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Acupuncture

Step into the world of ancient healing with acupuncture, a time-honored practice that stimulates your body's natural abilities to promote overall well-being and balance.

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Traditional Acupuncture

Cosmetic Acupuncture

What Are the Benefits of Acupuncture?

Why Cosmetic Acupuncture?

The most common reason for seeking cosmetic acupuncture is as a holistic alternative to botox – to improve the elasticity of sagging skin and facial muscle groups, and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. However, we can also use these methods and products to treat acne-related concerns, dry or oily skin, inflammation or discoloration on the face, etc. You can expect brighter, more nourished skin in addition to reversal of signs of aging, blemishes and discolored skin. 

This both stimulates muscles that have become too flaccid and relaxes muscles that are too tight, stimulating local collagen bridge formation.

The low level light therapy component of the acupuncture facial is targeted at both acne and aging concerns. Light energy has been found to both re-regulate AND up-regulate mitochondrial action, dramatically increasing rate of cellular healing.    

This technique stimulates more blood circulation in the skin and muscles of the face, alerting fibroblasts to produce collagen and elastin. Don’t worry - the small cups we use on the face will not leave bruising like you may have seen from traditional cupping marks on other parts of the body. 

Here, we use a jade roller or similar tool to apply a lifting serum (which we make in-house at Onyx) to your face, breaking up adhesions and tightness in your facial muscles, as well as stimulates lymphatic drainage. 

Meet Your Therapist

Layne Walker, LAc, MSA, NCCAOM

Acupuncturist

FAQs

Acupuncture is a type of traditional Chinese medicine that’s been around for about 2,500 years. It’s used to support wellness and improve overall mental and physical well-being. The acupuncturist places needles into specific points on the skin to help activate an energy in the body, called qi. According to traditional Chinese medicine, qi is the lifeforce energy in the body — it helps regulate and move things in the body to keep us well. Stress, environmental factors, lifestyle behaviors, and genetics are some of the things that can block qi in the body. The needles help to unblock or move qi to other areas in the body to help support wellness.

Acupuncture needles are solid, stainless steel needles that are usually not much larger than a strand of hair. Acupuncture needles are placed at a very shallow depth and go between tissues, making them less painful than a typical injection.

You might be more sensitive in certain areas, but acupuncture shouldn’t hurt. If you feel pain, tell your acupuncturist. They’ll adjust the needles or choose other points. Their goal is not to make you feel pain. They do a lot of work to position you properly and make sure you feel comfortable.

Indeed you can do acupuncture or massage while pregnant. It is safe and our practitioners are very well versed in how to treat pregnant women. Please let us know when you book a treatment if you are pregnant and how far along you are.

Layne Walker, LAc, MSA, NCCAOM

Acupuncturist

In their journey as a holistic healthcare practitioner, Layne has discovered a profound passion for guiding individuals towards optimal well-being. With a deep-rooted belief in the transformative power of Chinese medicine, Layne embarks on a collaborative journey with their patients, tailoring treatments to address their unique needs and aspirations. Whether it’s relieving symptoms or attaining wellness goals, Layne is dedicated to providing high-quality care that honors the body’s innate wisdom.

Their practice is grounded in the rich tradition of Chinese medicine, which offers a diverse array of pathways to healing. While specializing in digestive health and fertility/pregnancy support, Layne also devotes a significant portion of their work to addressing chronic pain, injuries, and internal imbalances. Through a blend of traditional acupuncture techniques, Chinese herbal therapy, and focused bodywork, Layne crafts personalized treatment plans aimed at restoring harmony and vitality.

Central to their approach is a commitment to trauma-informed, patient-centered care. Layne strives to create a nurturing environment where healing can unfold gently yet effectively. Drawing from both ancient wisdom and modern insights, they utilize acupuncture as a versatile tool, whether it’s for orthopedic support, somatic healing, or immune modulation. With compassion and expertise, Layne guides individuals on how Chinese medicine can best serve their unique needs, empowering them to embark on a journey of holistic wellness and self-discovery.

Background and Training

After receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Colorado Boulder, Layne earned a Master’s Degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine. They are a board-certified Diplomate of Acupuncture and licensed by the state of Colorado.

Layne is fortunate to have worked alongside highly effective practitioners early in their career as an acupuncturist. In addition to their special interest in skin, digestive, and menstrual or reproductive health, they’ve pursued additional training in the treatment of cosmetic facial acupuncture, trigger point injections, and orthopedics.

They have completed advanced study with Michelle Gellis, a world-renowned Chinese medicine dermatologist, and are uniquely trained to treat skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, acne, rosacea, perioral dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, urticaria, lichen planus, and others.

Layne’s Certifications:

  • Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist, L.Ac
  • Master of Science in Acupuncture (MSA)
  • Diplomate of Acupuncture (NCCAOM)
  • Traditional Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation, Michelle Gellis 2020
  • Injection Therapy, Michael Young 2021

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Cindy Nilson DOM, LAc

Acupuncturist