Facial Rejuvenation & ELR

At Touchstone Healing we are a holistic general practice offering treatments for many of today’s most common health issues using Traditional Chinese Medicine  – however,  we also are able to offer cosmetic treatments that have been used for thousands of years in China, and which have been used by Hollywood A-Listers for decades for whole body health, beauty, and as a tool to stop the age clock! It’s not just genetics that keeps those on the silver screen looking fabulous – they have a secret that is now available right here in the Scottsdale Airpark at Touchstone Healing Acupuncture, and Scott Way has been performing these treatments for nearly 15 years now.


Back in 2004, Scott received training in Advanced Facial Rejuvenation using millennia-old acupuncture techniques with Chinese herbal medicine and dietary counseling to help people to look their best. He had tremendous success with these treatments, as people not only looked better but they felt better – these treatments are holistic, meaning that a complete differential diagnosis is done for each patient to identify system imbalances throughout the body that are revealed in the way we look. By addressing these problems while also giving a facial rejuvenation  – amazing transformations take place. Why? Our health on the inside radiates through our outer appearance. Inner beauty equates to outer beauty – but also better health! All of us can think of someone who always has a healthy, glowing face and radiates a natural beauty, right? These people have good energy balance. On the other hand, visceral weaknesses and dysfunctions show in some others through our faces as dark circles, pale or lusterless skin, puffiness, blemishes, acne, excessive wrinkling, and other signs.


A few years later, Scott discovered an acupuncturist, Dr. Darren Starwynn, who had invented an amazing treatment method using micro current energy stimulation with color light for facial rejuvenation that took this process to a new level. Energy Light Rejuvenation(ELR) came into existence firstly during treatment for patients with Bell’s Palsy, anxiety & depression, and pain & injury conditions by utilizing the Chinese Medicine meridian system, acupuncture points, and the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine’s (TCM) unique differential diagnosis process. (For more about Differential Diagnosis find it under Acupuncture in the above menu header) Practitioners using micro-current and color light therapy began receiving reports from their patients that they wanted more of it. They had improved energy, more creativity, less bodily pain, more joy in their life. For those receiving treatments relating to neurological conditions of the face – they reported softer lines on the skin of their face, increased facial muscle and skin tone, and that their eye on the treated side appeared more open. So, naturally, they wondered if the other side could be treated, as well!


Acupuncture meridians are a subtle energy and communication network that connects to every organ, tissue, and system of our bodies. Acupuncture points(of which there are over 400) are located on these meridians, and every acupuncture point, when stimulated, illicits specific known physiological (sometimes emotional and spiritual, too) actions in the body for healing action.

The face has direct meridian connections to eight (8)  of the major meridians of the body – those being the Gall Bladder, Stomach, Large and Small Intestines, the Du (Governing Vessel), the Ren (Conception Vessel), and the Triple Heater (balancing water/fluid metabolism in the torso). The face also has indirect connections to all of the other meridians, similar to what we have in our vascular and nervous systems – capillaries and veins and rural connections between organs.


It sounds complex, and it is. But what it means for you is that these treatments are not only cosmetic – they are whole-body (holistic) treatments! Beauty radiates outwardly from the inside! Now, you might understand why Hollywood A-Listers have secretly been traveling to SoHo to see acupuncturists who specialize in these treatments – for decades now! And, not just the women…


These treatments are relaxing (as they release endorphins) and easy, safe, and pain-free. We use ELR micro current energy stimulation, resonating at nano- and micro-amp levels (billionths – millionths of one ampere ranges). For those who like the traditional acupuncture facial rejuvenation approach, we also perform traditional acupuncture facial rejuvenation, using single-use only Korean hand needles which are uber-thin and allow for minimal sensation. Both methods achieve the same results but ELR usually requires 2 – 8 more visits for the same results. The body is a walking, talking organic battery – all bodily functions are governed electrically. Muscle contractions and relaxation, nerve function, glandular secretion, brain activity, healing and regeneration, and pain reception all resonate at nano-and micro- amp levels. The body is very welcoming to micro current energy – the reason we like to utilize ELR.


Yes,  we use a combination of micro current and color light therapy in the same ELR treatments. Research in to the body’s subtle energy systems reveal that the cells and molecules that make up our bodies respond directly to light energy. Researchers  James Oschman, Ph.D.(“Exploring the Biology of Phototherapy”), S. Pankratov, Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, and Robert Becker have concluded that light stimulates the flow of solitons – waves of energy and information that travel rapidly through the protein fabric of the body, opening gates and switches that organize dynamic living matrix pathways so that cells can communicate with one another to orchestrate the repair of traumas of all kinds. Research has also found that protein molecules also transmit subtle electrical signals throughout the body, aka semiconduction,  and that the energy and communication system of the meridian system is based on electrical semiconduction along the perineural glial cells allowing for subtle currents to be transported over long distances without losing charge – but are not electrical signals of the nervous system – rather photonic light energy.

What Does This Mean For Me?

We do color light matching to customize frequencies of light for the needs of each patient. Other light facial systems use only red or infra-red light, which can be helpful when indicated but may be harmful for some clients. Our color light matching utilizes frequencies throughout the visible light spectrum – some to repair tissue, some to encourage muscle tone, some to reduce age spots and scarring, some to reduce facial wrinkles or red and inflamed skin. We use applied kinesiology muscle-testing technique and your Chinese medicine differential diagnosis to select the correct color light and micro current frequencies for your most optimal facial rejuvenation needs each time you have treatment.