Pulse Acupuncture

Pulse Acupuncture

Pulse Acupuncture in Clifton

Pulse Acupuncture in Clifton

Acupuncture therapy at Pulse Acupuncture Center, in the Clifton, NJ offers unique combination of various acupuncture styles for healing on all levels: emotional, spiritual and physical by integrating ancient wisdom of energy healing with modern acupuncture techniques developed and perfected throughout 20 years of clinical experience and postgraduate studies with the most esteemed masters in the field.

Why Pulse Acupuncture?


Marina Doktorman, L.Ac. has over 20 years of clinical experience, integrating different acupuncture styles with Chinese Medicine Modalities to deliver the most effective treatment strategies for fast pain relief, stress management, depression, women’s health. Marina takes an individual approach to each treatment to promote whole body balance and optimal health.


At Pulse Acupuncture, we aim to cultivate a spa-like environment. Clients can feel right at home with comfortable wide massage tables, sanitized surfaces, calming décor, far-infrared massage warmer pads and heat packs, herbal ointments after treatments and aromatherapy for deeper relaxation.


All of our needles are of the highest quality for painless insertion. For more sensitive patients, we offer needle-less acupuncture consisting of acupressure, massage, or electrical frequency stimulation of points using a Pointselect Pro auriculotherapy device.


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About the Clinic

Our practice has grown in Clifton community since 2004. A second location was opened in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY in March of 2023. The treatment will begin after a detailed evaluation by going over your health concerns and history, reviewing your labs, x-rays, MRIs and performing orthopedic testing as needed. During the evaluation, an examination of your tongue and radial wrist pulses will be taken. This is principal diagnostic method in Traditional Chinese Medicine. The pulses, and tongue’s body, including color, shape, tongue’s coating provide valuable information about the condition of person’s health. Once the diagnosis is being established, a treatment will be created to correct your pattern of imbalance. Acupuncture and other modalities will be part of your ongoing treatment plan which will also include a discussion on lifestyle changes, diet, exercise to help you restore your health and stay healthy. The treatment lasts one hour. Essential oils, cupping, Gua-sha, light massage, infra-red light therapy and onnetsu therapy will be included within each acupuncture session.

In the human body, Qi manifests in several different ways. Qi is a kind of bioelectrical force that flows throughout the body, carried by an extensive network of 14 channels called “meridians”. These meridians are invisible to the naked eye, yet they have been mapped out over the course of thousands of years of observation and experimentation by TCM acupuncture physicians. As electrical energy flows from one place to the other, it encounters resistance that builds up from the channels it’s flowing through. When a metal needle which is an excellent conductor of electricity, inserted into an acupuncture point, a resistance is decreased promoting the flow of energy along that meridian. Since the meridian connects a whole series of tissues and organs, an acupuncture point on the leg or arm can regulate the energy through different organs. The meridian pathway flows to provide nourishment to every cell, organ, gland, muscle and tissue in the body. TCM Acupuncture is painless, utilizing thin, hair-like needles that are placed at strategic energetic points to activate natural, self-healing abilities of the body. Acupuncture points along the affected meridians will correct the normal flow of Qi and will restore your health and balance.

About Pulse Acupunсture

About Acupunсture
At Pulse Acupuncture we offer unique modalities and treatments, true gems which were collected from extensive trainings in Asia and Europe and perfected over years of practice. It is not just TCM acupuncture but variety of different acupuncture styles from Esoteric Acupuncture to Dr. Tang’s Balance Method, New Yamomoto Scalp Acupuncture, German Auricular Acupuncture. There is integration of Onnetsu Far-Infrared light therapy and Red-Light Therapy within each acupuncture experience. Gua-Sha treatments, Hot Stones and Highest Grade Moxa treatments as well as Herbal Ointments are offered at each session.

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More than just Pulse Acupuncture

“Wellness and Health is a broad topic that includes everything from physical fitness to mental and emotional well-being. It also encompasses topics like nutrition, stress management and disease prevention."
Marina Doktorman, L.Ac.

Esoteric Acupuncture

Pulse Acupuncture is a Healing Center where each treatment is designed to facilitate a comprehensive care plan by blending advanced acupuncture techniques with other effective therapeutic modalities for mind, body and spirit. Our services include holistic practices for physical and emotional balance: whole body approach that aims at root cause and not masking the symptoms.

More than just Pulse Acupuncture

“Wellness and Health is a broad topic that includes everything from physical fitness to mental and emotional well-being. It also encompasses topics like nutrition, stress management and disease prevention."
Marina Doktorman, L.Ac.

Esoteric Acupuncture

Pulse Acupuncture is a Healing Center where each treatment is designed to facilitate a comprehensive care plan by blending advanced acupuncture techniques with other effective therapeutic modalities for mind, body and spirit. Our services include holistic practices for physical and emotional balance: whole body approach that aims at root cause and not masking the symptoms.

Treatable Conditions

The World Health Organization currently lists a variety of diseases, symptoms of diseases, or conditions that benefit through treatment from acupuncture. These include:


  • Acute/Chronic Pain
  • Back/Neck/Shoulder/Knee Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Numbness/Foot pain due to Neuropathy
  • Arthritis
  • Joint pain/Stiffness
  • Plantar fasciitis


  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Emphysema
  • Sinusitis
  • Common Cold/Flu


  • Acid Reflux
  • Diarrhea/Constipation
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Bloating/Nausea/Vomiting
  • Weight Gain/Bloating
  • Crohn’s disease


  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Water Retention
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Urination Problems


  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Water Retention
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Urination Problems


  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Infertility
  • Lichen Sclerosis
  • PCOS
  • Adrenal Exhaustion


  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mood Swings


  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Infertility
  • Lichen Sclerosis
  • PCOS
  • Adrenal Exhaustion


  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mood Swings


  • Acne
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Warts
  • Lichen Planus
  • Herpes Simplex


  • Stop Smoking
  • Weight Loss
  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid (Underactive)
  • Low Energy
  • Immune Deficiency
  • Chemo Support
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Bell’s Palsy

Pulse Acupuncture Clifton Testimonials

Pulse Acupuncture
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Raymond MullerRaymond Muller
18:56 20 Aug 23
Marina/ Pulse Acupuncture has been a tremendous help before my spinal surgery - and after my surgery -Marina greatly assisted me during my painful days before my knee replacement surgery. Her care has been a huge boost to my quality of life. She is a dedicated and caring acupuncturist with amazing fondness for all her patients. Her care has made a tremendous difference within my entire quality of life .
Soloman McDermottSoloman McDermott
19:34 24 Jul 23
Dear Dr.Marina Doktorman,I hope this message finds you well! I am writing to express my deepest gratitude for the incredible impact your acupuncture sessions have had on my life. Your expertise and care have helped me find relief and healing in ways I never thought possible.When I first sought acupuncture, I was struggling with a combination of issues that affected my overall well-being. Chronic back pain was causing constant discomfort, and my restless nights were dominated by persistent night sweats. Additionally, I was battling frustrating skin issues that seemed to resist all other forms of treatment.From the very first session, I knew I was in good hands. Your thorough understanding of my concerns and willingness to explain the acupuncture process put me at ease. The ambiance of your clinic created a serene and comforting space, setting the tone for a transformative healing journey.What amazed me most was the efficacy of acupuncture in addressing my various health challenges. The impact on my sleep was nothing short of miraculous. After a few sessions, I began experiencing deep, uninterrupted sleep, waking up refreshed and energized—a change I had been longing for, but never found through other methods.Furthermore, the improvement in my skin condition was remarkable. Acupuncture seemed to trigger a healing response, and gradually, my skin issues started to fade away. I couldn't believe the visible transformation, and it did wonders for my self-confidence.As for the night sweats and back pain, they became less frequent and intense with each session. Your targeted approach and skillful needle placement directly addressed the root causes of my discomfort, providing much-needed relief and easing the burdens I had carried for far too long.I cannot stress enough how appreciative I am for the positive impact you've had on my life. Your dedication to helping your patients achieve better health and well-being is truly commendable. I wholeheartedly recommend your services to anyone seeking holistic and effective solutions to their health issues.Once again, thank you for your expertise, kindness, and genuine care. You have not only been my acupuncturist but also a catalyst for transformative change in my life. I am forever grateful for the healing journey we embarked on together.Thank you Dr. Marina Doktorman! Special shoutout to Olga for being so welcoming!
Vanessa PVanessa P
20:46 21 Jul 23
Marina is amazing! She truly understands what she’s doing and how to help. I had terrible back pain and sciatica when I was pregnant to the point that I wasn’t sleeping at night. She was able to provide me relief. I felt like a new person walking out of her office.
Jose CastroJose Castro
16:34 21 Jul 23
Today I try the new machine which make me feel into a deep sleep... it was so relaxing!! I felt like my inner soul was moving up and down while I felt rejuvenate.. I recommend this type of treatment if you feel tired, tense, stress, and/or low in energy. You need to experience yourselves 🫶🏻
james zhangjames zhang
00:43 19 Jul 23
Dr. Marina is so professional and gentle. My back pain got a lot better after treatments. It’s so relaxed and pleasure of visiting Pulse Acupuncture. Perfect experience:)
t lauriet laurie
10:38 18 Jul 23
Marina is an amazing acupuncturist she is very knowledgeable listens to your needs and provide excellent services. I always feel great after a treatment. Overall it is a clean, cozy and great place that offers top of the line services.
Teresa LaurieTeresa Laurie
10:03 18 Jul 23
Marina is an amazing acupuncturist she is very knowledgeable and provide excellent services. I always feel great after being treated. Overall it is a clean and comfortable place that offers great services.
E M (E)E M (E)
01:29 30 Jun 23
M.D., the acupuncturist is one of a kind! I’ve been to several people and she is outstanding. She’s kind, thorough, professional and never makes you feel hurried. Her technique is wonderful and effective. She talks to you & explains carefully what she is looking to achieve. She doesn’t mind going the extra mile to assist you with your issue. I also appreciate that she is always professionally developing her craft. She is constantly learning new methods & techniques that she studies, sometimes here, sometimes abroad. I highly recommend Marina Doctorman as a first class acupuncturist, plus!! E.M.
Sergiy GusakSergiy Gusak
11:15 25 Jun 23
Dr. Marina helps me with my neck pain, she is a very professional acupuncture specialist who will pay attention to all your health complaints. It was my first experience with acupuncture and i was a little skeptical from the beginning but now definitely can recommend it.
16:08 20 Jun 23
I recently had the pleasure of visiting Pulse Acupuncture, and I have to say, it was absolutely amazing! Marina, the acupuncturist, is simply fantastic at what she does. She has a great sense of intuition and really takes her time to provide the best treatment possible.Marina's skills in acupuncture are exceptional. She genuinely listens to your concerns and customizes the sessions to address your specific needs. Her gentle and precise technique ensures a comfortable experience, and the results are remarkable. I felt the positive effects almost instantly, and I have been regularly visiting to maintain my overall health.The team at Pulse Acupuncture are professional, friendly, and create a welcoming atmosphere. From the moment I stepped in, I was greeted with a warm smile and made to feel right at home. They are knowledgeable and always ready to answer any questions I have. The office itself is a peaceful and serene space, which adds to the overall relaxation and healing experience.I can't recommend Pulse Acupuncture enough. Marina's expertise, combined with the welcoming and caring staff, guarantees an outstanding experience. I am truly grateful for the positive impact Marina has had on my health, and I will continue to have regular sessions to maintain my well-being. Thank you, Pulse Acupuncture, for providing such exceptional service!
Cecilia McClendonCecilia McClendon
14:39 20 Jun 23
Marina, takes great care of my aches, shevoffers cupping and Accupuncture that provide me with tremendous relief. My only place for alternative medicine. Strongly suggest her practice. She is gentle, thorough and highly qualified. She checks everything and gets me in line. Keeping my Chakra perfect.
14:36 02 Jun 23
Dr. Marina is the best because she listens. She has helped me with my bell's palsy, my shoulder which has 3 tears in it, and my knees. I thank her every visit for keeping me upright. Lol.
Dolly CovarrubiasDolly Covarrubias
20:43 21 Apr 23
Great experience!Dr Marina makes me feel so relaxed and my pain is gone.My knees, my back thank her too.I can live with no meds
Alvaro CovarrubiasAlvaro Covarrubias
18:59 21 Apr 23
I've had gteat experience with Acupuncture at Pulse Acupuncture since I've been coming here with various problems such as anxiety, sciatica, neck, allergies and muscle aches and headaches. My health has improved after treatments greatly! It's helping with my allergies tremendously. I would like to recommend Pukse Acupuncture and Marina Doktorman to anybody because it works and it's natural.
Excel AlwaysExcel Always
14:54 19 Jan 23
This place is awesome! Such a relaxing experience. Marina addresses all my concerns and always makes me feel comfortable. The treatments I received here have solved several of my health issues in just a few sessions after years of OTC medication. I would definitely recommend Pulse for serious health concerns and even if you just want some stress relief or add a new beauty treatment to your regimen! A+ for Marina Doktorman.
Alyssa CohenAlyssa Cohen
01:09 17 Jan 23
Receiving treatments with Marina has been amazing! She is very attentive and intuitive - and the atmosphere is calm, inviting, and relaxing. I walk away from every visit feeling like I just left the spa even though it was more an investment into my health.
Gerri GucciardoGerri Gucciardo
14:54 13 Jan 23
I really enjoy my visits with Marina.The acupuncture has helped with my acid reflux. She also does the hot rocks and cupping that has helped me immensely.
Kevon WrightKevon Wright
01:06 11 Jan 23
Marina is amazing, she listens to the issues you tell her and she is able to apply proper treatment, i have been going there for several months and honestly since i have been going to her all of my issues has been resolved she is by far the best and would highly recommend everyone to her really nice staff and a clean and tranquil setting you will not be dissapointed.
05:20 03 Dec 20
I was a patient of Marina Doktorma for about two weeks (October/November 2020), receiving acupuncture treatments for lower back and knee pain. Marina is a true professional. Before beginning each treatment, she explained the treatment options and made sure that I was well informed and comfortable before beginning. She was very gentle as she administered the treatments, (I feel asleep a few times) communicating with me throughout the process. In addition to the premise being very clean, relaxing music made for a very calming experience. Without hesitation, I would return for future treatments if the pain returns. Kenny.
Haifa ZahroonHaifa Zahroon
01:24 10 Mar 20
I have been seeing Marina for more than 6 years, she is an amazing Acupuncturist. She study and give every case special attention.I have tried other acupuncturist before but no one measured to Marina.She got me through back and neck unbearable pain and forever I’m grateful.I do recommend everyone to go and see for themselves how amazing her techniques.

Price List

Prices for Clifton

First visit: (includes evaluation, cupping, onnetsu therapy, massage):


Follow-up acupuncture visit (includes cupping, onnetsu therapy, massage)


Package of 5 visits:



Package of 10 visits:



Package of 20 visits:





Cupping (without acupuncture)


Onnetsu Therapy (without acupuncture) 15 min:


Dome Fir-Light
(only for Clifton location)


Cosmetic Acupuncture:

First visit: evaluation, acupuncture, serum, moisturizing
cream, gua-sha fascial massage, Celluma Red Light Therapy:


Follow-Up visits:


Herbal Consultation:


We accept:

Our Insurance partners

United Healthcare
Clover Health

Workers' Compensation

PIP Personal Injury Auto-insurance Protection Plan

Pulse Acupuncture in Clifton - FAQ

Acupuncture is used to treat a wide range of health conditions. It’s often used for pain relief, including for conditions like headaches, low back pain, and osteoarthritis. It can also be beneficial for managing symptoms of nausea and vomiting, especially related to chemotherapy. Other conditions it may help include insomnia, depression, anxiety, infertility, and certain digestive disorders. However, it’s important to discuss your specific health concerns with a healthcare provider in Clifton.
Before an acupuncture session, it’s recommended to have a light meal and be well-hydrated. Avoid vigorous activity immediately before your session. Wear loose, comfortable clothing that will allow the acupuncturist easy access to various acupuncture points in Clifton.
After an acupuncture session, most people report feeling relaxed and calm in Clifton. Depending on the condition being treated, you may also notice an improvement in symptoms. Occasionally, people feel a temporary increase in symptoms or a sense of tiredness. These reactions are generally short-lived. It’s recommended to take it easy and avoid strenuous activities for a few hours after acupuncture to allow the body to adjust.

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