It could be because it’s an all-natural approach to improving skin tone and elasticity. Or perhaps it’s because facial acupuncture not only improves your skin, but it has numerous health benefits for your entire body. Here at Family Wellness Acupuncture, our licensed acupuncturists understand the multifaceted benefits of ancient Chinese medicine, not only for reviving your complexion but for enhancing your overall health and wellness.
Learn why celebs from Kim K. to Madonna enjoy the tightening benefits of facial acupuncture, and so can you.
Never heard of facial acupuncture? It could be your next favorite aesthetic wellness treatment. Read on to learn how you can benefit.
Acupuncture is not a newcomer to the beauty scene
Celebrities always seem to be the first to try the latest and greatest — albeit sometimes bizarre — beauty and anti-aging treatments. But acupuncture is not a fad or a newcomer to the stage. Acupuncture has been an integral part of ancient Chinese medicine for more than 3,000 years.
The practice of acupuncture for health and wellness relies on the principles that inserting ultra-thin needles at various depths in your skin balances your body’s energy flow, or qi (pronounced “chee”), along the various lines (meridians) in which the energy travels throughout your body.
When you have an illness or ailment, it means your qi is out of balance. Acupuncture helps rebalance this energy, thus improving, or even eliminating, your malaise.
So how does this apply to your skin?
Facial acupuncture improves your skin by prompting the production of new collagen. When your acupuncturist at Family Wellness Acupuncture inserts the thin needles into various points on your face, your body attempts to repair these micro-punctures by increasing blood flow to the area and increasing the speed at which your skin heals.
Essentially, facial acupuncture helps your skin rejuvenate itself with younger, newer cells, giving you a healthy glow.
The effects of your facial acupuncture treatment continue after your initial session, too. That’s because the collagen continues to regenerate in the weeks that follow. You probably won’t look 10 years younger after a single facial acupuncture session, but you can improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles over a series of treatments, depending on your skin condition and the results you want to achieve.
Facial acupuncture is a relaxing experience
Perhaps another reason celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Sandra Bullock, and Jennifer Lopez enjoy the benefits of facial acupuncture is that it’s a relaxing experience. It allows them to take a break from their hectic schedules. Truly, it’s a cosmetic treatment and a relaxation experience all rolled into one.
The reason you feel relaxed during your acupuncture session is that the needles communicate with your nervous system to send endorphins throughout your body. It’s a natural side effect of acupuncture treatments. And even if you’re not a celebrity, you can use a little more relaxation in your life.
Facial acupuncture is a natural alternative to cosmetic fillers
Maybe it seems a bit trendy taking a more natural approach toward health and wellness, but there’s a good reason for it: People are becoming more aware of the cumulative effects of putting unnatural substances into their bodies.
Acupuncture can give you all the anti-aging benefits you’re looking for without using potentially harmful artificial ingredients like the ones found in some dermal fillers.
As the needles create micro-punctures in your skin, they also stimulate your lymphatic and circulatory system. These two systems work together from within to deliver nutrients and oxygen to your skin cells.
So facial acupuncture actually nourishes your skin from the inside out. It promotes a healthy glow, stimulates collagen, and improves elasticity. Over a series of several treatment sessions, you’ll enjoy a reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and tighter, more supple-looking skin.
Safer (and more affordable) than surgery
Another reason to love facial acupuncture is that it’s a safe alternative to surgery. There’s no downtime or recovery period, and you look good right after your appointment. It’s also much more affordable — if you don’t have a celebrity’s disposable income, you can still reap the benefits of facial acupuncture treatments.
It’s not a quick fix, but facial acupuncture is a natural way to create long-term improvements in your skin and your body as a whole.