Pulse Acupuncture

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Neuro-Acupuncture Clifton

Neuro-Acupuncture in Clifton

Neuro-Acupuncture at Pulse Acupuncture combines traditional Chinese medicine and modern neurology. This treatment uses acupuncture points on the scalp and body to stimulate the nervous system, potentially alleviating symptoms of neurological disorders.

What is Neuro-Acupuncture in Clifton and how does it work?​

Neuro-Acupuncture in Clifton

Neuro-acupuncture or Neuropuncture at Pulse Acupuncture in Clifton is a special system of acupuncture that blends neuroscience, other Western medical sciences and current evidence-based acupuncture clinical research with the classical TCM acupuncture model. It targets specific receptors for the release of neuropeptides, resets dysfunctional visceral autonomic reflexes for improved organ function and depolarizes excited overstimulated nerve roots for pain management. Neuro acupuncture works by predominantly targeting and stimulating specific neuro-tissue. Theoretical nerve physiology can be applied through methods such as auricular acupuncture Clifton and a range of conditions can be treated, ranging from cervical pain to facial pain, ear pathology, eye pathology and since that pathway influences the chest, cardiac and gastric conditions can also be treated.

How does neuro-acupuncture work?

Neuro-acupuncture works by inserting a needle into a desired acupoint where there are several different peripheral afferent fibers that can be found in the area of insertion. These are the true A-delta, A-beta, and A-gamma fibers in the skin, C-fibers and II and III muscle fibers that create this neuro-network underneath the surface. Patients may report increased sensations such as pressure, tingling, radiating, spreading, heaviness, deep ache and even traveling sensations. These different sensations are directly associated with different neural tracts, with different terminal endings producing different outcomes. Also, these tiny nerve fibers get wrapped around an acupuncture needle shaft during needle stimulation and give the practitioner the “grasped” feeling. The instant an acupuncture needle is inserted, and then stimulated, an “axon reflex” occurs throughout the meshwork of surrounding nerves. This reflex results in the stimulation of specific fibers located in the terminal network of the primary nociceptive afferent A-delta fibers and II and III muscle fibers.  At the local insertion site there can be up to 15 different neurochemicals, amino acids, cellular enzymes and red and white blood cells which produce a unique healing chemical soup. This chemical soup begins to down-regulate the pain cascade, aids in reducing inflammation, starts the healing process of local and surrounding tissues, fights infections and increases local circulation.

Neuro-Acupuncture Clifton
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The transmission of pain can be understood through 3 main neural-anatomical pathways. The first nerve order begins at the location of the actual or potential tissue injury. The pain experienced begins at the local site as a result of chemicals released transmitting information electronically to the central nervous system. Locally, there are tiny nerve endings known as nociceptors. Nociceptors innervate everything from muscle, skin, and hair to tendons and ligaments, bones and viscera and transmit information to the spinal cord. The fibers all enter the spinal cord at the substantia gelatinous region of the lateral dorsal horn. This junction is where the transmission now enters the second order neuron of the pain neuroanatomical system. This junction is essential to pain transmission but also to acupuncture’s powerful neurophysiological mechanisms. The different ways of stimulating the needle are what determine the message, which is transmitted as an electrical signal into a chemical one, then back into an electrical signal to the central nervous system.

Chronic pain is complicated by chemical dependency. Recently, there has been a focused movement by the US government to reduce the number of opioid prescriptions. Auricular Electro-Acupuncture is very effective for opioid withdrawal. It is important to address the CNS when treating chronic pain. With chronic pain, the patient’s brain molds and adapts to the stress of the pain signaling and needs to be “rewired”. This includes an integrated team approach, utilizing nutrition, mind-body training (meditation, psychology, counseling) and Neuro-acupuncture protocols that address brain health and the repair of specific neurons and neurogenic systems. Therefore, it is common to treat patients every other day for several months to correct and “rewire” their nervous systems. This involves local treatment for the initial injury site, as well as focusing treatment on brain chemistry and central nervous system pathways.

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What does neuro-acupuncture treat?

Neuroacupuncture therapy treats: 

  • Pain (acute and chronic)
  • Addictions (chemical dependency)
  • Hypertension
  • Immune support
  • Infertility
  • Migraine
  • Tinnitus/hearing loss
  • Parkinson
  • Digestion/Constipation
  • Loss of Taste/Smell
  • Diabetes Mellitus type 2
  • Diabetic Neuropathy 
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Dental Analgesia
  • Energy/fatigue 
  • Bone Pain/Arthritis 

The benefits of Neuro-Acupuncture

The benefits of neurological acupuncture include:

  1. Reduce inflammation and begin repair of soft tissues, vs. strengthening soft tissues
  2. Targeting specific receptors for specific neuropeptide release
  3. Interrupt visceral dysfunctional autonomic reflexes
  4. Depolarize specific nerve pathways
  5. Ensures maximum release of endorphins for systemic pain relief
Neuro Acupuncture Therapy in Clifton

Neuro-Acupuncture in Clifton, NJ

Neuro Acupuncture Therapy Clifton

At Pulse Acupuncture we use modern acupuncture protocols designed by the Neuropuncture Program that was developed through years of scientific research and study of scalp acupuncture systems, auricular systems, e-stim medical devices. Marina Doktorman combines these modern techniques to assess and successfully treat various conditions.

What conditions can you treat with Acupuncture at Pulse Acupuncture in Clifton, NJ?

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

Pain management

Digestive Symptoms

Women/Men Health

  • Hormonal imbalance
  • PCOS
  • UTIs
  • Frequent urination
  • PMS
  • Infertility
  • Erectile Dysfunction

Pregnancy Support

  • Miscarriage prevention
  • Nausea
  • Baby health


  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma Healing
  • Insomnia



  • Acne
  • Eczema
  • Dermatitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Lichen Sclerosis
  • Herpes


  • Cancer support
  • Weight loss
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Detox
  • Tinnitus
  • Long Covid 19 symptoms
Marina Doktorman
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About the Practitioner

Marina Doktorman was born in Ukraine and immigrated to United States at the age of 15. She received her B.A. degree in Psychology from Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY in 1997. Marina Doktorman, L.Ac, Dipl.Ac., is a nationally board certified acupuncturist since 2001 and licensed in NY and NJ states. She first worked in NYC in a multi-specialty clinic before establishing her private practice in 2005, in Clifton, NJ.

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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
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Cosmetic Acupuncture:

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


Follow-Up visits:


Herbal Consultation:


We accept:

Neuro-Acupuncture Testimonials in Clifton

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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.

Neuro-Acupuncture in Clifton - FAQ

Neuro-acupuncture is a blend of traditional acupuncture techniques and neuroscience. It involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points in the scalp that are believed to correspond to different parts of the brain or nervous system. The theory behind this approach is that the needles can stimulate neural activity in these areas, modulating the function of certain neural pathways, thereby helping to alleviate symptoms related to various neurological conditions. The practitioner may also employ electrical stimulation to the needles to enhance the effect.
The number of neuro-acupuncture sessions needed can vary widely depending on the individual’s specific condition, its severity, and their response to treatment. In general, however, patients might start noticing improvements after 5 to 10 sessions. For chronic or more severe conditions, a course of treatment could include 15-20 sessions or more. Regular reassessments will be made by the practitioner to monitor progress and adjust the treatment plan as necessary. It’s important to note that every patient is unique, and therefore treatment plans are highly individualized.
Neuro-acupuncture can provide a wide range of benefits, especially for those suffering from neurological and neuromuscular disorders. It has been reported to help reduce pain, improve mobility, enhance mood, reduce spasms, and improve overall quality of life. Specific conditions it can potentially treat include stroke, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, neuropathy, and certain types of seizures. Moreover, as a non-pharmacological intervention, it provides a treatment option that can be used alongside conventional therapies, often with fewer side effects. As with any treatment, results can vary, and it’s important to discuss potential benefits and risks with a qualified healthcare provider.

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