According to Chinese Medicine, wrinkles begin internally from a weakness and imbalance of Qi (pronounced chee) within the body. Qi circulates through a series of pathways called Meridians. These pathways travel throughout the body, including up to the face. Qi flows within the meridians and provides nourishment, support and energy to every cell, tissue, muscle and organ.
As we age it becomes more difficult for Qi to flow upwards to “lift” the face and nourish the skin. This leads to inadequate muscle tone and over time, wrinkles and sagging skin. There are a variety of things that can contribute to this including poor diet, digestion, circulation, lifestyle habits or emotional and environmental stresses.
Acupuncture can provide a safe, effective, natural and drug-free approach to reduce the signs of aging. A facial rejuvenation series can improve muscle tone of the face and neck while addressing underlying imbalances that may have contributed to the aging process. The superficial insertion of these fine needles will increase the circulation, oxygenation and the elasticity of the skin to firm and tighten the skin’s appearance. It also evens the tone of the skin and gives it a youthful glow. You will look and feel more energetic, calm, vibrant and healthy.
Cosmetic acupuncture’s anti-aging effects have attracted great attention in the last few years, especially in the big cities like New York and Los Angeles. It used to be a treatment only for the rich and famous in Hollywood, but now everyone wants the royal treatment.
A 1996 report in The International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture stated, “among 300 cases treated with acupuncture for skin rejuvenation, 90% had marked improvement with one course of treatment. The effects included more delicate skin, improvement of elasticity of facial muscles, brighter complexion, and overall rejuvenation.”
One course of treatment is ten to twelve sessions administered twice a week for five to six weeks. Each session takes about one hour to complete.
For more information about facial rejuvenation check out Moira’s website at www.Acupuncture-Austin.com