Practitioner Profiles:

  • John P. Urich, L.Ac



    John P. Urich, L.Ac, has been a New Jersey Board Licensed Acupuncturist since 1986. John obtained his BA from Rutgers in 1979 and a Masters Degree in Acupuncture from Tri-State College, NYC in 1984. He is considered one of NJ's leading practitioners. Some courses he obtained directly after graduating in 1984 include:

    - Chinese Herbology Course with Dr. Ted Kaptchuk 1984-85 (200hrs)
    - Chinese Herbology Course with Dr. Aija Lee, 1986 (100 hrs)
    - Clean Needle Technique, Washington, DC, 1985
    - Board Certified Acupuncturist, NJ Board of Medical Examiners, 1986

    John has continued to take professional continuing education courses in Chinese medicine every year & has administered over 100,000 Acupuncture treatments to date.


    Apprenticed with Tony Lam, PhD, C.A. Shanghai trained Acupuncturist (1980 - 87)
    Resident Acupuncturist with Mike Smith, MD, Lincoln Hospital, NYC (1985-86)
    Resident Acupuncturist, Cranford Chiropractic Center (1985-89)
    Resident Acupuncturist with Dr. Julio Castellanos, NYC (1987-88)
    Co-teacher for CE Credit Course for Physicians in Basic & Ear Acupuncture (86-88.)
    Resident Acupuncturist, Lawrenceville Acupuncture Center 1988 to the present..

    In 1985, John was a founding member of the New Jersey Association of Acupuncture and served on the board for 5 years until 1990. John was also the Dean of Clinical Studies at the Eastern School of Acupuncture in Montclair, NJ from 1999-2001. He helped the School move from Candidacy Status to full Accreditation. He established & ran a NADA based (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association) Center for Crack/Cocaine abuse in Trenton, NJ in 1991.

    Memberships: Former board of Directors NJAAOM - NJ Acupuncture Assoc., HHAPA, TSITCA, NCCA, NADA, AAAOM

Testimonial - Shin Splints

John Urich's Acupuncture practice has been a great aspect in my life and as I am an athlete, John has been a lifesaver! I have been going to John for the last 8 years and I have found his expertise and knowledge to be indispensable in helping me to feel 100% on a regular basis.

I originally went to John because I had been training for a marathon and 4 weeks prior to the race, I suffered a setback with a severe case of shin splints. A friend suggested I try acupuncture and John's office was near my office so even though he was booked for that week, after hearing about my dilemma, John was gracious enough to fit me in that exact day.

John was very patient and supportive in understanding my desire to run the race and yet was concerned to be straightforward with me as to prevent any long-term injuries. After an aggressive treatment regiment and other Chinese supplements, I was able to not only start the marathon, but have one of my top personal best's completions. I would highly recommend John Urich as a top notch empathic, knowledgeable professional to any week-end warrior or person that wants more that what normal Western medicines would provide.

- Mark (Lawrenceville, NJ)

Testimonial - Wrist Pain

I arrived with a severe wrist sprain & arthritis in my lower back. The extreme pain to the wrist was alleviated so quickly it was amazing. I also found the same thing true when I misused my back. The wrist is healing as well as the back. Each treatment for me is complete relaxation & the most wonderful time for meditation.

- Pam (Ewing, NJ)