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Eleonora Bowers: Acupuncture as a First Resort for

Health by Karen Adams

Eleonora Bowers, acupuncturist and herbalist

hen Eleonora Bowers experienced a hip injury in her 20s, the only thing that made the pain go away was acupuncture. “I went through all the channels, my traditional doctor and physical therapy, and it was acupuncture that finally made the difference,” she recalls. “Like so many people, I tried it as a last effort, based on a friend’s recommendation. It was the only thing that healed me.”


Before opening her business in Secaucus, the New Jersey native was an officer in the U.S. Navy. She was ul- timately drawn to the field because during her hip treat- ment, her practitioner evaluated her entire well-being instead of just the injury. “Acupuncturists always try to find a root cause and treat that,” she says. She began studying in earnest in 2007 and two years ago became a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist her- self. Although she sees many people for pain manage- ment she emphasizes that Chinese medicine is excellent for all types of disorders. “It really shines in helping with gynecological/fertility, respiratory and digestive issues, and it’s excellent for stress management and addiction, especially smoking,” she says.

She describes one patient in her 80s, a cancer survi- vor that had smoked since her teens. “Then one day she decided to quit and she came in, and I assisted her in do- ing that,” Bowers says. “I say ‘assisting’ because the body is powerful and can heal itself,” she explains. “That’s what

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we do. We support the body in its healing process.” She helps many patients with digestive issues, such as irritable bowel syndrome, diverticulitis and Crohn’s disease. “Sometimes it will involve acupuncture, some- times herbal formulas, and always lifestyle and diet,” she says. “Diet is so important. We are what we eat, and food can be your medicine, but it can also be your poison, depending on your individual case.”

She reminds readers that this medicine is not new; it’s been around for 3,000 years and is a tried-and-true methodology for treating people. A believer in the power of integrative medicine, she encourages her patients to see their regular doctors as well, in order to get the most out of their health care.

“This work is so rewarding,” Bowers says. “I’ve al- ways wanted to help people and it’s so nice to see peo- ple get better, especially when they come to me as a last resort, just as I did way back when.”

Holiday Special: Eleonora Bowers is offering 15 percent off acupuncture facelift packages purchased in December.

Eleonora Bowers’ office is located at 150 Flanagan Way, in Secaucus. For more information or an appointment, call 201-298-3112, email EBowers@ProAcuHealth. com or visit See ad on page 14, and Resource Guide on page 48.

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