Denver-based Acupuncture Expert Dr. Martha Lucas Conducts Intensive Seminar Sessions for Physicians in Turkey

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Martha Lucas, Ph.D., L.Ac., author of Vanity Calamity, recently returned from Turkey after teaching Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture and Pulse Diagnosis to medical doctors. MDs in Turkey are trained in Acupuncture but don’t necessarily have specialty training like that offered by Dr. Lucas.

Denver-based Acupuncture specialist and author Martha Lucas, Ph.D., L.Ac., conducted a teaching tour in Turkey in mid-June. About teaching overseas Dr. Lucas says “The interest in safe, natural, non-invasive cosmetic procedures spans the globe now. MDs in Turkey are trained in acupuncture but don’t have the specialty training like that offered in Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture. Additionally, their medical training does not include Pulse Diagnosis so I teach basic and advanced courses in the Pulse Balance System there.”

A physician from Antalya, Dr. Asuman Kaplan Algin, attended one of Dr. Lucas’ cosmetic acupuncture seminars in the States a few years ago and asked if Lucas would teach Mei Zen™ Cosmetic Acupuncture in Turkey. After the first year of teaching in Turkey, the physicians became interested in also learning Lucas’ Pulse Balance System of diagnosis. This year, both courses were taught in addition to Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine. The diagnosis course is especially beneficial since proper diagnosis leads to the most effective treatment plan.

Dr. Martha Lucas, L.Ac., whose Acupuncture practice and seminar business are based in Denver, says the best way to look younger is to prevent the effects of aging in the first place. “Traditional Chinese Medicine is the perfect anti-aging medicine and people all over the world, including physicians, are starting to look at it as their anti-aging tool,” Lucas explains.

About TCM and Cosmetic Acupuncture

One of the specialties in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is Cosmetic Acupuncture. Cosmetic Acupuncture practitioners use the basic theory of TCM to balance the patient’s overall energy, clear the meridians, and build weak Qi before placing very small needles into the face and/or neck. Yes, Mei Zen is available for keeping the neck looking young. With the procedure, patients receive a double benefit: their overall energy is healthier plus the state of Qi and Blood and collagen in their face is improved. When received by a trained practitioner about the only potential negative side effect is a bruise. There are hardly any modern cosmetic procedures that can claim such a low potential for negative side effects.

Dr. Lucas calls TCM “the true anti-aging medicine” because Cosmetic Acupuncture is not only about needling the face. It is about an anti-aging lifestyle. The Mei Zen™ practitioner advises patients about foods that can help the skin look more vibrant, how to improve their digestion which will enhance the skin, QiGong or other meditative techniques for reducing the signs of aging, and other pieces of advice for reducing the negative signs of aging. As far Dr. Lucas can tell, Cosmetic Acupuncture is the only cosmetic procedure that improves the person’s health while also giving cosmetic results. “Procedures like chemical peels, injections, and surgery don’t improve a person’s general health; they only address one thing rather than addressing the person’s entire body and energetic state” says Dr. Lucas.

About Martha Lucas, Ph.D., L.Ac.
An internationally known instructor, Dr. Lucas leads seminars for TCM practitioners about Cosmetic Acupuncture, the Pulse Balance Diagnosis System, and general information about how to make yourself the most effective and successful Practitioner of TCM. In her seminars, Dr. Lucas teaches practitioners how to use Cosmetic Acupuncture to help their patients stay young looking and energetically vibrant. She teaches acupuncture protocols and supporting information that are used to reduce the visible signs of aging on the face and neck. She also teaches Abdominal Acupuncture for weight loss, abdominal toning, and treating fertility issues in men and women. The Pulse Balance System courses that she teaches are receive feedback from practitioners like “your class changed my practice; my treatments are so much more effective!” and “my patients love my new way of treating them since I took your pulse diagnosis course”. For more information visit: or
In addition to her latest book, Vanity Calamity, Dr. Lucas recently re-released her meditation CD, QiGong Meditations for Life: Basic Maintenance. The CD is a powerful, guided meditation that helps people balance their own Qi; it is energetic self care. Her patients use it to relieve pain, sleep better, reduce anxiety and mild depression, during chemotherapy treatments, and more. Visit
Dr. Lucas received her Ph.D. in Research Psychology from the University of Louisville in Kentucky, and her degree in TCM from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Denver. Besides her formal TCM training, Dr. Lucas interned with Jim Ramholz, O.M.D. in Advanced Pulse Diagnosis, with Master Doctor Zheng Gao Yao in QiGong Medical Massage, and Timothy McGee, L.Ac.. Dr. Lucas sees patients at her private practice located in the Capitol Hill area of Denver, specializing in serious chronic illness, male and female fertility issues, weight loss, and cosmetic acupuncture. Additional information about Dr. Lucas is available at

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