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2012 Press Releases

For Immediate Release

Englewood Hospital’s New Acupuncturist Offers Ancient Healing Practice

Englewood, NJ, January 19, 2012 – Alexander (Al) Krych, L.Ac., has joined Englewood Hospital and Medical Center’s Center for Integrative Healing as acupuncturist.  Krych specializes in internationally renowned Kiiko Matsumoto’s Kiiko Style Acupuncture and Dr. Zhi Liang Huo’s Qi Gong 5 Needle Scalp Acupuncture, a technique used in treating Parkinson’s and neurological syndromes.

“Acupuncture helps relieve many types of chronic and acute disorders and has proven to be quite beneficial for patients who do not respond to traditional treatment or medication,” said Julie Taw, MD, Medical Director of The Center for Integrative Healing at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center.  “We’re pleased to offer our patients both conventional and integrative therapies to provide a personalized healing plan that is patient centered and supported by scientific research.”

Krych brings thirty years of experience in the health and wellness field. He has experience treating chronic and acute conditions ranging from neck and back pain syndromes to fertility and post stroke integrative rehabilitation.  Additionally, he is internationally certified in movement methods including Tai Chi, Qigong and Tao Revitalization methods for health and longevity as well as Shiatsu and Tuina massages.

Krych is a graduate of the Eastern School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Montclair, NJ, and has training in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Five Element, Scalp Acupuncture, Auriotherapy, and Kiiko Matsumoto Japanese Style Acupuncture. 

About Acupuncture

Acupuncture is among the oldest healing practices in the world.  It aims to restore and maintain health and well-being through the stimulation of specific points on the body by penetrating the skin with hair-thin, metallic needles.

Originating in China more than 2,000 years ago, research has shown that acupuncture releases endorphins that inhibit pain, regulates the body’s endocrine functions, increases circulation, and enhances the body’s immune function.  The World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture as effective therapy for over 50 major conditions including: 

  • Chronic pain disorders

  • Autoimmune disorders

  • Stress-related disorders

  • Disorders of muscles, joints, bones and nervous system such as: arthritis, neuralgia,

    migraine headaches, insomnia, dizziness, sciatica, and back, neck and shoulder pain.

  • Gynecological disorders such as: irregular, heavy or painful periods, premenstrual

    syndrome, menopausal symptoms, infertility.

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia

  • Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat disorders such as: cataracts, poor vision, toothache,

    gingivitis, tinnitus

  • Gastrointestinal disorders such as: food allergies, peptic ulcer, constipation, chronic

    diarrhea, indigestion, anorexia, gastritis, and irritable bowel syndrome

  • Respiratory disorders such as: asthma, bronchitis, common cold, sinusitis, smoking

    cessation, tonsillitis

  • Emotional Disorders such as:  anxiety, depression, insomnia, nervousness, neurosis.

For more information or to schedule an acupuncture appointment, call 201-894-3830.

About The Center for Integrative Healing at Englewood Hospital 

Integrative medicine is a term that emphasizes the combination of both conventional and complementary approaches to health and illness that address the mind, body, and spirit.

Julie Taw, MD, Medical Director of The Center for Integrative Healing, provides consultations that combines a range of therapies to provide patients with an integrative plan. This approach is especially beneficial for chronic and complex medical conditions. 

Dr. Taw is trained in both conventional and integrative therapies, and will provide a personalized healing plan that is patient centered and supported by scientific evidence. She will work in conjunction with your primary care physician to create an integrated healing plan.

Integrative Therapies offered at Englewood Hospital include:

  • Acupuncture

  • Holistic Nutrition Counseling

  • Holistic Weight Management

  • Integrative Medicine Consultation

  • Mind-Body Fitness Movement Therapies

  • Mind-Body Stress Management

  • Prepare for Surgery Using Guided Imagery

  • Therapeutic Massage

  • Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong and various health and wellness workshops

For more information, visit www.englewoodhospital.com, or call 201-894-3767.

About Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center provides the highest level of compassionate, patient care and safety through a broad range of advanced clinical programs, treatments and diagnostic services. It is renowned for its bloodless medicine and surgery program, cardiac and vascular programs and its leadership in breast care, oncology and joint replacement services. Through its affiliation with the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the Mount Sinai Consortium for Graduate Medical Education, this acute-care and community teaching hospital trains medical residents in many disciplines, including internal medicine, critical care medicine, surgery, pediatrics, podiatry, and pathology.  Its Vascular Fellowship Program has trained a generation of world-class vascular surgeons.  Additionally, many members of Englewood Hospital’s medical staff serve as faculty at Mount Sinai. Englewood Hospital has earned numerous accreditations from the Joint Commission and other organizations and is among the four percent of hospitals nationwide honored with the prestigious Magnet nursing award, a distinction that has been earned three times by its nursing staff.