Studies have shown
that with the insertion of acupuncture
needles the body responds in certain ways. Once the needle penetrates the skin, the
body responds by treating the needle as a foreign invader. This triggers the
body’s injury response. Since the needles are so fine and sterile, and the skin
is swabbed with alcohol there is limited risk of injury or infection.
response will divert the blood flow to the needle and increase circulation to the affected area. Blood flow brings oxygen,
nutrients, and stimulates the immune system which treats the problem locally.
order to perceive pain, an electric nerve signal travels from the affected area to the brain. MRI studies have shown that
the limbic system is stimulated. This leads researchers to believe that acupuncture alters the perception of pain.
times after one injures a body part, they will rub the affected area. This rubbing decreases the brain's perception of pain
by overriding the pain signal. Acupuncture yields the same effect but with longer results. When the injury response is triggered
the body will try so sedate the patient by releasing endorphins. Endorphins provide the quintessential relaxation and sense
of well-being that acupuncture is known for.
disease is exacerbated by stress. This relaxation allows the sympathetic aspect of the nervous system to get out of hyper
mode and slip into the restorative aspect of the parasympathetic rest mode.
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture
Facial rejuvenation acupuncture, sometimes referred
to as "acupuncture facelift," is a wonderful timeless beauty
technique used by the Chinese since the Sung Dynasty (960-1279AD). In Chinese,
it is called "Me Rong Zhen". Cosmetic acupuncture was performed on
the Empress and Emperor's concubines. Today, it is an effective non-surgical
yet painless way to lessen the appearance of fine lines as well as deeper
wrinkles. According to Chinese medicine, it improves circulation and stimulates
the body's natural anti-aging powers.
The International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture
reported in a recent study of 300 people, 270 perceived a marked decrease of
facial wrinkles after just one treatment. Their skin felt firmer to the touch
and elasticity was improved.
How does facial rejuvenation acupuncture
Hair-thin needles are gently inserted into specific
points on the face to facilitate the movement of blood and stimulate the
production of collagen. This in turn nourishes, re-hydrates, tones and reduces
the appearance of facial wrinkles. Additionally, specialized frequency-specific
electrically stimulated needles improve skin elasticity as well as the tone of
the facial muscles. Your skin will also have a more youthful glow.
Natural Chinese herbal creams are applied in a
soothing herbal facial
mask. In advanced facial acupuncture, synergistic points are used on the arms,
legs and body to further strengthen the body's energy, thereby enhancing beauty
from the inside out. With this complete holistic treatment, we can achieve a
balance between improving exterior facial beauty and strengthening the internal
energies that influence beauty.
Treatments improve muscle tone and dermal contraction,
production, tightens pores, and increases local circulation of blood and lymph
around the face. It can be used to reduce a double chin and sagging jowls help
to decrease inflammation, puffy or droopy eyelids.
How many sessions before noticing
A complete course of treatment is 10 to 12
sessions, 1 to 3 sessions a week. The measure of improvement depends on the
individual. Factors such as diet, exercise and lifestyle also contribute to the
effectiveness of the treatments. Noticeable results are usually achieved after
6 to 8 sessions. A session takes about 60 minutes. We will also recommend
herbal supplements as well as diet and lifestyle changes in order to solidify
the effectiveness of the treatments.
How does it
work? What does it treat?
In a typical
cupping session, glass cups are warmed using a cotton ball or other flammable
substance, which is soaked in alcohol, let, then placed inside the cup. Burning
a substance inside the cup removes all the oxygen, which creates a vacuum.
substance burns, the cup is turned upside-down so that the practitioner can
place the cup over a specific area. The vacuum created by the lack of oxygen
anchors the cup to the skin and pulls it upward on the inside of the glass as
the air inside the jar cools. Drawing up the skin is believed to open up the
skin’s pores, which helps to stimulate the flow of blood, balances and realigns
the flow of qi, breaks up obstructions, and creates
an avenue for toxins to be drawn out of the body.
the condition being treated, the cups will be left in place from 5 to 10
minutes. Several cups may be placed on a patient’s body at the same time. Some
practitioners will also apply small amounts of medicated oils or herbal oils to
the skin just before the cupping procedure, which lets them move the cups up
and down particular acupoints or meridians after they have been applied.
cupping is used primarily to treat respiratory conditions such as bronchitis,
asthma, and congestion; arthritis; gastrointestinal disorders; and certain
types of pain. Some practitioners also use cupping to treat depression and
reduce swelling. Fleshy sites on the body, such as the back and stomach (and,
to a lesser extent, the arms and legs), are the preferred sites for treatment.