What Does Acupuncture Treat?

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Acupuncture at Eastowne, LLC is the acupuncture office of Dr. Lisa Oskardmay. A licensed acupuncturist, certified with the NCCAOM, Dr. Oskardmay understands that many patients want to know what acupuncture treats and how it works. Acupuncture is an ancient healing method that has excellent potential to help patients with various health concerns. Dr. Oskardmay has over 25 years of clinical experience using acupuncture to help patients resolve both acute and chronic conditions.

Acupuncture is the art of healing using the body’s qi. Qi is our body energy and includes blood, nerve impulse, thoughts, lymph, and water. Stagnation of qi flow results in disease, which we interpret as muscle aches and pain, mood shifts, digestive problems, and others. Dr. Oskardmay uses acupuncture to improve qi flow and reduce stagnation to the natural healing forces inherent in each person. She does this through careful examination to determine where blockage and limited qi flow exists, followed by needle and or massage stimulation of involved channels and meridians to support better qi movement.

Dr. Oskardmay has used acupuncture to help thousands of Triangle residents see reduced neck and back pain, shoulder and hand pain, hip and foot aches, and improved health in many other areas.

The World Health Organization lists that acupuncture is a beneficial treatment for many psychological and physiological conditions. Psychological conditions such as depression and anxiety respond to acupuncture treatment. Additionally, Dr. Oskardmay uses ancient therapy to treat patients who have insomnia. Disorders of the eye, ear, nose, and mouth such as post-extraction toothache pain and gastrointestinal conditions such as acute gastritis benefit from acupuncture care. Acupuncture helps neurological disorders, including migraine and trigeminal neuralgia. Other health concerns demonstrated to respond well to acupuncture treatment include respiratory conditions such as acute sinusitis and bronchial asthma. Gynecological problems such as infertility and PMS benefit from Chinese medicine treatment at our office. Additionally, acupuncture helps hypertension and many musculoskeletal aches and pains such as arthritis and fibromyalgia, sciatica, and frozen shoulder. Treatment programs for smoking cessation, opiate withdrawal, and appetite suppression using acupuncture help many people.

Acupuncture is a beneficial healing modality that relieves many painful conditions without the use of drugs or surgery. Chinese Medicine acupuncture works by helping the body access its healing resources called qi. In addition to using acupuncture, Dr. Oskardmay also incorporates massage, chiropractic and exercise, and nutrition so that each patient gets what they need to further the treatment once they get home.

We’ve helped thousands of patients since 1995 and look forward to helping you, too. Call today at (919) 929-1400, email us at schedule@acudocnc.com, or visit us online at acudocnc.com anytime to learn more, see patient reviews, and schedule an appointment.

Acupuncture versus Dry Needling

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Occasionally patients report they have received something called ‘Dry Needling’ from another practitioner and ask if we perform Dry Needling Technique at our acupuncture office. Dr. Lisa Oskardmay is a licensed acupuncturist with additional training specifically in DNT. Additionally, most acupuncturists can perform DNT, which involves deep needle insertion into muscle spasm areas to relieve trigger points and other muscle spasm issues as it is part of our scope of practice and general training. Nonetheless, although trained in the method, not all acupuncturists choose to use acupuncture in that manner and focus on other ways to mobilize qi and body energy. At Acupractic, DNT is available, and we offer meridian balancing acupuncture, as well.

There are some similarities between acupuncture and DNT, but profound differences, as well. Practitioner training and philosophic differences impact safety and outcome. Patients need to know the difference between the practices of acupuncture DNT to make good healthcare decisions.

Acupuncture is an ancient healing art form focused on qi flow and meridian balance. Qi is the body’s energy- blood, lymph, water, nerve, muscle, cognition; these all represent qi aspects. Meridians are the pathways on and in the body along which qi flows and correspond to each person’s fundamental elements: wood, fire, earth, metal, and water. Rather than some nebulous idea created by Chinese medicine practitioners, elements are natural occurrences that help us make sense of disease and qi flow stagnation in the body. Acupuncturists balance qi flow using acupuncture needles and other massage techniques such as cupping and gua sha along meridians. Depending on who uses DNT, they may thoughtfully strive to impact qi flow in a balanced manner, or they may just inserting a needle into a trigger point and thrusting it many times. Dr. Oskardmay aims to the former when she uses DNT to support the best healing response on many levels.

Another critical difference between DNT and acupuncture is the conditions surrounding the treatment itself. At Acupractic Natural Healing Center, Dr. Oskardmay provides a relaxed, healing atmosphere for each patient. Following needle insertion, patients rest on the table to relax the mind and allow treatment to engage fully. This differs from the highly medicalized DNT offered in some clinics that are not designed to be relaxing. Under the clinic atmosphere and the aggressive needle insertion into muscle tissue, it may increase cortisol stimulation and interfere with relaxation and healing.

Both acupuncture and DNT use sterile acupuncture needles. A licensed acupuncturist such as Dr. Oskardmay will choose the thinnest, highest gauge needle to achieve treatment results and insert the device to the depth required to balance qi flow. She may mobilize the needle gently or even somewhat vigorously at times to achieve treatment goals, constantly aware of patient comfort. The non-acupuncturist performing DNT chooses a larger diameter needle to break up muscle fibers and re-insert the needle repeatedly into the same and surrounding areas during one treatment leaving some patients to report pain and tenderness at the site of needle insertion that can last for several days.

There is no consensus on who can perform DNT; some states allow physical therapists, nurses, athletic trainers, physicians, and others to apply DNT. There is no required coursework or licensure requirement for practitioners who want to add this novel, popular technique to their treatment plans. Needles’ insertion depth ranges from 25 to 125 mm deep, and the risk of damage to nerves, muscles, and internal organs is genuine.

Whether your goal is relief from musculoskeletal aches and pains, stress relief, or other health concerns, call the acupuncture and chiropractic offices of Dr. Lisa Oskardmay at (919) 929-1400, email us at schedule@acudocnc.com or schedule online at acudocnc.com anytime. We are here for you, and our goal is to help you achieve balanced healing, naturally and safely.

Acupuncture for Hip Pain

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At our Triangle acupuncture clinic in Eastowne Hills of Chapel Hill, Dr. Lisa Oskardmay uses acupuncture to effectively treat many patients with hip pain. Though hip pain may arise from several different conditions and issues, acupuncture treatment at our office provides relief in several important ways. Dr. Lisa Oskardmay is a licensed acupuncturist, certified with the NCCAOM, as well as a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic. She understands the gentle and supportive work required to bring balance to the whole body in helping patients with hip pain and has helped many Triangle residents with hip, leg and back pain since 1995 get the services they need.

Located in the central region of the body, many things impact the hip. Hip pain can occur when there is direct injury to the hip itself, such as a fall. Alternately, problems in the kinetic chain from the hip to the foot will likely affect the hip. For example, foot pain such as plantar fasciitis will affect gait and the hip, eventually. Arthritic pain in the knee will also affect movement and balance, eventually affecting the hip, as well. Shoulder tension can create or worsen problems in the sacrum and iliac bones of the hip, as can other issues of postural distortion such as anterior head carriage and lordosis. Dr. Oskardmay recognizes the connectedness of the whole body and uses acupuncture and other therapies to restore balance and reduce pain.

What is Acupuncture Therapy?

Acupuncture is an ancient healing science which strives to influence the flow of healing energy or qi along meridians in the body. The main meridians coursing the hip are the water, wood and earth meridians along the back, sides and front of the body, respectively. Stagnation in these channels may feel like a muscle spasm in the thigh, leg or glut. Alternately, stuck qi flow may present as ligament inflammation and swelling in the foot, knee or hip itself. Using hands on palpation and detailed patient observation and history taking, Dr. Lisa strives to understand the source of the problem and attend to that to support lasting relief.

Treatment using acupuncture involves the insertion of thin, sterile needles into acupoints to break up impaired movement and restore balanced qi flow. Additionally, Dr. Lisa utilizes massage, heat and cold, electrostimulation and mobilization to effect healing wherever needed along the kinetic chain causing hip pain. She frequently recommends specific exercises and other activities for patients to do at home to maintain healing between visits.

If you or a loved one is suffering from hip pain, call us (919) 929-1400 or visit our website acudocnc.com to learn more and visit our office.

Acupuncture for Wrist Pain

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Wrist pain is a disabling condition that affects an excessive number of people each year. Pain in this part of the upper extremity limits a person’s ability to work, play, exercise, and care for themselves and their family members. Muscle aches and ligament strain in this region can stem from various causes; it is crucial to work with a knowledgeable and experienced practitioner to find practical solutions. At Acupractic Natural Healing Center and Acupuncture at Eastowne, Dr. Lisa Oskardmay has over twenty-five years of experience helping people regain wrist function and reduce pain using acupuncture, massage, and mobilization procedures that get at the root of the problem.

What is Acupuncture Therapy?

Acupuncture therapy is an ancient healing art that recognizes the delivery of healing energy or qi along channels in and on the body’s surface. Blockage or stagnation of this energy flow will result in health problems. A licensed acupuncturist, Dr. Oskardmay understand how to use acupuncture and related therapies to restore qi flow and enhance each patient’s healing response. Cupping therapy and other forms of massage she performs as part of every treatment will also benefit the treatment.

The cause of wrist damage may be from long-term accumulated insults to the wrist bones, or it may stem from an acute injury. Dr. Oskardmay evaluates each patient to determine the cause of their wrist pain and associated problems. Small wrist bones are easily damaged with overuse, such as working long hours at a computer or phone or engaging in sports activities such as yoga, push-ups, or other weight-bearing exercises that involve the upper extremity. Tennis elbow and shoulder bursitis can lead to wrist problems over time due to disruption of the kinetic chain from the neck and shoulders to the wrist.

Neck posture is an essential component of upper extremity concerns. When the neck is held upright rather than bent forward, the nervous system has a better chance to function unimpeded. Nonetheless, many people are unaware of their posture’s effect on their wrists, hands, elbows, and shoulders. Also, neck pain keeps many people from achieving proper posture, resulting in vertebral remodeling and more disability over time. For some women, large breasts contribute to rounded shoulders and shoulder and wrist pain. Dr. Lisa Oskardmay helps patients understand the connection between posture and discomfort and helps them achieve better posture through treatment at the office and exercises at home.

Muscles in the hands, arms, forearms, shoulders, neck, and even the upper back may show congestion and muscle spasms when wrist pain exists. These associated areas of pain and inflammation may cause wrist pain, or persistent muscle and ligament issues in related areas may keep the wrist from healing. Wrist splints, exercises, medications, and surgery are other treatment methods used but may exacerbate the problem and not get to the root cause. At the offices of Dr. Lisa Oskardmay, she attends to all afflicted areas to promote lasting recovery.

Call our Triangle acupuncture clinic today (919) 929-1400 or visit our website acudocnc.com to learn more about how the time-tested natural healing therapies such as acupuncture can help your wrist pain and schedule an appointment. We look forward to serving your healthcare needs.

Chiropractic and Acupuncture for Pinched Nerves

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Nerves are tough structures that travel from the spinal cord through the spinal cord to surrounding tissues. These crucial information-carrying systems suffer blockage when pinched or irritated in some manner. Natural healthcare methods such as chiropractic and acupuncture can offer relief to people suffering from pinched nerves in many ways. At our Chapel Hill office, Dr. Oskardmay helps patients who have pain and other disability from pinched nerves by using a unique combination of therapies designed to help. Many people come to our clinic when other methods have failed, or because they don’t want surgery or find that medications leave them with adverse side effects. As a chiropractor and licensed acupuncturist doctor, Dr. Oskardmay has helped thousands of patients with nerve pain since opening her doors in 1995. She looks forward to helping you, as well.

Pinched nerves can affect the neck, upper back, lower back, shoulders, arm, foot, elbow- virtually anyplace a nerve travels will show some level of pain and disability with nerve impingement. Symptoms of nerve impingement vary depending on the nerve affected and how severe the pinching and even the duration of nerve blockage. Common symptoms include tingling, pain, and numbness, or a sensation of pins and needles in the area supplied by the nerve. Pain can be sharp and stabbing and severe or dull, achy, and chronic. Muscle weakness may ensue, as well, in affected areas. Movement may exacerbate pain caused by pinched nerves and affect daily activities and even sleep. Many people depend on muscle relaxers and sleep aids to combat insomnia caused by pinched nerve pain, with varying success levels.

Dr. Oskardmay understands the severity of pinched nerve pain and offers solutions to help ease the problem so many face. Following careful examination and history review, she devises a treatment plan designed to get to the root of the problem. She uses chiropractic medical diagnostic methods to determine which nerves require to contribute to the pain and disability and then provides gentle and precise adjustment methods to correct the problem at its source. Treatment may include activator or hands-on manual adjustments geared toward each person’s body needs and requests. She provides massage and other therapies to relax surrounding muscles and other tissues, easing the mind, relaxing the body, and facilitating healing. Acupuncture is a balanced therapy method used to enhance autonomic nervous system response and support its vital role. She employs this ancient technique and cupping massage to reduce muscle spasm areas and trigger points in the back and shoulders when needed.

If you or a loved one is looking for a natural remedy for pinched nerve problems, contact the Triangle acupuncture and chiropractic clinics of Dr. Lisa Oskardmay. Located just off i-40 in Eastowne Hills, across Fordham Boulevard from Wegman’s near UNC Healthcare, our office is conveniently located with free accessible parking and a beautiful atmosphere. Call 919-929-1400 or schedule online 24 hours a day by visiting acudocnc.com. We’re here to help and help you get the answers you need.

Microneedling for Facial Rejuvenation

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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

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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.