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FACIAL ACUPUNCTURE

 USED FOR COSMETIC AND ALSO HEALTH REASONS.

 

Acupuncture needles are inserted into the muscles of the face. The process stimulates natural healing mechanisms within the skin and dermis. This has the effect of increasing blood flow and lymph circulation which in turn stimulates oxygen flow through the blood vessels. The facial acupuncture results in a gentle plumping and shaping of the face, helping to reduce wrinkles and sagging. The health benefits are the relaxation of the muscles in the forehead and neck which can reduce such symptoms eyestrain and migraine.

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    FACIAL ACUPUNCTURE 

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Acupuncture of the face broadly falls under the following two categories:

facial acupuncture and cosmetic acupuncture. 

 

Very fine acupuncture needles are slowly inserted into the various muscle points within the face and surrounding areas. The needles create micro injuries/’wounds’ which are called positive microtraumas. When your body senses these micro-injuries/ wounds, it goes into repair mode by stimulating several crucial healing mechanisms. 

By increasing the local blood and lymph circulation to the face, thereby increasing the oxygen flow which nourishes the skin and accelerates the removal of cellular waste, and restores your overall health and wellbeing.

 

The positive microtraumas also stimulate the production of collagen and elastin *which are proteins that help keep skin young, improve skin tone/texture and elasticity, thereby smoothing lines, minimising wrinkles, and enhancing firmness and volume of the skin.

*Collagen is the most common protein found in the body. Elastin and collagen are both proteins found in the skin. They work together to give skin its texture and shape. Skin with healthy levels of both collagen and elastin isn't just more youthful; it's stronger.

Facial Acupuncture is not just a cosmetic treatment. Facial acupuncture has been proven to improve your overall wellbeing. When the sympathetic nervous system is overactive due to daily stress and fatigue, the blood vessels in the facial muscles constrict, reducing blood flow and causing the muscles to become tense. Facial acupuncture can help to balance the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system activity, improve blood flow, and relax the facial muscles. It can also help to improve the symptoms of other complaints such as muscle stiffness, stomach problems, headaches, allergies, sleeping disorders, digestion, and even anxiety, irregular periods, and menopause.

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Benefits of Facial Acupuncture

 

The prevention of Bags around the eyes, drooping eyelids and sagging skin with lines and wrinkles around the face and neck: 

 

As the facial muscles lose strength and firmness, they are no longer able to lift the skin, thereby causing bags around the eyes, drooping eyelids, sagging skin with lines and wrinkles around the face and neck. The wrinkles between the eyebrows are often due to over-tension of the muscles and are mainly caused by fatigue, stress and eye strain.  The treatment increases the production collagen and elastin, and stimulates the metabolism, around the facial area, thereby reducing wrinkles and sagging, and firming and toning up the skin.

 

Dark circles or Loss of brightness

The reduction of blood flow and lymph circulation due to stiffness on the face and stress can lead to loss of brightness and dark circles can develop on the face. Dark circles can also be caused by eyestrain. The treatment stimulates local circulation of blood and lymph to the face, improves muscle tone, encourages tightening of the pores and brightens the eyes. It greatly reduces stress evident in the face, bringing out the beauty within. Those who are prone to dark circles may also suffer from chronic shoulder stiffness. By increasing the blood flow and oxygen level around the face and neck, the stiff shoulder and neck can be also improved. 

Imperfections of skin such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, rosacea

According to Oriental medicine, there are two main types of skin problems: 

The first is caused by a blockage of the blood flow and the decrease of metabolism, resulting in large pimples and eczema. The main causes are stress and excessive drinking of alcohol and eating oily foods. The latter, is caused by inadequate nourishment and poor blood flow to the facial skin, thereby weakening the skin's immune system and causing various facial problems. This can lead to rashes and eczema.

 

Facial Acupuncture is effective in improving many imperfections of the skin such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, rosacea, etc. The treatment is practically painless, and can be very relaxing relaxing. Each treatment will be  tailored to your individual needs.

Potential benefits & improvements of cosmetic or facial acupuncture

 

  • Stimulates local circulation of blood and lymph to the face leaving the skin feeling hydrated and nourished.

 

  • Improves skin elasticity and skin tone around the face and neck by Increasing the production of collagen and elastin.

 

  • Increased circulation – especially to the face, giving the skin texture and complexion more radiance and better skin tone 

 

  • Strengthened facial muscles, creating a lifting effect for sagging muscles. 

 

  • anti-ageing treatment-It’s also believed to help reduce puffiness on the face, combat acne, and reduce under-eye dark circles.

  • Improves the appearance of bags around the eyes, drooping eyelids and scars.

  •   The appearance of fine lines and wrinkles can be minimised 

 

  • Encourages tightening of the pores and brightens the eyes.

   

  • It is a natural and safe alternative to more invasive procedures without the risks or side effects.

 

  • Improvement to sleep and general mood