Facial acupuncture

Facial acupuncture, also known as cosmetic acupuncture is a specialist field of acupuncture aimed at improving the appearance and condition of the skin. It is a gentle and highly effective alternative to often more invasive cosmetic procedures such as Botox injections or dermabrasion. Facial acupuncture is a holistic treatment that follows the foundations of Traditional Chinese Medicine by treating the mind, body and emotions, treating the inside and the outside.

Facial acupuncture has existed in China for centuries and was one of the key beauty secrets of the wealthy and powerful women of ancient China. More recently it has become popular in the West because it reduces the signs of premature aging by treating the internal causes, without the need for more invasive procedures.

Energy and blood flows throughout the facial skin and muscle. The insertion of fine needles to key points on the face, head, ears and limbs has been shown to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, increase muscle firmness, improve lymphatic drainage, firm the skin and increase circulation to the face, which minimises the appearance of fine lines, reduces the visible signs of aging and improves the skin colour.

A 1996 report published in the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture reported "among 300 cases treated with facial acupuncture, 90% had marked effects with one course of treatment" while The Irish Times recently acclaimed this treatment as: "...a viable alternative to cosmetic surgery and the effects can run much deeper than simply improving appearances."

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