- Cloud 9 Acupuncture22 West Padonia Rd. Suite A-203
Timonium, MD 21093
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Take a traditional approach to healing. Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) take a holistic, or whole-body approach to health. According to TCM, the reasons why people gain weight, or find it difficult to lose weight, are numerous. The World Health Organization (WHO), stated that there are an estimated 1 billion overweight adults. These overweight adults spend billions of dollars annually on weight loss products that are often dangerous. Those who turn to diet pills, extreme fasting, fad diets, or surgeries are putting themselves at risk. Acupuncture works to control weight on various levels and will help: release endorphins, reduce stress, reduce appetite and support digestion. Turning to acupuncture for weight loss is a natural and effective approach.
As early as 960 AD Acupuncturists devised a way to utilize acupuncture to create a natural face lift.
Cosmetic acupuncture is quickly coming into fashion, with celebrities bringing attention to it’s relaxing and beautifying effects.
Celebrities that have raved about Cosmetic acupuncture “face lifts” include:
Our Acupuncturists are specially trained in Cosmetic Acupuncture or Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, combining over 15 years of experience with great results! Call today to schedule your Facial Acupuncture Consult or Book Online to determine your Facial Acupuncture treatment plan. Take 10 years off your face. Now is the perfect time to get started- look younger for the holidays, and look younger for the New Year!
Statistics show eight out of 10 people will experience low back pain at some point during their life. Seeking medical treatment for back pain is very common. Typically back pain is fleeting and can be easily resolved with rest, heat and an occasional anti-inflammatory like ibuprofen. However, once the damage is done, the recurrence of back pain can be as high as 50 percent. Part of this is because as we age, things like muscles and tendons become less flexible and pliable. It is also very well known in the United States, people are too sedentary and this leads to excess weight gain that can create added pressure on the body, especially the low back. continue reading
By Emily Herman, M.Ac., L.Ac,
One of the many beneficial “side effects” of acupuncture, regardless of why you initially walked into your practitioner’s door, is that it can improve impaired immune function.
This is a great time of year to get into the groove of seeing your acupuncturist regularly to boost your immune system – and prevent colds from taking hold before they even get a chance! Because as you may know, it is better to prevent an illness than to have to treat it.
There are many studies pointing to the immune-boosting effect of acupuncture, however I would like to highlight one entitled “Effect of acupuncture treatment on the immune function impairment found in anxious women.” This study looked specifically at a population of 34 women ranging from 30-60 years old, all suffering from anxiety. The acu-points used were chosen for their effectiveness in relieving anxiety. Blood samples were drawn from the participants before treatment and 72 hours after treatment. From the abstract:
“The results showed that the most favorable effects of acupuncture on the immune functions appear 72 hours after the single session and persist one month after the end of the complete treatment. Impaired immune functions in anxious women (chemotaxis, phagocytosis, lymphoproliferation and NK activity) were significantly improved by acupuncture, and augmented immune parameters (superoxide anion levels and lymphoproliferation of the patient subgroup whose values had been too high) were significantly diminished.”
Not only does getting regular acupuncture help improve mood, promote immediate and lasting relaxation, and better sleep, just to name a few benefits; it can help you stave off those nasty colds!
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Emily sees patients in our Timonium location on:
Wednesdays… 4pm – 8pm
Saturdays …. 2:30pm – 6pm
Emily is in network with Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna and Aetna plans.
Read more about Emily at https://cloud9acuclinic.com/emily-herman-acupuncturist/