Acupuncture for Face and Body
What is Acupuncture?
In the east, acupuncture works with the life energy flowing through the body which is termed Qi (pronounced chee). These points are located along channels of energy known as meridians that connect all of our major organs. According to Chinese medical theory, illness arises when the cyclical flow of Qi in the meridians becomes unbalanced or is blocked. Qi can be influenced and balanced by stimulating specific points on the body through needle stimulation.
In the west, acupuncture is the stimulation of 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 achieve the desired effect. Often times people turn to acupuncture as a last resort but acupuncture is recommended as a preventative measure.
Acupuncture is capable of diagnosing and successfully treating a wide range of conditions such as:
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Gynecological disorders
- Emotional and Psychological Disorders
- Chronic pain
- Weight loss
- Skin aging
Benefits of Acupuncture:
- Increased circulation
- Decreased inflammation
- Relief from pain
- Relief of muscle spasms
- Increased T-cell count which stimulates the immune system
- Regulates serotonin which help with anxiety and depression
Acupuncture for Facial Rejuvenation
Cosmetic acupuncture is a safe, painless, and non-surgical method of reducing the signs of aging, while simultaneously treating the underlying factors that contribute to the aging process. It’s an effective treatment to rejuvenate the face from life’s stresses as well as create balance and harmony in the whole body allowing you to look and feel good inside and outside.
Benefits of Cosmetic Acupuncture:
- Improves collagen production and muscle tone
- Helps reduce bags and skin sagging
- Helps eliminate fine lines and diminish larger wrinkles
- Tightens pores and brightens eyes
- Increases local blood and lymph circulation
- Improves facial color
- Reduces stress and promotes total health and well-being
What can I expect during my visit?
Micro needles are inserted into specific acupuncture points to stimulate nerves, muscles, and connective tissue. These are very fine needles and you won’t feel any pain when needles are inserted. You may experience a mild, dull ache or a slight tingling sensation when the Qi is activated. During the treatment, most patients enter a relaxed state or fall asleep.
Can I pay using Health Insurance?
Yes, most extended health insurance plans cover acupuncture treatments.
Do you offer Direct Billing?
Yes, we offer direct billing to ICBC and extended health insurance companies.