- Cloud 9 Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine22 West Padonia Rd. Suite A-203
Timonium, MD 21093
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!
Call or book your appointment online today!
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/
Acupuncture and the automotive mechanic: the business of recognizing symptoms before they become costly
By: Chris Fadgen, M.Ac., L.Ac.
Your car is an investment that you want to last. So when the check engine light comes on or the car temperature gauge lights up, you know it’s time to call the mechanic. Sure, sometimes we can push through and delay appropriate service, but that comes with potential risk of damage and more costly repairs.
As an acupuncturist, I request you look at our body in the same way. It goes without saying that it is your greatest investment but the challenge is, it didn’t come with an owner’s manual.
Just like a car dashboard has signals alerting us of mechanical issues, the human body offers messages can help direct us. These messages are usually subtle and require some keen observation. To begin to reach a deeper understanding of their “signals”, I advise my patients to observe and report on 5 symptoms that “come and go”. These can be simple things like “tired eyes”, a small headache or body ache, that odd knee or back pain that seems to come out of nowhere.
Often these seemingly unrelated symptoms begin to take a certain pattern. It takes a little time and observation, but eventually a patient will find that when one symptom comes and the appropriate remedy is not provided, another, more pronounced symptom surely follows. The onset and severity of the symptoms rise to match the medical issue whereby each “signal” that is ignored results in a stronger and more unavoidable message until the issue is so problematic that costly medical intervention become a necessity.
In short, if we don’t recognize and intervene appropriately, the problem escalates until it is critical enough to correspond directly to modern medical diagnosis. This usually means trouble (and costly repairs).
Regular acupuncture treatment delivers the ability to see the signals offered by our body. The question is, “Will you choose to disregard your body’s signals and allow the issue to escalate toward more drastic medical intervention OR will you observe, recognize and take effective action to remedy the issue?”
My acupuncture process empowers you to take control of your health and wellness usually in small and easy ways to avoid more costly repairs. I look forward to seeing you in our White Marsh office. Schedule a FREE 15 minute consult or book your first appointment today at Cloud9AcuClinic.com.
Chris sees patients at our White Marsh location on:
Mon. 8:30am – 7pm
Tues. 12:30pm – 7pm
Wed. 8:30am – 12:30pm
Fri. 8:30am – 7pm
Sat. 8:30am – 12:30pm *Every Other Saturday*
Chris is in network with Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna and Aetna plans.
Read more about Chris at https://cloud9acuclinic.com/chris-fadgen-acupuncturist/