Andre Artmann Acupuncture and Energetic Allergy Testing Gold Coast
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Traditional Japanese Acupuncture
Traditional Japanese Acupuncture is the art of using ultra fine needles to treat physical and emotional disease by regulating the flow of Qi (energy) through the body. Needles are made from high quality Japanese steel and in most cases are not even felt by the patient.
Through the use of pulse and abdominal diagnosis, traditional acupuncture aims to treat the root of the disease. Typically needles are inserted no more than 1-2mm resulting in a relaxing and enjoyable treatment experience.
Consultations and Treatments are private one on one session in a relaxing atmosphere.
Moxibustion is the ancient practice of using artemisia vulgaris (mugwort/moxa) on specific acupuncture points to treat a range of symptoms; Including musculoskeletal complaints, fatigue, digestive and respiratory disorders.
The treatment does not aim to scar or burn, rather we use a range of applications in order to achieve the desired effect of gently warming and nourishing the body.
- Direct Moxibustion (Small rice grain sized cones are applied to the acupuncture points to achieve a gentle warming sensation) - Indirect Moxibustion (Larger cone shaped pieces of moxa are used to illicit a cooling effect on the body) - Needle Head Moxibustion (Smokeless Ondan (coals) are safely and securely placed on the end of a fine needle resulting in a penetrating and nourishing heat deep into the muscle or joint.
Energetic Allergy Testing
Energetic Allergy Testing uses the Quantum Physics Theory; everything has a frequency. Through the use of a Vega Test Machine, an allergens frequency can be amplified into the patient identifying whether this "stresses" the body.
Using this device we are able to painlessly and noninvasively test children to adults for a large range of foods and pathogens.
What is it?
Cosmetic Acupuncture is one of East Asia’s best kept secrets. It has been used with great success in Asia for hundreds of years as both preventive anti-ageing treatments and the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles. The art of cosmetic acupuncture works in many ways to help reverse the process of ageing and to treat pigmentation, increase tone, and target deep and superficial lines and wrinkles.
How does it Work?
One of the main modus operandi of cosmetic acupuncture is the targeting of specific motor/muscle points. This helps to tighten and lift certain flaccid muscles of the face resulting in an increase in tone and ‘lifting’ effect on the face. Using this technique certain muscles which are too tight causing unwanted wrinkles or frown lines can also be softened/relaxed resulting in a reduction in wrinkles and an increase in tone.
Secondly, cosmetic acupuncture works to stimulate collagen production. Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies, and is a crucial part of our skin, joints and connective tissue. As we age your body’s natural collagen production is diminished, resulting in the appearance of wrinkles and lines. Thankfully cosmetic acupuncture can slow down this process and increase the body’s ability to produce collagen. By almost painlessly inserting very fine high quality cosmetic acupuncture needles superficially into the face. We create ‘microtrauma’ to the area, naturally signalling the body’s cells to produce collagen and elastin in that area. This can result in the softening of lines and firming of the face as a result of the newly produced collagen.
What to expect:
Patients can expect an improvement in overall tone and colour of the face. This is achieved by softening deep wrinkles and lines. Lifting certain facial muscles and improving the body’s natural collagen production. Most patients report a noticeable change in the vitality of their face and the softening of their wrinkles and lines.
Incorporating LED red light technology
Pioneering the combination of LED red light therapy and cosmetic acupuncture on the Gold Coast
Once the needles are in place we apply the Celluma LED light over the face. The red light stimulates collagen production, softens fine lines and wrinkles and improves skin tone. While the blue light fights acne causing bacteria. It is a stand alone cosmetic treatment, but combined with the cosmetic acupuncture give us exceptional results.
How many treatments do I need?
Recommended Cosmetic acupuncture protocols vary, depending on age of patient (as collagen production is diminished as we age), life style factors and desired results. Generally speaking though:
Patients under 50 (6 – 8 treatments, weekly or twice weekly)
Patients over 50 (8 – 10 treatments, weekly or twice weekly)
After the initial Protocol, a maintenance treatment of once every 1 to 2 months is recommended.
LED Light Therapy - Celluma
What is it?
You may have heard of the terms low-level-light therapy or photobiomodulation. Both terms synonymously are used to describe the delivery of light energy to treat a variety of medical conditions.
So what is low-level light therapy? It’s the application of specific wavelengths of light energy to tissue to obtain therapeutic benefits. The energy delivered is then used to improve cellular performance. Low-level light therapy can be delivered through light emitting diode (LED) devices or cold lasers, and has a variety of applications across many medical fields.
The treatment is non-invasive, painless, requires no recovery time, and can be used on all skin types.
How it works
In the same way that plants use chlorophyll to convert sunlight into plant tissue, high intensity light emitting diodes (LEDs) utilizing specific, proven wavelengths of light can trigger a natural biostimulatory effect in human tissue. Research has shown that phototherapy can increase circulation, accelerate tissue repair, kill acne bacteria, decrease inflammation, improve skin tone, texture and clarity, as well as ease muscle and joint pain, stiffness, spasm, and arthritis.
Research indicates that cells absorb particles of light (photons) and transform their energy into adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the form of energy that cells utilize. The resulting elevation of ATP is then used to power metabolic processes; synthesize DNA, RNA, proteins, enzymes, and other products needed to repair or regenerate cell components; foster mitosis or cell proliferation; and restore homeostasis. Simply put, the LED light source provides compromised cells with added energy so the cells performance is enhanced. For example, fibroblast cells will increase collagen and elastic production in connective tissue.