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Atlantic Medicine & Wellness

Frequently Asked Questions

Atlantic Medicine & Wellness Help Center – F.A.Q

Sometimes medicine and wellness services can get a little confusing. Below are some questions that clients and customers have frequently asked our professionals.

Allergy

Our process for allergy testing consists of a suite of sophiscated diagnostic tools from precise environmental testing to food allergy testing. In addition, we conduct a “multi-test” skin exam that tests for 52 allergens local to our New Jersey shore communities. Once the specific allergen(s) are identified, we are able to successfully treat the symptoms with our immunotherapy program. All of our testing and immunotherapy is FDA approved.

We also offer a comprehensive blood test that will screen for latent sensitivities of up to 600 foods, common chemical irritants, and other compounds. Knowing which foods and chemicals to avoid can be nothing short of life-changing for those suffering from these symptoms.

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Allergy skin tests are used to identify a number of potential allergens that can be affecting your body. This may include airborne, food/diet-related, and contact allergens. In order to thoroughly test for allergies, there are three types of skin tests:

  1. Scratch Test
  2. Intradermal Test
  3. Patch Test

Typically,  a scratch test is the initial test that is performed for most patients. During this exam, an allergen is placed within a liquid. The doctor will then place that liquid on a section of your skin with a special tool that will gently puncture the allergen into the surface of your skin. Once that process is complete, the doctor will closely monitor your skin to observe the reaction against the foreign substance. As a result, if there is any redness, swelling, elevation, or itchiness, there is a strong indication that your body is allergic to that allergen.

Sometimes a scratch test may be inconclusive and your physician will perform an intradermal skin test. This type of test requires injecting a concentrated amount of the allergen into the dermis layer of your skin. Similarly to the scratch test, your doctor will observe and monitor the reaction to the foreign substance to determine if you are allergic.

The patch test (TRUE test) involves using adhesive patches that are placed on your body for 2-4 days. Your doctor will review the patches 48 hours after the application, 72 hours after the application, and once more 96 hours after the application.

In certain circumstances, if you experience a severe allergic reaction to any of the skin tests, your doctor may recommend a blood test..

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Acupuncture

Our approach to acupuncture at Atlantic Medicine and Wellness can utlize a multi-facet approach in which we use acupuncuture alone or in conjunction with other pain relief treatments. The goal of treatment is to enhance the overall function of the body’s inclination to heal and perform and optimal levels.

Acupuncture increases circulation and reduces pain to enhance the body’s overall performance and restores the body back to balance and harmony by reducing stress. Our approach is identify the underlying cause of pain and treat the subtle imbalances that are the root cause of the pain.

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Acupuncture treatment consists of using very fine needles to stimulate the body to increase circulation and release endorphins. In addition, it reduces inflammation and inhibiting pain that are the cause of your body’s discomfort. Acupuncture stimulates natural healing in the body and relaxes muscles. As a result, many patients find that they need fewer and/or no drugs or surgery to cope with their pain. As an additional benefit, acupuncture also promotes physical and emotional well-being, enhances immunity, and may cost less than many other pain relief solutions

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No. Acupuncture needs are never reused at Atlantic Medicine & Wellness. We use individually wrapped, single-use needles that are properly disposed once they have been used.

A licensed practice in North America is required to used sterile disposable needles.

Anti-Aging

Anti-aging services are medical services that help delay, reduce or prevent the aging process. These services are focused on preventing the appearance of getting older.

Atlantic Medicine & Wellness offers treatments designed to slow the appearance of aging, physical fitness and rehabilitation services that can help prevent age-related diseases, relief from pain associated with degeneration, nutritional support, comprehensive clinical care and so much more.

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Chiropractic

Chiropractic is a natural, holistic form of health care that uses spinal adjustments to correct misalignments, restore proper function to the nervous system, and relieve pain and discomfort. Chiropractic does not use drugs nor surgery.

At Atlantic Medicine and Wellness, we have four branches of Chiropractic treatment that can help you with your overall wellness:

  • Disc Treatment
  • Foot Orthotics
  • Muscle & Joints
  • Spine & Extremities

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Chiropractic services and adjustments are safe when it is performed by a trained and licensed practitioner. Injuries related to chiropractic services are rare.

If you have any questions related to chiropractic care, feel free to contact us.

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Physical Therapy

Physical therapy modalities refer to the treatments used to increase your physical therapy program and to help you obtain your body’s normal functionality and mobility. Modalities can refer to different types of treatment that consist of electrical, thermal or mechanical energy that causes physiological changes.

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The physical therapists at Atlantic Medicine and Wellness work with patients to craft a unique rehabilitative plan that will ensure the patient’s comfort and capability. Stretching, joint and soft tissue mobilizations, therapeutic exercises and functional training are utilized to address both visible and underlying problems.  Physical therapy modalities, such as a cold laser, ultrasound, and spinal decompression may also be incorporated into a treatment plan to boost the healing process and ensure prolonged success of treatment.

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Physical therapy is important for a number of reasons but an overall reason patients seek this service is due to the healing effects patients experience. A customized physical therapy program helps individuals return to their prior level of mobility and body functionality before their injury.

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