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Acupuncture Anti-aging

Springtime! Time to refresh and rejuvenate your skin with facial acupuncture

michelle gellis

Spring is here and after all those months of dry heat, not enough fresh air, winter colds and holiday parties,  the wear and tear can really show up on your face. It’s time to refresh and rejuvenate your skin.

There are many options available these days for erase the sign of aging from the face; lasers, peels, injections and of course surgery.  For those of us who would rather chose a mor…

Facial Acupuncture is good PREVENTATIVE medicine

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture

Eastern medicine is based on a system of wellness and prevention. Historically you went to your acupuncturist regularly for treatment in order to stay healthy.  If you were ill you did not pay because it meant that your healer was not doing their job.    Acupuncture has its basis in keeping the flow of energy flowing throughout the body, therefore nourishing all of the organs including t…

Benefits of Facial Gua Sha

facial gua sha of chin performed by Michelle Gellis

By Michelle Gellis LAc MAc DiplAc

Facial Gua Sha is a technique in which specially crafted hand held pieces of smooth jade are used to invigorate the skin, smooth out wrinkles and increase blood supply. Facial Gua Sha can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions such as Acne, Rosacea, Melasma and dark circles. Facial Gua Sha is used as part of a comprehensive acupuncture facia…

What is Qi?

Qi (pronounced “chee”) is a fundamental concept of everyday Chinese culture. At the core of Chinese medicine is the philosophy that Qi flows throughout the body. Qi is loosely translated to ‘life force’ that is part of everything that is alive. Where there is no Qi there is no life. Qi helps to animate the body and protect it from illness, pain and disease. A person’s health is…

How Our Emotional Expression Effects Our Face and Our Health; a Chinese Medicine Perspective

smiling face

According to Chinese Medicine, one of the most common causes of disease is repressed emotions. Emotional health is an integral part of Chinese Medicine. The seven emotions associated with disease are: anger, joy, worry, pensiveness, grief, fear and fright. As stated in an ancient text, the Su Wen, Chapter 8, our internal organs are portrayed in terms of their mental, emotional and spiritua…

Is Acupuncture the Real Fountain of Youth?

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2017/09/acupuncture-the-real-fountain-of-youth/

In addition to pain relief, acupuncture has many benefits. Here are seven ways in which acupuncture can make you feel and look…

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