Cosmetic or facial acupuncture is the new big craze in mainstream media at the moment.
Many women and celebrities are telling their stories as to how effective it is for them.
So what is cosmetic acupuncture all about? The natural botox? How does this work?
Acupuncture is a holistic medicine and is not simply just about sticking a few needles into your face in order to prevent wrinkles and smooth out fine lines while producing a healthy radiant glow.
Acupuncture addresses the whole body, including the meridian systems and internal organ systems within the body. In order to achieve lasting results and balance between the body and mind everything must be taken into consideration. When we address all systems that are out of balance, the body is able to function optimally, clear toxins and rejuvenate cells more effectively.
Everyone will present differently and in conjunction with facial points it is important to address underlying deficiencies or imbalances from a Chinese medicine view point.
In Chinese medicine the skin is strongly connected with the lungs, and muscles are strongly connected with the spleen. For clear and firm skin we address both the lung and spleen Zang Fu from a Chinese medicine theory perspective.
The Spleen governs digestion and the transportation and transformation of food and nutrients around the body. When this is not working effectively we can become sluggish and tired, our muscles can become weak and not toned, and digestive issues may occur.
The Lungs control the dispersion of Qi to circulate correctly around the body.
The Lungs are also responsible for the formation of Qi as it combines with Spleen qi to further disperse throughout the body nourishing all systems. The Lung system also regulates water passages and nourishes fluids in the body.
When the Lungs are deficient this can result in respiratory issues, coughing, dermatitis, eczema, rashes, skin dryness, lowered immune system, and colds and sinus issues.
When we balance the relationship between the Lung and Spleen we are able to promote healthy vital skin and muscle cells, promoting that healthy complexion and firm skin tone.
Local facial points to promote collagen and blood flow to dull areas or where there are fine lines present on the face.
Followed by acupuncture we often use a dermal or jade roller on the face with rose hip oil adding to the treatment and further promoting Qi and blood flow and collagen production.
For further information or to book a session, contact Kaime @ Wildflower Chinese Medicine