When we research on the facial acupuncture in the google search engine , often we found the result shown as facial rejuvenation acupuncture , facial enhancement acupuncture , constitutional facial acupuncture , cosmetic acupuncture or just simply facial acupuncture. Following the definition of facial acupuncture name itself , it is straightforward to know that it is referring to the acupuncture on the face to enhance and rejuvenate the face. However in cosmetic acupuncture it cover more than just facial rejuvenation acupuncture , but also work with patient with medical condition that not just affect the physical outlook but also the psycho-emotional health.
Patient whom seek treatment from Cosmetic acupuncture is someone who wiling to dive in deeper to find out what is the actual reason that causing the illness that manifested the skin disorder condition and collaborate with acupuncturist to make necessary adjustment to achieve long lasting result from the treatment . The desired outcome included returning facial expression from bell's palsy, lesser breakout from acne while managing hormonal imbalance, lesser irritation or breakout from Rosacea while helping to manage digestion issue or alchohol addiction, augmenting the facial expression by unlock the qi stasis that causing the frowning of the face, improving the hair loss condition while strengthening the kidney Jing, supplement the weight loss while transforming the dampness in the body and improve the Spleen and stomach function.
Body Sculpting acupuncture
This acupuncture focus on the patient who likes to improve the cellulite appearance on the body. As we all known, cellulite is an appearance of orange peel with lumpy appearance due to the herniation of the adipose tissue to the connective tissue. In order to improve the cellulite appearance, exercise is very important to help the body to redistribute the fat in a balance manner. The aim of the body sculpting acupuncture is to improve the spleen function of the body, break up the herniation of the adipose tissue to the connective tissue , improve metabolic rate and increase the blood circulation to the cellulite area.
See below the step of the body sculpting acupuncture session.
- Empirical acupuncture point on body to address the body constitution issue and earth element tonification to improve the transport and transforming function of spleen.
- Electroacupuncture on the local cellulite area to bring Qi and blood to the cellulite area which often has poor blood circulation and cold appearance.
- Cupping and massage to breakout the herniation of adipose tissue on the connection tissue.
- Essential oil is applied to improve the metabolic rate of the fat
It is important to have the frequent treatment for body sculpting acupuncture treatment to prevent the adipose tissue re-bind with the connective tissue after the break up of the herniation . Twice a week treatment for three weeks then once a week treatment for another four to six weeks is recommended . Treatment ranged of 10- 12 weeks are recommended .
Facial Rejuvenation acupuncture is now a new trend in Europe and American after the disclosure of Prince Harry and Meghan whom use Facial acupuncture for rejuvenation prior to their wedding . This ancient healing modality which has been used for three thousand of years not only help regain the vitality of the health but also an alternative therapy for those who not liking the idea of botox injection but the natural beauty that shine from inside out.
The noun rejuvenation derives from the Latin adjective juvenis, meaning young. The usage of this particular term in the context of facial acupuncture treatments implies that the sole purpose of rejuvenating the face is to restore youthful features and appearance. Chinese medicine literature refer rejuvenation as the same as anti-aging, such as ‘everlasting life’, ‘making the complexion of rosy’, ‘making a face look like a girl’, ‘making a face look like a child’s’, ‘replenishing wisdom’, ‘strengthening will meaning resisting the aging of the mind” . The Facial Rejuvenation treatment involved the insertion of acupuncture needles into acupuncture point on the face and body based on the principles of Traditional Chinese. By needling the specific acupuncture point along the meridian channel that either begin or end on the face, the energy is manipulated to balance the disharmony.
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture aims to correct the signs of aging by both local treatment and by treating the underlying causes of why an individual is specifically manifesting the aging process the way they are. Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture typically involves a combination of needles placed in acupuncture points on the face and body, and utilizes empirical points, motor points, intradermal needles, threading of needles through wrinkles and/or underneath muscles. Needling of facial acupuncture points are used to bring qi and blood to the face, to regulate yin and yang and treat excess/deficiency. Facial Rejuvenation acupuncture is not just about beauty, but about health. Every part of our body needs good blood circulation, moisture, free movement of fluid and ability to eliminate secretions, and no stagnation of dampness (puffy appearance). The skin however, which is the outermost covering of our body, is visible in a very large area, and therefore is the most important place to manifest beauty.
Facial Rejuvenation acupuncture involved numerous of steps to identify the root cause of the manifested skin condition. First identify the chinese medicine pattern diagnosis then tailor the constitutional facial acupuncture treatment plan using the treatment strategy as below:
- Traditional body acupuncture
- Facial meridian massage and gua sha
- Localised facial acupuncture
- Individualised herbal Mask
- Auricular acupressure (ear seed) therapy
Generally , collagen production is take place within 3-4 days after each stimulation using massage or Guasha technique . It is recommended to either do home intensive Guasha or follow up with another facial rejuvenation acupuncture treatment 3-4 days later. Recommended treatment is twice a week for three weeks then once a week for another 4 to 6 weeks then monthly maintenance.
This technique is used for those who has phobia on needling on the face but like the natural approach for facial rejuvenation treatment . Numerous Gua Sha tools are utilized to stimulate the acupressure point and invigorate the qi and blood flow to the face. This is a very relaxing treatment in which the practitioner are well trained on the meridian massage technique with anatomy of the facial muscle to achieve the face lifting effect. Often the patient find improvement of the sleep quality, tightening of the skin and better emotional state after the intensive Gua Sha treatment