Our body is a self-rectifying dynamic whole with a network of interrelating and interacting energy called Qi (pronounced Chi). There are pathways of Qi in the body which directly pertain to our internal organs. These pathways are referred to as acupuncture channels or meridians which contain acupuncture points. Needles are inserted into acupuncture points to redirect stagnated Qi, strengthen the weakened energy and invigorate the blood in order to realign the whole body’s balance.
Acupuncture needles are extremely fine and made of surgical stainless steel. They are sterile and disposable. Our Acupuncturists are highly skilled to insert needles into the skin with minimal discomfort; most patients feel calm and relaxed. Some patients experience dull, heavy, tingling sensations or numbness which indicates the flow of Qi. Acupuncture has been practiced for over two thousand years and is effective in relieving pain and treating chronic illness.
The practice of acupuncture to enhance beauty dates back to China’s Song Dynasty (960-1279 A.D.) This ancient treatment was reserved during this time to Chinese Royalty and the elite, known in China as Mei Rong.
Cosmetic Acupuncture, also known as acupuncture facelift or facial rejuvenation acupuncture, is a virtually pain-free, entirely natural process. This treatment mobilizes and directs one’s own internal resources – the body’s “Qi” – to rejuvenate the face and revitalize the whole body. This non-toxic, health-promoting method uses the time-tested methods of Acupuncture to erase years from your face, safely, painlessly and without surgery or side effects.
It treats from the inside-out to create radiant health and enhances one’s appearance by diminishing the signs of stress and aging. Hair-fine needles are placed to stimulate and reinvigorate the body’s energy flow. The effects are improvement of the elasticity of facial muscles, the smoothing of wrinkles, a brighter complexion and overall rejuvenation.
The Yin Yang Theory is the fundamental of TCM and acupuncture. Yin represents material and substance while Yang represents energy and function; each is mutually dependent on one another to obtain balance and well-being. TCM treatments take on a unique approach whereby symptoms of the whole body are collected and classified into syndromes. This means seemingly unrelated symptoms may be classified into the same syndrome and treated in the same way. In other cases one symptom can be categorized into multiple syndromes and treated differently. TCM views symptoms as a manifestation of the imbalances of the whole body and treatments are performed to obtain equilibrium. TCM modalities offered at RWC include: Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Tuina massage, Cupping and Guasha.
Common Indications of TCM:
There are over 350 herbs used in TCM; comprised mostly of plants but also include animal products and minerals. Chinese herbal medicine is used for stronger and longer lasting effects and when combined with acupuncture it has proven effective in treating chronic conditions such as infertility, insomnia and a variety of mental wellness conditions.