treatments

To schedule an appointment with Anna

Call International Orange   (415) 563-5000 ext. 1

2044 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

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Facial Acupuncture

In every Facial Acupuncture Treatment Anna gives, she includes body points to stimulate deep relaxation and detoxification-- but hones in on the face to promote skin health, stimulate collagen and elastin production, and lift and sculpt the face.

After a consultation and skincare analysis, she'll create a unique acupuncture point prescription tailored to your needs and desired results.

She starts by needling the body to increase circulation and stimulate the lymphatic system to jumpstart the detoxification process. The body points also boost endorphins, which help release tension and guide you to a sense of calm.

Next, facial acupuncture points target the vascular and nervous systems to deliver key nutrients and neuropeptides to the skin. Released and activated are cells such as keratinocytes, Langerhans cells, mast cells, and endothelial cells… all contributing to the repair, regulation and protection of the skin as well as lymph and blood circulation.  Muscle motor points are also targeted to lift and sculpt the face by releasing (wrinkle-producing) tension in the neck, jaw and forehead.  She can also address TMJ and tension headaches in this treatment!

After point stimulation, the body’s natural process of cell reproduction and growth is triggered, inducing the release of cytokines and growth factors which promote cell communication and proper function.

Additionally, micro-channels are created through the outermost layer of the skin to prepare for the absorption of a potent blend of eastern medicine and western science.  The customised blend of Mee Ra Rituals skincare products are applied and worked into the skin with a stimulating facial massage. The Facial Acupuncture Treatment and application of herbs will help reduce puffiness and smooth, brighten and soothe your skin, bringing out the most radiant version of you!

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Herbal Medicine 

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been practiced for thousands of years, but today it is dovetailing with Western pharmacology and healthcare. Anna's herbal medicine practice reflects this, working in complement with other forms of therapy to create tailored treatment plans for meeting your health needs.

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Cupping

Cupping therapy may be trendy in spas and wellness centers today, but it has been practiced for centuries by Chinese, Middle Eastern, and Egyptian practitioners. When performed by an experienced therapist, it can provide pain relief, remove toxins and inflammation, and boost immunity and digestion.

 
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Moxibustion

Moxibustion (灸) is an ancient practice of heat therapy that is used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat cold or stagnant constitutions. By burning a dried herb (called Ai Ye) near the skin at therapeutic meridian points, moxibustion warms and stimulates Qi and blood flow. It dispels a number of pathogenic influences, and may reduce the symptoms of menstrual cramps. 

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Food Therapy

The food we consume has a dramatic impact on all aspects of our health, from our physical and emotional well-being to our energy and metabolism. Anna's holistic approach to healthcare reflects this. She will work with you to design a nutritious food plan to achieve your health goals, and nourish you inside and out.