Facial Rejuvenation using acupuncture can address concerns including deep wrinkles, fine lines, dark circles, and puffiness without the possible side effects of more extreme treatments like Botox or surgery.
Wrinkles are created by a decrease in collagen and elastin and by the chronic overuse of certain muscles in the face along with the underuse of others. We tend to make the same facial expressions, like smiling or laughing, over and over and use the same muscles repeatedly in doing so. This leaves some muscles chronically contracted while others remain loose, creating wrinkles in the skin. Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation techniques relieve the tension in those tightened muscles and improves muscle tone in the others. The insertion of the needles into the dermis layer of the skin helps to boost circulation to the face and stimulates the skin to increase collagen and elastin production which is responsible for creating a plump, youthful appearance.
In order for the face to be properly nourished, all systems of the body should be functioning efficiently, including digestion and circulation. That’s why Facial Rejuvenation treatments begin with a comprehensive consultation to address any concerns you may have, not only about the face but about the entire body. The treatment is completed with the application of a topical herbal cream (gluten free).
Facial Rejuvenation is done in a series of treatments, typically twice a week for 5 weeks. After the first treatment, one should expect to see an increase in skin tone and texture and an overall glow due to the improved circulation. After a series of treatments, you can notice a reduction in fine lines, puffiness and, most importantly, an improvement in overall health, especially if combined with other health care measures. Each patient will respond differently to the treatment depending on their age and lifestyle. Visible results will be noticeable after four to seven sessions. Maintenance maybe needed once each month depending on the patient.
Facial Rejuvenation treatments are for anyone who wants to delay the process of aging and wants to look and feel younger, and for anyone who has a face injury or scar that can be minimized with some gentle assistance. It can even be used by those who have already used Botox therapy as it can save you a couple of injections per year.
Possible outcomes from Facial Rejuvenation treatments:
- minimization of fine lines
- smoothing of deeper lines
- reduced puffiness around the eyes
- definition of jaw line
- improved skin tone and elasticity
- fading of age spots, redness reduction, and general evening of skin coloration
- glow to complexion
- reduction of acne or rosacea
Call AcuPlus to schedule your initial consultation with me and starting glowing from the inside out!
Acupuncture Happy Hour
In a culture that focuses on unwinding with a traditional “After Work Cocktail”, I thought I’d join the bandwagon and offer a “cocktail” of my own – an Acupuncture Cocktail! Did you know that Acupuncture provides all of the benefits of traditional after-hour drinks – without any of the negative side effects? Ready to be social? Want to unwind? Interested in kicking some of the more unhealthy addictions in your life? Would you like to return home with a sense of peace and relaxation?
Acupuncture Happy Hour involves a lot of relaxation that is induced by stimulating your own biochemistry using tiny auricular (ear) acupuncture needles. I insert them at 5 specific locations in each ear, based on the NADA protocol which is a well designed detox protocol used by Acupuncturists Without Borders. I leave the needles inserted for about 30 minutes while you lay down on yoga mats or sit in a comfy chair. This can be done in a communal setting with other acupuncture adorers, while listening to calming music and focusing on breath work (or sleep)… at your work or for a group of like minded individuals at home.
If you’d like to book my time for an Acupuncture Happy Hour for your workplace or a home gathering, please call AcuPlus to schedule a conversation to see if it will suit your needs.
Smoking Cessation Program
If you would like to quit smoking and are struggling, you already know just how difficult it has the potential to be. Most people say that it is one of the hardest habits to break, as quitting often results in what seems like a storm of discomfort and cravings. Perhaps you have tried to quit many times in the past and just couldn’t quite make it last.
Today there are many different therapeutic interventions which can help you to quit smoking. Laser Acupuncture has been the final step many people have made to make the break from the smoking habit once and for all! Laser Acupuncture is a therapy with proven clinical effectiveness that can significantly reduce cravings and negative withdrawal effects, and make the quitting process much easier.
The benefits of quitting smoking with laser acupuncture over other interventions include: no medications or pills with unpleasant side effects, no excess unhealthy nicotine in your system in the form of patches, gum or vape products, no quick “quit” phase, and gives you pleasant side effects of relaxation which are a result of the endorphins released in response to the laser treatment.
The rewards to being a non-smoker are massive. You’ll enjoy:
- potential for a longer life
- more energy
- greater clarity of thinking
- a reduction in the incidence of brain diseases like dementia
- a significant risk reduction in almost all major chronic diseases such as cancer, stroke and heart disease
Approximately 20 different points on the body and ear are stimulated with a single probe cold laser using one of the most effective cold lasers on the market, Theralase. Theralase is different than other cold lasers in that it stimulates 3 different neural pathways to produce a more intensive, pain free stimulation. The stimulated points have been carefully selected for their effects in controlling addictions, cravings and withdrawal symptoms. These points are located at nerve endings which transmit particularly strong signals to the central nervous system and have been studied in various programs for addiction control including addictions to nicotine, cocaine and other substances.
Also offered is some lifestyle coaching to support you. Powerful detoxifying supplements are offered as well to help clear your lungs, liver and tissues of nicotine related toxins.
Typically, the program is provided as three treatments on three consecutive days followed by two follow up treatments the second week to ensure extended comfort during withdrawal from both the chemicals of cigarettes and the habit. After that Booster treatments are an option in case you feel you need some extra assistance.
Call AcuPlus to schedule a free 15 minute consultation with me to see if this program would be beneficial to you at this time.