What is Acupuncture, and how does it work?

istock imageTired of getting band-aid or medicated health solutions from your doctor? Acupuncture is an effective way to treat a range of different health issues on a deep and thorough level.  Our acupuncture treatments are gentle and non-invasive, and will bring your body back to health. Many chronic and acute health issues can be better addressed by the acupuncturist than your general healthcare practictioner, as we take time to understand your health issues, and learn from your extensive medical history to understand the cause of your problems.

How does acupuncture work? A simple treatment will give your body a chance to come back to a place where it can heal itself. Within your body lays all the tools to create healing, but often we need something to activate this process, and acupuncture is a great way to do this.  When the body’s energy becomes imbalanced and creates physical and emotional problems, insertion of needles into acupuncture points brings balance back to the body.   It has been practiced  throughout the world for 5000 years, and has healed inumerable patients. Although patients don’t always completely understand how it works, they know THAT it works. To learn more about the theory behind acupuncture, please download the free ebook.

What can acupuncture treat?

istock imageSome of the more common conditions are back pain, arthritis, migraines, insomnia, neck pain, knee pain, seasonal allergies, shoulder pain, hip pain, infertility, nerve pain, gerd or acid reflux, and countless others. Follow this link at acufinder.com. to find the most common conditions treated by acupuncture. Please call us if you have any questions regarding your condition and ask to speak to one of our licensed acupuncturists.

What can I expect from my acupuncture treatment?

After we schedule your initial appointment, paperwork will be provided to fill out at home. Your first treatment will last about one and a half hours. During this visit we will extensively go over your current medical concerns, and after careful assessment of your unique needs, an acupuncture treatment will follow. When you experience acupuncture you will very likely fall into deep relaxation. Some patients might feel a light tingling or experience a sensation of energy moving through the body.

How long before I can expect results?

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It is customary to receive treatment once or twice a week. Because acupuncture works best on a cumulative basis, frequency and consistency play a significant role in the medicine’s overall effectiveness. Some people experience instant relief. Many experience a change during the days following treatment. Two people with the same condition may respond at different rates, and people with chronic conditions often require a longer course of treatment. In general, patients are encouraged to try a course of 3-6 treatments, at an interval of at least once a week.

Does acupuncture hurt?

Acupuncture needles are 25-50 times thinner than a hypodermic needle. They are so thin that several acupuncture needles will fit into the middle of a hypodermic needle. There is little sensitivity to the insertion of acupuncture needles.

While some people feel nothing at all, others experience a brief moment of discomfort as the needle penetrates the skin, possibly followed by a mild sensation of cramping, tingling, numbness, traveling warmth, or heaviness. The needles are left in place for twenty to forty minutes. Most people find the experience extremely relaxing and uplifting and even fall asleep for the duration of the treatment.

If you are sensitive to acupuncture or “needle-phobic,” your acupuncturist can use thinner needles and be gentler. Be sure to speak up and let the practitioner know how you are feeling!

For more frequently asked questions, please visit acufinder.com.

Mei Zen (beautiful person) Cosmetic Acupuncture

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Mei Zen cosmetic acupuncture is the new way to rejuvenate your face, neck or abdomen without any plastic surgery or other potentially dangerous cosmetic procedures.

The Mei Zen acupuncture protocol is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (unlike some other cosmetic acupuncture) that revitilizes and rejuvenates the face and the body. The skin is treated from the inside and outside, utilizing and ancient needling technique that is very superficial.

Some of the benefits are:

Face & Neck
Reduction and softening of wrinkles; firmer skin and jaw line; vibrant and more even skin tone reductions or elimination of acne and rosacea.
Firmer skin tone; reductions in bloat and cellulite; facilitates a weight loss program; inches lost; increased libido.
Overall Health
Increased energy and sense of well being; improved digestion; reduction or elimination of insomnia; decreased hot flashes.

The Program

You may choose a protocol for:

  1. Facial rejuvenation:
    Includes free initial consultation; 10 acupuncture treatments within 5 weeks; 2 completely natural facials; a set of organic and all natural daily skin care products.
  2. Abdominal protocol:
    Includes free initial consultation; 10 acupuncture treatments within 5 weeks.

If you want to look and feel revitalized, without the potential risks from surgery, then the Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture protocols are for you!

Call us for a free consultation to learn more! 505.513.4665

What people are saying about Cosmetic Acupuncture

“Cosmetic acupuncture patients swear by the results: Foreheads are smoothed, double chins become single once again & tummies are tucked. Dr. Lucas, founder of the Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture, on why women prefer acupuncture: “Women are afraid to take the chance they’re going to come out not only with an ice bag on, but with some potentially more serious side effects”.

– USA Today

“With cosmetic acupuncture, 90% of clients have marked improvements in their faces and experience an overall rejuvenation that is not confined to the face. This a good reason to call Cosmetic Acupuncture procedures “Anti-Aging Treatments”.

– Journal of Clinical Acupuncture