By Judy Xu

Acupuncture has been around for centuries. As a key part of traditional Chinese medicine, it’s used to treat a variety of ailments and conditions including headaches, nausea, allergies, musculoskeletal disorders and even infertility.

And it is also used for facial rejuvenation or as some refer to it “acupuncture facelift”. This effective, timeless beauty technique has been used by the Chinese since the Sung Dynasty (960 – 1279 AD) and performed on the Empress & Emperor’s concubines.

Today it’s an effective non-surgical, yet painless way to lessen the appearance of fine lines as well as deeper wrinkles and acne. According to Chinese medicine, it improves circulation and stimulates the body’s natural anti-aging powers.

Understandably for some it’s a preferred alternative to surgery or botox given it’s safe, painless and unlike injection procedures, it also addresses the skin’s overall health.

Hair-thin needles are gently inserted into specific points on the face to facilitate the movement of blood and stimulate the production of collagen. This in turn nourishes, re-hydrates, tones and reduces the appearance of facial wrinkles. Additionally, specialized frequency-specific electrically stimulated needles improve skin elasticity as well as the tone of the facial muscles. Your skin will also have a more youthful glow.

In advanced facial acupuncture, synergistic points are used on the arms, legs and body to further strengthen the body’s energy, thereby enhancing beauty from the inside out. With this complete holistic treatment, we can achieve a balance between improving exterior facial beauty and strengthening the internal energies that influence beauty.

Treatments improve muscle tone and dermal contraction, increase collagen production, tightens pores, and increases local circulation of blood and lymph around the face. It can be used to reduce a double chin and sagging jowls plus help to decrease inflammation, puffy or droopy eyelids. It also can reduce jaw tension.

We recommend that to maximise the benefits of facial acupuncture following treatments you feed your skin through a well-balanced diet, good hydration and well-formulated skin care routine.

If you’re interested in Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, please call our clinic on 834 9901 or book an appointment online with our Acupuncturist, Judy, at www.advancewellness.nz

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