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Welcome to Sparkes Acupuncture!


Theresa Sparkes, LAc. is a NCCAOM board certified acupuncturist licensed in New Jersey & New York.

Theresa completed her Bachelor's degree at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, and her Master's Level Certificate in Acupuncture from Eastern School of Acupuncture in Montclair, NJ. While at the Eastern School, she trained extensively in three styles of acupuncture (TCM, Kiiko-Style, and Worsley Five Element). She is currently furthering her education to include an advanced Sports Medicine Acupuncture certification. Her clinical experience includes hospitals, wellness centers and private practice.


Acupuncture is a powerful yet gentle treatment that can be used to help the body heal from a variety of health conditions. Most patients agree that acupuncture is painless & extremely relaxing. It is not uncommon for patients to fall asleep as they rest on the treatment table. If you are looking to get out of pain, balance your body & mitigate the effects of stress, acupuncture would be a good therapy for you. 



For your treatment, thin, sterile, single-use needles will be used.

Acupuncture can be used to help prevent, maintenance or treat many different ailments, including (but not limited to):

  • allergies, asthma    

  • anxiety

  • back pain

  • bells palsy

  • chronic fatigue

  • depression

  • fertility

  • headaches

  • knee pain

  • menstrual disorders

  • migraines

  • morning sickness

  • nausea

  • neck pain

  • neuropathy

  • sciatica

  • shoulder pain

  • sleep issues

  • smoking cessation

  • thyroid conditions

  • TMJ


Cupping is a treatment using either glass or plastic cups which are suctioned to the body.


This treatment increases circulation, reduces inflammation and relieves pain.

Cupping can be used alone or in conjunction with acupuncture.


Common uses for cupping include: back pain, asthma, insomnia, digestive disorders and more.

To learn more about cupping, click here to read our blog: The Beginner's Guide to Cupping.


We accept cash, credit, as well as many types of insurance.

We are currently in network with Cigna and Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS). Many other insurance companies offer out of network acupuncture benefits that could be used for treatment. 


If you would like to see if your insurance covers acupuncture, please give us a call or set up a virtual consultation and we can find out more information for you.


Oakland Location: Tuesdays & Thursdays from 11:30-7:00, Mondays 2:30-6:15

Hawthorne Location: Fridays from 11:00-6:00 

All hours are by appointment. Click here for maps and photos of our locations.

 We offer free virtual consultations for new patients. 

Give us a call or click the button below to schedule your appointment.




© 2017 by Sparkes Acupuncture LLC

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