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Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture

One of less well known applications of acupuncture in the West is that of facial rejuvenation. However, it has been widely used in China for many years to prevent the onset of wrinkles and facial lines.

The principle of facial rejuvenation acupuncture is that - using the Traditional Chinese Medicine concepts - it rebalances the bodyís motivating energy (Qi). As we mature, the quantity of Qi and blood in the skin and underlying facial muscles slowly begin to decrease, causing a loss of nourishment, support and moisture. The face having a high number of acupuncture points, specific areas of the face can be targeted. This will increase the flow of blood and energy through the skin in that area, thereby hydrating, plumping up and boosting the skin supply of nutrients and oxygen, thus decreasing the appearance of wrinkles and blemishes. The overall result gives you a more youthful appearance.

While not a replacement for surgery, facial rejuvenation acupuncture cannot obviously reshape a nose or a chin, it is however an excellent alternative: far less costly, not painful at all, SAFE, no bad side-effects or risk of disfigurement (temporary slight bruising can very occasionally occur but do not last). Besides, as the practitioner is working on channels in the face that also travel through the whole body, the recipientís health generally improves alongside the reduction of his/her wrinkles.

Treatments last about 45 minutes. Ideally a minimum of 6 weekly treatments, depending on age and skin condition, are required followed by regular monthly top-ups.

Information supplied by:
Philippe Mathon
(Member of the British Acupuncture Council:
Telephone: 020 7724 6550

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