Acupuncture has been shown to effectively treat a wide variety of health concerns. It can boost the immune system, reduce anxiety, decrease inflammation, manage pain, increase energy, improve digestion & sleep quality, balance hormones and of course – get that glow! Facial acupuncture delivers both a traditional acupuncture treatment to balance and improve the overall health, and a focused facial protocol.
The facial treatment improves blood and energy circulation, increases collagen production, improves skin tone and diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Clients often notice an overall brightened complexion after the first treatment, but are encouraged to complete a series of ten weekly sessions to see lasting results. Clients can expect to see improved muscle tone, a tighter jawline, a lifted brow, fuller cheeks, reduced pore size and relief of under-eye circles. After a series is complete, maintenance treatment is recommended every 4-6 weeks or before a special event.
Facial acupuncture can be incorporated into a regular skin care routine to slow the signs of aging; in the 20s and 30s trying to prevent the onset of lines & wrinkles, in the 40s and 50s to minimize the appearance of fine lines and maintain a youthful glow, in the 60s and 70s to soften deep wrinkles, brighten dull skin and bring back a youthful glow.
Frequently Asked Questions
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE?
To prepare for your treatment wear loose, comfortable clothing and please ensure that you have eaten something. Refrain from overexertion or stressful situations following your treatment; make time to rest & relax and let the treatment assimilate.
WHY DOES MY ACUPUNCTURIST TAKE MY PULSE?
There are three pulse positions on each wrist, each corresponding to a specific organ. Your acupuncturist will palpate these looking for any imbalances.
WHY DOES MY ACUPUNCTURIST LOOK AT MY TONGUE?
The tongue is a map of the body that reflects the general health of the organs. Acupuncturists look at the color, shape, and coating on the tongue.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
The benefits of acupuncture are cumulative. Therefore, we typically suggest that a patient has six treatments before we reassess. However, in the case of an acute condition such as a cold or short-term pain, results can be seen more quickly. However, if you have had a chronic issue, it may take a longer course of treatment to see significant changes. The beauty of acupuncture as a holistic medicine is that you may see changes in areas such as your digestion, mood, or sleep cycles even if this is something that we are not focusing on with our treatments.
DO THE NEEDLES HURT?
Acupuncture is sensational, and this feeling varies from patient to patient and from point to point. Patients should feel a slight sensation as the needles contact the Qi – the feeling of energy spreading and moving around the needle. You may experience a vague numbness, heaviness, tingling, or dull ache where the acupuncture needle has been inserted. All these reactions are good and a sign that the treatment is working. Afterward you may feel energized or a deep sense of relaxation.
HOW DEEP DO THE NEEDLES GO?
The depth of the insertion varies depending on the target area, but needles are typically inserted at depths ranging between 1/8’’ to 1 1⁄2’’.
IS ACUPUNCTURE SAFE?
Acupuncture is extremely safe when done by a trained and registered acupuncturist using sterile, single-use needles. It is a natural, drug-free therapy with no side effects except feelings of relaxation.