Following the acupuncture needles, special facial cups are used to increase local circulation to the skin, drain stagnant fluids, bring collagen to the surface and ease the appearance of lines, puffiness and dark circles. By increasing blood flow and bringing nourishment to the muscles and skins, cupping can help the skin to regain its youthful appearance.
Facial cupping is also commonly used to treat TMJ, sinus pressure and help move the lymphatic system.
Facial Gua Sha
Jade gua sha boards are used to invigorate the skin by smoothing wrinkles and increasing blood flow and collagen. Facial Gua Sha aids the detoxification of the face by moving stagnant blood, energy and inflammation. It allows for fresh energy flow to return to the face and neck.
Gua Sha is a key element in our facial rejuvenation as it can aid the appearance of the neck and jowls.
Chinese medicine is rooted in the principle that health is manifested from the inside out. In using a holistic approach to wellness, you’ll notice an overall difference in your wellbeing, including sleep, energy, and digestion. All while treating those lines and wrinkles.
Every treatment uses the highest quality, pre-sterilized, disposable acupuncture needles inserted gently around the face, neck, and scalp. Body points are also used to address underlying causes contributing to the aging process, working with the root cause. While your skin is reacting to the subtle stimulation, the treatment is also adjusting the energy throughout your entire body.
Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation Therapies Can:
- Lighten deeper wrinkles and eliminate fine lines
- Lift sagging eyelids, reduce bags/circles
- Enhance muscle tone and boost collagen production
- Lessen double chin and tighten jowls
- Eliminate puffiness via metabolism enhancement and draining excess fluids
- Treat acne and rebalance hormones
- Bring color to the face by boosting circulation of blood and lymph flow
- Tighten pore and re-balance the skin’s moisture
- Lessen appearance of scars and age spots
- Reduce the appearance of stress in the face
- Work from the root causes of aging to slow its progress
- Aid stress, digestion, and circulation
- Increase overall wellbeing and general health
A 1996 report in the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture* reported that “in 300 cases treated with Facial Acupuncture, 90% had marked effects with one course of treatment. The documented effects included: improvement of the elasticity of facial muscles, leveling of wrinkles, and overall rejuvenation–not confined to face.” *Zhang Qi and Zhu Lan-xiu (1996). Meridional Cosmetology: Report of 300 Cases with Discussion of Underlying Mechanism. International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture, Vol 7, No 4.
Contraindications and Cautions to Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture
While acupuncture is a safe procedure some precautions should be met:
- High Blood Pressure
- Diabetes Mellitus
- Coronary Disease
- Herpes Outbreak
- Problems with Bleeding or Bruising
Who would benefit from Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture?
Anyone concerned with looking and feeling younger and slowing down the aging process. Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is suitable for those with deep wrinkles, fine lines, bags under the eyes, sagging, puffiness, drooping eyelids, double chin, large pores, dry skin or acne. Facial Rejuvenation is also quite effective for persons looking for preventative aging measures.