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Acupuncture has been practiced for over 3,000 years in Asia.

As an ideal adjunct to chiropractic care, we use acupuncture when we see health problems that seem caused by disruption to energy pathways in your body called meridians. This centuries-old healing procedure focuses on the integrity of bodily systems, not specific conditions.

What About the Needles?

The most common question we get is about the needles we use. Most people have encountered hypodermic needles and sewing needles. Both types are gigantic compared to the ones we use. In fact, five of our needles could easily fit inside a hypodermic needle!

Feels Great

When we first insert these ultra-fine, sterile needles at special energy points on your body, most people report a small prick, like a mosquito bite. When there is discomfort it is usually created by vivid imaginations, not our needles!

How Does it Work?

No one knows for sure. We just know it does. Perhaps the best way to think about acupuncture is to imagine rivers of energy throughout your body, organized by meridians. These meridians can experience a “log jam” and energy flow is restricted. The needles help loosen the logjam and allow energy to circulate properly.

Acupuncture visits can take up to 15-20 minutes. Most people experience a variety of post-session feelings, which range from energized to a deep sense of relaxation and well-being.

Acupuncturist Kyla Hanley, L.Ac has joined
Family Chiropractic Center of Nutley

Kyla has treated migraines, back pain, arm strain, structural issues, anxiety, depression, PMS, thyroid issues, hormonal issues, sciatica and more.

Kyla practices:

  • Acupuncture Physical Medicine (APM) Stylefocuses on acute and chronic muscular conditions.
  • Japanese Style/KM Styleis a milder form of acupuncture, which uses distal points to release the area that is causing pain.  Japanese style acupuncture uses Hara palpation, which is very helpful when the patient has vague complaints.  With Hara palpation you gain information about what is going on in the patients’ body and where you want to treat.  This style allows the patient to see and feel the changes as the practitioner is working on their body.  Japanese style also uses moxa, a warming herb, as a primary form of the treatment which stimulates the acupuncture points in an alternative way.
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an approach that uses time proven acupuncture point on the surface meridians of the body and additional points in the ear that affect the qi and blood in the body.

NADA Protocol – Addiction Ear Acupuncture Certification 2004

  • Auricular therapy used to treat drug addiction, which is also very effective in helping patients quit smoking.

Additional coursework:

China Beijing International Acupuncture Training Center – Certificate of Acupuncture and Moxibustion – 2005

Certificate of Acupuncture and Moxibustion – 2005

  • Attended Grand Rounds/Clinical Observation in Hospitals in Beijing during a three-week long trip to China.  Participated in lectures on:  Infertility and gynecology, trigger points, NeiJing classic needling, tongue and pulse, sports injuries, gua-sha, cupping and scalp acupuncture.

Constitutional Facial Renewal – 2006

Essential Oils in Chinese Medicine – Peter Holmes, Lac, M.H. – 2006

Interned at the Holistic Heath Center in Southbury Connecticut under Emilie Conner, P.T., LAc. – Focus on Kiiko Matsumoto Japanese Style Acupuncture

Enhancing Fertility– Anastacia White – Nov 2007

Chinese Medicine & Healthy Weight Management – June 2007

Craniosacral Work – Pregnancy, Birth and Postnatal- May 2008

Craniosacral for Infants- Carol Gray – Feb 08

Cupping Massage – Lymph Drainage – May 2008

Zero Balancing – Muscular Skeletal Body work 2006 -2008

Treating The Mind – Shudo Denmei – May 2009

Gynocology & Fertility I & II – Emilie Connor – May & June 2009

Biodynamic Craniosacral Certification – Michael Shea 2007-2010

Contact our Nutley chiropractic office for more information on Acupuncture.