Cosmetic Acupuncture is the practice of promoting the radiant and youthful appearance of those who receive treatment. Cosmetic Acupuncture incorporates the entire spectrum of acupuncture. It balances the appearance of the face and problem areas, along with the internal health and balance of the body. You will enjoy a state of abundant health, and your outward appearance will reflect you inner health and beauty. The work that is done to remove your fine lines, wrinkles, and cellulite will be long lasting. When the body is in a state of utmost health the outward appearance of the patient reflects the inner beauty that lies within all of us.
There are three main points of focus with Cosmetic Acupuncture. The first is the acupuncture portion. As acupuncturists we are trained to observe and palpate the patient to determine the main sources of deficiency and excess. Once this pattern is determined a point prescription is then made and needles are gently inserted into the body. Once the body needling is complete, then the practitioner moves onto the face. Small inter-dermal needles are placed directly into the fine lines and wrinkles of the face reducing the appearance of aging and the ravages of time. The facial needles cause micro-trauma in the skin, which in turn increases blood flow and the production of collagen in the area. Increased collagen in the face helps to fill in your fine lines and wrinkles and improves your appearance. Then Gua Sha rubbing techniques are used to further erase lines and break-up the wrinkle patterns in your skin.
The second portion of cosmetic acupuncture is diet and herbal prescription. Again the excess and deficiencies are determined and herbal formulations are given to the patient to improve overall health. The patient is also given advice on diet. Without the body being in good health, the cosmetic acupuncture will not hold as long, and the patient will not be as happy with the results.
The third portion of cosmetic acupuncture is patient self-care maintenance. The patient will be educated on how to exercise different facial muscles to maintain a youthful appearance and prevent muscle loss. The patient will also be instructed on how to apply different Oriental Medicine creams and salves to keep fine lines and wrinkles to a minimum. The patient will then be taught how to effectively use various acupuncture tools and techniques on their own to maintain and enhance the work done by the doctor.
Cosmetic Acupuncture is for any person who wishes to experience a state of radiant health and the appearance of youth. While the results are not as dramatic as Cosmetic Surgery, they are nonetheless dramatic. Unlike cosmetic surgeries the patient still maintains their individual appearance, and will not end up looking in a mirror and not be able to recognize the face looking back. Also there are none of risks that are associated with major surgery. Your side effects may include minimal bruising, and redness, along with improved sleep, better digestion, and a state of general wellbeing that comes with good health.
The best thing to remember is that Cosmetic Acupuncture is acupuncture. It can improve the overall health and well-being of the patient receiving treatments. With Cosmetic Acupuncture the patients receives all the benefits of acupuncture with the added bonus of maintaining a more radiant and youthful appearance.