All appointments are conducted with a strong emphasis on holistic, preventative medical care, and treatment strategies may combine tools from both Naturopathic and Traditional Chinese Medicine to best treat patients depending on their presentation. Individualized care is always at the core of our approach.
Initial Health Evaluations and Follow- Up Appointments
90-minute, in-depth appointments are used to explore the root of your health complaints and history, and to devise a personalized health plan.
45-60 minute follow up appointments are used to check in on how you're doing, review labs, answer questions, and make any necessary changes to your health plan.
Secure phone and telemedicine appointments are available for traveling, distance, and busy clients.
Priced either as full appointment or on call length based on content discussed
Get to Know Our TCM Services
Dr. Kali is trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncture techniques. Acupuncture is the use of very small, filiform needles (about 1/6 of the size of a needle used to draw blood) gently placed in therapeutic locations. These points stimulate the nervous system, working to "reeducate" the brain and trigger biochemical and physiological changes.
These specific acupuncture points have been used for thousands of years to help harmonize the body and treat a number of different ailments. Because of their effect on the nervous system, acupuncture can work on both a physical and emotional level, effectively treating aches and pains of the body like back pain or acute injury, as well as emotional ailments like anxiety, depression, and grief. Modern research is backing the effectiveness of this age-old practice (which may explain its growing popularity!). For a comprehensive list of what health concerns acupuncture can help with, visit here.
Sessions can be accompanied by soothing aromatherapy and guided meditations for optimal stress relief.
Acupuncture treatments can also be paired with LED Light Therapy for an added boost of skin and mood support! Read more on the benefits of Light Therapy here.
Cupping uses a gentle vacuum effect to help increase blood flow and relieve muscle tension and soreness. Many patients equate the feeling to a massage. Cups may be left in place or moved along a muscle to stimulate blood flow.
Different methods include the use of suction (using plastic cups) or fire cupping, which is the use of fire placed briefly inside a ceramic or glass cup to create a vacuum effect before placing the cup on the skin. Small bruises may develop (if you remember those pictures of Michael Phelps!) and disappear within a few days on their own.
Cupping therapies offered include the use of round or heart-shaped cups.
Cupping therapy is added to acupuncture services as-indicated by your signs and symptoms.
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture
Also known as Cosmetic Acupuncture
Available with Dr. Kali at the Soleil Office in Hamden, CT!
Facial acupuncture is a non-surgical, gentle approach to anti-aging support. Needles are strategically placed to help stimulate collagen production, relax or tonify muscles, brighten the complexion, & harmonize underlying issues in order to reduce the appearance of fine lines, sagging skin and wrinkles, while also working to rebalance the root causes behind their appearance. These treatments are combined with the research-backed power of therapeutic wavelengths of light, working to boost collagen production, energy production within your skin cells, and support proper blood and lymphatic flow - all of which add up to healthier skin from the inside out.
While herbal and light therapy treatments can be used as an as-wanted pick-me-up, all facial acupuncture treatments work best when treated in a series. This allows us to continue to send your skin the right messages and ensures we lengthen your results for as long as possible.
Supporting visible changes to your skin is more than skin deep. Your treatments will be paired with holistic recommendations to support you from the inside out, helping to optimize your results and support lifelong graceful aging.
To talk about your unique skin goals and formulate your best treatment plan, schedule your complimentary Facial Acupuncture Intro Consultation today.
Facial Acupuncture Menu of Services:
Skin Rejuvenation & Wrinkle Targetting: Sessions span a total of 120 minutes each for a package of 10 sessions, each including targetted wrinkle rejuvenation support of the face (support for neck concerns may be added), gentle LED light therapy to increase collagen production support, select supportive body acupuncture points, topical application of individualized serum and/or herbal therapy, and choice of guided meditation or sound therapy.
$300 per session/ Discounts available for bulk session purchases
The Lift: Sessions of 60 minutes are also available for targeted acupuncture jaw and/or eye lifts, available as a package of 10 total sessions. These treatments are also combined with LED light therapy. Treatments will be tailored to your specific concerns.
$75 per session for one lift type, $95 per session for combination
Herbal Pampering: Combining the best of Traditional Chinese Medicine herbal knowledge and modern nutraceuticals, sessions of 60-minute or as 30-minute add on to other treatments are available to help you achieve an instant glow that reaches deep to your skin cells with individualized herbal face mask treatments. Face masks are followed by a lymphatic drainage facial gua sha massage. These treatments are also combined with LED light therapy - red light for antiaging and general skin support, and blue light for acne concerns - as well as select supportive body acupuncture points.
$85 per session
"What if I'm worried about antiaging AND acne?"
You're not alone, this is becoming a more and more common modern problem! Treatments can be tailored to your individual concerns - red light and the right needling or herbal treatment can target aging skin, while blue light and acne-fighting topical herbs can be used to target unwanted acne. Depending on your concerns and goals, a treatment plan can be tailored to fit your needs, including general support to help determine how best to keep breakouts at bay in the future.
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Note: Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture Services requiring full courses of treatment are open periodically during specific 10-week periods of time and are scheduled as the full recommended series of sessions (usually 10). You're welcome to schedule a complimentary consultation session at any time to ask questions about the sessions, techniques, and to discuss what treatment schedule may be the right fit for your skin goals. It's the perfect place to start!