Originated in China, acupuncture is among the oldest healing systems in the world. Its main goal is to restore your body’s balance and improve your overall health. Many people see acupuncture as an “alternative medicine,” something to try when nothing else has worked. At Paramus Medical and Sports Rehabilitation Center, we see acupuncture in a different light. We believe that, combined with other types of treatment, acupuncture can compliment and magnify your results with our physical therapy team, chiropractic team or massage therapy team.

Acupuncture treatments involve the insertion of hair-thin pins just below the skin, placed in very specific points to generate energies and connections throughout the body. The energies produced activate responses in your body’s immune, circulatory, nervous and endocrine systems, and help the body to heal internally. Learn more about acupuncture.

There is minimal risk of injury and virtually no side effects when administered properly. The needles are sterile, regulated by the FDA, and used only once. All of the acupuncturists who work at Paramus Medical and Sports Rehabilitation Center are licensed by the New Jersey State Medical Board to practice in-state, and are certified by a national board.

For most patients, acupuncture is a painless, comforting and restorative form of therapy. Acupuncture should never be painful, but the patient will have some sensation that is indicative of a therapeutic response.

The certified acupuncturists at Paramus Medical and Sports Rehabilitation Center are highly skilled and deliver expert care when you need it the most. See below for information on our acupuncturists:

Matthew Fellner

Department Supervisor

MatthewMatthew Fellner is an NCCAOM nationally certified and New Jersey state licensed acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist. He has been with our practice since 2008 and currently heads the acupuncture department. Mr. Fellner earned his Master’s degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in 2006 with nearly 4,000 clinical hours of training. In addition to his background in traditional Chinese acupuncture and herbology, Mr. Fellner has extensive experience in teaching meditation, Ch’i Kung, and Chinese martial arts. Mr. Fellner is a passionate advocate of the integration of complementary and western medicine, and has lectured extensively about the topic throughout the area, including at Hackensack University Hospital and Valley Hospital.

Karen Zuidema, PhD, Lac

KarenDr. Karen Zuidema joined Paramus Medical and Sports Rehabilitation Center in 2010. She is NCCAOM-certified, a New Jersey-licensed acupuncturist and holds a national certification in Oriental Medicine. Dr. Zuidema earned a Bachelor of Arts from Empire State College, a PhD in Holistic Nutrition from The American College of Holistic Nutrition, an N.D. from the College of Natural Medicine, in Montreal, QC, Canada. She also recently received a doctorate in Oriental Medicine specializing in Reproductive Health.

Dr. Zuidema treats a variety of symptoms, and specializes in Fertility, Auto-immune-related diseases, pain management, and is NAET certified to treat Allergies and Asthma.

Michele Finley, Lac., RN

Natinoal Board Certified in Acupuncture (NCCAOM) and Registered Nurse Licensed in New Jersey and New York State

MicheleMichele Finley holds a Masters of Science level in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from the Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine, and is a Diplomate in Acupuncture issued by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She also holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing and has been active in the field of medicine and wellness her entire professional life.

Her background as a Registered Nurse with many years experience in the Critical Care setting in several major New York City hospitals has provided her the opportunity to integrate that knowledge with her training as a practitioner of Traditional Eastern Medicine. She focuses on treating patients with acupuncture combined with electrical stimulation for chronic and acute pain, stress management, and weight loss – just to name a few.

Michele’s lifelong vocation to the healing arts has extended into her commitment to community service as an educator and frequent presenter on a variety of health and wellness topics. Additionally, she is an active member in good standing with the International Relief Effort of Acupuncturists Without Borders. She has trained extensively for this humanitarian effort to provide immediate relief and recovery to communities in crisis from disaster, a skill set that proved exceptionally helpful in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

Jin Hyun Park, MS, MSTOM, Lac

National Board Certified in Acupuncture (NCCAOM) and Herbalist
Licensed in New Jersey and New York State

JinJin Hyun Park has a Master of Science in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York City, as well as, a Bachelor of Science in Horticultural Science and a Master of Science in Genetic Engineering from Seoul National University in Korea.

She trained for over four years in the Pacific College Clinic. Jin Hyun had the privilege of interning with prominent Chinese practitioners: Dr. Roger Tsao, Dr. GuiDan Bai, and Dr. Helen Zhang. Jin Hyun also interned at the New York University Langone Medical Center’s Hospital for Joint Disease. She primarily treated patients diagnosed with joint disease and disabilities. While attending New York University Langone Medical Center, Jin Hyun witnessed very positive results utilizing acupuncture treatments on patients suffering from a wide variety of joint disease.

She believes in the balancing of Yin-Yang, as well as, focusing on the Five Elements Theory (Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water) and utilizing Korean 4 Points. In combination, Jin has personally found her patients to benefit from these methods, specializing in pain management. Jin Hyun is a dedicated professional with the goal of enhancing the health and well-being for each patient she treats with the highest quality of care. Currently, she is the Executive Secretary of KAOMANY (Korean Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Association of New York).

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