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You may think that this is just another new fad; however it is reported that as early as the Sung Dynasty (960-1270AD), facial acupuncture was used on the empress and the emperor's concubines!

Is facial acupuncture very popular?

Yes, facial acupuncture has been becoming increasingly popular, not only because it is very effective but also because it is very safe. Many celebrities have reportedly tried and admire this natural way for facial beauty. Among the superstars there are Angelina Jolie, Sean Connery, Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow and many more.

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How does facial acupuncture work?

The process is to insert the needles in strategic positions to help relax the muscles of the face, the treatments will also involve addressing the function of other key systems that have an impact on the health of the skin. For example, the acupuncturist may also utilize the needles to stimulate the immune system, helping to keep facial skin hydrated and flexible.

By working on the classic Chinese Medicine principle, Where qi goes, blood flows , facial acupuncture works probably through following effects:
  • Bring blood to the face and improve circulation
  • facilitates nutrient absorbtion
  • enahnce the metablism of facial cells and stimulate their regeneration
  • Stimulate the lymphatic to drain away toxins
  • Increase collegen production
  • softens the skin
  • Improve facial muscle tone to reduce lines and wrinkles
  • promotes normal secretion of oil and sweat glands
  • promotes a natural glow or 'radiance' in the skin
In addition, by stimulating just under the skin surface, facial acupuncture works at a deeper level than some other techniques. Many of the traditional Chinese meridians end or start in the face, allowing acupuncture to not only work locally, but to simultaneously treat underlying factors contributing to the ageing process.

There are a number of advantages associated with the use of facial acupuncture. The procedures do not require the introduction of foreign matter that could lead to permanent damage to the muscles or the skin. Because no incisions are made, there is virtually no opportunity for scarring. Last, the treatments tend to address not only the face directly, but also the enhanced function of the heart, lungs, immune system, and other organs and systems in the body that play a role in keeping skin healthy and toned. This is a benefit not found with any other types of anti wrinkle treatments.

What can facial acupuncture do?

Facial acupuncture can be helpful for following problems:

  • wrinkles
  • forehead furrows
  • frown lines
  • deep laughter lines
  • sagging skin
  • drooping jaw line
  • sagging muscles
  • crows feet
  • drooping eye lids
  • eye puffiness or bags
  • dark circles under the eyes
  • dark/age spots
  • facial skin rejuvenation
  • oily, dry, dull skin complexion
  • redness or blotchy skin tone
  • facial acne, eczema, rocaccia

What have researches found?

A recent report in the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture researched the effects of Facial Acupuncture on 300 cases. Of these cases 90% had marked effects over one course of treatment, including: improvement of the elasticity of facial muscles; levelling of wrinkles; and overall rejuvenation. The effects include:

  • The skin becomes delicate
  • Improvement of elasticity of facial muscles
  • Ruddier complexion
  • Overall rejuvenation and freshness
Another research has shown that acupuncture stimulates the flow of blood and energy through the skin in the face, thereby hydrating, boosting the skin's supply of nutrients and oxygen, and thus reducing the signs of ageing.