is a healing art based primarily on philosophy as well as 5,000 years of historical clinical practice. The elemental philosophy is based on the theory of yin and yang, which represents balance. Yin represents qualities such as cold and dampness, internal, rest, fluids, darkness and night. Yang represents qualities of heat and dryness, external, movement, fire, brightness and daytime.
For example, an individual with a yin condition might be quiet and shy with a soft voice. They often have a pale complexion and feel cold. An individual with a yang constitution might be energetic and constantly on the go. They are likely to be extroverted, often with a loud voice, and tend to be talkative. They will usually feel hot, sweat easily and have a reddish complexion. Yin and yang are constantly interacting. For example, a fever (yang) may suddenly develop into chills (yin). The intention is not to be primarily yin or yang, but to have balance of the two.
Another philosophy of TCM is that disease is a direct result of a blockage or deficiency of the body's vital energy, known as "qi" (pronounced "chee"). Qi is the source of all movement and energy within the body. It governs all movements such as running, talking, breathing, your heart beating, and more. There are various types of qi. For example, your wei qi works in a similar manner to your immune system, protecting your body against disease, while your gu qi controls digestive activities.
Qi flows along pathways in the body known as meridians, similar to the concept of blood vessels. There are twelve primary meridians, each corresponding to the major organs of the body. Examples include the lung meridian, the liver meridian, and the kidney meridian. A disturbance or blockage of the flow of qi or blood along these meridians will result in a diseased state.
involves the insertion of extremely fine needles at specific points along these meridians to alleviate blockages, revitalize the vital energy (qi) of the body, and stimulate the body's natural healing processes. Acupuncture is effective because it addresses the root cause of an illness in addition to alleviating the symptoms of the disease. Since it treats the root of disease, effects are not always immediate. It can often take 3-4 sessions before results are noticable, and can take 8-12 sessions to achieve long-term results in some chronic ailments. Treatments should be on a weekly basis for best results.
Reasons to seek Acupuncture
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture
What Is Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture?
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is the very gentle insertion of tiny needles on the face and body to promote your most radiant and natural beauty. It increases blood circulation to the area while stimulating the production of collagen to improve facial muscle and skin tone.
What Are the Benefits of Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture?
- - Improves muscle and skin tone
- - Increases collagen production
- - Reduces or eliminates fine lines and wrinkles
- - Diminishes eye puffiness, dark circles under the eyes, drooping
- eyelids & crows feet
- - Stimulates circulation to the face and rebalances moisture of the skin
- - Reduces sagging skin, jowls and double chins
- - Regulates the pores
- - Brings out your natural radiant glow & greatly enhances facial colour
- and overall complexion
- - Treats hormonal skin conditions such as acne
- - Excellent for rosacea
- - Treats the skin by rebalancing the body from within to promote overall
- health & well-being, reduce stress and improve many other health
- ailments such as digestive disorders, insomnia, hormonal imbalances,
- low energy and much more
What Can I Expect From My Treatments? How Many Treatments Are Necessary?
Your first session will involve an overall Traditional Chinese Medicine health assessment to determine any areas of imbalance. Once the treatment begins many needles will be inserted into the face and body, however, these needles are extremely fine and inserted in such a gentle manner that clients find it incredibly relaxing, often falling asleep during the treatment. This protocol requires 10-15 sessions and treatments should be twice a week for the first three weeks, then weekly treatments for the following sessions. It is important to complete all sessions to achieve the full effect and long-lasting results. While many people notice some results after their first treatment, Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture has a cumulative effect with the best improvement usually noticed around the seventh treatment. Maintenance treatments are recommended every 4-6 weeks to maintain best results, with the entire protocol being repeated every 3-5 years.
Are There Any Side-Effects?
As with any acupuncture treatment performed by a qualified and registered practitioner, Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is extremely safe. Since the face is a highly vascular area very slight bleeding and mild bruising may occur, however, we take several precautions to reduce or eliminate these effects. Caution must be used with certain potentially serious health conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, migraines and others, so please advise us if you have any health conditions before booking. Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture cannot be performed during pregnancy, however, traditional acupuncture can be very beneficial.