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Traditional acupuncture is based on the belief that the body is controlled by a flow of energy, referred to as qi, and pronounced "chee." According to ancient texts, qi travels through pathways in your body called meridians. Acupuncturists believe that interruptions with energy flow in these meridians are responsible for modern ailments.
Acupuncture improves your body's functions and helps boost its self-healing processes through anatomic site stimulation - usually called acupuncture points. To stimulate acupuncture points, professionals typically insert fine, sterile needles you're your skin. Most patients feel little-to-no discomfort as the needles are applied. Typically, needles are left in the skin anywhere from five to 30 minutes. After their session, patients often report an incredible feeling of relaxation.
While some practitioners still adhere to traditional acupuncture philosophies, modern acupuncturists take an integrative approach. Today, professional acupuncturists use the therapy to stimulate the body's natural healing and pain-fighting processes. When coupled with personalized chiropractic care and physical therapy, patients can find real relief from painful physical conditions.
At Denville Medical, your licensed physical therapist's goal is to maximize your body's structure and increase its overall function for long-term health. To accomplish this, our physical therapists combine traditional and innovative techniques focused on increasing muscle strength and improving the body's range of motion. Our goal is to discover the root cause of your pain or mobility problems. That way, we can address the true reason why you need physical therapy, and work towards achieving long-lasting relief.
Of course, we understand that every patient is different. Your doctor can provide expert care in an encouraging environment by creating a customized treatment plan for you using modern, evidence-based research.
Professional acupuncture treatments can be incredibly helpful for patients suffering from a wide range of disorders. When paired with personalized chiropractic care and other medical treatments, acupuncture is even more effective.
With a systematic treatment plan, patients can find help for painful symptoms like:
Professionals practicing acupuncture in Dover, NJ, use several techniques to achieve overall patient wellbeing, from Cupping and Gua Sha to Needling and Facials.
Made popular by Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, most acupuncturists describe cupping as giving an inverse massage. Rather than using pressure to release tight muscles, acupuncture cups create a suction effect. The suction pulls on muscles and fascia to relieve tension and improve blood flow. Like a massage, cupping is very relaxing for patients. Most people describe it as enjoyable, although the suction cup markings may look painful to friends and family.
Acupuncture cups are made using various materials, including glass and plastic. Cupping applications also vary - some clinics go the traditional route with cotton balls, rubbing alcohol, and fire. Other applications include manual placement with silicone suction points. Usually, patients receive one of two cupping styles. The first uses stationary cups, which remain for about 10 minutes. The second uses moving cups, supplemented with massage oil to let the cups glide over painful areas.
Also called "dry needling," chiropractors and acupuncturists often use this technique to reduce trigger points within soft tissues and muscles. In this application, acupuncturists use a sterile needle and insert it into the trigger point, which fosters a feeling of "release" that helps reduce muscle tension and pain while boosting mobility.
Trigger points are hypersensitive, irritable skeletal muscle areas formed in rigid bands of muscle fiber. Trigger points lead to neuromuscular dysfunction and manifest in painful symptoms, increased stress, and lower overall functionality. During an acupuncture session, these needles are applied to trigger points, which cause a twitch, essentially releasing and restoring proper muscle function.
Gua Sha is the practice of using tools to scrape the skin and apply pressure to painful areas of the face and body. A Gua Sha is a flat, hard tool, usually made of stone. Recently, Gua Sha has taken the skincare world by storm, but the technique has been providing relief for centuries. It is one of the oldest forms of Chinese medicine used to boost blood circulation and energy flow.
In traditional Chinese, Gua means to press or stroke, while Sha refers to redness. Gua Sha usually causes small red spots or bruises to form, which are also called microtrauma spots. When using Gua Sha on microtrauma areas, your body elicits a response that can help break up tough scar tissue. When paired with professional chiropractic care, Gua Sha can be quite effective, even for moderate injuries.
At Denville Medical, we aim to serve you with long-lasting quality of life through personalized acupuncture treatments in New Jersey. The path to a pain-free life begins with a friendly, informative appointment, where one of our doctors develops a customized treatment plan tailored to your body's needs. It starts with your first evaluation, where our experts learn about your medical history, diagnostic tests, current condition, and overall health goals. From there, we'll create your plan and help you hit your milestones until your quality of life is improved.
With treatments like needling, cupping, Gua Sha, and acupuncture in Dover, NJ, included in your scope of treatment, musculoskeletal relief is right around the corner.
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How to Find a Good Asphalt Paving and Paving Contractor
Asphalt paving is a popular choice for driveways, parking lots and other areas that require a durable surface. However, you should always consider your budget before selecting a paving material.
Before laying down any paving, the surface should be graded to allow water to drain away from the pavement. This will help avoid problems such as potholes.
Paving is a vital part of building and maintaining roadways, sealcoating, parking lot paving and other public and private spaces. When you’re looking for a paving contractor, it’s important to find one that can handle your project with the highest level of quality and efficiency.
This will ensure that your property’s paved areas remain safe and functional for years to come. It will also reduce the risk of long-term damage to your investment.
Driveway paving is the process of covering your driveway with a surface material. There are a variety of paving materials, including asphalt and concrete, that can be used to create a driveway.
Paving contractors can help you choose the right material for your home or business. They will consider your driveway design preferences, budget, climate and lifespan expectations.
Commercial paving services usually cost between $2 and $15 per square foot, depending on the material and labor costs. In addition, the size of the driveway and the site’s existing landscape can increase or decrease costs.
Whether you are considering adding a new driveway or updating an existing one, residential paving services can help make your property more appealing. From decorative concrete to brick pavers, paving can improve the aesthetics of your home or business and even increase its value.
The paving process varies from project to project, but generally involves removing old materials and making sure that the sub base is solid enough to support the new material. This is especially true if the area is experiencing drainage problems or has significant soil erosion.
Pavement maintenance are hired by homeowners, businesses and municipalities to construct paved surfaces such as roads, sidewalks and concrete floors. They also work on larger projects such as airport runways and taxiways.
They may use large pieces of equipment to tamp gravel, dirt or other materials before pouring concrete. They also may have trucks that keep their materials mixed and ready to go. Before hiring a company, make sure they provide a warranty on their work. That way, if something goes wrong during the construction, they can be contacted and have it repaired at no charge.
Depending on the driveway material, repair options range from a simple color enhancement with a stain to complete concrete resurfacing with a decorative overlay. Driveway repair is an important maintenance project for your home.
The cost of patch repairs depends on a number of factors, including the type of material, size, and the type and extent of damage. These elements are essential to determining whether the driveway needs repair, refurbishing, or replacement.
Cracks are the most obvious sign that something is wrong with your driveway, but they can also indicate a weakened foundation or excessive use. In those cases, it makes more sense to replace the entire structure of your driveway by doing hot pour crack filling.
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Dover has a new Third Ward representative after the Board of Alderman picked a former school board member and planning board chairman to fill an open seat. The board also selected a new municipal attorney at last week's meeting.The board chose Michael Scarneo to fill its vacancy after former Adrian Ballesteros moved t...
Dover has a new Third Ward representative after the Board of Alderman picked a former school board member and planning board chairman to fill an open seat. The board also selected a new municipal attorney at last week's meeting.
The board chose Michael Scarneo to fill its vacancy after former Adrian Ballesteros moved to California and resigned his seat on Jan. 8. It also voted to replace its longtime town attorney, choosing a Morristown firm to succeed Dover native Timothy Downs.
Scarneo was one of three names presented to the board by the Dover Democratic Committee to replace Ballesteros. The board considered two other nominees, Hope Summerset and Edward Correa, but deadlocked in 4-4 votes. It then voted 6-2 to appoint Scarneo to finish Ballesteros' term, which expires at the end of the year.
Scarneo, a 42-year resident, is a retired global services manager for Verizon and former 15-year member of the Dover Board of Education. He also chaired the town zoning board for 15 years. His appointment last week required him to resign as chairman of the Dover Planning Board.
"I've been involved in the town for years and years," said Scarneo. "This is the ultimate opportunity to give back, so I'm honored and thrilled."
Correa, who chairs the Dover Democratic Committee, praised Scarneo, who serves as the party's treasurer.
"With his experience and desire to serve the community, he will be an outstanding representative for the people of Dover," Correa said.
At the same meeting, Mayor Carolyn Blackman and a board majority voted to replace longtime municipal attorney Timothy Downs. With the newly seated Scarneo abstaining, the panel instead voted by a 6-2-1 margin to select the Morristown firm of Vogel, Chait, Collins and Schneider as the town's municipal attorney, with Thomas Collins and Thomas Molica as the lead attorneys.
"It's been my pleasure to serve my hometown as municipal attorney," Downs said. "I am disappointed in Mayor Blackman's decision, but I will fully cooperate with the new law firm and work diligently to ensure a smooth transition."
Downs was first appointed by former Mayor James Dodd in 2012.
"We just looked at the attorneys [bidding for the job] and the board decided it wanted a change," Blackman said.
Correa, a former alderman, criticized the decision to remove Downs, saying the new attorneys lack the "experience and institutional memory" Downs has as a lifelong resident with a practice in town.
The Dover Democratic Committee plans to meet in the coming weeks to consider endorsements in an election year that includes the mayor's office and alderman seats in all four wards. No candidates have officially declared as of yet, including Blackman.
William Westhoven is a local reporter for DailyRecord.com. For unlimited access to the most important news from your local community, please subscribe or activate your digital account today.
With Dover's public school population surging, the town's Board of Education wants to build a second middle school and expand the high school to combat overcrowding.Residents in the school district will go to the polls on Tuesday, Dec. 13, to vote on a $69.3 million bond referendum to pay for the constru...
With Dover's public school population surging, the town's Board of Education wants to build a second middle school and expand the high school to combat overcrowding.
Residents in the school district will go to the polls on Tuesday, Dec. 13, to vote on a $69.3 million bond referendum to pay for the construction. If the proposal is approved, work could start at the end of next year and take two years to finish.
"The New Jersey Department of Education found that Dover has 700 more students than we have space for, and for the last two years, our student enrollment numbers have steadily risen," the district says on a website touting the referendum. "Our schools have been over capacity for decades."
If the referendum passes, state aid would cover $8 million of the projected cost. The district would borrow the money and pay it back over a period of 30 years.
The middle school would be built between Dover High School and North Dover Elementary School, where tennis courts are now. The two-story building would include classrooms, science labs, a media center, a kitchen and art and music rooms, according to the district.
"Enrollment has been higher than capacity for years, and has continued to rise each month since November 2020," the district said. "Already some music and speech lessons are held in hallways and some offices have been converted for teaching. Some classes have as many as 30 students, and that number is higher than the ideal scenario."
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In Dover, the project would add an estimated $51 per month, or $611 annually, to the tax bill for a home assessed at $240,000, the town's average. Homeowners in Victory Gardens, whose students attend the Dover district, would pay an extra $48 per month, or $579 per year, on the average assessed home of $170,000. But taxpayers would see their bills decline by $10 a month starting in 2026, when the district finishes paying off debt for the last major renovations to local schools.
Solving overcrowding would benefit the entire community, even those without school-age children, the district argues on its website:
"School quality is a top reason people choose to move to a town," it said. "It affects community pride and home sales. To maintain the community’s good reputation, Dover public schools must have adequate space to teach students."
Registered voters from Dover and Victory Gardens can cast ballots on Dec. 13 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. at their designated polling places. Dover’s Ward 1 residents can vote at Dover High School, residents from wards 2 and 3 can vote at Sacred Heart Parish Center, Ward 4 residents can vote at the Board of Education Administration Building. Victory Gardens residents can vote at the Victory Gardens Municipal Building.
Those who wish to view recordings of virtual question-and-answer sessions and public forums discussing the expansion, in both English and Spanish, can find them at dover-nj.org/vote.
Stephanie Noda is a local reporter for NorthJersey.com. For unlimited access to the most important news from your local community, please subscribe or activate your digital account today.
2 minute readDOVER — A vacancy on the Board of Aldermen will continue into next month while Mayor Carolyn Blackman and the town's ...
DOVER — A vacancy on the Board of Aldermen will continue into next month while Mayor Carolyn Blackman and the town's governing body seek outside legal counsel regarding whether one of three candidates chosen to fill the seat is qualified to take office.
The outcome could tip the balance of power between the town's two Democratic factions in an election year in which the mayor's office and alderman seats in all four wards are up for grabs.
Former Third Ward Alderman Adrian Ballesteros has moved to California and resigned on Jan. 8. Following state law, the Dover Democratic Committee convened on Jan. 22 to choose three nominees to fill his seat.
Committee Chair Edward Correa, a former Third Ward alderman; DDC Treasurer Michael Scarneo; and Hope Summerset were chosen from a field of five candidates to be the nominees.
Correa was previously appointed to fill Blackman's Ward 3 seat on the board after she was elected mayor in 2019. But he lost a bid for re-election in last year's Democratic primary to Karol Ruiz, who won the seat in the November general election.
All three nominees were in attendance Tuesday night for an expected final vote from the board.
But the mayor opened the meeting by saying "no action will be taken tonight" to fill the empty seat while the administration sought legal counsel for an undisclosed reason. On Wednesday, town Administrator BettyLou DeCroce said Dover is seeking another legal opinion after receiving a letter from attorney Walter Luers that Summerset could be barred from taking office due to conflicts with the federal Hatch Act.
Summerset is a social service administrator for the federally funded Morris County Housing Authority. The Hatch Act, passed in 1939, limits certain political activities of federal workers, as well as some state and local government employees who work in connection with federally backed programs.
"We need to get our legal opinion on this and also need to have some of the board members meet the candidates," Blackman said.
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DeCroce said Summerset's qualifications for office had also been questioned by some board members.
"Hope said she had confirmation from the federal government that she wasn't in conflict, but I have reached out to get another opinion from our labor counsel," she said. That opinion was expected to arrive Wednesday but cannot be made public until it has been disseminated to the board members for review, DeCroce said.
"This is an inward fight of the Dover Democratic County Committee, so that's where it is," DeCroce said. "So we're trying to determine which legal opinion is right and which is wrong."
The expectation is the seat will be filled at a special meeting called for Feb. 7.
Also in limbo is the status of municipal attorney Tim Downs. Tuesday, the board approved more than two dozen professional service appointments − mostly re-appointments − ranging from various legal counsels to engineering and water-service contractors. Among the few appointments withheld was for municipal attorney.
DeCroce said the town would again issue requests for proposals from other attorneys. Downs has already submitted his proposal, she said. No date was set to make that appointment.
Downs did not immediately return a call for comment on his status.
William Westhoven is a local reporter for DailyRecord.com. For unlimited access to the most important news from your local community, please subscribe or activate your digital account today.
Don’t overhype the Dover saga of Mayor Carolyn Blackman and Alderman Edward Correa, the latter told InsiderNJ this morning.They have their fights, but they’re ultimately allies in the struggle to prevent former Mayor James Dodd from returning to the throne of local power.Correa formerly served as Blackman’s campaign manager....
Don’t overhype the Dover saga of Mayor Carolyn Blackman and Alderman Edward Correa, the latter told InsiderNJ this morning.
They have their fights, but they’re ultimately allies in the struggle to prevent former Mayor James Dodd from returning to the throne of local power.
Correa formerly served as Blackman’s campaign manager.
They’ve riffed and tiffed, but if Blackman decides to run for reelection, Correa said he will support her.
That said, “A lot of people in Dover asking me to do this [run for mayor].”
The alderman said he continues to consult with his political team and they are “still waiting to see what Mayor Blackman does.”
“I was her campaign manager and ally; she entrusted me. We don’t know what her intentions are but out of respect to her, I have not made a decision [about a mayoral run] at this time. We’re going to have a conversation and we’re going to come together as a very strong Democratic group. We’re going to come in as a big strong coalition.”
“We have had enough of him,” said Correa. “He served from 2006 to 2019 or 14 years as mayor. His behavior on the streets, his disrespect of Mayor Blackman, speaks volumes about his character.
“He cannot come back,” the alderman added. “Mayor Blackman and I agree on a lot of areas. We agree that Dover needs compassionate and strong leadership. We believe in responsible spending and redevelopment and park improvements.”
It just come down to who between the two represents the stronger candidate to resist the come-backing Dodd.
They’ll talk it out.
If Blackman can convince him she can beat Dodd and do it better than he can, Correa said he will absolutely back her.
But he will make his case and seek her support.
“We definitely inherited a trainwreck; Mayor Dodd didn’t even leave us the keys to town hall. We inherited a financial wreck then COVID hit.”
Correa said he originally intended to run for mayor in 2019, then stepped aside to join forces with Blackman and despite their differences over the past four years he said he is confident they will remain together, whomever occupies the top of the ticket.