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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 Township, 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 Township, NJ, included in your scope of treatment, musculoskeletal relief is right around the corner.
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The candidates discussed taxes, curriculum, policy-making and more at the forum last week.|Updated Fri, Oct 7, 2022 at 8:59 am ETMENDHAM, NJ — Candidates for Mendham Township Board of Education seats face off in a debate hosted by The League of Women Voters last week in the media center of the township's Elementary School.At the end of this year, three three-year terms on the seven-member board will be available. Incumbents Rochelle Abraham, Andrew Christmann and Joan Mody are among the candidates, as is former t...
|Updated Fri, Oct 7, 2022 at 8:59 am ET
MENDHAM, NJ — Candidates for Mendham Township Board of Education seats face off in a debate hosted by The League of Women Voters last week in the media center of the township's Elementary School.
At the end of this year, three three-year terms on the seven-member board will be available. Incumbents Rochelle Abraham, Andrew Christmann and Joan Mody are among the candidates, as is former township Mayor and Committeewoman Diana Orban Brown.
Abraham, Mody and Christmann are running as a group, with Brown challenging them and running under the slogan "Transparency for Taxpayers."
The hour-long debate drew all four candidates, who answered questions submitted both in advance and on index cards written by members of the public.
During the forum, there was no audience participation allowed, but all questions posed to the candidates were generated by members of the public and screened by the League to eliminate duplicates and personal attacks.
Each candidate had 90 seconds for opening statements, 60 seconds for answering questions, 30 seconds for rebuttals and 90 seconds for closing statements.
When asked about the highly debated state's sex education curriculum, all candidates agreed that parents were still able to maintain control and have the right to opt their children out of classes. Mody stated she thought that the lessons were age-appropriate and chosen by professionals.
Christmann agreed and highlighted that the curriculum has gone through a "rigorous process" to be approved before being presented to the public.
Brown agreed, noting that the current curriculum was similar to one from 2014, which was still available on the district's website. Brown also stated that, regardless of their stance, it is critical to hear and consider the concerns of parents, which was a sentiment agreed upon by all candidates.
Abraham praised the curriculum for emphasizing social and emotional learning standards, which she believes are intended to ensure student safety, such as how to identify bullying and how to care for oneself.
When asked if there was a possibility of a K-12 merger with the Chesters, Christmann said it was discussed a few years ago, but that while there could be significant benefits from being a larger district, there were concerns about the value of educational costs.
Abraham said the idea of a merger could be something worth exploring but they would need to consider how it would benefit the students.
Mody also agreed that it is something to consider and the board has considered a merger in the past, but that they would need to see what sort of benefits a merger would bring to the community.
Brown stated that she is in full support of a merger and believes that it would provide many benefits to the community.
Candidates were asked to consider ways to make school taxes more efficient, as they account for roughly 66 percent of the total property tax bill.
Mody defended the board, highlighting the district's various shared services which bring in revenue, particularly the district's busing contracts with other districts.
Brown agreed, calling school taxes "an investment," since the bulk of it goes toward tuition. Brown also claimed that while the busing was good, residents needed to see the profits, not just the revenues. "We have never seen an analysis of how much actually goes toward profits," Brown said.
Christmann stated that the board spends a significant amount of time attempting to reduce costs and reduce the burden on the taxpayer. According to Christmann, the best way to achieve that is through shared services.
Abraham agreed, saying that fiscal responsibility is crucial to the board. "Managing a budget to balance the needs of the students while being considerate of the taxpayer is essential," Abraham said.
When asked about taxpayers who do not have children in the K-8 district, all candidates agreed that, while a sizable proportion of township households do not have children in the district and are seniors living in town, the majority of those households approve of how the district is run.
The debate was live-streamed on YouTube and has been posted to the Morristown Area League of Women Voters YouTube page. To view the entire debate, click here.
MENDHAM, NJ — Mendham Township announced its big plans to light up Mosle Field last month, with a second budget presentation scheduled for tonight, but the hearing was pushed back to a later date.The Township Committee Budget Meeting will still take place on Monday, Feb. 27, according to township officials, but the recreation budget presentation has been rescheduled.At tonight's meeting, there will be no formal discussion of the Mosle Field Project proposal and it will instead be held on Mar. 13.Find out what's ha...
MENDHAM, NJ — Mendham Township announced its big plans to light up Mosle Field last month, with a second budget presentation scheduled for tonight, but the hearing was pushed back to a later date.
The Township Committee Budget Meeting will still take place on Monday, Feb. 27, according to township officials, but the recreation budget presentation has been rescheduled.
At tonight's meeting, there will be no formal discussion of the Mosle Field Project proposal and it will instead be held on Mar. 13.
According to Mendham Township Parks and Recreation Director David Guida, the committee recognizes that the entire community should have the opportunity to weigh in on this project. All residents are invited to complete this survey by Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 11:59 p.m.
The Mosle Athletic Field project includes a lighting proposal for $880,000 in upgrades to Mosle Fields, including new lighting on the football field, baseball field, and parking lot.
The project would cost around $880,000 in total and include new lighting on Mosle Field's football field, baseball field, and parking lot. Guida stated that the recreation department would ask the township to cover the entire cost of parking lot lighting and electrical services, which would be $180,000.
Read more: $880K In Lighting Improvements Proposed For Mendham Township Fields
This lighting enhancement would benefit the Twin Boro Bears football and cheerleading program and the Mendham Chester Patriots baseball/softball program the most immediately, as both serve over 500 Mendham youth athletes.
These leagues have also agreed to split the cost of their field lights 50/50 with the township.
A 12-year-old Mendham Township Middle School student spoke at a previous committee meeting about the fields' "terrible condition," claiming that the poor lighting and lack of dugouts on the baseball field make it difficult for kids to play.
Randy Lee, a local football coach in the township, also spoke before the council, saying firmly that, "the need is now, we are in desperate need."
Some residents were concerned about the project proposal, citing issues ranging from potential negative environmental impacts to increased traffic and financial implications for community members.
Diana Orban Brown, a local resident, even advised the committee to investigate the viability of additional funding sources before committing to the project. She proposed that a referendum question be put to voters before committing tax dollars to proposed improvements.
A question in the township-administered survey about the project asks residents if they would be willing to pay an additional $20 per household in municipal taxes to support the financing of a lighting project.
According to Guida, the down payment for the entire project would be $35,000, with the township ultimately looking at payments of $70,000-$80,000 per year for the next ten years.
The Mendham Township Recreation Committee will hold one more listening session about this project on Mar. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Brookside Engine Company to help facilitate conversations between the recreation committee and concerned residents.
MENDHAM, NJ — The Mendham Township School District's tentative budget was released last week, and officials stated that they hoped to prioritize funds for STEM and social-emotional learning instructional programs.The $22.36 million budget for the 2023-24 school year is a $738,705 expenditure increase over last year's.According to Superintendent Dr. Sal Constantino, while the administration and Board of Education did their best to proactively control costs and reduce the tax burden for township residents, some rising costs...
MENDHAM, NJ — The Mendham Township School District's tentative budget was released last week, and officials stated that they hoped to prioritize funds for STEM and social-emotional learning instructional programs.
The $22.36 million budget for the 2023-24 school year is a $738,705 expenditure increase over last year's.
According to Superintendent Dr. Sal Constantino, while the administration and Board of Education did their best to proactively control costs and reduce the tax burden for township residents, some rising costs are non-discretionary.
In the 2023–24 school year, state aid will cover approximately $1.27 million of the school's expenses. This is a $214,634 increase over last year's budget and will be used to fund programs that combat learning loss and assist students in returning to grade-level achievement.
One of the budget's top priorities is expanding the district's curriculum with new STEM units of study, new and revised initiatives and training for social and emotional learning, as well as technology integration throughout the curriculum.
Constantino stated that the district intends to keep its current staff in order to continue to offer small class sizes, a low student-teacher ratio, and enhanced programming.
While the district strives to maintain small class sizes, the student population has steadily increased since 2019, particularly in the lower grades (K-2).
The enrollment increased from 727 in April 2019 to 805 in April 2023 and that trend is expected to continue, according to district officials.
Three new support staff positions and a special education staff position would be funded in the 2023–24 budget to support MTES students who require assistance while remaining in general education classrooms.
"This budget does an excellent job of focusing on and providing resources for areas that we know our students need," Constantino said.
Despite rising costs and that increased student enrollment, the district's administration and board of education touted fiscal responsibility while preparing this year's budget plan.
According to Constantino, the Mendham Township School District has a banked cap that will expire if not used within the next two to three years due to the district's multi-year budget planning.
In New Jersey, school districts can raise the tax levy by up to 2 percent per year.
If a district does not raise the full amount of the tax levy in a given year, they can save or "bank" the difference for future years when they may need to exceed the 2 percent cap.
As a result, the Mendham Township School District will raise the tax levy by 4.29 percent using the banked cap. According to officials, this is $394,807 more than the limit.
Residents will see a decrease in the school portion of their tax bills. 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.
"A huge body of work went into this... There are not many people who pay attention to the goings on of the board of education; maybe, at certain times, it captures people's attention... What we've got here is truly very fiscally responsible, in light of huge challenges that we had and continue to have," board member Peter Dumovic said.
The budget was tentatively approved by the Board of Education at its March 14 meeting, and it was sent to the New Jersey Department of Education for review.
At an upcoming board meeting, the budget will also be presented to the Mendham Township Committee. During that time, the district will monitor conditions that may necessitate changes and will solicit public feedback before voting on the budget formally on April 25 at 7:30 p.m.
MENDHAM, NJ — This spring, the Mendham community can lace up their sneakers once more for an important cause.For the second year, the Mendhams Stigma-Free Task Force is commemorating May as Mental Health Awareness Month by hosting its second annual "Stomp Out the Stigma Walk." The walk is scheduled for Sunday, May 7, and will begin between 1 and 1:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Grace Lutheran Church.The goal of the walk this year is to raise money for college scholarships for Mendham High School graduates who are...
MENDHAM, NJ — This spring, the Mendham community can lace up their sneakers once more for an important cause.
For the second year, the Mendhams Stigma-Free Task Force is commemorating May as Mental Health Awareness Month by hosting its second annual "Stomp Out the Stigma Walk." The walk is scheduled for Sunday, May 7, and will begin between 1 and 1:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Grace Lutheran Church.
The goal of the walk this year is to raise money for college scholarships for Mendham High School graduates who are considering careers in the fields of mental health and substance use disorders more broadly.
Additionally, funds will be used to support grants to local organizations as well as ongoing activities, workshops, and educational events for parents, teens and seniors.
"The whole idea is to raise awareness about mental health issues and substance abuse disorders. May is mental health awareness month and so we are hoping to get a good turnout, like we did last year," said Amalia Duarte, Mendham Township Committeewoman.
The 2022 walk raised funds to purchase two People's Picnic Tables for installation in Mendham Township and Mendham Borough parks.
Task Force members also painted those two tables in a bright, bold "Optimistic Yellow," with the goal of using these eye-catching tables to raise mental health awareness and provide a space for connection. The two tables also have plaques with their mission statement and a QR code that will take anyone in need of more information and resources.
The tables were part of a larger Morris County-wide project coordinated by the Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris (MHA) and Team Destig.
Registration for this year's walk is currently open. Adults pay $20 per participant, and students pay $10 per participant. Visit www.mendhamtownship.org to register for the walk on Community Pass.
Walk-in registration begins at 1 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church. The walk begins at 1:30 p.m., proceeds up Main Street, and concludes at the Hilltop House with a resource fair, kids' activities, music and more.
The Mendhams Stigma-Free Task Force has been working to educate the community about mental health and substance use through parent workshops, social media, message lawn signs, videos and other means since 2018.
The task force is composed entirely of volunteers from the townships and boroughs, including mental health professionals, who collaborate with school officials, police, clergy and other professional and nonprofit organizations.
Mendham Township School District's science program starts in the early grades and provides a rigorous, hands-on learning experience.Mendhamtwp Elem School, Community ContributorMendham Township, NEW JERSEY (March 24, 2023) – From an early age, the science curriculum for elementary and middle school students spans three main areas: physical science, life science, and Earth and space science. At Mendham Township S...
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Mendham Township, NEW JERSEY (March 24, 2023) – From an early age, the science curriculum for elementary and middle school students spans three main areas: physical science, life science, and Earth and space science. At Mendham Township School District (MTSD), emphasis is placed on providing students with hands-on experience and enabling the students to engage as many senses as possible in embracing their understanding of a science lesson. The goal is not only for students to investigate a phenomenon, but also how to make sense of what they are observing. Can students describe the phenomenon? Can they make sense of what is happening? Can they predict what may happen with a change in a variable? Can they devise solutions to a problem? In kindergarten, it may start with using magnets and observing how the magnets attract certain objects but not others (physical science). In first and second grade they will have the opportunity to sprout seeds and collect data on plant growth by manipulating variables, such as light exposure. They will study different animals (habitat, diet, lifespan) and be able to identify examples of how animals can adapt based on their environment. By third and fourth grade, students will transition to studying more complex concepts such as friction and gravity and the attendant impact on motion caused by these forces, or the existence of different forms of energy, such as heat, light, and sound.
At the Mendham Township Elementary School (MTES), science lessons and experimentations are augmented with STEM classes. For example, during STEM classes, students enthusiastically demonstrate how blocking the path of a light source creates a shadow. The students have an opportunity to create their own shadow box and demonstrate a storyline by manipulating objects to create moving shadows. Teamwork comes into play as the students face a challenge to design a tower from which a ball can drop from the top of the tower to the bottom, all while removing pieces from the tower and keeping the tower standing.
This year marks the return of the MTES STEM Expo (the event was canceled during the COVID pandemic). Students who have developed questions or interests based upon their science studies at MTES can create their own investigative project. This school event is open to students from kindergarten through Grade 4. There are four categories of projects for students to choose from:
The MTES STEM Expo in April will display students’ projects so that all MTES classes have an opportunity to visit the Expo and parents will be able to attend on one evening, as well.
“These young students are building a scientific vocabulary and learning how to employ a basic research approach that will serve them well, both in future science classes and in other subjects as well,” said Michal Ferenc, MTES Assistant Principal. “The MTES science program is greatly enhanced by the hands-on experiments and is designed to engage all students. I am looking forward to the upcoming MTES STEM Expo and seeing the discoveries these students have made.”
Over in Mendham Township Middle School (MTMS), Grade 5 students eagerly participate in investigative labs. For example, in a Mixtures and Solutions Unit the students studied the concepts of concentration and saturation and created a real world experiment using ordinary household items: salt and water. To demonstrate the concept of saturation, the students tasked themselves with finding the limit to the amount of salt that would dissolve in 50 ml water.
As expected in the higher grades, the topics, experiments, questions, and solutions become more advanced and require independent investigation by the students. For example, older students study different organisms and their food chains, food webs, and energy pyramids as part of their Ecology Unit in science. For example, the student will dissect an owl pellet to investigate its diet and map out its part in a food web. To identify the owl’s consumed prey, first, students have to separate and identify all the bones in the pellet. Next, they must reconstruct the skeleton, and compare their skeleton with published data to identify the animal that was the owl's prey.
MTMS students also participate in an annual multi-district STEM EXPO. This annual event provides an opportunity for students from the participating districts to showcase their technology skills and share/discuss their achievements. This year the STEM Expo included students from Randolph, Chester, Long Valley, Mendham Boro, and Mendham Township. During the day at the EXPO, teams composed of students from the different schools tackled challenges, such as Cup Stacking Challenge, Bridge Building (Design and Critical Load Challenge), Drone Obstacle Course, Lego Mindstorm Color Matching Challenge, Catapult Design and Target Contest, and finally Escape Room Breakouts. The day concluded with presentations from each school.
Not every student will consider science to be their preferred subject. Yet, the discipline of studying science has benefits in other subjects and it is vital for understanding our environment, for encouraging innovation, and for creating a solid foundation for critical reasoning.
“These young scientists are well on their way to being able to craft a hypothesis, research, analyze, and solve complex scientific problems,” said Nick Angrisani, MTMS Assistant Principal. “The MTMS science program is designed to ignite interest and instill confidence in students as they acquire increased proficiency in the assigned science curriculum.”
You can view a short video clip of a science lesson at MTSD at: