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History OF ACUPUNCTURE

China was one of the first countries to create a medical system, which has been in existence for over 5,000 years. The body is understood to be composed of multiple meridians channeling energy throughout the organs and bodily functions, and that illness results from an imbalance between internal and/or external factors.

Balance is maintained by the yin and the yang, opposite forces that interact in harmony to keep an individual healthy, and therapies used to balance the body include acupuncture, herbal medicine, dietary therapy and massage. Traditional Chinese medicine focuses on working with an individual’s constitution, rather than against it, to gently guide the body to a place of balance.   

Originating in China, acupuncture is a key healing method used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Practitioners inserted thin needles beneath the skin at recognized acupuncture points, which corresponded to energy channels or meridians. This ancient therapy restored the flow or energy to promote balance and healing. Acupuncture was also used as form of anesthesia to prevent pain during surgery.   

Today in Western medicine’s use of acupuncture, it functions as a variation of Chinese acupuncture, where practitioners insert hair-thin needles into the skin to trick the brain into healing by triggering the nervous, immune and endocrine systems. In Western medicine, acupuncture is considered a form of integrative medicine and is primarily used to treat pain and nausea.

Acupuncture Treatments

Balance, Recharge & Relax

Customized Acupuncture Treatment

Acupuncture stems from the belief in Chinese medicine that imbalance is the root of disease. This 5,000 year old form of alternative medicine heals and rebalances the body. Hair-fine needles are inserted into specific pathways to correct underlying imbalances in the flow of energy or Qi, to promote rapid healing.

Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation

In Chinese medicine, the face is considered the roadmap and guide of what is happening within the body. The most effective way to achieve external beauty is to address the internal imbalances. Facial Rejuvenation is a full-body acupuncture treatment that heals from the inside out. For example, darkness around the mouth is often indicative of digestive issues. By treating the physical imbalance, results can then be seen in the face. Facial Rejuvenation uses this ancient technique to also improve muscle tone in the face and neck.