Denver, CO (PRWEB) April 1, 2010
Martha Lucas, Ph.D., L.Ac., founder of The Colorado Center of Traditional Medicine in Denver's Capitol Hill area, announces the Denver Face and Neck Acupuncture Program for looking younger and vibrant as we move in to Spring. Lucas is the owner of Cosmetic Acupuncture Seminars and is the internationally known instructor of the Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture System. Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture is the healthy, safe cosmetic procedure for women and men to reduce wrinkling, prevent sagging, and improve the condition of their skin and overall health. Based on the theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Mei Zen gives you a more youthful and vibrant appearance by treating both the inside and the outside.
Besides her teaching schedule, Lucas' private practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in Denver includes Acupuncture, Chinese herbal prescriptions, QiGong for self-care, and nutritional advice for those who want to maintain a healthy weight. Though she treats a variety of health conditions, Lucas specializes in non-surgical face-lifts as well as the treatment of couples who are experiencing challenges with fertility. Internal medicine issues like digestive distress (IBS for example), depression and other emotional conditions, weight loss, stopping smoking, allergies, chronic pain, and sports injuries are other examples of conditions that respond well to Acupuncture and other TCM therapies. Additionally, she offers training and seminars in Advanced Pulse Diagnosis for practitioners who wish to improve their diagnostic skills.
Dr. Lucas calls her practice one of traditional medicine rather than alternative medicine because the therapies she uses have a tradition of more than 3000 years. TCM is a system of medicine whose philosophy is neither contrary nor exclusive to modern western medicine or vice versa. They are complementary, supplementary, and in some cases, alternative or redundant systems of medicine.
Like modern, western medicine, TCM is a form of scientific, evidence-based, triage style medicine. It counters the effects of the illness by treating acute symptoms first and then isolating and treating the underlying imbalance or root cause of the disease. In the pursuit of optimal health and medical care, some practitioners and hospitals have recognized that diverse approaches can be used simultaneously to treat certain conditions while other conditions must be treated with more narrowly focused procedures, like surgery, where modern medicine excels.
Research into the efficacy of TCM and Acupuncture continues to follow the general trend toward increased use of traditional medicine therapies. For example:
- NIH has accumulated more than 2300 references on Acupuncture and continues to fund research.
- Traditional Chinese Medicine has been chosen by the World Health Organization for worldwide propagation to meet the health care needs of the twenty first century.*
- The U. S. government sponsors the use of Acupuncture in drug rehabilitation programs.*
- Approximately $22 million of U.S. government money has already been spent on alternative medical research since 1992 at the National Institutes of Health and Public Health Services.*
- The American Medical Association (AMA), in Resolution #514, is encouraging its members to become better informed regarding alternative medicine and to participate in appropriate studies of it.*
- The World Health Organization estimates that between 65 to 80 percent of the world's population (about 3 billion people) rely on traditional (alternative) medicine as their primary form of health care.*
- Worldwide, only 10 to 30 percent of people use conventional medicine while 70 to 90 percent use traditional medicine.* (*from Alt Med Online - ThinkQuest)
Lucas is the author of the books Vanity Calamity: Your Guide to Cosmetic Acupuncture for Anti-aging, Pulse Diagnosis: Beyond slippery and wiry, and the meditation CD, QiGong Meditations for Life: Basic Maintenance, that can be used to improve general health. Vanity Calamity and QiGong Meditations are available at her office or through her website http://www.AcupunctureWoman.com. Pulse Diagnosis is available at http://www.LhasaOMS.com.
Lucas received her Ph.D. in Research Psychology from the University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, and her degree in TCM from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Denver. Besides her direct training in TCM school, she has advanced training in QiGong and pulse-taking diagnostics. She is an internationally known instructor of Cosmetic Acupuncture and Advanced Pulse Diagnosis. Her practice is located in the Capitol Hill area of downtown Denver. She can be reached at 303-947-6224 to schedule an appointment. Additional information is available at her website, http://www.AcupunctureWoman.com.
Martha Lucas Ph.D., L.Ac., 303-947-6224