Frequently Asked Questions

  • How does acupuncture work?

    Acupuncture works by tapping into the energy or qi of the body. The energy pathways often get blocked by stress, emotions or unbalance lifestye. The acupuncture needles help to unblock the natural flow of energy to help the body heal itself.

  • Does it hurt?

    I am an extremely gentle needler because I myself am sensitive to needles. This is part of the reason I practice Japanese acupuncture and use small gentle needles.

  • Do you take insurance?

    No, I do not take insurance. I do however, make superbills that can be given to your insurance company.

  • How does Cosmetic Acupuncture compare to Botox?

    Cosmetic Acupuncture works to restore and uncover the body's own unique beauty and vitalty.

    Cosmetic Acupuncture is a regenerative treatment for the skin and supports the tissues to recieve all the blood flow, nerve function and lift that available to them; unlike Botox, which stops the muscles from moving. Overtime Botox is an unstainable treatment that will most likely result in saggier muscules when you stop using it or a lead you to a facelift.

    Cosmetic acupuncture is a treatment that you can continue to get for your entire life that will only support your natural aging process.

  • Can you do both?

    Yes, you can use Cosmetic Acupuncture to reduce the amount of Botox you use. You need to wait two weeks after Botox or fillers to receive Cosmetic Acupuncture or Facial Guasha

  • How long does it take to get results?

    Cosmetic Acupucture is ideally done is a series of 10 treatments - one treatment per week for 10 weeks.

    In this manner, each treatment builds on the pervious weeks work to achieve the best results. Results depend on the condition of the skin and the lifestyle of the patient. If th lifstyle homework is followed ( skincare, home guasha, herbal supplement, exercise, diet, etc )- more results will be experience. If no lifestyle changes are made, the results are lessened.

    • Twenty four hours after the first treatment you can begin to see more glow and softening in the skin.
    • Sixth treatment in the series you can start to see more defined facial structurers and lift.
    • Tenth treatment, if lifestyle adjustments have been made as well, one can expect to see more defined muscle tone, softer wrinkes and a more even skin tone.
  • How often do I come in for fertility treatments?

    That depends on the situation.

    If you are just begining your fertility jouney and want to try to get pregnant natually, I suggest you come when you are mensturating, ovulating to start to see if we can establish a healthy, balanced cycle.

    If you have already been trying to become pregnant for six months to a year, I may have you come in every week depending on the situation.

  • What does regenerative beauty mean?

    Regenerative beauty means approaching the body like an ecosystem.

    Everything in the body is connected. When you restore health to the internal organs, the lymphatic system, the loose connective tissue and calm the nervous system - you will be amazed at how good your skin looks.

    You can apply all the expensive skincare you want, but if you are not addressing the tissues underneath you are not going to get the results you want.

    Regnerative beauty focusing on helping all the systems of the body to function optimally. Since your body is about 50% water, you want these waterways to be clean, flowing and beautiful. When this happens the skin will glow from the inside out.