Acupuncture based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) principles uniquely promotes the idea of balancing the body as a whole using yin, yang and Qi theory. The components of central nervous system, muscle mechanics, and organ tissues are all considered part of the same working dynamic and depend on each other to function properly. Traditional Chinese Medicine seeks to balance all of these components and maintain them in harmony. From a TCM perspective, if one tissue or organ is suffering then a surrounding area compensates, causing the spread of mores tress and potential trauma to the body. Selecting both proximal and distal points, acupuncture can not only help alleviate pain and regulate function, but also aid in physiological processes, such as reducing gastroesophageal reflux (GERD), sweaty palms, insomnia, anxiety, infertility, urinary incontinence, etc. Using the body’s own ability to heal, needles sometimes as thin as a hair, are selectively positioned to illicit a specific response to help encourage and guide the body to wellness.
Cosmetic acupuncture uses the body’s own defense system of red and white blood cells as well as collagen to repair and replace old damaged tissue with new vibrant tissue. Providing a safer alternative and more natural look than injections, it seeks to reduce wrinkles, fine lines and sagging skin. For more information on cosmetic acupuncture, click here.