1075 Hadley Ave. N. Suite 106 Oakdale, MN 55128
Debi Rene Weiss, LAc., Dipl.Ac., R.N., MaOM
Acupuncturist, Medical Herbalist, Holistic Nurse
At Transition To Health we have a definite attitude about aging!
First and foremost, we embrace the gift of years. Where would we be without them? If not for the passage of time, how could we become stronger, more patient and more deeply touched by love than we ever imagined?
Second, at the end of the day, we need a sense of humor. The lines, the dark circles, the faded glow - oh my! How easy it would be to believe that because of them, we are less worthy. A loving sense of humor is not only a reality check, it is the great equalizer among us.
Third, we can choose to age gracefully. To age with grace is to make choices to be well-groomed, claim our own personal style, enhance our self-confidence, and confidently nourish our body, mind and spirit through lifestyle.
At Transition To Health we join with the hands of time and move forward. Aging gracefully is to discover and nurture our natural beauty, to enjoy living in our own skin, and to commit to a positive attitude.
To age gracefully is to take care of ourselves - pure and simple.
Find out more about ELR and take better care of your skin.
You aren't afraid of aging, but you want your face to reflect your good health and wellbeing. Facial rejuvenation through microcurrent therapy and Energy Light Rejuvenation (ELR) serves to promote healthy skin and enhances your natural beauty.
Our faces reveal the health and balance of our internal organs, energy and blood. A healthy glowing face reflects balance of internal function. Conversely, organic weakness shows in the face through dark circles, dry or lusterless skin, blemishes and excessive wrinkling. In Chinese Medicine, this connection between our skin and internal organs is referred to as the viscero-cutaneous reflex.
Most cosmetic treatments use very strong and invasive forms of stimulation that primarily act locally on the face – dermabrasion, peels, Botox, surgery, infra-red, intense milliamp current – all with various results.
Acupuncture point cosmetic treatments are very different. By using specific acupuncture points on the face and neck, muscles are toned and strengthened to challenge gravitational pull on the face, collagen and elastin production increases and reduces fine lines and wrinkles, and increased blood circulation and lymph clearing improves skin texture, eliminates puffiness and diminishes blemishes.
Additionally, when stimulating the acupuncture meridian system through the facial acu-points, the viscero-cutaneous reflex is also stimulated. This has a powerful effect on the homeostatic nature of the nervous, circulatory and hormonal systems, reducing stress, pain, menstrual symptoms, digestive irregularities, insomnia, fatigue and mood imbalances.
The beauty of Chinese cosmetic treatments is that they are truly holistic: 'Inner Balance/Outer Beauty'.
At Transition To Health we offer both cosmetic acupuncture and Energy Light Rejuvenation (ELR). While cosmetic acupuncture is the needling of facial acupuncture points, Energy Light Rejuvenation is the application of gentle microcurrent and color light to specific face and neck acu-points. ELR is simply a different way to stimulate the acupuncture meridian system and the viscer-cutaneous reflex.
Microcurrent is very gentle low frequency electrical currents in the millionth of an amp range. Microcurrent is not the same as the milliamp electrical stimulation utilzed in physical therapy or some salon facial treatments.
Microcurrent is sub-sensational meaning that, when properly used, microcurrent is experienced as a very subtle tingling. Microcurrent has long been used for pain control, rehabilitation, and wound healing. In fact, it is as a result of successful treatment of Bell's Palsy that microcurrent came to be used for facial rejuvenation.
The energy of colors on the light spectrum move from the longest and warmest wavelength -infared and red - to the shortest and coolest - violet and ultra-violet. Years of clinical experience with the ELR procedure demonstrates that colored light enhances facial rejuvenation. For instance, red light stimulates circulation, green light enhances muscle tone, and yellow light promotes lymphatic flow.
By selecting and applying the correct colored light to targeted acu-points, the specific needs of each individual client are addressed. As the condition and health of the skin improves, the color prescription will likely change.
ELR utilizes the Acutron Mentor unit which emits microcurrent and colored light through two hand-held cotton tipped probes. Each ELR session consists of six phases of treatment and includes the use of various skin creams, gels and mask. A typical ELR session lasts one hour. ELR is painless and very relaxing. Many patients experience a restful nap during the session!
Regular dedicated skin care with quality products is essential to healthy vibrant skin. We recommend a daily skin care routine that includes gentle cleansing, exfoliating, toning, and moisturizing. We do make product recommendations for clients who are interested. We also refer to an esthetician or dermatologist as needed.
Personal goals vary, as do lifestyle habits. Age is not an absolute factor. Older clients with a healthy and balanced lifestyle often experience solid results sooner than younger clients who live a 24/7 life that drains them.
Some clients simply choose to have one ELR treatment a month as part of a refreshing self-care routine. A series of 12 ELR treatments over 6 weeks is typical for fuller rejuvenation. The reason for a series of 12 treatments is that ELR employs 'muscle re-education', a physiological process that necessarily takes that amount of stimulation.
Clients who smoke, are chronically dehydrated, have excessive sun exposure, or significant internal imbalances will benefit most from 2 series. Once desired results are achieved, most clients enjoy a monthly maintenance treatment.
No, none at all. ELR is safe, non-invasive, painless and holistic. There is no redness or flaking. ELR is so healthy and compatible that it can be done on the same day of any special occasion.