Cosmetic acupuncture is a non-invasive treatment that involves using acupuncture to improve skin and fight the aging process. Sometimes referred to as an "acupuncture facelift" or "facial rejuvenation," cosmetic acupuncture often is used as an alternative to surgical facelifts and other conventional procedures said to reverse signs of aging in the skin.
Cosmetic acupuncture can help reduce wrinkles, diminish fine lines, remove age spots, increase collagen production, and lift droopy eyelids. For maximum results, we recommend 10 or more sessions, as well as possible, additional sessions for maintenance of results. Treatments begin at $130. Please allow for 1 hour & 20 mins. Book with us at 651-338-3574 or online at lifestreamfamilywellness.com. We are conveniently located at 3440 Federal Drive in Eagan.
"Spring into ACTION!"
"Grow, Bloom, GO!"
While Spring is a time for renewal, and enthusiastic slogans, it is also a wonderful time to reflect, pause and plant the seeds for this next chapter in your life.
Here are a few, easy tips on ways you can cultivate more "moments of pause" within your full day-to-day tasks.
1. Breathe. Deeply. Take a step back from what you're doing and take a deep inhale, followed by a deep exhale. The breath fuels your energy. So, instead of taking shallow sips of air, try deepening your breath throughout the day.
2. Journal. Don't just think it, ink it. Write down the thoughts swirling around with a pen and paper, and reflect on how much lighter you feel after processing your thoughts down in a journal. Doesn't have to be an hour or two of writing, even just 5 minutes a day can help you throughout your day.
3. Let it Go. Belt out your inner Frozen-movie song (kidding!), and just,let...it....go. That which we try to control, hold on to, grasp, deny, and/or shield tends to restrict us in some way. Guide your thoughts toward this prayer, "I am at peace." Take time daily to meditate and pray, and allow the "moment of pause" to calm, restore, and fill you with a deep, inner wisdom and peace.
4. Set New Intentions. The winter was long, and cold, and damp, and dark, and, and, and... With this new chapter coming into focus (melt fast dear snowstorm set to arrive later this week!), set aside some to time to write down your intentions and/or create a vision board for Spring 2019. Again, it doesn't have to be super time-consuming, just 4-5 new things you want to bring into fruition to build your bounty as the lovely, yellow tulips emerge. Better health? Check. Better relationships? Check. Make your list clear, and true to you.
As the new season approaches, we wanted to share this special gratitude video with you from our dear Founder & Owner, Jean Baker. As quoted by Jean throughout the clinic this week -- "Self-care is the new form of healthcare; remember to fuel your own soul."
Pause to stop and smell the roses, LifeStream tribe. And, as always, be mindful to carve out precious time just for...you. Your bliss awaits HERE at LifeStream Family Wellness.
Blessings & Good Health,
Your LifeStream Family Team
LifeStream Family Wellness
'Tis the season for passing plates of turkey, full schedules, and unraveling the holiday lights. Above all, here at LifeStream Wellness, we believe it is the season of sharing and caring. It is that precious time of year when we pause to reflect and give thanks. It is the time of year when we collectively remember that yes, our cup is in fact half full. It is the time of year to sip in some self-care (and warm tea!). We've done our research, and we know that having an attitude of gratitude can lift our spirits. So, before the hustle 'n' bustle begins, we want to say thank you. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your wellness journey.
During these cold winter days and nights, we are here to warm you up with a cup of tea, and honor your body's need for relaxation. Be it a conversation in the lobby with our newest team member (and smiling face), Stacy or an extended acupuncture visit as the temperatures outside plummet, we are here to warmly serve you.
We now know that gratitude changes our brains for the better; here is a short video (less than 2 mins) on the neuroscience behind gratitude that we wanted to share with you.
So, 'tis the season for you...for self-care, reflection, gratitude and lots of warm tea! See you soon!
In health and happiness,
Your LifeStream Family Wellness Team
The Fall season is here, and we are loving every minute here at Lifestream Wellness. It's a time of change, a time for reflection, and a time for sweaters, soups and relaxation. It has been a joy hearing the stories of back-to-school, how everyone is faring into the settling of new routines, and the overarching thrill of pulling out the Crockpots for a good 'ol Minnesotan "hot dish" on game day.
Amidst the changes, we offer you the opportunity to settle in to a quiet space for some much-deserved relaxation. Balance your mood and mind, regulate hormones, and keep allergies at bay during this seasonal change. Be it cupping, acupuncture or just sipping some warm tea together in our new space, I am always grateful to serve you.
I hope to see you and your loved ones this Fall season! In health & happiness, Jean :)
(***As featured with Pioneer Press, Star Tribune & Women's Press***)
One Local Business Woman Carries On Her Parent’s Legacy
(EAGAN, MN) -- Jean Baker, CEO of LifeStream Wellness comes from a long and local line of entrepreneurs. Her grandparents and parents have inspired her throughout her life to forge her own path. Grandfather Howard Wong owned and operated one of the most successful Cantonese restaurants in America along the old Bloomington Strip. Jean’s mother Donna and Al were Restauranteurs themselves, first with Ground Round and then with the eponymous Al Baker’s of Eagan. At Al Baker’s, the motto was always come as a customer, leave as a friend.
“My parents definitely influenced my business sense and, especially my mother, influenced my vision for creating a community of wellness through LifeStream Wellness. My mother first exposed me to the traditions and methodology of healing in my Chinese Heritage, always reminding us to lead a balanced life. My father thrived on building relationships throughout the community, gave back whenever and wherever he could, and dedicated countless hours to present a gathering place for his city,” Jean explained when asked about her inspiration to move her operations to Eagan after founding LifeStream Wellness in 2009.
Other life experiences, guided her process as well. “Watching my father go through his cancer diagnosis, treatment and eventually, hospice opened my heart and my eyes to the needs that we all have to living a more balanced life and receiving the best and most effective care possible along the way. My father’s schedule placed strenuous demands on his body and spirit, and he did not manage this stress well. Looking back, this was a major contributor to his disease and its toll. After his passing, I made it my mission to help heal others and encourage everyone around me to find an integrated balance of their mind, body and spirit and to eliminate or minimize the obstacles to this balance. With my mother’s passing along my Chinese heritage, coupled with the family’s business acumen, I feel it was destiny for me to start a clinic such as LifeStream,” continued Jean. “My mission is to inspire and lead people to lead healthier lives in their mind, body and spirit. I know my father would be proud of how far I have come, his legacy lives on in my practice. My mother is responsible for laying a foundation on which my education could build and expand."
Speaking of inspiration, Jean’s patients often inspire her with their actions, deeds and success. Recently, this was posted on LifeStream’s Facebook page by Jean...
Today I was telling one of my patients about my annual pilgrimage to McDonald’s for a Shamrock shake in memory of my dad (he LOVED St Patrick’s Day and Shamrock shakes in particular.) Shortly after the patient left my office, she returned and surprised me with a hand-delivered Shamrock shake. I am so grateful to have such wonderful people in my life! Cheers to you Dad!
It is our pleasure to announce Jean Baker and the LifeStream Wellness team will be expanding their spaces, with a Grand ReOpening in June, 2018. In the expanded location patients can receive Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Cupping, Reiki, Chakra, Cosmetic Acupuncture, Wellness Coaching and much more. “Our goal with our expansion is to better serve our customer, be able to accommodate more patients, and to create a wellness community that reaches as many people in the surrounding areas as possible. We are honored and grateful to be a part of our patient’s journey, no matter the stage of life. If my dad taught me anything, it is this – that we’re all connected, here to support each other, and that life is just too short to live out of balance,” Jean concluded. Located conveniently at 3440 Federal Drive Suite #140. You can book your next appointment at www.lifestreamfamilywellness.com.
Ever wonder to yourself, what's the big deal about essential oils?
Well, here at LifeStream Family Wellness, we thought it best to clue in our amazing tribe of patients to the many wonderful health benefits of essential oils...Did you know? Essential oils help the brain! Yup, it's true...read on...
High levels of sesquiterpenes (found in the essential oils of frankincense and sandalwood, and various others) help increase the amount of oxygen in the limbic system of the brain, particularly around the pineal and pituitary glands. This leads to an increase in secretions of antibodies, endorphins and neurotransmitters. So, which parts of the brain get the message? This information is communicated to the amygdala, hypothalamus, hippocampus, and other areas of the brain. These individual components are part of the collective limbic system. Aaaaand, what does the limbic system control? The limbic system is responsible for emotion, behavior, motivation, memory, and learning. Essentially, essential oils are...yes, essential! We customize treatments to include the enhancement of oils, for those who request it - come on in and enjoy a little more relaxation here at LSW. :)
The birds are back in town. The sun is shining now more than ever. The snow is melting. Wonderful. Wonderful. A wondrous Spring is upon us!
As your body emerges from hibernation, we put together some flowery-hibiscus-kind-of-pointers to make the welcomed transition a little more easy breezy...
1. Clean Up.
Tidy your space, and clear your mind. Out with the old, and in with the upcycled, better version of your space. Shred outdated files. Sort mail. Vacuum behind the couch. Spruce up your table with a daisy floral arrangement, real or faux will do.
2. Create a Colorful Plate.
Pile your plate high with veggies, fruits, lean proteins, and whole grains. Now is the time that many transition from soups and stews to salads, veggies w/ hummus, and/or tabouli. Remember that water is your friend...and, fuel. Aim to drink at least 64 ounces of water everyday.
3. Get Clear.
What do you want the most out of this season? Is it love, more money, to build something new, spend more time with your longtime pal? Make a list, and the intention to commit to the items on your list....and, on your heart.
4. Take Time for You.
Book your acupuncture appointments at the beginning of the month. Sign up for LifeStream's all-new monthly wellness program (can we get an ahhhhmen?). Take a long bath. Read a book. Pray or meditate quietly in a beautiful space.
5. Get Outside.
Play more, do yoga in the park, take your kids to a local, outdoor ball game. Go for a brisk run. Walk around the lake. Drive with the windows open. Soak in nature's antidepressant - Vitamin D. And, feel...so....much...better.
May your Spring be full of everything that makes you happy!
- Kate Iossi
Contributing Writer/Business Consultant
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