In the philosophy of Asian Medicine, there is an underlying idea that true beauty cannot be achieved without health of the body.
Cosmetic Acupuncture, often referred to as an Acupuncture Facelift or Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, is much more than just a cosmetic procedure. It is a technique that revitalizes and rejuvenates from the inside-out, correcting any underlying imbalances in the whole person.
A 1996 report in the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture reported that among 300 cases treated with Facial Acupuncture, 90% had marked effects with one course of treatment. These effects included: the skin becoming delicate and fair, improvement of the elasticity of facial muscles and leveling of wrinkles, a ruddier complexion, and overall rejuvenation not confined to the face. In addition, the World Health Organization (WHO) has also recognized the beauty effect by acupuncture.
The Main Aesthetic Effect
Due to the treatment focusing on a healthy state of mind and body, rejuvenation acupuncture is basically valid for all symptoms. Rough skin and wrinkles, sagging, dullness, edema of eye (eye bag), obesity, hair loss, improvement of complexion, acne, hives, swelling and atopy. Both physical and mental health are treated simultaneously in the safe environment where you can deeply relax so that the balance of autonomic nervous system is also restored to further stimulate internal healing and rejuvenation.
The treatment is based on the principles of Asian medicine and involves the insertion of sterile tiny acupuncture needles into specific areas of the face, head and body along the energy meridians to activate Qi, or energy. Treatment session usually starts with a facial massage to relax the skin, then fine acupuncture needles are inserted and left in place approximately 30 minutes. The treatment is then completed by a gentle facial massage.
Nutritional and lifestyle counseling is provided to support overall effectiveness of the treatment. Reiki healing, guided imagery, music therapy and hypnotherapy are combined to clear out any energetic, spiritual, or emotional blockage and promote radiant energy flow to support your total beauty.
A course of treatment consists of 10-15 sessions (generally 12) at the frequency of 1-2 sessions a week . The effects become most noticeable and lasting on or about the seventh session. Each person responds differently, depending on his or her condition and lifestyle prior to treatment. Following the initial course of treatment, monthly maintenance sessions can prolong the results for 5 to 10 years.