Beauty is more than skin deep

I never would have predicted that I would become a practitioner of cosmetic acupuncture. I haven’t worn make up other than tinted lip balm since my 20s and I’m just not your typical consumer of beauty-related products.

Clients and would be-clients have been asking “Can acupuncture help reduce these lines on my face?” or “Do you know of a safer alternative to botox or surgery?”angie kociolek mei zen blog

I knew it was time to go beyond my professional growth edge.

There are several styles of acupuncture that can result in rejuvenating effects on the skin. I chose to become trained in Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture taught by Dr. Martha Lucas. (Mei Zen is pronounced "may zen.")

Mei Zen translates as “beautiful person” which I love because it’s about more than just outward appearances.

The Mei Zen technique is very shallow but deep enough to increase qi, blood and oxygen and improve the collagen and elastin matrix.

Every Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture treatment for the face or neck is combined with an individualized constitutional acupuncture point selection to re-establish

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A chance to heal yourself and the Earth one cup at a time

I have to admit I love my coffee. Most of the time, I drink a cup a day which I believe is moderate but I drink it pretty much everyday and therein lies my conundrum. If I do something every day, then there comes the time that I have to admit it’s a habit.Bozeman acupuncture coffee

The problem with coffee being my habit is it’s effect on my body (and possibly the planet) long-term.

A former Bozeman resident and acupuncture school teacher of mine, Brendan Kelly, L.Ac., wrote a book called “The Yin and Yang of Climate Crisis”.1 As someone who did her Master’s thesis on the effects of climate on species distribution2 and who transitioned into a second career as a practitioner of Chinese medicine, I was immediately drawn to his title.

Kelly explains that the nature of coffee is hot. Not just hot temperature-wise, but after it’s ingested, it has a warming and stimulating effect within our bodies.

Long-term, this can deplete us - prematurely squandering our precious, deep, yet finite, reserves known

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Angie Kociolek, L.Ac. presents at Bozeman Business and Professional Women Luncheon

I had the distinct privilege of being the Bozeman BPW Luncheon Presenter on April 26, 2017. What a fun event! It was 50% learning about how acupuncture and Chinese medicine can help during all phases of the female life cycle and 50% getting to know each other while locating acupressure points.

I created this card to empower you to do acupressure, too!

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