Cosmetic Acupuncture treatment is based on principles of Asian Medicine and involves the insertion of hair-thin needles into particular areas of the body along energy meridians. Specific points are chosen to manipulate the movement of energy in the body according to each persons's needs.
how many cosmetic acupuncture treatments do i need?Usually, the program consists of a series of 12 treatments. The effects become most noticeable and lasting on or about the seventh session. Each person responds differently, depending on his or her condition and lifestyle prior to treatment.
Following the initial treatment series, maintenance sessions can prolong the results. It is often recommended to supplement the Cosmetic Acupuncture program with herbal and nutritional supplements, aromatherapy blends for the skin, and most importantly, a healthy whole-foods diet and regular exercise.
does cosmetic acupuncture really make a difference?A 1996 report in the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture reported that among 300 cases treated with Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture, 90% had marked effects with just one course of treatment. The effects included:
- the skin becoming delicate and fair
- increase collagen production & muscle tone
- improvement of the elasticity of facial muscles
- softening of wrinkles
- a less ruddy complexion
- overall rejuvenation – not confined to the face
what are the contraindications?Cosmetic Acupuncture is contraindicated for individuals with the following conditions:
- heart disorders
- certain pituitary disorders
- diabetes mellitus
- high blood pressure
- bleeding or bruising disorders
- during migraine headaches
- cold or flu
- during an allergic attack
- acute herpes outbreak