Nutritional Medicine - Karmabridge Acupuncture & Herbals, P.C. - Hackettstown, NJ Karmabridge Acupuncture and Herbals, P.C.

Nutritional Medicine

"The cooking of food is the highest of all human arts. It can create happiness or unhappiness, health or sickness, wisdom or ignorance, wealth or poverty, genius or foolishness, and even the higher and lower levels of humanity and spirit."
- Michio Kushi

"The most intimate thing we do with our bodies is eat. We do it three times a day, every day."
- Jeffrey Yuen

Our dietary intervention program focuses on the individual. Each person in our clinic is assessed as to his or her Chinese Medical diagnosis and dietary recommendations are made accordingly. Whole grains, organic foods and meats with no hormones or antibiotics are the staples. We encourage our patients to get back to their roots and revisit our ancester's nutritional ways with food both in preparation and cooking.

Our program regulates digestive functions, lowers cholesterol, controls blood sugar, improves gall bladder function and improves overall immune function thereby increasing resistance to disease. Additionally, it improves metabolic function, diminishes stress and promotes a sense of well-being. Hypnosis may be suggested as an adjunct therapy.

Education and counseling provide information and motivation for making lifestyle changes. This includes which foods to include and which to avoid. We offer dietary protocols (all supported by research) for treatment of high cholesterol, diabetes, cancer, arthritis, gastro-intestinal problems & depression. We offer other educational programs as well: smoking cessation, stress reduction, body conditioning and self healing.

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Commonly Treated Conditions

Good nutrition is valuable if practiced as a lifestyle.

~ Testimonial ~

In October 2006, I suffered an injury to my foot. By early November, I was suffering more discomfort and consulted my orthopedic surgeon. An x-ray showed that my metatarsal bone had actually dropped and was now rubbing on the ground. In December, the pain and discomfort worsened. My surgeon said he could only resolve it with surgery.

Ruth A. Karmazon, MS, L.Ac., started treating my foot with acupuncture. From what I understand, acupuncture helps the injured muscles to heal and subsequently pull the bone back into its normal position. I was skeptical, but she was right. After a couple of months of treatment, my foot was back to normal without having to have surgery.

In late 2006, I injured my upper left arm. By March, my upper arm was so swollen and painful that I was having problems driving, dressing, and moving my arm. Ms. Karmazon diagnosed a soft tissue problem. My doctor also thought it might be an injured muscle.

After several weeks of treatment, I was still having some swelling. My orthopedic surgeon diagnosed me with a rotator cuff injury. The combination of physical therapy and acupuncture has resulted in a 90% recovery rate to date.

I am quite pleased to have been spared two orthopedic surgeries. I would like to recommend acupuncture to those individuals who are experiencing orthopedic problems, and, like me, don't wish to "go under the knife."

-Kathryn N. of Hackettstown,NJ