Facial Rejuvenation and Acupuncture: Beauty within
By Salin Perayotyucol, R.AC, R.TCM.P, BEcon(Hons)
Yesterday, my patient came for a second session of facial acupuncture. She said after the treatment a week prior, she noticed the bright complexion of her face the next day. Two of her coworkers also commented on the firmness of her facial skin.
Another patient also sees the difference of her forehead that her furrow is diminished after the fourth session of acupuncture.
Beautiful from inside out with acupuncture
Facial acupuncture has become incredibly popular over the years. It is a natural alternative treatment. It can help treat the signs of aging and help with other health issues. It highly motivated not only baby-boomer demographic but also working population who go through emotional and social stress.
Facial acupuncture is a full constitutional treatment that views the face as an extension of the channels of the body. Channels flow from the soles of the feet to the crown of the head. It is based on the holistic view of Traditional Chinese Medicine that a person’s appearance is just one part of the whole body.
In Western Point of Views on Acupuncture Cosmetology
To explain in western point of views, when the face is needled, blood flow and qi (energy) carries nutrients to the cell; the body interprets the insertion of the needle as a “positive” injury (micro trauma), which, in turn, through “stimulation of fibroblasts, can increase collagen output”.
Your face is the window to your body that reveals the stories of your life
“Your face is the window to your body that reveals the stories of your life”. We are not only putting needles on the face to stimulate collagen production, improve skin quality, etc. but also putting needles throughout the body to balance the whole body.
For example, if you have stressful life, problem sleeping, your face will look exhausted , so we need to treat your underline conditions along with treating the face.
Facial acupuncture is much more than beauty
Facial acupuncture is not limited to beauty. It can benefit much more…
Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ), Neuropathies, Migraine, Bell’s palsy, Acne Just to name a few..
In conclusion, Facial Acupuncture can produce more stable and persistent effect than western cosmetic methods only target on local skin nutrition, and why it is now attracting more and more attention. Acupuncture aims to regulate the whole body through actions on both internal organs and external symptoms. Facial acupuncture attaches emphasis not only on local area but more on the whole body. What’s more, in addition to cosmetology , acupuncture can also work well for a varieties of diseases.