Restore your natural beauty with cosmetic acupuncture
by Yvonne Woodson, RN, AP in Gainesville and Ocala, Florida.

The Benefits of Cosmetic Acupuncture:

  • Skin becomes more delicate and fair
  • Reduction of wrinkles
  • Erasing of fine lines and reduction of deeper lines
  • Reduction of sagginess
  • Lifting of droopy eyelids
  • Clearing or reduction of age spots
  • An overall rejuvenation of face, body and mind

For information about the scientific basis of acupuncture, read this recent article from the Wall Street Journal:
Decoding an Ancient Therapy: High-Tech Tools Show How Acupuncture Works in Treating Arthritis, Back Pain, Other Ills   March 22, 2010

History of Mei Zen™:

The Mei Zen™ Acupuncture System protocols for face and abdomen were developed through research and clinical experience. The Mei Zen™ system is complete. This system of Cosmetic Acupuncture balances and enables the patient to experience health and innate beauty.

Cosmetic Acupuncture is a centuries old technique used with great success by emperors and other wealthy elite in China, yet there has been very little publicity about this treatment in the United States.

Cosmetic Acupuncture, including the Acupuncture Facelift, is a holistic, HEALTHY alternative to more invasive techniques like plastic surgery, or injections.

The abdominal protocol, or "tummy tuck", is a good adjunct to a weight loss program and has been used as a Woman's Wellness treatment. It can help with peri-menopausal symptoms, post partum weight loss and uplifting the belly. It can be very helpful with chronic fatigue, fertility issues, and digestive disorders. This work helps to build abdominal and core strength, which aids in the resolution of back pain. More Americans are turning to Acupuncture instead of Western practices for their face lifting, tummy-tucking, and cellulite reduction.

Your Treatments:

A study in The Journal of Clinical Acupuncture states that, with Cosmetic Acupuncture, 90% of clients have marked improvement in their faces and experienced an overall rejuvenation that is not confined to the face. This is a good reason to call Cosmetic Acupuncture procedures "Anti-Aging Treatments" because they affect overall health in a positive way. Clients will look and feel younger. In some ways, they will actually be younger because the energetic systems will be working better. Outward beauty and youthful appearance will be the result of inner fitness.

Acupuncture facelift treatments promote the circulation of Qi and Blood in the face. Increased blood circulation to the face moistens the skin and promotes collagen production for increased muscle tone and elasticity. From a Western medicine perspective, it is thought that the needling brings more collagen and elastin to the face.

Anti-aging Cosmetic Acupuncture is painless, less expensive, healthier, and safer than the modern treatments. It's virtually risk free and there are none of the side effects of face lift surgery, lasers, and injections like numbness, scarring, possible atrophy, and lengthy recovery time. Clients' faces will never look stretched, burned, puffy, or "banded" and their natural character remain.

Read a press release about Yvonne Woodson's Cosmetic Acupuncture services in Gainesville and Ocala.

Online Articles about Cosmetic Acupuncture


Services are provided at the Traditional Acupuncture Center located in the Sanctuary Yoga & Meditation building in Gainesville (see map to the right).

Call 352.335.1975 or e-mail for more information.


Yvonne R. Woodson, RN, AP, is licensed in the State of Florida as an Acupuncture Physician and a Registered Nurse. She specializes in Women's Health, offering a holistic approach to health and healing. Trained in the classic art of Five Element acupuncture and the latest approach to cosmetic acupuncture known as the Mei Zen™ Cosmetic Acupuncture System, Yvonne brings years of health care experience and professionalism to her practice.

Yvonne has also been teaching T'ai Chi for over 20 years, and currently teaches T'ai Chi classes with David Bole at Sanctuary in Gainesville.


"My skin is luminous and pink. After the treatment, I feel awesome, so charged and energized. My distance vision seems to be improved also! Even my mother sees a difference, and she doesn't miss anything!" -C.V.ARNP

"I feel my jowls are less pronounced and the quality of my skin is improved. I have experienced abundant energy and optimism!" -J.V. RN

"The spider veins on my cheek are diffused and the pores on my face are definitely smaller. I can see filling in under my eyes and my "spirit" has lifted! There is a tightness and uplifting in my cheeks. My skin is smoother and radiant. And most amazingly, the corners of my mouth turn up slightly, like when I was a little girl." -B.S. MSW

"I am a 60 year old female, who at the age of 16 had an accident causing extensive facial trauma. For years I have endured dental procedures, sinus problems and headaches from these injuries. Nine years ago I had dental implants and a nasal septal defect repair. I was referred to Yvonne Woodson for acupuncture treatment on my face. In the last 6 months I have not had any need for sinus medicine. My migraines have all but quit and I have not had to use pain pills for mouth pain. For me this has been a life changing experience and I would recommend these treatments for anyone who suffers from facial pain." -N. Dehm, R.N.

"After numerous attempts with conventional medicine to address this condition [facial pain as a side effect of neurosurgery] I turned to another pain relief strategy. It was here that I was introduced to Yvonne Woodson, a specialist in facial acupuncture. Over a period of several months she was able to eliminate the pain in the lower portion of my face and reduce it over the rest of my face. This has provided me with a healthy and positive increase in the quality of my life. Throughout this period Yvonne Woodson took a great deal of interest in my case and was genuinely determined to improve my condition. She was very professional and her attention to detail assured me of some relief from a condition most other professionals had written off as being unattainable. I highly recommend her to anyone suffering any facial pain or discomfort." -R.K.