John earned his Masters in Asian Medicine in California, where he was in practice for the first half of his career. After moving to Central America and operating a busy acupuncture clinic, he now calls Maryland home, and is based in Cockeysville, MD . With a passion for health, rejuvenation and health span, he devotes every waking moment to a healthy lifestyle using nutrition, exercise, herbs and holistic medicine to remain youthful both in mind and body
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a complete system of medicine with principles that are based on the same basic physiology as Western Medicine. TCM and acupuncture have been practiced in China for more than 3,000 years so it is among the oldest healing practices in the world. Blood and oxygen (Qi) circulate in the blood vessels (meridians) and nourish the organs of the body. In basic terms, acupuncture stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system and allows your sympathetic nervous system to turn off so your body can rest and heal. We use acupuncture points that are innervated by an abundant supply of nerves. Stimulating these points helps to increase blood flow, reduce inflammation, relieve pain, reduce stress and restore homeostasis.
Microneedling, also called collagen-induction therapy, is a minimally invasive solution used to treat skin conditions. The practice of micro-needling can be dated back to 1995, but it has really started to gain much recognition amongst individuals seeking medical grade results without painful and costly alternatives. Treatment is customized to the specific needs of your skin, by creating tiny microscopic tears on the skin that promotes the release of growth factors, including collagen and elastin. The release of these proteins promotes scar healing and the production of new tissues. These microscopic tears help to break down and then regenerate a deeper layer of skin, in order to rebuild and release new growth factors. New collagen, will keep skin fresh, vibrant and radiant. There are many factors that affect the production of collagen, such as aging, trauma, injuries, acne scarring, stretch marks and more. At Eden Health, our customized face medical grade treatments are customized to your individual needs, level of commitment and desired results.
Nano needling is a non-invasive skin treatment that heralds a multitude of benefits - improved tone and texture, reduced appearance of enlarged pores, improvement to fine lines and reduced pigmentation. Nano needling is performed using a microneedling pen - however unlike microneedling, the usual needle cartridge is swapped out for a nano needling cartridge. Nano needling cartridges are silicone tipped and are gentler on the skin. This is because nano needling only penetrates the skin to a 0.25mm depth and is designed to exfoliate the skin and stimulate cell turnover, rather than to penetrate deep into the dermis as microneedling does. When the silicone tipped pins gently touch the skin, they create thousands of nano channels, which allow your skincare products to penetrate deeper and have a greater effect on the skin. Within 15 minutes after nano needling, the nano channels close themselves. Nano needling is gentle and safe, but very effective.
Cosmetic Acupuncture has traditionally been used to help with pain and stress relief, but more people are now discovering its wrinkle reducing benefits as well. Many prefer it to more drastic treatments, such as Botox. General health benefits include, but are not limited to: reduction in hot flashes, increased energy and clarity, reduced insomnia, improved digestion and a noticeable reduced in sinus problems and headaches. Cosmetic acupuncture is a non-surgical, 25 minute procedure, that uses specialized acupuncture needles (thinner than a human hair) to stimulate collagen growth and move blood within the face. Treatments are painless and described as deeply relaxing. Eden Health has switched its focus from traditional Acupuncture to Microneedling with a TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) approach. This is because of the popularity of it but mostly because of the benefits that each patient has seen from it. After only 4 treatments, once per month, patients notice improvements that last for years. Rest assured that while most people come for the cosmetic benefits, you’ll most certainly notice other benefits as well!