Constitutional Facial Acupuncture is a safe, pain-free, and effective treatment for renewing not only the face but also the whole body. Thin acupuncture needles are placed at specific points on the face and neck to tone sagging muscle, lift and improve the texture of the skin, and strengthen the body's natural energy. The points also stimulate blood circulation which improves facial color.
Constitutional facial acupuncture is a series of 12-15 treatments, ideally once per week. The first treatment is an hour and a half and all follow-ups are an hour. The treatments include the acupuncture, lifestyle and nutritional recommendations, custom herbal formulas (optional), and beauty tools and tips based in traditional Chinese medicine. Of course, those who burn the candle at both ends or have severely drooping skin may require more treatments.
For the vast majority of people, constitutional facial acupuncture would be a beneficial treatment. It is contraindicated with severe high blood pressure, severe migraines, post-resurfacing treatments, pregnancy, cold/flu, acute shingles outbreak, or acute allergic reaction. If you are having these issues, it would be beneficial to receive acupuncture to manage these before beginning a constitutional facial acupuncture series.
After the first treatment, patients tend to notice an increased glow in the complexion, brighter eyes, and a more open face. This is due to the increased Qi and blood. A significant change can be seen after the fifth to seventh treatment. Faces look more rested and calm, lifting of the jowls, neck, and eyes has become more pronounced, wrinkles have lessened, the skin is more toned, and constitutional issues like insomnia or headaches have subsided.
By the end of a series, patients can look and feel ten years younger. Although, results vary depending on how well patients take care of themselves during and after the series. At this point, maintenance treatments can provide ongoing support within the normal process of aging.
Constitutional facial acupuncture is a non-invasive and less costly alternative to cosmetic procedures, drawing on the ancient Chinese wisdom related to beauty, longevity, and balance. If you'd like to try it yourself, please get in contact with me. I'd love to chat with you about it!
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