For thousands of years the Chinese have known that beauty comes from within. At least as early as the Sing Dynasty (960 AD -1270 AD) acupuncture rejuvenation practices were employed for the Empress or Emperor’s Concubines. The Chinese discovered and utilised ways to change the energy flow within the body to initiate the healing process for rejuvenation. It therefore makes sense that treating
the underlying cause of why someone is aging is preferable to masking the outward symptoms and allowing further decline and dysfunction to continue within the body.
Facial rejuvenation acupuncture is often referred to as an acupuncture ‘facelift’, however, it is more than a cosmetic procedure, it is in fact a rejuvenation and revitalization process designed to help the whole body look and feel younger.
Facial rejuvenation acupuncture involves the insertion of hair thin needles into specific areas of the face, ears, hands and legs along meridians of energy called Qi (pronounced chee). This manipulation of the movement of energy in turn stimulates the production of collagen and elastin. The Chinese discovered that many meridians either begin or end on the face while some have internal branches that go to the face.
What are the effects?
Facial rejuvenation acupuncture has been reported to potentially erase as many as 5-15 years from the face. Fine lines may be eliminated, and deeper wrinkles diminished. Bags under the eyes can be reduced, jowls firmed, puffiness eliminated, lifting of droopy eyelids or double chins minimised. Other results include moisturizing of the skin with increased local circulation of blood and lymph to the face, increased collagen production, muscle tone, tightening of pores, brightening of the eyes, improving hormonal balance to help acne, reduction of stress evident in the face. All in all, bringing out the innate beauty and radiance of the individual.
The effectiveness of acupuncture is due to its direct manipulation of the body’s energy system – balancing removing blockage of
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. These effects included improvement of the elasticity of facial muscles, levelling of wrinkles, a ruddier complexion and overall rejuvenation, not confined to the face.
What is the course of treatment?
Generally, it consists of 12 treatment sessions. Each person responds differently depending on their condition and lifestyle prior to treatment. The effects become more noticeable and lasting on or about the seventh session. Following the initial course of treatment, maintenance sessions can prolong the results of 5 -10 years.
Facial acupuncture is an excellent alternative to Botox and Cosmetic surgery. It is a sae, virtually painless procedure, has no side effects or risk of discomfort.
Facial rejuvenation acupuncture is a subtle rejuvenation that can take years off one’s face safely and naturally whilst improving overall health.