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About Jova

Jova Acupuncture is a modern healing center that utilizes the centuries old healing practice of Traditional Eastern Medicine to help heal, stop pain and promote a healthy lifestyle within today’s modern world. You will find Jova’s environment peaceful, welcoming and modern with soothing aesthetics.

Our Services

We are a modern wellness center that harnesses multiple treatment approaches to provide healing care.


Herbal Medicine

Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EStim)

Cupping Therapy


Tui Na Bodywork

Topicals for Pain

Essential Oils

Name Your Health Concern. Find Your Relief

Pain & Recovery

Women's Health


Men's Health






Skin Health

Dr. James Mezzapelli

D.A.C.M., L.Ac., M.Kin

I’m originally from Toronto, Canada and currently live in Bergen County New Jersey. I’ve devoted the past 25 years towards the understanding of modern day disease/illness and the holistic approaches to promote health, healing and wellness.

Beginning with a Masters in Health Sciences (MKin.) and working in the biomedical field, I gained a keen understanding of modern day illness and the various treatments offered through Western Medicine.

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What our clients are saying

Weaving pathways for modern healing.

A. V.
A. V.
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Java is an amazing place. James is very welcoming and he makes you feel relaxed. I had pain in my lower back and after a couple of sessions of acupuncture and cupping, the pain has lessened significantly. I highly recommend Java Acupuncture…
G. V.
G. V.
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I cannot say enough amazing things about Jova Acupuncture! James is great! He is knowledgeable, kind and very caring. He really takes the time to fully understand so he can help you. James has helped me so much and I highly recommend Jova!
R. C.
R. C.
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Very knowledgeable. Takes time to explain. Relaxing atmosphere and demeanor.
L. A.
L. A.
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I have seen James since he first opened in the area. As a strength athlete, recovery is very important to me. James walked me through the process and made sure I was comfortable throughout the whole visit. He has taken care me for two of my meets and when I have injured myself off season. He is attentive and knowledgeable in his practice. I would reccomend to my friends and fellow gym members. Convenient location, free parking lot next to the building as well as street parking and plenty of hours available to schedule. Thank you James!
S. S.
S. S.
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As the parent of a youth athlete, I feel this community is incredibly fortunate to have Jova Acupuncture here in our backyard! James lives locally, is a father and is truly committed to helping his neighbors, of all ages, be the best they can be. My son has seen him for two separate injuries in the last two years. First, for a broken leg and more recently for a sprained ankle. Both times, James was immediately responsive, working my son into his very busy schedule to ensure he could return quickly and well- healed to his sport.

The standout in this practice is James' calm and sincerely caring demeanor. We will continue to work with him and highly recommend his practice.
R. N.
R. N.
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After suffering with pain and tension down the right side of my lower body for far too long, 1 visit to James and I experienced massive relief! Highly recommend Jova for professionalism, cleanliness, location and incredible care.

Frequently asked questions

Learn about Acupuncture and what you can expect when you visit Jova.

Traditional Eastern Medicine is a centuries old holistic medicine practice which takes into account all components of a person’s lifestyle, habits, and history. Examines these components and determines where imbalances have developed and certain disorders have arisen. TEM will then determine which types of treatments will be the most effective for the patient, which can include acupuncture, moxibustion (a type of burning herbal treatment often used in conjunction with acupuncture), cupping (an ancient form of healing in which a local suction is created on the skin), herbal medicine, nutritional counselling, and lifestyle advice.

Key medical organizations, such as The World Health Organization, recommends acupuncture as a treatment for many conditions, including headaches, body pain, osteoarthritis, painful menstruation, menopause, infertility, anxiety, depression, digestive issues and others.

To answer this question, consider both Eastern and Western perspectives.

Eastern Medicine perspective
Acupuncture is based on the ancient theory that our body’s energy (including blood) flows through distinct meridians or pathways that cover the body. When the natural flow of blood and energy is impeded, pain and illness can occur. Traditional Chinese Medicine theory states that acupuncture (among other modalities of treatment) can remove blockages in the body pathways thereby allowing for a restored and natural flow of blood and energy.

Western science perspective
You may consider meridians and pathways in part, comparable to the way nerves, blood vessels and muscle tissues are aligned throughout the human body. Through needling, specific acupuncture points stimulate the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles and brain, including endorphins and other neurotransmitters. By triggering these natural based chemicals the experience of pain is altered which can also leads to stimulation of the body’s natural healing abilities promoting physical and emotional well-being.

We’ll begin by discussing the primary reason you are seeking treatment, including any specific ailments. Then I’ll ask you a series of questions about your medical history, including your diet, digestive system, sleeping patterns, emotional state, and other aspects of your physical and mental health. Based on our discussions, I will develop a pattern of treatment specific to your condition, followed by acupuncture treatment. Your progress will be tracked on subsequent treatments, noting any changes and adjusting treatments as needed.
In general, wear loose fitting clothes that can be easily rolled up above your elbows and knees. You may need to expose your abdomen or back, depending on the condition and selection of acupuncture points. Regardless of the treatment approach, gowns and towels are available to ensure your comfort during treatments.
In the primary treatment stage, acupuncture visits generally take place on a weekly or bi-weekly (every 2 weeks) basis. Depending on the condition and the individual, this schedule may last a few weeks up to a few months. Everyone has a different response to acupuncture. Some people have immediate results and others may have a slower time responding. The goal is to gradually decrease the frequency of treatments and allow your body to take over the balancing process.
The effects of acupuncture treatments are cumulative and will continue throughout the week. Immediately after a treatment, you may feel great or you can sometimes feel slightly groggy or relaxed. If working on a muscle or specific area of the body, you may feel sore at first and then feel relief the following day. We will discuss what effects can be expected during the treatment process.

Jova Acupuncture Hours

Weaving pathways for modern healing.

Monday - Friday
9:00 am – 6:00 pm