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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 Mendham Borough, 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 Mendham Borough, NJ, included in your scope of treatment, musculoskeletal relief is right around the corner.
If you're sick and tired of living with painful limitations, our doctors are here to help you live a normal life free of debilitating body issues. No surgery. No addictive medicine. Only comprehensive acupuncture treatments, crafted with health and happiness in mind.973-627-7888
MENDHAM, NJ — Two of the top 30 best-scoring schools in New Jersey’s school report cards are in Mendham Borough, Department of Education data shows.Along with the school performance reports, which were released the first week of April, were summative scores for each school as well as ratings, which assign each school a number score that measures how well the building is doing in academic achievement and progress compared to its peers."Rankings, albeit popular, are always controversial, particularly when it atte...
MENDHAM, NJ — Two of the top 30 best-scoring schools in New Jersey’s school report cards are in Mendham Borough, Department of Education data shows.
Along with the school performance reports, which were released the first week of April, were summative scores for each school as well as ratings, which assign each school a number score that measures how well the building is doing in academic achievement and progress compared to its peers.
"Rankings, albeit popular, are always controversial, particularly when it attempts to answer a complex question such as identifying the top schools in New Jersey. I view the summative score and summative rating that our District schools earned through the lens of achievement and growth, but more importantly, for the time they were achieved," Superintendent of Schools Mitzi N. Morillo said.
All of Mendham and Chester's public schools were included on the ratings list, though Dickerson Elementary School was left off if there was not enough data to calculate a proper score.
"Summative scores" range from 1 to 99 and are based on factors such as graduation rates, proficiency and progress in English language arts and mathematics, and chronic absenteeism rates (students missing over ten percent of school days).
According to the State Department of Education, elementary and middle school grades are based on absenteeism, standardized test scores, and student progress. This includes students' English language proficiency as well as their growth and proficiency in English language arts and math.
Schools are also compared to one another based on grade level in the "summative ratings." Schools that only serve elementary students, for example, are compared to one another. These are percentile ratings from 1-100, so a school with a rating close to 100 is among the best of its peers.
Hilltop School in Mendham Borough received a summative score of 93.45 and a summative rating of 99.20, placing them in 19th place overall in the state. Mountain View Middle School was ranked 24th in the state with a summative score of 93.17 and a summative rating of 98.97.
The scores were developed to meet the requirements of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which replaced the No Child Left Behind Act.
Because the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted state testing and New Jersey was granted a waiver from accountability-related requirements under ESSA, the state did not score schools in 2019-20 and 2020-21.
"When many schools struggle to address learning loss, we can see that working together as a school community to return to in-person instruction in August 2020 minimized the academic impact on our students," Morillo said.
"The members of the Board of Education, administrators, faculty, staff, students, and parents should all be proud of this accomplishment," she added.
The Mendham Borough School District is a public school district that serves roughly 483 students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade from Mendham Borough.
When asked what she is most proud of in the district, Morillo told Patch that it has very little to do with scores.
"Mountain View Middle School was named the longest-standing New Jersey School to Watch last year, and Hilltop Elementary School has received a New Jersey School of Character redesignation. These are examples of how we balance academic rigor with character development and social-emotional learning, providing the balance children need," Morillo said. "It would be naive to think that a ranking could encompass what makes the Mendham Borough schools outstanding. Our work is never done."
MENDHAM, NJ — Mendham has been named a Tree City USA community for 2023 by the Arbor Day Foundation in recognition of its commitment to community forestry.This is Mendham's tenth year receiving this national honor from the Arbor Day Foundation, the nation's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to tree planting.The Tree City USA program requires four components: the formation of a tree board or department, the development of a tree-care ordinance, the establishment of an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 ...
MENDHAM, NJ — Mendham has been named a Tree City USA community for 2023 by the Arbor Day Foundation in recognition of its commitment to community forestry.
This is Mendham's tenth year receiving this national honor from the Arbor Day Foundation, the nation's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to tree planting.
The Tree City USA program requires four components: the formation of a tree board or department, the development of a tree-care ordinance, the establishment of an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita and the observance or proclamation of Arbor Day.
The award has been given to over 100 New Jersey cities and towns. Some have been "Tree Cities" for decades, while others have only been for a few years or less. The Arbor Day Foundation began awarding "Tree City" status in 1976.
The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters.
According to Mendham Borough officials, the borough has planted more than 200 trees throughout the community in the last ten years, thanks to the volunteer Shade Tree Commission and the Department of Public Works.
With both Earth Day and Arbor Day fast approaching, Mendham residents can also pick up seedlings for five trees, courtesy of the state Department of Environmental Protection.
On April 22, from 9 to 11 a.m., residents will be able to pick up tree seedlings at the Rock Spring Park gazebo in Long Valley or at the Chester Library parking lot on April 30 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., as part of the New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign.
These seedlings are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, so get there early.
And don't be concerned if you don't have a green thumb. The seedlings come with instructions for storing, caring for, and planting the trees. The guides will assist residents in determining the best location on their property to plant a tree while keeping its full-grown size in mind.
Trees should be planted within two days of pickup to prevent roots from drying out.
For a list of all distribution locations across the state, click here. If you have any questions, call 609-399-6111, ext. 4334.
MENDHAM, NJ — As budget work for the Mendham Township School District continues, preliminary projections show a decrease in school taxes for Mendham residents.Superintendent Dr. Sal Constantino, Business Administrator Donna Mosner, and members of the Board of Education will be presenting the proposed budget at two public budget hearings, which are scheduled for April 13.The public is invited to the two open houses, which are planned for 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. at Mendham Township Elementary School, 18 W. Main Street.Fin...
MENDHAM, NJ — As budget work for the Mendham Township School District continues, preliminary projections show a decrease in school taxes for Mendham residents.
Superintendent Dr. Sal Constantino, Business Administrator Donna Mosner, and members of the Board of Education will be presenting the proposed budget at two public budget hearings, which are scheduled for April 13.
The public is invited to the two open houses, which are planned for 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. at Mendham Township Elementary School, 18 W. Main Street.
"We hope to see all township residents at the budget open houses," Constantino said. "This is an opportunity for us to hear value feedback from the community and for the community to learn how the budget process supports the type of educational programs that make Mendham Township’s schools stand out."
The district is proposing a budget of $22.36 million for the 2023-24 school year, which will fund the expansion of instructional programs that align with the district's commitment to providing quality education to all students.
Even in the face of rising costs and increased student enrollment, the district's administration and board of education touted fiscal responsibility while prioritizing educational programming and student learning outcomes.
Because of the district's multi-year budget planning, the Mendham Township School District has a banked cap that will expire if not used within the next two to three years.
As a result, the Mendham Township School District will use the banked cap to raise the tax levy by 4.29 percent. This is $394,807 more than the limit, officials said.
Residents will, however, see a reduction in the school portion of their tax bills for two reasons. First, the township underwent a revaluation in 2022, which resulted in a $168 million increase in total ratables.
Second, the bond referendum approved by voters in 2022 provided the district with even more state aid than the $1.27 million granted by the state for the regular operating budget. "In fact, the state committed to pay $7.4 million of the $19.9 million toward those specific voter-approved projects over the life of the bonds," the district said.
A home assessed at Mendham Township's average, which is $948,400, can expect a $363.44 tax reduction over the course of a year. Another way to consider the tax impact is that for every $100,000 of assessed home value, a resident can expect a $35.86 per year decrease.
Following these budget presentations, the district will monitor conditions and consider community feedback before the board formally votes on the budget on April 25 at 7:30 p.m. at Mendham Township Elementary School.
MENDHAM, NJ — As work on the municipal budget for 2023-24 continues in Mendham Township, the finance committee anticipates another year with no tax increases.The Mendham Township Committee met on Monday, April 10 for a regular committee meeting, where they heard the latest update on the budget.Jason Gabloff, the Chief Financial Officer for Mendham Township provided the update and set up the timeline for the official budget introduction.Find out what's happening in Mendham-Chesterwith free, real-time updates from P...
MENDHAM, NJ — As work on the municipal budget for 2023-24 continues in Mendham Township, the finance committee anticipates another year with no tax increases.
The Mendham Township Committee met on Monday, April 10 for a regular committee meeting, where they heard the latest update on the budget.
Jason Gabloff, the Chief Financial Officer for Mendham Township provided the update and set up the timeline for the official budget introduction.
The public will be able to hear a more detailed discussion of the overall budget on May 8, with the final public hearing and adoption scheduled for June 12.
According to Gabloff, the finance committee was successful in maintaining the total amount to be raised by taxes at the same level as it was the previous year, a feat that was lauded by a number of committee members.
Additionally, the township's net valuations increased by about $70 million from the previous year. Together, these two factors have made it possible for the township to reduce its tax rate for 2023. The tax rate has decreased from .417 in 2022 to .404.
In Mendham Township, the average home value sits at $948,400, according to projections from the finance committee. Using that calculation, the average homeowner would have a tax bill of $3,826.86, which is a decrease of $127.97.
The municipal property tax, however, is just about 20 percent of a property tax bill, with the bulk of that coming from taxes from the grades 9-12 West Morris Regional High School and K-8 local school district.
Gabloff stated that the township will spend approximately $2.8 million on road projects, which have already begun and include Department of Transportation projects on East and West Main Street. Equipment and improvements make up an additional $1.1 million of the capital spending plan.
"It's pretty impressive that despite multiple unfunded mandates from the state of New Jersey and the regulations and health benefits costs, we were able to do something that most towns can't even do in a regular budget year. I think this will be the fourth year of no increases in taxes, and that is super impressive," Deputy Mayor Sarah Neibart said.
This spending plan is only an update on the official budget plan. A formal introduction will be held on May 8, with a public hearing and final vote have been scheduled for June 12.
NJTPA Funding Supports Completion of Two Separate ProjectsMorris County will receive $3 million in federal funds for recommended safety improvements which will include design considerations for a roundabout, a pedestrian-activated rapid flashing beacon and high-visibility crosswalks at five intersections within Mendham Township, Mendham Borough and Dover.“These improvements will help to create a safer environment in an area frequented by people of all ages, particularly high school students, as well as th...
NJTPA Funding Supports Completion of Two Separate Projects
Morris County will receive $3 million in federal funds for recommended safety improvements which will include design considerations for a roundabout, a pedestrian-activated rapid flashing beacon and high-visibility crosswalks at five intersections within Mendham Township, Mendham Borough and Dover.
“These improvements will help to create a safer environment in an area frequented by people of all ages, particularly high school students, as well as those going to the local shopping center or the nearby Post Office,” said Morris County Commissioner Stephen H. Shaw, who serves as Morris County’s representative to the NJTPA Board.
The improvements, funded though the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA), will be completed as part of two separate projects:
“The South Morris Street corridor includes three intersections in need of safety improvements, all of which currently have only stop signs,” added Commissioner Shaw.
South Morris Street provides a direct connection with State Route 10 in Randolph and U.S. 46 and State Route 15 in Dover, and also connects to NJ TRANSIT’s downtown Dover Train Station, which provides service along the Morris & Essex and Montclair Boonton lines.
The projects, which are two of 19 safety improvements totaling $188.3 million across the NJTPA region, were approved by the NJTPA Board of Trustees at their March 13 meeting. The funding is for two programs: the Local Safety Program and the High Risk Rural Roads Program. These programs fund high-impact, cost-effective solutions to reduce crashes and improve safety for all travelers. More information on the programs and project factsheets is available on the NJTPA website. Funding approved for the programs doubled from the previous program cycle in 2020.
“The increases are the result of highly successful partnerships between the NJTPA and its member county and city governments to deliver vitally important projects on our local roads. This federal support helps free up local dollars, state aid and municipal aid for other priorities,” said Passaic County Commissioner John W. Bartlett, the current Chair of the NJTPA.
The NJTPA is the metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for 13 northern New Jersey counties. Under federal legislation, MPOs provide a forum where local officials, public transportation providers and state agency representatives can come together and cooperatively plan to meet the region’s current and future transportation needs. It establishes the region’s eligibility to receive federal tax dollars for transportation projects.
The NJTPA Board consists of one local elected official from each of the 13 counties in the region (Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren), and the cities of Newark and Jersey City. The Board also includes a Governor’s Representative, the Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Transportation, the President & CEO of NJ TRANSIT, the Chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and a Citizens’ Representative appointed by the Governor.
Any inquiries regarding the NJTPA should be directed to NJTPA Communications and Public Affairs Director Mark Solof at phone number 973-639-8415. For Morris County media inquiries, please contact Communications Director Vincent Vitale by phone, 973-285-6015 or email, [email protected].