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Cosmetic Acupuncture Is A Full Body Treatment

April 18, 2016
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Cosmetic acupuncture, also known as facial acupuncture can be a treatment for the whole body. Although the focus is on the face, you may be surprised to learn how cosmetic acupuncture can be a great head to toe treatment. Keep reading this blog to find out what to expect from a total body treatment such as cosmetic acupuncture.

Differential diagnosis

According to the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the skin can tell us a lot about our health and well being. With the skin being the body’s largest organ, it’s important to take good care of it and be aware of its changes. Your initial session with me will involve an assessment your skin’s current condition and any potential problems affecting it. Once we come up with a treatment plan that’s right for you, you should expect to have at least 10 treatment sessions with me. Each session will focus on a specific part of your face that is affecting your health and well being. The face serves as the starting point at which you’ll receive the benefits of cosmetic acupuncture.

Cosmetic acupuncture improves immune functioning

By focusing on the correct meridians in the body, cosmetic acupuncture can stimulate the body’s natural processes of cell reproduction and growth.

Cosmetic acupuncture enhances the aging process

Many people receive cosmetic acupuncture treatments to reduce the look of wrinkles and fine lines. While these features are superficial signs of aging, there are other parts of the aging process that cosmetic acupuncturists can treat.  When it comes to aging, every one of us has a different experience. Because of that, we should expect to have a different treatment regimen. Cosmetic acupuncture will help treat conditions and problems associated with your unique aging experience. Cosmetic acupuncture can help to improve hormonal balance and delay the onset of hair loss and greying.

Cosmetic acupuncture is a holistic approach to beauty

Present day society overloads us with several ideals for health and beauty. But cosmetic acupuncture teaches us that good health can be the way to look and feel beautiful. When you meet with me for a treatment session, I will provide you with alternative approaches to help prolong the efficacy of your cosmetic acupuncture treatment sessions. Such approaches include dietary and lifestyle recommendations. There are certain Chinese herbs which increase longevity and improve beauty. I’ll make specific recommendations on the types of herbs you can take to reap the greatest benefits.

Cosmetic acupuncture helps improve self perception

The increased stimulation of endorphins from cosmetic acupuncture sessions helps to improve your self perception. It’s often the case when you look and feel attractive, you are confident in your ability to make decisions for yourself and those around you. When we have that capability to do that, we can do a world of good.

 

If you want to have a treatment that helps you look and feel great all over, then cosmetic acupuncture might be right for you. Contact me for a complimentary 15 minute consultation to learn more!

 

 

 

 

Acupuncture Can Provide Effective Allergy Relief

April 11, 2016
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Now that spring is here, most people can’t wait to go outside. But allergy sufferers would rather stay indoors than face the multiple allergens and pollens in the air. However, acupuncture can provide effective relief from the usual allergy symptoms you face. Here’s some more information on how you can find relief during the spring and summer months.

Why It’s Important To Have More Than One Acupuncture Treatment

April 4, 2016
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It takes a series of treatment sessions for acupuncture to truly be effective. Every body is different with its own unique set of needs. As a result, there is no set formula for determining the number of acupuncture sessions for a specific need. To learn more about why you should plan to have more than one acupuncture treatment, keep reading this blog.

How yoga can complement your acupuncture treatments

March 31, 2016
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Many people receive acupuncture for a variety of reasons. Whatever those reasons may be, there are a number of effective ways to complement your treatment between your sessions.  Yoga is one of those ways. As a viniyoga instructor, I am happy to offer you meaningful practices that will extend the efficacy of your acupuncture treatments.  The basic premise of viniyoga is to provide one on one classes that are tailored to your age, skill level, condition, and any past or present physical illnesses or injuries. Here is how yoga can complement your acupuncture sessions and promote a greater sense of well being.

Why basketball players use acupuncture

March 24, 2016
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Many basketball fans know that it’s time for NCAA’s March Madness. Whether you’re cheering for your favourite teams or hearing about the tournament in the news, you may not be aware that there are number of basketball players who receive acupuncture treatments. Basketball players have discovered how acupuncture serves as a prime benefit for their career. Continue reading this blog to learn more.

Step into spring comfortably with acupuncture treatments!

March 17, 2016
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March 21st is the first official day of spring. The sun starts shining longer, the birds are chirping, and flowers start to bloom everywhere. And while many people are happy about this time of year, it can also bring about some unpleasant feelings for others. Thankfully acupuncture can play a positive role in alleviating those feelings and allowing you to have a happier spring season. According to the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, each season is associated with a specific organ in the body. During the spring, the liver is the most vulnerable organ. Acupuncturists help improve the liver’s functioning during the spring in the following ways.

Let acupuncture treatments help you have a more restful sleep

March 10, 2016
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March 6-13th is National Sleep Awareness Week. In honour of this occasion, I thought I’d share with you how acupuncture can help you to have a more restful sleep. Many of us who suffer from irregular sleep patterns, may be experiencing one of the many sleep disorders. Our fast paced lives can drastically affect the ability to have a restful sleep or even make sleep a priority in our lives. Keep reading this blog to learn more about how you can have more restful sleep through acupuncture treatments!

How Acupuncture Helps to Allieviate Your Eczema

February 18, 2016
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Although eczema presents itself with external symptoms, it is generally an internal condition. Because acupuncture investigates the root cause of a condition or ailment, it may the perfect solution to help alleviate your unpleasant symptoms of eczema. The cold weather is a common trigger for eczema. Typical symptoms include: dry skin, itching, discoloration, and inflammation. According to the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, eczema is caused by imbalances that exist between  the body and our external environment. Acupuncture aims to restore that balance.  If you are one of the many people who suffer from eczema during the cold winter months, then keep reading this blog to find out how it may help you alleviate your symptoms.

If The Cold Is Affecting Your Arthritis, Then Give Acupuncture A Try!

February 18, 2016
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If you suffer from arthritis, then you know how much of a pain the cold can be, literally. Acupuncture is an effective solution to help alleviate your pain during the winter months. During cold or rainy weather, when there is a drop in air pressure, the bodily tissues expand and lead to further swelling. Arthritis is a complex disorder made up of several problematic conditions. Because acupuncture treatments involve a deeper holistic approach to investigating the root of conditions and ailments, it is an effective means of targeting those numerous conditions related to your arthritic pain.

Acupuncture can be a better alternative to arthritis medications

If your arthritis medications are not providing you with the relief you need, then it may be time to seek alternatives for your treatment. Acupuncture is a natural and effective form of treatment for arthritic pains.  As a result, you won’t experience any unpleasant side effects that you may experience with medications.

With this being said, you shouldn’t rule out arthritis medications altogether. The choice to take medications is ultimately up to you. You can always integrate acupuncture as an essential part of your treatment plan. Arthritis medications combined with acupuncture may help to improve your quality of life.

Acupuncture treatments provide a thorough examination of your problem

The acupuncture treatment points are located all over the body as opposed to one area of the body. Your acupuncturist will target the points where arthritis is affecting you the most in order to be effective in providing you with the relief you need. One of the major improvements you’ll experience is the increase in blood flow, which leads to to reduced inflammation and pain.

Acupuncture can alleviate any depression symptoms associated with arthritis

The debilitating effects of arthritis can lead many sufferers to feel depressed about their sudden inability to perform daily activities. Simple tasks such as opening doors or work related activities become challenging. However, acupuncture can help alleviate those feelings of sadness or depression through its ability to promote a greater flow of endorphins. The treatment sessions allow the brain to send the signals which release endorphins. Also, when you experience pain, it is common to feel stress. The muscles in your body are in a constant state of tension. Acupuncture’s relaxing effects can alleviate your unwanted stress.

Acupuncture treatments may be covered by your employment benefits plan

Because acupuncture is often found to be an effective form of treatment for arthritis, it is covered by many employment benefits plans. For that reason alone, it’s worth at least trying!  If you currently have employment benefits, check to see whether your have coverage for acupuncture treatments. It might help to curb the costs of your treatment expenses so that you can focus on improving your quality of life.

The relief you feel from acupuncture treatments may be so effective for your arthritic pain, that you may want to continue your treatments all year round! See if it’s the right solution for you by contacting me for a complimentary 15-minute consultation session.

 

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Restore Your Energy This Winter With Acupuncture

February 18, 2016
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Do you find yourself having less energy during the winter? Do you find it hard to shake off  the winter blues? You’re not alone. As the days get shorter and we experience less sunlight and more cold weather, our bodies experience a shift in chemical balances. Acupuncture can play a role in combating seasonal affective disorder. Contrary to popular belief, seasonal affective disorder is not limited to the winter season. The spring and summer months come with their own set of symptoms. However, during the winter season, symptoms tend to be far more pronounced and prevalent. Here is how acupuncture can play a role in boosting your energy levels while combating seasonal affective disorder.

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