Each of the acupuncture points act as a gate—sending energetic information electromagnetically via the fascia deep into the body. Explore some of the ways acupuncture works below:
PROMOTES HEALING Offering a small electrical prompt to the body to restore homeostasis & balance.
RELEASES BLOCKAGE Releasing areas of blocked Qi which stimulates organ function & promotes health.
IMPROVES CIRCULATION Promoting circulation in the body improves function where needed.
DECREASES PAIN Acting as a natural analgesic, acupuncture interrupts pain signaling.
BALANCES BODY CHEMISTRY Influencing the body’s biochemical responses via the nervous system.
REDUCES INFLAMMATION Reducing proinflammatory markers, or proteins, in the body
of the body including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints. This body work helps alleviate the soft tissue discomfort associated with everyday and occupational stresses, over-use of your muscles and many chronic pain conditions. If employed early enough after accidents involving trauma and injury, it can greatly reduce the development of painful muscular patterning. Massage therapy can help in the following conditions: inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and tendonitis, stress relief, headaches and migraines, muscle and related conditions such as spasms, strains and sprains, back pain, pregnancy discomfort, and post-injury and post-surgical rehabilitation.
Today, there are more than 450 substances commonly used in Chinese herbal medicine - most are of plant origin though some animal and mineral substances may also be used. You may find some in your kitchen, such as ginger, garlic and cinnamon, while others such as chrysanthemum and peony flowers, are more likely to be found in your garden!
How is Chinese herbal medicine prescribed?Chinese herbal medicines are prescribed individual, specific to each person. They are given either, singly or in formula which take into account the individual therapeutic action of each herb and well as the effects when combined together. A well constructed formula maximizes the effectiveness for treating a particular condition, while counteracting and minimising the unwanted effects of an individual herb.
What conditions does Chinese herbal medicine treat?
A wide range of health disorders such as the common cold migraines, menopause, immune system deficiencies, adrenal fatigue, skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and acne and more. Chinese herbal medicine is also preventative medicine, used to assist with general health maintenance and disease prevention. By strengthening and enhancing normal body functions, the immune system is boosted and a general sense of well-being promoted.
Cupping is a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) treatment. It stimulates the flow of Qi and blood, relaxes muscles and creates relaxation within the nervous system. It helps in the release of myofascial tissues.Cupping is used on its own or in combination with Acupuncture or Chinese herbs. Benefits of Cupping
Some of the common health problems cupping treats:
We are BC Registered Midwives who provide primary maternity care to women and their babies from early pregnancy, throughout labour and childbirth and through to 6-8 weeks after birth. We specialize in the care of healthy women and their newborns.
Midwifery care is free for women who have an active Care Card number (BC MSP). You do not need a referral to see a midwife. Simply fill out our intake form and one of us will be in touch within 24 hours by phone or email.
What is the Mei Zen Acupuncture system?
Mei Zen cosmetic acupuncture is a specific skin-rejuvenation protocol derived from ancient Traditional Chinese Medicine. It has been further developed through the influence of acupuncturists in China who practice cosmetic acupuncture alongside medical doctors for trauma patients recovering from reconstructive surgery. “
Mei Zen” means beautiful person. This natural, safe therapy recognizes beauty as being more than skin deep. Your skin’s appearance is a reflection of your unique state of overall health, age, and environmental factors.
Mei Zen practitioners work on the entire face while simultaneously addressing underlying root causes of imbalances such as stress, toxins, digestion, and hormones. A prioritised goal is to balance internal health and toslow the ageing process and inflammation so that your external skin can shine from
How does it work?
Cosmetic acupuncture works by accessing points along energy meridians with tiny dermal needles. This process brings qi and blood to the face to promote vitality and a
radiant glow. Stimulation of nerves and cell tissue cause micro-traumas to increase circulation, lymph drainage, and nutrients to the face while boosting the production of
collagen and elastin to tighten skin.
Skin is our largest and most visible organ of elimination, so we may as well take good care of it. A nutrient-dense diet, lifestyle, and skincare are important parts of the overall assessment and treatment plan.
● Relaxes held muscle tension in face and reduces frown lines
● Improves muscle tone of face, neck and jawline
● Reduces puffiness
● Moisturised glow, radiant and softer skin
● Increases consistency of skin tone
● Diminishes and improves presence of deep wrinkles
● Reduces scar tissue
● Fading of dark spots and improvement in acne and/or rosacea
● brighter /clearer eyes
Is there an ideal age to start cosmetic acupuncture?
Cosmetic acupuncture can be performed on someone at any age; starting in a person’s 20s or 30s it can be used as a preventative measure, and in their 40s or later, it can be
used therapeutically and correctively.
Keep in mind that collagen and elastin production starts to decline after 30 years of age. It is easier to prevent lines and wrinkles, which is why I encourage starting at a young age.
What is the recommended treatment frequency?
Recommended treatment frequency involves 2 treatments per week spaced 2 days apart for a series of 10 cumulative treatments, followed by maintenance appointments that are scheduled every 2 – 4 weeks to optimize results.
Commitment to adequate and regular treatments is very important as the matrix of collagen and elastin takes 4 weeksto become fixed. You will not see a result with one treatment, which is why Mei Zen
appointments are purchased up front in a group of 5 or 10.
What can I expect during a treatment?
Show up to your appointment with your face free of makeup. An initial treatment includes a whole health assessment while a follow up includes a check-in. Both the face or neck and body receive acupuncture for a total of 30 minutes. After the treatment, a toner and serum is applied.
The total appointment time is 1 hour.
Bruising may be a side effect.
How long will the results last?
We age. No treatment is permanent. Results can last 3-5 years. Maintenance is recommended, ideally one treatment every month. Every 3-5 years it is recommended you complete the full 10-treatment protocol again.
Group of 10 treatments: $1200.00
Group of 5 treatments: $615.00
One facial rejuvenation treatment: $125.00