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Margaret Sommeling, DAOM

Margaret Sommeling, DAOM is a doctor of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, specializing in treating disorders of the musculoskeletal system ranging from degenerative changes related to aging to injuries sustained by professional and amateur athletes.

Dr. Sommeling has 20 years of clinical experience applying the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine to a diverse population of patients in both private practice and as part of a comprehensive medical team of Western medical doctors, physician assistants, chiropractors, and physical therapists. Her eastern medical treatments encompass acupuncture, Chinese herbs, nutrition, cupping, and lifestyle change recommendations.

Dr. Sommeling is a graduate (2002) of the New England School of Acupuncture in Boston, MA where she earned her MS in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. She remained in Boston and continued her herbal studies apprenticing with renowned herbalist Dr. Tao Xie. At the conclusion of her studies, she opened a private practice in Northampton, MA serving the Pioneer Valley and surrounding areas of western Massachusetts. She was also a member of a team of acupuncturists at Plum Blossom Clinic in Cambridge, MA. 

In 2011, she moved back to New Jersey where she was born and raised, to be closer to her family. She went on to achieve a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (2018) from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego with an emphasis on Integrative Medicine. She is trained in AcuSport Medicine focusing on treating sports injuries and Oriental Medicine-Physical Medicine (OM-PM), a system of medicine combining traditional Chinese Medical diagnostics with physical medicine and orthopedic assessment. Dr. Sommeling is a diplomate of acupuncture and is nationally board certified by the National Commission for Certification in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She is an active member of the New Jersey Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She is licensed in both New Jersey and Massachusetts.

A former gymnast, Dr. Sommeling has always had a strong interest in the mechanics of the human body. From an early age, she intuitively understood the importance of the mind-body connection and continues to have a fascination with all forms of natural remedies. An avid reader and student, she enjoys educating herself on the most current and effective treatments in both eastern and western medicine. Her focus is to improve the quality of life for those in need and empowering patients to be active participants in their own healing. She practices at NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine’s Point Pleasant office.


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If you’re looking for a multi-specialty medical group that offers interventional pain management, sports medicine, chiropractic care, acupuncture therapy, physical therapy, and orthopedic surgery, look no further than NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine.

We have eight offices and one ambulatory surgery center (ASC) located in and around Monmouth County, NJ and Ocean County, NJ, and we have many patients that visit us from the following towns:

  • Jackson, NJ
  • Point Pleasant, NJ
  • Barnegat, NJ
  • Brick, NJ
  • Lakewood, NJ
  • Manchester, NJ
  • Aberdeen, NJ
  • Marlboro, NJ
  • Freehold, NJ
  • Monroe, NJ
  • Glassboro, NJ
  • Any many others

Since the beginning, our doctors and staff have been committed to treating patients who suffer from several different types of painful spine, joint, and orthopedic conditions. Furthermore, our goal is not only to reduce pain through physical rehabilitation, therapy, or any of our procedures and treatment options, but to help all of our patients have their functionality and quality of life restored.

Doctors with Superior Medical Knowledge and Compassion

One of the many benefits of choosing NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine is that we only use the most innovative and modern treatment options and procedures. Furthermore, every service and treatment option we offer is available at each of our eleven offices. Therefore, you should expect to receive the treatment you need whether you visit our office in Jackson, NJ, Point Pleasant, NJ, Barnegat, NJ, Manchester, NJ, Aberdeen, NJ, Rahway, NJ, or Tinton Falls, NJ. Furthermore, when patients come to one of our offices, they are always greeted with smiles and treated with kindness.

Every member of a team is respectful and empathetic, and will go to great lengths to ensure your pain management needs are addressed. Another reason to choose our medical practice is because our team makes it one of their highest priorities to stay at the forefront of medical research so that they’re offering the best care possible. Lastly, our physicians and staff also make certain that patients have the knowledge they need to help them live pain-free lives.

Comprehensive and Customized Care Provided by NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine

While some patients may only require one service and/or treatment option and procedure, others may require customized care plans to help them get back on their feet. After your initial evaluation, your physician will create a custom-tailored treatment plan that they feel will offer you with the pain relief you want. In fact, you should not only expect to be recommended with a treatment plan that will help to reduce and/or eliminate your pain, but one that will aid in increasing your activity level, and reducing the amount of pain medicine you take. In the end, you will be provided with a comprehensive and customized care plan that will greatly improve the quality of your life.

Even though pain is an unavoidable part of life, it doesn’t mean you must suffer from it all throughout your lifetime. To learn more the doctors and staff at NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine, our pain treatment options and procedures, and our locations in and around Ocean County, NJ, and Monmouth County, NJ, please browse our site. To make an appointment, please don’t hesitate to do so online, or give one of the offices closest to your home in Brick, NJ, Lakewood, NJ, Marlboro, NJ, Freehold, NJ, Glassboro, NJ, or another area a call today.