Defining Cosmetic Acupuncture And Its Uses
10 Oct 2017
Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese therapy where thin, hair-like needles are pierced in certain body points to stimulate natural healing power. Acupuncture’s popularity in Northern Beaches has been on the rise for over decades, and it is now considered to be safe and effective for treating a multitude of conditions. And because acupuncture stimulates the production of elastin and collagen fibers, relaxes muscles and improves blood circulation, it has been used to enhance beauty and preserve a youthful look in China ever since the ancient times. Acupuncture has recently become a recognised method for facial rejuvenation and skin restoration, a practice which is known as cosmetic acupuncture.
The treatment uses super-fine needles to target underlying issues that stands responsible for a deficient facial appearance. The needles are placed into the areas like wrinkles or acne, to promote proper blood flow, stimulate muscle activity, and encourage collagen growth. All these contribute to a more youthful and healthy-looking appearance.
Who can opt for the treatment?
People who are looking for a natural and alternative way to cure signs of aging and improve their inner vitality, acupuncture is the best method for them. They can feel more relaxed with a healthy appearance on their face. However, cosmetic acupuncture may not be suitable for people who are suffering from serious health conditions, acute illness and for women who are pregnant. In such a case, first they need to heal the serious condition through other methods of acupuncture and then they can focus on aesthetics.
How does the treatment feel like?
The treatment of cosmetic acupuncture involves insertion of 30 - 50 needles. Majority of them are pierced on the face and head, and some on the body like arms, hands, lower legs, and feet. It usually takes 90 minutes for completion of session, although depending on the severity. The person may feel may feel a bit dull aching, warm tingling sensations at the needling sites, and/or even electrical impulses that travel up and down the body.
On the contrary, some people may experience a pulling or tightness when the needles are pierced. In thesecases, patients reported nothing painful. It is suggested that, if you experience any sharp pain or poking sensation, be sure to tell your acupuncturist. To avoid such situations it is better to hire an expert acupuncturist to make you feel completely relaxed during the treatment process and even forgetting that the needles are there.
Then, let's grow younger and unfold the days of youth yet again.
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