Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture and the Aging Process
Cosmetic facial acupuncture is a healthy alternative to enhance muscle tone, strengthen and firm skin appearance, and improve overall health and well-being. Cosmetic facial acupuncture leaves you looking and feeling youthful and radiant. It is an effective treatment for people of all ages.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) believes that aging is directly influenced by physical, emotional, and spiritual health. A Western Medical approach to improve facial appearance is to treat the symptoms, ie: wrinkles, sagging skin, loss of muscle tone, skin discoloration and other skin problems. Traditional Chinese Medicine’s primary concern is to address internal health. In TCM, internal health and physical appearance are measured in terms of the vitality of all the internal organs and their ability to function independently and in relation to one another. When your organ systems are strong, healthy, and balanced, then you are in good health and your overall appearance is youthful and lustrous. When your organ systems are weak, unhealthy, and out of balance, then your energy and physical health suffer and manifest as facial concerns, such as wrinkles, loss of muscle tone and skin problems. When you are out of balance the trained acupuncturist can see it in your skin and muscle tone. Common aging signs include muscle sagging, skin wrinkling, discoloration, and irritation. When internal health is established, a shift in external symptoms will naturally occur.
When visiting a cosmetic acupuncturist, the acupuncturist will first ask you about your health. They will perform a comprehensive exam which will likely include questions concerning your digestion, sleep patterns, diet, stress level, family health history, and cosmetic concerns. The practitioner will look at your tongue, feel the pulse on your wrists, and possibly press or massage various body parts. He or she will then insert fine, sterilized acupuncture needles into specific acupuncture points on your face and body. The purpose of the treatment is to restore internal health to naturally lift, tone, and strengthen muscle integrity and skin. The result is healthy toned face muscles, tighter skin, reduced fine lines and wrinkles, refined skin, even skin color, and improved health and well-being.
In cosmetic facial acupuncture, stimulation of acupuncture points helps to:
- Eliminate fine lines
- Soften deeper wrinkles
- Tone, relax, and nourish muscles
- Improve skin texture, color, and luster
- Increase energy in skin cells and tissue
- Enhance overall appearance and health
- Adjust organ imbalances and deficiencies
- Reduce physical, mental, and emotional stress and tension