Covid-19 Herbal Formulas and Immune Boosters

Let’s talk about Covid-19 and what you can do to mitigate your risk!

Chinese medicine has much to offer during a coronavirus infection!  During the early days of infection in China, integrative doctors and hospitals used herbal formulas to help mitigate lung damage leading to pneumonia and aid quicker recovery. The good news is I have many formulas in the clinic from Immune boosting formulas to help you resist initial infection, and different formulas to prevent the pneumonia stage when symptoms have begun.

Tele-health – If you suspect you might have contracted the novel coronavirus and wish to use herbal medicine to recover, don’t come in!!!  Schedule a Tele-health Zoom appointment on the appointment page and get set up with the right herbs based on your symptoms. Someone can pick these up for you at the clinic or I can drop them off if you live within a 5 mile radius of the clinic.

*Recommendations for strengthening your immune system against the risk of coronavirus. It’s all about your antioxidant defense system status to attain and efficient immune response and reduce the risk of death, especially in the over 60 crowd!

1. Supplement with Liposomal Glutathione or N-acetyl Glutathione.
2. Supplement or add food sources of Vitamin A, Vitamin E,  Vitamin C, and zinc
3. Immunoberry from Designs for Health

Being hot and flashy isn’t as good as it sounds!

Peri-menopause and menopause itself are inevitable rites of passage for women entering middle life.  While we are coming into our own, reaping the wisdom of life experiences, and often very busy with multigenerational family matters, our hormonal imbalances begin to get in the way of feeling well mentally and physically.

Symptoms like night sweating, depression, weight gain, insomnia, and dryness signal that changes are occurring in our hormonal balance.  In my office this is a common reason for seeking help.  NAETacupuncture, and herbal therapy can help your body regulate and remain balanced and comfortable through these years of transition.

Acupuncture treatments alone have been shown to reduce the frequency of symptoms during menopause. This was the conclusion of a study that found, compared with menopausal women who did not receive the treatment, hot flashes and night sweats were reduced by over a third in women who received acupuncture. This benefit lasted for at least 6 months.  The study showed acupuncture from a licensed acupuncturist can reduce hot flashes in some women during menopause without any side effects.  (The study, from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC, is published in the journal Menopause.)


Introducing Celluma light therapy

I’m very excited to announce that you can now add Celluma low level light therapy to your treatments!  Celluma has been cleared by the FDA for pain management and a variety of skin conditions, like acne, wrinkles and aging.


Either as a stand alone treatment or added to your acupuncture therapy, Celluma phototherapy can help you achieve greater health and well being.  Talk to me today to see whether it is appropriate for you! 973-454-8594 in Montclair NJ.


Allergy related autism study: NAET offers hope and healing

Autism, an early childhood developmental disorder, has increased by 50% since the early 2000’s, with few effective treatments keeping pace with this rise in prevalence.  Dr. Devi Nambudripad has developed a gentle, noninvasive treatment that shows great effectiveness for children suffering from this illness.  Dr. Devi states that “There are hardly any human diseases or conditions where allergic factors are not involved directly or indirectly. Autism is not any different.”  The brain and nervous system network do not function normally in autistic people.  When one is sensitive or allergic to unknown or known substances the weakest part of the body will suffer impairment, whether this is the brain, skin, or other area.  Using Neuromuscular Sensitivity Testing the offending substances can be easily found and then desensitized permanently with NAET (Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Techniques).

In this study, Autism NAET Full Study, sixty children were randomly assigned to a treatment or control group.  The treatment group received NAET treatments for 50 allergens over 1 year, using kinesiology and acupressure.  The control group continued with the therapies they were using before the study.  The results were very exciting! The NAET treatment resulted in statistically significant improvements in 30 of the 35 symptoms assessed using the ASRS. In the NAET group, 23 of the 30 children returned to regular school classes with healthy, non autistic peers after treatment, but all of the children in the control group continued to require special education.

In using NAET on autistic individuals, I can say that it does produce wonderful results!  It’s so rewarding to see the child becoming more aware and comfortable.  If you would like to experience this treatment please contact me for a complimentary consultation to discuss whether this may help someone you love.

Susan C Engel, L.Ac., Montclair, New Jersey


Acupuncture Headache Relief!

The most popular reason for getting acupuncture is PAIN!  Headaches are definitely one of those things.  Today my oldest son, Tristan, was feeling really headachy as I was driving him to the airport.  He asked me if I had ibuprophen on me, which I didn’t, but I said “I do have needles! I can put a few in your hand..?”  He said okay, like he puts up with a lot having me for a mother.  I pulled right over and it was done in 30 seconds.

And we continued to the airport. Did it work? YES! He no longer had a headache.

For me, I had migraines, following in my father’s footsteps unfortunately, since I was a teenager.  After seeking NAET for sensitivities many years ago, a happy effect was that most of my migraines were also cured!  Two great alternatives to drugs for headaches, NAET and acupuncture!

Call for a complimentary consultation in Montclair NJ.  973-454-8594