Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine is rooted in over 5000 years of practice and is based on the paradigm that the body has innate vital energy called the “Qi”. Traditional Chinese Medicine believes that acupuncture can regulate the flow of this energy, which when flowing smoothly and freely within the meridians or channels in the body, keeps us healthy and well. Studies have shown that acupuncture is effective for a number of health issues.
Acupuncture therapy involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points on the body. These points have different actions and can stimulate nerve and muscle activity, relax muscles and improve blood flow to the local area. Most people report minimal if any, discomfort as the needle is inserted. Once inserted to the correct depth, the needle should produce a mild sensation of pressure but not pain. Most people find acupuncture to be relaxing and some even fall asleep during a treatment.
Acupuncture is beneficial for literally almost any health concern. The list of conditions proven to respond to acupuncture is quite extensive, especially in regard to treating acute & chronic pain, however, modern research has also verified that acupuncture is effective in treating a variety of other health conditions as well.
Common ways acupuncture can support your health include:
- infertility (both male and female)
- preparing for IUI, IVF
- polycystic ovarian syndrome
- menstrual issues: pain, irregularities, amenorrhea, etc
- in pregnancy: nausea, carpal tunnel, musculoskeletal pain, labour prep/induction, etc…
- postpartum: pain, anxiety, depression, stress, lactation, etc…
- menopause: hot flashes, stress,
Whether you are having trouble getting pregnant, staying pregnant, or simply want to get your body ready for pregnancy, we are here for you. Acupuncture is an excellent way to improve your fertility. Whether you’re looking to support your fertility naturally or enhance conventional fertility treatments, Acupuncture has been well-researched for improving fertility, especially with regard to PCOS, IVF, and IUI.
Acupuncture improves blood flow to the ovaries, uterus, and endometrial lining.
For best results, it is recommended that you begin acupuncture several weeks to months before your procedures.
What is cosmetic/facial acupuncture?
Facial Acupuncture (also known as Cosmetic Acupuncture) is a safe, effective, and natural treatment to reduce signs of aging, scarring and to improves overall skin health!
What are the benefits of Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture?
Facial Acupuncture can:
– reduce fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating collagen production
– reducing sagging and drooping by stimulating elastin production and muscle tone.
- reduce puffiness by stimulating lymphatic drainage
- improve acne and scarring by improving blood flow and stimulating tissue repair
- brighten the complexion and reduce dark circles by stimulating blood flow.
Results are usually noticeable after about 4-5 sessions.
Who should consider Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture?
Anyone that has concerns with their skin and looking for a more natural approach to dealing with issues. It’s never too early to implement a preventative skincare routine.
Younger patients in their 20s & 30s may want to work on reducing acne/scarring or simply incorporating facial acupuncture to help delay the aging process and keep skin healthy & glowing.
Patients in their 40s, or 50s + may want to incorporate facial acupuncture to help erase 5-15 years of aging.
What you can expect from your visits?
Your first visit will include discussing your health history, the changes you would like to see in your face/skin, and the treatment plan that will best suit your goals.
This is followed by your treatment which includes the insertion of tiny acupuncture needles into specific areas on your face. Other body points may be added to support any underlying imbalance contributing to your skin and overall health (usually on subsequent visits). Lastly, an LED light is used to enhance the treatment effect.
You may feel nothing or a slight prick followed by nothing or a dull heavy sensation. The needles stay in for 20-30 minutes while you relax with some soothing music.
Treatment ends with either a facial massage using oils and gua sha or oils and cupping.
You will more than likely leave with lovely glow and feeling a deep sense of relaxation.