Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture Explained

Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture Explained

There are many natural effects of aging. Our metabolisms begin to slow, our ability to recover isn’t as effective as it once was, and — possibly the most apparent — our skin begins to sag. But just because these wrinkles are a natural and inevitable fact of life, that doesn’t stop people from finding various methods of mitigating their effects.

The desire to avoid the appearance of wrinkles has resulted in a vast industry of creams, supplements, and surgeries. Botox is probably the most well-known of these methods. Botox is short for botulinum toxin and it has various positive effects. A smoothing of wrinkles on the face is the most sought-after outcome of using Botox.

However, many people are uncomfortable with the idea of injecting a toxin into their face. This has led them to search out more natural methods controlling the appearance of wrinkles. And this is where Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture comes in.

Let’s look into the specifics of Mei Zen and why so many people are seeking it out.

What Is Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture?

Mei Zen is a form of acupuncture that focuses on improving the appearance and vitality of the skin of the face. In fact, it is frequently referred to as the “acupuncture facelift” since it can have similar effects to more invasive surgeries.

Mei Zen translates to “beautiful person” in Chinese. This is a great name for the practice because that is the ultimate goal — to make the patient both look and feel beautiful.

Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that has been around for thousands of years. The practice has been used to treat a variety of ailments and problems.

Make an appointment to try Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture at Affinity Acupuncture in Nashville today!

How Does It Work?

As with other forms of acupuncture, Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture centers around the strategic placement of needles on various parts of the face and neck. These needles are used for various methods with the ultimate goal of stimulating proper health in the patient’s body.

A central idea is that our skin reflects our health. And if a person is more healthy on the inside, they will show it on the outside. This is why acupuncture seeks to address all forms of the patient’s health.

Wrinkles can be the result of a few different factors. Prolonged sun exposure can lead to wrinkles, for example. But stress, remaining tense, and a general reduction in naturally-occurring collagen are all tied to wrinkles as well.

Acupuncture is well-known for its ability to reduce stress. This reduction alone can help reduce the appearance of fine lines in our faces. Stimulation of collagen is a proposed theory as to why Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture works, although this hasn’t been scientifically proven.

What is the Process?

Affinity Acupuncture offers a complete Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture Package. It includes two treatments per week over the course of five weeks. This amount of time is necessary because that’s how long it takes to stimulate regrowth in the patient’s body.

The procedure removes dead skin cells and toxins from the body. It also aims to resolve underlying factors that contribute to the aging process, and increase the circulation of blood, oxygen, and nutrients.

The acupuncturist will begin by taking an inventory of the patient’s personal health and needs. Once the needs are assessed, specific points of contact will be decided, and the needles will be set.

Does It Really Work?

There are numerous positive reviews from happy customers after Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture that have reported a plethora of benefits:

  • Faded age spots

  • Smoother cheeks

  • Softer, more vibrant skin

  • Lifting of drooping eyelids

  • Even, consistent skin tone

  • Softening/leveling of deeper lines

  • Improvement in acne and rosacea

  • Reduction of “hard spots” on the face

  • A reduction (or even disappearance) of fine lines

  • Defined jawline, minimizing the beginning of jowls

  • Reversal of wrinkles on the decollete caused by sun damage

However, scientific studies have yet to definitively prove the efficacy of the practice. The studies that do exist are quite promising, but as stated in the Journal of Acupuncture Research, more studies are needed.

Where Can I Find Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture in the Nashville Area?

William Alexander at Affinity Acupuncture in Nashville, TN is the only Preferred Provider of the Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture protocol in the state. Affinity Acupuncture offers Mei Zen as well as traditional acupuncture along with other services to provide their patients with all the tools they need to look and feel their best.

Visit Affinity Acupuncture in Nashville to feel and look your best today!

A Reason to Celebrate

A Reason to Celebrate

Thank you Nashville, for 4 great years.  When we opened in January of 2012, believed in the power of acupuncture, and hoped the community would, as well.

Each time someone calls us with the news that they’re pregnant after struggling with fertility; each time someone stands up straight for the first time after a treatment, when they struggled to get out of the waiting room chair; each time someone takes years off their face after completing the Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture system – we share that victory with you.  The added bonus is the positive side effects of acupuncture – when you tell us that not only is your digestion improved, but your sleeping better at night, too.

Thank you for trusting us in your wellness journey, and for sharing your positive results with friends, family, and on-line reviews. We look forward to many more years and victories to come.

As we reflect on these past four years, we are filled with gratitude for the Nashville community’s support and trust. Your stories of healing and improvement inspire us every day. We have seen firsthand how acupuncture can change lives, from reducing chronic pain and improving overall well-being to providing relief from stress and anxiety. The success stories we hear affirm the efficacy of acupuncture and motivate us to continue providing the best care possible.

Our mission has always been to help our patients achieve optimal health through holistic practices, and your feedback and encouragement have been invaluable in this journey. We are committed to staying updated with the latest techniques and research in acupuncture to offer you the most effective treatments.

We invite you to continue this journey with us. Whether you are new to acupuncture or a long-time patient, we are here to support your health and wellness goals. Let’s make the next years even more successful and healthy together. Thank you, Nashville, for believing in us and the power of acupuncture.

The Gift of Better Health

2015 is winding down, but we still have a few openings left before the close of the year.  Give the gift of better health – to yourself or a loved one.  Special pricing is still available on Cosmetic Acupuncture packages; leave the fine lines from 2015 in the past!  There’s still time to use HSA funds, and acupuncture treatments are tax deductible. Call 615-939-2787 to schedule today, or book through our website.

Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture – Special Offer

By now, we all know that needles can reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles.  Did you know the needle doesn’t need to be attached to a vial of Botox to have that effect?  Affinity Acupuncture now offers the Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture System, and our clients are thrilled with the results.

Over the course of this five week protocol, our happy clients have noticed many of the following results:

  • A reduction (or even disappearance) of fine lines

  • Lifting of drooping eye lids

  • Softening/leveling of deeper lines

  • Defined jaw line, minimizing the beginning of jowels

  • Improvement in acne and rosascea

  • Softer, more vibrant skin

  • Smoother cheeks

  • Even, consistent skin tone

  • Faded age spots

  • Reduction of “hard spots” on the face

  • Reversal of wrinkles on the decollete caused by sun damage

Typically, each treatment costs $120.  For a limited time, we are offering services for just $90 per session. That’s right – our Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture Package is being offered at the special rate of $900 instead of $1200. Packages include two treatments per week over the course of five weeks. It is very important to follow this protocol for optimal results, because it takes four weeks for the collagen in the face to re-set.  Your body knows how to bounce back – acupuncture helps stimulate the process.

A Powerful Alternative to Aging
The Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture protocol is a great alternative to fillers and surgical procedures.  It gets down to the root of the problem, removing toxins and dead skin cells; resolving underlying factors that contribute to the aging process; and increasing circulation of blood, oxygen, and nutrients.  Additionally, acupuncture is a low-risk treatment.  Some light bruising may occur around needle application sites, but recovery time is much faster than cosmetic surgery, and no foreign substances are introduced to the body. Many people are converting to the “acupuncture facelift” because it treats the whole face instead of certain locations, is minimally invasive, does not require recovery time, gets to the root of issues, and has significant and lasting results.

Don’t Just Take Our Word for It…
“’Amazed’ would be my response when I talk about cosmetic acupuncture with William. He has customized my procedures to me, to bring out the best in my facial features. This all began when I was speaking with my cousin. His mother (my aunt), is 90 years old and has always been an attractive lady, with the ability to look younger than her age. I recently saw a picture of her and… she still looks wonderful. I mentioned it to my cousin about how wonderful his mom still looked and he said, ‘Oh that’s because of the acupuncture!’ REALLY?………that’s all I needed to hear. Being a 60 year old female, I’m going to make the best of the technology that’s available to me. Luckily I was able to find William online to schedule my first appointment. His professional, kind and gentle manner won me over very quickly. Not only do I feel like I hit the anti-aging jack-pot, but I feel like I’ve made a new friend as well.” – Susie

11 Reasons to Try Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine

  1. It’s customized to fit you and your needs.

Two people might come in with knee pain on the same day, but won’t receive a cookie cutter treatment.  Factors such as lifestyle, digestion, the appearance of your tongue, your energy level, and the sound of your voice factor in to determining the treatment protocol specific to you and your needs.

In addition to acupuncture, we offer a variety of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) treatments including cupping, gua sha, and Tui Na, as well as massage therapy.  This allows you to get maximum benefit from one visit.

2)      Even Needlephobes Become Loyal Converts

New client often ask if it will hurt, and many mention a fear of needles.  The fine, sterile needles used in acupuncture are about a tenth the size of a hypodermic needle.  You’ll feel them, sure, but most people describe feeling a pressure, and rarely even feel discomfort.  In fact, we have several clients who feel so relaxed during treatments that they doze off.  Michele Pfeiffer once said that the anticipation of turning 50 was much worse than the actual event.  Many people, even those who don’t like needles, feel the same way and agree that getting past chronic pain, nausea, or illness worth 30 minutes with needles?

3)      It’s non-invasive.
Unlike surgeries, acupuncture does not cause scar tissue.  There’s no need for anesthesia, or even bandages.  The risk of infection is minimal.  Some clients experience a bit of soreness from the release of lactic acid after an acupuncture session, but it’s more like an intense workout than recovery post-surgery.  In fact, many people are turning to us for cosmetic acupuncture to improve skin tone and decrease wrinkles as an alternative to plastic surgery and injections.

4)      It treats the problem, not just the symptoms.
Consider infertility, for example.  IVF and hormone therapies can be effective, but they are invasive and disruptive to life, not to mention expensive.  They can help with conception, but they don’t necessarily treat the underlying challenges to conception.  We consider the whole body, and look at the conditions within the male and female body that are making it hard to get pregnant.  Stress levels, digestion, sleep quality, and more all affect reproductive health.  Acupuncture, sometimes in conjunction with herbal remedies, can be highly effective in restoring the body to balance so it can conceive and foster a healthy pregnancy (at a fraction of the cost).

5)      Its side effects are helpful, not harmful.
Numerous individuals come in for treatment of a specific condition, such as high blood pressure, and find that acupuncture sessions improve their stress level, sleep, overall mood, and digestion also.  Medications for blood pressure, cholesterol, and more can get good results – for treating their target conditions.  They also make the body work incredibly hard to process the foreign substance, and over time can cause damage to the liver and other vital organs, not to mention other side effects.  One of the most common types of overdoses seen in hospitals is over the counter pain medicine.

6)      It works.
Acupuncture has been around since before recorded history.  That’s why it’s difficult to determine if it’s 2,500 years old, 4,000 years old, or more.  Tens of billions of people have used it over the years.  It isn’t as familiar in the US, because we only really started using it here in the 1970s.  Acupuncture is one of the oldest forms of medicine in the world.  Nothing gets that kind of staying power if it doesn’t work.

7)      It’s your time and money – we respect that
Your health is your most important resource, and our job is helping you reach your wellness goals.  You deserve to have someone focus their attention on you for long enough that you get all of your questions answered and receive the treatment that you require.  We reserve at least 60 minutes for each session to make sure you get the time you need.

There are no silver bullets in life.  Healing takes time. You and your health are our priority.  We offer acupuncture, massage therapy, and various forms of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and will schedule enough time to make sure you get all of the treatments that you need.

8)      It isn’t all in your head.
We get a lot of calls from people who say “I’ve tried everything else,” or “They say it’s XYZ, but I just don’t think so,” or even “I’ve had tons of tests and they’re all inconclusive, but I know something is wrong.”  You know your body and when something is off, but the symptoms you have might not be readily diagnosed with Western medicine.  This is not a criticism of Western medicine, which certainly has its place.  Traditional Chinese Medicine can effectively treat syndromes and symptoms that aren’t clearly defined by Western standards.

9)      It’s a great preventative treatment, too.
Every so often, a client calls and asks for a “general tune up”.  The acupuncture treatments they received several months ago fixed their neck or back pain, but they generally feel out of sorts, or off-balance.  Acupuncture is the practice of restoring balance in your body.  It increases circulation, improves immunity, and much more.

10)   It’s more affordable than you think.
We’re so used to having insurance cover our medical expenses that when we’re asked to pay for care out of pocket, it feels expensive.  Minor surgeries cost at least $10,000, and major operations can easily be ten times that.  A year’s worth of cholesterol or blood pressure medication can cost over $1,000 out of pocket, even if you have insurance.  Many of those require other medications to counteract the side effects, too.  Certain surgeries and medications can be avoided with lifestyle changes that include preventative care.

At Affinity Acupuncture, we charge $75 per treatment, which can often be paid for with an HSA or reimbursed by insurance.  We also have packages and monthly membership programs available.  Certain procedures, such as face lifts and Botox injections, are not covered by insurance.  Our Cosmetic Acupuncture regimen is a fraction of the price without the side effects.

11)   It’s More Than a Smokescreen
Acupuncture really only started to become popular in the US in the 1970s, and because it’s so new here, the practice has its fair share of critics.  Chiropractic work and yoga went through the same thing.  But roughly two billion people around the world currently use acupuncture as their primary form of medicine.  Insurance companies are extending coverage to acupuncture in their range of covered services, and an increasing number of doctors and nurses are realizing the “pill for every ill” approach to medicine is outdated.  We receive numerous referrals from physicians who realize healthcare can be improved by treating the whole person with a variety of modalities.