By: Dr. Marcus Trujillo DOM, L. Ac., Dicpl. OM
Mobility is a subject that we often take for granted. When we have full functionality of our bodies we rarely question how it is that we are able to move. It is only when mobility is lost do we appreciate the freedom that comes with movement. Our ability to move comes from our bodies extraordinary muscular/nervous systems. To put it simple when our nerves “fire” they send an electric impulse to our muscles causing contraction. As the muscle contracts it shortens, moving bones closer together, and creates movement. When our nerves no longer fire properly or their pathways are interrupted the muscle no longer contract and movement is lost. It is then that we become concerned with this inability to move and seek out methods to restore our lost functionality.
In oriental medicine Qi is the basis of all movement. Without Qi we have no movement, in fact we have no life. It is this subtle all pervasive energy that grants us the ability to move. It is Qi that defines our existence and our form, that is why many practitioners of Oriental Medicine are able to help patients restore lost functionality in patients that have been written off by other medical establishments. It is the command and utilization of Qi that allows for the restoration of the body. A very talented practitioner can move Qi along specific pathways of the body. In moving the Qi along these pathways subtle changes can take place in the physical structures and different neural pathways can be activated creating new pathways by which nervous signals may travel activating muscular contraction.
The practice of acupuncture is really nothing more than the practical application of quantum mechanics. Our bodies are a large array of electromagnetic fields (and enough of them put closely together comprise matter) that interact with each other and other EM fields around them. By placing needles in various acupuncture points we enhance the conductivity of that particular EM field. The thoughts of the acupuncturist (cognitive EM field generation) then affect change upon that particular point causing a change in the EM field/Acupuncture point that has been needled. As the field is changed so too is the physical substance that is comprised of the EM fields. Thus Acupuncture can create new pathways by which neural signals may travel and restore the lost functionality and mobility.
“What’s Cosmetic Acupuncture?” That’s the question that I am asked most often . Cosmetic Acupuncture (CA) is acupuncture with an emphasis placed upon producing a more youthful appearance. It is an ancient medicine that has been practiced for thousands of years because it is highly effective and produces amazing results. CA utilizes the techniques developed over the millennia that slows the aging process, reduces the appearance of aging, and promotes a more radiant and youthful appearance. CA utilizes microsurgical techniques to increase the production of blood, collagen, and elastin in the skin, filling out wrinkles. As with basic acupuncture treatments, the patient leaves feeling relaxed, renewed, and refreshed, but with the added benefit of a tighter, more toned look around the face and neck, without the harmful side effects of surgery or Botox.
It begins with patient diagnostic intake. Intake and diagnosis are key to any successful acupuncture treatment, and doubly so for a CA treatments. Results of the CA treatment should be seen after a single treatment. If the diagnosis is incorrect, and improper treatment given, the results of a CA won’t be nearly as impressive, nor will the treatment last as long.
The most beautiful part of CA is the patient works on two areas of their life at once, health and appearance. The main focus of CA is the patient’s health and wellbeing. The excesses and deficiencies of the body must be taken into account and treated. The aches, pains, digestive problems, sleep disorders, long standing chronic conditions etc., are all treated along with the CA treatment. Our health determines our youthful radiance. If we are in poor health it shows in an unappealing outward appearance. However, if we are in great health, the world is rewarded with our youthful good looks. One should not have to choose between looking good and feeling good, since the two go hand-in-hand. To look and feel your best schedule your Cosmetic Acupuncture appointment today.
You hear a lot about erectile function these days. There are pills and creams, surgeries and medical devices all claiming to improve performance. Many of these products work and are very beneficial, other don’t work or, worse yet, may be dangerous and cause health complications. ED is a very complex problem and may be the result of more than just physical ailments.
Usually the physical root cause of ED is poor circulation and this may be further complicated by diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure. There are many herbal remedies that may be administered to improve the condition of the patient and thus restoring the vitality of youth. Diet and exercise also play a key role in maintaining sexual health. Going for a thirty minute walk everyday will help to improve overall circulation and can help to reduce high blood pressure. Also the physical activity burns glucose which in turn will lower blood sugar levels.
A diet high in brightly colored vegetables will also help to increase the functionality of the body. A smoothie made with Kale, Swiss Chard and Celery will lower both blood sugar and High Blood pressure. Plus it is filling and helps eliminate additional waste products of the body.
Acupuncture is also a viable alternative to modern pharmaceuticals and western medicine. Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to increase the health and vitality of its patients. There are many protocols for dealing with the problems of and associated with ED. Many of which can have a mental or emotional component that cannot be resolved with a pill.
Erectile dysfunction is never an easy thing to talk about, but it may just be a symptoms of some far greater problem, and should never be ignored. One should never accept lack of potency as a consequence of aging, there are many things that can and should be done, after all its is not just about sexual health, it is about whole body health.
Feel free to contact Dr. J. Marcus Trujillo at anytime for a no obligation consultation and find out what methods of treatment are best suited for you.
Cosmetic Acupuncture can help you look and feel years younger without surgery or Botox! It works on age spots, sagging and wrinkles, providing a more youthful appearance. It’s an ancient method of acupuncture, with a modern twist, that has been practiced for thousands of years. It’s highly effective and produces amazing results. In fact, the results of a CA treatment should be seen after a single treatment.
The benefits of CA are multiplied when you consider that a patient’s health and well being are addressed as well as their appearance. Patients’ health issues are addressed at the same time as their appearance concerns, and everything improves. It is our health that determines our youthful radiance, so poor health equals undesirable appearances. If you have digestive problems, sleep disorders, pain, long standing chronic condition(s), etc., these issues are treated along with your skin.
How does Cosmetic Acupuncture work?
CA creates micro-traumas to increase the production of blood, collagen and elastin in the skin, which fills out the wrinkles using the body’s natural abilities. You’ll leave feeling relaxed, renewed and refreshed, but with the added benefit of a tighter, more toned look around the face and neck, an overall feeling of well-being, and none of the risky side effects of surgery or Botox.
Beauty In Wellness emphasizes great care with their diagnostic intakes – as proper diagnoses are the key to successful acupuncture treatments; and with CA, the right plan contributes to the longest lasting, most impressive results. When we are in great health, we are rewarded with youthful good looks. Who says we should have to choose between looking great and feeling great? At Beauty In Wellness, you can have it all!
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