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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 Parsippany-Troy Hills, 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 Parsippany-Troy Hills, 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
PARSIPPANY, NJ — A long-standing building in Parsippany has been torn down as part of a new construction project approved by the Parsippany-Troy Hills Planning Board last year.The building, which is located at 285 US-46 in Parsippany, was the home of the since-closed Inn Crowd, a local pub that was once beloved by the community.The property is currently being converted into a new Taco Bell location.Interested in local real estate?Subscribe to Patch's new newsletter to be the first to know about open houses, new li...
PARSIPPANY, NJ — A long-standing building in Parsippany has been torn down as part of a new construction project approved by the Parsippany-Troy Hills Planning Board last year.
The building, which is located at 285 US-46 in Parsippany, was the home of the since-closed Inn Crowd, a local pub that was once beloved by the community.
The property is currently being converted into a new Taco Bell location.
TriCore Construction, a family-operated firm with over 42 years of experience, is in charge of the construction of the project.
Last summer, the Parsippany-Troy Hills Planning Board unanimously approved the application to replace the former Inn Crowd with a Taco Bell, calling it a "very good application." The applicant was granted permission to build a 2,500-square-foot structure with 50 indoor seats, 36 parking spaces and a drive-thru lane.
James Thaon, the project's engineer, said that the goal of the development is to enhance the site and provide the community with a new "tasteful" design. As part of that goal, the application also included the addition of various shade trees in order to block out any potential light from the drive-thru and parking lot.
One of the board's main concerns was the fact that another Taco Bell is located approximately three miles west at 1560 Route 46 West. Several board members questioned whether the addition of another location so close would have a negative impact on the amount of business at the current location.
According to project planner John McDonough, because the other Taco Bell location is on the opposite side of the highway, it is not likely to affect potential business traffic.
"The brand is over on the other side of town, on the other side of the highway, so we think it makes good planning sense to provide this popular name brand on this side of town as well. I think there is a good balance here," McDonough said.
Following the full testimony, board member Nick Napolitano expressed reservations about the proximity, stating that he hoped both locations could remain open but was not confident.
The application was unanimously approved, with construction expected to begin later this year.
PARSIPPANY, NJ — Three senior STEM Pathways students from the Parsippany-Troy Hills School District formally presented their community impact projects on March 1 to receive their distinction certification.STEM Pathways is a co-curricular program that allows students to explore various areas of STEM at both Parsippany high schools. Students who complete this four-year program receive a special endorsement on their high school transcript as well as invaluable experiences.Students who earn the distinction level of the endors...
PARSIPPANY, NJ — Three senior STEM Pathways students from the Parsippany-Troy Hills School District formally presented their community impact projects on March 1 to receive their distinction certification.
STEM Pathways is a co-curricular program that allows students to explore various areas of STEM at both Parsippany high schools. Students who complete this four-year program receive a special endorsement on their high school transcript as well as invaluable experiences.
Students who earn the distinction level of the endorsement are enthusiastic students who go above and beyond the program's minimum requirements. Students must take more rigorous classes, have a higher GPA, and choose between participating in an internship or completing an impact project to receive this endorsement.
Romila Deodhar, Antara Rajgopal, and Ananya Shrivastana used the engineering and design process to investigate and create a potential solution to a problem within their local and/or global communities.
Deodhar's project addresses water scarcity caused by waste and pollution. She developed a prototype of a household water filtration system that could allow for water reuse.
Her prototype could reduce a household's annual water consumption by 30 percent by reusing household water. Deodhar's future STEM plans include attending university and majoring in biophysics with a minor in music.
Rajgopal created a website that uses computer programming, machine learning, and AI technology to aid in the identification of pneumonia in patient chest x-rays. Rajgopal's future STEM plans include attending Virginia Tech and majoring in engineering with a minor in computer science. Rajgopal also intends to expand her website to assist in the identification of additional illnesses, such as tuberculosis.
Shrivastana used computer programming to create a chatbot. Her chatbot was created to assist people by allowing them to communicate about their mental health using technology.
The chatbot can provide mental health resources to the user using AI. Shrivastana's future STEM plans include attending a university and majoring in Computer Science, as well as continuing to develop this project and her passion for mental health and wellness.
"From research to prototyping to taking courses to learn more about their particular STEM areas of interest, our Parsippany students have worked hard and put in extensive time and energy over multiple years to accomplish their goals," the Parsippany-Troy Hills School District said.
PARSIPPANY, NJ — If you haven’t already, don’t waste time making reservations if you plan to celebrate Mom with brunch at her favorite Parsippany restaurant on Mother’s Day, which falls on Sunday, May 14, this year.Local Parsippany restaurants could use the business as they continue to face economic headwinds that began with the COVID-19 pandemic.Some restaurants may be closed so their employees can support their own mothers or be pampered by their children, but here are some options:If you’...
PARSIPPANY, NJ — If you haven’t already, don’t waste time making reservations if you plan to celebrate Mom with brunch at her favorite Parsippany restaurant on Mother’s Day, which falls on Sunday, May 14, this year.
Local Parsippany restaurants could use the business as they continue to face economic headwinds that began with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Some restaurants may be closed so their employees can support their own mothers or be pampered by their children, but here are some options:
If you’re looking for something else, check OpenTable for restaurants in your area taking reservations for Mother’s Day.
Several chain restaurants and other eateries are open for Mother’s Day this year, and some are offering specials.
Below are a few options to get you started, featuring everything from casual to fine dining. As always, it’s advisable to call ahead to make sure the restaurants in the Parsippany area are participating and check for any limitations.
Applebee’s is adding a $10 bonus card to the purchase of a $50 gift card for Mother’s Day and other special occasions, including graduations and Father’s Day.
The Capital Grille opens early for Mother’s Day brunch, with seating available starting at 10 a.m. Be sure to make a reservation. The restaurant included a “polite notice” on its reservations page stating that “to better deliver on our promise of a refined atmosphere, proper dress is required.” That excludes gym attire, sweatpants, tank tops, hats, clothing with offensive language or images, and exposed undergarments.
Bonefish Grill is offering a limited-time spring menu with seasonal favorites. Be aware that some are available for dine-in only, while other orders can be picked up at the curb.
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse is opening early both May 13-14 for brunch and also has a prix fixe menu for dinner.
Seasons 52 Fresh Grill | Wine Bar is offering Mother’s Day brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is making its dinner menu available all day. It is also offering a Mother’s Day Green Box that serves six, but must be preordered.
Lo Sfizio Italian Street Food Restaurant opened this month at 77 New Road. Here's what to know.|Updated Sat, Apr 22, 2023 at 11:04 pm ETPARSIPPANY, NJ — A new family-run Italian restaurant has opened up in the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills.Managed by Josephina and Sergio Spinosa, along with their son Leo, Lo Sfizio Italian Street Food Restaurant will offer an authentic and comforting approach to Italian food at 77 New Road in Parsippany.The eatery pays homage to Josephina's family, who immigrated to Pe...
|Updated Sat, Apr 22, 2023 at 11:04 pm ET
PARSIPPANY, NJ — A new family-run Italian restaurant has opened up in the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills.
Managed by Josephina and Sergio Spinosa, along with their son Leo, Lo Sfizio Italian Street Food Restaurant will offer an authentic and comforting approach to Italian food at 77 New Road in Parsippany.
The eatery pays homage to Josephina's family, who immigrated to Pennsylvania and opened a chain of Italian restaurants and pizzerias outside of Philadelphia. "I guess you could say that working in the restaurant business is in my DNA," Josephina said.
Lo Sfizio Italian Street Food Restaurant opened on Wednesday, April 12, with an official ribbon cutting presided over by Mayor Barberio.
"I’m sure you’ll do well here in Parsippany. We have so much diversity here in Parsippany, and you're bringing an Italian street food style menu adds to our eclectic selection," Barberio said.
Josephina stated that cooking has always been a big part of her family and that it was her grandmother who passed on a love of cooking to her.
"I can still remember the smell of freshly baked bread in the kitchen coming back from school. I used to love to be in the kitchen with her and help her prepare meals. I was inspired by the way she used to turn simple ingredients into amazing dishes," Josephina said. "I was only nine years old when I decided to write down her recipes in a little red notebook, which today has become the staple of many of the Neapolitan specialties I enjoy preparing."
Lo Sfizio will honor the authentic cuisine found in Southern Italian street food, according to Josephina, who immigrated to the United States from Naples, Italy, when she was eight years old.
One of their popular menu staples is Pizzetta Montenara.
"Pizzetta Montenara is a delicious Neapolitan street food that consists of fried pizza dough topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and basil. It’s a popular dish in Naples, Italy, and has gained popularity worldwide. It was one of the first dishes to be put on the menu and it is my mother’s recipe," Josephina said.
The Spinosa family said opening Lo Sfizio in Parsippany felt like the right next step for them. "Parsippany is a thriving community with a strong economy, a mix of cultures, and plenty of attractions for residents and tourists. Being surrounded by a vibrant food scene and a supportive community gave me the confidence to turn my passion into a business."
Lo Sifizo and its staff said they are dedicated to providing a welcoming environment, a friendly face and delicious food.
One of the most important things for her, Josephina said, is "keeping in mind my nonna’s words: 'i veri ingredienti nella cucina sono amore epassione!' or 'the real ingredients in your cooking are love and passion!' Our doors are open, come and become a part of our family."
You can find out more about the restaurant on its website.
PARSIPPANY, NJ — For the first time since 2020, New Jersey's school rankings are back, showing how your local schools compare to 2,300 others across the state. The new data offers insight into how Parsippany schools compare on a statewide scale.Along with the school performance reports, which were released during the first week of April, the data shows school-by-school summative scores and ratings, which compare districts and provide a score that measures how well each school is doing in academic achievement and progress. ...
PARSIPPANY, NJ — For the first time since 2020, New Jersey's school rankings are back, showing how your local schools compare to 2,300 others across the state. The new data offers insight into how Parsippany schools compare on a statewide scale.
Along with the school performance reports, which were released during the first week of April, the data shows school-by-school summative scores and ratings, which compare districts and provide a score that measures how well each school is doing in academic achievement and progress. See all school ratings here.
The scores were established to comply with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which replaced the No Child Left Behind Act.
The state did not score schools in 2019-20 and 2020-21, because the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted state testing and New Jersey was granted a waiver from accountability-related requirements under ESSA.
In every state, ESSA requires school districts to measure student performance and develop a “State Report Card” which parents can explore online, with quantifiable measurements like a score or a letter grade for how schools are performing.
ESSA also requires states to report how much money, on average, they spend per student.
Summative scores provide a number from 1-100, and are based on factors such as graduation rates and progress in English and math. Higher scores are better, and certain schools with lower scores are put into categories for support and improvement.
Schools are compared to one another based on grade level, as well, as in the "summative ratings." For example, schools that serve high school students only are compared with one another. These are percentile ratings from 1-100, so a school with a rating closer to 100 is among the best of its peers.
Here's how Parsippany schools performed:
|School||Summative Score||Summative Ranking|
|Parsippany High School||57.10||58.06|
|Parsippany Hills High School||64.97||69.44|
|Brooklawn Middle School||48.85||47.11|
|Central Middle School||36.33||26.62|
|Eastlake Elementary School||69.05||75.84|
|Intervale Elementary School||79.17||88.78|
|Knollwood Elementary School||57.16||59.65|
|Lake Hiawatha Elementary School||39.37||31.71|
|Lake Parsippany Elementary School||79.64||89.18|
|Littleton Elementary School||50.81||49.80|
|Mount Tabor Elementary School||83.32||93.59|
|Northvail Elementary School||73.35||82.03|
|Rockaway Meadow Elementary School||49.15||47.57|
|Troy Hills Elementary School||62.08||67.20|
Here's more data on the Parsippany-Troy Hills Township School District:
How students performed on assessments:
Are students at risk?
In Parsippany, 14.9 percent of students were "chronically absent" — absent on at least 10 percent of school days. The state rate was 18.1 percent of students.
Are students graduating?
This article contains additional reporting by Michelle Rotuno-Johnson.