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Ocean Integrated Wellness FAQs

How long have you been in business?
Since 2011
How did ocean integrated wellness get started?
Realizing how much
Do I need insurance to come here?
No. We have affordable cash plans.
Do you take insurance?
Yes. We take most insurance.
Do you work with patients who have workman’s compensation claims or automotive accidents?
Workman’s comp no but we do help many people involved in automotive accidents.
Are all of your providers certified?
Yes. Our providers are licensed and certified.
Do you accept referrals?
Yes. We accept referrals from MDs, DOs, PTs and other chiropractors.
What conditions do you treat?
Neck pain, back pain, migraines, joint pain, bulging/herniated discs, TMJ, Neuropathy, Plantar Fasciitis
Where are you located?
On the west side of Toms River at the Mule Road Light in the West Hills Plaza.
Can you help people prepare for weight loss surgery?
No. We do not recommend any surgeries. We help people avoid surgery including weight loss out weight loss program has helped hundreds of people lose weight safely and naturally.

Chiropractor FAQs

What do chiropractors do?
Chiropractors use hands-on spinal manipulation and other alternative treatments, the theory being that proper alignment of the body’s musculoskeletal structure, particularly the spine, will enable the body to heal itself without surgery or medication.
Can chiropractic adjustment help with sciatica?
Absolute. Sciatica can be caused by bones in your spine incorrectly aligned putting pressure on the disc causing it to bulge and press on your nerve.
Can chiropractors prescribe medicine?
No. We help people avoid taking medications.
Why is there so much controversy about chiropractic work?
The only controversy comes from some Medical Doctors who are upset when we help patients get better without addicting drugs or dangerous surgery.
Can chiropractors write prescriptions?
No.
Can a chiropractor fix a pinched nerve?
Yes.
Can a chiropractor help with knee pain?
Yes.
How often should you go to a chiropractor?
Like exercise or eating right you health depends on regular
Can a chiropractor help with headaches?
Yes. Many headaches are due to nerve pressure from the spine.
Can a chiropractor fix scoliosis?
If it is caught early enough, changes can be made but if it is in an older adult it is difficult to make any changes. But chiropractic care can help minimize any pain.
Can I see a chiropractor while pregnant?
Yes. Chiropractic can help minimize or eliminate back pain caused by pregnancy.
Do chiropractors help with sciatica?
Yes as above.

Acupuncture FAQs

What is acupuncture and how does it work?
The use of tiny needles to stimulate the body’s immune response to pain. Needles go into the body and opens little doors and windows that allow energy to flow unimpeded throughout the body. Acupuncture removes the obstructions blocking these doors and windows and helps the electricity move along the fascial planes, relieving many symptoms and causing stress and anxiety to just about melt away.
What are the benefits of acupuncture?
Managing pain with little to no side effects as it helps get people out of the “fight or flight” mode and into the rest and relaxation mode, which is where we want to spend most of our time. This allows us to reduce or eliminate stress and pain in our lives. While we think of pain as the problem-it is the messenger–not the problem. Symptoms are there for a reason: they are a warning sign! Pain is a red flag, your body’s attempt to get you to change behaviour, or in other terms, go from living in the sympathetic “fight or flight” realm to the para-sympathetic rest and relaxation mode, which is the only time “healing” occurs.
Do acupuncture needles go into the skin?
Yes, the needles go into the skin to just below skin level. This is actually where the fascial planes exist. Acupuncture points are found in the fascia. Collagen is the principal ingredient of fascia and collagen has both unusual conducting properties and also generates electricity. Most importantly, the fluid between the fascial planes conducts electricity very well. This fluid is free of any mechanical obstructions… in health.
Does acupuncture hurt?
Usually no. Every once and a while a patient may feel a tiny pinch, almost like a mosquito bite. There should be little to no pain and if there is any tiny discomfort that should dissolve within seconds.
Why do people do acupuncture?
People are tired of the pill pushing doctors who more than likely are partnered with the major drug companies. Also, many people today are looking for more holistic answers to their health concerns thus seek out alternative treatments like acupuncture.
Does acupuncture work?
It absolutely works or it wouldn’t be covered by major insurance providers like Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Is acupuncture covered by insurance?
Yes, major insurance companies like Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, United Health cover acupuncture. Of course not all of their plans cover treatments and we would find out prior to your first visit if your insurance will cover our acupuncture treatment.
Can acupuncture help with weight loss?
Yes, there are many protocols for addictions that are found in Auriculotherapy, or commonly known as Ear Acupuncture. The ear is a very powerful resource for helping with addictions like smoking, drugs, food etc.
Can acupuncture help treat anxiety?
Yes, one of the major benefits of acupuncture, in my opinion, is the ability for it to bring one’s shen back into balance. Once the mind becomes one with the body, many pains and ailments just sort of melt away. In fact, the VA is now looking at incorporating acupuncture for Vets suffering from PTSD.
What is acupuncture good for?
Acupuncture works on an assortment of issues including, but not limited to, back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, migraines, plantar fasciitis, headaches, depression, anxiety. One thing to keep in mind though is that insurance companies only see acupuncture as pain management.
Can I do acupuncture if I am pregnant?
Not only can you do acupuncture if your pregnant but you can also use it to become pregnant-it works great in conjunction with fertility clinics. One can also use acupuncture to induce labor and also even turn the baby if it’s breached.

Weight Loss FAQs

What strategies do you use for weightless?
We use a comprehensive program that includes a very important education process. Although we have a diet component that involves real food we also work on behavioral changes that cause most of the issues with weight gain. Our program is more of a life style change than just a weight loss program.
Do you have a gym in house?
No. Studies have shown that exercise is not the best way to lose weight. There are a few of our members that exercise but they were exercising before they joined the program. 95% of our people lose weight without any exercise.
Do you refer people for weight loss surgery?
No. We have many people who have had the surgery and gained all the weight back as well as having health issues due to the surgery.
Is your weight loss plan natural?
It is completely natural. We do not use shakes, bars, prepackaged foods, shots or hormones. It is built around using real food prepared in a healthy manner.
Are you able to work your weight loss program around vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and other special diets?
Yes. We have many vegetarians that have done extremely well as well as gluten free and other needs.
How quickly should I be able to see results?
We have had people lose 17+ pounds in a week. This is not typical but if you follow our program you will see results very quickly.
Can weight loss really cure type 2 diabetes?
Absolutely. We had a client that had was recently put on diabetic medicine and after only 4 weeks on our program her doctor took her off the medicine and told her to keep up the program as she not longer needed any medicine.
Does your weight loss plan incorporate exercise?
As above
Does your weight loss program address health conditions which contribute to weight gain?
Yes. We can do a complete hormone profile to find any problems that may prevent a successful weight loss.
What health conditions can weight loss improve and/or cure?
Weight loss helps a myriad of health conditions. We have had people improve the entire blood work panel. Things like cholesterol all returned to normal. Diabetes was reduced or completely eliminated. A lady who was on oxygen was able to come off her oxygen. Arthritis has been reduced or eliminated. One of the biggest changes is reducing inflammation.
Will this program plan out my meals?
We do help you understand how to plan out meals in the healthiest way.
Will I need to take any pills?
We have two supplements that last about 6 weeks. One of the supplements is for reducing cravings. There is no caffeine or stimulants in the supplements. We also give a high quality, sublingual B12. We say they are good for about 6 weeks because most people find their cravings are significantly reduced or eliminated within that time and their energy level increases.
Will my weight loss last?
Yes! Because we are helping to change bad behaviors and life style choices you will find your dealing with food is changed. Food no longer rules you.
How long is the program?
There are several levels depending on how much weight you want to lose.