Friday, March 30, 2012Acupuncture facial rejuvenation can enhance
not only your physical appearance but also your overall health, giving
you a glow that radiates from deep within. It has
centuries-old records of it being used in the service of beauty. Whatâ??s
more, acupunctureâ??s ability to improve a variety of skin conditions has
now been documented in legitimate clinical studies.
When the face is needled, blood flow and qi carries nutrients to the
cells, the body interprets the insertion of the needles as a "positive"
injury (microtrauma), which, in turn, through "stimulation of
fibroblasts, can increase collagen output."
Acupuncture facial rejuvenation entails no
incisions, sutures or acid peels and it will not produce sudden, drastic
changes in underlying structures. Remember, it took decades of stress,
sun damage and exposure to environmental toxins for your skin to reach a
state of crisis, and the damage will not be instantly undone. Acupuncture facial rejuvenation may offer is the reduction or erasure of fine lines
and the softening of deeper ones. It
is not unusual for patients to report enhanced skin tone, increased
energy and eyes that sparkle.
Since facial acupuncture is based on
time-tested principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, a personâ??s
overall health may also benefit. Acupuncture facial rejuvenation is, after all, a whole-body
treatment. In the Traditional Chinese Medicine view, a personâ??s face is
affected selectively by his or her internal organs. Facial features
reflect organic strengths, and as internal organs are fortified, oneâ??s
face reflects the improvement.
Acupuncture facial rejuvenation involves inserting ultra-fine needles into--and around--specific wrinkles, acu-points
or muscle points, depending on the technique employed. A course of ten treatments is standard,
with periodic follow-up visits as needed. These sessions are labor
intensive and will be priced differently than customary acupuncture
treatments. If you are a smoker or sun-worshipper, you
will need to make a longer commitment in order to achieve results.
Depending on the technique used, there is a slight chance of minor
If your features are tired and your skin is without
luster, yet you do not feel the need for cosmetic surgery, then facial
acupuncture may be for you.