Denver-based Acupuncturist, Dr. Martha Lucas, Releases New Book: "Vanity Calamity: Your Guide to Cosmetic Acupuncture for Anti-aging"

June 22, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
Denver, CO Martha Lucas, Ph.D., L.Ac., Denver-based acupuncturist and practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), has authored "Vanity Calamity: Your Guide to Cosmetic Acupuncture for Anti-aging." The announcement is made by Dr. Lucas who says "Vanity Calamity tells the history of vanity and what women have been willing to do to look younger or more beautiful. Now there's a healthy, safe option - Cosmetic Acupuncture. My new book, now available for purchase at, shares how to look young naturally."

As a practitioner of TCM, Dr. Lucas has seen the negative side effects that can occur through use of modern techniques for looking younger. "I've seen a patient whose face was still numb two years after a surgical facelift, a neck burned by a laser treatment, a young mother who was upset that she couldn't make facial expressions after receiving Botox® injections, and a woman whose skin had hyper-pigmentation after a 'natural' peel," Dr. Lucas explains. "In turn, I decided the general public needed more information about the natural option called Cosmetic Acupuncture hence my new book."

Cosmetic Acupuncture is a technique that reduces lines, wrinkles, and sagging by using the principles of TCM in the form of Acupuncture treatments. Additionally, patients are taught why wrinkles happen, why they may be aging prematurely, and how to start living an anti-aging lifestyle. Dr. Lucas says, "Our search for youth and beauty seems endless. Women have gladly gone under the knife, been suctioned, injected, chemically peeled, implanted, dyed, and more to fill out need to look younger."

Vanity Calamity is full of information that people need to know about how to use natural medicine to look younger and feel more vibrant. According to Dr. Lucas, "we have forgotten the importance of our natural beauty and that it can often be achieved through the use of natural means."

An internationally known instructor, Dr. Lucas leads seminars for TCM practitioners about both Cosmetic Acupuncture and Pulse Diagnosis theory. For more information visit: or

In addition to Vanity Calamity, Dr. Lucas has 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. Visit

About Martha Lucas, Ph.D., L.Ac.

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 is available at

Purchase Vanity Calamity (ISBN: 9780578026299) at:


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