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I tried Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture

Facial Acupuncture Treatment

Alright, confession time, I had never done facial acupuncture prior to this fall.  I had always wanted to, but between a busy schedule and a feeling that I should just accept my aging as natural and beautiful, I had always put it off and decided that facial rejuvenation acupuncture wasn’t for me. Working with both Katie and Kathy who practice facial rejuvenation acupuncture, and seeing what they were doing for their clients, inspired me to give it a go.

Spoiler alert, there were improvements. Zoom in for yourself and check it out (before is on the top and the after on the bottom).

So first off, I am being real vulnerable here and letting you all see my face without any makeup and without touch ups.  I haven’t looked at my face this closely ever, and it was a bit challenging to see the way it has changed as I have gotten older. Fair skin combined with the love of being in the sun I inherited from my father, the idea that ‘getting a good solid burn to build your tan base’  I embraced as a teen, and the cigarettes that I thought made me look cool in the early Read More

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Skin Health and the Holidays

We hope you’re feeling the joy and spirit of the holidays this December! Some of us may also be feeling the level of stress in our day-to-day lives creeping up. That stress, along with the drier air and more time indoors, can really take a toll on the skin. If you’re noticing the frown lines between your eyebrows seem a little deeper, you’re not alone. Did you know that facial acupuncture not only helps minimize the fine lines in your face and bring life back to your skin, it also helps your body deal with stress?

A truly holistic treatment, facial acupuncture benefits the whole body while it rejuvenates the skin. You will likely see increased energy and improved sleep, and you may even notice that you’re thinking a bit more clearly, and able to handle that stress a little bit better. The process of facial acupuncture is relaxing, giving you a deep rest, and the benefits build over time, including:

  • Diminishment of fine lines
  • Improved skin tone and texture
  • Firmer skin and tighter pores
  • More moisture and plumpness in the skin overall
  • Lifting in the eye and jaw areas
  • Reduction of Rosacea and Acne

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Stuck Qi and the Holidays

So, here we are. It’s 2021, fourth quarter, and we have seen and been through a lot. We’re experts in self-care by this point, right?

The holidays bring merriment as well as stress. Caring for ourselves as we head into the holiday season means ensuring healthy qi flow.

Qi (“chee”) is the natural functioning of our body systems. For example, lung qi is breathing, stomach qi is digesting, and heart qi is pumping blood. Where there is free flow, there is healthy qi and we have a heart that quietly circulates blood throughout the body, lungs that inhale and exhale smoothly, and a stomach that processes the food we eat to provide fuel for our everyday life. When qi no longer flows freely it has become stuck or stagnant, and this often results in pain and emotional fluctuations as well as other symptoms. Read More

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Acupuncture to help with Anxiety and Depression

 

Wearied, tired, sad, and not able to sleep because your thoughts won’t leave you alone….

Times have been tough and many are noticing signs of depression; low energy, irritability, insomnia, changes in appetite and digestion, difficulty concentrating, and poor moods.  We are all familiar with the symptoms of depression or anxiety, but for some the feelings become persistent, severe and start to interfere with our daily lives.

Reports show that the rates of depression have tripled as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.  Traditional treatments often include a combination of behavioral therapy and medication. While some find relief with anti-depressant medications, for many (up to 34%) medications either do not work, or the side effects become intolerable.  Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine are effective in treating mood disorders like depression and anxiety, either alone or in conjunction with traditional treatments. Studies shown that acupuncture done over a period of 6-8 weeks has been shown to significantly improve depressive symptoms, and that acupuncture was found to have similar effects when compared to antidepressant drugs.

Chinese medicine recognized the interconnectedness of our mind, body, and spirit.  Imbalances in the body that may have developed recently, or may be constitutional Read More

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