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Acupuncture

Acupuncture, a key component of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) involves the insertion of very thin needles through your skin at specific points on your body.

  • Acupuncture promotes blood flow. This is significant because everything the body needs to heal is in the blood, including oxygen, nutrients we absorb from food, immune substances, hormones, analgesics (painkillers), and anti-inflammatories. Restoring proper blood flow is vital to promoting and maintaining health.

  • Acupuncture stimulates the body’s built-in healing mechanisms. Acupuncture creates “micro traumas” that stimulate the body’s ability to spontaneously heal injuries to the tissue through nervous, immune and endocrine system activation. As the body heals the micro traumas induced by acupuncture, it also heals any surrounding tissue damage left over from old injuries.

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  • Acupuncture releases natural painkillers. Inserting a needle sends a signal through the nervous system to the brain, where chemicals such as endorphins, norepinephrine, and enkephalin are released. Some of these substances are 10 to 200 times more potent than morphine.

  • Acupuncture reduces both the intensity and perception of chronic pain. It does this through a process called “descending control normalization," which involves the serotonergic nervous system.

  • Acupuncture relaxes shortened muscles. This in turn releases pressure on joint structures and nerves, and promotes blood flow.

  •  Acupuncture reduces stress. This is perhaps the most important systemic effect of acupuncture. Recent research suggests that acupuncture stimulates the release of oxytocin, a hormone and signaling substance that regulates the parasympathetic nervous system.

 

Cupping

Cupping therapy is one of the treatment modalities of traditional Chinese Medicine which a practitioner puts special cups on your skin to create suction. Cupping is used to enhance circulation and relieve tightness of the muscle. Suction or heat is applied to either a glass or plastic cup and then placed on the problematic areas. The skin and muscle are then pulled into the suction allowing energy and blood to circulate. Through cupping, impurities are drawn to the surface allowing the body to remove those impurities and stimulate local circulation for healing. Bruising is common and the level of bruising reveals how much tension or stagnation has been built up in those areas. Overtime with consistent treatment, there will be an increase in blood flow and decrease of muscle recovery time. That is why many athletes seek cupping treatments to help improve and keep up performance. Cupping is beneficial to anyone who has muscle aches ranging from sitting at a computer desk to running marathons.

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Facial Rejuvenation

Cosmetic Facial Rejuvenation is a non-surgical treatment that involves using acupuncture to improve skin and fight the aging process. Using a Holistic approach, we provide a non-surgical, gentle, effective, and safe way to revitalize the look and feel of your skin without the risk or downtime. Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture works to improve the health of your skin in part by stimulating the production of collagen. 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.

What Facial Rejuvenation Treats:

  • Diminish expression lines by slowing the aging process from within

  • Improve muscle tone, increase collagen and elastin production

  • Increase Circulation to the face and decrease inflammation

  • Improve skin texture and color by moisturizing the skin and tighten pores

  • Reduce appearance of acne scars and age spots

  • Erase fine lines, deeper wrinkles diminished

  • Lift sagging eye lids, reduce bags/circles

  • Firm jowls and minimize double chin

  • 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

  • Reduce stress evident in the face

  • Promote overall health and well being

Herbal Medicine

Chinese herbal medicine has been around for thousands of years and has natural, herbal solutions for most conditions. We prescribe herbal formulas based on each individual’s diagnosis and treatment plan.

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