Wanting to revitalise your appearance, without having to resort to the expense, inconvenience and risks of surgery?
In the hands of a skilled and qualified practitioner, acupuncture for facial rejuvenation can help maintain and restore that youthful glow, by
- diminishing fine lines and wrinkles;
- boosting skin elasticity;
- tightening pores;
- soothing redness and inflammation (eg acne, scarring, rosacea);
- diminishing pigmentation; and
- reducing puffiness (eg bags under the eyes).
It’s a natural and non-invasive treatment that helps you to not only look good, but feel good as well – and it’s suitable for adults of all ages.
Looking Good and Feeling Great
While cosmetic acupuncture has been popular in China for centuries, it is only now that we are starting to understand some of the science behind it.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) takes a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, and asserts that body, mind and soul are intrinsically linked – what affects one, affects the others.
It seems there is a lot of truth to this, as today we know that acupuncture does indeed have benefits for various aspects of our health and wellbeing – from relieving physical symptoms such as pain and nausea, to reducing the impact of psychological concerns such as depression and anxiety.
Acupuncture for facial rejuvenation aims to treat the underlying causes of ageing, rather than simply trying to mask or hide them.
As such, a TCM approach to facial rejuvenation will likely include herbal treatments, lifestyle recommendations, and techniques such as guasha and cupping, as well as acupuncture.
How Does Cosmetic Acupuncture Work?
By inserting extremely fine needles in strategic points in the face, neck, and décolletage, acupuncture treatment clears the way for energy to flow freely through face and body.
Or in modern medical speak – acupuncture stimulates blood flow and boosts certain systems of the body which tend to slow down with age – for example, the production of collagen and elastin which is what keeps our skin firm and supple. It also helps to relieve stress, and regulate out-of-control hormones, both of which can all too often leave us looking and feeling less than our best.
It seems acupuncture for facial rejuvenation reduces the signs of ageing – both inside and out!
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