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Acupuncture Treatments

Alison Bernasco is a Licensed Acupuncturist practicing in the state of New Jersey. She is nationally board certified as a Diplomate of Acupuncture by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Alison specializes in helping patients with their musculoskeletal pains and orthopedic disorders, as well as anxiety and depression. She believes in a whole-body approach to healing, one which includes the physical body as well as the mind and spirit.


Alison is in practice in Nutley, New Jersey, with her friends at Deanna Carell Acupuncture. Follow the link below to schedule your appointment or consultation, or you may call the clinic directly at (973) 661-1652.

Deanna Carell Acupuncture

but, What is Acupuncture?...

Acupuncture is a safe, effective and natural treatment involving the insertion of very thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body. It is one key component of traditional Chinese medicine, which is a holistic medical healing system including (but not limited to) moxibustion, cupping, Gua Sha, and use of herbs. It was devised before 2500 BCE in China and by the late 20th century was used in many other areas of the world. 

Traditional Chinese medicine explains acupuncture as a technique for balancing the flow of energy or life force — known as chi or qi (chee) — believed to flow through pathways (meridians) in your body. By inserting thin, single use, sterile needles into specific points along these meridians, acupuncture practitioners believe that your energy flow will re-balance. Acupuncture is based in the theory that health may be restored when the imbalances of the body are brought back into harmonious balance. 


In contrast, many Western practitioners view the acupuncture points as places to stimulate nerves, muscles and connective tissue. Some believe that this stimulation boosts your body's natural painkillers and alleviates pain by blocking pain receptors.


What can Acupuncture treat?

The World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture’s effectiveness in many common disorders, such as:

  • Ear, Nose & Throat Disorders: Toothaches, earaches, sinusitis, rhinitis, laryngitis

  • Respiratory Disorders: Colds & flus, bronchitis, asthma, allergies, emphysema

  • Gastrointestinal Disorders: Food allergies, nausea, indigestion, diarrhea, constipation, ulcers, colitis

  • Circulatory Disorders: Hypertension, high cholesterol, arteriosclerosis, angina pectoris

  • Urogenital Disorders: Cystitis, stress incontinence, neurogenic bladder, prostatitis, proststic hypertrophy

  • Gynecological Disorders: Menstrual irregularity, endometriosis, PMS, infertility, menopausal syndrome

  • Musculoskeletal Disorders: Tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, TMJ, sciatica, low back pain, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia

  • Psychoemotional & Neurological Disorders: Depression, anxiety, insomnia, headache, migraine, trigeminal neuralgia, intercostal neuralgia, post-stroke paralysis, dizziness, tinnitus

*please note that this is not an exhaustive list and the best way to find out if Acupuncture is right for you is by contacting a licensed professional

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