According to Chinese Medicine, wrinkles begin internally from a constitutional imbalance and fundamental weakness of Qi. Qi circulates throughout the body within a serious of pathways called meridians. Flowing through these pathways, Qi provides nourishment, support and energy to every cell, tissue, muscle, and organ.
As we get older it becomes more difficult for Qi to flow upwards to "lift" the face. This leads to inadequate muscle tone, wrinkles, and sagging skin over time.
Why choose Facial Acupuncture over a surgical face-lift?
Facial rejuvenation Acupuncture has been around for thousands of years. Acupuncture can strengthen and stimulate the circulation of blood and Qi within the meridian pathways, especially those of the face, and improve the energy flow within the body to help the body's skin to rejuvenate. Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture can tightens pores, improve muscle tone and dermal contraction. This technique can also help to build collagen and enhance the elasticity of the skin.
While not a replacement for surgery or injection such as Botox or Restylane, Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is an excellent alternative. It is far less costly than cosmetic surgery or injection and is safe, effective, natural, drug-free, virtually painless, 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 Acupuncture. While Facial Acupuncture cannot reshape one's nose or chin, it is a more subtle treatment that takes years off one's face-safely and naturally while improving overall health.
But it doesn’t stop there. Since facial acupuncture is based on time-tested principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, a person’s overall health may also benefit. Insomnia may be corrected and weight gain may be controlled. Cosmetic acupuncture is, after all, a whole-body treatment. In the Traditional Chinese Medicine view, a person’s face is affected selectively by his or her internal organs. Facial features reflect organic strengths, and as internal organs are fortified, one’s face reflects the improvement. Besides addressing a patient’s condition holistically, the practitioner will probably work locally, inserting painless, ultra-fine needles into--and around--specific wrinkles, acu-points or muscle points, depending on the technique employed. Techniques can be Spartan or luxuriant, and practitioners will often incorporate herbal poultices, moisturizers, pulsed light or essential oils into a treatment. An imperceptible electrical current may also be passed among the needles.