Acupuncture

According to the National Institute of Health (NIH)  and the World Health Organization (WHO), acupuncture has proven to be effective in the treatment of a wide variety of medical conditions.

How it is possible that an acupuncturist claims to treat such a wide variety of diseases? It is because acupuncture treatments are not targeted at individual symptoms  but at the body as a whole entity.  For example, “dampness” is a type of pattern which might manifest as excessive vaginal discharge, joint pain during raining days, loose stool,  poor memory or lack of concentration. When an acupuncturist “drains damp”, many symptoms that one has “ learned to live with” will also be addressed in addition to the primary complaint since the root cause is being treated and not just the symptom.

Michele’s Acupuncture treatments address a variety of concerns including:

  • Cardiovascular – Angina (Chest pain), Circulation, Hypertension, Palpitations
  • Detoxification &  Addictions –  Food, Nicotine, Alcohol, Pharmacological and Illicit Drugs
  • Digestive – Indigestion, GERD, Constipation, Diarrhea, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Colitis, Appetite Regulation and Weight Loss
  • Gynecological – PMS, Menstrual pain, Menopause, Irregular Periods, Infertility
  • Musculoskeletal –  Arthritis, Fibromayalgia,  Sprains & Strains,, Arm & Leg Pains, Back & Neck Pain
  • Pain – The effectiveness of acupuncture as an  analgesia  for painful conditions has already been established in controlled clinical studies. According to the NIH & WHO, acupuncture treatments for the reduction of pain works better than a placebo for most kinds of pain. Due to the fact of serious side-effects of long-term drug therapy for pain combined with the risks of dependence, acupuncture analgesia can be regarded as the method of choice for treating many chronically painful conditions.
    The use of acupuncture for treating chronic pain of the head and face has been studied extensively. For tension headache, migraine and other kinds of headache due to a variety of causes, acupuncture has performed favorably in trials comparing it with standard therapies, and suggests that acupuncture could play a significant role in treating such conditions . Chronic pain and dysfunction of the face, head &  scalp, eye area and neck are all conditions that can be addressed with acupuncture.
  • Psychological  & Stress Related Conditions – Insomnia, Depression, Irritability, Mania, Fatigue, Eating Disorders
  • Neurological –  Headaches, Migraines, Numbness, Sciatica, Dizziness, Bell’s Palsey, Multiple Sclerosis,  Neuropathy and Neuralgia, Memory Loss
  • Respiratory – Colds, Flu, Sore Throat Asthma, Bronchitis, Allergies, Sinusitis
  • Skin Conditions – Eczema, Rosacea, Psoriasis, Acne, Rashes
  • Urogenital –  Urinary Tract Infections, Difficult Urination

Facial Acupuncture for Painful Conditions of Face, Head, Neck – painful c0nditions of the face, head and neck include TMJ disorders, migrane, stress and cluster headaches, sinusitis, eyestrain, and a variety of painful neck conditions.

Cosmetic Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture – Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture dates back to the Sung Dynasty (960AD- 1270AD) when the Royal Empress used it to rejuvenate their faces and maintain a youthful alluring look.  According to traditional Chinese medicine,  health, vitality and beauty is restored when Qi (energy) circulation is increased.  However Cosmetic Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is not just a cosmetic procedure, but a holistic revitalization approach to fight the aging process, a non-surgical safe and painless method that will not only restore vitality and radiance, but will also improve an overall sense of health and well being. Clients report:

  • minimization of fine lines and wrinkles or the reduction of the depth of the deeper lines
  • decreased puffiness in the eye area
  • firmer facial muscles
  • lifting of drooping eyelids
  • a smoother brighter more even toned complexion

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture work by:

  • increasing the production of collagen and elastin
  • moisturizing the skin
  • improving muscle tone to present further sagging
  • improving blood flow and lymphatic circulation

According to a 1996 report from the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture, of the 300 subjects treated with Cosmetic Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, 90% reported significant improvement in elasticity of facial muscles, a lessening in wrinkles, a rosier complexion, and an overall increased sense of well-being.

Cosmetic Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture  is considered a “constitutional treatment”, treating the underlying cause of the aging signs and symptoms instead of just masking the outward appearance.

For those who have had plastic surgery, Cosmetic Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture has reported to decrease post operative recovery time, in addition to reducing related pain and scarring.

For those who have had Botox or cosmetic filler type treatment, Cosmetic Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture can act as an adjunct modaity, helping to prolong and enhance the effects of the injectable procedure and reducing the need for more frequent costly injections.