The intention of this technique in not to produce an immobile “mask-like” effect, but rather a healthy, glowing, rejuvenated, natural, uplifted appearance.
In addition to enhancing skin appearance, most people are pleased to find that their sinus problems, headaches, toothache, TMJ, PMS, and menopause have either disappeared or their symptoms are distinctly improved! You will not only look younger but also most certainly feel younger.
How it Works:
Fine, hair-like needles are placed at a variety of points in the ears, face & neck, around the eyes & mouth, in addition to other body points. The face then “lifts” itself through the muscle’s rejuvenating & tightening action. The body’s energy is stimulated, as well as blood circulation, which improves facial color and enhances collagen production. Fine lines may be entirely erased, deeper lines reduced and bags around neck & eyes firmed.
Increasing the flow of energy, blood and lymph circulation improves the face’s natural, healthy color, diminishes wrinkles and eliminates fine lines. Promoting collagen production increases muscle tone & elasticity helping to firm the skin, fill out wrinkles, & reduce under eyes bags & sagging. Stimulating the formation of body fluids nourishes the skin & encourages it to be moister, softer, smoother, & more lustrous. Chinese herbs work excellently in replenishing Yin energy (body fluid), which is extremely beneficial in the prevention &/or improvement of wrinkles resulting from menopause or cigarette smoking.
Healing physical, emotional & spiritual issues to reduce stress & improve overall health & well being. Since the body/mind/spirit are all connected, negative emotions reflect in the face & change the appearance of skin texture, color, & tension. Acupuncture can eliminate stress & bring out the innate strength, vitality & health.
The initial visit includes a comprehensive evaluation focusing on developing an individualized treatment plan. Important factors are evaluated such as stress, diet, lifestyle, genetic inheritance, proper digestion and elimination, sleep, emotional balance, and age, in developing a treatment plan. This plan will target specific problem areas and develop an overall health & lifestyle plan to enhance the desired outcome. Adjunctive therapies, such as Chinese herbal medicine, homeopathy, & nutritional therapies will be utilized to further enhance the impact of the treatment. Typically, after the initial assessment, one course of treatment consists of 12 one-hour sessions depending on individual needs. Following this course of treatment, ongoing monthly maintenance is recommended to enhance & maintain the positive effects. Effects may vary substantially for smokers & those with poor health habits, poor eating habits, or less that optimal lifestyle habits. It should be noted that age is not as crucial as might be estimated; an older patient with a healthy lifestyle may in fact have a better outcome than a younger person who is prone to poor lifestyle habits.
Following the first treatment; it is typical to observe an increased glow to the complexion caused by the increased Qi & blood flow to the face. The person’s face appears more “energized” & vibrant. Wrinkles begin to lessen, skin begins to become more toned, & eyes seem brighter. After the 5th to 7th treatments, significant changes in facial appearance can occur with profound lessening of wrinkles, skin tone, & improved color. The impression of relaxation & calm is more pronounced on the face as if someone has just returned from vacation. Lifting of the jowls, neck & the eyes has begun & is usually noticeable. With continuing treatment, constitutional issues such as, digestive complaints can be noticeable improved or ameliorated. At end of a series (typically 12 sessions after initial visit), the patient is likely to notice a vibrant, toned, lifted appearance with reduction of deep lines, & a significant diminishing of shallow wrinkles. Of course, results can vary depending on patient’s good or poor self-care habits.