Chinese Medicine Glossary

Commonly misspelled as “accupuncture.” Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used integrative procedures in the world. It is a full medical system to balance the entire body so that the body can restore its ability to heal itself. Acupuncture involves the placement of hair-thin needles into specific points in the body to identify and correct imbalances in the body’s energy flow, or Qi. Studies have shown acupuncture can help with chronic pain, including low back pain, knee pain and headaches. There are also reports of acupuncture helping with cancer treatment side effects and infertility.

Cold laser therapy
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Cupping is a traditional Chinese medicine technique. Cupping is like an inverse massage. Instead of applying downward pressure to muscles, cupping uses gentle pressure to pull muscles upward. The practitioner uses glass cups to lift and loosen connective tissues, which increases lymph and blood flow to one’s skin and muscles. It is an appropriate technique for conditions such as neck and back pain, stiff muscles, high blood pressure, rheumatism, migraines, anxiety, fatigue, cellulitis, weight loss, and detoxing the body. It is also a useful supplement for beauty regimens.

Facial acupuncture
Facial acupuncture is a comprehensive treatment that addresses your whole body including your face. Acupuncture performed on the face creates a micro-wound healing response, improving microcirculation and bringing more oxygen to your skin. It is supplemented by acupuncture on the body in areas that may be causing the dullness, darkness or puffiness observed on the face. Facial acupuncture helps your body detoxify and restore the glow and vitality to your face.

Facial rejuvenation
Facial rejuvenation is a term Juvenate Healing uses to describe the full spectrum of non-invasive and non-pharmaceutical techniques we offer to keep your skin radiant and healthy. Our techniques address superficial signs of aging as well as your skin’s underlying health. These treatments improve and remove facial wrinkles and rejuvenate the face, creating a radiant, glowing, and younger appearance without chemicals, surgeries, or injections. Treatment benefits can include collagen stimulation, a brightened skin tone, reduced jaw tension, and reduced anxiety and tension.

Gua Sha
Gua Sha is a traditional Chinese Medicine technique that uses a special tool to gently rub the skin and improve microcirculation of the soft tissue. Gua Sha expels pathogens and moves stagnant Qi and blood by releasing stagnant blood in the capillaries and heat or tightness in the tissues. The result is relief for chronic pain and inflammation and healing for scar tissue. It is an appropriate technique for fibromyalgia, chronic pain, and joint pain. It is also suitable for colds, muscular tension or injury and heat stroke. It is also a useful supplement to beauty regimens.

Low-level laser therapy
Low-level laser therapy is a painless, high-tech therapy involving a non-thermal healing laser light to improve cellular function. The lasers stimulate cellular mitochondria and improve cell metabolism, allowing rapid healing. This treatment is appropriate for a range of conditions, including pain relief, inflammation reduction and neuropathy as well as skin conditions like acne and wrinkles.

Microneedling is also known as Collagen Induction Therapy. It involves the use a “pen” that rapidly inserts very fine short needles into the skin. The tiny needles create small wounds in the skin. This stimulates skin cells to increase collagen production and produce new skin cells. In addition, these small wounds create tiny channels that easily deliver serums deep into your skin. These tiny channels increases topical absorption of any serums applied during the treatment.

Nanoneedling is a skin treament that only addresses the epidermis, or the upper 0.15 mm of your skin. Microscopic hair-like cones separate the cells in the epidermis to push active products into the skin. Nanoneedling benefits include:
– Pigmentation reduction
– Increased cell turnover
– Skin rejuvenation

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Tui Na
Tui Na is believed to be the oldest system of bodywork. Tui Na is similar to other massage techniques, but it goes deeper by promoting harmony and balance within the body by stimulating the flow of Qi. It is an appropriate technique for addressing neck and back pain or pain in other regions, fatigue and stress reduction.