New Treatments

Anti-aging, Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation, and Mei Zen

Safe, Effective, and Relaxing
Transform your skin from the inside out naturally and effectively with out surgery or chemical injections. Chinese medicine offers thousands of years of ancient wisdom for modern people who want to slow down or reverse signs of aging.  The extra bonus of these anti-aging methods are that they addresses the  systemic issues, which often stand in between a person and glowing healthy vibrant skin.  The result: better over all health and a naturally beautiful you.

Anti-aging Acupuncture treatments at Nest helps to:
Slow signs of aging
Softens lines and wrinkles
Reduce muscle tension that may be causing unsightly lines
Lift sagging
Reduce puffiness and under eye bags
Increase moisture and elasticity
Improve skin texture
Balance systemic issues

Veronica Ang, LAc & Shirliey Fung, LAc
Our Anti-Aging and Skin Specialists, use acupuncture facial rejuvenation and mei zen techniques, facial massage, herbal medicine, nutritional counseling, and natural skin care products to help you feel and look better.

Chinese Medicine for Children and Teens

Holistic and Effective

Infancy, childhood and adolescence are times of change, development and growth, which come with a variety of obstacles and challenges.  These health concerns can very often be resolved with minimal intervention and well-rounded healthcare.

Traditional Chinese Medicine works to balance and support the healthy development and growth of children and teens with the consideration of three vital factors:  rapid growth and development, the digestive system, and teen hormones.  The foundational theories of Chinese Medicine are founded on the principles of yin and yang.  Yin is substance that is cool and nourishing, whereas Yang is warm and transformative.  Kids are full of yang energy and exactly what they do is grow, change and transform.  It is said that kids are full of “pure yang” and in terms of healing; this is very good because since they grow so quickly they also heal quickly. The key is to create a smooth flow through all their life.

Chinese Medicine benefits:
Immune support
Digestion
Allergies
Eczema
Asthma
Teething pain
Ear infections
Hyperactivity
Post Anti-biotic Syndrome
Colic
Cold/Flu
Thrush/ Mouth ulcers
Insomnia/ Night terrors
Enuresis
Menstruation
PMS
Moodiness
Sports injuries
Anger
Depression
Stress
Anxiety

Treatment methods :
Bodywork (tuina)
Cupping
Moxibustion
Nutritional guidance
Flower remedies
Herbal therapy
Acupuncture

Infancy

In infants it is most common to see febrile and digestive disorders. Infants grow so rapidly that they develop a hyperactivity of yang or metabolic fire. This weakens the relationship between yin and yang energies in the body and this is also one of the main reasons why infants have such high tendencies towards running fevers, why a child’s sickness is often worst at night, and why there is restlessness during developmental changes.

Additionally, a child’s digestion is innately weak up until the age of 5 or 6.  This is why food stagnation is so common.  The food accumulation turns into dampness and heat accumulates which then lead to colic, ear infection, asthma and more.  In many cases, the root problem comes back to indigestion.

Childhood

After the ages of 5 a myriad of things occur and children continue to grow and develop rapidly.  A broad spectrum of health obstacles can present at this time, which include: eczema, respiratory infections, allergies, asthma, hyperactivity, night fears, enuresis, insomnia, reflux, diarrhea, constipation and stomachaches.

In the treatment of allergic, asthmatic, and infectious conditions Chinese Medicine works to build up the immune system and supports organ health.  If a child becomes sick frequently, as many children do, it is also important to have a plan in place for when they get sick.  This will minimize the times they become sick and increase vitality.

For digestive issues such as chronic stomach pains, constipation, diarrhea, vomiting or colitis it is important to regulate the transforming and transporting of food and nutrients.  This is also tied to skin conditions, as skin is the reflection of the health of blood and energy that is built from the foods ingested.

Things such as night fears and enuresis are often tied to an under-developed kidney system and with support from Chinese medicine these symptoms can subside.

Adolescence

As one goes through adolescence, change, of course, happens quickly. Along with physical growth, also come increased stress, peer relationships, and big hormonal changes, which make for interesting transformations.  For many teens this mix of changes blocks the smooth flow of energy and emotions leading to things such as anxiety, depression, and anger.  Acupuncture is able to effect brain chemistry by increasing the production of endorphins and other feel good chemicals in the brain which creates a calming effect.

For young women, the transition into menstruation can be a difficult one with painful periods, irregular flow, pms and digestive complications.  Chinese medicine is great for bringing balance to the cycle and regulating the pain with out drugs.

Schedule an Appointment

Nest is a resource for addressing the health needs of children and teens while providing the right support for their developing bodies so that they can thrive and enjoy healthy lives.

Contact one of our Pediatric Specialists Shirliey Fung, LAc or Amy O’Donnell, LAc for a consultation, or call to schedule an appointment:
415-673-6378

Maya Abdominal Massage

The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy™ are founded on the ancient Mayan technique of abdominal massage which is an external non invasive manipulation that repositions internal organs that have shifted, thereby restricting the flow of blood, lymph, nerve and chi.This modality incorporates a holistic approach to health care which includes massage, anatomy and physiology, herbology, nutrition, and emotional and spiritual healing.

Many physical and emotional symptoms that effect women can be addressed and prevented with these simple, noninvasive massage techniques. When reproductive organs shift, they can constrict normal flow of blood and lymph, and disrupt nerve connections. Just a few extra ounces sitting on blood and lymph vessels can cause havoc throughout the different systems in the body. By shifting the uterus back into place, homeostasis, or the natural balance of the body, is restored in the pelvic area and the surrounding organs. Toxins are flushed and nutrients that help to tone tissue and balance hormones are restored to normal order. This is essential for healthy reproductive functioning, such as painless menes, healthy pregnancy, effective labor and birth.

Benefits for Men

Men benefit greatly from these technqiues as well. By ensuring a full blood supply to the prostate, the abdominal massage helps to prevent swelling and inflammation. Men report that they can feel a distinct difference in blood flow after a treatment. Not only does the massage relieve prostate swelling, but it helps alleviate varicose veins, premature ejaculation, some impotency problems and the need to urinate frequently.

Contact our resident Maya Abdominal therapist Shirliey Fung with any questions, or call to schedule an appointment:
415-673-6378