The ancient Chinese believed that there is a universal life energy called Qi present in every living creature. As long as this energy flows freely, health is maintained, but once the flow of energy is blocked, the system is disrupted and pain and illness occur. Acupuncture works to restore normal functions by stimulating certain points on the meridians in order to disperse the Qi energy through the use of needles.


This system of cosmetic acupuncture balances the patient enabling her/him to experience health and innate beauty. The abdominal protocol is a good adjunct to a weight loss program and has been used as a Women's Wellness treatment.

Here are some of the results that clients can expect from the Mei Zen™ Cosmetic Acupuncture Protocol:

• Skin becomes more delicate and fair
• Reduction of wrinkles
• Erasing of fine lines
• Reduction of deeper lines
• Reduction of sagginess
• Lifting of droopy eyelids
• Clearing or reduction of age spots
• An overall rejuvenation that is not confined to your face. That means you'll feel better all over or that your health has actually improved!


Tuina is an Oriental Bodywork Therapy that has been used in China for 2,000 years. Tuina uses the traditional Chinese medical theory of the flow of Qi through the meridians as its basic therapeutic orientation. Through massage and manipulation techniques Tuina allows for a more fluid flow of Qi, allowing the body the naturally heal itself.


This is a method of stimulating acupuncture points by applying suction through a glass jar, in which a partial vacuum has been created. This technique produces blood congestion at the site, and therefore stimulates it. Cupping is used for low backache, sprains, soft tissue injuries, and helping relieve fluid from the lungs in chronic bronchitis.


Ear acupuncture, also known as auricular therapy, is based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Auricular therapy is widely used for many conditions, including addiction treatment, mood disorders, obesity, pain, and other conditions. This medical system emphasizes a holistic approach to medicine, an approach that treats the whole person.


Moxabustion is technique where an herb is burned on or above the skin at acupuncture points. In the USA most acupuncturists do not use direct moxa to avoid scarring, but rather burn the herb indirectly above the skin. The heat warms and activates the Qi and Blood of the body for the treatments of disease or health maintenance.


All scars are basically a malformation in normal cellular skin repair. Acupuncture needles are used to promote circulation and the flow of Qi to the scarred area, breaking up obstruction or stimulating the affected area.

Electro-Acupuncture is the use of small electrical currents through the acupuncture needles. Electro-stimulation is often used in conjunction with acupuncture to enhance a treatment. Electro-acupuncture has been proven to decrease pain, accelerate tissue healing, and significantly reduce inflammation, edema and swelling.

Acupressure is an ancient healing art developed in Asia over 5,000 years ago, using the fingers to press key points on the surface of the skin to stimulate the body's natural self-curative abilities. When these points are pressed, they release muscular tension and promote the circulation of blood and the body's life force energy to aid healing.

Food can be considered the medicinal herbs that we take three times a day. Being aware of what we eat can help to maintain internal balance and prevent disease on a daily basis.


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