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Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture

Cosmetic Acupuncture for the Face and Neck

How it works
What is included in Mei Zen treatment
How long results last
Other general results
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Before-After images of what clients can expect

Traditional Chinese Medicine is the true anti-aging medicine and Cosmetic Acupuncture is one of the therapies it offers.  If you want to look and feel your best then Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture ™ is for you!

Reported benefits of Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture include:

  • Improvement in the fine lines of the face and diminishing effect on deeper wrinkles
  • Moisturized, softer skin and a more even skin tone
  • Improved muscle tone and firmer jaw line, as well as reduction in the beginning of jowls
  • Reduction or elimination of rosacea and acne
  • Reduction in puffiness
  • Age spots may fade

In traditional Chinese Medicine the state of physical health, emotions and spirit is reflected on the skin, particularly on the skin of the face.  You look your best when your healthy inside reflects on your face.

The Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture System ™ utilizes an ancient needling technique that is very superficial.  The needling brings increased Qi and blood to the face and can improve  or increase the production of collagen and elastin.  Since this system is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine, we also use acupuncture point selections on the body to complete the balancing of energy.  This results in an overall rejuvenating effect of body, mind and spirit.  Diet, lifestyle and skincare are also evaluated and addressed.

The Energetics of Mei Zen Protocols.  How it works
From a Traditional Chinese Medicine standpoint, the treatment is balancing your overall Qi, thereby improving your overall health.  What you see on your face is due, at least in part, to the state of your overall health. 
    A number of acupuncture channels, or meridians, traverse the face, including the Ren, Bladder, Gall Bladder, Stomach and Small and Large Intestine channels.  These traditional channels are engaged during the treatment, bringing Qi and blood to the face to promote vitality to the area.

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From a Western point of view, what is happening is that the needles cause micro-traumas in the skin.  Since the body perceives that as an injury, it likely sends fibroblasts – cells that can form collagen and elastin – to those sites to heal them.  It is therefore possible that you collagen and elastin stores get more abundant from the needling.  The wound healing process may have the effect of balancing the dispersal of collagen as well, so that the results are widespread, not just in certain areas. All of this would explain why the skin tone improves, why your skin is more elastic/supple, and why things lift.                              top

What does a Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture treatment include?

The Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture System is involves a series of treatments.  The patient commitment to the full protocol is important and all treatments are scheduled at the beginning of treatment.  Treatments are spaced out during the week. 
All candidates are given a free consultation to discuss the treatment and evaluate if you are a good candidate for cosmetic acupuncture. 
The initial treatment includes an assessment and a body treatment.  This is necessary to be able to balance the body energy before facial treatments can begin.  The 10 facial treatments will be scheduled at this time. 
A series of 10 facial treatments are performed, 2 treatments per week for 5 weeks, with preferably a minimum of 2 days between treatments.                                                   top

How long will the results last?
We age.  No treatment is permanent.  Results can last up to 2 years.  Maintenance is recommended, ideally monthly.  At the minimum it is recommended you receive treatment twice in one week in a 6 month period.  After three years it is recommended you complete the full ten treatment protocol again.

What other general health results may result?
Acupuncture treate the whole body so other benefits result from these treatments. Patients have reported the following general health results during treatment:

  • Hot flashes and/or night sweats have went away
  • Eyes look brighter/clearer.  This to a Chinese Medicine Practitioner means that the Shen (spirit) is more balanced.
  • Mild depression has been reversed
  • Mild anxiety has resolved
  • Many cosmetic acupuncture pastients report thast their digestion improved, which definitey  affects what is going on in the skin and face
  • Patients report having more energy                                                              top