How Acupuncture Works

Acupuncture is based on an ancient Oriental theory that we have a system of energy called Qi (pronounced “Chi”) flowing in and around our body through specific pathways called meridians. As long as this energy flows freely throughout the meridians, health is maintained, but once the flow of energy is blocked, either by disease, emotional stress or trauma, pain and illness occur.

Acupuncture regulates and restores the harmonious energetic balances of the body allowing the body to heal and experience less stress and pain.

What Acupuncture Does

Western scientists have observed that acupuncture points show a variety of unique bioelectrical properties, and that stimulating them causes definite physiological reactions in brain activity, blood pressure, heart rate, and immune system response.

Releases pain-killing endorphins which play a large role in the functioning of the hormonal system.

Stimulates endorphins, which regulate serotonin in the brain, This helps to harmonize our emotions.

Increases circulation to provide needed nutrients to nerves and muscles to begin healing from spasms, tightness and pain.

Strengthens the immune system by stimulating leukocytes to fight infections and increase T-cell counts.

Stimulates and regulates imbalances in the autonomic nervous system, making it effective for withdrawal from addictions and stress reduction

Chinese Herbal Medicine

The art of practicing Chinese Herbal medicine embraces all the domains of nature-earth and sea, season and weather, plant and animals-and all the elements that constitute the universe.

Herbs are prescribed based on an individual diagnosis and work to unblock the energy and to nourish and repair the organs in order to eliminate the root cause of illness, not just the symptoms. They also work to strengthen the immune system and help fortify and balance the whole body.

The Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture System

  • Improves muscle tone
  • Decreases puffiness around the eyes
  • Firming of sagging skin
  • Elimination or reduction of fine wrinkles
  • Even skin tone and improve lustre of the complexion

Rod Is a certified Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture System practicioner. Mei Zen is a system focused on improving ones appearance and health. For more about Mei Zen see Whats New.