Acupuncture has been an essential part of medicine for thousands of years in the East, and scientific studies are offering real evidence that it can ease pain and treat ailments ranging from osteoarthritis to migraine headaches.
The technique of acupuncture involves placing hair-thin needles in various pressure points throughout the body. Stimulating these points promote the body’s natural healing capabilities and enhance its function.
According to Chinese philosophy, the body contains two opposing forces: yin and yang. When these forces are in balance, the body is healthy. Energy, called “qi” (pronounced “chee”), flows like rivers along pathways, or meridians, throughout the body. This constant flow of energy keeps the yin and yang balanced. However, the flow of energy can sometimes be blocked, like water getting stuck behind a dam. A disruption in the flow of energy can lead to illness.
Approximately 2,000 different acupuncture points lie along the body’s meridians. The idea behind acupuncture is that stimulating these points with acupuncture needles or pressure relieves obstructions in the flow of energy, enabling the body to heal.
In the Western view, acupuncture likely works by stimulating the central nervous system to release chemicals called neurotransmitters and hormones. These chemicals dull pain, boost the immune system, and regulate various body functions.
Acupuncture is considered to be very safe. In 1996, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration began classifying acupuncture needles as medical instruments, and it now requires acupuncturist to use only sterile, disposable needles and clean the area first with antiseptic, eliminating the risk of infection.
By treating the body, mind and spirit through Acupuncture, we believe that we can help patients reach optimal health in the following areas:
Cosmetic Acupuncture is a form of treatment that uses tiny needles on the face and body to enhance and renew your skin. Based upon the same principles of Oriental Medicine that allow acupuncture to treat a variety of pain and internal conditions, Cosmetic Acupuncture can provide a pain-free and natural way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and support a healthy complexion.
How Does Cosmetic Acupuncture Work?
Cosmetic Acupuncture for facial rejuvenation works by balancing the functioning of the body and encouraging the flow of blood and energy to the face. From the physical structure and lifestyle, the flow of energy in the body can become disrupted leading to a state of disharmony. These imbalances can manifest in the complexion and skin health. By supporting a healthy mind and body, you can improve the appearance of your skin in a manner that you can both see and feel.
During the Cosmetic Acupuncture treatment for facial rejuvenation, thin sterile needles will be inserted into the face and body to adjust the flow of energy. Additionally, these facial needles are able to increase the tone of the facial muscles, pulling the skin tight and flattening wrinkles. The local insertion of needles into the superficial layers of the skin has been shown to increase collagen production in the local area providing the skin greater elasticity and a more youthful appearance. There is usually no pain and only a mild distending feeling at the sites of the needle insertion.Download Printable Menu