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Below you will find a comprehensive description of Yasmin's acupuncture and Oriental medicine services.


Acupuncture on a man's ear.

Acupuncture involves the gentle insertion of very thin, sterile needles into specific points on the body to produce powerful therapeutic effects. According to traditional Chinese medicine, energy called Qi (pronounced “chee”) flows through 14 main meridians in the body. When Qi flow is blocked, or unbalanced, illness results. The stimulation of acupuncture points promotes the smooth flow of Qi and engages the body's natural healing response.



An electronic device sends low voltage pulses through small wires attached to the acupuncture needles. It is not painful and generally feels like a slight tapping or vibration. This electrical stimulation augments the traditional acupuncture treatment and is especially beneficial for treating pain.

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture

Facial rejuvination acupuncture on a woman.

Treatments last about an hour and a half and include acupuncture, herbal mask, and jade roller facial massage. The recommended course of treatment is 10 to 12 treatments over a 5 to 6 week period.

Facial rejuvenation acupuncture may help you:

  • Improve collagen production and muscle tone
  • Lift sagging skin
  • Eliminate fine lines and diminish larger wrinkles
  • Tighten pores
  • Brighten eyes
  • Improve facial color
  • Increase local blood and lymph circulation
  • Reduce stress
  • Promote total health and well-being

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Some loose Chinese herbs.

Chinese herbal medicine has been used for centuries. The Chinese herbal pharmacopoeia consists of over 450 substances, mostly plants, although some animal and mineral substances are also used on occasion. These individual herbs are combined into formulas tailored specifically to the individual patient. As your condition changes and improves, the herbs in the formula can be adjusted and modified until the desired outcome has been reached.


Woman laying on her stomach receiving cupping.

Cupping is a method of applying acupressure by creating a vacuum next to the patient's skin. Small glass cups are placed over specific areas of the body and a vacuum is created under the cup using heat. Kind of like a reverse massage that uses suction instead of pressure to relieve muscle tension, stagnation, and pain. Although cupping is considered painless, red marks, swelling, and bruises can appear since the treatment causes blood to be drawn to the surface of the skin. These marks typically disappear within a few days.

Gua Sha

A gentle scraping of the skin surface using the rounded edge of a porcelain spoon or Gua Sha tool to promote the normal circulation of Qi and blood. It often results in the appearance of small red petechiae called "Sha" which typically fade within 2 to 3 days. It is commonly used in the treatment of colds and flu, as well as sore neck and upper back muscles.

Moxibustion (Moxa)

Moxa stick burning.

Moxa, or mugwort herb, is rolled into a stick or placed at the top end of the needles, then burned to warm the acupuncture points. This stimulates circulation which aids in the smooth flow of Qi and blood. It is often used in the treatment of chronic problems and deficient conditions.