The ancient art and science of acupuncture has evolved through the centuries to encompass both cosmetic and health treatments. Through the use of a combination of modern and traditional techniques we can cure chronic ailments and relieve pain and discomfort, often without using needles at all. Our on-staff acupuncturist is a world leader in research and uses both cutting-edge and ancient acupuncture methodologies.
Acupuncture is painless. Its basic tenet is the stimulation of certain meridians throughout the body to engage the natural bodily processes of self-healing and comfort enhancement. We perform procedures with or without needles. Acupuncture without needles, called acupressure, uses finger-pressure or a state-of-the art micro-current device to stimulate the acupuncture points. Needles, when we do use them, are state-of the art Japanese needles: ultra fine surgical steel, single use and sterile. Not only are these the most hygienic needles on the market, they are so fine that patients often feel nothing at all when they are inserted. Ancient as acupuncture is, it is often little understood in the west. Below we explain the benefits of the treatments we offer using either acupressure or acupuncture.
A consultation with our Doctor of Acupuncture will determine the best course of treatment for you.
Ageing is a natural process that causes a reduction in muscle tone and a loss of lustre and elasticity in the skin. Cosmetic acupuncture can effectively give you a face-lift without surgery or injections. By skilfully stimulating certain muscles and nerves, and improving capillary blood flow to the skin, dramatic results can be achieved simply, quickly, painlessly, healthily - that’s the my Chrysalis way! Conditions such as lines, wrinkles, bags or dark rings under the eyes, puffiness, sallow or over-rosy complexion, loose skin – cosmetic acupuncture can treat them all with no recovery time and no discomfort.
Other benefits of cosmetic acupuncture include:
Cosmetic acupuncture has proven effective on its own. However, its effects can be enhanced by combining it with our aesthetic treatments as described in Clinical Aesthetics.
- Relaxed muscle tone, reducing tension
- Increased circulation, oxygenating the skin
- Increased collagen production for softness and elasticity
- Tightening of skin pores, keeping acne under control
- Skin nourishment giving a natural glow
- Moisturizing the skin from within, slowing the processes associated with ageing
Traditionally, acupuncture has been used to treat acute pain, chronic conditions and as a preventative for many ailments. In effect, acupuncture allows the body to treat itself by facilitating proper nerve and vascular function.
Acute or chronic pain and discomfort
Many types of acute pain can be relieved in a single treatment. Chronic conditions may require a series of treatments to correct the underlying condition.
Conditions we have successfully treated with acupuncture include:
Depending on your specific circumstances and the severity of your condition, we may recommend acupuncture, chiropractic or a combination. We are committed to helping you, and we will assess each patient individually. If you suffer from acute or chronic pain, we urge you to make an appointment for a proper assessment and treatment plan. These treatments are often covered by your extended health insurance plan.
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