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How Can Acupuncture Improve Facial Appearance?

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Acupuncture is just one of the methods that Chinese Medicine practitioners can use to help heal your body.  Traditionally, acupuncture was mainly used for health purposes, but has recently been used for cosmetic purposes as well.  

Applying thin acupuncture needles to pressure points in the face can help to boost blood circulation and collagen production.  This can promote a healthy, bright complexion, with an uplifted, tighter-looking face.  Facial acupuncture can also help to remove wrinkles, skin pigmentation, and bags under the eyes!  This article will discuss how Chinese Medicine can be used for cosmetic acupuncture, to help improve facial appearance.

Chinese Medicine Organ Balance Theory:

In Chinese Medicine there are five main organs, called the Zang organs, which control the major functions of the body.  These organs are the heart, lungs, liver, spleen, and kidneys.  If one of these organs becomes weak, it may impact on bodily functions.  This could cause symptoms to occur.  Therefore, in Chinese Medicine, treatment is aimed at healing the affected organs.  By healing the organs, we allow the body to return to a healthy state, where it can function properly.  Naturally, when the body is healthy, symptoms of disease will be reduced, or removed altogether. 

Acupuncture is a technique which can be used to energise or rebalance weaker organs in the body.  In this technique, thin needles are inserted in specific points on the body.  Through these acupoints, the complex system of energy meridians can be manipulated, to strengthen weaker organs.  Read on to find out how the lungs, heart, and spleen may be affecting your facial appearance, and how acupuncture can help.

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Lungs:

In Chinese Medicine, the lungs work together with the large intestine, controlling the functions of breathing, bowel motions, and maintaining the skin.  This means that if your lungs or large intestine is weak, you may experience skin problems.  This could include rashes, acne, eczema, or even annoying wrinkles.  However, experienced acupuncturists can help heal the lungs and large intestine.  When these organs become stronger, they can promote healthy skin.  Therefore, acupuncture for organ balance can help you to achieve a brighter, healthier facial complexion.

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Heart:

The heart and small intestine work together and control blood circulation, bowel movements, and sleep.  If your heart or small intestine is weak, you may be suffering from poor circulation or weak digestion.  Weakness in the digestive system means that your body may not be able to absorb enough nutrients from the food you eat.  This can lead to a lack of energy, or “qi” in the blood.  Poor blood circulation means that less oxygen and nutrients will be supplied to the face, resulting in a compromised facial appearance.  Acupuncture can also be used to boost the heart and small intestine, allowing healthy blood to flow to your face, encouraging a beautiful countenance.

Spleen:

The spleen also plays a major role in facial appearance.  The spleen and stomach are responsible for maintaining the strength and shape of our muscles, as well as digestive functions of course.  If your facial muscles are weak or slack, you may be experiencing weakness of your spleen or stomach.  Energising these important organs through acupuncture can bring wonderful results, gradually strengthening the facial muscles, promoting well-defined facial features.

Conclusion:

Overall, Chinese Medicine techniques like acupuncture can be highly effective for improving facial appearance.  While acupuncture needles can be applied directly to the face, they can also be used in other acupoints in the body to boost important organs like the lungs, heart, and spleen.  Strengthening these organs promotes healthier functioning of the body, to maintain skin, blood circulation, and muscles.  These aspects can all contribute to a brighter, beautiful facial appearance.

To find out more about cosmetic acupuncture, see our blog at https://balancetcm.co.nz/category/cosmetic-acupuncture/, and our webpage at https://balancetcm.co.nz/category/facial-acupuncture/

If you’d like to know more about how Chinese Medicine can help, please see our website at https://balancetcm.co.nz/traditional-chinese-medicine-hamilton/.

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