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, checking of the tongue and pulse and facial skin analysis. This 60-minute treatment includes acupuncture on the face and body, followed by a gentle rejuvenating guasha session.

Acupuncture treatments work cumulatively, meaning that the effects build off of the previous treatment. Therefore, 6 sessions of weekly acupuncture are recommended for optimum results. After that, treatments are recommended to be done every 2 to 4 weeks for maintenance.

Not suitable if you:

  • Have a cold or flu
  • Have history of fainting after acupuncture or have needle phobia
  • Have very sensitive skin or prone to keloid
  • Have ulcerated, irritated, bruised skin, severe active acne, severe sunburn
  • Did Botox, fillers, micro-dermabrasion, chemical peel or laser resurfacing in the last month
  • In the 1st trimester pregnancy
  • During very heavy menses
  • Have serious migraines or high blood pressure
  • On blood thinners or have blood coagulation disorders

Contact us for a facial acupuncture session.

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