by William Alexander | Aug 7, 2014 | Uncategorized
We all want to have amazing experiences in our lives, but that doesn’t mean we want the evidence of that experience showing up as lines on our faces. Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is a safe, easy, and affordable way to keep you looking as young as (or younger than) you feel.
A series of concentrated acupuncture sessions can erase fine lines, lift drooping eyelids, fade age spots, decrease sagginess, and reduce wrinkles. The acupuncture needles stimulate circulation, toning and rehydrating the skin. Muscle tone improves, pores tighten up, and collagen production increases – all without surgery or toxins. Your body knows how to bounce back – acupuncture helps stimulate the process.
Many people see initial results after just one treatment, but the effects increase and last with repeated treatments. Affinity Acupuncture offers packages, and recommends twice-weekly treatments for optimal results. We charge $75 per session, or $720 for a 12-session package. For $59 per month, our exclusive Membership Program includes one private acupuncture treatment or massage with additional visits for $49.
The average cost of a Botox treatment is $125-400 per treatment area, and needs to be repeated every 3-4 months.
A facelift costs over $6,000, not including operating room expenses and anesthesia. The recovery is uncomfortable and takes time.
Both methods get results, but also come with significant expense and risks, as well. Facial Rejuvenation acupuncture is a safe and affordable alternative with proven results. As an added bonus, your acupuncture sessions can also focus on areas including boosting energy, decreasing pain/inflammation, improving sleep, promoting good digestion, balancing hormones, and much more.
Free consultations are available. To set up your appointment today, schedule through our website, or call/text 615-939-2787.
by William Alexander | Jul 22, 2014 | Uncategorized
Growing older is an inevitability. Feeling older is not. Many of the conditions experienced as we age are treatable, if not preventable, through massage therapy, acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). We often hear about growing older gracefully, but that doesn’t mean we have to look and feel old.
Massage Therapy is a wonderful tool to help keep the body relaxed and improve circulation. Poor blood flow and low oxygen in the blood can lead to a lot of issues, including chronic pain.
Acupuncture can also help with many conditions related to aging, including:
High Cholesterol & Hypertension
Erectile Dysfunction and Sexual Health
High Cholesterol & Hypertension
Acupuncture can help lower cholesterol, and acupuncture and massage can help lower blood pressure, as well. Acupuncture also helps to curb cigarette cravings, which has a highly negative impact on cardiovascular health. Dietary recommendations also play a role; heart disease is not as common in those following diets popular in Asia. Additional information is available at https://www.affinityacupuncture.com/conditions-treated/#/circulatory-disorders/.
Acupuncture and massage therapy help improve circulation and cell proliferation, which may contribute to cognitive improvement. Studies show encouraging results for acupuncture performed on Alzheimer’s patients, as well, with improvements in mood, cognitive function, and verbal and motor skills.
When treatments are received shortly after a stroke, acupuncture can help reduce and improve resulting paralysis.
A landmark 2004 study proved the effectiveness of acupuncture in providing pain relief among those with osteoarthritis in the knee. On its own or as a compliment to standard care, acupuncture decreases inflammation and provides relief for those with Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis.
When started early in life, acupuncture can help reduce the impact of osteoporosis, which affects 80% more women than men.
Menstruation and Menopause
Hot flashes are normal but not natural. Yes, you read that right. Women in the US are far more likely to suffer through negative symptoms during menstruation and menopause than women in China who regularly receive acupuncture treatments. Our diet, lifestyle and environment affect our reproductive systems, and acupuncture and TCM can help rebalance the cycle.
Acupuncture is not a treatment for cancer, but can be used as a preventative measure as it reduces inflammation. For individuals going through cancer treatment, acupuncture can provide relief from nausea and soreness experienced during chemotherapy.
There are dozens of reasons people struggle with having restful sleep. Acupuncture and massage therapy are potent ways to increase blood flow and oxygenation, which impact the quality of sleep. Acupuncture also helps to regulate the stress hormones released by the adrenal gland, which can keep our minds overly active and our bodies awake when overstimulated. Additionally, acupuncture an relieve some of the pressure felt on the bladder during the night, decreasing night wakings to use the bathroom.
The immune system is easily compromised as we get older. Regular massage and acupuncture sessions can help increase the immune system and resistance to illness. When a virus or infection occurs, acupuncture and TCM can help speed up recovery time.
The body’s ability to metabolize and break down food changes as we get older. The majority of our immune system is in our gut, and when there are issues with digestion, health can be compromised in other ways as well. Acupuncture and TCM can support healthy digestion and caloric use. Learn more at https://www.affinityacupuncture.com/conditions-treated/#/gastrointestinal-problems/.
Erectile Dysfunction and Sexual Health
Sex is good for you. It can boost immunity, lower blood pressure, improve bladder control, reduce risk of heart attack, reduce stress, and improve sleep. It might even lower the risk of prostate cancer. Approximately 18 million men in the US have ED, and medication is not a safe option for an estimated 30% of that population. An untold number of women experience decreased libido and discomfort during sex, especially after menopause. Acupuncture is a safe, natural way to help… stimulate the body.
It’s no secret that our bodies tend to slow down as we age, and many people experience fatigue. This sense of lethargy can contribute to individuals “feeling old” at any age. Acupuncture and TCM help stimulate the adrenal system and balance the body’s natural energy cycles.
Facelifts, microderm abrasion, and Botox are not the only options for reversing the appearance of aging in our skin. Acupuncture can help maintain elasticity, reduce the appearance of fine lines, decrease sagginess, and fade age spots without the use of a scalpel or toxin. More information is available here.
Beginning the practice of acupuncture and incorporating regular massage therapy early on help prevent many of these conditions altogether. Wherever someone is in their health, it is possible to make positive changes to improve wellness and prevent illness. In addition to massage therapy, acupuncture, and TCM techniques, a healthy diet, active lifestyle and emotion well-being are components that guide us on the path of a long and high quality life.
Western medicine can be effective in treating aging-related conditions, but tends to rely on treating symptoms with medications, whereas acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine focus on prevention and treating the disease itself. Yes, a pill can help lower your cholesterol. Acupuncture helps your body better metabolize and process foods. Medication can also lower your blood pressure. Acupuncture and TCM can help regulate your hormones, improve circulation, and improve the oxygenation in your blood as well. Viagra and other medications help with ED and other sexual changes that occur with age, but are not options for individuals on certain medications.
As compliments to Western techniques or as independent treatments, acupuncture, massage therapy, and Traditional Chinese Medicine can prevent and treat many of the conditions that affect us as we age without surgery or the long-term commitment and side effects of medications.
Affinity Acupuncture is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality of care. You are more than a number to us. Our team personalizes treatments specific to the individual, considering health history, medications, lifestyle, and wellness goals. We reserve a generous amount of time for each session to ensure you get the time you deserve. Your care will be customized to your needs, and we will treat the illnesses, not just the symptoms. Call us at 615-939-2787 today to book your treatment or schedule a free acupuncture consultation.