Are you looking for an effective alternative to having cosmetic surgery for facial rejuvenation? Cosmetic Acupuncture maybe exactly what you’ve been looking for.
What is Cosmetic Acupuncture?
Cosmetic acupuncture is a non-surgical alternative to reduce the signs of aging using the finest smoothest needles in the world. Although the name “cosmetic acupuncture” may sound like a superficial, purely cosmetic procedure, cosmetic acupuncture is a complete system of facial rejuvenation aimed at not only rejuvenating your facial appearance but also revitalizing your overall health so you’ll look and feel amazing.
Extremely fine acupuncture needles are inserted into powerful acupuncture points on your body and face to stimulate and balance energy (qi) flow depending on your constitution. All acupuncture energy lines called meridians begin or end on the face and therefore any imbalance within your internal energy system can have an effect on your facial appearance. Needles are inserted into your arms, legs, trunk and face using gentle pain free techniques to ensure you have the most comfortable acupuncture experience. The local acupuncture needling to your facial points and areas of concerns such as lines have been shown to have a strong impact on increased collagen and elastin production which may explain the effectiveness of cosmetic acupuncture. Many people feel deeply relaxed during a cosmetic acupuncture treatment due to the effect acupuncture has on the hormonal system and therefore increasing relaxing hormones such as serotonin.
As well as receiving acupuncture, cosmetic acupuncture treatments may incorporate various other techniques such as the use of jade rollers (dermal rollers), gua sha (Chinese spooning) and massage. Jade rollers gently roll over your skin promoting further circulation and blood flow, removing toxins and stimulating collagen and elastin. Gua Sha is a scraping technique incorporating the use of a flat jade tool with a rounded edge. The edge is used to over lines, puffiness and sagginess to increase tone, smooth out lines and reduce toxins by activating the lymphatic system. Your diet and nutrition maybe adjusted and herbal formulas prepared to balance your body from the inside out. The best results are experienced when all aspects of your health are re-balanced including your diet and nutrition. When cosmetic acupuncture is combined with herbal medicine, dietary change, and dermal techniques and self-massage at home the results can outstanding.
What will your initial Cosmetic Acupuncture treatment involve?
Your initial cosmetic acupuncture treatment will be an extended 1 ½ hour treatment where your overall health will be examined to find imbalances in your yin and yang energy systems followed by a comprehensive cosmetic acupuncture treatment. You will be asked questions about all aspects of your health and your tongue and pulse will be observed for a Chinese medicine diagnosis to be established. Acupuncture needles will be inserted into body acupuncture points to rebalance your energy followed by local facial acupuncture points to focus on your area of concern. After the acupuncture needles are removed and disposed of, dermal techniques are used such as gua sha (Chinese spooning), jade roller and massage which have an action of invigorating blood flow to the area. After cosmetic acupuncture your skin maybe slightly reddened which will fade quickly and many people feel deeply relaxed after the treatment. It’s recommended that you relax after your treatment, so organise times where you can take it easy and enjoy your feeling of balance for the rest of the day.
Who will benefit from Cosmetic Acupuncture?
Anyone wanting to look and feel younger, fresher, healthier and slow down the signs of aging should consider cosmetic acupuncture. You may have particular areas of focus such as: deep wrinkles, fine lines, puffiness, sagging, and bags under your eyes, double chin, dry skin or acne. Cosmetic acupuncture can effectively help these conditions while treating the underlying energy imbalance which is the reason they developed in the first place from a Chinese medicine point of view.
What are the effects of Cosmetic Acupuncture?
Cosmetic acupuncture can erase years off your face within a few treatments, erasing fine lines and drastically reducing deeper lines. Sagginess, puffiness and drooping diminish and a fresh tightened sensation is often felt after each treatment. From a western medicine point of view cosmetic acupuncture enhances blood flow to the tissues and therefore nutrition and healing, stimulates collagen and elastin production.
Cosmetic Acupuncture History
Cosmetic acupuncture has been used in China for thousands of years for cosmetic facial rejuvenation and as early as 960AD-1270AD cosmetic acupuncture was incorporated into the beauty regime for the empress and the emperor’s concubines. Chinese medicine has a famous saying “Where qi goes, blood flows”. The Chinese knew that youthfulness and longevity were essentially a matter of keeping healthy circulation to all tissues of the body and cosmetic acupuncture was a great way of directing energy and therefore blood to the face for rejuvenation.
Why choose cosmetic acupuncture over surgery?
The difference I tell my patients between cosmetic surgery and cosmetic acupuncture is that after a few cosmetic acupuncture sessions you’ll glow with health, lines are reduced and many people start receiving compliments from friends and family immediately. Cosmetic acupuncture enhances and optimises your features so you look the best you naturally can. It’s more than the external appearance that’s enhanced however; it’s an energetic shift which brings the inner beauty out of you.
Cosmetic acupuncture is certainly not a replacement for surgery however is an effective natural alternative. It is safer, less risky, and virtually painless with no side effects. There is no recovery time of swelling and bruising like there is from surgery. Cosmetic acupuncture cannot change the shape of your nose or give you higher cheek bones but rejuvenates your appearance and health safely and naturally.
How many Cosmetic Acupuncture treatments will you need?
The best results are achieved over a course of 12 cosmetic acupuncture treatments once or twice per week. In-between you’ll be encouraged to perform facial massage and exercises at home, take herbal remedies and nutritional support combined with dietary changes. After the initial treatment you will notice healthy improvement, however by the seventh treatment the results will be obvious and longer lasting.
Contraindications to Facial Rejuvenation Cosmetic Acupuncture
Facial rejuvenation cosmetic acupuncture is contraindicated if you have problems easily bleeding or bruising, migraine headaches, pregnancy, during cold and flu and during herpes simplex flare-up.