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Microdermabrasion – Everything You Need to Know

Our CNY Healing Art Center in Syracuse New York specialize in top of the line skincare! CNY is proud to bring Microdermabrasion to the greater Upstate New York community. Microdermabrasion is the perfect treatment to give your skin a quick glow up! It peels off the first few layers of skin, leaving your skin fresh and new!

Our estheticians are highly knowledgeable in all things skincare. They take time and put effort into each person individual skin.

Prices: $100/treatment, $50/add on

Call our Syracuse office at 315-671-5755 to schedule your Microdermabrasion treatment today!

To learn more about this skin-rejuvenating treatment, read below!

Fast Facts

  • Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive exfoliation treatment that helps thicken collagen resulting in a younger and brighter complexion.
  • Microderm can reduce enlarged pores, treat acne scars, reduce stretch marks and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • This treatment uses a special tool to sand away the top layer of skin removing dead skin cells and built up debris.
  • This is a lunchtime treatment with no down time.
  • Prices range from $50+ depending on how many treatments are needed.
  • Side effects can be redness, swelling and dry/flaky skin.

What is a Microdermabrasion facial?

Microdermabrasion is an exfoliation treatment with no down time used to refresh the skin by removing the top layer of debris on the skin. Microdermabrasion can improve the appearance of the skin such as acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage and the over all texture and brightness of the skin.

What do Microdermabrasions help with?

Microdermabrasion can help with:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Shrinking pores and blackheads
  • Hyperpigmentation and discoloration spots
  • Acne
  • Brightening the skin and getting rid of a dull complexion
  • Uneven skin tone

How does it work?

To start your treatment, your aesthetic professional will cleanse your skin to prepare it for exfoliation. This is a non-invasive treatment with no pain associated, therefore a numbing agent is not necessary. They will then take as many passes over your skin as needed to refresh your skin.

Microdermabrasion tool

The tool uses suction technology to sand off debris and then suction it up and away. The feeling is like a very dull sandpaper but with suction technology. The esthetician always tests the suction of the tool before applying to your face.

Dimond-tip handpiece

The diamond tip uses crushed diamonds to softly exfoliate the skin by removing dead skin cells and suctioning them off your skin simultaneously. The diamond tip can be a dry treatment or a wet treatment. The pressure of the diamond tip also helps boost blood circulation to stimulate new, fresh cell growth.

Hydra

The ever-growing popular HydraFacial machine also allows for a duo Hydra and Microdermabrasion facial treatment. This treatment exfoliates and hydrates the skin for healthy, and younger-looking skin.

What to expect for a Microdermabrasion Treatment?

A consultation is always recommended before a new skincare treatment. In a consultation, you will discuss your skincare goals, allergies, and your aesthetician will examine your skin to see how many passes you’ll need by the microdermabrasion tool to the best results as well as if multiple treatments will be necessary.

A microdermabrasion treatment is a non-invasive, lunchtime treatment. You will be able to resume normal activities following your treatment. It is important to stay hydrated and use gentle cleansers flowing your treatment. Avoid using topical acne medications at least one day after.

Sunscreen is always a must following any skincare treatment.

You will notice immediate results with a brighter appearance following your treatment. Depending on the severity of your skin conditions, multiple treatments might be needed to reach the results you are looking for.

What to expect during

During your Microderm treatment, you will not feel any pain. The feeling associated with microderm has been described as how it feels when a “cat licks your face”. It is gentle but with the light effect of sanding away the dead skin cells.

This treatment can be added on to a facial or can be a stand-alone treatment.

Does it hurt

There is no pain with Microderm so long as it is done by a trained professional.

How often

Based on your skin goals, your esthetician will determine how many treatments will give your skin the best results. If you are looking for a brighter complexion, you will see results after one treatment. If you have severe acne or acne scars, multiple treatments spread over a few weeks time span will give you the best results.

Potential Side Effects

Side Effects may include:

  • Mild tenderness
  • Minimal swelling
  • Redness
  • Minor bruising due to the suction process

These symptoms subside after a few hours.

Using a gentle moisturizer will minimize dry or flakey skin as a result of this treatment

Cost

Medical insurance does not typically cover the costs of microdermabrasion as it is considered a cosmetic procedure. Depending on which tip and type of microderm you are having done will determine the price. Microderm plus hydra will typically be more expensive than a stand-alone microderm treatment. Prices range from $50 for an add on treatment to $100+ for stand-alone treatments, the average cost being around $130.

Prices range depending on geographic location and provider.

Microdermabrasion in Syracuse, NY at CNY Healing Arts & Wellness Center

CNY Healing Arts offers Microdermabrasion as dry, wet, hydra and diamond tip facial treatments. It can be added onto a signature facial or hydra facial for more advanced results.

Microdermabrasion is safe to use on most parts of the body to help improve skin health, tone and texture. This treatment includes gentle cleansing, crystal-free resurfacing, removal of impurities from the skin and a soothing moisturizer to hydrate the skin.

Wet or dry, Microdermabrasion can help reduce the effects of sun-damaged, age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, and acne scarring. It can unclog pores and improve oily skin conditions. It is great for the rejuvenation of skin health.

For best results, Microdermabrasion treatments can be purchased as a package based on the recommendation of the esthetician. We offer free consultations for all facial treatments where our estheticians can look at your skin, discuss your skin health and goals and determine a treatment plan to give you glowing skin.

Add on treatment $50

Stand-alone treatment $100

Dermaplaning treatment performed on woman's cheek

Dermaplaning – Everything You Need to Know

Our CNY Healing Art Center in Syracuse New York specialize in top of the line skincare! CNY is proud to bring Dermaplaning to the greater Upstate New York community. Dermaplaning is the perfect treatment to get rid of unwanted peach fuzz on the face, chin, and neck.

Our estheticians are highly knowledgeable in all things skincare. They take time and put effort into each person individual skin.

Prices: $130/treatment, $60/add on

Call our Syracuse office at 315-671-5755 to schedule your Dermaplaning treatment today!

If you want your face products and makeup to on on smoother and look better than ever, learn more about Dermaplaning below!

Fast Facts About Dermaplaning

  • The basic concept of Dermaplaning is similar to shaving.
  • The sterile blade is dragged slowly across your skin, removing dead skin cells, scar tissue, peach fuzz hairs, and other debris that lays on the surface of your skin.
  • It is not a painful treatment if done correctly.
  • Benefits include softer, smoother skin, reduction of scar appearance, removal of peach fuzz hair, deep exfoliation.
  • Slight redness may appear after a treatment but will subside within a few hours.
  • Breakouts may occur.

What is Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning is a safe and effective cosmetic exfoliation procedure done most often in a spa.  During a Dermaplaning treatment, a surgical scalpel is used to shave the surface of the skin in order to remove dead skin and peach fuzz.

What are the Benefits of Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning has many benefits.

Dermaplaning:

  • Helps provide deeper product penetration for improved skincare texture
  • Removes peach fuzz that traps dirt and oils
  • Promotes smoother skin
  • Can help with cystic acne
  • removes dead skin cells
  • Reduces the appearance of acne scars
  • Diminishes the look of fine lines
  • Works on all skin types
  • Has instant results and no downtime

Who Can Benefit from Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning can be used for all skin type and for those with:

Who Should Avoid Dermaplaning?

Those with acne should avoid Dermaplaning as it can cause excessive irritation. It should also be avoided for those with hirsutism.

How Dermaplaning Works

The sterile scalpel is held at 45-degree angle and run along the skin of the face to remove any hair and dead skin cells. The procedure is not used for shaping the eyebrows, as eyebrow hair is much thicker.

It is a stand-alone procedure or can be combined with a facial or chemical peel.  It creates deeper product penetration boosting the effects of the product.  Dermaplaning makes skin look and feel smoother and will reduce the appearance of acne scars.

What to expect for Dermaplaning treatments?

Preparing for an appointment

A consultation is always recommended before any type of medical grade facial treatment.

An acne flare up or any open wounds could restrict you from an appointment to avoid further irritation to the skin.

Be sure to discontinue use of any retinol, exfoliating serums, enzymes or facial scrubs 3-5 days prior to treatment to obtain maximum results.

Before any facial, staying out of the sun 5-7 days prior is best. If you skin is at all sunburnt, Dermaplaning will irritate the skin like shaving over a sunburn.

If you are using Botox or fillers to enhance your skin, do not schedule Dermaplaning within the same week. Due to the downtime from Botox and fillers, it tis best to leave 3-4 days in between separate services.

If you usually wax your face, schedule your wax appointment 1-2 weeks prior to your Dermaplaning treatment or 14 days afterwards.

If you use Accutane, it is advised to wait 6-12 months after completing it to receive any type of epidermal treatment.

During The treatment

Once your aesthetic professional has cleansed your skin, they will gently run the sterile blade over the face at a 45-degree angle removing the top layer of dead skin. Dermaplaning can be applied to the whole face, but is not used for shaping the eyebrows. The esthetician will continue going over your skin as long as needed to remove debris.

What to Expect after the procedure – recovery

No downtime is needed after Dermaplaning treatment. There is a chance for redness or your skin to feel like it has been scraped but nothing that would restrict you from going on with your day to day activities. It may take a few days to notice results, but ultimately you will see a new brightness and ease in putting on makeup or lotion.

Treatment generally lasts about three weeks. One treatment can clear up three weeks’ worth of debris. Continuous Dermaplaning treatments are recommended for optimal results.

Sometimes after treatment, the skin will end up peeling slightly.  This typically only happens when there is not enough time in between treatments to let the hair’s growth cycle be completed.  This is why it is important to leave enough time between visits to get the best results.

There is no need to worry about the hair on your face getting any darker.  Since Dermaplaning only targets the vellus hair (peach fuzz), the hair will grow back the same size and color.  It is physiologically impossible for the hair to grow back thicker and dark, so no need to panic and worry.

Risks and Side Effects

Some potential risks or side effects of Dermaplaning include:

  • Slight redness may occur for a few hours preceding treatment
  • Whiteheads may appear a day or two following
  • Infections and scars are possible but rare.
  • If done by a trained professional, you should not experience any cuts from the razor.
  • Possibility of patchy skin pigment

How often is Dermaplaning performed

Dermaplaning is usually performed every three to four weeks.  It is good to have the skin complete its normal rejuvenation cycle, which is thirty days, before going back and having the treatment done again.  The procedure generally will remove between two to three weeks of dead skin from the facial area.

Costs

The cost of Dermaplaning varies from an add on service around $50 up to $300+ if you esthetician suggests adding a second treatment such as a chemical peel for ultimate results. Treatment is not covered by insurance and is charged per session.

Dermaplaning at Home – is it safe?

Although the Dermaplaning tool may be purchased at some locations, it is not recommended to do at home. The treatment should be administered by trained professionals to ensure it is performed correctly. The at-home results will generally not be the same as those done at a spa.

The risk of infection and complications is more significant when done at home as well as experiencing cuts and pain.

Dermaplaning in Syracuse, NY at CNY Healing Arts

Dermaplaning at CNY Healing Arts is done by one of our three trained estheticians. They believe educating our CNY clients on their skin is one of the most important aspects of a facial treatment. They will cater your Dermaplaning session specific to your skincare goals and needs. Feel confident in your skin and your decision to use CNY to reach your skincare goals!

Dermaplaning can be added onto a facial treatment for $60 or as a stand-alone treatment for $130

At CNY, we offer free consultations to all clients! Call us to schedule yours and start the process of glowing skin!

Book now by calling us at 315-671-5755!

Chemical peel applied with brush to woman's forehead

Chemical Peels: Everything You Need to Know

Our CNY Healing Art Center in Syracuse New York specialize in top of the line skincare! CNY is proud to bring Chemical Peels to the greater Upstate New York community. Chemical Peels are the ultimate way to get baby soft skin!

Our estheticians are highly knowledgeable in all things skincare. They take time and put effort into each person individual skin.

Prices: $140 for our light peel, $175 for medium + deep peels

Call our Syracuse office at 315-671-5755 to schedule your Chemical Peel today!

Do you want baby soft skin? Do you have dark spots or dull skin that just won’t budge? Chemical peels are the treatment for you! Read below for all the facts!

Fast Facts About Chemical Peels

About

  • A Chemical peel is a cosmetic procedure used to improve the overall texture and tone of the skin by removing old, dead skin cells and producing new; like that of a baby’s skin.
  • Chemical Peels are used to treat wrinkles and fine lines, sun damage, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, melasma, blackheads, freckles and dark marks.

Safety

  • Chemical peels must only be administered by professional aesthetic professionals.
  • It is important to follow all pre and post care to ensure optimal results.
  • Sun Screen is a must following a peel and for the whole recovery period.

Types

  • Light peels penetrate the outer layer of skin with little to no downtime.
  • Medium peels penetrate the outer plus middle layers of skin cells with some flakiness and a 5-14 day recovery period.
  • Deep peels penetrate the deepest level of the middle layer of skin cells. In this peel you will experience swelling, a burning sensation, flakiness and about a 2-5 week recovery period.

Benefits

A chemical peel will leave your skin feeling fresh and rejuvenated. It will help increase collagen and produce new skin cells, getting rid of the dry, flaky old surface level cells.

Cost

The cost of chemical peels typically range from $130+ depending on the peel.

What is a chemical peel?

A Chemical peel is a cosmetic treatment used to improve the appearance or feel of the skin. A peel exfoliates and eventually peels off leaving the skin underneath smoother, less wrinkled and less damaged. Chemical peels are an accelerated skincare treatment that turns over skin cells and clears out pores.

What does a chemical peel do?

A chemical peel is a skin treatment which is used to improve and smooth out the surface of the facial skin. A chemical solution is used to remove top layers of skin which allows the dead surface skin to peel off. The peeling process leads to new skin growth which is usually smoother, healthier and less wrinkled compared to the old skin. Chemical peels should be performed by aesthetic professionals only. Depending on individual skin type, your esthetician will determine whether you should get a light, medium or deep peel.

What does a chemical peel treat?

Chemical peels, in general, treat a variety of things including:

  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • sun damage
  • acne scars,
  • hyperpigmentation,
  • scars,
  • melasma and uneven skin tones or redness.
  • Specifically targeted chemical peels can help aide in blackhead removal, freckles, acne, or dark marks.

 

Benefits of a Chemical Peel

A chemical peel will leave your skin feeling fresh and rejuvenated. It will help increase collagen and produce new skin cells, getting rid of the dry, flaky old surface level cells.

Types of Chemical Peels

The three types of chemical peels are light, medium and deep.

Light/Superficial Peels:

This peel penetrates the outer layer of the skin to gently exfoliate it. A light/superficial peel improves the appearance of mild skin discoloration and rough skin as well as refreshing the face, neck or hands. The light peel requires 4-7 days to heal. Skin may be pink to red in color and may or may not flake. Gentle cleansers and moisturizers should be applied until skin heals along with daily use of sunscreen.

Medium Peel:

Requires 5-14 days to heal. Skin may become pink to red with the possibility of swelling. Before revealing fresh skin, you will form crusts and blotches that will eventually go away. The medium peel penetrates the outer plus middle layer of the skin to remove damaged skin cells.

Deep Peel:

This peel fully penetrates the middle layer of the skin to removed cells. In a deep peel, you will see the most flakiness and peeing of the skin during the 7-14 day recovery period. After this peel, your skin will swell and be red with throbbing or burning sensations. It is common for redness to last longer than the 2 week recovery period. Your esthetician will give you specific instructions on how to ease the discomfort with the deep chemical peel.

After all peels, gentle cleansers and moisturizers should be applied until skin heals along with daily use of sunscreen. It is best to stay completely out of the sun unti your skin heals.

How to prepare for a chemical peel

Before your treatment, a consultation is recommended with a skin care specialist. During this visit, your specialist will help you determine what the best treatment option is for your skincare needs. They’ll ask questions about your skin, analyze to see which peel will suite your skin accordingly, give you details about the peel that is best for your skin and ask about anything that could interfere with the peel, such as medications or allergies.

If you are on any prescription retinols or topicals, you will need to stop using them 5-10 days prior to your chemical peel.

To not cause a reaction, your skin must not be exposed to sun a few weeks prior to your treatment.

If you have Melasma, a pre-treatment is recommended for optimal results.

What to expect during a chemical peel?

During your chemical peel, you will feel a slight burning sensation depending on the depth of the peel. Your esthetician may put on a few layers after seeing how your skin reacts. The deeper the peel, the more you will feel. The burning sensation will subside shortly after it is neutralized. The peel will only stay on the skin for a few minutes. Your skin may feel tight while the peel is on. Your skin may become pink to red pending the depth of the peel. The feeling will be that of a sun or wind burn.

Chemical Peel After Care & Recovery Time?

After your peel, your skin may experience some flakiness within the next few days after. Try to avoid putting anything on the skin including makeup, cleanser and moisturizer the day of the chemical peel. You can apply makeup the next day but once your skin starts shedding, avoid makeup. The shedding will last anywhere from 2 to 14 days depending on the peel.

After your chemical peel, avoid all exfoliation. Treat your skin with gentle cleansers and gentle moisturizers. Drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated and most importantly- use sunscreen daily! Your skin will be fresh and new like that if a baby.

Chemical Peel Risks/Safety

Possible side effects of a chemical peel include:

  • Lightening or darkening of the skin color
    • This is more common in people with darker skin tones.
  • Scarring
    • With the possibility of permanent scars
  • Infections
    • If you are someone with the herpes simplex, you make experience flare ups after a chemical peel. Fungal and bacterial infections are possible but rare.
  • Heart, liver or kidney damage.
    • Due to the phenol used. Check with your doctor prior to treatment if you think this could affect you.

Sun Burn or Sun poisoning can occur if you do not apply sunscreen following a peel.

Chemical Peel Cost

Chemical peels range in price since they are considered a cosmetic procedure. Costs can range from $150-$3,000 depending on where you are getting it done as well as depth.

Chemical Peel in Syracuse, NY – CNY Healing Arts Chemical Peel Services

At CNY, we offer 4 different peels. Prior to your peel, we require a complimentary consultation. During this consult, your esthetician will provide you with all the details on our peels. A patch test is also optional to see how your skin will react to the peel chosen. Some of our peels include procedures such as dreamlining to ensure optimal results at no additional cost.

Micro Peels

MicroPeel for Sensitive Skin – Light Peel ($140) – The SkinCeuticals Micropeel for Sensitive Skin is a light peel formulated with niacin, lactic acid and usnic acid to gently exfoliate and decongest even the most sensitive skin while balancing moisture levels. This clinical procedure combines dermaplaning (physical exfoliation) and chemical exfoliation to reduce signs of aging. The Micropeel improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, dullness, and visible skin imperfections in a series of 4-6 consecutive procedures. Micropeel for Sensitive Skin is typically the optimal starter peel and is suitable for all skin types, especially sensitive.Micro Peel Plus

MicroPeel Plus – Medium Peel ($175) – A chemical exfoliation treatment which reduces acne and enhances skin tone and texture. The MicroPeel Plus procedure is a unique one-step treatment of chemical exfoliation designed to reduce acne and help correct environmental skin damage. Solutions are formulated with a combination of salicylic acid to refine pores and help reduce the appearance of acne, and glycolic acid to aid in the improvement of rough texture, blotchiness and uneven skin tone. One week following a MicroPeel Plus procedure, skin will undergo its renewal process and light to moderate peeling may occur. For optimal results, two series of 4-6 procedures per year are recommended.

Benefits:

  • Pore refining
  • Reduces acne blemishes
  • Helps prevent future breakouts
  • Reduces sebum production and cellular debris
  • Encourages cell renewal Improves the appearance of skin discolorations
  • Improves collagen synthesis

The Pigment Balancing Peel

The Pigment Balancing Peel – Medium Peel ($175) – is a customizable medical-only treatment targeting hyperpigmentation to dramatically improve the uneven appearance of photodamage, mottled skin after a series of 4-6 treatments. The masque combines high-performance brightening and anti-inflammatory agents with a peeling acid solution to accelerate cell renewal and diminish uneven skin tone and localized hyperpigmentation.

Advanced Corrective Peel

Advanced Corrective Peel – Deep Peel ($175)  Formulated with an exclusive blend of clinical-grade acids and a maximized peel concentration of phenylethyl resorcinol, Advanced Corrective Peel dramatically diminishes the appearance of discoloration, while smoothing texture and refining the appearance of pores, to restore a brighter, more clarified skin tone. For optimal results, a series of 4 treatments every 4 weeks is recommended.

  • Improves the appearance of stubborn discoloration
  • Evens skin tone and texture
  • Helps minimize the appearance of enlarged pores
  • Ideal for all skin types and Fitzpatrick I-V

 

Does Acupuncture Hurt?

At our CNY Healing Arts Centers in Syracuse, Rochester and Albany, NY we perform acupuncture to treat many different health issues from infertility, sinus pressure, smoking cessation, migraines, arthritis and more. Clients sometimes come to us with different levels of anxiety regarding the needles used during acupuncture. Some have a lifelong fear of needles while others are just nervous about whether it will hurt.

Now that’s a logical fear, right? Will the needles hurt? We are taking a needle and inserting it into your skin in many different locations. Seems logical that it may hurt. The truth is most people who have had acupuncture describe it as virtually painless or far less painful than, for example, plucking out a hair. The sensations that follow needle insertion can range from nothing at all, to mild tingling, to slight numbness/achiness, to electrical pulsations in areas distant from the site of insertion. These subside once the needles are removed.

The size of the needle is part of the reason that some people think the acupuncture treatment will hurt. Most people who are having a treatment for the first time don’t realize how small the needles actually are. The needles used for acupuncture are much smaller than the standard hypodermic needle. They don’t draw blood and are solid, not hollow.

We want to dissuade your fear of acupuncture and the needles that are used. Please don’t hesitate to call us and ask for more information. We have several acupuncturists waiting to assist you at all of our locations. We hope you will allow us to aide you on your path to better health and wellness by utilizing acupuncture.

Contact us today!

Syracuse – 315.671.5755

Rochester – 585.244.1280 ext 2

Albany – 518.724.5750

Acupuncture Session Transcript

Hi!  My name is Lisa Stack, and I’m the CNY Fertility Support Coordinator.  Today, Donald is going to walk us through an example of acupuncture for fertility session.  Now, we will show you exactly what you can expect, so you can take a look and see what you’re in for.  If you have any questions after this, please feel free to email Donald himself or you can post a comment, and we’ll get back to you.

Donald: Good afternoon everybody.  I’m just going to take this time to give you a nice example how acupuncture would go for your first appointment or for follow-up for people who have had acupuncture, you understand how it goes and what’s involved.  For people that have yet to have it, this will be a nice introduction as to what to expect.  What I’m going to do is treat the client here for fertility issues; mainly stress reduction, as well as to build lining and increase blood flow to the ovaries.  All that is beneficial for follicular development, lining issues, and general health.  So, how are you feeling today?  Is there anything that’s troubling you?

Client:  I’m a little tense.

Donald:  You’re a little tense?  OK.  From what I remembered from the last time that we spoke, you were having some constipation issues.  That is really common with a lot of medications.  If it’s OK with you, I’d like to continue with you treating moving bowels.

Client:  Yes, sure.

Donald: Oh, that’s wonderful.  So you’ll notice that we’re going to do some points in the abdomen.  These points are geared towards moving bowels and increasing blood flow to the ovaries and to the uterus.  We’re also going to move to the brow, and to the ears.  These points help relax clients, they also slow the brain wavelengths so that your brain is functioning a little bit calmer, and the body tends to settle as well.  We’re going to do a couple points on the wrists, points here on the wrists help to open and dilate blood vessels; they also help to calm the mind, which is very good.  We’re also going to do some points down on the lower leg.  These are the points that help strengthen blood and they help strengthen and process the developing blood, OK?  Do you have any questions?

Client:  No.

Donald:  All of the needles that we use are pre-packaged and disposable.  Nothing is reused, they’re all very safe.  We use a very high quality Japanese needle.  It’s very common for people to often say that they haven’t even felt the needles go in, which is a nice aspect.  Once we start the needle manipulation that kind of determines how much you feel and how much you don’t feel.  Today, we’re going to take it easy on you—you’re very healthy.

Client:  OK.

Donald:  I’m going to step around.  Needle insertion and angle are very important in the process when treating with acupuncture.  You can stimulate a point or you can take the energy away from a point.  It truly depends on the condition.  How are you feeling?

Client:  Good.

Donald:  Good.  Now, we’re going to move to the head.  Sometimes the points up by the brow area can be used for sinuses and sinus pressure which also results in a lot of headaches.  So, often times we’ll treat patients and they’ll find that conditions that they have other than their chief complaint ease as well which is a wonderful thing, a wonderful side effect of acupuncture is stress reduction and the treatment of secondary conditions.  Are you comfortable?

Client:  Yes.

Donald:  Is there anything that I can do to make you more comfortable?

Client:  No.

Donald:  Does anything hurt?

Client:  No.

Donald:  You’re OK?  The last thing that we’re going to do is we’re going to add some heat method/heat treatment.  We use simple heat lamps.  It helps circulate blood so it’ll help keep you a little bit warmer, OK?  Now, this whole treatment will last about 30-40 minutes depending on your comfort and your time schedule.  Is there anything that I can do to make you more comfortable?

Client:  No, it’s really good.

Donald:  What I’m going to do now is I’m going to add some music.  OK?

Donald Clarke, L.Ac.
CNY Healing Arts – Syracuse
315.671.5755
dclarke@cnyhealingarts.com