Conditions Treated

Oriental medicine is a very comprehensive system of medicine. It works with your body to produce true healing instead of suppressing symptoms. A few of the conditions successfully treated by acupuncture and Oriental medicine are:

General:

  • Women’s issues, including painful periods, menopause, and other gynecological issues. These are treated without requiring uncomfortable examinations.
  • Chronic pain, especially joint and muscle pain, arthritis, as well as headaches and other discomforts.
  • Fatigue, including chronic fatigue syndrome, or a general feeling of being down.
  • Most conditions that respond to drug treatment, respond even better to acupuncture and Chinese herbs - without side effects. However, we insist on partnering with your doctor to determine a proper course of treatment. Some medications need special care and planning.
  • Most chronic conditions such as allergies, asthma, and more respond extremely well to acupuncture.

The World Health Organization recognizes that TCM treats these specific conditions:

Cardiovascular Disorders

  • Angina
  • Hypertension

Dermatology (Skin Conditions)

  • Acne
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Rosacea

Endocrine/Metabolism

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid Conditions

Gastrointestinal/Digestion

  • Acid Reflux/Heartburn
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Indigestion
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Gynecology

  • Breech Positioning Of The Fetus
  • Female And Male Infertility
  • In Vitro Fertilization Support
  • Induction Of Labor
  • Irregular/Painful Menstruation
  • Menopause
  • Morning Sickness
  • PMS
  • Post-Partum Depression

Mental Health

  • Mild to Moderate Anxiety
  • Mild to Moderate Depression
  • Insomnia/Sleep Disturbance
  • Stress

Musculoskeletal Pain

  • Dental Pain
  • Joint/Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain/Sciatica
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Repetitive Stress Injuries
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sports Injuries

Respiratory

  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Common Cold
  • Cough
  • Flu
  • Sinusitis

Neurological

  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Headache/Migraines
  • Meniere’s Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Post Stroke Paralysis
  • Shingles
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • TMJ
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia

Uro-Genital

  • Bed Wetting
  • Bladder Dysfunction
  • Incontinence

Other

  • General Well Being

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture - Acupuncture Facelift

When you can enhance your whole self and look younger with acupuncture, there is no need to paralyze muscles. This non-toxic, health-promoting method uses the time-tested methods of Acupuncture and Chinese herbs to erase years from your face. The Acupuncture Facelift is more than a cosmetic procedure. It is a rejuvenation and revitalization process designed to help your whole body look and feel younger.


What is Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture?

Facial rejuvenation acupuncture is a full body, constitutional treatment that also affects facial appearance by including facial acupuncture and facial massage. When the face is needled, there is an increase in circulation of blood, lymph and Qi to the face that stimulates collagen and elastin production and creates a radiance and glow to the skin. Facial rejuvenation acupuncture is a virtually painless, non-surgical method of reducing the signs of the aging process. It helps the whole body look and feel younger by addressing the physical, mental and emotional patterns that cause disease and contribute to the aging process.


Why choose this over surgery or botox?

Acupuncture is a less expensive, non-invasive and holistic alternative to botox or cosmetic surgery. The results from facial rejuvenation acupuncture (FRA) are more gradual, not an over-night transformation like surgery or botox. If you wanted to reshape the structure of your face, cosmetic surgery would be a better choice. There are no side effects or recovery time with FRA, and it promotes a general sense of well being and self-worth.


What are the benefits?

Facial rejuvenation acupuncture has both constitutional benefits as well as local facial benefits.

Some possible local benefits of the face:

Reduction or elimination of fine lines and wrinkles

Improves hormonal acne

Decreased puffiness in face

Brightens the eyes

Reduction of sagging of jowls and double chins

Reduces stress evident in the face

Diminished bags under the eyes

Improves facial color

Lifting of drooping eyelids, and brow lines

Increase in collagen production

Improved muscle tone and dermal contraction

Improves local blood and lymph circulation and moistens the skin

Tighter pores


Some possible constitutional benefits:

Increased energy

Better quality of sleep

Improved digestion and metabolism

Strengthened immune system

Relief from chronic or recurring pain

Reduction in PMS or menopausal symptoms

Helps sinus congestion and headache

Helps depression

Are there any Contra-indications?

Yes. It is contraindicated if you are pregnant, are HIV positive or have AIDS, cancer, hepatitis, severe migraines, high blood pressure, if you have a cold or flu, are having an acute herpes outbreak, or an acute allergic reaction.

If you have had laser resurfacing on the face, a chemical peel, or microdermabrasion it takes 2-3 weeks of recovery time. During this time, refrain from facial rejuvenation acupuncture.


How many treatments do I need?

It is recommended to have between 12-15 treatments, one to (preferably) two times per week for 90 minutes per treatment to attain sustainable results. After the first treatment, you may notice a feeling of tightening of the skin, a glow to the complexion, and clarity in the eyes. Many patients are also either very relaxed, or rejuvenated by the treatment.

Patients usually notice a significant change by around the seventh treatment, in both their appearance as well as in their body. By the end of the series, you should look and feel 5-15 years younger. This also depends on how well you took care of yourself during and after the treatments (healthy lifestyle, eating right, not smoking, etc).

Maintenance treatments are then recommended every 2 weeks for 2 months following the treatment series, then once a month, or seasonally to prolong the effects of the acupuncture.

Of course a patient can decide to go through another treatment series when they feel necessary.

 Treatment Fees

Treatment

Fees

 Initial Consult and treatment

$145 (90-120 mins)

Follow-up Acupuncture treatment

$95 (60 min)

Extended Follow-Up

$120 (75-90 min)

 Facial Rejuvenation Initial Consult

and treatment

$175 (2 hrs)

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture

follow-up

$145 (1.5 hrs)

 Pediatric Initial Consult

$100 (60 min)

Pediatric Follow-Up

$65 (30 min)

Acupressure for Labour Lesson

$120 (1.5hrs)

Chinese Herbs

$59 - 150/month

 Herbal Medicine Initial Consult

 $95 (60 min)

 Herbal follow-up consult

$65 (30 min)

****Most extended medical plans offer coverage for acupuncture, please check with your insurer

 Cancellation Policy

If you need to reschedule please be sure to call the clinic 24 hours before your scheduled appointment so we can make your time available to another client. If you do not reschedule 24 hours in advance - or if you miss your scheduled appointment - you will be charged the 50% of the fee.


What do Chinese Medicinals work for?

Chinese Herbs can treat all sorts of conditions. They can target pain in certain areas of the body and differentiate between chronic pain and acute pain whether it’s back pain, neck pain, knees, ankles, shoulders, etc. They can aid with sleep, anxiety and depression. They can increase immunity and help fight off and shorten symptoms of colds and flus. They can help alleviate and mitigate the sufferings of seasonal allergies. They can help with all sorts of digestion issues. They can help with women’s health – menopausal or menstrual issues. They can help with headaches and migraines. In short Chinese medicinals, just like acupuncture, can probably help. Just ask!

A division of the National Institute of Health - the National Center for Complimentary and Integrative Health says: "Chinese herbal products have been studied for many medical problems, including stroke, heart disease, mental disorders, and respiratory diseases (such as bronchitis and the common cold), and a national survey showed that about one in five Americans use them"

And the Cleveland Clinic (renown in the world of Allopathic medicine) has this to say about Chinese Medicinals:

"Herbal therapy is important in traditional Chinese medicine. It has been used for centuries in China, where herbs are considered fundamental therapy for many acute and chronic conditions. Like acupuncture, Chinese herbs can address unhealthy body patterns that manifest in a variety of symptoms and complaints. The aims of Chinese herbal therapy are to help you regain balance in your body and to strengthen your body’s resistance to disease. Chinese herbs may be used to:

Decrease cold/flu symptoms

Increase your energy

Improve your breathing

Improve digestion

Improve your sleep

Decrease pain

Improve menopausal symptoms

Help regulate menstrual cycles (if infertility is an issue)

Chinese herbal therapy can also be valuable following cancer treatment to aid the body’s recovery from the after-effects of chemotherapy and/or radiation. Chinese herbs are useful in the rehabilitation from many chronic diseases, as well. Chinese herbal therapy may be recommended when you have multiple symptoms or symptoms that are hard to pinpoint, or if you have exhausted traditional medical options and nothing seems to help. Chinese herbal medicine may also be useful when you need therapy to counteract side effects of prescription medications. Finally, Chinese herbal therapy is beneficial as preventive medicine."