Acupuncture needles are different than sewing needles, in that they are much tinier and can't be used to attach patches of fake fur to a T-shirt. Feel the difference with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $49 for one 90-minute bee-venom facial-rejuvenation treatment—facial acupuncture combined with bee-venom therapy (a $100 value)
- $135 for three bee-venom facial-rejuvenation treatments (a $300 total value)
- $300 for six bee-venom facial-rejuvenation treatments (a $600 total value)
Licensed acupuncturist Tamara Wolfson enhances facial acupuncture with bee venom, also known as apitherapy. The venom works by stimulating circulation, lymph movement, and oxygen exchange to help the body eliminate toxins. It can also calm inflammation, leading to a smoother, more radiant appearance.
Tamara Wolfson, MS, LAc
Bee venom doesn't sound like a medicinal substance, but to alternative practitioners such as licensed acupuncturist Tamara Wolfson, it's a cocktail of healing compounds. Going back as early as at least 3,000 BC, ancient Greek, Egyptian, and Chinese doctors used the venom—known as apitherapy—along with honey, royal jelly, pollen, and beeswax to treat ailments that ranged from arthritis to multiple sclerosis. Today, the method of using bee venom is sometimes called "nature's Botox" and has even earned attention from mainstream publications such as Allure magazine. Practicing inside Living Medicines Holistic Center, Tamara integrates various hive-sourced substances into her therapies, which include community and private acupuncture, diet consultations, and herb therapy. She also posts resources for clients to use at home, such as tips for creating a holistic medicine cabinet or an entirely edible fort.