Acupuncture is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and improve function. This is done by inserting sterilized, stainless-steel needles (that are as fine as a human hair) into specific points located near or on the surface of the skin which have the ability to alter various biochemical and physiological conditions in order to treat a wide variety of illnesses.
Traditional Chinese Medicine views a person as an energy system in which body and mind are unified, each influencing and balancing the other. Unlike Western medicine which attempts to isolate and separate a disease from a person, Chinese Medicine emphasizes a holistic approach that treats the whole person.
Your practitioner will make a Chinese medical diagnosis based upon a thorough examination and consultation. The examination includes the assessment of the pulse and tongue. Once a diagnosis is made, your acupuncturist will choose the most appropriate acupuncture points for treatment.
Cosmetic Acupuncture, Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation, or an Acupuncture Facelift, is the focus and most effective component in the Ultimate Facial Rejuvenation Program. In addition to the many and varied health promoting effects throughout the body that regular Acupuncture bestows, Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture aims to correct the signs of aging by both local treatment and by treating the underlying causes of why an individual is specifically manifesting the aging process the way they are.
‘Ear acupuncture has a more powerful effect on the mind and body because of the unique location of acupuncture points on the ear, in close proximity to the brain,’ says Dr. Marina Richardson, M.D., instructor in clinical medicine at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. ‘It counteracts the effect of stress on the whole body with far-reaching effects on digestion, fertility, recovery from injuries, mental health, and overall wellbeing.’
Ear acupuncture helps to treats everything from digestion to addictions to stress. Little ‘studs’ can be left in the ear for a week afterwards to continue the treatment throughout that week.
I always recommend three to five treatments
Acupuncture is not a substitute for Western prenatal medical care. Instead, it offers complementary care that has many benefits. And because acupuncture has very few side effects, many pregnant women now seek this alternative to drug therapy for a number of common pregnancy complaints.