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About Shara Resende

Shara specializes in acupuncture therapy for pain management of acute or chronic pain. Acupuncture is a safe and minimally invasive therapy that helps many different conditions. She has treated many cases of pain related to the neck and back due to degenerative changes or injury, pain due arthtritis, pain in the muscles, pain due to nerve damage and pain related to headaches or migraines. She has a lot of success in reducing severity and frequency of symptoms. In addition to acupuncture she will often advise patients about supplemental, herbal and nutritional changes that can help enhance treatments. If you have specific questions please email her via acufinder or at [email protected].

"It is important to me that patients have the proper education and information about all avenues of healing. I am passionate about the practice of traditional chinese medicine and enjoy talking with others about it. I enjoy working with other practitioners to help find the best solution for my patients." -Shara

Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can treat so much more than just pain. She has dedicated her time to understanding and treating many disorders and imbalances in the body including diabetes, insomnia, obesity, anxiety, irritable bowel syndrome, psoriasis, acne, PMS and infertility. All of which respond favorably to treatment with chinese medicine.


Shara Resende, L.Ac. is a graduate of Rutgers University with a Bachelor degree in Biology and of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (NY) with a Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine. She is a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine and nationally certified in acupuncture and Chinese herbology with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and certified in clean needle technique with the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She is licensed for Acupuncture in the State of New Jersey.

Her treatments focus on the integration of alternative medicine with standard care. She is currently working with doctors at Westfield Health and Rehabilition to achieve optimal patient care by incorporating holistic medicine into treatment plans.

She has spent time in Beijing, China learning with masters and doctors of Chinese medicine. Her experience visiting multiple hospitals and assisting in the treatment and care of patients in China has greatly contributed to her practice. She helped manage patients with many disorders including stoke, hemiplegia, facial paralysis, herpes zoster and others.

Languages Spoken English

School Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Rutgers University

Degree Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine, Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences

Treatment Techniques

Acupressure Acupuncture Certified by NCCAOM for Chinese Herbology Cupping Gua Sha Herbology NADA (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association)

Areas of Expertise

Allergies Asthma Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Diabetes Fibromyalgia Gastrointestinal Disorders Headaches/Migraines Hypertension Immune Disorders Infertility Insomnia Menstrual Disorders Musculoskeletal Disorders Nutrition Obstetrics & Gynecology Oncology Support Orthopedics Pain Management Pediatrics Smoking Sports Medicine Stress/Anxiety Weight Reduction Women's Health

Styles of Acupuncture

Auricular Acupuncture Five-Element Acupuncture Scalp Acupuncture Traditional Chinese Acupuncture


Additional Memberships

  • Insurance Accepted - call office for details

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Q: I always crave sweets and chocolate while my husband will always choose salty foods like potato chips over candy. Why do we crave certain flavors and what does it mean from a Chinese medicine point-of-view?

A: Acufinder Poll Results, Spring 2006What flavor do you crave, most often?Sweet (941 votes) - 60.59%Salty (405 votes) - 26.08%Sour (56 votes) ... Read More