BEAUTY EMERGES FROM INNER HEALTH

We work on your health and beauty issues from the inside to create a more beautiful, radiant you!

Natural

Non-toxic

No surgery

 You look your best when your healthy interior is reflected in your face!

 

COSMETIC ACUPUNCTURE CAN:

  • Add firmness to the skin for a radiant glowing complexion
  • Reduce facial sagging
  • Reduce and smooth fine lines
  • Soften deep  lines
  • Reduces stress evident in the face
  • Minimize crow’s feet
  • Reduce facial muscle tension by relaxing tension in the nerves and muscles
  • Reduce eye-problems such as puffiness, bags and dark circles by addressing underlying health problems
  • Increase collagen production by increasing blood  and lymph flow to the face
  • Improve muscle tone
  • Improve hormone balance to help with acne
  • Increase circulation of blood and lymph
  • Enhance health and energy levels by improving overall health and vitality
  • Bring out the innate beauty and radiance of each individual

 

Chinese Medicine has been used since the Song Dynasty (960 – 1279AD)  to increase longevity and reduce the visible signs of the ageing process.  Originally the reserve of Chinese nobility and the Emperors’ concubines,  this time-honoured wisdom has only recently been introduced to the West.   Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie and Sandra Bullock are all converts and it has been reported that Sandra Bullock has it written into her contract for each movie that she is provided with a “Wellness Centre” on set with her own licensed acupuncturist.  Since 2002 she has glowingly reported that Cosmetic Acupuncture is her “secret weapon”.

How does it work?

The skin is our largest organ and reflects the state of our internal health.  Wrinkles and sagging skin are a symptom of an underlying condition or imbalance in the body.  Western anti-ageing techniques concentrate on treatment of the symptom (the wrinkle)  which is a superficial approach.  Chinese medicine uses an entirely different approach to wrinkle reduction and anti-ageing.  It seeks to balance the whole body-mind continuum – the foundation of Oriental Medicine – by treating any underlying conditions that may be accelerating the ageing process and promotes a more youthful you, by bringing better health to the whole body.  With ageing, blood flow to the dermis decreases and this in turn damages collagen and elastin.  Also the turnover of healthy new cells decreases as we age.   Cosmetic acupuncture encourages  the circulation of blood and lymph to the face and boosts oxygenation of tissues, increases cell turnover and relaxes tension in the nerves and muscles resulting in a more radiant and youthful complexion.  The production of collagen and elastin is enhanced and the use of body points in the acupuncture treatment complete the  effect by bringing the body into a more balanced state.  Overall the treatments improve body health and vitality.   This holistic approach appeals to those who want to delay the signs of aging but don’t want Botox or surgery.  Results are usually apparent after just a few treatments.

What is collagen?

Collagen is a group of naturally occurring protein found in the flesh and connective tissue and is the main component of connective tissue (the glue that holds our body together).  These tissues from a framework or extracellular matrix for the body and are composed of collagen and elastin.  Collagen supplies the structural support for your tissues and provides strength and firmness while elastin provides flexibility.  Collagen is found in skin, muscles, tendons, cartilage, teeth, bones, lungs and other internal organs.  The dermis (middle layer of the skin) is about 80% collagen.  In our mid twenties collagen production slows along with the rate of turnover of skin cells, contributing to aging – fine lines and wrinkles begin to appear.  Habits such as smoking, sun exposure, poor sleep and bad diet also accelerate skin ageing.  The goal of most skin rejuvenation treatments is to stimulate new collagen development.

What is the procedure?

Your anti-ageing treatment  involves a detailed health history and diagnosis according to the principles of Chinese Medicine.  The course of treatment is an organic process –  we address any systemic issues and allow the body time to change.  We work on your health and beauty issues from the inside to create a more beautiful and radiant you.  During the treatment very fine, sterile, single-use disposable acupuncture needles are inserted into points on the body and face to affect changes in the whole body as well as your face.   A course of ten to twelve treatments is recommended with twice weekly visits.  Each persons responds differently, depending on their health and lifestyle prior to treatment.  Maintenance sessions can prolong the results.

You will also be prescribed a personalised Chinese Herbal Medicine Formula to address any health issues, dietary and lifestyle advice and an acupressure routine to use daily at home is also part of the maintenance schedule.

Cosmetic Acupuncture provides a safe natural alternative for those wishing to address signs of ageing and maintaining a youthful appearance.  Cosmetic Acupuncture can revitalize you on the outside, but balance the inside too.  Increased circulation helps the body to look and feel better, therefore it stands to reason that treating any underlying causes of ageing is preferable to masking the outward symptoms and allowing further dysfunction to continue within the body.

For thousands of years the Chinese have manipulated the energy flow within the body, not just to initiate the healing process but alsofor its rejuvenation and anti-ageing results.  A clinical trial of 300 participants receiving cosmetic acupuncture reported that 90% of participants had marked effects after one course of treatment.  The effects included improvement in skin elasticity and facial muscles, leveling of wrinkles, rosier complexion and overall rejuvenation  (International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture, 1996).

Results may vary according to age, previous sun-damage, diet and lifestyle.

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