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Cosmetic Acupuncture Treatment Debuts in Sarasota

Practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) from around the world gathered recently at the Natural Healing Center in Sarasota to attend a seminar on the Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture System, taught by Dr. Martha Lucas, Ph.D., of Denver. Hosted at the practice of Dr. Deena Hackett, the 25 doctors of oriental medicine attended to receive certification in the Mei Zen technique, which was developed by Dr. Lucas and recently featured by the beauty editors of O. Magazine.

Utilizing an ancient, superficial needling technique, the new acupuncture treatment brings increased blood circulation to the face, improving the skin’s production of collagen and elastin. Results include improvement in the appearance of fine lines and a diminishing effect on deeper wrinkles, more even skin-tone, firming of muscle tone and the reduction or elimination of acne and rosacea, and is aimed primarily toward individuals between the ages of 30 and 45. Patients have also reported noticing a firmer jaw line and lessening of muscle sagging in the jowl area. As the technique is based on the TCM system of balancing the entire body’s energy, or Qi, the Mei Zen procedure incorporates acupuncture points on the body as well as the face. General health benefits experienced by patients additionally include relief from digestive ailments mild anxiety depression, insomnia and hot flashes.

The Mei Zen technique was born from Dr. Lucas’ extensive studies of the ancient, classic TCM text Huang Di Nei Jing, the medical canon that provides the framework of Eastern medicine. Instruction and certification in Mei Zen is currently offered exclusively by Dr. Lucas.

To learn more about the Mei Zen treatment and the Natural Healing Center, visit or call 941-377-4325.

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