What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese Medicine which dates back many thousands of years. It is a holistic approach to health and well-being which integrates the mind, body and spirit.
Fine needles are inserted into specific acupuncture points located on various meridians or energy pathways of the body. When Qi (chi), the body’s vital energy, is not flowing smoothly, pain and disharmony will ensue. Acupuncture works to get Qi flowing smoothly and to remove obstructions, thus creating more balance in the body.
It helps to bring awareness to the obstacles that prevent us from having optimal health, presenting us with a great opportunity for personal transformation. The resulting physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits are often profound.
Our Acupuncture treatments involve a combination of Traditional Chinese Medicine using thin sterile acupuncture needles and the use of micro-current point stimulation (MPS) no-needle acupuncture. Auricular (ear) acupuncture as well as full body acupuncture are synergistically combined for a more effective treatment. Both are very effective at stimulating the immune system, balancing energy/hormones, releasing pain, and expediting healing.
What conditions can be treated by Acupuncture?
The World Health Organization recognizes many conditions that can be effectively treated by acupuncture. This list includes, but is not limited to:
Ear acupuncture (also known as auriculotherapy) has been widely used in addition to whole body acupuncture treatments. Ear acupuncture is particularly great at treating many types of addictions – for everything from drugs to smoking, eating disorders & gambling. But the power of ear acupuncture goes far beyond just treating behavioral problems.
Within the ear there are dozens of acupuncture points that represent specific areas and functions of the body. This creates a microsystem that reflects our health and that can be used for treatment; ear acupuncture can be an addition to whole body acupuncture or as a treatment on its own.
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is a painless, non-surgical method of reducing the signs of the aging process. Though Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture can sometimes be referred to as an Acupuncture Facelift, it is more than a cosmetic procedure. It is a rejuvenation and revitalization process designed to help the whole body look and feel younger.
Unlike BOTOX®, which carries a large number of possible side effects, Cosmetic Acupuncture is a totally natural and holistic anti-ageing treatment that aims to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is for anyone concerned with looking and feeling young and slowing down the aging process. It is suitable for those with deep wrinkles, fine lines, bags under the eyes, sagging, puffiness, drooping eyelids, double chin, large pores, dry skin or acne. Different methods are emphasized and specific points stimulated according to how an individual is aging. A person with excess puffiness, for example, would require a different treatment than someone with dry skin. The whole person is treated and evaluated on the body-mind continuum – the foundation of holistic medicine.
Generally, a course of treatment consists of 12 sessions. The effects become most noticeable and lasting on or about the seventh session. Each person responds differently, depending on his or her condition and lifestyle prior to and during the treatment series. Following the initial course of treatment, maintenance sessions can prolong the results for five to ten years. It is often recommended to supplement the Facial Rejuvenation program with facial self-massage and/or Acupressure, facial exercises, nutritional supplements, and a healthy diet.
Microcurrent Point Stimulation (MPS) Therapy is the world’s first integrative therapy developed exclusively to sympathetically DE-Regulate the autonomic nervous system and fight chronic pain. The theoretical underpinnings of MPS Therapy are based on combining the “therapeutic pearls” of acupuncture, osteopathy, integrative dentistry, neural therapy with modern neurology and microcurrent.
The MPS device locates and applies concentrated DC microcurrent to therapeutically active points (acupuncture & trigger) for the purpose of relaxing muscles, calming the nervous system and releasing endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers. The device is engineered to detect and treat these active points with great scientific precision & potency, providing stimulation of all three systems at once — nervous, muscular and endocrine.
MPS protocols are the ultimate in integrative pain protocols. The power of integrating all these healing techniques into one protocol means MPS can produce far superior outcomes over traditionally pain therapies (in a fraction of treatment time). MPS Therapy is now the first choice for treatment of chronic pain by over 40,000 therapists and hundreds of hospitals worldwide.
MPS has been a remarkable success in the fight against chronic pain. The results are so impressive using this approach that complete or substantial relief (60-85%+) from pain often occurs within 1-3 applications.
Most patients require 2-10 treatments for lasting outcomes, with some chronic patients requiring ongoing daily or bi-weekly applications. MPS protocols may be quickly individualized to any patient’s needs and applied within 3-20 minutes. MPS Therapy is reported to be significantly more effective than many other therapies offered on the marketplace, often providing the only “breakthrough” many pain patients have ever experienced.
MPS Therapy has also been proven highly effective in the area of scar and adhesion treatment. Scars are universal and take on many forms from surgical, broken biones, sprained joints, torn muscles, inflammation or any areas that are injured from trauma. Scar reductuin Therapy is accomplished by increasing the skin's inter-cellular metabolism and healing function to re-awaken the skins ability to self generate.
Initial Consultation and Treatment (about 60-75 minutes): $285
Subsequent treatments (about 45 minutes): $180
12 visits for Facial Rejuvenation (prepaid at the first visit): $1980 (save $285)