Acupuncture Therapy in Manasquan, NJ
The basis behind acupuncture is that the healthy functioning of the body is controlled through a system of channels under the skin by the flow of “qi” (pronounced “chee”). Qi can be also be translated as “energy”. When qi flow is blocked or weakened, it can lead to pain, illness or other conditions occurring within the body. Acupuncture stimulates both sensory nerves under the skin and the body’s muscles. The stimulation allows the body to produce natural pain-relieving endorphins. These naturally-released endorphins are the substances most responsible for the beneficial effects of acupuncture.
How Acupuncture Works at Our Manasquan Chiropractic Center
At your first session, our acupuncturist will provide an assessment of a patient’s general health, perform a physical examination and ask about the patient’s medical history. Once this is completed, the acupuncture therapy will begin. They will insert sterilized acupuncture needles along the body’s different acupuncture points based on the patient’s condition. The patient will usually be asked to lie down or sit during a session. A patient should always be aware of what they wear to an acupuncture session as the acupuncturist may ask you to roll up or remove layers of clothing in order to place these needles in certain areas of your body.
Depending on the session, acupuncture needles may be inserted just under the skin or deeper in order to reach muscle tissue. All needles used during a session are in sealed, sterile packaging which is opened in front of the patient. Once all of the needles are in place, they may be left in for a time period ranging a few minutes to close to 30 minutes. During the sessions, patients may feel a dull ache or a tingling sensation during needle insertion but should not experience any large amount of pain. If a patient does, our acupuncturist should be made aware of it right away. Once the session is complete, the needles are removed and disposed of accordingly.
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture at Stiso Chiropractic, Acupuncture & Massage Therapy
Facial rejuvenation acupuncture, sometimes referred to as “acupuncture facelift,” is a wonderful timeless beauty technique used by the Chinese since the Sung Dynasty. Today, it is an effective non-surgical yet painless way to lessen the appearance of fine lines as well as deeper wrinkles. According to Chinese medicine, it improves circulation and stimulates the body’s natural anti-aging powers. The International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture reported in a recent study of 300 people, 270 perceived a marked decrease of facial wrinkles after just one treatment. Their skin felt firmer to the touch and elasticity was improved.
Hair-thin needles are gently inserted into specific points on the face to facilitate the movement of blood and stimulate the production of collagen. This in turn nourishes, re-hydrates, tones and reduces the appearance of facial wrinkles. Additionally, specialized frequency-specific electrically stimulated needles improve skin elasticity as well as the tone of the facial muscles. Your skin will also have a more youthful glow. Natural Chinese herbal creams are applied in a soothing herbal facial mask. In advanced facial acupuncture, synergistic points are used on the arms, legs and body to further strengthen the body’s energy, thereby enhancing beauty from the inside out. With this complete holistic treatment, we can achieve a balance between improving exterior facial beauty and strengthening the internal energies that influence beauty.
Treatments improve muscle tone and dermal contraction, increase collagen production, tightens pores, and increases local circulation of blood and lymph around the face. It can be used to reduce a double chin and sagging jowls help to decrease inflammation, puffy or droopy eyelids.
Cupping in Manasquan
In China, cupping is used primarily to treat respiratory conditions such as bronchitis, asthma, and congestion; arthritis; gastrointestinal disorders; and certain types of pain. Some practitioners also use cupping to treat depression and reduce swelling. Fleshy sites on the body, such as the back and stomach (and, to a lesser extent, the arms and legs), are the preferred sites for treatment.
In a typical cupping session, glass cups are warmed using a cotton ball or other flammable substance, which is soaked in alcohol and then placed inside the cup. Burning a substance inside the cup removes all the oxygen which creates a vacuum. As the substance burns, the cup is turned upside-down so that it can be placed over a specific area. The vacuum created by the lack of oxygen anchors the cup to the skin and pulls it upward on the inside of the glass as the air inside the jar cools. Drawing up the skin is believed to open up the skin’s pores, which helps to stimulate the flow of blood, balances and realigns the flow of qi, breaks up obstructions and creates an avenue for toxins to be drawn out of the body.