Acupuncture is the ancient art of inserting thin sterile needles into specific locations on the body to bring about change in the state of the being. Acupuncture works by stimulating the movement of Qi from an area of excess or stagnation, or by bringing more Qi to an area of deficiency. “Qi” is what the Chinese call vital energy or life force. Without Qi there is no longer life. Qi needs to move freely and smoothly throughout the body to maintain homeostasis of the individual. The source of Qi is obtained three ways in the body; by the food we eat, the air we breathe and the constitutional strength given to us at conception by our parents, which should be used like a savings account to promote graceful aging, hence don’t burn the candle at both ends. Acupuncture works with the movement of Qi to bring “harmonious balance” to the individual.
So what is Community Acupuncture? This is where many individuals benefit from the work of acupuncture in a shared open space. Individuals will sign up for time slots and work with Shelby Sickles, Licensed Acupuncturist and owner of Manasquan’s Harmonious Balance, to talk about what your relief goals are for your session and you will then sit or lay with like minded souls looking for relief and the benefits of acupuncture in a group setting. You can stay for as little or as long as you need from your assigned time until 2pm. We are staggering appointment times so Shelby can assist everyone individually and decrease your wait time.
We encourage you to wear loose comfortable clothing and bring headphones to sit and meditate or ear plugs for silence. A restroom is available if you need to change.
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