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.

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

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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 Back and Stomach Improve 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.

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Chiropractic Care for Better Singing

Singing is one of the best activities we humans have to enhance our well-being while bringing joy to those around us. At the Triangle chiropractic and acupuncture offices of Dr. Lisa Oskardmay in Chapel Hill, NC, we recognize the benefits of this healthful activity and help people improve their ability to sing in many ways. Dr. Oskardmay is an avid singer herself and appreciates the physicality singing requires; using skillful palpation and other diagnostics, she can help you fine-tune your vocal instrument. Chiropractic and acupuncture may not help improve your sight-reading or ability to sing in tune but can benefit other vital aspects. From posture enhancement to pain reduction, treatment at our clinic can help you get on the way to better singing.

To sing correctly, one needs to stand tall and project the voice, which requires good posture and diaphragmatic breathing. Dr. Oskardmay can improve both of these using chiropractic adjustments to the spine and extremities, massage to the muscles of the back and neck, shoulders, and even the diaphragm. Treatment will resolve pain in the neck and back and ribcage, enabling the singer to breathe more deeply, hold notes longer, and sing with more control. Demonstrated to improve nerve flow to organs and muscles, the adjustment helps the lungs, diaphragm, vocal cords, and body muscles all work better.

Subluxations in the vertebral column cause compensatory postural alterations that reduce vocal quality and tone. When the vertebrae are misaligned, the joints between the spinal bones ache on movement, causing the sufferer to reduce movement reflexively. Likewise, ribcage subluxation impairs singer inhalation and exhalation; pain inhibits full range and breathing strength. Notably, the diaphragm that bisects the body at the last rib can also suffer irritation, causing a reduction in voice strength and quality. Additionally, shoulder pain and lack of pain-free range of motion disable a singer’s ability to reach their full voice because the shoulders are involved in lung expansion.

Careful examination always precedes treatment at our Triangle acupuncture and chiropractic clinic. After assessing the cause of body pain or limited range of motion, Dr. Oskardmay develops a treatment plan to fix the cause of the problem. Careful massage relaxes taut muscles that hinder action. Using chiropractic mobilization techniques in the neck and back, she restores pain-free vertebral movement and nerve flow. When misalignment in the neck and upper back is corrected, singers can stand taller with better head and neck uprightness. Dr. Oskardmay applies specific adjustment techniques to the shoulders and ribs to support motion there, as well. The clavicle is a rich source of singing muscle attachment; undiagnosed pain in this vital shoulder bone can affect a singer’s ability to project.

Bring joy to yourself and those around you by getting the most out of your singing voice. At the Triangle chiropractic and acupuncture offices of Dr. Lisa Oskardmay, we are here for you. During these times of enhanced sanitation requirements, we mask up and ask our patients to do so. Call (919) 929-1400, email schedule@acudocnc.com or visit our website acudocnc.com to schedule your appointment today.

Chiropractic Care for TMJ

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Temporomandibular joints or TMJ disorder is a painful jaw condition that affects many people. Pain can affect talking, sleeping or eating and have serious repercussions. TMJ has a variety of causes, and treatment aimed at resolving pain and reducing recurrence is best. TMJ can exacerbate other medical ailments such as a headache and tooth and neck pain. TMJ is similar to another condition known as Upper Cervical Dysfunction, and the two share overlapping symptoms, causes, and treatments. At Acupractic Natural Healing Center in Chapel Hill, NC, Dr. Oskardmay will perform a thorough physical exam and understand your history to diagnose and treat this painful condition accurately.

Jaw pain from TMJ occurs when the temporomandibular joint in the mouth is injured or damaged. Sufferers may experience pain in the head, face, ear, jaw, or mouth. This painful syndrome is caused by arthritis to the temporomandibular joint, tooth or jaw injury, misalignment to the teeth or jaw, tightness in the mouth musculature, and tooth grinding. Stress, poor posture, and gum chewing contribute to TMJ. Pain can be chronic. Tell your chiropractic physician about any mouth and head pain you have as TMJ is a treatable syndrome that can have serious repercussions if left untreated. Dr. Oskardmay will review your health history and palpate muscular areas related to your pain area. Tightness in facial muscles surrounding the mouth or around the neck and upper back are frequently found in both TMJ and Upper Cervical Dysfunction. Additionally, painful joints in the mouth, throat, and head may cause or be caused by the two conditions.

The tightness of the masseter muscle and tenderness of the TMJ joint can be relieved with hands-on techniques designed to mobilize irritated joints and relax and soothe tight muscles. Inflamed vertebral units in the neck and upper back contribute to jaw pain; this region can be adjusted with chiropractic techniques to take stress off these important supportive structures and help the nervous system fully function to heal the area. Stress reduction techniques may be helpful to reduce nighttime tooth grinding. Disposable or prescription mouth guards may assist in the healing process.

Chiropractic care aimed at relieving joint and muscle inflammation, posture and balance will help the dual syndromes of TMJ and Upper Cervical Dysfunction. If you’re looking for a chiropractor in Chapel Hill, NC call us today at (919) 929-1400, email us at schedule@acudocnc.com or visit our website at acudocnc.com to schedule your appointment today. We offer self-pay discounts, accept your HSA or FSA and participate with and submit claims electronically for you to most major insurance plans, including BCBS State and Federal, United Healthcare, Cigna, Aetna, Medicare, and others. Helping people of the Triangle since 1995, we look forward to helping you, too.

How Do You Choose a Chiropractor or Acupuncturist?

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Your decision to receive chiropractic or acupuncture care is a good one. A chiropractic physician or an acupuncturist are licensed healthcare professionals, both fields with a strong history of caring and healing the sick and injured. Many people wonder how to choose a practitioner and how to schedule that first appointment. The decision to select a particular practice is personal. Many people look to their alternative medicine provider for help and guidance over time, and it is essential to be comfortable with your decision.

Many people seek advice from their friends and loved ones or other healthcare providers regarding which chiropractor or acupuncturist to choose. Use this method in addition to different ways to find the help you need. Other ways to find a chiropractor or acupuncturist may be to check online reviews, ask your insurance for participating providers, and contact the Better Business Bureau. Former and current client reviews should be mostly positive and give you insight into the practitioner’s business. The insurance plan lists businesses that accept that insurance which may be significant. So-called ‘participating providers’ agree to take the insurance plan allowable rate for specific services and generally conform to bill insurance for you. Look for information about HSA or FSA accounts if you have those.

A practice’s website should be easy to navigate to find information such as address, phone number, and email, services offered and conditions treated, office photos, and Doctor or practitioner biography. Additional helpful website features can include a link to online scheduling, accepted insurance plans and billing information such as cost and payment methods, and reference areas such as links to more information about chiropractic and acupuncture. Some websites such as Acupractic Natural Healing Center in Chapel Hill, NC may include a set of blogs or resources with great details on a variety of topics such as back pain and chiropractic or how acupuncture treats headaches. Websites will frequently include practice reviews and recommendations from former clients; some will even have video reviews.

The decision to choose alternative medical care is one of the best ones you can make. Once you make a decision, based on advice or insurance considerations, call or visit that practice or that practice’s website to get more information. Your ‘first impression’ of the practice may be a helpful indicator as to the practice’s best fit for your needs- is the phone answered quickly by a cheerful voice? Are your questions answered? Is the website well organized with working ‘links’? Does the practice offer appointment openings that work with your schedule?

If you’re looking for a chiropractor or acupuncturist in Chapel Hill, NC call us today at (919) 929-1400, email us at schedule@acudocnc.com or visit our website at acudocnc.com to schedule your appointment today.

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