What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a component of traditional Chinese medicine that originated in China over 5,000 years ago. It is based on the belief that living beings have a vital energy, called "qi", that circulates through twelve invisible energy lines known as meridians on the body. Each meridian is associated with a different organ system. An imbalance in the flow of qi throughout a meridian is how disease begins.
Acupuncturists insert needles into specified points along meridian lines to influence the restore balance to the flow of qi. There are over 1,000 acupuncture points on the body.
How Acupuncture Works
There are numerous theories about how acupuncture works. Some of them are:
- acupuncture stimulates the release of pain-relieving endorphins
- acupuncture influences the release of neurotransmitters, substances that transmit nerve impulses to the brain
- acupuncture influences the autonomic nervous system
- acupuncture stimulates circulation
- acupuncture influences the electrical currents of the body
Conditions Treated By Acupuncture
- migraines and tension headaches
- common cold
- smoking cessation
- trigeminal neuralgia
- chronic pain
- meniere's disease
- tennis elbow
- carpal tunnel syndrome
- menstrual cramps
- pregnancy-related ailments
- menopausal symptoms
- low back pain
- weight loss
- facial rejuvenation
Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture
"Mei Zen" literally means "beautiful person". In traditional Chinese Medicine, the body's internal state is reflected on the face. The Mei Zen system utilizes an ancient needling technique that brings increased Qi and blood to the face, which can increase the production of collagen and elastin. This results in an overall rejuvenating effect of mind, body and spirit.
This treatment includes facial massage and a mask following the acupuncture. Recommended 2 times per week for 5-6 weeks for best results.
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a local suction is created on the skin in order to mobilize blood flow and promote healing.
Through either heat or suction, the skin is gently drawn upwards by creating a vacuum in a cup over the target area of the skin. The cup stays in place for fifteen to thirty minutes. It is used to help relieve pain and treat deep scar tissues in the muscles and connective tissue, muscle knots, and swelling.
Acupuncture Treatment (45 min)....$65
Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture(60 min)....$85
Herbal Consultation (30 min)....$40
Cupping Single Session....$50