What can be treated with Acupuncture?

According to the World Heath Organization, acupuncture is an effective treatment for such conditions as:

  • Pain – headache, carpal tunnel, arthritis, bursitis, tendinitis
  • Stress – anxiety, insomnia, TMJ, panic attacks
  • Respiratory – allergies, sinusitus, asthma, bronchitis, colds, flu
  • Digestive – constipation, diarrhea, colitis, ulcers, indigestion, nausea
  • Cardiovascular – hypertension, heart palpitations
  • Musculoskeletal – stiff neck, muscle spasms, low back pain, sprains, sciatica, any joint-related pain, foot pain, hand pain
  • Immune system – chronic fatigue, rheumatoid arthritis
  • Gynecological – PMS, infertility, irregular periods, cramps, menopause
  • Emotional – depression, alternative to some psychiatric drug therapies, PMS, nausea, associated with pregnancy
  • Neurological – Post-stroke sequela, paralysis, Bell's palsy, shingles
  • Cancer – diminishes side effects from chemotherapy and radiation
  • Preventative medicine – immune enhancement, relaxation
  • Non-surgical face lifts – tones and tightens facial muscles, increases circulation, rejuvenates tissue
  • Surgical Support – reduces swelling and inflammation, accelerates healing, boosts the immune system, increases range of motion
  • Addictions – nicotine, alcohol, drugs

What is Cosmetic Acupuncture?

At 2BWell, we have a speacial focus in offering Cosmetic Acupuncture, which is an effective, non-surgical treatment to reduce the signs of aging. It is based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which involves the insertion of very thin disposable needles designed to be used only for the face, into the groups of designated acupuncture points on the face & body where needed.

This superficial insertion on the face will increase the local circulation of both blood and energy (called Qi - pronounced; CHEE) to the face and stimulate collagen production, which will fill out the lines and tighten the skin. It also tones all the targeted facial muscles which will give firmness to the skin for a healthy, glowing complexion.

Cosmetic Acupuncture has attracted great attention in the last few years, especially in the big cities like New York City and Los Angeles. It used to be a treatment only for the rich and famous in Hollywood, but now everyone wants the royal treatment. A 1996 report in the international journal of Clinical Acupuncture reported that among 300 cases treated with Cosmetic Acupuncture, 90% had marked effects with a course of treatments. The effects were the skin becomes delicate, improvement of elasticity of facial muscles, better complexion, and overall facial rejuvenation.

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How Does it Work?

Acupuncture works by stimulating the meridians that either end or begin at the face and balancing the flow of energy at the same time. Cosmetic acupuncture treats the underlying factors that contribute to the aging process. This involves the insertion of hair-thin disposable needles into specific areas on the face, ears, and hands. The needles are inserted into the energy pathways or meridians to improve the flow of Qi.

As the movement of energy improves, a greater amount of energy and blood are circulated to the face, nourishing, hydrating, toning and diminishing the appearance of wrinkles. At the same time we attend to the outside (what you see) and use some additional acupuncture points (usually on the arms and around ankles) to work on the inside. This works holistically, both on the physical appearance and on the underlying factors which influence that.

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Siamak Shirazi, LAc, DOM

Siamak has been studying and researching to specialize in Cosmetic Acupuncture for over 10 years. He is licensed by the Oregon Board of Medical Practitioners since 1995 and also holds two certifications in the field of Cosmetic Acupuncture. Read more

Licensed Acupuncturist

Doctor of Oriental Medicine

Founder / Director, 2BWell Group

siamak@2bwell.net

Hilary Laferriere, LAc

Hilary's approach with Oriental Medicine is listening to her patients and their vision for optimum health. For each of us, being healthy includes physical well-being. True health also includes emotional balance, fulfillment in relationships, financial stability, mental focus, and an optimistic spirit. Read more

Licensed Acupuncturist

2BWell Groupe

hilary@2bwell.net

Karen Cureton, ND, LAc

Dr. Karen Cureton is a board certified naturopathic physician and acupuncturist with a passion for helping people achieve optimal health, no matter what condition they find themselves in. Dr. Cureton is well versed in both preventative health care and treatment of complex chronic disease. She sees patients of all ages for both acute and chronic conditions. Read more

Naturopathic Primary Care Physician

Licensed Acupuncturis

2BWell Groupe

karen@2bwell.net