What is Cosmetic Acupuncture?
The practice of facial rejuvenation acupuncture has a long and rich history in traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Modalities utilising acupuncture, massage and dietary adjustments have been found to treat a wide range of skin conditions and promote health, longevity and beauty and to combat ageing. Thousands of years ago the Chinese discovered that many meridians either begin or end on the face while some have internal branches that go to the face. Thus, practitioners of Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture know how to specifically affect the face while simultaneously treating the underlying factors that contribute to the aging process.
Cosmetic Acupuncture is a healthy and natural substitute to plastic or cosmetic surgery. The insertion of very thin needles on the face enhances the blood circulation to the face and stimulate collagen production. Thus, resulting into a healthy and glowing complexion. It is a rejuvenation and revitalisation process designed to help the whole body look and feel younger.
What are the benefits of Cosmetic Acupuncture?
Who would benefit from Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture?
Everyone concerned with
looking and feeling young and slowing down the aging process. The decision to begin
treatment may be professionally or personally inspired or a combination of
both. Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is suitable for those with deep wrinkles,
fine lines, bags under the eyes, sagging, puffiness, drooping eyelids, double
chin, large pores, dry skin or acne. Different methods are emphasised and
specific points stimulated according to how an individual is aging. A person
with excess puffiness, for example, would require a different treatment than
someone with dry skin. The whole person is treated and evaluated on the
body-mind continuum–the foundation of Holistic Medicine.
What is the course of treatment?
Generally, it consists of 12 treatments. The effects become most noticeable and lasting on or about the seventh session. Each person responds differently, depending on his or her condition and lifestyle prior to treatment. Following the initial course of treatment, maintenance sessions can prolong the results for five to ten years. It is often recommended to supplement the Facial Rejuvenation program with Facial Self-Massage and/or Acupressure, Facial Exercises, Herbal and Nutritional Supplements, pure and authentic Aromatherapy blends for the skin, and a healthy diet.
Does it really make a difference?
Many sources indicate that acupuncture has been used for almost 5,000 years to treat a wide range of conditions. Having proven itself with literally billions of people, Acupuncture has survived the test of time.
The use of Acupuncture in
Cosmetology–especially in preventing and reducing wrinkles–has already
attracted great attention in Japan, Hong Kong, and Sweden. The effectiveness of
Acupuncture is due to its direct manipulation of the body’s energy
system–balancing, removing blockages or adding energy when necessary. A 1996
report in the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture reported that among
300 cases treated with Facial Acupuncture, 90% had marked effects with one
course of treatment. The effects included:
the skin becoming delicate and fair, improvement of the elasticity of facial muscles and leveling of wrinkles, a ruddier complexion, and overall rejuvenation–not confined to the face.
Is Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture a new and trendy technique?
For thousands of years, the
Chinese have known that beauty comes from the inside. At least as early as the
Sung Dynasty (960AD-1270AD) Acupuncture rejuvenation practices were employed
for the Empress and the Emperor’s concubines. The Chinese discovered and
utilised ways to change the energy flow within the body to initiate the healing
process for rejuvenation. According to a famous Chinese axiom, “Where qi goes,
blood flows.” Even for those unfamiliar with the principles of Chinese
Medicine, it is known that increased circulation helps the body to look and
feel better. Common sense would tell us that treating the underlying cause of
why someone is aging is preferable to masking the outward symptoms and allowing
and dysfunction to continue within the body.
Why choose Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture over a surgical face-lift?
While not a replacement for surgery, Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation is an excellent alternative. It is far less costly than cosmetic surgery and is safe, virtually painless, has no side effects or risk of disfigurement. Unlike surgery that may have an extended recovery period with swelling and discoloration, there is no trauma from Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture. While Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture cannot reshape one’s nose or chin, it is a more subtle rejuvenation that takes years off one’s face–safely and naturally while improving overall health.
Are there any contraindications?
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is contraindicated for some pituitary disorders, heart disorders, diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure, individuals who have a pacemaker or who have a problem with bleeding or bruising, or who currently suffer from migraine headaches. Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture should not be done during pregnancy, during a bout with a cold or flu, during an allergic attack or during an acute herpes outbreak.
Please take a look at Tracey’s latest blog on Cosmetic Acupuncture for more information