Shannon DiCarlo
Acupuncturist, RN, LAc, DAOM Verified
Office is near:
Totowa, NJ 07502
As an RN and a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, my passion is combining my knowledge of western medicine with my extensive training in Eastern Medicine to offer my patients a truly integrative approach to health. Through Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine modalities, patients soon discover that both recent and long-standing issues such as pain, digestive disorders, emotional issues, insomnia, infertility, auto-immune disease and more can be treated naturally and effectively. I am a Certified Chinese Herbalist and can prescribe natural herbs to treat a variety of symptoms.
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Office is near:
Totowa, NJ 07502
As an RN and a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, my passion is combining my knowledge of western medicine with my extensive training in Eastern Medicine to offer my patients a truly integrative approach to health. Through Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine modalities, patients soon discover that both recent and long-standing issues such as pain, digestive disorders, emotional issues, insomnia, infertility, auto-immune disease and more can be treated naturally and effectively. I am a Certified Chinese Herbalist and can prescribe natural herbs to treat a variety of symptoms.

Acupuncture in Totowa - is it right for me?
Acupuncture is based on the concepts of oriental medicine or traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and is one of the oldest healing practices in the world. Totowa acupuncturists are health care professionals who evaluate and treat the many conditions, aches and pains that respond to acupuncture.

Acupuncturists insert very fine acupuncture needles into the body. The purpose of the needles is to stimulate acupuncture points or meridians. The needles do not inject any substance into your body and are so fine as to be virtually impossible to feel. In some cases, acupuncture may be accompanied by electrical stimulation or the burning of moxa, a form of heat therapy. Or use acupressure, where physical pressure is applied by hand or elbow to trigger points with the aim of clearing blockages in these meridians.

'Accupuncture' and 'Accupuncturist' are common mis-spellings.
Credentials for Totowa licensed acupuncturists?
A licensed acupuncturist in Totowa needs a minimum of two years college education and must complete three years of professional training and pass the State's approved licensing examination. The three year program includes both theory and hands-on clinical practice. Most States' professional training programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) and by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).