Various forms of acupuncture are available to customize treatment for each individual patient:
– stand alone treatment (auricular, traditional chinese acupuncture, trigger point release, facial acupuncture),
– acupuncture with the use of an electro-stimulation device,
– & acupuncture with simultaneous Bemer Therapy treatment.
BENEFITS OF ACUPUNCTURE
- Improves muscle tone and dermal contraction
- Increases the supply of blood and nutrition to the muscles and various tissues
- By releasing muscle spasms in the neck, it promotes the free flow of qi and blood to the tissues of the face
- Relieves TMJ pain and neck pain
- Helps balance sebum to aid overly dry or excessively oily skin and acne
- Removes toxins and cellular waste from the skin
- Moisturizes the skin by increased local circulation of blood and lymph to the face
- Improves facial colouring by the increase of peripheral circulation
- Has a beneficial effect on lifting drooping eyelids
- Helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles of the face and neck
- Helps to break up scar tissues and adhesions
- Reduces inflammation
- Stimulates nerve endings
- Reduces stress evident in the face
- Contributes to overall health and wellbeing
- Encourages skin cell renewal
- Benefits eyes, ears, sinuses, thyroid earned brain.
CONDITIONS THAT CAN ADDRESSED AND SUPPORTED WITH THE USE OF ACUPUNCTURE
- Skin dullness/dry skin
- Muscle Pain/Tension (ie: TMJ syndrome, tension headaches…etc)
RELATIVE CONTRAINDICATIONS FOR FACIAL REJUVENATION MASSAGE
- Acute infection, nausea, fever
- Skin disorders such as dermatitis, rashes or poison ivy
- Former cosmetic surgery
- Pituitary tumors
- High blood pressure
NOT TO BE ADMINISTERED DURING:
- Acute viral/bacterial infection
- Acute allergic reactions
Frequently Asked Acupuncture Questions
1. How long is a series of treatments?
10 treatments administered 1-2x/week, up to 3x/week. Maintenance or “booster” sessions can be administered as desired.
2. Does it hurt?
The initial penetration of the needle can provide a mild poke. Once inserted, the needle may cause a feeling of pressure, or tingling which is normal but should not be painful.
3. How long does a session take?
The first session is usually 60 minutes, but the duration of the appointment can be reduced to 30 minutes for patients who are familiar with acupuncture treatments.
4. How big are the needles?
The needles range in size from 2 mm to 60 mm depending on the area of focus.
5. Are there any side effects?
There is a rare chance of bruising and/or irritation at the site of insertion.
6. How does it work?
Acupuncture works by combining both Traditional Chinese Medicine to promote smooth flow or energy in the form of Qi, and by stimulating your body to produce a local beneficial physiological response following introduction of a foreign substance to the skin. Acupuncture has also been shown to interfere with the opioid receptors, which decrease the sensation of pain.