Acupuncture  (Oprima Aqui Para ESPAÑOL)



Acupuncture therapy is used to promote health and alleviate pain and suffering.  Originating in ancient China, acupuncture has been used to diagnose, treat and prevent illness for over 3000 years. It is used to relieve pain, strengthen the immune system, heal acute and chronic ailments, and reduce stress and tension.

Oriental medicine is based on an energetic model rather than the drug model used by medical doctors. It is known that a vital energy, or "Qi", flows along pathways called "meridians" which are associated with individual organs.

When the balance of this energy in the meridians is disturbed by injury, poor diet, medications, stress, hereditary conditions, or excessive emotional issues the result is often pain or illness.

Oriental medicine focuses on correcting these energetic imbalances by restoring a free and even flow of Qi, which stimulates the body’s natural ability to heal itself. This is accomplished by stimulating specific points along the meridians with tiny acupuncture needles.

Just as the medical doctor monitors the blood flowing through blood vessels and the messages traveling via the nervous system, the Acupuncturist assesses the flow and distribution of vital energy along their meridians.

The expert acupuncture treatment performed at the Sidoti Center utilizes the methods and techniques that have successfully helped millions of people for more than 3000 years.


Why seek Acupuncture treatment?

Acupuncture encourages self-care and healthy body awareness.  The World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture and traditional oriental medicine’s ability to treat many disorders. The following is a partial list:

  • Gastrointestinal Disorders: food allergies, peptic ulcer, chronic diarrhea, constipation, colitis, indigestion, anorexia, gastritis.

  • Urogenital Disorders: incontinence, urinary tract infections, sexual dysfunction

  • Gynecological Disorders: irregular, heavy or painful menstruation, infertility in women and men, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), menopause, impotence, morning sickness

  • Respiratory Disorders: emphysema, sinusitis, asthma, colds, allergies, bronchitis, ear problems

  • Musculoskeletal Problems: arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, bursitis, tennis elbow, strains and sprains, lower back, neck and shoulder pain

  • Circulatory Disorders: low and high blood pressure, chest pains, anemia, edema, and cold extremities
  • Emotional and Psychological Disorders: depression, anxiety, stress, fatigue, insomnia, withdrawal from alcohol, nicotine and drugs
  • Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders
  • Other Conditions: Auto-immune disorders, migraine headaches, dizziness, and supportive therapy for other chronic, painful or  debilitating disorders.





What to expect in an Acupuncture Treatment
Before starting acupuncture treatment patients are asked questions about their body systems to ensure an accurate health assessment.  A diagnosis will then be made based on careful oriental medicine tests and observations. Depending on the condition, tiny needles will be inserted in specific areas of the body. The remainder of the treatment simply requires the patient to rest comfortably allowing the procedure to take effect.  Most patients find this period extremely relaxing, some even fall asleep.

How long does Acupuncture take to work?
The length of time to resolve a condition varies by the person and the type of condition.  Patients generally come for acupuncture 1-3 times per week until their symptoms subside.  A new condition usually requires a shorter course of treatment and a longstanding condition generally requires a longer course of treatment. Once the condition is resolved some patients discontinue treatment  while others choose to continue monthy treatment for the prevention of illness and health maintenance.

Does Acupuncture hurt?
Although acupuncture is not painful, some people have a fear of needles. This fear commonly stems from a childhood experience with "hypodermic" needles often used by medical doctors.  Hypodermic needles can be painful because they have large, hollow, beveled points used to draw blood or inject a substance into the body.  Unlike hypodermic needles, acupuncture needles are solid, extremely thin, and have tiny polished points.  Because of their extremely small size, and because they do not inject or remove anything from the body, the insertion of tiny acupuncture needles often times cannot be felt at all.






Our office has only one goal…to help you get better!



180 Lexington Ave 
Passaic, NJ 07055
(973) 773-2244


Dr. Thomas J. Sidoti

Hui-Tzu (Kelly) Yang, L.Ac.