Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine Treatments
Acupuncture is an ancient healing technique that has been used for over 2,000 years. It involves the insertion of very fine hair thin, sterilized, disposable needles into acupuncture points on the body. In Chinese Medicine the body contains meridians or pathways that contain Qi, Qi is a vital life force that flows through our bodies. When our Qi is balanced and flowing smoothly we are in good health. It is when our Qi gets stuck or we become deficient in Qi that we may start to see certain health issues manifest such as pain and or physical and emotional disharmonies. When this imbalance occurs the acupuncture needles then activate particular acupuncture points based on an individuals unique needs to bring the Qi back to health and harmony, allowing the body to heal itself. Acupuncture is also used as a wonderful preventative medicine, if your feeling great already acupuncture can be used to keep your body healthy and strong.
Conditions Commonly Treated by Acupuncture:
- Common Cold
- Musculoskeletal Pain (Acute & chronic)
- Gastrointestinal Conditions
- Menstrual Conditions
- Respiratory Conditions
- Emotional Conditions
- Food Allergies/Sensitivities
- Genitourinary disorders (urinary tract infection)
- Dermatological Conditions (Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis)
- Sexual Dysfunction
- Addiction (smoking and other)
- HIV/AIDS support
- Chemotherapy Support
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture
For thousands of years, the Chinese have known that beauty comes from inside. As early as the Sung Dynasty (960AD-1270AD) acupuncture rejuvenation practices were administered to the Empress and the Emperor’s concubines.
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is a relaxing, pain free acupuncture treatment for reducing signs of the aging process. Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is more than a cosmetic treatment, it is designed to increase vitality of the whole body, making your whole body feel and look younger. Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture effects the face and the underlying issues in the body that effect the aging process.
The Treatment: Hair thin acupuncture needles will be inserted into particular acupuncture points of the face, ears, neck, hands, trunk and legs. Each point is specifically based on the patients individuals needs.
Effects: Reduction of fine lines/wrinkles, reduced bags under the eyes, jowls firmed, eyelids lifted, double chins minimized, puffiness eliminated, moistening of the skin, increased collagen production, firmer skin, tightening of enlarged pores, brighter eyes, improved hormonal balance improving acne, temporal veins reduced. Brings out your inner radiance and glow.
Treatment Plan: A course of treatment consists of 12 consecutive facial rejuvenation sessions. Typically changes become most noticeable and lasting on the 7th session. Each individual will respond differently and results may vary based on the condition of the individual prior to and during the series. Following the Initial 12 sessions, it is recommended to follow up with maintenance sessions, prolonging the results for 5-10years.
Contraindications: Facial Rejuvenation may not be suitable for you if you have any of the following conditions…pituitary disorders, heart disorders, diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure, bleeding and bruising issues, migraines, headaches, Pregnancy, cold/flu, acute allergy, acute herpes outbreak.
New to Eastern Medicine? Each of the services below are commonly used in addition to your acupuncture treatment.
Cupping or Fire Cupping is an ancient method of healing used for thousands of years in ancient China and around the world. Cupping is used to release any excess or stuck energy in the body that could be causing a disharmony. Cupping can be used to treat a variety of health conditions ranging from the common cold to musculoskeletal pain.
Gua Sha is very similar to Cupping in its effects and is also an ancient healing technique. Gua Sha consists of the practitioner using a special gua sha tool or spoon to rub the skin in order to release any excess or stagnation in the body that could be causing pain or disharmony.
MOXIBUSTION OR ‘MOXA’
Moxa is one of the oldest healing technique used in Chinese Medicine dating back thousands of years. Moxa is the Chinese Herb Ai Ye commonly known as Mugwort. Moxa is commonly used in conjunction with acupuncture treatments and is a form of fire heat that when placed over acupuncture points creates a stimulating healing effect. The heat is created by burning the mugwort leaves and applying it directly or indirectly over the body. People commonly report moxibustion to be very soothing and relaxing.
CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE
Chinese Herbal Medicine is a vast and incredible healing modality used in Traditional Chinese Medicine that has been used for over 2,000 years. Chinese Herbal Medicine consists of hundreds of herbs that are used alone or strategically put together into Individual herbal medicine formulas that are created to address many different health conditions. Chinese herbs are safe and very effective when prescribed by a licensed Acupuncturist/Herbalist and can greatly enhance your healing when used alone or in addition to acupuncture treatments.