Cosmetic acupuncture is a non-surgical, yet effective treatment that is designed to reduce the signs of aging. It avoids dangerous techniques such as plastic surgery and toxic injections. We stimulate local circulation and collagen production to eliminate fine lines and soften deeper ones. It can also help lessen dark circles, puffy eyes, sagging jowls, and dropping eyelids. Cosmetic acupuncture can also help areas other than the face like the neck, breasts, tummy.
If you are looking to lose weight, acupuncture and Chinese medicine can help. Multiple studies have shown that adding acupuncture to traditional weight loss techniques can greatly enhance results. Acupuncture has also been shown to be beneficial for individuals with addictions to drugs or smoking.
Electroacupuncture is a highly effective holistic treatment for pain, nausea, and chronic ailments. In practice, it is actually very similar to traditional acupuncture. Using the exact same system of Chinese Medicine, We insert very thin and sterile needles into specific points along the meridians of your body. I then attach the needles to a device that delivers gentle electrical pulses between two points. This helps restore the healthy flow of Qi (energy) through your body, removing any blockages and clearing out stagnant areas, thus creating a stronger and clearer experience of health and well-being.
Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used forms of medicine in the world. Originating in China more than 2,500 years ago, acupuncture is currently one of the most thoroughly researched, practiced, and respected forms of complementary medicine available anywhere.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, your overall health is determined by the quality of the Qi (energy) flow through the natural pathways of your body (meridians). Acupuncture uses a variety of techniques, including placing very thin sterile needles into specific points on the body, to stimulate and improve your Qi flow. The many benefits of acupuncture include:
We provide a variety of services that we incorporate into your personalized treatment plan.
Due to out of state relocation, Elegant Balance Acupuncture is closed and no longer able to see patients.
Nutrition is an important concept in Asian culture and in Oriental Medicine. Identifying which foods are more helpful to one's health and those which should be limited or avoided is often the most critical step in establishing a path to health. After identifying one's body type and disease pattern(s), an Oriental Medicine practitioner can provide information about which foods and cooking methods that can speed the process of returning to balance.
Moxibustion is a Traditional Chinese Medicine technique that involves the burning of mugwort, a small, spongy herb, to facilitate healing and health. Moxibustion has been used for healing purposes throughout Asia for thousands of years. The purpose of moxibustion, as with most forms of Traditional Chinese Medicine, is to strengthen the blood, stimulate the flow of Qi (energy), and enhance your overall vitality and health.
Among other benefits, a landmark study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 1998 found that 75.4% of women suffering from breech presentations before childbirth had fetuses that rotated to the normal position after receiving moxibustion at an acupuncture point on the bladder meridian.
Chinese herbal medicine is a 2,000 year old tradition using naturally occurring substances — including herbs — to enhance one's health and vitality. As opposed to Western medicine, the foundation of this approach is to support the body's natural self-healing mechanisms and abilities.
Since each patient has different needs, we carefully select and combine a variety of herbs that will synergistically blend together to achieve optimal results for your unique situation. We prescribe high-quality, professional-grade herbal medicines that are available only to qualified licensed professionals.
Tui Na is an ancient form of bodywork that is based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. I use a variety of pressures and strokes along the meridians (energy pathways) of your body to both relax your muscles and also stimulate the flow of energy throughout your body. By treating both the physical (musculature) and energetic (Qi) levels of your body at the same time, I can achieve results far beyond what you’d receive from a conventional massage therapy session.
Qi gong, chi kung, or chi gung is literally translated as "Life Energy Cultivation," is a practice of aligning body, breath, and mind for health, meditation, and martial arts training. With roots in Chinese medicine, philosophy, and martial arts, qi gong is traditionally viewed as a practice to cultivate and balance qi (chi) or what has been translated as "life energy". According to Daoist, Buddhist, and Confucian philosophy, respectively, qi gong allows access to higher realms of awareness, awakens one's "true nature", and helps develop human potential. Qi gong practice typically involves moving meditation, coordinating slow flowing movement, deep rhythmic breathing, and calm meditative state of mind. Qi gong is now practiced throughout China and worldwide for recreation, exercise and relaxation, preventive medicine and self-healing, complementary and alternative medicine, meditation and self-cultivation, and training for martial arts.
Cupping has been a part of Chinese Medicine for over 2,500 years. It relieves aches and pains, improves circulation, and also helps with respiratory and digestive issues. We simply place a specialized "cup" onto specific points on your body, and then use suction to draw your skin up into the cups. It doesn't hurt — it simply draws fresh blood to that area of your body, which facilitates the cleansing and strengthening of your Qi (energy). The end result is a greater overall sense of health and well-being.
Although Gua Sha is an ancient healing technique used by Chinese Medicine practitioners for thousands of years, it is relatively unknown in the West. It is recognized throughout Asia as a highly effective treatment for chronic pain conditions, stress, fatigue, and a host of other ailments.
First, Gua Sha oil is applied to a specific meridian (energy pathway) on your body. We then use a smooth round-edged object (such as a spoon) to apply short brisk strokes to that area. This creates red patches of skin (called "Sha"), detoxifying your blood and restoring the healthy flow if Qi (energy) to the area. There is no pain involved, and the Sha will fade in 2 to 3 days. But the sense of health and vitality you experience from it will last much longer.