Acupuncture is a vital component of traditional Chinese medicine, and it has been around for centuries. This practice has been used for multiple of ailments including body pains, headaches, women’s issues and so many other conditions. But the benefit of facial acupuncture might actually surprise you. This cosmetic treatment can naturally help make the skin look younger, brighter and healthier. What really makes this treatment stand out and to be considered better than injection procedures is the fact that facial acupuncture doesn’t only work on the outside appearance of skin but rather the skin’s total health and the person’s general wellbeing. So, while enhancing the looks of the skin, it acts internally on the overall health to optimize it and gives a deeper approach to youthfulness.
This treatment comprises first of a regular acupuncture session addressing general wellness and designed specifically to approach the patient’s needs and requirements. Then the facial acupuncture is then done. On the face, tiny painless needles will be inserted in certain points on the face, neck and top of head. The tiny punctures will stimulate the healing power of the body and cause the build up of collagen and also it will stimulate the circulation and the lymphatic system which will deliver oxygen and nutrients causing healing and glow from the inside out.
Facial acupuncture is also not considered a fast repair like the injectable treatments but it’s more focused on the genuine health of the skin and the general wellbeing of the person. Creating long term benefits is the main target like collagen stimulation, brighter complexion, balanced facial muscle tone, and the general benefits of stress reduction and the peacefulness that patients feel with the acupuncture treatment.
But facial acupuncture is not only a cosmetic procedure. There are many studies that were done on the value of facial acupuncture on several illnesses like Bell’s palsy, TMJ diseases and painful jaw conditions.
The main side effect though for any acupuncture treatment is the chance of bruising, while uncommon, it’s possible.
While choosing facial acupuncture for rejuvenation and decreased wrinkles is a safe and natural approach, getting naturopathic medical support is a great added benefit. Naturopathic medicine will guide you on a sustainable eating paradigm that works for you. It will support you with a wholistic approach for health and youthfulness.
Skin aging is a complex process and the proper guidance is crucial to delay its progression. Find the safe and effective methods to improve it by the right diet, supplements, and lifestyle changes.
If you have any questions about facial acupuncture or your health in general, I am more than happy to hear from you to discuss!
Dr. Mary Saad, ND