Published: 08/29/2018 - Updated: 07/31/2021
Author: MSc. Miriam Reyes
Cosmetic acupuncture is a wonderfull therapy. A saggy face or premature aging can be caused by several things, among which could be dietary insufficiencies, lack of exercise, unsuitable or excessive sun exposure, smoking, constant depression, insufficient sleep, stress, etc. Each one of these causes the body to become imbalanced on an energetic level, which prevents the organs and systems from functioning optimally. They begin to deteriorate prematurely, which can become evident in the skin.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture or acupressure are techniques to help the internal organs like the liver, kidneys, heart, lungs, etc., to recover harmony and strength. By stimulating specific points, either in the face of other areas of the body (energetically connected to the face), vital energy flow is stimulated and begins to once again circulate vigorously through the meridians, or energetic channels. This nourishes and repairs, among other things, the cellular regenerative functions. If this therapy is used in combination with a proper diet and healthy habits, you will notice truly surprising changes in your face, without needing surgery.
Treating wrinkles with cosmetic acupuncture or acupressure
The difference between acupuncture and acupressure is that acupuncture uses needles, either laser (with light), or conventional needles. Acupressure, on the other hand, massages certain points in the face or body with the fingertips (with the proper technique and pressure), so as to stimulate blood and energy in the face.
To treat wrinkles in the forehead, for example, or droopy eyelids, or crow’s feet, place the needles, or use pressure, on specific points on the body. The hands, for example, have an especially important connection to the face, which is why needles are frequently applied to the hands with the intent of re-firming the skin on the face.
The majority of work, however, is performed with needles or pressure on the face, so as to stimulate local energetic action, and to help at the same time, stimulate the organ of system that this particular meridian is connected or related to. This allows stimulation and irrigation of blood and nutrients throughout the entire body, especially the areas of the face that were stimulated. this also activates neurotransmitters, hormones, and endorphins. That’s why it is so important to combine this therapy with a quality diet, rich in nutrients and proteins, which can be consumed in several foods like brewer’s yeast, seaweed, soy, tofu, amaranth, pollen, etc.
Rejuvenating benefits with acupuncture or acupressure
- It is not painful.
- Allows natural stimulation of the body, and helps strengthen its ability of cellular self-healing.
- Stimulates and reestablishes health and harmony in the internal organs.
- Does not produce side-effects, or inflammation.
- Results are seen instantly.
- By naturally rejuvenating, the face softens, and does not change or become deformed, like with surgery.
- Helps repair the functioning of the senses, like sight, hearing, etc.
- Tones the skin, as the cells naturally enjoy the flow of natural energy.
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Revised by: Dra. Loredana Lunadei on 07/31/2021
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