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FACIAL REJUVENATION COSMETIC ACUPUNCTURE With FACIAL CUPPING AND JADE STONE GUA SHA

Like a fine wine, we may get better with age, but are we looking better with age?

What is Aging?

Aging is defined as a physiological change within the body, which leads to the decline of biological functions and of the ability to adapt to metabolic stress. Part of this decline is due to loss of cells and a reduction in reserve. As we age, our cells do not perform as well as when we were younger. One of the signs of this is the loss of elasticity in the skin, which I’m sorry to say women, accelerates after menopause.

Of course, there is no turning the clock back. However, this alternative choice can slow this degenerative process down, from the inside out, so that time is on your side.

BE PREPARED TO feel good, look your best, whether it be for ourselves, significant other, a special event or going out on a job search.

A Brief History

The history of facial rejuvenation in Chinese medicine goes back to the Western Zhou period (1120-770 BC) when dietary practices were used to prevent aging. Between 770-221 BC herbal therapies for facial rejuvenation were developed. Beginning in 282 AD acupuncture techniques were added. Throughout the following centuries the art of facial rejuvenation continued to develop along with Chinese medicine and acupuncture techniques, continued to be improved. For hundreds of years, acupuncture, herbs and dietary adjustments have been used to promote health, longevity, and beauty.

Bring Back That Radiant Appearance

Facial Rejuvenation, or Cosmetic Acupuncture, is a centuries-old effective technique that not only restores your youthful appearance, but also enhances your bodily health and beauty from within. This safe, non-invasive, and effective form of treatment is a natural alternative to conventional cosmetic procedures such as Botox and plastic surgery. These procedures are more traumatic and toxic for the body. This type of stress aids in the aging process. Choosing the wholistic, non-invasive approach, as with Facial Rejuvenation, will result in a well-toned, vibrant and natural, youthful look without side effects, toxicity, inflammation, or recovery time.

How Does Facial Rejuvenation Work?

Facial Rejuvenation helps delay and prevent the aging process through promoting blood and lymph circulation to the face, bringing a youthful natural glow and healthy color to the complexion, while also relaxing and toning facial muscles. It stimulates the body’s innate ability to regenerate itself, accelerating anti-inflammatory activity and removing accumulative toxins from the skin and tissues of the face. When treating from a deep energetic level, this wholistic approach helps minimize fine lines, strengthen muscle tissue, elasticity, and collagen production to help to fill out wrinkles, reduce bags under the eyes and tighten the skin.

Why Would I Want Acupuncture If I Can Just Have the Facial Cupping and Jade Gua Sha?

A weekly acupuncture treatment accompanied with your Facial Rejuvenation treatment will enhance your body’s overall immune system. Acupuncture will treat the imbalances of the internal body while also working on the external body. Treating the physical, emotional and spiritual issues to reduce stress also aids in improving overall health and well-being. Since the body, mind and spirit are all connected, negative emotions reflect in the face and change the appearance of skin texture, color, and tension. Acupuncture can eliminate stress and bring out the innate strength, vitality and health. 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 look and feel younger!

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?

  • Reduces fine lines and softens deep wrinkles
  • Increases collagen, which firms the skin and smoothes wrinkles
  • Improve lymphatic drainage
  • Enhance muscle tone
  • Reduces the appearance of facial stress
  • Minimize puffiness and double chins
  • Hydrates and moisturizes the skin
  • Regulates oil production
  • Improve circulation and restore a healthy youthful glow
  • Even skin tone and color to brighten dull skin
  • Reduce the appearance of brow-line furrows and laughter lines
  • Lift and tone sagging facial muscles
  • Add clarity and sparkle to the eyes
  • Boost energy and metabolism
  • Promotes innate beauty and radiance, resulting in a more youthful look

    DOES IT REALLY WORK?

    A 1996 report in the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture* reported that in 300 cases treated with Facial Acupuncture, 90% had marked effects with one course of treatment. The documented effects included: improvement of the elasticity of facial muscles, leveling of wrinkles, and overall rejuvenation–not confined to face.

    WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP MYSELF ACHIEVE OPTIMAL RESULTS

    A Healthy Body = A Healthy Youthful Appearance

    Facial rejuvenation treatments takes into consideration lifestyle, the foods eaten, necessary rest and exercise, avoidance of excessive toxins, including sun, alcohol, smoking, exhaust fumes and emotional stress. The face is a reflection of the entire body. We will discuss some possible modifications, which can be made to help achieve optimum lasting effects.

    What Does a Facial Rejuvenation Session Entail?

    A session involves a TCM consultation to discuss your goals of treatment, your medical history, skin care regime and your lifestyle, followed by strategic insertion of single-use needles to specific rejuvenating points on the head, face and neck.

    The local facial acupunture points are supported with additional general body acupuncture points located on the upper and lower body to help produce more general overall health benefits to the whole body.

    Both the needles of the face and the body are retained in the skin for 15-20mins and then immediately disposed of. Supplements, Creams/Serums) may also be prescribed to continue to promote the benefits of Cosmetic Acupuncture between treatment sessions.

    OPTIMUM COURSE OF TREATMENTS

    A minimum course of 12 sessions is recommended to give optimum benefit. Sessions can be delivered once or twice weekly. The effects of this type of treatment are cumulative and each successive treatment builds upon previous treatment sessions. A more natural lifestyle will enhance the results. Monthly maintenance sessions are recommended which enhance your previous treatments for longer lasting effects.

    Through a series of regular monthly maintenance sessions, the youth promoting and anti-aging effects can last for years after the initial course has finished. An additional benefit is that this simultaneously brings inner balance and harmony. Results vary, depending on one's lifestyle prior to and during treatment. A more natural lifestyle will enhance the results.

    To prepare yourself for a special event to look and feel your best for a wedding or reunion, begin treatments two months prior to the occasion.

    CELEBRITIES RECEIVING FACIAL REJUVENATION

    THE TELEGRAPH MARCH 2012 reported http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/alternativemedicine/3309548/A-few-pointers-for-a-new-face.html

    Reportedly a youth-promoting favorite of many health-conscious A-list celebrities, including Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Madonna and Julianne Moore as featured in Hello! Magazine (February 2009), 10 Years Younger (March 2009) and the Daily Mail (February 2011).