Botox, when done every 3 months, can help to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles on the face. When combined with 10-14 sessions of Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, your results can be greatly improved and prolonged, because the two treatments work well together. Botox works to inactivate the muscles in the face, while Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture works by promoting new collagen formation, blood flow, oxygenation, and strengthening of the qi (chi) energy in the meridians of the face.
FACIAL REJUVENATION ACUPUNCTURE
REDUCE SIGNS OF AGING NATURALLY
The needles used on the face are even smaller and thinner than those used on the body. This treatment can be used in conjunction with Botox to prolong the effects, or as a stand-alone to help non-surgically reduce the visible signs of aging on the face. Needles inserted into acupuncture points on the face help to stimulate blood flow and collagen production, which, over several treatments helps to visibly reduce the look of wrinkles, fine lines, and folds. Additional benefits include relaxation and an improvement in skin texture/complexion. Depending on how extensive the aging on the face is, between 10 and 14 sessions are usually recommended, followed by monthly or seasonal maintenance visits.
BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY (BHRT)
BALANCE YOUR ENDOCRINE SYSTEM
BHRT helps your body's hormones to return to youthful levels, which helps turn back the hands of time. Our hormone levels naturally decline as we age, and replenishing these hormones, helps with a vast array of symptoms such as muscle loss and weight gain in men, and hot flashes, and loss of sex drive in woman. It is much safer than synthetic hormones, because it is biologically identical to the hormones our bodies make. Because our bodies recognize these hormones, this results in few to no side effects.
MEDICAL MARIJUANA CERTIFICATIONS
SAFER PAIN MANAGEMENT
Medical Marijuana is a viable alternative to pain meds, muscle relaxers, sleeping medications, and many other pharmaceuticals. It has far fewer side effects, and can help you manage your qualifying condition. Qualifying conditions include AIDS, HIV, ALS, Crohn's Disease, Agitation of Alzheimer's Disease, Cancer, Glaucoma, Hepatitis C, Cachexia/Wasting Syndrome, Severe and Chronic Pain, PTSD, Severe Nausea, Seizures, including epilepsy characteristic, & severe or persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of Multiple Sclerosis. Please note that you must have at least one chart note written by your primary care physician who is treating you for your qualifying condition, that is dated within the last 12 months, or you must first book in for an initial patient visit with Dr. Hayley so that she can establish or confirm your diagnosis/es. Also required is current Arizona government issued ID or a current, valid passport. Call now for more info, or if you have questions about whether you qualify for Arizona's Medical Marijuana Program!
FAR INFRARED SAUNA THERAPY
BURN CALORIES AND DETOXIFY
Far Infrared (FIR) Therapy is beneficial for weight loss, detoxification, skin purification, pain relief, improved circulation, relaxation, and more. Far Infrared has a special wavelength of light that normal saunas do not have. Fifteen to Thirty minute sessions can help burn between 300 and 600 calories. Combine with B12 + MIC fat burner shots for added fat burning benefits!
VITAMIN/FAT BURNER SHOTS
BURN FAT & BOOST ENERGY
Have you “hit a wall” and are feeling an energy slump during the day? Are you having trouble losing weight, despite proper diet, and exercise? A vitamin injection may be the answer you need to help boost your metabolism, and give you the energy you need to exercise. Vitamin B5 helps with adrenal function for those who feel frazzled on a regular basis, and “tired but wired”. This vitamin can help give your adrenals the kickstart they need so that you can have more energy. Vitamin B6 is great if you are having symptoms of hormonal imbalance, because it helps your body to normalize hormone levels. Optimal B12 levels can give your body the energetic kick it needs, and also help with symptoms like numbness and tingling. Lipotropics like methionine, inositol and choline help with fat burning, and can be a useful addition to your current weight loss regimen.
RELAX, RELIEVE PAIN, AND DETOXIFY
Cupping is a treatment where cups (made of glass/plastic/silicone) that create suction are placed on areas of the body to achieve therapeutic benefit. The cups are either left in place for a few minutes to help bring toxins to the surface and promote circulation/oxygenation, or moved around on the body as a type of deep tissue massage. These therapeutic benefits include helping with pain, inflammation, relaxation, blood and lymph circulation, detoxification, cellulite reduction, and respiratory ailments such as the common cold, pneumonia, asthma, and bronchitis. Cupping therapy is said to have originated in Ancient Egypt around 5000 years ago. It was used in ancient Chinese medicine as well over 2000 years ago. Cupping therapy today is most commonly used alongside other TCM modalities such as acupuncture and acupressure. This therapy has become more known in recent years, due to celebrities and professional Athletes using it as a treatment. Athletes have used it to loosen and soothe overused muscles, promote healing of injured muscle tissue, and improve range of motion.
BALANCE YOUR CHI
We all have imbalances in our meridians, which are basically highways of energy running in channels up and down the body, often near the pathway of nerves. Infrared thermal imaging studies have shown that these pathways exist in much the same configurations as theorized by the Ancient Chinese over 2000 years ago. Using various other imaging techniques such as PET scans and functional MRI, acupuncture has been shown to influence brain activity within specific brain areas which may partly explain its physiological effects. Imbalances in our meridians affect our mind, body and spirit, and must be corrected for the energy to flow smoothly, and without obstruction in the channels. Thin needles are inserted at specific points along the meridians, to correct imbalances within the body. Acupuncture can be used to effectively treat a wide variety of conditions. The most recognized condition (acknowledged by the World Health Organization) is pain. Pain in Chinese Medicine theory is due to stagnation, or various constitutional patterns of deficiency or excess. The conditions I’ve successfully treated with acupuncture include (but are not limited to) hormone imbalance, infertility, heavy periods, amenorrhea, menstrual cramps, PMS, insomnia, anxiety/stress, depression, cravings/addictions, headaches, digestive issues, sprain/strain injuries, sciatica, back pain, nasal congestion, prodrome to common cold/flu, asthma, allergies. If you are unsure of whether acupuncture can help with your condition, give me a call, and we can discuss. If you aren’t a fan of needles, we can try acupressure massage, or cupping instead.
RELIEVE PAIN AND MUSCLE SPASMS
Are neuropathy, muscle spasms, and/or other chronic pain issues getting you down? Are you tired of the daily medications needed to control your pain?
I encourage you to try electroacupuncture to help with your pain relief! In certain cases, where drugs and other therapies haven’t worked, electroacupuncture can. During your regular acupuncture treatment, leads can be attached to the tips of pairs of needles, and a low voltage electrical microcurrent run through the body from one needle to the other. Like acupuncture itself, this treatment can be used to unblock the meridians where the energy isn’t flowing properly, and there’s stagnation leading to pain. The only difference is this treatment provides added stimulation to the point, which results in the release of more endorphins, and stimulates the nervous system. More endorphin release, and stimulation of the nervous system, leads to longer lasting pain relief than with needles alone. Other conditions this treatment can work well for are muscle spasms, constipation, fatigue, nausea, anxiety, and skin conditions such as acne. Afraid of needles? No problem! I can do a similar treatment known as Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve stimulation (TENS) using adhesive pads attached to electrodes, that are placed on the skin, over the same points, to achieve a similar therapeutic effect.
TREAT THE EARS, TREAT THE BODY/MIND
The external surface of the ears can also be acupunctured to help with various health conditions. In Chinese Medicine Theory, there exists a map of the body on the external ear in the shape of an inverted fetus, that corresponds with maps of the body found in the brain on the somatosensory and motor cortices. These points, corresponding to different areas of the body, can be stimulated by inserting needles. Not a fan of needles? We can use earseeds instead, which are super tiny metal balls with tape attached, that can be secured on top of pressure points on the ear. Earseeds have the distinct advantage of providing prolonged stimulation, because they can be left in place for up to 5 days, unlike acupuncture needles. The earseeds can be stimulated throughout the day, by applying pressure with your fingertips to the ball for a few seconds.
CLINICAL NUTRITION CONSULTATIONS
DIETS TAILORED TO YOU
For some, a Western Medicine diet program that is tailored specifically to you, is the right answer to feeling better, losing weight, and healing various diseases. There is much evidence, that a low glycemic diet, for example, can help with conditions like Poly-cystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and prediabetes/diabetes. Similarly, specific diets are a necessity for those with food intolerances, since eating certain foods can make these people ill, or even be fatal in cases of severe food allergies. A gluten-free, dairy-free diet, for example, is often appropriate for people with neuro-developmental disorders, behavioral problems, and autoimmune diseases. While the popular, “paleo” diet is appropriate for some people, it can be detrimental to others. Some people fair better with what’s called “anti-inflammatory” or “Mediterranean” diets. There’s a significant amount of research that has found that anti-inflammatory diets help with various diseases in which inflammation is the underlying cause. These diseases include cardiovascular disease, auto-immune diseases, and arthritis, amongst others. If your hormones are “all over the place” and you are having symptoms like acne, mood swings, fatigue, PMS, irregular cycles, or you are going through a rough time with menopause, a proper diet can actually help you feel better, and balance your hormones. Further, if you have hypothyroidism, there are things you can eat to help your thyroid function more optimally. There are various lab tests, food sensitivity tests, and other ways, for a trained professional, like myself, to determine which type of diet will be most beneficial to you. If you are lost on what to eat, and hear too many conflicting stories from friends about what you “should be eating,” then I can help you find clarity, and a way of eating that will be best suited to you, and your individual health conditions. I will even instruct you on how to make meals if cooking isn’t your forte, and/or make you a diet plan if that’s what works for you.