By Alex Kecskes
Combining acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is a virtually painless, non-surgical procedure that can restore youthful beauty to your face. It can reduce wrinkles, fine lines, puffiness, and facial sagging and discoloration. It can also reduce eye bags, droopy eyelids and double chins. Treatments have been known to improve hormonal balance, delay the hair loss and graying associated with aging, even improve the quality of sleep. Refined, tested, and perfected over the course of thousands of years, acupuncture is a natural, noninvasive method of addressing both the outward symptoms of aging and its internal causes.
Facial Rejuvenation is a holistic approach to beauty that helps the whole body look and feel younger. By addressing the physical, mental and emotional stresses that cause disease and accelerated aging, it goes beyond mere cosmetics and deals directly with the health of the body's largest organ-the skin. Facial Rejuvenation works by tightening pores, improving muscle tone, increasing collagen production and reducing facial stresses. It also restores balance to the skin's moisture and color by increasing blood circulation to the face, which improves muscle tone. It can even reduce the buildup of noxious elements in the skin.
Another advantage of acupuncture is its ability to strengthen the immune system of which our skin is an essential part. It helps stimulate the body's natural processes of cell reproduction and growth. Inserting needles in key areas of the face can affect the production and dispersal of collagen and elastin. Collagen helps skin stay durable and resilient; elastin maintains its elasticity. Excess sun exposure and aging reduce the body's ability to produce both collagen and elastin.
Treatments begin with a consultation to determine the overall condition of your skin, any medical preconditions that may exist and what your goals are in skin care. Thereafter, a therapist would place you on a massage table. When you are perfectly relaxed, the therapist would insert tiny acupuncture needles into specific areas of the face, ears, neck, hands, and yes, feet and legs to include the whole body. Once all the needles are in place, you'll be asked to remain in your relaxed position for 20 to 30 minutes. Your therapist may finish your treatment with a gentle, soothing lymph massage of the face and hands using an essential oil and flower essences.
Facial Rejuvenation goes beyond needles to include a critically holistic element to restoring your overall health. Remember, your skin is your body's largest organ. Which is why the condition of your skin so accurately reflects your overall well-being. The Chinese herbal formulas your therapist will recommend will help restore balance to your organ systems and ultimately eliminate or reduce the negative signs of aging. These herbs help bridge the gap between acupuncture treatments. If you suffer from hot flashes, night sweating, hair loss or bloating and indigestion, herbal medications can be an important supplement to acupuncture.
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