The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives welcomes renowned traditional Chinese medicine specialist 

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The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives has welcomed renowned traditional Chinese medicine specialist Dr. Rui Pedro Loureiro as part of its Wellness Stars programme. From 15 December to 30 January, Dr. Loureiro will provide alternative healing therapies from acupuncture to epigenetics. 

An expert in diagnosis, Dr. Loureiro has worked in a hospital in China, as well as at clinics in London and Portugal. He is in charge of the Chinese Medicine Department of St. Louis Hospital in Lisbon and the Clinical Director of Clinica Cura Pura in Aveiro.

With over 20 years of clinical practice, Dr. Loureiro is a passionate, dedicated, and lifetime student and researcher of traditional Chinese medicine. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Chengdu’s University of Chinese Medicine, Postgraduate in Cosmetic Acupuncture from CMIR/ACUMEDIC – London and Beijing’s University of Chinese Medicine.

Primary Treatments

Acupuncture: During your consultation, a full history of your general health and details of your current symptoms and lifestyle are taken into account – this helps to establish a clear picture and understanding of the underlying causes of disease and formulate an appropriate treatment plan. Acupuncture diagnosis focuses on the individual and not just his/her illness – all symptoms are seen in relation to each other, so two people with the same Western diagnosis may be treated differently.

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Dr. Loureiro’s treatment uses mild electrical stimulation on the outside of both ears. It is similar to ear acupuncture but without the use of needles. His average success rate is 85% and there is no need for patches, gum or pills afterwards.

Holistic Facial Rejuvenation ProgramThe ‘natural facelift’: Cosmetic acupuncture for wrinkles and sagging; 24-carat gold needles will be applied to specific acupressure points on your face and body to help nourish the skin. The gold-plated composition of the acupuncture needles is singularly significant as it produces measurable results by visibly enhancing the volume and tone of facial muscles, thereby improving the skin’s circulation, collagen, and elastic fiber network which activates the fibroblastic cells and increases hyaluronic acid production. Experience sleeker, plumper, more youthful skin.

Anti-cellulite Treatment: This method gives excellent results in modulation of different parts of the body – abdomen, buttocks, lower and upper limbs – for conditions such as cellulite, sagging, localised fat deposits and excessive weight. Anti-cellulite acupuncture helps the whole body look and feel younger; rejuvenating and revitalising.

Full Epigenetic Test: Dig deeper into your genetic data. Undergo an epigenetic hair test, through a bio profiler, which gives information about your levels of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, essential amino acids, fatty acids, antioxidants and contaminants. Analysing the 15 most common vitamins, 23 major groups of antioxidants, 16 everyday minerals, 115 food restrictions and food additives, immune stressors, all 23 amino acids, and omega 3, 6 and 9, the epigenetic test gives you lifestyle and diet recommendations to optimise your health.

Complimentary Session

Lifestyle Consultation: Dr. Loureiro’s treatments will take place at The Standard Spa with ocean views from one of the nine private rooms, along with an indoor hydrotherapy playground boasting a traditional communal Hamman, cypress aroma steam room and contract plunge shower. 

The Standard Spa sitting over the pristine water of Huravalhi Island also has a yoga studio hosting daily wellness classes and Tonic, an adults-only pool and swim-up bar perfect for relaxing post treatment or splashing around. The perfect place to recover, play, chill and explore. 

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