What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese Medicine, and uses very thin needles that are inserted in to the skin to balance the body's energy. This energy, known as Qi, needs to flow freely through the body to maintain optimal health. When the healthy flow of Qi is disrupted, disease occurs, and acupuncture is used to restore the movement of Qi and address a wide range of conditions.
There are hundreds of acupuncture points found in precise locations on the body, which are all able to affect the body in different ways. Kiah has been trained in anatomy and physiology, and uses a combination of scientific knowledge and holistic approaches when treating her patients.
Ear acupuncture & acupressure
The ear holds a whole other 'microsystem' of acupuncture points that correlate to different parts of the body (alike reflexology). Kiah will either insert needles or place special patches on these points that either have a gold-plated ball or vaccaria seed stuck on them, which presses on the points consistently for 3-5 days.
Ear acupuncture is a fantastic option between treatments, as it is thought to prolong and improve treatment effects!
Cosmetic Treatments & Facial Rejuvenation
Cosmetic Chinese Medicine treatments are growing in popularity in the beauty industry. Cosmetic Acupuncture is being used by celebrities around the globe! Kiah has engaged in further study to provide her clients with facial rejuvenation treatments.
Very fine needles (even finer than bodily acupuncture needles; 0.12-0.16mm thick) are inserted to target areas of concern- whether that be wrinkles, sagging, pigmentation, acne or more. This, combined with a rejuvenating combination of facial cupping or gua sha, is thought to stimulate skin repair, collagen production and leave you glowing.
Did you know?
After the age of 20, our bodies produce approximately 1% less collagen in the skin each year, causing less elastic skin and wrinkles.
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