Acupuncture, often visualized as a therapy involving needles, is a cornerstone of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). However, it's just one facet of a broader spectrum of holistic health practices.

At Sasha Acupuncture in Montclair, New Jersey, the journey to wellness extends beyond acupuncture, incorporating other vital elements like moxibustion, cupping, and herbal medicine. This post explores these often-overlooked components, highlighting their benefits and showcasing Dr. Aleksandra Mihajlovic's multifaceted expertise.

Moxibustion: The Healing Power of Heat

Moxibustion involves burning a root of a Chinese mugwort (Artemisiae Argyi) that has a cotton-like appearance to stimulate acupuncture points and thus facilitate healing. This practice complements acupuncture by stimulating acupoints with heat as well as energetic properties of the herb to, promoting the flow of Qi (vital energy) and blood.

Benefits of Moxibustion

Boosts Circulation

It enhances blood flow, crucial for healing and overall health.

Strengthen Immune System

Studies have shown that moxibustion can increase white blood cell activity, boosting immunity.

Relieve Chronic Pain

Particularly effective in conditions like arthritis and menstrual cramps.

Reduce Stress Reduction

The warmth and energy flow can reduce stress and promote relaxation.

At Sasha Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine, Dr. Aleksandra Mihajlovic uses moxibustion to complement needle therapy, creating a synergistic effect that enhances overall treatment efficacy.

Cupping: A Suction Solution for Deep Relief

Cupping therapy involves placing cups on the skin to create suction. These cups are typically made of glass, bamboo, or silicone. The suction facilitates healing by increasing blood flow, relieving muscle tension, and improving overall circulation.

Benefits of Cupping

Pain Relief

Exceptional in managing back and neck pain, rheumatism, and migraines.


Helps in removing toxins from the body tissues.

Promote Skin Health

Enhances skin circulation, reducing scarring and inflammation.

Respiratory Relief

Useful in treating respiratory issues like asthma and bronchitis.

At Sasha Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine, we integrate cupping into treatments where appropriate, tailoring the approach to individual needs and conditions.

Herbal Medicine: Nature's Pharmacy

TCM herbal medicine involves the use of natural plants and minerals. These herbal mixtures are carefully selected and blended to address various health issues, balancing the body’s natural processes and restoring health.

Benefits of Herbal Medicine

Holistic Treatment

Addresses the root cause of ailments, not just symptoms.

Complementary to Other Therapies

Enhances the effectiveness of acupuncture and other treatments.

Personalized Formulas

Tailored to individual patient needs, ensuring maximum effectiveness.

Wide Range of Applications

Effective in treating digestive disorders, sleep disturbances, allergies, acute conditions and more.

Herbal Medicine at Sasha Acupuncture

At Sasha Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine, herbal medicine is a testament to our commitment to holistic health, offering patients a comprehensive approach to wellness.

Sasha Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine: A Beacon of Holistic Healing

In New Jersey, Sasha Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine stands as a beacon of holistic healing. The integration of acupuncture with other modalities such as moxibustion, cupping, and herbal medicine showcases their depth of expertise and dedication to providing comprehensive care.

Each patient of Dr Aleksandra Mihajlovic, DTCM receives a personalized treatment plan meticulously designed to cater to their unique health needs. This integrative approach treats existing conditions and promotes overall well-being, preventing future health issues.

Acupuncture is indeed more than just needles. It's part of a larger holistic health system that includes moxibustion, cupping, Gua Sha, Tui Na, and herbal medicine. At Sasha Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine, the fusion of these therapies offers a potent solution for those seeking a natural, comprehensive approach to health and wellness. Experience the full spectrum of holistic healing and embark on a journey to optimal health with the experts at Sasha Acupuncture.

Reclaim Your Health & Wellness

Acupuncture treatments provide many benefits beyond just pain relief for those suffering with chronic neck or back pain.