Facial Acupuncture Rejuvenation
This is a holistic non-surgical therapy that helps reduce the signs of aging by treating the face directly, as well as other underlying causes. It helps adjust the circulation of qi flowing through the body. It makes use of thin, sterile, disposable needles that are placed in specific points on the face, ears, limbs and other areas of the body, like the abdomen, to increase blood and lymph circulation as well as improve energy. It also allows stimulation of muscle contraction resulting in tightening and improved tone of treated areas.
Scraping of the skin with short or long strokes to stimulate micro-circulation of the soft tissue, which increases blood flow. Gua Sha is intended to address stagnant energy, called chi, in the body that are responsible for inflammation. Inflammation is the underlying cause of several conditions associated with chronic pain. Rubbing the skin’s surface helps break up this energy, reduce inflammation, and promote healing.
Acupuncture is one of the main forms of treatment in traditional Chinese medicine. It involves the use of sharp, thin needles that are inserted in the body at very specific points. This process adjusts and alters the body’s energy flow into healthier patterns and balance, and is used to treat a wide variety of illnesses and health conditions.
Cupping therapy is the method of using glass or plastic cups to create localized pressure by a vacuum. The vacuum inside the cups causes the blood to form in the area and help promote healing in that area. Another healing aspect of cupping therapy is through the release of toxins in your body. The suction from the cups can penetrate deep into your tissues causing the tissues to release harmful toxins. It triggers the lymphatic system, clears the blood vessels, and stretches and activates the skin.
Traditional Fire Cupping
Local suction is created using heat (fire) on the skin. This mobilizes blood flow to promote healing and help alleviate pain. By targeting the meridian channels, cupping strives to ‘open’ these channels through all tissues and organs, thus providing a smoother and more free-flowing qi (life force). Benefits include opening skin’s pores, loosening tight muscles, sedating the nervous system, stimulates the flow of blood to dispel stagnation (stagnant blood and lymph), balances and realigns the flow of Qi (Life Energy) and draws out harmful substances and toxins from the body.
All ages welcome!
Pediatric Acupuncture needles are thinner than three hairs and nothing like needles used for blood tests or vaccines. Parents are pleasantly surprised when their children find the treatments easy, painless and even fun. There are also several non-needle techniques, which generate the same desired results of a healthier more resilient child. Shonishin, for example, is a Japanese technique in which small metal tools are tapped or glided gently against the skin to disperse sickness and to tonify and strengthen the body.