Acupuncture is the practice of using the body’s own mechanisms to restore health
by placing tiny needles in strategic points in the body.
During an acupuncture session, a number of techniques may also be used:
The herb Ai Ye (mugwort, Artemisia vulgaris) is placed on top of an acupuncture needle and burned to transmit heat into acupuncture channels and invigorate blood circulation. It is often used to regulate menstrual cycles and hormones that can lead to breakouts.
Flame vacuumed glass cups are gently applied on the skin to relieve muscle tension, promote circulation and improve lymphatic drainage. It is very comfortable and relaxing, and is an ideal way of unwinding from a stressful day.
A ceramic spoon is used to gently scrape the skin, often with botanical oils, to encourage blood flow and skin repair.
Auriculotherapy (ear acupuncture)
Magnetic pellets are applied to points in the ear and retained for a few days to help with any cravings or stress that can trigger a skin flareup.