1) Acupuncture (dry needling)
2) Abdominal Acupuncture
3) Spiritual (Esoteric) Acupuncture
4) Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture
5) Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture (YNSA)
Traditional Chinese Medicine TCM has existed for more than 4000 years already
According to TCM and Chinese philosophy, the human body is under influence of the same natural and cosmic laws as our nature and cosmos altogether.
Those laws are f.e. the division in YIN and YANG-energy, equilibrium between opposites, the philosophy of the five elements, etc.
The goals we aim for with acupuncture are both harmony in the energy flow in the body, as well as harmony between the person and his surrounding, in order to get a good function of the organs and the nervous system, and a body that is as healthy as possible.
Nowadays, also a more western approach enriches the acupuncture. This approach is based on neurology, physiology and endocrinology.
Acupuncture, which is internationally recognized as a complete healing system, has good therapeutic results. Combinations with f.e. electroacupuncture, moxibustion, auriculotherapy, physiotherapy, homeopathy, etc. are possible as well.
What to expect?
Very thin silver needles are inserted in special spots on the energy meridians of the body, and remain there for 20 minutes or more.
As an alternative on needles, there is the possibility of stimulating those acupuncture points with a small electrode.
Certain cases need the application of heat on the acupuncture points: then moxa, a kind of incense, is used. Sometimes a needle or semen on the ear is applied.
Some of the indications for acupuncture, as mentioned by the World Health Organization, are the following:
More lower back pain, Abdominal acupuncture is a modern system in acupuncture, that uses only the acupuncturepoints on the skin of the abdomen (belly). The area is seen as an area where the whole body reflects itself (microsystem). The abdomen can be seen as the “lower brain” in contrast to the physical brain, and can be used as a regulator of the physical brain in this way. Indications: The results show themselves very quickly, also for chronic problems! Esoteric Acupuncture has as result experiencing the raise of human consciousness to the subtle higher and expanded consciousness levels, by the decoding and unlocking of the “doors” to new levels of awareness. The New Acupuncture patterns will set up a vibrational frequency field that will attract very fine frequency waves through the spin point sites. This will simultaneously allow the energies to leave the etheric body via the acupuncture meridians in order to reconnect with the various axiatonal grids. This is the energy of the inbreath/outbreath creation. (Exchange of information) Facial rejuvenation Acupuncture is a safe and painless, non-surgical method of reducing the signs of aging. Though facial rejuvenationing acupuncture can sometimes be referred to as an Acupuncture Facelift or Cosmetic Acupuncture, it is more than a cosmetic procedure. It is a rejuvenation and revitalization process designed to help the whole body look and feel younger. What are the effects? This brings out the innate beauty and radiance of an individual. Less
disc problems, hernia,
neck pain, neck-arm syndrome
diarrhea, muscle pains,
memory loss, tiredness
sleep problems, dyspepsia,
skin problems,tension, stress,
sinus problems, sciatica, thoracic pains
constipation, headaches, migraines
lung problems, weak immune system
2) ABDOMINAL ACUPUNCTURE
Dr.Bo understood that the acupuncturepoints on the abdomen have a very special influence on the rest of the body and the (Zang/Fu) organs in the belly, when the special, very fine needles are inserted.
For example: backproblems with irradiating pains to the legs can be treated by applying exclusively needles on the abdomen of the client.
every orthopedic problem (myoskeletical problems),
depression, low energy,
digestive problems, sleeplessness,
hypertension, tension headache,
problems during the climacterium,
unexplicable diseases and strange symptoms,
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ Myalgic Encephalomyelitis,
Advised is to treat the first three sessions daily, followed by two times per week, and after that one time per week.
3) SPIRITUAL (ESOTERIC) ACUPUNCTURE
Fine acupuncture needles (0.26mm) are used for a new energy healing concept that fits the Aquarius age, the 21th century.( Dr. Mikio Sankey )
In addition to the necessary spiritual work, Inner Plane work and service work it can result in :
growth of knowledge,
access to the Akashic records,
opening of our chakra centers,
activating New Encodings in the different subtle bodies,
strengthening of the Antahkarana which connects us with our Higher Self (oversoul), and our I Am ( Monad ), and so finding a higher meaning to our lives.
The New Encoding patterns are not magical self-realisation processes, but should be viewed as tools for assisting us in our spiritual and Inner Plane development and growth.
Transforming the acupuncture sites into area’s with “spinpoint activity”, the New Encoding patterns install the correct frequencies for a development to occur and to harmonize the finer bodies. This in turn will help us to better understand ourselves.
The New Acupuncture patterns are specifically designed to open a “gateway” to multidimensional realities and to align and harmonize the Qi flow on all the bodies and planes that we are ready to access at that particular time.
4) FACIAL COSMETIC ACUPUNCTURE
Facial acupuncture was originally developed for patients with paralyzed muscles from Bell’s Palsy or stroke. The result of treatment was so cosmetically pronounced overtime that it was transformed into a program for anti-aging and beauty.
There are two aspects to the benefits of Facial Acupuncture. One is the benefit of ‘local’ treatment and one is the benefit of ‘root’ treatment. Local treatment directly addresses facial aging symptoms while the root treatment treats the underlying cause of facial symptoms such as hormonal balance, digestive problems or emotional stress. Both local and root treatments are performed in each session to provide the best and the longest lasting benefits.
Facial Acupuncture may erase as many as 5 to 15 years from the face, with results apparent after a course of treatments.
Fine lines may be eliminated and wrinkles diminished. Bags under the eyes can be reduced, jowls firmed, puffiness eliminated, droopy eyelids lifted and double chins minimized. Other likely results include: moisturizing of the skin with increased local circulation of blood and lymph to the face, increased collagen production, muscle tone, and dermal contraction, tightening of the pores, brightening of the eyes, improvement of hormonal balance to help acne and the reduction of stress.
While it does not produce the dramatic results of some of invasive procedures, it does help the face look younger, healthier and more radiant without dangerous side effects. Facial acupuncture is much more effective than facial massage alone.
A 1996 report in the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture reported that among 300 cases treated with Facial Acupuncture, 90% had marked effects with one course of treatment. These effects included: the skin becoming delicate and fair, improvement of the elasticity of facial muscles and leveling of wrinkles, a ruddier complexion, and overall rejuvenation not confined to the face.
Since the body/mind/spirit are all connected, negative emotions reflect in the face and change the appearance of skin texture, color and tension. Acupuncture can eliminate stress and bring out innate strength, vitality and health. You will not only look younger but also most certainly feel younger.
Why choose Facial Acupuncture over a surgical face-lift?
While not a replacement for surgery, Acupuncture Facial is an excellent alternative. It is far less costly than cosmetic surgery and is safe, virtually painless, has no side effects or risk of disfigurement. Unlike surgery that may have an extended recovery period with swelling and discoloration, there is no trauma from Facial Acupuncture. While Facial Acupuncture cannot reshape one’s nose or chin, it is a more subtle rejuvenation that takes years off one’s face safely and naturally while improving overall health.
In some people, slight bruising may occur, especially around the eye or neck area. This is nothing compared to the bruising, pain and swelling associated with a surgical procedure. These bruises will disappear in three to seven days.
Are there any contraindications?
Facial Acupuncture is contraindicated for some pituitary disorders, heart disorders, diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure, individuals who have a pacemaker or who have a problem with bleeding or bruising, or who currently suffer from migraine headaches. Facial Acupuncture should not be done during pregnancy, during a bout with a cold or flu, during an allergic attack or during an acute herpes outbreak.
What is the course of treatment ?
A course of treatment consists of 10-15 sessions (generally 12). We recommend that clients have the first 6 sessions twice a week and have the last 6 sessions once a week to get maximum result. This means that a full course of sessions takes 9 weeks to complete.
Some results may be seen as early as the 2nd or the 3rd session but the effects become most noticeable and lasting on or about the 7th or 8th session. In some exceptionally difficult cases, the course of treatment may need to be repeated again. As in surgical facelifts, the actual outcome and how long the effects will last cannot be predicted. Each person responds differently, depending on his or her age, condition and lifestyle prior to treatment. For this reason, results for some may be more or less dramatic than they are for others.
Following the initial course of treatment, monthly maintenance sessions can prolong the results for 5 to 10 years. The benefits of a monthly maintenance program are not limited to the face, but rather, improve the body’s overall health and vitality. This, in itself, slows down the aging process.
lower back pain,
Abdominal acupuncture is a modern system in acupuncture, that uses only the acupuncturepoints on the skin of the abdomen (belly). The area is seen as an area where the whole body reflects itself (microsystem). The abdomen can be seen as the “lower brain” in contrast to the physical brain, and can be used as a regulator of the physical brain in this way.
The results show themselves very quickly, also for chronic problems!
Esoteric Acupuncture has as result experiencing the raise of human consciousness to the subtle higher and expanded consciousness levels, by the decoding and unlocking of the “doors” to new levels of awareness.
The New Acupuncture patterns will set up a vibrational frequency field that will attract very fine frequency waves through the spin point sites. This will simultaneously allow the energies to leave the etheric body via the acupuncture meridians in order to reconnect with the various axiatonal grids. This is the energy of the inbreath/outbreath creation. (Exchange of information)
Facial rejuvenation Acupuncture is a safe and painless, non-surgical method of reducing the signs of aging. Though facial rejuvenationing acupuncture can sometimes be referred to as an Acupuncture Facelift or Cosmetic Acupuncture, it is more than a cosmetic procedure. It is a rejuvenation and revitalization process designed to help the whole body look and feel younger.
What are the effects?
This brings out the innate beauty and radiance of an individual.
5) YAMAMOTO NEW SCALP ACUPUNCTURE (YNSA)
YNSA is a relatively new acupuncture technique (1973) compared to the Traditional Chinese Acupuncture (4000+ years old).
According to the YNSA, the ultra thin needles are mainly applied to the scalp, after carefully diagnosing both the root of the issue as well as the symptoms of the disease.
During the session the results of the needling are carefully assessed by the acupuncturist.
YNSA is created in Japan, originally to ease pain and neurological diseases. It now shows that the system influences other health issues as well.
This acupuncture concept works (relatively) fast, and is holistic. Holistic means that it influences both body and psyche.
YNSA is a creation by Dr, Yamamoto, and is being developed further and taught by David Bomzon & Avi Amir (Israel).
I love YNSA, a new tool in my therapy box, that works straight on the central nervous system influenced by those scalp points! If you wonder if acupuncture can do something for your issues, please do not hesitate to pop me the question.