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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 Morris Plains, 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 Morris Plains, NJ, included in your scope of treatment, musculoskeletal relief is right around the corner.
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This Tuesday, March 14th, you will be deciding the next steps for the Morris Plains School District.On behalf of the Board of Education, I would like to thank all of our community members who have educated themselves, engaged in conversations, and shared ideas concerning this referendum. We are all stronger because of your time and insights.Our school district has established a track record of delivering a high-quality education, employing outstanding educators and administration, creating supportive learning environments, and ...
This Tuesday, March 14th, you will be deciding the next steps for the Morris Plains School District.
On behalf of the Board of Education, I would like to thank all of our community members who have educated themselves, engaged in conversations, and shared ideas concerning this referendum. We are all stronger because of your time and insights.
Our school district has established a track record of delivering a high-quality education, employing outstanding educators and administration, creating supportive learning environments, and empowering young learners to excel all while being fiscally responsible. Our excellent schools have been a bedrock of this community, making it a desirable place to live for many.
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As we have shared throughout the referendum process, lack of classroom space in Mountain Way School and budget constraints have made it extremely difficult for our district to sustain some of our most meaningful and beneficial educational programs that we have created. These challenges have persisted over recent years, and we found creative solutions to generate revenue and reduce spending without impacting the tax rate and current state of education. Unfortunately, we have exhausted all options and we seek the community for assistance and support. Without addressing the current needs of the school district, program cuts and moving second grade to Borough School will become our new future.
This proposed investment is an important decision for our community. It is critical to maintain the educational environment we expect for the children of Morris Plains and to continue moving our school district forward.
Let's all join in to support our schools, mark your calendars for March 14th (2:00PM - 8:00PM) and please make sure to vote.
President, Morris Plains Board of Education
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Morris County is First County to Partner on State InitiativeMorris County’s unique Navigating Hope mobile outreach program will be joined by an outreach specialist from the New Jersey State Department of Human Services to advance a state initiative designed to reach all uninsured children in New Jersey.The outreach specialist will try to connect with disadvantaged children under the age of 19 and their families to help educate on NJ FamilyCare, a federal and stat...
Morris County is First County to Partner on State Initiative
Morris County’s unique Navigating Hope mobile outreach program will be joined by an outreach specialist from the New Jersey State Department of Human Services to advance a state initiative designed to reach all uninsured children in New Jersey.
The outreach specialist will try to connect with disadvantaged children under the age of 19 and their families to help educate on NJ FamilyCare, a federal and state funded health insurance program created to provided qualified New Jersey residents of any age access to affordable health insurance. The outreach will include two upcoming community visits scheduled for:
Since Morris County has an established outreach program through Navigating Hope, the state Human Service’s Office of New Americans asked to join their two regularly scheduled trips in their mission to travel and educate the public about the state’s “Cover All Kids” campaign.
Morris County is the first county to partner with the state in the outreach effort.
Navigating Hope, a mobile outreach initiative designed to provide social services by going into communities where the services are most needed, is a partnership between the Morris County Department of Human Services and Family Promise of Morris County. It is a complementary service to the Morris County Sheriff’s Hope One van, a novel program that provides mobile mental health and addiction services across our county.
Navigating Hope offers on-site benefits eligibility screenings and application assistance, as well as linkage to other community services.
With NJ FamilyCare, income-eligible children under 19 can receive:
• Primary and specialty care, including check-ups and other visits • Eyeglasses • Hospitalization (both inpatient and outpatient) • Lab tests/x-rays • Prescriptions • Dental Services • Preventive Screenings • Vaccinations • Mental Health Care • Substance Use Testing and Treatment • Vision Services • Hearing Services • Lead Screening • Family Planning • Other medically necessary services
For more information on the “Cover All Kids” initiative being sponsored by NJ FamilyCare, please visit nj.gov/CoverAllKids to learn more and apply. Or call 1-800-701-0710 (TTY: 711) with questions or to apply by phone. Language translators are available.
Funding Under the Morris County Preservation Trust Now AvailableThe Morris County Office of Planning and Preservation has announced that the 2023 grant application for funding of open space projects under the Morris County Preservation Trust is now available on the Open Space Preservation ...
Funding Under the Morris County Preservation Trust Now Available
The Morris County Office of Planning and Preservation has announced that the 2023 grant application for funding of open space projects under the Morris County Preservation Trust is now available on the Open Space Preservation website.
“When you drive through Morris County, it’s easy to see why it is one of the most beautiful counties in New Jersey and a place you would choose to call home. At the same time, it is one of the most economically vibrant counties in the country, as many major corporations also choose to call our county home. Preserving open space is essential to maintaining this balance between the beauty that makes Morris County what it is, while maintaining the business footprint that helps sustain our local economy,” said Morris County Commissioner Stephen Shaw, liaison to the Office of Planning and Preservation.
The deadline for submitting open space applications and appraisals for 2023 funding is Friday, June 9, 2023.
Last year, the Morris County Board of County Commissioners approved recommendations by the county's Open Space Trust Fund Committee to award $2.13 million in preservation grants for five open space projects, totaling 34.60 acres located in five Morris County towns.
The Open Space Trust Fund, which is part of the county’s Preservation Trust Fund, has helped to preserve 17,838 acres throughout the county since 1994, using $294,557,718 generated by a preservation tax Morris County voters approved in November 1992.
“Resident tax dollars preserve open space in Morris County, which is directly evidenced by everything our county has to offer: well-maintained public infrastructure, top-rated schools,
safe neighborhoods, the best park system in the state and a vast network of hiking trails. When you consider we also have one of the lowest county tax rates in the state, the value your tax dollars provide is even more obvious,” Commissioner Shaw added.
In addition to open space projects, the county’s Preservation Trust Fund also helps finance farmland and historic preservation, county parkland acquisition, recreational trails projects, and the purchase of residential properties prone to flooding.
The review process for grant applications is handled by the Open Space Trust Fund Committee, which visits the proposed sites and makes final recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners by fall.
“Any of Morris County's 39 municipalities and qualified charitable conservancies are eligible to apply for grant funding,” said Barbara Murray, Morris County open space program coordinator.
Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Office of Planning and Preservation at 973-829-8120.
Top: Treadwell - Russia Brook Headwaters in Jefferson, part of a 2020 preservation effort.
Center Right: Bee Meadow Park in Hanover Township, approved for preservation in 2022.
Learn More About Each Farm in an Informative Online Audio and Visual Format Morris County is celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Morris County Farmland Preservation Program by launching an interactive, online story map of all 142 farms preserved over the years, offering background information, photos and geographic data on each site.“We hope Morris County residents can use this story map to see the many permanently preserved farms, which ensure that agriculture will continue to flou...
Learn More About Each Farm in an Informative Online Audio and Visual Format
Morris County is celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Morris County Farmland Preservation Program by launching an interactive, online story map of all 142 farms preserved over the years, offering background information, photos and geographic data on each site.
“We hope Morris County residents can use this story map to see the many permanently preserved farms, which ensure that agriculture will continue to flourish and contribute to the high quality of life in the Morris County,” said Joe Barilla, Director of the Morris County Office of Planning and Preservation.
The story map was created by the Office of Planning and Preservation to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the farmland grant program, which was launched in 1983 when the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders, now the Board of County Commissioners, created the Morris County Agriculture Development Board (CADB). The board was formed to oversee the preservation program, which uses grant funding to purchase development rights from willing farm owners, thereby preserving the land while allowing farmers to continue owning and operating their farms.
The Cupo Farm, a 14-acre farm in Washington Township, was the first to be preserved on Dec. 28, 1987, and the program was initially supported through capital dollars provided in the county’s annual budget. However, following a referendum overwhelmingly approved by local voters, the Morris County Open Space & Farmland Preservation Trust Fund was approved on Dec. 22, 1992, creating a dedicated funding source for farmland preservation. The program additionally uses grants received through the New Jersey Farmland Preservation Program, which is also celebrating 40 years.
“This has been an exceptionally successful and well-received program, with nearly $81 million being committed by Morris County, in addition to another $84 million funded by the state of New Jersey, to assist in the preservation of 142 farms since the inception of the program,” said Commissioner Stephen Shaw, the board liaison to the county Office of Planning and Preservation.
From the humble beginnings of preserving the 14-acre Cupo Farm, the Morris County Farmland Preservation Program has amassed permanent conservation of over 8,200 farm acres across Morris County.
“This monumental milestone marking the 40th anniversary was not achieved by one individual alone. Initial gratitude can be granted to the founding freeholders for creating this program while sincere appreciation can be given to past, present, and future Morris County employees for managing the day-to-day program operations. Without the dedication of all the serving board members, the success and continued growth of the program would not have reached its current eminence,” stated CADB Chair Dale Davis.
The farmland preservation program offers farm owners the opportunity to preserve, own, and maintain their farms with autonomy. Beyond preserving land, the program has preserved farming lifestyles, a heritage of agriculture in Morris County, conservation efforts and the future prospects for a variety of agricultural operations to continue.
The story map provides visitors a glimpse into the success of the program as well as the diverse beauty of Morris County agriculture and all it stands for: honoring sectors such as vegetable, fruit, livestock, equine, dairy, hay, grain, and greenhouse operations and conservation.
“It is not just about preserving land; it is also preserving a way of life. With this program, the farmland remains in private ownership. Many of these farms would not be able to survive as farms if not for this program,” stated Commissioner Shaw.
Information about the farmland preservation process can be found here. If you are interested in preserving your farm, please contact Katherine Coyle in the Office of Planning & Preservation at [email protected].
Top photo: Clydesdale horses are raised on 114 acres of preserved farmland at Wachtell Farm in Washington Township.
Center Left: Beef cattle graze on 184.74 acres of preserved farmland at Highland Farm in Chester Township.
Bottom Right: Aerial photo of Windfall Farm in Washington Township, where 114.5 acres have been preserved.
Bottom left: Planning and Preservation Director Joe Barilla introduces the Farmland Preservation story map at the Commissioners Public Work session.
Prudent Fiscal Management & Strong Ratable Growth Offset Rising CostsThe cost of living is up, but the Morris County Board of County Commissioners was pleased tonight to introduce a 2023 Budget with no increase in the tax rate for the fourth consecutive year, thanks to prudent fiscal management and a growing ratable base.“Without an increase in the tax rate, which is extremely important in these tough economic times, we are still delivering the same level of public services and even increasing funding...
Prudent Fiscal Management & Strong Ratable Growth Offset Rising Costs
The cost of living is up, but the Morris County Board of County Commissioners was pleased tonight to introduce a 2023 Budget with no increase in the tax rate for the fourth consecutive year, thanks to prudent fiscal management and a growing ratable base.
“Without an increase in the tax rate, which is extremely important in these tough economic times, we are still delivering the same level of public services and even increasing funding in some key areas. Morris County’s continued, strong ratable growth and our prudent financial planning make this possible, despite spikes in non-discretionary expenses such as health insurance and pension costs,” stated Commissioner Deborah Smith, Chair of the Commissioners’ Budget Committee.
The proposed $343.5 million spending plan for 2023, presented by the Budget Committee to the entire board tonight, continues to prioritize investments in public safety, infrastructure, human services, education and training, and economic development. Included in the budget is:
“Public safety is paramount in this day and age, and this budget focuses heavily on Morris County’s efforts to support and augment local emergency services and to fully fund our Sheriff and Prosecutor.” said Commissioner Director John Krickus.
The 2023 spending plan dedicates an estimated $74.6 million to public safety, which includes in part, full dispatch services to 23 municipalities and continuing daily back-up services to local Basic Life Support and Emergency Medical Service units for all 39 Morris County towns. Morris County’s Basic Life Support Emergency Medical Service Unit responded to over 3,866 Emergency calls in 2022.
“The 2023 Budget also reflects our board’s continued commitment to sensible fiscal planning and the ability to help those in the midst of uncertain times by supporting the economic engine that will sustain us. With a proposed $60.7 million fund balance, which is a $2.8 million increase over last year, we have crafted a 2023 Budget that is intent on continuing Morris County’s AAA bond rating for a 48th consecutive year,” said Commissioner Christine Myers, a member of the Budget Committee.
Morris County’s strategic planning also involved using American Rescue Plan Act funding for county investments, specifically to cover select capital expenses previously planned for 2023, 2024, and 2025, which will reduce the county’s future borrowing needs for necessary projects.
“The Preservation Trust Fund Tax, which has protected and enhanced Morris County for more than 30 years, will stay level for 2023, at 5/8 cent per $100 of total county equalized property valuation. The tax pays not only for improvements to our county parks, but also for outstanding grant programs like Farmland Preservation, Open Space Preservation, Historic Preservation, Flood Mitigation, and Trail Design and Construction,” stated Commissioner Stephen Shaw, who is Chair of the Capital Budget/Facilities Review Committee and Liaison to the Office of Planning & Preservation.
Overall, the county’s 2023 Capital Spending Plan designates approximately $25.5 million toward enhancing road resurfacing, improving intersections along the 287 miles of county roadways and replacing bridges and culverts this year. Nearly $8 million in grants will offset county costs.
Road Resurfacing Projects Include:
The Morris County Commissioners will consider adoption of the 2023 Budget at their Wednesday, March 22, 2023 meeting.
(Back row l-r) Morris County Commissioners Stephen Shaw, Deborah Smith, Doug Cabana, Tayfun Selen, Tom Mastrangelo
(Front row l-r) Morris County Commissioner Director John Krickus, Deputy Director Christine Myers