Acupuncture and Asian Treatments

Michelle Wischmeyer, DOM, LMT
Acupuncture Physician (FL. AP3448)
Liscense Massage Therepist (FL. MA38448)
Skin Care Specialist (FB9714416)
NCBTMB Certication Number: 335603-00

Acupuncture is a form of Chinese medicine that has been practiced for centuries. This therapy is based on the theory that energy, called Qi flows through and around your body along pathways called meridians. Acupuncturists posit that illness occurs when something blocks or imbalances your Qi. Acupuncture is performed by putting very thin needles into your skin at certain points on your body to unblock or influence Qi and help it flow back into balance. Some key benefits of Acupuncture are that it improves health and quality of life, reduces stress, relieves pain, faster recovery from injury, illness and surgery, emotional balance, relieves insomnia, strengthens your immune system, relief from premenstrual (PMS) and menopausal symptoms.

Acupuncture: 60 min $125

ACUPRESSURE TREATMENT

Using fingers, thumbs and elbows to apply pressure at specific acupoints within the meridians to restore the energy flow. Acupressure is one of the most widely accepted bodywork techniques in Chinese medicine. This treatment may help relieve a variety of symptoms and conditions, from pain in the lower back to congestion caused by allergies. Acupressure treatment may also include stretching and massage.

Acupressure: 60 min $125

ACUPRESSURE TREATMENT

Using fingers, thumbs and elbows to apply pressure at specific acupoints within the meridians to restore the energy flow. Acupressure is one of the most widely accepted bodywork techniques in Chinese medicine. This treatment may help relieve a variety of symptoms and conditions, from pain in the lower back to congestion caused by allergies. Acupressure treatment may also include stretching and massage.

Acupressure: 60 min $125

JAPANESE ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT

Japanese Acupuncture employs very gentle needle techniques and is especially suited to the treatment of the very young, weak or sensitive patient. Japanese needles tend to be a smaller gauge and are extremely gentle. Insertion is very superficial. Traditional Japanese acupuncture is particularly suited to those who are uncomfortable with strong needle stimulus or are fatigued or otherwise weakened. Japanese Acupuncture assist in helping a range of complaints, including aggravated stress (fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, depression), localized pain (headache, knee pain, back pain), gastric problems (nausea, acid reflux, gastritis), trauma (sprains, strains, bruises) and even infertility.

Japanese Acupuncture: 60 min $125


COSMETIC FACIAL ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT

Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture uses fine needles on the face with the goal of reducing wrinkles and contributing to a youthful appearance. While Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture has been practiced for centuries in China, it has more recently become popular in the West as an alternative to cosmetic surgery. People choose Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture over other facial rejuvenation techniques because it does not involve any foreign chemicals, such as the botulin toxin used in Botox, or the solution used in a chemical peel, and it is less invasive than plastic surgery. Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture also carries less risk than other procedures. It is meant to work by stimulating the production of collagen under the facial skin, filling out wrinkles and plumping the skin. It gives the skin a brighter appearance and improved texture, and even to brighten the eyes. Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture is also said to promote general health and well being beyond the appearance of the face. Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture cannot produce drastic cosmetic changes such as those seen with a chemical peel, because the procedure itself is not as drastic.

Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture: 60 min $135

Packages:
Series of 6 x 60 min treatments: $735.00 ($75 savings)
Series of 10 x 60 minute treatments: $1200.00 ($150 savings)

JAPANESE ZEN-AROMA ACUPRESSURE FACIAL TREATMENT

This relaxing facial treatment combines Aromatherapy and Acupressure points with massage that rejuvenates and detoxifies the face and whole body. This treatment prevents wrinkles and premature aging by toning and tightening the face. Provides though cleansing thorough the use of essential oils.

Japanese Zen-Aroma Acupressure Facial: 60 min $125

CUPPING ANTI-AGING FACIAL TREATMENT

Cupping Anti-Aging Facial Treatment is a light suction technique using small glass suction cups designed for the face. These cups are used to rhythmically and gently vacuum tissues of the face, neck and upper chest that increases circulation and nutrients to the skin, increases lymphatic flow, and reduces inflammation. By increasing blood flow and circulation to the skin it lifts, tones and plumps muscles, relaxing the lines, moving toxins and stagnant blood out and ushers new nutrient-enriched blood and fluid in, to detoxify your face; thereby repairing and nourishing your face. It increases elastin and college and reverses gravity’s effects on your face giving a youthful glow.

Cupping Anti-Aging Facial: 60 min $125

Packages:
Series of 6 x 60 min treatments: $650.00 ($70 savings)
Series of 10 x 60 minute treatments: $1050.00 ($150 savings)


GUA SHA ANTI-AGING FACIAL TREATMENT

Facial Gua Sha entails performing a restoring function to awaken the skin’s own healing ability to regenerate, firm and lift the whole face. It activates the inner vitality of the face in multiple levels: the facial fascia, the facial muscle, the different skin levels – all will be stimulated to create the youthful appearance of facial contours, smooth out wrinkles and lift sagging from neck and jaw line. A smooth-edged instrument is used to apply short or long strokes on the skin. This technique activates the acupuncture needle points and more without using needles. The health benefits include the promotion of lymph drainage, detoxifying the channel system, restoring the normal Qi and blood flow of the facial area promoting youth and balance from within.

Gua Sha Anti-Aging Facial: 60 min $125

Packages:

Series of 6 x 60 min treatments: $650.00 ($70 savings)
Series of 10 x 60 minute treatments: $1050.00 ($150 savings)

AURICULAR THERAPY

An alternative medicine based on the idea that the ear is a microsystem, which reflects the entire body. Physical, mental and emotional conditions are treatable by stimulating the surface of the ear thereby reducing cravings, anxiety, sleep disturbances and the need for pharmaceuticals. Many other conditions are treatable such as pain, allergies, hypertension, etc.

Auricular Therapy: 30 min $60

CUPPING TREATMENT

Cupping balances the positive and negative influences in your body by drawing out tension, stress, and toxins. Cupping draws blood to the surface of the skin, which is thought to reduce stagnation in the blood. Cupping is especially useful in treating muscle or arthritis pains, colds and lung ailments. It can also help treat hypertension, indigestion, and various other health issues. Chinese herbal oil is used allowing the cup to slide thereby creating a massage like technique. Cupping may cause temporary skin discoloration that appears like a bruise.

Cupping: 30 min $75


GUA SHA TREATMENT

Gua Sha is a healing technique of traditional East Asian medicine. A Chinese herbal massage oil is applied to the skin of the area to be treated. A smooth-edged instrument is used to apply short or long strokes on the skin, typically in the area of pain or on the back parallel to the spine. This stroking motion creates raised redness (petechiae) or bruising (ecchymosis). Pain, both acute and chronic, is the most common indication for Gua Sha. In the TCM tradition, pain is oftentimes caused by the stagnation of blood in the local area of discomfort. The guiding principle behind Gua Sha is that this technique has the ability to break up stagnation, to promote the smooth flow of blood in the area, thereby relieving pain. While Gua Sha is most commonly used to treat pain, it can also be utilized by TCM clinicians to address conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, colds, flu, fever, heatstroke, fibromyalgia, strains, sprains, and muscle spasms.

Gua Sha: 30 min $75

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ACUPUNCTURE ENHANCEMENTS:

Aromatherapy $10
Chinese Herbal Pain Patch $10
Auricular Therapy $15
Cupping $15
Gua Sha $15
Tui Na (Chinese Massage) $15
Additional time for Facial Treatments 30 min $50

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