The practice of facial rejuvenation acupuncture has a long and rich history in traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Modalities utilising acupuncture, massage and dietary adjustments have been found to treat a wide range of skin conditions and promote health, longevity and beauty and to combat ageing. Thousands of years ago the Chinese discovered that many meridians either begin or end on the face while some have internal branches that go to the face. Thus, practitioners of Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture know how to specifically affect the face while simultaneously treating the underlying factors that contribute to the ageing process.
Cosmetic Acupuncture is a healthy and natural substitute to plastic or cosmetic surgery. The insertion of very thin needles on the face enhances the blood circulation to the face and stimulate collagen production. Thus, resulting into a healthy and glowing complexion. It is a rejuvenation and revitalisation process designed to help the whole body look and feel younger.
What are the benefits of Cosmetic Acupuncture?
- Cosmetic Acupuncture provides good results at all stages of skin ageing
- Cosmetic Acupuncture helps to eliminate fine lines and make the deeper lines look softerIt can also help to minimise dark circles & puffy eyes
- It is also beneficial in minimising sagging skin, double chin & dropping eyelids
- Increases the circulation giving a healthy complexion with a natural glow
- Increases collagen production
- Relaxes muscles tone & tightens the pores
- Moisturising of the skin with increased local circulation of blood and lymph to the face
- Brightening of the eyes
- Keeps acne under control
Who would benefit from Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture?
Everyone concerned with looking and feeling young and slowing down the ageing process. The decision to begin treatment may be professionally or personally inspired or a combination of both. Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is suitable for those with deep wrinkles, fine lines, bags under the eyes, sagging, puffiness, drooping eyelids, double chin, large pores, dry skin or acne. Different methods are emphasised and specific points stimulated according to how an individual is ageing. A person with excess puffiness, for example, would require a different treatment than someone with dry skin. The whole person is treated and evaluated on the
body-mind continuum–the foundation of Holistic Medicine.
What is the course of treatment?
Generally, it consists of 12 treatments. The effects become most noticeable and lasting on or about the seventh session. Each person responds differently, depending on his or her condition and lifestyle prior to treatment. Following the initial course of treatment, maintenance sessions can prolong the results for five to ten years. It is often recommended to supplement the Facial Rejuvenation program with Facial Self-Massage and/or Acupressure, Facial Exercises, Herbal and Nutritional Supplements, pure and authentic Aromatherapy blends for the skin, and a healthy diet.
Does it really make a difference?
Many sources indicate that acupuncture has been used for almost 5,000 years to treat a wide range of conditions. Having proven itself with literally billions of people, Acupuncture has survived the test of time.
The use of Acupuncture in Cosmetology–especially in preventing and reducing wrinkles–has already attracted great attention in Japan, Hong Kong, and Sweden. The effectiveness of Acupuncture is due to its direct manipulation of the body’s energy system–balancing, removing blockages or 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. The effects included:
the skin becoming delicate and fair, improvement of the elasticity of facial muscles and leveling of wrinkles, a ruddier complexion, and overall rejuvenation–not confined to the face.
Is Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture a new and trendy technique?
For thousands of years, the Chinese have known that beauty comes from the inside. At least as early as the Sung Dynasty (960AD-1270AD) Acupuncture rejuvenation practices were employed for the Empress and the Emperor’s concubines. The Chinese discovered and utilised ways to change the energy flow within the body to initiate the healing process for rejuvenation. According to a famous Chinese axiom, “Where qi goes, blood flows.” Even for those unfamiliar with the principles of Chinese Medicine, it is known that increased circulation helps the body to look and feel better. Common sense would tell us 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.
Who Is It Not Suitable For?
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is contraindicated for some pituitary disorders, heart disorders, diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure, individuals who have a pacemaker or who have a problem with bleeding or bruising, or who currently suffer from migraine headaches. Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture should not be done during pregnancy, during a bout with a cold or flu, during an allergic attack or during an acute herpes outbreak.
Tracy SlaterCosmetic Acupuncture
Tracy graduated from the University of Westminster in 2008 with a Health Science BSc (hons) degree in TCM: Acupuncture. She specialises in women’s health, particularly fertility and menopause. She also offers a bespoke anti-ageing Cosmetic Acupuncture Facial treatment.