Esprit Acupuncture offers a variety of treatments to help alleviate physical and emotional suffering.
Carmen Merten treats her patients using the following methods:
Acupuncture is performed with tiny hair-thin needles which are inserted into the skin. The location of the points used has been found to have a high concentration of nerve endings and bundles and capillaries. The nerve fibers transmit signals to the brain to release endorphins and norepinephrine which blocks pain and stimulates the immune system to heal the body. Learn more.
Electric Stimulation also known as e-stim, is a low-level electrical current applied to the acupuncture needles located at various points on the body. This technique is performed to stimulate the body’s Qi and healing processes. Learn more.
Cupping is one of the safest treatments for pain relief and healing. A suction cup is placed on the skin at the affected area. The vacuum created by the cups allows blood stasis and draws blood and lymph to the area which helps to clean the system of the patient. Cupping is used as the first line of defense for the common cold or flu. It is also used for relaxation, stress relief, and pain suppression for the neck and shoulder area. Learn more.
Homeopathic/Trigger Point Injection
Trigger point injections are a novel method of treating myofascial pain that involves injecting a range of therapeutic ingredients directly into a sensitive spot in the muscle known as a trigger point. Trigger points may irritate the nerves around them and cause referred pain, or pain that is felt in another part of the body. TPI can be used to treat fibromyalgia and tension headaches. Learn more.
Cold Laser Therapy
Different wavelengths and outputs of low-level light are delivered directly to a specific region during this technique. The light is subsequently absorbed by the bodily tissue. The injured cells respond to the red and near-infrared light with a physiological response that promotes regeneration. Learn more.
Facial Rejuvenation & Acupuncture
Acupuncture for the face is a specialized collection of acupuncture points that are used to naturally improve and promote the appearance and health of your skin. Constitutional facial acupuncture treats the whole body, mind, spirit, and rebalances skin and muscles. Learn more.
Celluma Pro LED Phototherapy
Celluma is unique and quite unlike any other low-level light therapy device available today. Based on NASA research, Celluma delivers blue, red and near-infrared light energy simultaneously to safely treat a wide variety of conditions. Each wavelength is absorbed by different molecules that act as a signaling mechanism for different cellular processes. For example, some reduce inflammation and some kill bacteria, while others enhance localized circulation. Learn more.
Microchanneling works by inflicting microtrauma on the skin, prompting the body to deliver collagen, elastin, and microcirculation to the face in order to heal, restore, and shine. Collagen and communication levels in the skin are increased, allowing for thicker, younger-looking skin with minimum downtime. Acne scars, surgical scars, and stretch marks are all treated by microchanneling. Learn more.