Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) originated in ancient China and has evolved over thousands years ago.Chinese medicine is a system of medicine partly based on the idea that an energy, called qi, flows along pathways in the body called meridians. If the flow of qi along these meridians is blocked or unbalanced, illness can occur. Oriental medicine unblocks the obstruction of qi and restores balance of body, mind, and spirit and achieve overall well-being.
Acupuncture promotes natural healing. It can enhance recuperative power and immunity, support physical and emotional health, and improve overall function and well-being. At the core of this ancient medicine is the philosophy that Qi (pronounced “chee”), or vital energy, flows throughout the body.Qi animates the body and protects it from illness, pain and disease. A person’s health is influenced by the quality, quantity and balance of Qi. Qi flows through specific pathways called meridians. Qi will deplete or stagnate due to external influence, such as wind, cold, summer heat, dampness, dryness and fire, physical and emotional trauma, stress, lack of exercise, overexertion, seasonal changes, poor diet, or excessive activity. When a blockage or imbalance occurs, and the disruption is prolonged or excessive, Qi will deplete or stagnate and people get sick. Acupuncture can unblock the meridians, facilitate the flow of qi, replenish the Qi by inserting thin needles into the body at precise points. Acupuncture can eliminate pain and restore balance and harmony, as well as the body’s ability to heal itself—ultimately leading to optimal health and well-being.
What is Ozone?
Ozone is a gas made up of three oxygen atoms. A layer of ozone is found in the earth's stratosphere. Its primary purpose is to protect the earth from the sun's ultraviolet radiation. The oxygen you breathe is present in the air as a pair of oxygen atoms and is colorless. Ozone is a blue colored form of oxygen (it's what makes the sky blue), and unlike regular oxygen, it is composed of three oxygen atoms instead of two. It is the addition of the third oxygen atom that makes ozone “supercharged” oxygen, and gives it all of its remarkable medical properties. The use of ozone to treat various medical conditions was first developed in Germany in the early 1950's. Today, medical ozone therapy is common throughout Europe, and its use has gradually been spreading in America over the last 25 years. It is used as an alternative therapy to stimulate of oxygen metabolism and to activate the immune system.
How Does Ozone Therapy Work?
Ozone is a sterilization agent and a natural anti-inflammatory which stimulates the regrowth of cartilage and collagen, making it excellent for injection into areas of inflammation and degeneration. Ozone increases the efficacy of homeopathic materials and vitamins. Acupoint injection with ozone speeds up healing and patients get well faster.
Ozone therapy heals and detoxifies at the same time. It provides pain relief while aiding tissue regeneration through activation of stem cells. Ozone therapy is used to disinfect and treat diseases by limiting the effects of bacteria, viruses, fungi, yeast, and protozoa. A variety of chronic disease can be treated effectively using Ozone Therapy including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, Lyme disease, chronic hepatitis, herpes, chronic fatigue states, chemical sensitivity, macular degeneration, chronic bladder conditions, colitis, autoimmune diseases, and Crohn’s disease. Medical Properties of Ozone
- Ozone is a potent regulator of the immune system. This means that when the immune system is overactive (as in auto-immune disease), ozone will calm it down. Conversely, when the immune system is under active as in cancer, AIDS, and chronic infections, ozone will stimulate it. This unique ability of ozone stems from its action on the membranes of white cells that causes them to produce/stimulate immune related messenger molecules called cytokines.
- Ozone stimulates increased uptake of oxygen by stimulating the enzyme Diphosphoglyceric (DPG). DPG enables the release of oxygen from the hemoglobin molecule so that it can be taken up into the cell. In the absence of an adequate amount of DPG, our cells become starved for oxygen. This is a common problem in diabetics.
- Ozone increase oxygen utilization. Our cells become less able to efficiently use the oxygen they get.
- Ozone improves circulation. It does this by enhancing the flow characteristics of blood as a liquid. This effect enables more of the oxygen carrying hemoglobin to reach the capillaries where ultimately the cells will receive more of the oxygen they require. Many patients with chronic inflammatory conditions have impaired circulation.
- Ozone therapy increases nitric oxide production. Nitric oxide is critical for heart and circulatory health, blood pressure, immune function, and sexual function. Nitric oxide levels decrease under many conditions not the least of which is the process of aging itself.
- Ozone increases antioxidant protection more than any other therapy including vitamin C. Most people with chronic disease have deficient antioxidant defenses.
- Ozone is a powerful mitochondrial stimulant. The fundamental underlying cause behind all degenerative disease from diabetes to heart disease to cancer is decreased mitochondrial energy production. Ozone can often correct this problem.
What Can Ozone Treat?
Acute/chronic injury, bone spurs, neuromas, any kind of pain (neck, lower back, joints, shoulder, knee, hip, carpal Tunnel syndrome, wrist, ankle, TMJ) degenerated joints and discs, arthritic discs, fractures, wrinkles and scars, inflammation, GI issues, sinus infection, bacteria, virus, and fungal infection.
How Do You Feel After the Injection?
Most people, within the first 48 hours, experience some level of stability, with a 20-80% reduction of pain in the joint and increased range of motion. Patients may feel achy in the first 24 hours to 48 hours. This is good and is due to “remodeling” caused by rapid increase of nutraceuticals.
Is Ozone Therapy Safe?
Ozone injections are extremely safe when performed by a medically trained Ozone Therapy practitioner. The most common symptoms are temporary swelling and bruising at the injection site. Ozone Therapy has been used extensively in Europe over the past 70 years to treat diseases including cancer, heart conditions, diabetes and more.
Did you know your body’s own stem cells hold the key to repairing damaged cells? Ozone Regenerative Therapy is considered the safest and most cost effective form of Stem Cell Therapy.
Rectal and Vaginal Insufflation
During rectal and vaginal insufflations a mix of ozone/oxygen is introduced through a catheter into the colon or vagina. The ozone helps remove inflammation and kills pathogens like bacteria, viruses, parasites and yeast. It can help restore healthy gut flora. Some of the ozone is absorbed by the colon walls and the resulting oxidative by-products travel through the portal vein to the liver and potentially enter the blood stream. It is beneficial for patients who have GI and vaginal issues, such as Crohn’s Disease, IBS, and chronic inflammation and/or infection.
Glass cup is placed on the skin to pull them upward to make a space between skin, muscle and bones to make Qi flow. Cupping is much like the inverse of massage Cupping therapy dates back to ancient Egyptian, the Ebers Papyrus, has a record of cupping therapy in 1,550 B.C. Chinese, and Middle Eastern cultures. Cupping therapy will open these meridians and the internal energy is able to flow through the whole body. Another healing aspect of cupping therapy is through the release of toxins in your body and blockage can be cleared, and blood vessels can be refreshed. Cupping is much like the inverse of massage - rather than applying pressure to muscles, it uses gentle pressure to pull them upward to make a space between skin, muscle and bones to make Qi flow. Cupping can help to align and relax Qi, patients feel totally relaxed and will reduce pain. This treatment is also valuable for the lungs, and can clear congestion from a common cold or help to control a person′s asthma. Three thousand years ago, in the earliest Chinese documentation of cupping, it was recommended for the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis.
Tuina, Gua sha,
Gua sha, meaning "scraping ( Gua) ,reddish, elevated, millet-like skin rash ( Sha) is a traditional Chinese medical treatment Gua sha, meaning "scraping ( Gua) ,reddish, elevated, millet-like skin rash ( Sha) is a traditional Chinese medical treatment in which the skin is scraped to produce light bruising. Gua sha releases unhealthy elements from injured areas and stimulates blood flow and healing. Gua Sha is used to treat as well as cupping therapy prevent common cold, flu, bronchitis, asthma, as well as any chronic disorder involving pain, congestion of Qi and Blood. Gua Sha promotes circulation and normalizes metabolic processes by moving Qi and Blood.
Acupuncture Point Injection
The injection at an acupuncture point is a recent innovation of traditional acupuncture which aims to enhance and prolong the effect of stimulation of acupuncture points as well as offering you the pharmacological effects of the injected substance.
Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture
Facial rejuvenation by Mei Zen Cosmetic acupuncture was created by Dr. Martha Lucus, Ph.D.,L.Ac. It is based on Traditional Chinese medicine which means that the treatment is balancing your overall Qi, thereby improving your general health. Cosmetic acupuncture works because the needling causes micro- traumas in the skin to which the body can respond by increasing blood flow and the production of collagen and elastin for wound healing. The needling, which is done at the level of the dermis, also may stimulate neurotransmitter production. From TCM perspective, Qi and blood are being brought to the face. Qi is being lifted, and the body’s energetic system is being put into balance. The treatments are scheduled twice a week for five weeks, I advise monthly treatments; minimally I recommend at least 2 treatments every 6 months.
NADA (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association)
NADA (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association) developed auricular acupuncture protocol. It helps with emotional, physical, and psychological balance; reduce stress, calming, and mental clarity. NADA is beneficial for any kind of addiction, such as smoking, cravings, drugs, and alcohol. In 1957, Dr. Paul Nogier, France observed scars on the ears of patients who was successfully treated for sciatic pain. In 1974, Lincoln Hospital began a substance abuse program to replace methadone treatment with acupuncture. Over the next 10 years, an auricular acupuncture protocol was developed and fine- tuned that eliminated withdrawal symptoms and significantly decreased relapse rates. At first it was used solely on Methadone addicts, but then expanded in the treatment of all drug, alcohol, and smoking addictions. In 1985, the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) was founded to extend the example of Lincoln Hospital into other treatment settings. NADA (National Acupuncture Detoxification) treatment is non-verbal, non-diagnostic modality, which will be held in a group setting and utilize 5 specific points in the ear. Ear is considered to be a micro-system. Two points are for calming, relaxing and centering, three points are for nourishing and restoring internally. It is beneficial in the process of detoxification from substance abuse and helps with the emotional, physical, and psychological attributes involved in addictions, reducing stress, centering feeling, balancing, calming, helping mental clarity, better sleep, and more energy.
Fit and Fabulous: Weight Control Program
This program is NOT just another diet fad, but rather helps you to restore body balance and therefore your perfect weight. This program is a powerful, new way of helping you achieve your perfect weight through the combination of nutrition, acupuncture and energy enhancement. This program is NOT just another diet fad, but rather helps you to restore body balance and therefore your perfect weight. It uses the latest nutritional research combined with traditional holistic healing methods that will bring your body back into harmony. This is a holistic approach that harmonizes imbalances on physical, emotional and mental level and helps you attain ultimate health. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) recognizes that lifestyle imbalances cause diseases, emotional disturbances and weight loss or weight gain. Acupuncture restores systemic balance. By regulating the digestive system and restoring emotional balance, the outer appearance, which is the body, will be balanced naturally and become the perfect physical vehicle. This program is NOT focused on losing weight. This is a holistic approach to achieve overall health.
Advanced Holistic Skin Care Revitalization
Dr. Keiko’s main goal and focus for these treatments is to raise your inner beauty to not only your face, but to your whole body and mind, by regulating qi flow. Her treatment uses a “natural and healthy approach” to revitalize, rejuvenate and balance your body holistically to ensure that peace and mindfulness come from within you.Cosmetic acupuncture is a “healthy” option to facial rejuvenation, which is a “natural anti-aging medicine”. Cosmetic acupuncture is a relatively non-invasive procedure that brings about amazing results. “Advanced holistic facial care” is a unique combination of both high technology and ancient eastern beauty, this blend stimulates all meridians by pressing certain acupuncture points releasing interrupted energy pathways, revitalizing and rejuvenating the whole body. Dr. Keiko carefully chose the highest quality of local organic products, essential oils, such as lavender, frankincense, and geranium. She also has a masque made with natural products.
Help reduce wrinkles, smooth acne marks, and reduce eye bags and sagging
Removal of blackheads and penetration of nutrients by ultrasound machine
Help tighten and lift jaw line, neck, and eyelids
Bring about a radiant complexion
Smoothing of skin, and increase of muscle tone
Promote overall health
After your initial treatment great improvement is seen, such as the reduction of deep lines, tightening and brightening of your skin, along with increasing muscle tone. However, Dr. Keiko recommends 4-6 sessions of treatments for maximum results. After your series of treatments she recommends once or twice a month for follow-up treatment.