Introduction

Acupuncture, along with herbal formulas and moxibustion make up Chinese Traditional Medicine that is over 3,000 years old. It is based on a theory that Qi (pronounced \"chee\"), the life force, which flows along the vessels in our body (not dissimilar to blood circulation) and is responsible for all the functions of the body - breathing, thinking heartbeat, metabolism and emotions. It is the universal force of creation and destruction. When the flow of Qi is smooth, the body is in a state of wellness and balance. If the flow is obstructed by either internal or external causes, or the Qi is weak due to poor diet or stress, the body becomes unable to contain its necessary balance. If left untreated, this can lead to disease. Using acupuncture, herbal prescriptions and moxibustion will help to restore the normal flow of Qi, and therefore restore harmony within the body.

Acupuncture

Tiny needles are inserted at various points along the vessels depending on the health problem. The needles may then be twirled or moved in a back-and-forth motion. Sometimes electrical stimulation is used.

 
This is a process in which pressed herbal cones are applied to acupuncture points or needles to create heat, which helps to restore the smooth flow of Qi.

Cupping

Cups are made of glass and come in a variety of sizes to fit specific body surfaces. By putting heat near the opening, suctioned out air creates a vacuum which then pulls the skin into the glass. A single cup or multiple cups are used on acupuncture points to break up local congestion and relieve pain.

Herbal Prescriptions

These combinations of different herbs work together synergistically to achieve a single goal of treating a certain disharmony. They can be taken as a decoction (boiling the herbs together), in powder form, or in pill form.

Anti-Depressants

Studies in both The United States and Europe have proven that drug-free Oriental Medicine can be used to treat depression and anxiety without the negative side effects of Western pharmaceuticals.

These anti-depressants (drugs such as Paxil, Zoloft, Prozac, Celexa, Effexor, etc.) only mask the patient’s problem, while acupuncture raises serotonin levels in the brain naturally. Oriental Medicine gets to the root of the depression or anxiety, and once eliminated, symptoms are unlikely to reoccur.

If you take Anti-Depressants and are interested in gradually going off the medication, Acupuncture and herbs can reduce withdrawal symptoms during the process.

Cosmetic Acupuncture

Cosmetic Acupuncture¬†Boosts Collagen Levels to Maintain the Skin’s Natural Elasticity

In Eastern Theory, facial wrinkles represent an energy blockage. Acupuncture treats the meridians of energy that link internal organs with specific areas of the face. Once the internal organ is harmonized, wrinkles go away, and tend not to reappear.

An Acupuncture Facelift usually requires twelve treatment sessions, although most can see results after only five visits. Additional bi-annual boosters following the procedure are also known to aid in the delay of the skin’s aging progress.

If you have already had cosmetic surgery, or are considering it, studies have shown Acupuncture to enhance and prolong the effects of cosmetic surgery, as well as speed up the recovery process following the procedure.

Acupuncture Facelifts are not recommended for those with acute hypertension. Results may vary depending on health and age.