations that allow licensed acupuncturists to join.
For those without any benefits, cost of single visit is $55. We also offer Cost Saving Treatment Package: 10 visits for $425 ($125 savings).
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Contact us and we will find the best solution to suit you.
Acupuncture Clinic of NJ
Acu Wellness Center is located in the heart of Clifton, NJ at the intersection of Bergen County, Passaic County, and Essex County. Our practice provides a full range of natural physical medical services from acupuncture to hands-on therapy that can work as a standalone treatment or in conjunction with your other health regimens.
Our clientele ranges from healthy patients who just want to look and feel better to those severe cases who need more extensive care and recovery plans. We specialize in safe, gentle, and relaxing methods for balancing the body. We offer an environment conducive to healing and rest, and aim to leave each patient feeling better than when they came.
Andrew J. Dubyna, L.Ac.
Andrew has experience with a broad spectrum of conditions in the areas of pain management, fertility, sports medicine, stress reduction and cosmetic purposes. He is an alumni of the New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He has worked in both private practice and among other health professionals in over a dozen multidisciplinary clinics.
He starts with an approachable and open minded attitude towards all patients’ needs. His treatments are gentle, yet effective at treating a long list of health conditions. Andrew would love to dispel any myths and mystery about acupuncture by educating others to recognize it as just one of many health and healing modalities.
Treatment using ultra-fine, sterile, single-use needles. Provides relief from common issues like pain, anxiety, digestion, PMS, etc.
Cups decompress muscle and skin tissue allowing fresh blood and nutrients to circulate beneath the surface.
Manual therapy can include any combination of massage, acupressure, stretching, joint rotation / traction, and fitness instruction.