About Acupuncture + Facial Rejuvenation

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine is over 3,000 years old. It is a comprehensive medical system that assesses a patient’s physical, emotional and spiritual well being. This is done by observation of the patient’s tongue, face and body shape, by feeling pulse positions on the wrists corresponding to organs systems and by asking the patient questions. The practitioner is looking for a root cause which disrupts the vital energy flow in the body and creates an imbalance or disease process. When the imbalance is determined the acupuncturist uses various techniques to restore proper energy flow and well being. These techniques include needling points along meridian lines, cupping, (the use of suctions cups which release tight muscles on the back, neck and legs), moxibustion, (the burning of little cones of mugwort plant on needles or on the skin), gua sha, (the use of a tool such as a soup spoon to scrape an area of skin to ease muscular tension and promote blood flow), tuina, (hands on massage) and prescription of herbal remedies. Together they rebalance and restore optimum qi flow.

Most people find acupuncture relaxing. The needles are extremely fine and are not considered painful.

It is becoming common for people to seek out acupuncture to ease musculoskeletal pain and promote healing after injury. It is not as widely known that this amazing medicine can treat so many other conditions such as insomnia, headaches/migraines, infertility and gynecological disorders, depression and anxiety and GI disturbances. Acupuncture can be used for personal growth and as preventative medicine. Some patients come seasonally for a tune up to maintain good health.

About Facial Rejuvenation

Facial Rejuvenation is a natural method to reduce the signs of aging. Small hair-thin, fine quality needles are inserted into the ears, face and neck to reduce wrinkles, age spots and dark circles under the eyes. The needles tighten muscle tone, firm sagging skin, restore collagen production and can improve conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and rosacea. In addition to the needles, some light cupping, gua sha with a Jade tool and massage are used. The whole experience is relaxing and rejuvenating for the whole of you.

The first session will last 90 minutes so you and Heather can discuss your health and any concerns you may have. The session will address underlying issues and will include other body points to bring about general balance and wellbeing.

Subsequent sessions will be 75 minutes long. Heather may recommend anywhere from 6 to 12 sessions depending on the condition of your skin. Initially, weekly treatments are recommended and then may move to every other week or longer depending upon improvements.

There are a few situations where facial rejuvenation is contraindicated such as high blood pressure, migraines, diabetes mellitus, bruising disorders, recent cosmetic surgery or having a pacemaker. Please feel free to call and discuss any concerns you may have in regards to this.

Please come and treat yourself!