Cosmetic Acupuncture, also known as Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, is becoming well known as a technique to rejuvenate, lift and clear the skin, using extremely fine needles in the facial muscles and surrounding areas.
In Chinese Medicine, the face is both an expression and reflection of overall health. We are connected body, mind and spirit together without separation, and these are viewed and treated as one holistic framework. Lifestyle and environmental factors can all take a toll on our health, with our appearance, negative emotions and stress adding to the appearance of aging, lack of vitality, and lines in the face. A treatment includes overall constitutional diagnosis and treatment of body as well as facial points.
Bringing together my years of experience in skin care and natural therapies prior to my studies in Acupuncture, with post graduate specific training in Facial Rejuvenation and Cosmetic Acupuncture* with world leader and pioneer in Cosmetic Acupuncture, Mary Elizabeth Wakefeild, I offer a natural, profound and very effective alternative to aggressive Laser, Botox and collagen injections, Cosmetic Surgery and Chemical Peels, helping you feel and look better from the inside out.
Facial Acupuncture is a non invasive, safe, holistic and gentle method, creating a more youthful and vibrant skin, also improving ones overall health and well being.
Each course of treatment is specifically tailored to you personally, using carefully selected therapies, for your unique and specific skin and health. High quality, superfine Japanese needles and organic products are used, for the ultimate trust and benefit for your skin and health.
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is an excellent alternative, truly natural approach to beautifying the skin without surgery and injection. Cosmetic Acupuncture is far less expensive, more natural, non-invasive and safer than plastic surgery or botox injection(s), and has minimal side effects, inflammation, or recovery time.
It is a series of treatments which are cumulative. You may well see differences after one treatment – and I can assure you your face and body will certainly feel very different – in order to gain meaningful benefit, the recommendation is for a series to get the best possible, long standing results.
In short, Facial Acupuncture is not at all scary, and many people request it again and again simply for the lovely feeling of relaxation and clarity it provides for them, as well as for the benefits of skin and facial health observable by others! Its much like a facial except it actually gathers long term results rather than all-too-brief ones, and assists with deeper health concerns while getting benefits for your face. You also don’t have to hide away while your skin recovers from the assault of aggressive cosmetic surgery – quite the opposite!
Cosmetic Acupuncture techniques are also highly effective when utilised for the treatment of facial neuralgia and paralysis, including Bells palsy, facial hemiplegia and Trigeminal Neuralgia. Due to the utilisation of specific motor points as well as facial muscle insertion and attachment points, Acupuncture is an excellent treatment option for these conditions.
A 1996 report in the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture reported that among 300 cases treated in China with cosmetic facial acupuncture 90% had marked effects with one course of treatment. Effects included: increased elasticity, reduction of wrinkles and overall rejuvenation and positive results reflected throughout their body.
A 2013 issue of the Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine regarding “the effect of facial cosmetic acupuncture on facial elasticity” – concluded that the treatment showed – “promising results as a therapy for facial elasticity”.
* This is a post graduate certification program and can only be performed by a Registered Acupuncturist.
Yun, Y, Kim, S, Kim, M, et. Al. (2013) Effect of Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture on Facial Elasticity: An Open-Label, Single-Arm Pilot Study, The Journal of Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Zhang, Q. and Zhu, L. (1996). Meridional Cosmetology: Report of 300 Cases with Discussion of Underlying Mechanism. The International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture, pp 401-405.