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Acupuncture

A form of alternative medicine and a key component of traditional chinese medicine (TCM) involving thin needles inserted into the body at acupuncture points. Acupuncture is often combined with the application of heat, pressure, electrical stimulation, blood letting or laser light to these same points. Acupuncture is commonly used for pain relief, though it is also used for a wide range of other conditions. see links for current available evidence concerning the effectiveness, safety and economic evaluation of acupuncture. A session may also be coupled with ear seeds, lifestyle and nutritional advise, thermal, pressure, therapeutic exercise, e-stim, blood letting, laser light, cupping, gua sha, moxibustion or tui-na therapies. herbal formulas are sold separately.

Acupressure

The same points on the body are used as in acupuncture, but are stimulated with finger pressure instead of with the insertion of needles.

Blood letting

a small needle stick of an acupuncture point, where drops of blood are allowed to seep until the blood color changes from dark to light (typically three to five drops).

Cupping

An ancient and effective modality widely used in traditional Chinese medicine over thousands of years in China. The Cup is usually made from bamboo, glass, or plastic. Traditionally, by quickly heating the inside of the cup with fire, suction is created on the skin and the cup will adhere to the skin for 20 minutes. With the suction, the negative pressure in the cup stimulates the local acupuncture point; to increase qi and blood flow through the meridian, to loosen up local tight muscles, to relieve pain, to detoxify, and to re-balance the relative organ function. 

Derma Rolling

  • Stimulates collagen and elastin production

  • Boost effectiveness of topically applied products

  • Effective on wrinkles, cellulite, stretch marks, loose skin, acne scars, and reduction of hair loss

Ear Seeds

Small black seeds from the Vaccaria plant are secured on the ear with a piece of adhesive tape over specific acupuncture points. The seeds stimulate the point by exerting mild pressure.

Electical Stimulation (E-Stim)

Needles are inserted on specific acupuncture points along the body. The needles are then attached to a device that generates continuous electric pulses using small clips. These devices are used to adjust the frequency and intensity of the impulse being delivered, depending on the condition being treated. Electroacupuncture uses two needles at a time so that the impulses can pass from one needle to the other. Several pairs of needles can be stimulated simultaneously.

Facial Rejuvenation 
  • A gentle, effective, and safe way to combat the signs of aging and erase years from your face without the risk or downtime of surgery or injections. Acupuncture offers many benefits to those who want to revitalize the look and feel of their skin. It builds collagen, tones muscle, improves circulation, and stimulates blood flow with no risk of scars, infections, rashes, or toxic build-up of chemicals. Facial Rejuvenation Acupunctureis much more than a cosmetic procedure. Acupuncture changes the energy flow within the body and initiates the process for constitutional rejuvenation. If energy is not flowing freely throughout your body then your organs, muscles and lymphatic system cannot function properly, which can contribute to puffiness, bags and premature aging.
  • Chinese medicine is based on the principle that health is manifested from the inside out. Using this Holistic approach, not only do your frown lines disappear, you feel better overall, sleep better, have more energy and better digestion. As you age, the 57 muscles in your face gradually lose their tone and mass. Loss of tone and mass causes the sagging, deep wrinkling and tired look associated with aging. Acupuncture stimulates the muscle function, and the face lifts itself via the acupuncture points. Thus returning the face to a healthier, revitalized, youthful appearance. As a part of an overall program of skin health for individuals of any age, you can have treatments much in the same way you would get a facial. The difference being that an Acupuncturist specially trained in facial rejuvenation acupuncture can diagnose imbalances in your organs such as your liver which may cause Melasma or dark spots, in your kidneys which can result in dark circles or premature aging, your large intestine or lungs which can contribute to acne or your spleen which can contribute greatly to sagging and or puffiness.

  • Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, done as part as a regular program of skin care can prevent the appearance of crows feet, sagging jowls, droopy eyelids and turkey neck before they happen. Once these signs of aging do begin to appear, needles can be used to increase collagen production, stimulate blood flow, relax atrophied muscles and brighten a dull complexion.

  • Techniques such as facial cupping, facial Gua Sha and micro-needle dermal rollers are also used to further enhance the effects of the treatments. Treatments are very relaxing, and you will look forward to the refreshed, rested appearance you attain from each and every session.

  • We all look better when we are less stressed, better rested and in good physical health.  Consider all the benefits of having all of you tended to…not just your face.

  • A series of Facial Rejuvenation Treatments Can:

    • Erase fine lines, deeper wrinkles diminished

    • Lift sagging eye lids, reduce bags/circles

    • Firm jowls and minimize double chin

    • Improve muscle tone and increase collagen production

    • Eliminate puffiness by improving metabolism and eliminating excess fluids

    • Improve hormonal balance, benefits acne

    • Increase circulation of blood and lymph to the face and improves facial color

    • Moisturize the skin and tighten pores

    • Significantly reduce the appearance of scars and age spots

    • Slow the aging process from within

    • Reduce stress evident in the face

    • Promote overall health and well being

 

Facial Cupping

  • For thousands of years the Chinese have used therapeutic cupping for asthma, fever, pain, TMJ, sinus congestion and many other physical concerns. Facial cupping can be transformative to your appearance either as a standalone treatment, or as an addition to acupuncture facial rejuvenation. The benefits include increased local circulation to the skin, drawing nutrients to the surface and enhancing absorption of lotions or serums. Facial cupping also increases blood flow, drains stagnant fluids and eases puffiness. By increasing blood flow and circulation to the skin, cupping can help the skin to regain its youthful appearance.

  • Facial cups are small and come in various shapes especially designed for your face. After applying a special lotion, a small cup is either “parked” for a few seconds over a deep wrinkle to increase blood flow to the area, or it is moved along the face and down the neck to drain lymphatic fluid and stimulate blood flow.

  • This treatment will bring collagen to the surface, reduces puffiness & dark circles, diminish lines, drain nasal sinuses and lymphatic system. Conditions such as TMJ and sinus pressure are also relieved. The increased local blood supply will bring nourishment to the muscles and skin and allow for toxins to be carried away via the veins and the lymphatic system. My patients describe feeling very relaxed and deep warmth, and tingling sensation long after the treatment has ended.

  • After the cupping session a deep treatment mineral mask is left on the skin. It is particularly effective due to the increased blood flow. Facial Rejuvenation cupping is entirely painless and is not an irritant to the skin; it can be used on rosacea, melasma and on sensitive skin.

  • Facial Cupping can be transformative to your appearance either as a standalone treatment, or as an addition to acupuncture facial rejuvenation. Cupping offers many additional benefits to help skin regain its youthful appearance such as:

    • Increased local circulation to the skin

    • Brings nutrients to the surface

    • Increases blood flow

    • Drains stagnant fluids

    • Reduces puffiness​

Facial Derma Rolling

 

Facial Gua Sha

  • A technique in which specially crafted handheld pieces of smooth jade are used to invigorate the skin, smooth out wrinkles and incr ease blood supply. Facial Gua Sha can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions such as Acne, Rosacea, Melasma and dark circles. Facial Gua Sha is used as part of a comprehensive acupuncture facial rejuvenation program for wrinkles, sagging and puffiness. Facial Gua Sha can address areas such as the neck and jowls, which are prone to sagginess. The increased blood circulation, which occurs during Gua Sha, helps to detoxify the face and move stagnant blood and inflammation, which can occur under the eyes. By providing increased blood flow to the face, the skin is better nourished and healthier.

  • Part of the benefit of the treatment is that acupuncture points on the face are massaged with the Gua Sha tool, which in turn benefits the internal organs. The better your liver and kidney are working, the healthier your skin will appear.

  • A gentle massaging technique is used for deep lines, such as those between the eyebrows and on the forehead. This procedure relaxes the muscles, increases blood flow and rejuvenates the skin. The more relaxed the muscles are, the more relaxed you feel. Much in the same way that smiling causes you to feel happier, having a tensely furrowed brow can elicit, worry, pensiveness and anger.

  • I offer Facial Cupping and Facial Gua Sha as part of a comprehensive facial rejuvenation treatment or as a standalone session.

Facial Hydra Rolling

Cosmeceutical and hair growth serum administered by rolling the tip on the skin. The microneedles have the same thickness as hair and pierce the skin painlessly. The Aculift Hydra Needle is designed to allow the serum to flow into the skin using less of serums and enhancing the effects.

Facial Hydra Needling

Cosmeceutical and hair growth serum administered by lightly tapping the device onto skin. The microneedles have the same thickness as hair and pierce the skin painlessly. The Aculift Hydra Needle is designed to allow the serum to flow into the skin using less of serums and enhancing the effects. 

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Gua Sha

meaning "scraping sha-bruises", in which the skin is scraped to produce light bruising. Gua sha releases unhealthy elements from injured areas and stimulates blood flow and healing.

Herbal Formulas

account for the majority of treatments in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Each herbal medicine prescription is a combination of many substances, tailored to the individual patient. Typically, one batch of herbs is prepared as a decoction of about 9 to 18 substances. Chinese patent medicines are easy and convenient. However, unlike decocted formulas, they are not customized on a patient-by-patient basis. They are often used when a patient's condition is not severe and the herbs can be taken as a long-term treatment. Chinese herbal extracts are herbal decoctions that have been condensed into a granular or powdered form. Herbal extracts, similar to patent medicines, are easier and more convenient for patients to take. The industry extraction standard is 5:1, meaning for every five pounds of raw materials, one pound of herbal extract is derived

Laser Light

Traditional Acupuncture points and Acupuncture  motor points are stimulated with low-energy lasers.

Microneedling
  • Effectively treats fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, improves skin texture and color and dramatically enhances the effectiveness of skincare products.

  • Visible results begin on the first day and continue for weeks afterward. As collagen levels continue to build up, your skin becomes more luminous and complexion more even.

  • Body acupuncture addresses the internal causes of aging and organ imbalances, which often appear on the face.  Relaxing, restorative acupuncture treatments can be combined with microneedling, drastically enhancing the effects.

  • Before Treatment:If desired, topical anesthetic is applied before treatment to provide light numbing. 

  • Gentle Treatment: Physician formulated, organic, vegan serum prepared for your skin's individual needs will be applied. The AcuLift™ MicroPen is then used to create controlled microchannels, eliciting your body’s healing response. This will remodel and rejuvenate your skin to provide a younger, more firm and radiant appearance.

  • Post Treatment: Following treatment your skin may appear pink or slightly red, similar to a mild sunburn. This typically disappears after 12-24hrs. You will receive a patient aftercare kit to accelerate your recovery and results. 

  • Results:Are sometimes apparent after one treatment and will improve over a series of 3-6 monthly treatments. Results will continue to progress for several months after your last treatment. Results can last up to 5 years!

 
Moxibustion

A traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves the burning of mugwort, a small, spongy herb, to facilitate healing. Moxibustion has been used throughout Asia for thousands of years to strengthen, stimulate, and nd maintain general health.

 

Therapeutic Exercise

Qigong, and Tai-chi are ancient Chinese forms of physical training that combines preventive healthcare and therapy. Qigong relies on breathing techniques to direct the qi to different parts of the body. The literal translation of qigong is "the cultivation and deliberate control of a higher form of vital energy." Tai- chi involves moving through a series of 30–64 movements that require a relaxed body and correct rhythmic breathing. Often practiced as a form of preventive medicine.

Tui-Na 

A hands-on body treatment in which the practitioner may brush, knead, roll, press, and rub the areas between each of the joints to attempt to get the energy moving in the meridians and the muscles. Techniques may be gentle or quite firm. The name comes from two of the actions: tui means "to push" and na means "to lift and squeeze." The practitioner can then use range of motion, with the stimulation of acupressure points. These techniques are claimed to aid in the treatment of both acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions, as well as many non-musculoskeletal conditions.

 

Lifestyle Dietary Regulation

Chinese medicine uses foods to keep the body in internal harmony and in a state of balance with the external environment. In giving dietary advice, the the weather, the season, the geography of the area, and the patient's specific imbalances (including emotional upsets) are considered in order to select foods that will counteract excesses or supply deficient elements. Basic preventive dietary care, for example, would recommend eating yin foods in the summer, which is a yang season. In the winter, by contrast, yang foods should be eaten to counteract the yin temperatures. In the case of illness, yin symptom patterns (fatigue , pale complexion, weak voice) would be treated with yang foods, while yang symptoms (flushed face, loud voice, restlessness) would be treated by yin foods. One aspect of a balanced diet is maintaining a proper balance of rest and activity as well as selecting the right foods for the time of year and other circumstances. If a person does not get enough exercise, the body cannot transform food into qi and Vital Essence. If they are hyperactive, the body consumes too much of its own substance.

Herbal Formulas

account for the majority of treatments in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Each herbal medicine prescription is a combination of many substances, tailored to the individual patient. Typically, one batch of herbs is prepared as a decoction of about 9 to 18 substances. Chinese patent medicines are easy and convenient. However, unlike decocted formulas, they are not customized on a patient-by-patient basis. They are often used when a patient's condition is not severe and the herbs can be taken as a long-term treatment. Chinese herbal extracts are herbal decoctions that have been condensed into a granular or powdered form. Herbal extracts, similar to patent medicines, are easier and more convenient for patients to take. The industry extraction standard is 5:1, meaning for every five pounds of raw materials, one pound of herbal extract is derived

 

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