Acupuncture, Including Cosmetic Acupuncture

Licensed Physician Acupuncturist

Acupuncture is a collection of procedures involving penetration of the skin with very thin needles to stimulate certain points on the body to alleviate pain and treat various physical, mental and emotional conditions.

Originating in ancient China, acupuncture is now widely practiced in the United States and is categorized as a complementary health approach.

 According to traditional Chinese medicine, stimulating specific acupuncture points corrects imbalances in the flow of qi through channels known as meridians. The acupuncture points are places to stimulate nerves, muscles and connective tissue. This stimulation appears to boost the activity of your body’s natural painkillers and increase blood flow.

According to WHO (World Health Organization) acupuncture is effective for treating 28 conditions, while evidence indicates it may have an effective therapeutic value for many more.

The results of cosmetic acupuncture reflect not only a change in external appearance, but also an improvement in total body wellness. Specifically, you may notice:

  • More radiant skin
  • Disappearance of fine lines
  • Smoothing of deep lines
  • Fading of age spots
  • More toned muscles
  • Enhanced overall appearance and health
  • Clearing of acne and rosacea