Acupuncture and Cosmetic Acupuncture

Acupuncture

acupunctureAcupuncture is a common healing choice for those suffering from:

  • Pain (anywhere in the body)
  • Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Digestive disorders
  • Allergies
  • Respiratory illness
  • Menopausal symptoms and so much more!

Acupuncture is the medical practice of inserting sterile, thin and virtually painless needles into specific points throughout the body to initiate a healing response. This medicine has been an effective therapy for thousands of years. The reason attributed to the success of this medicine is that an acupuncturist can access the vital energies of the body otherwise known as Qi (“Chi”). Qi is the basis for all our physiological functions.

In fact, Qi transforms, transports, holds, raises, protects and warms various aspects of our bodies. But not only does it provide a healing response by manipulating Qi, but it also balances the Yin and Yang polarities (including organ energetics) that may be off balance within our internal systems that lead to pain or illness. From a Western medical standpoint, acupuncture causes a number of physiological responses, such as releasing endorphins (which combat pain) and cortisol (to reduce inflammation). Many studies can confirm that acupuncture can reduce pain and improve health.

What I love about this medicine is that it fundamentally treats the whole person to alleviate the root of the problem and not just its symptoms, which makes for a highly effective treatment with long lasting results. In fact, many worldwide and US health organizations, such as The World Health Organization and The American Cancer Society advocate the effectiveness of acupuncture.

 

Cupping

cuppingCupping is the use of suction on specific areas of the body.I use a flame to heat the air in a small glass cup, which creates a vacuum as the air cools. When the cup is applied to the body it gently pulls the underlying tissue.Cupping in combination with acupuncture can enhance treatments for sprains and strains, especially in the back, shoulders and legs; it can help respiratory problems like cough, and even remedy symptoms of the common cold.

 

Moxabustion

moxabustionMoxabustion is a heat therapy that is applied to acupuncture points to warm our energy pathways otherwise known as “meridians.” This therapy is often used to warm the cold that has penetrated deep into our bodies causing blockages that create pain, it also moves stagnant Qi and blood to resolve pain, and it can even prevent illness and strengthen health.

 

Chinese Herbal Prescriptions

chinese_herbal_prescriptionsWe can prescribe Chinese Herbal Formulas for the natural approach to medications. If you have pain, hormonal imbalances, stress issues, digestive problems, or any issue that may be causing you discomfort then there as an herbal formula for you. Come in today to start feeling better naturally!

 

Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture

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With the Mei Zen series, you can naturally look and feel your best! These changes can be seen with cosmetic acupuncture:

  • Improvement in the fine lines of the face and a diminishing effect on deeper wrinkle
  • Moisturized, softer skin and a more even skin tone
  • Improved muscle tone and firmer jaw line, as well as reduction in the beginning of jowls
  • Lifting of brows and improvement in bags under the eyes
  • And More!