Acupuncture is...

Acupuncture is a 5000 year old Chinese medical therapy which stimulates the body’s own natural healing process. This is done by gently inserting needles at very precise acupuncture points.
The acupuncture points are found in regular patterns through the body and over its surface. Healing energy (known as Qi) circulates like a river throughout the body. Any obstruction in these energy pathways stagnates the flow, eventually leading to a disease process.
Needling specific acupuncture points unblocks the obstruction & re-establishes the regular flow of energy, thus relieving symptoms and improving quality of life.
Primary treatment goals get to the root of the problem. This relieves symptoms & stimulates the body’s own ability to heal. Prevention and maintenance is key.

Chinese Medicine is...

---A holistic system of healing & preventing illness through the use of acupuncture, herbs, moxabustion, & cupping.
---Based on the principles of internal balance & harmony. This highly refined & complex discipline works to regenerate the body’s organ systems, ie. circulatory, respiratory, neurological, endocrine, etc.
A person’s constitution, or the nature of disease, is determined by the aspects of Yin & Yang - the body’s energies. Harmony & balance of this union yields a healthy state, whereas excess or deficiency of either Yin or Yang leads to illness.

Common ailments treated:

-Chronic Fatigue
-Digestive disorders
-High Blood Pressure
-Infertility/Pregnancy syndromes
-Pain, tendonitis, sciatica
-Stress and stress related disorders

Each treatment is individualized & specific according to one’s constitutions & condition.
The mechanism by which acupuncture yields benefits have been determined through clinical research & involve neurological, immunological, & hormonal responses.

Services Provided

Your initial visit will begin with a detailed history leading to a diagnosis. This includes examination of your tongue & a pulse reading. A care plan will be set up, based on the diagnosis. A treatment may include acupuncture, cupping (Ba Guan), & moxabustion.
The initial consultation and treatment will take about 60-90 minutes and subsequent treatments last for 45-60 minutes.
Acupuncture: Acupuncture points used in treatments are carefully chosen to disperse any blockages & to bring the patient’s Qi into balance.
Ba Guan: Cupping is a method of stimulating acupuncture points by applying suction through a glass jar in which a partial vacuum has been created. It is especially useful in the treatment of problems of local Qi, or blood stagnation in the channels.
Moxabustion: A dried herb called mugwort is burned just above the skin surface, over specific points. When lit, this herb burns slowly & provides a penetrating heat that enters the channels to influence Qi and blood flow.

Facial Rejuvenation

Traditional Chinese medicine & acupuncture offer a holistic approach to looking and feeling younger, which address the actual causes of skin aging.
The use of acupuncture & herbs promotes the circulation of Qi & blood in the face, which regulate its flow in the body as well. Patients look and feel younger and get rid of unwanted wrinkles and blemishes. Consistent improvements are noticed in one’s complexion, shape, color, & texture of the face. Side effects include not only being happier because you look younger, but improved digestion & more energy!
Treatments help to promote the production of collagen for increased muscle tone & elasticity. This prevents the formation of wrinkles. A healthy glow is apparent from gradual inner fitness.
Results you can expect:
Increased levels of collagen production, naturally
Skin becomes more delicate & fair
Elasticity of facial muscles improve
Reduction of wrinkles & deep lines
Erasing of fine lines
Firming of bags under eyes
Decreasing of sagginess around jaw line
Clearing or reduction of age spots
All of these benefits without toxic drugs or surgery