What is it?

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine practiced for thousands of years in China and other Eastern Countries. Acupuncture subscribes to the ancient view that the basis of good health is the harmonious balance of qi (chi), the vital life force that empowers the body. When the qi can flow freely, health abounds. If this energy becomes stagnant or blocked, the effects will result in loss of energy and the deterioration of well-being. The acupuncturist’s goal is to release blocked energy by applying sterilized needs to key points on the body to restore balance and improve health.

What does it treat?

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have found acupuncture can successfully treat the following conditions:

  • Anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Rhinitis
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sciatica
  • Bone Pain
  • Gastritis
  • Motion Sickness
  • Crohn's Disease
  • GERDs
  • Sinusitis
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Smoking
  • Cessation
  • Cold
  • Flu
  • IBS
  • TMJ
  • Constipation
  • Insomnia
  • Weight Issues
  • Diarrhea
  • Joint Pain
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Dizziness
  • Nerve Pain

About In Essence Day Spa's Resident Acupuncturist

Justin Otomo L.Ac. is a California State Licensed Acupuncturist with a Master's Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Emperor's College of Traditional Medicine in 2007 and attended the prestigious externship at UCLA Arthur Ashe Center in Westwood, CA. With a strong background in athletics, sports and fitness for the past 10 years, Justin specializes in Integrative Sports Medicine and Pain Management, both for acute and chronic pain disorders and likes to take a "multi-directional approach to injury, illness and disease," which take into account the western diagnosis and utilizing traditional and safe therapies like Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine and Massage to improve the quality of his patients' lives. An educator at Emperor's College of Traditional Oriental Medicine, Justin brings a wide range of experience from both private practice as well as working in the spa and fitness industries in the international setting.

Acupuncture Services:

First Acupuncture Treatment.................................60-75 minutes
Additional Sessions................................................45-60 minutes

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Cupping therapy is used in traditional Chinese medicine to release congestion. The technique will use heat to suck out toxins and accumulated stress and tensions. Cups are placed on the skin and a suction gun is used to create vacuum inside the cups. Leaving the cups on the skin for a few minutes will turn the skin red. This is an indication that circulation has been brought to the surface. The suction will increase blood flow and will release rigid soft tissues and muscles.

30 min - $ 50.00
60 min - $ 75.00
90 min - $115.00

Also known as Cosmetic Acupuncture, Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is a virtually painless, non- surgical method of reducing the signs of the aging process. The technique combines acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine to erase years off your face. Since muscle groups are addressed as well as the acupuncture points, the face lifts itself - via the acupuncture points - through the muscles toning and tightening action. The needles also stimulate blood circulation, which improves facial color. Fine lines may be entirely erased, deeper lines reduced and bags around the neck and eyes firmed. In combination with Chinese herbal masks, the treatment reduces puffiness by eliminating excess fluids and improving metabolism. Facial treatments tighten pores, improve muscle tone and dermal contraction, increase collagen production and affect its distribution. Moisture in the skin and evenness of skin color will be balanced by increasing local circulation of blood and lymph to the face. Any stress that is evident in the face will be reduced. Most importantly, Facial Rejuvenation acupuncture brings out your innate beauty and radiance. Though Facial Rejuvenation acupuncture can sometimes be referred to as an Acupuncture Facelift, it is more than just a cosmetic procedure.

75 min - $ 124.00

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