Ac·u·punc·ture noun — A system of complementary medicine that involves pricking the skin or tissues with needles, used to alleviate pain and to treat various physical, mental, and emotional conditions. Originating in ancient China, acupuncture is now widely practiced in the West.
According to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), specific acupuncture points correct imbalances in the flow of qi (energy) through channels known as meridians. Acupuncture is minimally invasive and is considered generally safe when administered by trained practitioners using Clean Needle Technique (CNT) The technique carries a very low risk of serious adverse effects.
Acupuncture is often accompanied by moxibustion which involves burning mugwort on or near the skin at an acupuncture point.
We offer the following acupuncture services:
The insertion of ultra thin, sterile needles into the skin. These needles are then manipulated to influence the flow of Qi to promote the body’s own healing energy.
Often done without actual needle insertion. The Japanese style is gentler and suitable for more sensitive patients.
The painless burning of dry herbs on or near the skin. Acupuncture is often accompanied by moxibustion done on or near acupuncture points.
Cosmetic Acupuncture, as all Oriental/Eastern Medicine treatments, involves the patient in a gradual, healthful process that the practitioners at Integral Alternative Medicine LLC customize for each individual. It may include other treatments in conjunction with acupuncture, each of which will be explained if are required for your care. Cosmetic acupuncture is in no way analogous to a surgical facelift. There is no cutting and pain is minimal.
In receiving cosmetic facial acupuncture, you can and should experience some of the following changes:
- Improved muscle tone
- Decreased puffiness around the eyes
- Firming of sagging skin
- Elimination or reduction of fine wrinkles
- Even skin tone and improved luster of complexion
Results vary from person to person and can not be warranted.
Talk to your practitioner to see if you are eligible to receive Cosmetic Acupuncture. Patients suffering chronic or debilitating conditions are not suitable for this type of therapy.
Additional information will be discussed with you at your first time consultation, where an evaluation will be made. The usual Cosmetic acupuncture protocol requires of approximate 10 consecutive sessions accompanied by lifestyle and dietary recommendations.