Microneedling for Facial Rejuvenation

Acupuncturist Chapel Hill, NC

Microneedling is a technique performed by some licensed acupuncturists to enhance facial appearance. A form of acupuncture, the method involves stimulation of the superficial layers of the skin with a handheld device to bring qi and blood flow to facial regions. Facial Rejuvenation acupuncture, a similar technique performed by licensed acupuncturists such as Dr. Lisa Oskardmay, achieves the same results.

In Microneedling, entire skin surface regions- face, neck, chin, receive Microneedle stimulation as the practitioner moves the tool across skin areas. In Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, small needles placed along regions of energy flow in the face, neck, and chin support qi flow to these crucial areas. Both Microneedling and Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture helps bring healing qi and blood to deprived muscles, ligaments, and skin.

The MicroBenefits of Microneedling and Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture include smoother skin with less wrinkling, improved blemishes, and improved muscle tone. Eyes and lips look better and more vibrant. Patients appreciate the long-lasting appearance enhancements provided by this natural treatment option for wrinkles and blemishes. Certified in this technique and facial rejuvenation acupuncture, Dr. Oskardmay enjoys helping patients improve their appearances naturally. Topical ointments such as hyaluronic acid enhance the treatment effect and provide more lasting results.

Microneedling and Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture are ancient techniques. Used by people in Eastern cultures hundreds of years ago, practitioners of the art of Microneedling and facial rejuvenation acupuncture employed small rollers impregnated with herbs and oils to create rosier cheeks, vibrant smiles, and more youthful visages. Natural techniques such as MIcroneedling and Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture allow men and women alike to look and feel better using natural acupuncture techniques that support qi flow on the face and elsewhere. Microneedling and Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture are particularly appealing to clients who wish to avoid surgical procedures such as facelifts or filler injections such as collagen or injections of toxins such as botox.

Over the years, the techniques have improved, and we have seen enhanced safety measures with these two facial techniques as with all acupuncture methods. Today’s Microneedling tool used by licensed acupuncturists, certified nurses, and medical doctors is sanitary, and a special anti-backflow tip that is part of the device maintains safety and quality. Additionally, tips are single-use, a new sterilized packet is opened for each new client. Similarly, the acupuncture needles of today used in facial rejuvenation acupuncture are also single-use. Clean needle technique is used for both procedures, as well.

At our Chapel Hill and Triangle Acupuncture and Chiropractic Natural Healing Center, Dr. Oskardmay strives to help patients be their best naturally. Call today (919) 929-1400, email schedule@acudocnc.com or visit us online 24 hours a day at acudocnc.com to request an initial appointment to learn more about Microneedling and Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture. Serving the Triangle since 1995 with Acupuncture and Chiropractic medicine, Dr. Oskardmay is here for you.

How Acupuncture Helps Neck Pain

Acupuncturist Chapel Hill, NC

Acupuncture is a helpful remedy for bothersome neck discomfort in many ways. Neck pain is a significant cause of disability worldwide, and as a licensed acupuncturist, Dr. Lisa Oskardmay offers healing acupuncture therapy that soothes neck pain. Additionally, acupuncture and chiropractic and massage services with Dr. Oskardmay reduce pain and other symptoms in the shoulder, arm, and hands that frequently accompany cervical concerns. Acupuncture is an ancient healing art that relies on the healing balance of qi flow throughout the body.

Neck pain that travels from the back of the body through the neck into the head may indicate disruption of vital energy qi flow through the water yang or bladder channel. The water meridian resonates with cold. Cold sensations entering the water channel anywhere in the body, especially near the neck region, can disrupt the area. Acupuncture therapy to correct water yang disruption focuses on the rebalancing of this meridian. Dr. Oskardmay will choose acupuncture points along the water or associated meridians to improve stagnated qi along this vital meridian that courses the back into the neck and head areas. Additionally, she uses warmth and therapeutic deep tissue massage to break down muscular knots and adhesions in the back and shoulders to facilitate qi flow in these areas of musculoskeletal water channel qi flow that affect neck pain.

The body’s sides reflect the wood channel energy, and neck pain along the sides of the neck may indicate disruption of this vital channel. Wind affects the wood channel significantly, and a history of exposure to wind on the neck frequently precedes neck and shoulder pain along the wood channel. Dr. Oskardmay chooses relevant acupuncture points along the wood channel, shoulders, and upper back connected meridians to restore balancing qi flow and bring relief to neck pain. Cupping massage may be beneficial to patients suffering from neck pain associated with wood channel imbalance. Dr. Oskardmay performs this therapy along the shoulders and back, which helps reduce neck pain on many levels.

Pain that originates on the neck’s front side may indicate stagnation in the metal channel that travels through this anterior neck aspect. Metal channel stagnation may come about from tightness in the neck muscles and anterior shoulder muscles that impair adequate respiration. Additional contributing factors include anterior head carriage caused by chronic downward head inclination from looking down at one’s phone, computer, or other causes. Using acupuncture points along the metal channel and associated meridians, Dr. Oskardmay reduces tight stagnation and relax factors inhibiting channel movement. Dr. Oskardmay may use adjustment techniques to assist with vertebral and shoulder movement, and she will provide patients easy to do, beneficial exercises to help at home.

Imbalance in the fire channel contributes to neck pain in the back lateral side of the neck, whereas earth channel stagnation can make front mid-neck pain worse. Dr. Oskardmay employs acupuncture techniques along specific involved channels to restore meridian integrity in these channels and help neck pain in these areas. Additionally, she will recommend particular food and nutrition changes with other lifestyle changes to improve sleep and daily movements to relieve neck pain caused by these channels.

Acupuncture provides a refreshingly new, understandable way to understand and treat neck pain. As a licensed acupuncturist providing neck pain care to the Triangle since 1995, she can help you. For Triangle acupuncture, call us today at (919) 929-1400, email us at schedule@acudocnc.com , or visit us online at acudocnc.com 24 hours a day.

Cupping Massage with Chiropractic and Acupuncture for Lasting Benefits

Cupping is a massage technique that delivers deep relief to muscles and ligaments. This beneficial type of therapeutic soft tissue massage performed at the hands of a trained practitioner such as Dr. Lisa Oskardmay stimulates blood flow and breaks down adhesions. Cupping massage helps to reduce pain and disability in lasting ways. When people look for ‘cupping near me‘, they can rest assured that cupping massage is available at the chiropractic and acupuncture offices of Dr. Lisa Oskardmay as part of a standard treatment procedure.

Cupping is an excellent treatment for pain in many areas of the body. Neck pain, shoulder pain, back pain, sciatica, even leg pain, and plantar fasciitis can benefit from cupping massage. Dr. Oskardmay uses cupping as adjunctive therapy along with the chiropractic adjustment or acupuncture procedure in our office. Effective and safe chiropractic care mobilizes misaligned spinal units, and cupping enhances balanced musculature in adjusted regions. Acupuncture treatment stimulates the energy flow in stagnation regions, pain and spasm; cupping lifts the skin and massages on deep levels, enhancing the acupuncture treatment along meridian pathways.

To perform the cupping technique, Dr. Oskardmay palpates the skin area to determine taut musculature regions, knots, and altered sensitivity. After applying massage oils with or without aromatherapy, Dr. Oskardmay then situates silicone cups on the skin surface. Using the expert massage technique, she compresses the cups to create a vacuum against the skin surface, rolling the cups over the area in a smooth motion. Regions of tissue contraction and stagnation melt away during the cupping massage. Treatment time for the cupping massage is approximately 15″, after which patients experience relief from muscle aches and pains. In the unlikely event there is soreness following the cupping procedure, Dr. Oskardmay advises patients to rest and possibly soak in a warm bath with Epsom salts for 15″. Additionally, increase water intake to help remove unleashed debris.

Many people have seen Olympic athletes and others with cupping marks and may fear that result on their bodies. The areas of red and darker hues indicate blood flow brought to the skin’s surface, mostly when cups remain on the skin in one position for extended periods. Believed to represent blood and Qi stagnation, toxin accumulation, and dampness in the body, the marks dissipate over time. The moving technique used by Dr. Oskardmay is less likely to result in dark areas, though sensitive individuals may experience some.

At our Triangle acupuncture and chiropractic center in Chapel Hill, NC, rest assured that the cupping experience you receive will be sanitary, safe, relaxing, and an overall healing experience. If you would like to try cupping, ask at your next appointment. Dr. Oskardmay can generally include the massage method as part of typical treatment. Cupping helps chiropractic help better with sciatica, it improves acupuncture for plantar fasciitis, helps acupuncture for neck pain, and helps the shoulder pain doctor heal upper extremity ailments. Call today (919) 929-1400, email schedule@acudocnc.com, or visit us online Contact Acupractic | Acupuncture and Chiropractic | Chapel Hill NC (acudocnc.com) 24 hours a day to schedule an appointment.

Natural Healing for the Best Valentine’s Day

natural healing methodsValentine’s Day is a favorite among many of us. Natural healing methods can help make it more enjoyable. Let’s count the ways that Chiropractic and acupuncture at Triangle-based Acupractic Natural Healing Center with Dr. Lisa Oskardmay C, LAc. can help.

  1. Chiropractic and acupuncture help to reduce pain.
  2. Chiropractic and acupuncture improve flexibility.
  3. Chiropractic and acupuncture reduce shoulder pain.
  4. Chiropractic and acupuncture reduce neck pain.
  5. Acupuncture helps with weight loss.
  6. Chiropractic improves posture.
  7. Chiropractic improves nerve flow to vital organs.
  8. Acupuncture enhances qi flow throughout the body.

Pain reduction makes every Day better. Non-drug pain reduction techniques at a natural healing center like ours are especially beneficial because the focus is on prevention and long-term results without adverse side effects. Dr. Oskardmay adjusts spinal misalignments to restore pain-free spinal range of motion. Acupuncture used to reduce pain does so by building relaxation and balancing autonomic nervous system response. She also applies massage, which soothes soreness away, as well.

A flexible body can bend over backward to make Valentine’s Day more enjoyable. The hands-on or Activator chiropractic adjustment helps to improve flexibility by improving joint mobility and ligament function. Acupuncture can help to reduce trigger points in muscles, which enhances overall muscle flexibility. Dr. Oskardmay can also employ TENS unit electrostimulation or hot pack application, or other treatments to relieve strength and ligament tightness where needed.

Sore shoulders make it hard to hug, so consider Triangle Acupuncture and Chiropractic care to prevent shoulder pain. The lower cervical vertebrae relay nerve input to the shoulders. The large trapezius and latissimus muscles, which are the shoulders’ primary movers, also cover the whole back into the neck. Chiropractic care of the back and neck affect the shoulders in fundamental ways. Acupuncture balances qi flow and reduces stagnation in the metal and wood and fire channels that impact the shoulders.

Neck pain will affect kissing, tilting the head, and many other things. Dr. Oskardmay uses hands-on gentle chiropractic adjustments to reduce spinal subluxations that cause neck pain. A licensed acupuncturist, she also understands how to use acupuncture meridians to heal neck pain. Relaxing acupuncture applied to impacted channels reduces neck pain, as well.

Acupuncture, shown to help improve satiety and willpower, helps many people lose weight. Dr. Oskardmay also enjoys helping patients understand how food choices and other daily habits impact their weight. As a licensed chiropractic physician, she helps restore vertebral alignment, assisting people to stand taller with less pain and better posture, which presents a more attractive countenance for Valentine’s Day and every day.

Acupuncture and Chiropractic both work to improve each body’s innate healthy response. Balancing Qi flow and enhancing nerve flow are natural healing methods that can help you this Valentine’s Day and any day. Call us at 919-929-1400, email schedule@acudocnc.com or visit our website acudocnc.com anytime to schedule your self-care appointment and make every Day lovely.

Stress and Confinement During the Pandemic: Solution Care

Conditions imposed by the ongoing pandemic are very stressful for many people. Isolation and insomnia, compounded by lack of outdoor exercise, sunlight, and fresh air, impact us differently. At Acupractic Natural Healing Center, Dr. Oskardmay understands the issues and concerns people have and strives to provide safe, effective care and support. A licensed chiropractic physician and licensed acupuncturist, she enjoys helping people develop new strategies for dealing with the Covid health crisis’s challenges.

Some people suffer from depression during this trying time. Depression is an illness that can impact all aspects of a person’s being. Not the same as sadness, depression disables a person’s motivation and can influence their immune system and other vital faculties. While not a clinical psychiatrist, Dr. Oskardmay can help provide non-drug healing treatments to support persons suffering from depression. These treatments could include acupuncture along impacted meridians, massage to loosen tight, sore muscles, chiropractic adjustments to mobilize vertebral subluxations, health education, and other suggestions to change life patterns. If you or a loved one has suffered depression during these dark days, health counseling by Dr. Oskardmay with chiropractic and acupuncture therapy might be able to help.

Insomnia is an ailment that robs people of crucial recuperative sleep. During times of upheaval such as these, when schedules are awry, kids are home, work is nonexistent, or from home, outlets are few, insomnia affects us more. While drug therapies may help some, that is not a solution they want or even need for others. Dr. Oskardmay can help steer people to nonpharmaceutical solutions to impart better shut-eye. Additionally, acupuncture treatment is a recognized assistive insomnia remedy. Used by millions worldwide to improve sleep and other health problems, acupuncture is a safe, effective insomnia solution for many. In combination with relaxing massage and aromatherapy, this ancient treatment can help where other cures have failed.

Dr. Oskardmay understands that the fear of contracting covid19 and its variants keeps many from going outside. Her firm belief that going out to get fresh air, even to exercise in the outdoors, is imperative. Many people take supplements to mitigate the adverse effects of low-sunlight exposure; these pills may help but cannot provide the full health benefits from natural sunlight. Talk with Dr. Oskardmay about ways to improve natural sunlight exposure during these trying times to improve health in many ways.

Anyone who counts their steps has surely noticed a diminished step count from being home-bound. We’re not going to the store, the library, the park, church, or work as much as before, if at all. This lack of normal daily walking means we’re getting less exercise in this way. Additionally, most aren’t visiting a gym right now and, unless they have an effective home gym workout program, they aren’t getting the health benefits of regular exercise. Weakened musculature destabilizes the core, sagging shoulders feel painful when used, and the back suffers from inactivity. A visit to the offices of Dr. Oskardmay can help patients get back on track and learn new ways to incorporate a fitness regimen safely and with minimal disruption to their everyday lives.

Call the Triangle Acupuncture and Chiropractic clinics of Dr. Lisa Oskardmay at (919) 929-1400, email schedule@acudocnc.com or visit our website acudocnc.com to schedule your appointment today. Serving the Triangle with quality acupuncture and chiropractic healthcare since 1995, she can help you, too.

Is Chiropractic Medicine Safe?

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Are chiropractors safe?` and `Is chiropractic safe?` are questions we get on occasion at our natural healing center. Dr. Lisa Oskardmay is a licensed chiropractor with over 25 years of experience treating thousands of Triangle patients safely and effectively. At the hands of an experienced and caring professional like her and other local highly qualified Doctors of Chiropractic, chiropractic is safe. People choose chiropractic because it is a sound hands-on remedy for many of life’s aches and pains and one that is not likely to lead to harm or injury. Although chiropractic has, admittedly, been on the outskirts of medicine since its inception in 1895, adjustive therapy of the spine and extremities performed by chiropractors is here to stay because of its safety and ability to reduce pain and improve overall body posture and function. Chiropractic examination and treatment is different from traditional medicine, and it is effective and safe. Chiropractors are well trained in hands-on and verbal inspection- palpation and good listening skills go together to understand unique patient needs.

At our alternative medicine healthcare clinic, Dr. Oskardmay examines each patient’s pain area and performs spinal palpation and other diagnostic examination to determine where imbalance exists. Massage helps to relax taut, overstretched muscles, start the healing process, and remove obstacles to adjustment. The clean and sanitized treatment room exudes comfort- warmth and aromatherapy enhance relaxation so that each person can get the full benefit from a healing session.

Dr. Oskardmay utilizes various mobilization techniques to adjust vertebral subluxations and bring needed movement and better spine bone positioning. Chiropractic care is reasonable care designed to enhance the body’s natural healing response through better posture, vertebral positioning, and nerve flow conduction from the spine out. Dr. Oskardmay locates regions of spinal subluxation or vertebral malposition using skillful palpation. She touches and massages the back and neck to gentle determine areas of tight muscles, altered skin response, and sensitivity. Misaligned vertebrae indicate areas of pain and instability and muscle spasms that, once resolved, allow for qi’s free flow and other vital energies in the body. Frequently, subluxated vertebral segments correspond to different body areas and can provide diagnostic clues for additional preventive care making the chiropractic examination process supportive of health inside and out.

Before performing a chiropractic adjustment, Dr. Oskardmay explains the procedure and asks for permission to adjust. She will assess the patient’s individual readiness for any particular design and proceed accordingly with appropriate techniques. During the adjustment, patients sometimes hear a small clicking sound, which can represent the release of stuck energy.

Performed by a highly trained, licensed practitioner like her, the adjustment is a very safe procedure and can provide relief where drugs and surgery haven’t. If you or a family member are interested to see what chiropractic care can do for you, call the Triangle Acupuncture and Chiropractic clinic of Dr. Lisa Oskardmay in Chapel Hill. We are here for you, safely and naturally. Call (919) 929-1400, email schedule@acudocnc.com or visit our website acudocnc.com to schedule your appointment today.

My Experience Getting the Covid Vaccine

My front desk office assistant and I got the Covid vaccine today. It took a bit of consternation and multiple attempts to schedule this vital shot. Still, I am confident this vaccine will safeguard me, our staff, and, importantly, the people who choose care at our Triangle chiropractic and acupuncture clinic. We will continue to sanitize all surfaces in our office throughout the day, wear masks and provide masks to all patients. Open windows support airflow in the office as we work to deliver quality healthcare.

As explained in the packet of information given as part of the vaccine experience at UNC Hillsborough, Covid 19 is an illness caused by a coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. A novel virus quickly spread via respiratory droplets, SARS CoV-2 infection impacts the lungs and other organs; millions of people have contracted Covid-19, and hundreds of thousands have died in this country alone. We take this virus very seriously and strive through all means possible to protect ourselves and you so that we can continue to provide you with valuable, immune-enhancing pain protective healthcare in the time of this pandemic.

There is no FDA approved Covid-19 vaccine, and the Moderna vaccine received today exists through emergency authorization. Some worry that these vaccines aren’t safe, but many have experienced minimal side effects. I trust in the preventative capacity of vaccination, in general, and appreciate the science behind this covid vaccine.

There are several ways to schedule the vaccination. State and local guidelines explain when you are eligible to receive the vaccination. Contact your medical doctor or local health department online or via a telephone call to their office to find more eligibility information and schedule an appointment. As was my experience, the process may take several attempts; leave messages where possible and keep calling back.

I contacted the Durham Department of Health, and they asked me some questions and necessary health information and took my name and personal identity information. They offered me an appointment several weeks out, and I took it. My office staff went through the same process. Later I received email verification with instructions on how to proceed, and after that, another email appeared in my UNC patient portal with a reminder of the appointment. This morning another reminder came through, and I packed up for my visit to UNC Hillsborough.

Upon arrival at UNC Hillsborough, there was ample parking and no long line of people waiting to get the vaccine. I left the chair backpack loaded with reading material and water in the car. I put on a mask, entered the healthcare center, and stood in a very short line adorned with hand sanitizer bottles. A `mask volunteer` handed me a fresh mask, which I just pocketed (I kept mine on because it’s N95), and the reception person took my name, verified necessary information, and gave me a clipboard, which I took to the next station down the hall. Many masked people were seated in numbered chairs- I would learn later these were the chairs new vaccine recipients were to wait in for 15”. I pulled a number and sat down at the next station, waiting for my number to be called.

When my number was called, I went to that station where a PPE wearing nurse behind a plexiglass shield verified additional necessary health information, name, and date of birth and had me electronically sign a page. Instructed to sit until called, the next person I encountered was another nurse when she called my name and led me to enter a nearby room with a door. She verified my information again, and we discussed the basics of the vaccination. She prepped the area on my right arm shoulder area and flawlessly gave me the shot. Moderna shot volume is .5 cc, whereas the vaccine from Pzifer is .3 cc. The nurse had me go back into the hall and rest at one of the numbered chairs. 10″ later, someone came around asking me how I was feeling (fine), then 5″ after that, another person visited, inquired as to my wellbeing, and scheduled my follow up visit, four weeks out (whereas I’m told Pzier is three weeks out). She handed me a white card with my name and identity information imprinted on it, the current vaccine, and the next appointment handwritten date. She told me to hold onto this card and bring it to my next appointment. By the time I got back to my car, I had a message on my phone from UNC Patient Portal, likely a reminder of the next visit.

Currently back in my office, 5 hours later, the injection site is sore, but I can use the arm. I’m a bit more tired than usual but able to work and think clearly. I’m grateful to have gotten the vaccine and will surely keep the next appointment in four weeks. The vaccination process is very professional and orderly, safe, and attention to keep lines at a bare minimum.

Use a Tennis Ball or other Device for Self Trigger Point Massage for Back, Shoulder, and Hip Pain

Back, Shoulder, and Hip Pain Doctor, Chapel Hill, NC

Pain in the back, shoulders, or hips frequently stems from tight muscles. Muscle fibers shorten when tight and congestion and inflammation localize. When stretching or rest doesn’t work, persons experiencing aches and muscle tightness can use self-massage techniques to bring relief. At the offices of Triangle chiropractor and licensed acupuncturist Dr. Lisa Oskardmay, we provide the help you can use at home. Examples of self-massage techniques are below. For best results, come into the office for an assessment and balancing treatment before attempting these techniques. Also accessible by HIPAA compliant, safe, and secure Telemedicine appointment, Dr. Oskardmay can review your symptoms to ensure your best results.

Self-Massage Techniques

Trigger points in the shoulder frequently occur between the shoulder blades. Sometimes people like to use a Thera cane, shepherds s hook, or other gripping devices to break up muscle adhesions in these regions. These devices, while useful, can require strength and muscle tension to accomplish their task. A better choice is the simple application of a tennis ball to the area. This semi-soft, palm-sized object placed in the area of muscle distress performs trigger point friction massage directly where needed when placed correctly.

To get the best results, ask Dr. Lisa where to place the tennis ball or other device. Each body is different, and muscle palpation will educate the novice about where the muscle trigger point exists. In general, a trigger point is a region in the muscle that hurts when triggered. Triggers might be shoulder or arm movement, pressure on the muscle itself, lifting even small objects; just standing and holding the arm and shoulder in place can hurt over time. Trigger points in the shoulder will impair shoulder movement and arm strength; left untreated over time, these painful muscle congestion areas will inhibit surrounding and distant muscles. Trigger points will affect overall body strength, posture, balance, and potentially even respiration and other vital body aspects.

The tennis ball self soft tissue massage technique can also benefit the hips. Hip, lower back, and lower back muscle tightness contribute to hip pain. Ensuing muscle weakness and tightness will pull on the hip joints, causing additional areas of pain. Contact Dr. Oskardmay so that she can help you locate where the primary trigger point exists so that you can focus on that point. Many people experience trigger points in the region of a muscle called the piriformis. Located approximately in the middle of the back pocket, self-massage applied to the piriformis region with a tennis ball or other device can provide relief.

When first attempting tennis ball self soft tissue massage to the shoulder or hip, follow certain precautions discussed with Dr. Oskardmay in the office. These precautions include: use a soft but firm surface, start slowly, avoid ball placement over the spine or other bony regions, and perform maneuver for 10 seconds or less to start, increase up to 20 seconds at each point. While patients may experience slight discomfort as the ball presses on trigger points, discontinue use and contact another practitioner for additional guidance or us if pain worsens or persists. Additionally, limit tennis ball massage to once or twice a day. Stretch area gently after use and avoid dehydration to assist elimination of muscle metabolite build-up.

Be sure to contact the offices of Triangle acupuncturist and chiropractic physician Dr. Lisa Oskardmay on the proper use of a tennis ball or other device for self-care. Caring for the Durham, Chapel Hill, and surrounding areas since 1995, she enjoys helping people help themselves and getting the most out of their care. Call today to schedule your appointment in our safe and sanitary office or ask about how Telemedicine can help you.: 919-929-1400, or go online to schedule 24 hours a day: acudocnc.com.

New Years’ Resolutions: Take Care of Yourself with Natural Chiropractic, Acupuncture, and Massage

Many people have new years’ resolutions that relate to improving their health. The impetus to elevate health consciousness stems from the genuine effect ones health has on their day to day wellbeing and ability to thrive. In this pandemic year, people recognize good health’s value to ward off diseases and improve the immune response. The start of a new year marks a new beginning and can provide the impetus to make needed changes. Working with a healthcare partner like Dr. Lisa Oskardmay can help people identify their healthcare goals and achieve them. Our front desk will provide you with information about services offered; be sure to look at these written pamphlets. Please explore our website, too, to learn more about the possibilities provided by natural alternative medicine at Acupractic Natural Healing Center.

The first visit to our office includes an examination to determine health status in vital areas. Dr. Oskardmay evaluates posture, range of motion, strength, balance, spinal vertebral segment integrity, and essential nervous system function and vital signs. She reviews patient lab work and X-rays, and other submitted exams with each person to develop a better understanding of the previous diagnosis and current concerns. She has over 25 years of experience helping patients improve their overall health using natural medicine, nutrition, chiropractic, and acupuncture. During each visit, there is ample time to discuss concerns and goals, and we invite questions. We welcome patients who need help with various issues and strive to support the whole body and mind health using natural means.

Chiropractic Benefits

Chiropractic is a powerful hands-on tool to improve spinal and extremity structural integrity. Dr. Oskardmay utilizes spinal mobilization procedures, including hands-on and Activator adjustments to re-position vertebral subluxations. The adjustment improves spinal bone position and helps reduce pain and improve nerve flow from the nerves passing between each spinal segment. Dr. Oskardmay applies a specific mobilizing force to misaligned subluxation areas, gently and effectively reestablishing nerve energy flow and improved posture and muscle balance. Chiropractic care enhances nervous system function, so everybody responds beneficially to the adjustment. Although many recognize that adjustments benefit neck and back pain, spinal mobilization also helps shoulder and hip problems and headaches. It can even improve respiration and digestion.

Acupuncture Benefits

A licensed acupuncturist, Dr. Oskardmay, uses the ancient practice of acupuncture to improve overall health. Many people use Chinese Medicine acupuncture to establish wholeness and balance of yin and yang, relaxation and stress at the start of the new year, and periodically. Acupuncture involves the insertion of small acupuncture needles into specific acupoints, followed by relaxation and perhaps meditation. This healing science has helped millions worldwide find tranquility, reduce stress, and alleviate depression, insomnia, and other ailments, including pain; Dr. Oskardmay is pleased to offer acupuncture services at her clinic since 1995.

Patients can choose to receive either chiropractic or acupuncture plus massage at each visit; many decide to get both treatments at one stop. Chiropractic and acupuncture work well together as both works to help the body heal itself on many levels. Plan to relax a bit after your treatment in order the make the most of your experience.

For your new year, look to Acupractic Natural Healing Center to help you improve your pain posture and outlook. Call (919) 929-1400 today to schedule an appointment or visit us online at acudocnc.com 24 hours a day.

Stretching the Neck and Back Improves Digestion

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Good digestion is an essential component of general health. Central to our well-being, digestion means to incorporate what we eat into who and what we are. When we eat well and digest properly, we perform better, and we are better. Stretching the body muscles and stomach helps to improve these vital processes. When Dr. Oskardmay adjusts the spine and surrounding muscles, one of her goals is to improve digestion and overall well being.

The stomach is a hollow organ located just below the diaphragm and rib cage, mid body. It is filled with digestive components – enzymes to digest proteins and carbohydrates, bacteria to facilitate absorption of foodstuff, and a high acid, low pH environment acidic enough to break down most everything else. Dr. Oskardmay understands the complexities of digestion and strives to communicate how food selection and exercise influence metabolism and digestion. She educates patients regarding stretching and specific exercises and other activities to impact this vital process.

Nerves arising from the brain through the spine system communicate complex processes in the stomach. The nerves surround and enter the stomach to facilitate the absorption of nutrients and material passage to the small intestine. Faulty nerve conduction affects the circuits influencing digestion. Using palpation and other diagnostic methods, Dr. Oskardmay determines where nerve flow blockage may interfere with stomach function. Using the chiropractic adjustment to mobilize subluxations in the spine, she will improve nerve input, central to the digestive process.

The diaphragm is a large muscle just above the stomach. Located in the middle of the body, the diaphragm moves rhythmically in response to stomach motion- when the belly expands, space created moves the diaphragm down which pulls air into the lungs. The esophagus and several major nerves, arteries, and veins pass through the diaphragm en route to the lower body aspect. Diaphragm movement massages the stomach, and full diaphragm excursion assists with digestion. When we sleep, normal diaghragm movement occurs, but sometimes during the day, the average movement suffers from stress and faulty biomechanics. All of these issues affect digestion and even nerve and blood flow. Dr. Oskardmay educates patients on improving their body mechanics to improve these coordinated motions. She applies adjustive maneuvers and soft tissue massage to the spine and muscles affecting the stomach.

Digestion is a central component of each person’s well being. Chiropractic and acupuncture with soft tissue massage at the offices of Dr.Lisa Oskardmay in Chapel Hill, NC can help you like it has helped thousands of other Triangle residents. In addition to providing quality hands-on and Activator vertebral adjustments, she will also educate each patient on what they can do at home to improve their health naturally. The exercises and stretches, nutrition, and daily living guidelines she describes help patients stay healthy. Call (919) 929-1400, email schedule@acudocnc.com or visit our website acudocnc.com 24 hours a day to schedule your new patient appointment.

Acupractic Natural Healing Center: we are here for you!