Acupuncture is one of the oldest forms of healing. Developed in China over 2,000 years ago, it is one of the most important components of Chinese medicine. It promotes natural healing and improved physical and emotional well-being.
Today acupuncture describes a family of procedures involving stimulation of anatomical points on the body by a variety of techniques. The acupuncture technique that has been most studied scientifically involves inserting very fine, sterile, single use needles into into the skin, at specific points on the body that are manipulated by the hands or electrical stimulation.
According to Oriental medical theory, the body has meridians or energetic pathways through which energy or “Qi” flows. Excess, deficient, or obstructed Qi causes pain or dysfunction. Acupuncture balances and moves energy to effect change and allow the body to heal.
Two times per week for 5 weeks $885
Acupuncture facial rejuvenation is a gentle and natural procedure used to maintain and improve the skin. Acupuncture needles are used to relax and stimulate the muscles of the face resulting in higher productions of collagen and increased blood circulation. Desired results are achieved in 10 sessions (2x/week for 5 weeks). Although the results are less dramatic than those achieved after plastic surgery, this procedure has no risks or negative side affects.
During a session, acupuncture needles are inserted in acupuncture points in the face. Since small, thin needles are used most patients do not feel much discomfort or pain. Needles are also placed in other parts of the body (usually the arms and legs) to address any underlying disharmonies. Needles are retained for 20-30 minutes. It is not uncommon for patients to feel very relaxed or fall asleep during the treatments.
The acupuncturist may also recommend an herbal formula, dietary or lifestyle changes.
Clients can expect the following results: a healthier glow to the skin, smoother skin, better skin tone, increased skin hydration and increased lymph drainage. Dark circles will improve, fine lines and wrinkles will lessen, bags under eyes will become firmer and any bags around the neck will also improve.
Secondary effects may include; decreased menopausal symptoms, less allergy/sinus symptoms, less acne/rosacea, stress reduction and better sleep. Although some patients may experience bruising after treatments, it is not very common.
This procedure is contraindicated for patients with uncontrolled hypertension, seizure disorders and migraines. Pregnant women, nursing mothers and people taking blood-thinning medications should not have these treatments.