Acupuncture is a branch of Chinese Medicine, which has more than 3,000 years of history. The method of acupuncture is to encourage one’s body to promote natural healing and to improve its functioning. Acupuncture starts the therapeutic ball rolling by stimulating the appropriate organs and systems to create more chi and blood in the body as well as addressing specific problems.
Classical Chinese theory behind acupuncture: In the body there are channels of energy that run all over its surface. These channels are called meridians. They are like rivers flowing through the body irrigating and nourishing the tissues, allowing a smooth flow of chi and blood, which runs through the body to various parts, structures and organs.
An obstruction in the movement of these energy rivers is like a dam. The obstruction backs up the flow in one part of the body and restricts it in others. Any obstruction and blockages or deficiencies of energy, blood and chi eventually lead to a disease.
Needling the acupuncture points can influence the meridians. It unblocks the obstructions at the dams re-establishing the regular flow of energy through the meridians. Acupuncture treatments can help the body’s internal organs to correct the imbalance of digestion, absorption and energy producing activities. They can also help in the circulation of energy through the meridians.
Modern science explains the functions of acupuncture thus:
Needling the acupuncture points stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord and the brain. These chemicals either change the experience of pain or they trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones. These chemicals and hormones influence the body’s own internal regulating system.
Facial Acupuncture works by increasing and balancing energy to circulate properly around the face and neck thereby helping to improve muscle tone and dermal contraction. By substantially increasing the circulation of blood, lymph, and qi to the head, these treatments also improve the complexion noticeably. Healthy facial coloring can be restored and there can be a tightening of the pores. Additionally, Acupuncture Facial has been shown to increase collagen production and aids in its dispersal thus helping to firm the skin and fill out wrinkles. Fine lines are eliminated and larger, deeper wrinkles are softened. Puffiness, bags or sagging around the eyes and face can be significantly reduced and toned up. Furthermore, metabolism is also improved, resulting in reduced puffiness. Acupuncture has also been shown to effect the regulation of hormones in the body, conditions like acne, dry or oily skin can be quite improved.Many people in recent years have used acupuncture for “face-lift” or “facial-toning” spa treatments. Also known as Cosmetic Acupuncture or Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation is an effective, safe traditional method to turn back time and halt the physical manifestations of aging. Acupuncture Facelift has been used for centuries in China for emperors and royalty. It is also a modality that has been used in Europe, Korea & Japan for decades.