I’ve been getting a lot of calls about Cosmetic Acupuncture because of my Global TV News interview. Many people were surprised to find out that acupuncture could be used as a safe alternative to a “facelift.”
Acupuncture is not just for the treatment of pain or disease. In fact, cosmetic acupuncture is a safe alternative to plastic surgery and other surgical procedures on your face! Acupuncture is virtually painless and offers a natural, safe and effective method for smoothing out lines, evening out skin tone, enhancing muscle tone and improving your overall appearance.
Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine dating back over 6000 years, and focuses on the well-being of the total body. Acupuncture zeroes in on blocked flow of vital energy, called Qi (pronounced chee), and blood in the body. By unblocking this vital energy, acupuncture can aid in minimizing frown lines, crow’s feet and smile lines, reducing a double chin, firming the jaw line and reducing jowls, lifting drooping eyelids, evening out skin tone and enhancing facial tone as well as other conditions.
Used as a cosmetic therapy, acupuncture can enhance and revitalize the beauty of your face and also help rejuvenate your entire body. The vital energy and blood flows within your body along meridians, each of which is associated with a specific organ in the body. Acupuncture therapy strives to unblock Qi by inserting hair-thin needles into specific points in the body, called acupoints, for a duration of several minutes during each treatment. When your meridians are cleared, elastin and collagen production are increased, helping to reduce wrinkles and fine lines and rejuvenate dull facial skin tone.
In addition to increasing the production of collagen, an essential protein, acupuncture helps restore hormonal balance in the body. Hormonal imbalances are partially responsible for blemishes, acne and poor skin tone. Acupuncture also helps enhance the flow of vital energy, blood and lymph which work to relax and rejuvenate the skin.
Your acupuncture therapy program will be personalized for your situation and your desired results. The therapy will include treatments several times a week initially, and will run for several weeks. Your Acupuncturist will talk to you about your lifestyle, including your skin care regimen to determine the contributing factors of aging. Good nutrition and regular exercise including facial exercises and massage will prolong the positive benefits achieved through acupuncture.
Cosmetic acupuncture also improves circulation and carries nutrients to muscles and nerves throughout your body. The result is not only a younger looking appearance, but also enhanced skin tone and vitality of all muscles and skin, yielding increased energy and an improved feeling of well-being.
An improved sense of well-being and increased energy will aid in enhancing your outlook, help you keep a positive attitude and reduce the stress and other influences that negatively impact the flow of vital energy in your body. Your self-esteem will be improved, and you will be more enthusiastic about your on-going care for your face and your entire body.
When you feel good, you look good! Acupuncture is an ideal, non-invasive, drug-free therapy for helping you do both.