Cosmetic acupuncture is an effective, relatively painless treatment for help in the reduction of wrinkles, fine lines, dark-circles under the eyes, eczema, acne and even firming up sagging under the chin.
The face is a good indicator of a persons overall health. For example wrinkles and fine lines between the brow can be related to liver problems, upper-lip wrinkles to oestrogen problems, dark circles under the eyes to kidney complaints, jowls indicate constipation or a loose bowel, sagging or creased eyelids relate to bladder problems, while eczema or acne may indicate stress.
Unlike many cosmetic surgeries and expensive creams, acupuncture treats the person not just the condition. Acupuncture stimulates the meridians that supply nutrition to the face, boosting overall health and improving general conditioning and toning of the skin. Therefore a series of cosmetic acupuncture treatments can be very successful in treating most facial complaints and excellent way to boost overall health improving the general tone, texture and condition of your skin. For best results it is advised to undertake the program in conjunction with a holistic health regime focusing on diet, fitness and stress management techniques. However, facial acupuncture has limiting effect for clients that have a history of smoking and drug use, as irreparable demage may have already been caused to the skin because vital nutrients are not able to get to the face.
Treatment usually takes 45 to 60 minutes, with the Acupuncturists regularly monitoring the clients pulse in each wrist to check for ‘radial activity.’ Then small needles are pinched into acupressure points on the face, a slight stinging sensation may occur but compared to the knife of a plastic surgeon it is relatively painless. When used in conjunction with other therapies there is a noticeable change in appearance after 10- 12 treatment - the skin is smoother, lines less visible and you naturally feel better.
This article originally appeared on Shane Warren Coaching & Counselling Services 'My Rambles'