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the center for acupuncture and herbal medicineWelcome to the Center for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine. We are conveniently and centrally located in Westfield, New Jersey just one block from the center of town and backing the historic Mindowaskin Park. At the Center we offer a variety of services with flexible hours, including early mornings, mid day and evening hours. Please see below for a list of our services, office hours, downloadable forms and other information about the Center.

Available Services

  Office Hours

  • Monday: 8:30am to 7:30pm
  • Tuesday: 10:00am to 2:30pm
  • Wednesday: 8:30am to 7:30pm
  • Thursday: 2:00pm to 7:30pm
  • Friday: 8:30am to 12:30pm
  • Saturday: 8:30am to 1:00pm
  • Sunday: closed

Contemporary Oriental Medicine®

Contemporary Oriental Medicine® (COM), is a dynamic, integrated model of diagnosis and treatment based on the experience of master physicians John Shen OMD and Leon Hammer MD; it includes aspects of TCM and classical Chinese writings. COM revives forgotten patterns of Chinese Medicine, yet is an evolving Leonmedicine adapting to modern health issues. This methodology, developed by Dr Hammer, includes an in-depth diagnosis focused on Contemporary Chinese Pulse Diagnosis, and a distinctive approach to the patient’s history and experience of life. COM makes possible an individualized course of treatment by enabling the practitioner to delineate an individual from their disease. Finally, COM is a unique method of evaluating the patient’s condition, diagnosis, and intervention based on critical thinking. It leads to an organized hierarchy which identifies root causes, immediate interventions, referrals, life style counseling and treatment methods.

Classical Chinese Medicine

Classical Chinese Medicine relies on the understanding that health requires balance and the capacity to change and adapt, especially to the cycles and rhythms of nature. Failure to do so enables imbalance to set in and the ensuing disease process, which can never be separated from the uniqueness of the individual him/herself.  Classical Chinese Medicine adds exponential complexity and subtlety to the diagnoses, strategies and treatment options available.  It incorporates the full range of the meridian systems, including the sinew, divergent, luo, primary and eight extraordinary meridians.Jeffrey

Classical Pulse Diagnosis, incorporating diagnostic criteria for each of the channel systems and organ system interrelationships and directionality, the virtues of the organ systems and personality type.

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