Acupuncture is the Chinese system of healthcare discovered 3500 years ago. It is based on the fact that there are fourteen major channels, called meridians, that blood and energy travel through. The Chinese call this combination of blood and energy “Chi” or "Qi". An Acupuncture Physician is trained to determine where the blockages of Chi (blood & energy) are located. There are 2000 specific locations on the body, also known as acupuncture points, were these blockages can occur.
Acupuncture is recognized by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) as effective in treating many health complaints including depression, anxiety, pain, digestive issues, allergies, headaches, insomnia, and much more.
Meridians are just as important as arteries, veins or the lymphatic system however, most Western trained doctors do not believe that meridians exist because when you do an autopsy, you cannot see them.
Auricular (Known as auriculotherapy)
Auricular therapy treats pain and prevents diseases by stimulating certain points in the ear with tiny needles. The needles are held in place with medical tape allowing the patient to "wear" them for days. This type of treatment can be useful to treat phantom limb pain, children, individuals who needs long term pain management, assist women during labor & delivery and much more. This treatment, quick to administer, is easy and cost effective which is why we refer to it as "Express Acupuncture". In the military, the name "Battlefield Acupuncture" was coined for it's swiftness in providing relief to the wounded warrior.
Prolotherapy is a non-surgical procedure to repair stretched, frayed or torn ligaments and tendons. When these are injured or compromised, the joint becomes unstable. A solution containing dextrose, a sugar which acts as an irritant, is injected around the problem area. As an example, picture a grain of sand lodged in an oyster; the oyster will be stimulated to create a filament to wrap around the grain of sand to stop the irritation. Well timed prolotherapy treatments stimulate your body to send through the blood stream, all that is needed to repair an injured ligament or tendon and stop pain due to an unstable joint.
Although the media makes it sound as a new phenomena, Acupuncture facelift procedures have been in use for thousands of years. It has since been expanded upon and can be referred to as Mesotherapy, a minimally invasive procedure that is widely used in Europe. This medical specialty targets problem areas with microinjections of conventional or homeopathic medicines, vitamins, minerals and amino acids. Tiny "medicinal bullets" are delivered directly into the mesoderm (middle layer of skin) at acupuncture points. This treatment enhances cell metabolism, detoxification, stimulates collagen and elastin production naturally filling in lines and wrinkles.
Unlike Botox or Restylane this method is natural and works on a much deeper level to make the whole body healthier.