Acupuncture Internal Medicine

Glow from the Inside Out with TCM Aesthetics

Ancient Chinese aesthetics have been around for thousands of years in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). In the 1990s, facial acupuncture became popular in China, Japan and Korea and rose in popularity in the Western countries as well due to its holistic and natural approach. TCM aesthetics supports the whole body and focuses on nourishing the skin from the inside out using facial acupuncture techniques.

Facial Acupuncture 

  1. Local Effect
    Fine needles as thin as hair are inserted into specific points on the face to create micro-trauma in the skin. These controlled small wounds trigger fibroblast production. Fibroblasts are responsible for making collagen, elastin and glycosaminoglycans (hyaluronic acid) – which are all “healers” of the skin and are essential in creating plumper, firmer and hydrated skin.
  2. Holistic Approach
    Skin health is dependent on the overall health of the body. Acupuncture on the body points helps to bring essential building blocks to skin cells by regulating digestion and stress levels. This will ensure adequate nutrients, blood flow and lymphatic drainage goes to the face.
  3. Balance Face Symmetry
    Tension on big muscles such as the neck, shoulders and jaw muscles can cause the face to be unbalanced. Releasing those tension by targeting body acupuncture points and reaching to the muscle layer can help to balance the face symmetry.

Facial Acupuncture Benefits

  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Gives complexion a fresher glow
  • Gives a more harmonious and balanced look
  • Reduces scar tissue
  • Reduces puffy eyes, face and body
  • Lifts and tones sagging muscles and skin

What to Expect During TCM Aesthetics Treatments

The session will start with a detailed consultation and checking of the tongue and pulse. The treatment will begin with acupuncture on the face and body for 30 minutes.

Facial acupuncture is suitable for most people. It is not suitable for those with any open wounds, severe active acne, skin infections or bleeding disorders, and for those who undergo botox, fillers or abrasive facial treatments recently.

Acupuncture treatments work cumulatively, meaning that the effects build off of the previous treatment. Therefore, 10 sessions of weekly acupuncture are recommended for optimum results. After that, treatments are recommended to be done every 4 weeks for maintenance.

Contact us for a facial acupuncture session.

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