Victoria BC Facial Rejuvenation | Pure Body Health

Facial Rejuvenation
Mei Zei Technique

“Mei Zen” is literally translated as “beautiful person”. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the state of the physical health, emotions, and spirit is reflected on the skin of the face. You look your best because your internal health is reflected on your face. Cosmetic Acupuncture is an exciting alternative to plastic surgery and potentially unhealthy ‘non-invasive’ techniques, because it not only focuses on the face but on the whole body as well.

Mei Zen


Hundreds of clinical studies on the benefits of acupuncture show that it successfully treats conditions ranging from musculoskeletal problems (back pain, neck pain, and others) to nausea, migraine, anxiety, depression, insomnia and infertility.

  • Analgesic: The most commonly known effect of acupuncture is the relief or reduction of pain
  • Sedation: Acupuncture decreases the delta and theta wave activity in the brain resulting in deep relaxation and/or sleep. This affect allows an acupuncturist to effectively treat conditions such as insomnia, anxiety, addictions, epilepsies, mental disorders and stress.
  • Psychological: There is a calming and tranquilizing action in addition to the sedative affect. Measureable changes in brain chemistry have been observed.
  • Homeostatic: This refers to the internal state of the body returning to a natural balance. This involves the sympathetic, parasympathetic divisions of the nervous system and endocrine system.
  • Immune Enhancing: Acupuncture can strengthen the body against disease.
  • Restauration: by stimulating the points and aiming for a free flow of energetic circulation, acupuncture helps local circulation, tissue oxygenation and regeneration to promote the natural healing aspects of our bodies.

What to expect

The initial consultation includes an in-depth health history review, taking the pulse on both arms and inspection of the tongue. Based on the results of this assessment, acupuncture treatment is highly individualized and treatment focus will vary depending on your treatment goals. Subsequent treatments will follow a treatment plan determined by your needs and therapeutic goals.

A frequently asked qustion by a number of clients is whether or not acupuncture needles hurt?

Naturally, people associate needle pain with their past experience with hypodermic needels. You can fit close to 10 acupuncture needles insie the top of one hypodermic needle. Acupuncture needles are tiny, thin, and flexible, about the size of a cat's whisker. Once the needles are inserted, some patients may experience a mild tingling or a sensation of fullness, along with an increased sense of relaxation. These are all quite normal and suggest that the treatment is working.

Conditions That Acupuncture Can Be Helpful For

Hundreds of clinical studies on the benefits of acupuncture show that it successfully treats conditions ranging from musculoskeletal problems (back pain, neck pain, and others) to nausea, migraine headache, anxiety, depression, insomnia and infertility.


Case-controlled clinical studies have shown that acupuncture has been an effective treatment for the following diseases, symptoms or conditions:

Acupuncture Can Help With:

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Colitis
  • Common cold
  • Constipation
  • Dental pain
  • Depression
  • Diarrhea
  • Digestive trouble
  • Dizziness
  • Dysentery
  • Emotional problems
  • Eye problems
  • Facial palsy
  • Fatigue
  • Fertility
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gingivitis
  • Headache
  • Hiccough
  • Incontinence
  • Indigestion
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Low back pain
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Migraine
  • Morning sickness
  • Nausea
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pain
  • PMS
  • Pneumonia
  • Reproductive problems
  • Rhinitis
  • Sciatica
  • Seasonal affective disorder
  • Shoulder pain
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Smoking cessation
  • Sore throat
  • Stress
  • Tennis elbow
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tooth pain
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Vomiting

Contraindications

The vast majority of contraindications for acupuncture are relative rather than absolute contraindications, and professional judgement is necessary for areas such as

  • Unexplained or undiagnosed medical or ‘red flag’ conditions – immediate referral on
  • Sepsis and overwhelming infection – immediate referral on
  • Notifiable diseases – not as a first line treatment, although acupuncture may be used alongside conventional treatment
  • Unexplained and/or unstable syncope or seizure
  • Damaged heart valves and endocarditis - acupuncture needs to be used with extreme caution in a patient who is susceptible to endocarditis
  • Pregnancy is not an absolute contraindication, but there are a number of points which are believed to be abortifacient in the first trimester which must be avoided.
  • Pacemaker or AICD (automatic implantable cardioverter-defibrillator) - patients should avoid electro-acupuncture
  • Bleeding disorders and use of anticoagulants are not absolute contraindications, but the practitioner must check that the patient’s INR levels are being monitored and only use superficial needle techniques with gentle stimulation, avoiding joint capsules and muscle compartments
  • Lymphoedema and the needling of limbs below areas where lymph nodes have been stripped, as for example after a mastectomy, should be avoided
  • Local contraindications to acupuncture include active infection, skin lesions, or malignancy at the insertion sites, since there is the risk of worsening the condition, such as spreading the infection, creating more inflammation, or causing the dispersal or metastatic tumour cells, respectively