Acupuncture helps the body and mind return to a place of balance, by stimulating the body’s innate ability to self heal.
By moving stagnant energy in the acupuncture meridians, endorphins are released reducing pain, increasing the immune system, blood flow is increased, blood pressure and hormonal levels are balanced and inflammation is decreased.
When beginning Acupuncture the body and mind can then go into a deep state of relaxation, emotions become easier to process. With proper treatment balance can return to your life and the natural process of healing begins.
While acupuncture in the United States has frequently been associated with pain control, it has much broader applications. Acupuncture can be effective as the only treatment or in conjunction with conventional medical therapies.
Acupuncture treats but is not limited to the following:
- Chronic and Acute Pain – Injuries, headaches, neck and back pain, tendonitis, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia
- Neurological Disorders – Post-stroke recover, Bell’s Palsy & Trigeminal Neuralgia, movement disorders
- Upper Respiratory Disorders – Asthma, allergies, bronchitis, sinusitis, sore throat, laryngitis, colds and flu
- Digestive Disorders – Irritable bowel, colitis, constipation, diarrhea, gastritis, heartburn, food allergies, ulcers
- Urinary and Reproductive Disorders – Cystitis, menstrual cramps, irregular or heavy periods, infertility, menopausal symptoms
- Immune Function – Recurrent infections, supportive treatment for cancer and AIDS patients
- Addictions – Addictions to nicotine, alcohol and drugs
- Eye and Ear Disorders – Tinnitus, Meniere’s disease
- Depression, Anxiety & Insomnia
Acupuncture for Infertility
Acupuncture has been known to treat infertility successfully. Here at Ocean Integrated Wellness Center we want to help your dreams come true. It’s about balance. For many women and men, infertility may be a result of an imbalance, whether caused by hormones or stress. Acupuncture is about restoring balance and overall health and wellbeing.
Studies have shown that acupuncture can help:
- Regulate the menstrual cycle
- Balance hormones
- Improve blood flow to the reproductive organs
- Improve sperm count and motility
- Decrease risk of miscarriage
- Reduce stress and anxiety
- Improve the chance of pregnancy in women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF)
There’s also evidence that acupuncture can help with some medical conditions that affect fertility, such as polycystic ovary syndrome, endometriosis and fibroids.
Where do the needles get placed?
Our Toms River Acupuncturist rely on a system of meridians, lines of energy which flow through the body. There are 12 major meridians and eight minor ones, and acupuncture needles will be placed at various points in these meridians to harmonize energy. Each meridian is associated with a particular organ, each organ is considered responsible for different symptoms which can be treated with acupuncture at specific points. Our Toms River Acupuncturist use charts and established anatomical features to find acupuncture points and meridians on their patients. There are hundreds of such points, with many in common use by most acupuncturists.
Myth: Acupuncturists use 100 needles during a treatment.
Fact: During an Acupuncture session you should only be treated with 8 to 15 needles.
Myth: Acupuncture needles can transfer diseases like AIDS and hepatitis from individual to individual.
Fact: Each needle is sterile and only used one time and then disposed of. Therefore there is no risk of these diseases being transmitted.
Myth: My insurance won’t cover acupuncture, so I can’t afford to try it.
Fact: Don’t be so sure about that! There has been a sudden increase in coverage for acupuncture treatment. Check with your insurance provider.
Myth: Acupuncturists aren’t licensed medical professionals.
Fact: Acupuncturists are licensed regulated professionals. To be licensed in New Jersey, acupuncturists must complete a 3 to 4-year graduate program in acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and pass a national and state certification.