You likely found yourself here because you’re sick and tired of being sick and tired. You may have tried everything that conventional medicine has to offer, but you still feel lousy, and you are ready for relief. You may prefer a natural healing method, while avoiding potentially harmful side effects associated with traditional medicine. Or, perhaps you feel great, and you would really love that feeling to continue.
The truth is, regardless of where you are on your journey to wellness, acupuncture can be an effective healing modality. Acupuncture is often successful where traditional treatments are not. If you have symptoms your doctor cannot diagnose, or you have been living with a complicated condition with little to no relief, then acupuncture is an excellent treatment option. Acupuncture also treats common, everyday complaints without the unwanted side effects of medication, and it is an excellent tool to maintain health. Even for the healthiest of us, an acupuncture treatment is suggested at least 4 times per year, at the changing of the seasons, in order to effectively boost the immune system, calm the nervous system, and regulate hormones.
To learn about the details of acupuncture – how it works, how to find a licensed practitioner, what it feels like, and all of your other burning questions, please check out this blog post.
While the foundation of my training lies in Traditional Chinese Acupuncture, I have advanced training in more specialized forms of acupuncture.
- Esoteric Acupuncture
- Cosmetic Acupuncture
- Trigger Point (Dry Needling) & Motor Point Therapy
- Tan’s Balance Method
“The power of acupuncture is to harmonize and strengthen the body systems before a disease stage, but the power of Esoteric Acupuncture is to work with expanding consciousness and strengthen the root, which is our Higher, Inner Spiritual Heart Center.” Dr. Mikio Sankey
Esoteric Acupuncture is a specialized protocol designed by Dr. Mikio Sankey. Expanding consciousness while balancing the chakras, this treatment enhances the essence and finer frequencies of your higher spiritual Heart. If you practice meditation or yoga, or you are wishing to move into higher vibrations of love and awareness, Esoteric Acupuncture is a beautiful and deeply relaxing treatment that will help awaken your spirituality and intuition.
Esoteric Acupuncture is a synthesis of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture and Five Element Theory with the influence of Hindu Nadi, Chakra and Yoga systems, Qabbalah, Sacred Geometry, and Field, Quantum and Superstring Physics. Esoteric Acupuncture works to align the body’s energy field with higher planes of consciousness.
Esoteric Acupuncture was developed to address the complex imbalances of people in modern society. If you have a physical illness that does not respond well to traditional methods of treatment, it may be that the root of your illness lies deeper than what conventional therapies, which take into account only anatomical or physiological issues, can treat. Esoteric Acupuncture is a 90-minute session that works on deeper levels – beyond the physical.
Why Choose Esoteric Acupuncture?
- Conventional treatments have provided little to no relief for your physical ailment
- You suspect that the root cause of your ailment may have deeper pathology
- You are searching for deeper meaning in your spiritual life & a greater spiritual connection
- You are searching for a means that will help deepen your current yoga or meditation practice
- You are guided towards discovering your soul’s purpose or unlocking your puzzle piece
Cosmetic acupuncture is a safe, cost-effective, non-invasive, and natural way to help reverse the signs of aging. From a physiological perspective, “micro traumas” are produced by the insertion of tiny acupuncture needles, thereby stimulating collagen, elastin, and fibrinogen production. (You, know, those skin-plumping cells we had plenty of in our teens and twenties.) Stimulating the production of these cells helps bring back a more youthful appearance.
The style of cosmetic acupuncture that is used at Phoenix Rising Acupuncture is a blend of several cosmetic acupuncture and facial rejuvenation methods that have proven to be most clinically effective. The gentle technique uses both acupuncture points and specific areas on the face, to help lift sagging skin, create a more defined jaw line, reduce the appearance of fine lines, soften deep wrinkles, and improve the overall tone and texture of the skin.
In addition to your cosmetic needs, other health related concerns can be addressed during your cosmetic acupuncture treatment.
A full course of treatment includes 12 cosmetic acupuncture treatments over the course of 6 weeks; thus, at least two 90-minute treatments per week yields the highest quality results. Photo therapy, nutritional guidance, lifestyle modifications, organic skin care products, and anti-aging herbal remedies may also be suggested in addition to acupuncture treatments.
Optimal results can typically last between 12 to 36 months; however, maintenance treatments are encouraged every 6 to 8 weeks for lasting results.
Are you a candidate for Cosmetic Acupuncture at Phoenix Rising Acupuncture?
- You are generally in good health
- You are searching for a healthy or more natural alternative for facial rejuvenation
- You have not received botox, fillers, or had cosmetic surgery in the past 6 to 8 months
- You are a non-smoker
- You do not suffer from chronic migraines or headaches
- You are not pregnant
- You are able to commit to twice weekly treatments for an estimated 6 weeks
- Your schedule for treatments is compatible with Phoenix Rising Acupuncture’s Office Hours
Phoenix Rising Acupuncture offers an on-site herbal pharmacy of over 250 premium Chinese herbal formulas and dietary supplements. Each of the herbal formulas are custom-prescribed for your condition and are only available by prescription to established patients. The pharmacy is not open to the public.
The herbal products I have chosen to carry are sold only through licensed health care professionals. I only use products which have undergone extensive safety testing and have proven to be free from heavy metals, pesticide residues, and/or unlabeled ingredients. I do not carry products sold under multi-level marketing structures. In order to ensure optimum safety, I strongly caution against seeking out products online, as many Chinese herbal products available online to customers are counterfeit, are imported to the United States illegally, and/or are manufactured by unscrupulous companies that do not adhere to high-quality standards.
In addition to the herbal pharmacy, I also offer wild-crafted, organic skincare and hair products, bath and body products, crystal-infused essential oil blends, and herbal foot soaks.
Cupping (Myofascial Release)
You likely became familiar with cupping (or myofascial release) when popular athletes like Michael Phelps appeared with cupping marks at the summer Olympics. Cupping is a simple technique that applies suction to the skin; it quickly releases muscle tension to relieve pain; it loosens and lifts connective tissues, breaks up fascial adhesions from old injuries or overworked muscles, and increases blood and lymph to skin, muscles, and connective tissues. Often times, when pain is present, it is due to blockage of blood flow to the affected area. Cupping effectively brings stagnant blood and cellular waste to the surface, so that it can all be flushed out by the liver and kidneys. This allows fresh, oxygenated blood, cells, and nutrients to flow freely to the targeted areas in order to facilitate healing.
Oh, and those cupping marks? Those are where the old blood, lymph, cellular debris, and toxins are being brought to the surface. The darker the mark, the more stagnation in the affected area. Over time, with subsequent treatments, the marks will become lighter. This is indicative of healing. So, no need to worry. The dark marks indicate that healing and pain relief is well on its way.
Cupping works well and quickly for various types of pain. It is also effective for airborne allergies, cold and flu, digestive issues, emotional stress, chronic cough, and bronchitis. It is also an anti-aging treatment, since it helps support healthy micro-circulation to the skin.
Despite its novelty and widespread use, cupping is a simple technique that dates back more than 3,500 years, and recently it has been named “Myofascial Release” by Physical Therapists and other western practitioners. Regardless of the term, cupping is used in various cultures and has been a primary healing modality in Chinese Medicine for millennia.
Cupping therapy should only be done by an expert practitioner. Although some massage therapists, physical therapists, chiropractors, or estheticians offer cupping therapy, they generally lack the in-depth training and experience that is required to apply cupping therapy safely and effectively. At best, cupping performed by an untrained practitioner will be ineffective. At worst, it can cause burns, blisters, or scar tissue that result in further pain instead of relief.
At Phoenix Rising Acupuncture, cupping therapy is not offered as a stand-alone treatment, but only as an adjunct to acupuncture, as this combination ensures the most effective treatment.
Aroma Acupoint Therapy
Aroma Acupoint Therapy (AAT) is a gentle, safe and profoundly effective treatment modality that utilizes the energetic potential locked within pure essential oils. Treatment involves placing particular oils on specific body points or reflex zones in order to trigger physiological and energetic changes in the individual, which will help bring the body into a state of homeostasis or balance. Aroma Acupoint Therapy works on the basis of mutual resonance through the systematic and intentional combination of essential oils and acupoints, resulting in a more significant clinical effect than either of these treatment methods alone.