Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Brian Hornburg | M.A.,
Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM)®, L.Ac.,  Avazzia Specialist

Acupuncture (and oriental medicine) is a system of medicine that has been documented for more than 5,000 years. It is a system of medicine that has been used worldwide, yet only found its way to the United States in the 1970's.

Acupuncture is about observing the human condition. We look to find the ROOT cause of symptoms and imbalances. Your body knows how to heal itself and our goal is to bring your mind, body, and spirit into balance so that your innate healing systems can engage.

Traditional Acupuncture

How Does it Work?

Tiny needles are used on specific points throughout the body to help bring balance and harmony, stimulate local blood flow, normalize the nervous system, improve emotional well-being (stimulating endorphins, serotonin, and dopamine), and lessen pain sensitivity.
Acupuncture needles are roughly the size of a hair and are inserted carefully into key points on the body to trigger an increase in blood flow to areas where it is blocked or stagnant. When healthy blood flow is restored, the body’s natural healing abilities are activated, sending the body back into balance.

Patients stay fully clothed throughout the treatment, however we will need to access your head, face, arms, hands, lower legs and feet. During the treatment, you will relax and take a time out from the stress of the outside world. You will leave the treatment feeling calm, focused, and refreshed.

Your acupuncturist, Brian, will create a treatment plan specifically for you based on your consultation. It is important to follow your treatment plan to achieve the best results. Just like any health and wellness routine – the key is consistency.

 

 

 

 

Meridians course the body providing pathways to achieve your optimum health.

Are There Any Side Effects?

Side effects are minimal but may include fatigue, slight bruising, tenderness at needle site, lightheadedness, temporary worsening of symptoms, and emotional release.

Who is a Candidate for Traditional Acupuncture?

Brian, our licensed acupuncturist will meet with you prior to your first treatment to ensure you are a suitable candidate for traditional acupuncture, but most men and women looking for a natural approach to healing and overall wellness are candidates for traditional acupuncture. Those who are not eligible for traditional acupuncture include those with hemophilia or contagious skin diseases. We take special precautions when working with those on blood-thinning medication or tend to bruise easily. We have other needle-less options to help those not eligible.

What are the Benefits?

Cosmetic Acupuncture

Facial Rejuvenation with Cosmetic Acupuncture

You can look and feel just as beautiful on the outside as you do on the inside! Traditional Acupuncture will already improve the tone and look of your skin, but for those wanting a more specific approach to anti-aging, Facial Rejuvenation is the perfect holistic addition to your beauty regiment.

Toxin-Free Treatment

Acupuncture remedies the surface effects of aging by triggering a self-repair response in the skin and addressing the internal stressors that contribute to the signs of aging. This ancient beauty secret is a non-invasive and natural approach to reduce the signs of aging and help skin regain its youthful glow. It is the only targeted beauty treatment with direct health and well-being benefits.

And the real beauty of getting cosmetic acupuncture is it also includes traditional acupuncture at the same time. It’s about time you can combine beauty and health.

How Does it Work?

Needles as thin as a strand of hair are inserted carefully into key areas and creases in the face, causing tiny microtrauma to the skin that trigger an increase in blood flow and activate collagen production. The result is revitalized and nourished skin, a brighter complexion and a more youthful appearance.

Benefits of Cosmetic Acupuncture

Radiate youth and vitality by adding cosmetic acupuncture to your anti-aging regimen. Cosmetic acupuncture promotes subtle, natural looking changes to the skin over time. Benefits of cosmetic acupuncture include:

Cosmetic acupuncture uses the body's own healing mechanisms to stimulate the production of collagen. With regular treatments, this natural "filler" often makes fine lines diminish or disappear completely.

Puffiness under the eyes can have many causes, such as lack of sleep, allergies, fluid retention and hormone changes. All of these can be addressed during a cosmetic acupuncture treatment and with consistent care, both symptoms and puffiness will subside.

Directly following your first cosmetic acupuncture treatment, one of our licensed acupuncturists will recommend a treatment plan that will help you reach your skincare goals. Results vary from person to person, but you’ll likely notice subtle changes to your skin tone and fine lines after just three treatments with lasting changes to overall complexion, skin tone, and texture and improved muscle toning and tightness after 12 treatments. Follow-up treatments are encouraged to maintain results.

What Are the Risks?

Cosmetic acupuncture is a chemical-free, natural approach to anti-aging, without the side effects, risks and downtime of more invasive cosmetic procedures. Most patients do not experience any complications. However, a small amount of bleeding, bruising or puffiness may occasionally occur.

Who is a Candidate for Cosmetic Acupuncture?

Our licensed acupuncturist, Brian, will meet with you prior to your first treatment to ensure you are a suitable candidate for cosmetic acupuncture, but most men and women looking for a natural, alternative approach to reducing the signs of aging and improve overall wellness are candidates for cosmetic acupuncture. Those who are not eligible for cosmetic acupuncture include pregnant women, those with hemophilia or contagious skin diseases, those with a severe deficiency, or those who have undergone other cosmetic procedures such as injections and surgical procedures in the past 2-6 weeks.