Traditional acupuncture is a system of complementary medicine which has been used for thousands of years to restore, promote and maintain good health.
Acupuncture is the insertion of very fine needles into specific sites on the body. Western scientists believe that acupuncture stimulates the central nervous system, signaling the body to release various substances including endorphins, immune system cells, opioids, neurotransmitters, and neurohormones.
Traditional herbs are combined together in a formula designated by your herbalist to suit your individual body's condition.
Herbs are not a substitute for medications which you and your medical provider decide are necessary. They can be gentle yet powerful substances that work with your body’s natural functions, either to strengthen, balance, or to enhance your ability to heal.
In addition to acupuncture, the following modalities may be used in your session based on your individual constitutional needs. They may also be booked on their own through our booking service.
Cupping is a form of myofascial release used to increase the flow and circulation of Qi and blood.
Cupping therapy, which is based on creating a negative pressure and drawing body tissues outwards, may help…
Gua sha is a soft tissue technique that involves "brushing" or "scraping" of the skin with a massage tool to improve your circulation and break up injured, tight or deficient tissue. Gua Sha is considered an instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) and is a popular treatment for myofascial restriction.
Moxibustion is a traditional method of applying heat over Acupuncture points to relieve tension and invigorate cold areas of the body. It has been shown to boost the immune system and bring balance to the nervous system. Artemisia argyi (ai ye), a species of mugwort, is applied to warm the Acupuncture points until a pleasant warmth is felt.
A gentle, safe and yet profoundly effective treatment that utilizes the energetic potential within pure essential oils. Treatment involves placing particular oils on specific acupoints on the body in order to trigger energetic changes in the individual. This treatment works on the basis of mutual resonance through the systematic and intentional combination of essential oils and acupoints, resulting in a more significant clinical effect than using either of these treatment methods alone.
Restoring youthful vitality to your face and skin is an inside job that starts with a healthy body - the true source of youthful radiance. That is why the Facial Rejuvenation Treatment begins with body acupuncture to activate overall circulation and boost the healthy function of your organ systems, tissues and cells.
Once we open your channels, our jade Gua Sha tool goes to work lifting, sculpting and smoothing your neck, jaw, nasal labial lines, under-eye, brow, forehead and scalp. The result is a reduction in the appearance of congestion and pimples, wrinkles, sagging and dullness, under-eye darkness and puffiness. For most, a more clearly defined jawline, smoothing and lifting of sagging neck muscles, lifting of the brow and eye and an overall brighter skin complexion can be noticed after one session. Although, a series of 8-10 weekly sessions is recommended for more lasting and dramatic results. Check out our series of packages here.
Unlike most modern anti-aging methods like botox, fillers and other high tech gadgetry, the Facial Rejuvenation Treatment actually elevates the health and function of your skin and tissues. Many of our clients report a reduction in jaw tension, headaches and sinus congestion from this treatment along with improved skin and facial appearance.
Please note this is not a traditional esthetics facial and does not include extractions, masking, steaming, etc. Any facial areas treated with Botox or fillers in the last 3 months cannot be treated with Facial Gua Sha.