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ACUPUNCTURE & HERBS

Traditional Asian Medicine (Traditional Oriental Medicine or Traditional Chinese Medicine) dates back thousands of years. When most people think about Asian Medicine, Acupuncture and the insertion of needles into the body at various points is usually what comes to mind.  

There is more to Asian Medicine than Acupuncture. Modalities also include Chinese Herbal Therapy, Moxabustion, Tui Na,  Massage and Body Work, Shiatsu, Gua Sha, and Cupping, Nutritional advice, exercises pertinent to a patient's chief concern, as well as home care techniques. During a session a practitioner will most likely include insertion of Acupuncture needles, but often other techniques are used to enhance the efficacy of the treatment. 

At Natural Alternatives, we specialize in Gynecological Concerns – Endometriosis, Fertility, Painful Menstruation, PMS, Irregular Menstruation, Menopause Symptoms, Fibroids, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome/ Disease (PCOS/ PCOD). The following list is by no means comprehensive, but meant to give you an idea of some of the additional conditions that East Asian Medicine can help treat:

ADD/ ADHD

Addiction

Allergies and Asthma

Anxiety, Depression, and Palpitations

Arthritis, Tendonitis, and Joint Pain

Auto Injuries

Bladder and Kidney Infections

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Cancer – to alleviate side effects of Western Therapy

Common Cold and Influenza

Crohn’s Disease

Degenerative Disk Disorders

Diet, Nutrition, and Weight Control

Diabetes

Fatigue

Fibromyalgia

Headaches and Migraines

Hormonal Imbalances

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

Improving Immunity

Insomnia

IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

Lyme Disease

Multiple Sclerosis

Musculoskeletal Pain

Nausea 

Neuralgia (Nerve pain)

Orthopedic Conditions

Palpitations

Pain Management

Skin Problems – Acne, Rashes, Eczema, Psoriasis

Smoking Cessation

Sports Injuries

Stress and Tension Syndromes

Thyroid Conditions

Tinnitus

Ulcerative Colitis 

Work Injuries


FOR THE FACE

MEI ZEN COSMETIC ACUPUNCTURE FOR THE FACE OR NECK

Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture is a method of Acupuncture designed to smooth lines and wrinkles and allow for a more healthy appearance to the skin. This protocol is perfect for the person who does not want to undergo a surgical procedure and is looking for a way to age gracefully.  Package consists of an initial consult and then 5 weeks of treatments with Acupuncture being administered 2x per week to the face or neck.  In addition you will receive a Glycolic Peel and a Facial as part of the protocol, as well as 3 sets of photographs to chart your progress. We insist that you come in for a 15 minute consult to determine whether or not you are an appropriate candidate for this protocol. 

Mei Zen Protocol Face OR Neck    $1650 (price includes products for home care)

Mei Zen Maintenance              $150 per session 
(Monthly treatments will give the best results, minimum of two treatments for maintenance recommended at 6 months) 

MICRONEEDLING 

Microneedling utilizes a Class II Medical Grade Microneedling Device to naturally rejuvenate fine lines and wrinkles as well acne scars and scars without invasive surgeries or injections.  Microneedling creates a small wound that initiates collagen production and new skin growth. It can be used for scarring. 

Microneedling can be done monthly and nanoneedling, which treats at a more shallow depth can be administered weekly for exfoliation. 

Microneedling is recommended to be done in a series of 4 treatments over four months.  Can be done after your Mei Zen Treatment or without. 

Microneedling Face and Neck $1200 (Four treatments over 4 months, price includes home care treatment products)

Microneedling Maintenance $300 per session  

GLYCOLIC PEELS

Glycolic Peels are a way to exfoliate the epidermis. They can act as a way to prep the skin for better Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture and Microneedling results. 

Glycolic Peel Series $425 (Three treatments over 3 months, includes home care treatment products)

Glycolic Maintenance $150

CELLUMA

"Low-level-light therapy or photobiomodulation is based on Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology and is the application of light energy to the body for therapeutic benefits. It promotes a natural photobiochemical reaction similar to the process of plant photosynthesis. The energy delivered by the LEDs has been shown to enhance cellular metabolism, accelerate the repair and replenishment of damaged skin cells, as well as stimulate the production of collagen — the foundation of healthy, smooth skin. Research has shown that LED light therapy may help smooth skin texture, improve skin firmness and resilience, increase lymphatic system activity, restore skin’s natural cellular activity, and reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and superficial hyperpigmentation. The treatment is for all skin types, and is non-ablative, non-invasive, painless, and requires absolutely no downtime. Patients or clients can return to their normal activity immediately after the treatment." (Celluma.com)

Celluma light therapy can be added to  to Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture and Microneedling for enhanced skin repair and results. 

Celluma Package of 12 Treatments $600 (must be used over 4 weeks - 3 treatments/ week for optimal results)


***For more information on how to combine Mei Zen. Microneedling, Glycolic Peels, and Celluma procedures, speak with Dr Stephanie to determine the best course of treatment. 


MEI ZEN WELLNESS

Our Mei Zen Wellness protocol consists of an initial treatment and consult and 3 month protocol of treatments. This protocol is designed to promote digestive wellness and regularity, regulate the menstrual cycle for women, and allow the recipient to live more balanced. 

If this protocol is being utilized for weight loss, it is possible that more than one course of treatment will be necessary. This is also a great protocol for those looking to enhance both female and male fertility. An initial Acupuncture treatment is recommended to determine whether you are an appropriate candidate for the protocol.

3 Month Protocol                                                            $2400        

Mei Zen Wellness Maintenance Treatments           $140/ visit

HYPNOSIS/ HYPNOSOMATIC ACUPUNCTURE

Hypnosis is trance-like state of deep relaxation, highly focused attention, and heightened suggestibility. Hypnosis can be likened to taking meditation to a deeper level.  Under hypnosis thought patterns and behaviors that are not serving the person under hypnosis can be modified on a subconscious level.

HypnoSomatic Acupuncture combines Hypnosis and Acupuncture for an even deeper state of relaxation. While resting during an Acupuncture treatment, Hypnosis is done concurrently with the Acupuncture treatment. 

CUPPING

Cupping is a modality that uses suction to help alleviate muscle aches and pains. It increases circulation helps reduce inflammation, acts to massage muscles, improves blood flow, and just feels amazing. Where massaging pushes in on the muscles to improve circulation, cupping lifts the muscles away. 

GUA SHA

Gua Sha is a technique that uses a flat edged tool to scrape along the muscles and tissue. It improves circulation, relieves tension, and alleviates muscle restrictions. 

Massage, Tui Na, Energetic Work

For some patients a multidisciplined approach is involved in a treatment plan. Often techniques such as La Stone Massage, Tui Na, Reiki, Qi Gong will be incorporated into a treatment plan in order to achieve maximum results.

La Stone Massage is a technique involving the use of heated and chilled stones to improve circulation, relax muscles on a deeper level, and attain a greater sense of relaxation.

Tui Na involves massaging the muscles and tendons vigorously to aid in healing.

Qi Gong and Reiki are energetic techniques that allow a deeper state of relaxation to be attained.