Cosmetic Acupuncture or an Acupuncture Facelift is a non-surgical procedure that will help to rejuvenate and revitalize your whole body. It will improve blood and energy circulation, nourish your skin, and increase collagen production to diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, sagging and dull skin.
Cosmetic Acupuncture is based on the principals of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Chinese Medicine practitioners have a clear understanding of the meridian system or energy pathways of the body. Using the disposable acupuncture needles, an acupuncturist can help to balance the energy within these pathways to restore and maintain health.
A practitioner specializing in Cosmetic Acupuncture is able to utilize the meridians that either end or begin at the face to stimulate and balance the energy while treating the underlying factors that contribute to the aging process. This involves the insertion of hair-thin disposable needles into specific areas on the face, ears, hands, legs and torso. The needles are inserted into the energy pathways or meridians to improve the flow of Qi (energy). As the movement of energy improves, a greater amount of energy and blood are circulated into the face, nourishing, hydrating, toning and diminishing the appearance of wrinkles.
For the best results, a series of 12 sessions performed weekly or twice a week is recommended. Results are visible around the 7th or 8th session. Monthly maintenance sessions will prolong the results as will facial exercises, facial acupressure massage, a healthy diet and a balanced lifestyle. A treatment plan includes:
Glowing, radiant, younger looking skin. Cosmetic Acupuncture will:
Cosmetic Acupuncture is not a replacement for surgery, however it is an excellent natural alternative. It is much less costly and a safer treatment. It is painless and has no negative side effects; there is no trauma inflicted on the body or need for recovery.
Cosmetic Acupuncture is contraindicated for some pituitary disorders, heart disorders, diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure, individuals with pacemakers, bleeding or bruising disorders, and for those who suffer from migraine headaches. Cosmetic Acupuncture should not be performed during pregnancy, during a cold or flu, during an allergic attack or during an acute herpes outbreak.
Cosmetic Acupuncture has been performed for thousands of years in China. As early as the Sung Dynasty (960AD-1270AD) Cosmetic Acupuncture has been performed on the Empress and Emperor's concubines. For centuries, the Chinese have known that beauty radiates from the inside out. If the internal body is nourished and the energy and blood are flowing smoothly, the external body will reveal this radiance.
A recent report in The Journal of Chinese Medicine, Number 72, June 2003, by Radha Thambirajah, founder of the Academy of Chinese Acupuncture in Sri Lanka has concluded that the effects of Cosmetic Acupuncture are striking and long-lasting… the skin became smooth, the hair shiny, the eyes bright… she was beautiful. A study in 1996 in the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture reported that among 300 cases treated with Cosmetic Acupuncture, 90% have had marked effects with one course of treatment. The effects includes: the skin becoming delicate and fair, improvement of the elasticity of facial muscles and leveling of wrinkles, a ruddier complexion, and overall rejuvenation.