Facial Acupuncture Rejuvenates Naturally
Nov 01, 2015 10:43AM
By Ann Marie Rivera
Facial acupuncture is a timeless beauty technique utilized by the Chinese since the Sung Dynasty (960-1279, A.D.). Facial acupuncture gained popularity in the Western world for treatment of facial neurological dysfunctions (Bell’s palsy/stroke). Notable rejuvenation and facial muscular tone were documented, resulting in protocols for modern facial acupuncture treatment.
Today, it is an effective, non-surgical, painless option to lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Facial acupuncture is not a replacement for surgery, but it is an excellent natural alternative. he International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture reported improvement among 90 percent of the participants upon first treatment, along with improvement throughout course of treatments. Benefits included elasticity of facial muscles, leveling of wrinkles and balanced skin tone.
Facial rejuvenation acupuncture is a whole-body treatment. A person’s exterior and face is directly affected by the overall health of his/her internal organs according to Traditional Chinese Medicine. Every session is tailored to the client’s needs. Fine needles are gently inserted into specific points on the face, ears and body to facilitate blood circulation and stimulate production of collagen. This in turn nourishes, rehydrates, tones and reduces the appearance of facial lines.
A session takes about 60 minutes. Noticeable results are usually achieved in five to seven sessions. Improvement depends on the individual. Diet, exercise, and lifestyle contribute to the effectiveness of the treatments. A complete course of treatment is 10 to 12 sessions.
Benefits of Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture include reducing fine lines and wrinkles, softening deeper lines, improving muscle tone and dermal contraction, lifting eyelids and jowls and stimulating local blood and lymph circulation.
- Hydrate: Weight divided by two equals the number of ounces of purified water a day. Assists body in flushing out toxins.
- Exercise: Cardio at least three times a week. Helps skin by opening pores and flushing toxins.
- Eat Healthy: Provides the body with vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids.
- Sunscreen: Sun exposure is very invasive.
- Sleep/decrease stress: Seven to eight hours of sleep. Assists the body’s natural repair system.
Remember to choose a personal skin care system carefully and avoid products containing mineral oil, petroleum or alcohol.
Ann Marie Rivera, LAc, NCCAOM,is a Texas board-licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, specializing in pain management, pediatrics, antiaging/endocrine women and men’s health.