What is Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture?
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is a painless, non-surgical method of reducing the signs of the aging process. Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture helps to improve muscle tone and dermal contraction, especially in the face and neck. Bags and sagging around the eyes, face, and neck can be significantly reduced and toned up. Healthy facial coloring can be restored and there can be a tightening of the pores. Habitual expressions resulting from stress are transformed, resulting in a remarkably younger, calmer, and less worn-looking face with which to meet the world.
How does it work?
For thousands of years, the Chinese have known that beauty comes from the inside. At least as early as the Sung Dynasty (960 AD-1270 AD) Rejuvenation acupuncture practices were employed for the Empress and the Emperor's concubines. The Chinese discovered and utilized ways to change the energy flow within the body to initiate the healing process for rejuvenation. Though Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture can sometimes be referred to as an Acupuncture Facelift, it is more than a cosmetic procedure. It is a rejuvenation and revitalization process designed to help the whole body look and feel younger.
Based on the principles of Oriental Medicine, Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture involves the insertion of hair-thin needles into particular areas of the face, ears, neck, hands, trunk, and legs along channels or meridians of energy called Qi (pronounced chee). Specific points are chosen to manipulate the movement of Qi in the body according to the individual's needs. Many meridians either begin or end on the face while some have internal branches that go to the face. Therefore, treatments specifically affect the face while simultaneously treating the underlying factors that contribute to the aging process.
Why choose Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture over a surgical face lift?
While not a replacement for surgery, Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation is an excellent alternative. It is far less costly than cosmetic surgery and is safe, virtually painless, and has no side effects or risk of disfigurement. Unlike surgery that may have an extended recovery period with swelling and discoloration, there is no trauma from Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture. While Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture cannot reshape one's nose or chin, it is a more subtle rejuvenation that takes years off one's face-safely and naturally while improving overall health.
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What are the effects?
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture may erase as many as five to fifteen years from the face, with results apparent after just a few treatments. These treatments improve circulation of the face and body, bringing nutrients to the skin and removing metabolic toxins. Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture has been shown to increase collagen production and aids in its dispersal, thus helping to firm the skin and fill out wrinkles. Fine lines may be entirely eliminated and deeper wrinkles diminished. Improved muscle tone and dermal contraction helps firm jowls and minimize double chins, while improved fluid metabolism reduces bags under the eyes and lifts droopy eyelids. Other likely results include: moisturizing of the skin with increased local circulation of blood and lymph to the face; tightening of the pores; brightening of the eyes; improvement of hormonal balance to help acne; reduction of stress evident in the face - bringing out your innate beauty and radiance.
Who would benefit from Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture?
Anyone concerned with looking and feeling young and slowing down the aging process. Different methods are emphasized, and specific points stimulated according to how an individual is aging. A person with excess puffiness, for example, would require a different treatment than someone with dry skin.
What is the course of treatment?
Generally, it consists of 12 treatments given once or twice a week. The effects become most noticeable and lasting on or about the seventh session, though many people notice improvement much sooner. 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, Herbal and Nutritional Supplements, and a healthy diet.
Does it really make a difference?
The use of acupuncture in Cosmetology has already attracted great attention in Japan, Hong Kong, and Sweden. The effectiveness of Acupuncture is due to its ability to balance the body's energy system. 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 more delicate and fair, improvement of the elasticity of facial muscles and leveling of wrinkles, a rosier complexion, and overall rejuvenation-not confined to the face. Common sense would tell us that treating underlying imbalances is preferable to masking the outward symptoms and allowing further decline and dysfunction to continue within the body.