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What You Need to Know about Cosmetic Acupuncture!

What is Cosmetic Acupuncture?

Cosmetic acupuncture, otherwise known as facial acupuncture, is an excellent and natural technique for improving your facial appearance.  Are you tired of spending hours trying to figure out why your skin never seems to be its best?  Had enough of buying endless skin care products, and going to countless beauty salon appointments?  Or maybe, you just want healthy skin?  If any of these sound familiar, cosmetic acupuncture might be the right thing for you!

Acupuncture is a healing technique used in Traditional Chinese Medicine.  Thin needles are inserted into specific points on the body, to stimulate energy meridians which can help heal many diseases and health problems.  A modern extension of acupuncture is cosmetic acupuncture.  This treatment uses the same methods to promote healing in the face, which can make you appear much younger and brighter.

What Can We Help With?

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Cosmetic acupuncture has many beneficial effects.  The treatment is focused on the face and can make you look many years younger!  This technique can help remove annoying wrinkles such as crow’s feet, eyebrow wrinkles, and creases between the eyebrows.  Cosmetic acupuncture can also help remove bags under eyes and darker patches of skin.  It may even help with skin conditions like eczema and acne!  If you don’t have any specific skin problems, acupuncture can still help promote brighter and healthier looking skin.

How does it work?

Localised Needles:

Modern science shows that facial acupuncture can dramatically improve your appearance.  Applying thin needles to the surface of the face creates small wounds, which trigger your body’s healing responses.  This stimulates increased blood circulation in the face, which means more oxygen and nutrients can flow to your face.  When your face is nourished by these nutrients it can begin healing properly.  The small wounds created by the needles also boost the production of collagen.  This can reduce small lines and wrinkles and improves skin elasticity.  Facial acupuncture can even help to tighten your pores.  For more effective treatment, combine acupuncture with a healthy lifestyle including regular exercise, and a nutritious diet full of vegetables, fruits, and whole grains.

Organ Balance:

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While applying needles to the facial area is important, it is only a secondary aspect of cosmetic acupuncture.  The main aspect, which makes cosmetic acupuncture stand out from other beauty methods, is the focus on the health of the whole body.  In Chinese Medicine, all the systems and organs in the body are connected with each other.  This means that when a certain organ is weak, it may cause flow-on effects on other areas of the body.  For example, when the lungs or large intestine become weak or out of balance, this may create disturbances in the breathing, bowel motions, and the skin.  In order to fully treat any skin problems, a Chinese Medicine practitioner will need to analyse the root cause of the problem, which may stem from an organ imbalance.  Then, acupuncture can be used in other parts of the body to stimulate the healing process and promote overall health.  Only when the organs are healthy will you be able to have fully healthy skin.

Are There Any Side Effects?

Cosmetic acupuncture is a great treatment option, especially as it rarely has any side effects.  The most common side effect, however, is slight bruising at the needle sights.  This is no cause for alarm, as it usually disappears within a few days.  If you have a trained, experienced acupuncturist, your risk of side effects will be minimal.  This is the case with our highly trained and qualified practitioners at Centre of Balance.

Conclusion:

Cosmetic acupuncture is an effective treatment for healthier and younger looking skin. This holistic treatment works by promoting healing in the body and face, through placing needles into specific points throughout the body.  This technique can effectively promote healthier and brighter skin, especially when combined with a healthy lifestyle.

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