Acupuncture is a non-invasive therapy that treats injuries as well as the mind and spirit. The advantage of acupuncture over other treatments is that injuries cannot endure movement or manipulation. Acupuncture is passive therapy and doesn’t involve any physical movement. Acupuncture needles stimulate the body’s natural immune response in or around the injured areas. When tissues are traumatized, swollen and bruised they don’t receive enough blood for the immune system to get in and quickly repair. Prescriptions for pain and muscle relaxers temporarily mask pain while the injuries try to heal. Prescriptions don’t fix the injuries. Secondly, some tissues (tendons, ligaments and nerves) are not programmed to regenerate quickly. They have very little blood supply. Age also limits healing. Acupuncture accelerates healing. Auto injuries often leave the injured party angry and frustrated. Pain and lack of mobility creates insomnia, anxiety, and depression. Income loss, dealing with insurance companies and lawyers only compound physical and emotional pain. In Washington, auto insurance covers acupuncture treatments without any referrals or waiting.
Have you looked in the mirror and realized that you are looking older? You feel like you should hightail it to a dermatologist or medi spa for Botox or fillers. Synthetic injections can leave you looking odd or plastic. There are other natural options you may not be familiar with: Get a facial twice a month. Facials come with a massage that improves blood flow, relaxes facial muscles and improves skin tone. Estheticians are trained in skin care and use professional products. Some spas have Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncturist who inject tiny amounts of vitamins, minerals and enzymes into the skin’s dermal level. Cells are nourished and as the nutrient rich cells move upward, skin starts to look younger. The downsides, multiple treatments are necessary and an occasional tiny bruise. The pluses, skin is happy, nourished, natural and younger looking. Why try synthetic without trying a natural route first?
Regular facials and the right at-home skin care products are critical to getting the anti-aging results people are looking for. Smooth, soft, supple, glowing skin is the end results we all desire but don't always know how to achieve. Whether you are in your twenties, thirties, fifties, etc, it's never too late to start a good regimen. Many spas with professional estheticians can help guide clients in the right choices for their individual needs and get them on the path to the most healthy, beautiful skin imaginable. Your skin is the largest organ of your body, the barrier that protects you from environment and outside diseases, so start today and thank your wonderful beautiful, all important skin, what the world sees first when looking at you.
Co-owner, Serendipity Spa & Wellness Center