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Weight Loss in Shelton

Stratford Acupuncture & Nutritional Wellness Center welcomes patients for assistance in Weight Loss in these towns and surrounding areas: Shelton, Bridgeport, Trumbull, Ansonia, Derby, Seymour, Monroe, Fairfield, Milford, and Orange. If you’d like to learn more, contact Stratford Acupuncture & Nutritional Wellness Center to schedule an appointment. You can book your visit by phone or online.

Most people know being overweight or obese isn’t healthy, but losing weight and changing lifestyle habits isn’t easy. Joseph Downer, LAc, of Stratford Acupuncture & Nutritional Wellness Center in Stratford, Connecticut, provides personalized weight loss management for patients.

If you’re overweight or obese, losing weight can help you achieve better health. But if you’ve tried losing weight before only to see the scale not budge, you know losing weight is challenging. It requires knowledge, commitment, and long-term lifestyle changes.

Personalized Nutrition Plan


A weight loss program is different than dieting and exercising on your own. While many diet and exercise plans fail, weight loss management gives you professional support to help you achieve success.

At Stratford Acupuncture & Nutritional Wellness Center, Joe works with you to understand your needs and define your goals, creating a personalized nutrition plan for you. These plans help reset your body to eliminate cravings that make it hard to stick to weight loss plans.

  • What are the benefits of facial cupping?
    ● Increased blood circulation to the head and neck. ● Increased circulation and absorption of nutrients to the skin. ● Improved absorption of facial products. ● Drainage of stagnant fluids. ● Reduced puffiness and edema. ● Reduced appearance and prevention of facial lines and wrinkles. ● Strengthen skin and connective tissues. ● Stimulate cells responsible for collagen production. ● Brighten skin. ● Minimize the appearance of scars, fine lines, and wrinkles. ● Tone the chin, jawline, neck, and décolletage. ● Decrease puffiness. ● Regulate oil production. ● Improve nutrient delivery and product absorption.
  • What can I expect from my facial cupping session?
    Your facial cupping session starts with a thin application of coconut oil or Pentaxyl Anti-aging Skincare cream. After a light face and neck massage, your facial cupping treatment begins. It is best to arrive for your treatment with long hair tied back and a clean face free of makeup and lotions. A typical facial cupping treatment lasts anywhere from 20-30 minutes. Please drink an ample amount of water before and after each treatment to help your treatment last longer. Lines and wrinkles will plump, and any scar tissue will soften. The drainage of stagnant fluids from reservoir areas will reduce edema and chronic puffiness. The muscles of the face benefit greatly from the reduction of tension and tightness, releasing expression lines and loosening tight muscle tissue. Facial cupping can provide significant therapeutic results for symptoms related to sinus infections, inflammation, edema, and patients suffering from TMJ disorders.
  • How many treatments are recommended for optimal results?
    As with any therapeutic treatment, results can vary from person to person. The recommended initial course of treatment with facial cupping consists of between 6 and 12 sessions, depending on age and skin condition. The results are cumulative, especially if treatments are performed 1-2 times per week. We recommend monthly follow-up sessions to maintain the original results.
  • Is facial cupping the same as body cupping?
    Yes and no. Although they’re based on the same principle of restoration, facial and body cupping are executed differently. Facial cups are typically smaller and softer. They’re used to gently pull the skin away from deeper layers of fascia. This increases blood flow to the area and rejuvenates the skin without leaving cup marks behind. Body cupping, on the other hand, is primarily used to alleviate aches and pains. Cup marks are almost always left behind, but they do serve a diagnostic purpose; the size, shape, and color are said to reflect the amount of “stagnation” or cellular waste buildup. These marks fade as your lymphatic system processes the waste.
  • Will it leave bruises?
    Facial cupping, unlike body cupping, doesn’t leave bruises. In facial cupping therapy, the cups are constantly moving- cups will only leave bruises if left in one spot for too long.
  • Are there any other side effects or risks?
    Although facial cupping is generally considered safe, minor side effects are possible. They typically occur during or immediately after the treatment. Temporary side effects of facial cupping include: ● Nausea ● Dizziness ● Lightheadedness ● Cold sweats If you have broken skin or active breakouts or rashes on your skin, you may not be able to receive facial cupping.
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