Acupuncture is the most notable medical discovery from ancient Chinese medical tradition. Five thousand years of clinical experience from over hundreds of millions of people, acupuncture is now accepted worldwide as a therapeutic modality for pain, as well as for acute and chronic medical conditions. Based on Traditional Chinese Medicine philosophy, when the flow of qi (chi) in the meridians is sufficient and balanced, the body is in harmony and in order, but if the qi (chi) is blocked, deficient or stagnant, disease or illness follows. Fine, sterile disposable needles are inserted on specific acupoints on the skin to improve the flow of qi (chi) that flows along invisible meridians, or the network.
Aesthetic (Facial) Acupuncture is a specialized type of acupuncture treatment that is focused on the facial meridian areas. The treatment involves the insertion of fine, sterile disposable pins on specific acupoints on the face that may last up to 45 minutes, with a 15-minute allowance for a facial rest. The treatment helps to enhance beauty and preserve youthful appearance by stimulating production of collagen under the facial skin to help fill in wrinkles and plump skins. It promotes blood and qi (chi) flow to the face leaving a better skin color and radiant skin. This is best complemented with a Rejuvenating Facial.
Ear acupuncture stimulates the reflex points that have been mapped out over the external ears. These reflex points are known to be neurologically linked to internal organs and various parts of the body. Existing ear acupuncture protocols aim to help address specific conditions, i.e., the NADA Protocol (Acudetox Protocol) to stop cravings and to detox from chemical addictions, the INAM Protocol to treat 10 common disease conditions, and the BFA Protocol to stop pain symptoms. The Nogier method is another way to stop pain symptoms that is based on a therapeutic model where the body is represented in an upside down manner over the external ear. Psychoemotional Ear Acupuncture Protocol is especially beneficial for behavioral symptoms, such as anxiety, agitation, irritability, depression and stress-induced insomnia, or you just want to still the restless mind. The acupuncturist carefully inserts sterile pins on designated points on the external ears retaining them for about 30 to 45 minutes, preferably, while comfortably seated. After removing the ear pins, a small stimulation sphere, called ear beads, attached with flesh-colored adhesives will be taped over the external ear.