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An Introduction to Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture

An Introduction to Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture
23 Feb 2015

Facial cosmetic acupuncture or facial revitalization acupuncture (FRA) is basically a painless process that reduces the signs of ageing method with results far more profound than merely what’s visible on face. Although sometimes referred to as facial rejuvenation acupuncture, facial acupuncture or an acupuncture facelift, it’s something more than a cosmetic process.

For thousands of years, Chinese have known that beauty actually originates from inside and addressed subject in view of that. There is a popular Chinese saying, ‘Where qi goes, blood flows.’ Hence even for those who are unfamiliar with principles of the Chinese medicine, its known that the increased circulation actually helps body to feel and look better. Including the word ‘rejuvenation’ or ‘revitalisation’ when referring to the practice helps in reflecting its intrinsic nature. In China as well as Chinese literature, you’ll find it being referred to as ‘mei rong’ that translates as Chinese medical cosmetology.   Facial cosmetic acupuncture or FRA depends upon and is a further development of TCM practice and theory.

Facial cosmetic acupuncture is quite an effective and thorough method designed to help the entire body feel and look younger. It involves use of an extra fine gauge filiform acupuncture needles as well as intradermals. As with normal acupuncture, the points are selected as per the constitution of individual and particular needs at the treatment time. The set parameters of diagnosis as well as treatment strategy will usually apply when practicing the facial cosmetic acupuncture. Many local points in face as well as head are even needles to get that extra cosmetic effect. Dizziness and headaches may occur if precautions of grounding qi and releasing the tight neck muscles aren’t exercises before administering the facial acupuncture.

Thousands of years before the Chinese people discovered that a number of meridians either terminate or commence on face and a few even have internal branches, which go to face, correlating relationshoip of appearance and health. Alterations and deterioration in skin, muscle tone as well as sense organs reflect state of qi, blood, zang fu, yin and yang. Various methods of treatmet are emphasized and particular points selected according to how the individual is manifesting his/her health imbalances or ageing process. The individual is generally treated and even evaluated on body-mind continuum, which is the basis of Chinese medicine.

Use of acupuncture for cosmetic purpose has attracted a lot of attention all over the world. The media has inclined towards this method, fuelled by present cultural obsession with appearing young and reports of many celebrities getting this treatment. It’s not amazing that many looking for facial rejuvenation acupuncture are those who haven’t received the treatment of acupuncture before or who wouldn’t seek Chinese medicine or acupuncture otherwise.

There are different kinds of cosmetic acupuncture that is practiced in Australia and all over the West. Thus, some of the findings, benefits and advices may apply exclusively to the process of FRA that I practice in Northern Beaches.

Cosmetic acupuncture doesn’t need the use of any electro-acupuncture, which is used commonly for this purpose. This is what my experience is and that of many of the practitioners a precise technique and a good protocol actually work a lot more better without use of any extraneous device. Although technology is useful in some aspects of acupuncture treatment, in my opinion there isn’t any substitute for the skilled hands.



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