Acupuncture is the use of small needles superficially on the body to invoke a desired physiological response in the body. Acupuncture principals are based on the premise that there are patterns of energy flowing (Qi) through the body via energetic meridians. This flow is essential for vitality and balance. Disruptions of this flow are believed to be responsible for disease. Acupuncture assists in correcting imbalances of flow at identifiable points close to the skin. Acupuncture is a very gentle approach to treatment with very power results.
Common applications treated with acupuncture include stress and anxiety, infertility and menstrual disorders, muscular pain, PTSD, weightloss, digestive disorders, stress, anxiety and headaches to name a few.
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Cosmetic Acupuncture is an effective, non-surgical treatment to reduce the signs of aging. It is based on the principles of Chinese Medicine, which involves the insertion of very thin disposable needles into the acupuncture points on the face. This superficial insertion will increase the local circulation to the face and stimulate collagen production, which will fill out the lines and give firmness to the skin for a healthy, glowing complexion.
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Fibroblast Plasma Lift Cosmetic Treatment
Fibroblast Plasma Lift is a non surgical, non invasive skin rejuvenation technique that is designed to boost collagen production leading to tightening and lifting of the skin.
Fibroblast Plasma Lift works similarly to an ablative (fractional) laser. A device fitted with a tiny needle is used to deliver heat and an electrical charge to the skin to tighten and firm it. The electrical current is directed to specific skin cells to encourage growth and renewal. This not only improves the skin tone and texture but it can also reduce scarring, improve a number of common skin problems and change the contour of the skin. Plasma Lift removes or reduces fine lines, wrinkles, scarring, uneven coloration, sagging skin on your neck or tummy, and skin imperfections. The results are comparable to plastic surgery, and in most areas are permanent.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Results are seen immediately after one treatment, and your skin will continue to tighten as it heals over the next 1-2 months. Occasionally a second treatment is needed for cases with a lot of excess skin, and in extreme cases, up to 4 treatments may be needed. For wrinkle removal in areas of the face that are cause by muscle movement. Botox is recommended to prevent wrinkles from returning.The first 24 hours after your plasma lift, your skin may feel like it is sunburnt and you will have tiny little brown spots in a grid where the skin was treated. There will be some tiny brown marks that have the appearance of minor scabbing, which are carbon crusts, but in 5-7 days these will flake away, revealing new pink skin beneath. Some swelling will be seen (especially in cases of eyelid treatment), but it is likely to only last 3-5 days at most. Swelling in the eye area is to be expected for a few days following an upper eyelid treatment. To avoid any more serious side effects such as hyperpigmentation, follow the aftercare recommendations given to you by your technician. Only special makeup and aftercare can be used on the skin for the first 3-5 days – which will be provided for you. Once the brown spots fall off, skin may appear slightly pinkish for anywhere from 2 weeks – 2 months. Makeup can be worn as normal to cover this up. A 50 SPF sunscreen or higher must be worn every day to avoid hyperpigmentation.
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST: Fibroblast Plasma Skin Tightening is more than a simple tightening treatment so the effects should last as long as they would with invasive surgery. Like all surgical and cosmetic procedures, the effects of plasma treatment are not entirely permanent as it does not stop any further aging. But, the positive results should last years depending on the area treated. The positive effects of treatment will be noticeable immediately after the first treatment, but the best results will be seen after 4 weeks.
BENEFITS OF PLASMA vs SURGERY:
- No injectable anaesthetic required
- No cutting of the skin
- No stitches required
- Very low risk procedure (minimal risk)
- Minimal side effects and far less downtime
- Quick and easy procedure
- Most patients can return to work the same day
- No thinning of the skin
- Significant cost saving
WHAT IS IT USED TO TREAT:
- Eyelid reconstruction, including resolving baggy lower eyelids and excess upper eyelid skin.
- Skin imperfections and benign lesions, including skin tags and sunspots
- Improvement in the appearance of scarring, including post-surgery scars, acne scars
- Diminishing Stretch marks.
- Tightening loose stomach skin after pregnancy.
- Lines and wrinkles around the mouth.
- Facelift and necklift.
- Smokers lines
- Skin tightening
- Scar removal
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Auricular acupuncture is acupuncture that is done specifically around the ears adhering to the belief that the ears are microsystems of the entire body, so by treating the ear you are stimulating a corresponding body part or the sympathetic nervous system. Auricular acupuncture can treat different syndromes. Auricular acupuncture is beneficial in treating post traumatic stress (PTSD), helping with weight loss, stopping smoking and detoxification. It is also used to manage pain and psychological disorders.
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Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger point therapy is a modality used to decrease areas of muscle spasm in the body. Acute trauma, repetitive injury, postural dysfunction and stress can lead to trigger points. Trigger points are focal areas of spasm and inflammation in skeletal muscle. Trigger points can accompany chronic and acute musculoskeletal disorders such as fibromyalgia, myofascial pain syndrome, neck pain, and low back pain.
With trigger point therapy a thin acupuncture needle is inserted into the muscle to release the knot. This causes a large or small spasm which may cause some temporary discomfort which will result in release of the muscle.
This procedure is considered very safe and has few side effects. In some cases, the patient may feel sore around the injection site for up to two days following the procedure, but heat, gentle massage, stretching and ice usually relieve symptoms. Normal activities may be resumed immediately after the treatment. Trigger point injections not only relieve pain, but also loosen the muscles that are responsible for the pain to ultimately help with the rehabilitation process.
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Iridology is the analysis of the pathological, structural, functional and emotional disturbances in the body as seen through the iris. It offers practitioners the opportunity to view areas of weakness or vulnerability in the body and areas where there is toxicity. This modality is often used in combination with acupuncture.
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Cupping as a therapeutic modality has been used for centuries to treat various aliments. It involves the placement of special cups that create suction on the surface of the skin. It its used to treat many different conditions that generally involve pain, inflammation, decreased blood flow and tension in the body. It provides a post treatment sense of relaxation and well being. Although cupping tends not to be a painful treatment for many the treatment will leave temporary areas of redness due to the increased blood flow. This is a normal result of the therapy.
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Vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin) is the most bioavailable form of Vitamin B12. It is ideal for people with digestive/malabsorption problems, people with immune issues or who are dealing with a lot of stress. This vitamin is essential for available physical energy, detoxification and stimulating serotonin. Vegetarians and vegans are at risk of a Vitamin B12 deficiency as it is found primarily in dairy, eggs and meat.
Dosage is 1cc of 5mg (5000 mcg) methylcobalamin. NOTE: This injection can be billed directly your extended health care provider.
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Esoteric Acupuncture its a specific type of acupuncture introduced by Dr. Mikio Sankeythat focuses on the utilization of Traditional Chinese acupuncture theory, along with the Hindu Chakra System, Sacred Geometry, and the Qabbalistic Tree of Life. Rather than merely treating the signs and symptoms of a physical imbalance, “Higher Frequency Healing” refers to balancing the more subtle frequencies outside of the dense physical body’s energy field. It can be very effective in treating the root cause of many conditions that western medicine can’t help with.
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