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.

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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?”

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 the energetic balance in you. As a holistic system of medicine, there is an overall rejuvenating effect on body, mind and spirit.

Even better, these treatments often bring other health benefits.

Clients find improvement in the realms of sleep, digestion, thermoregulation and mood. It can also be used as a treatment for Bell’s palsy, acne and rosacea.

Lifestyle is an important component of aging, so we also evaluate and address diet, exercise, habits and skincare.

As I near a big 0-containing birthday myself, I am on board for growing old gracefully.

If I can help you look and feel your best, then why wouldn’t I offer this cosmetic service alongside my other clinical treatments? I’m convinced our internal health shines through to our face and when we feel confident we can do great things and bring our inner beauty out into the world.