Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is a non-surgical method of reducing the signs of the aging process. Though Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture can sometimes be referred to as an Acupuncture Facelift or Cosmetic Acupuncture, it is more than a cosmetic procedure. It is a rejuvenation and revitalization process designed to help the whole body look and feel younger. The Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture treatment is based on the principles of Oriental Medicine and involves the insertion of hair-thin needles into particular areas of the face, ears, neck, hands, trunk, and legs along channels or meridians of energy called Qi (pronounced chee). Specific points are chosen to manipulate the movement of energy in the body according to the individual’s needs. Thousands of years ago the Chinese discovered that many meridians either begin or end on the face while some have internal branches that go to the face. Thus, practitioners of Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture know how to specifically affect the face while simultaneously treating the underlying factors that contribute to the aging process.
What are the effects?
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture may erase as many as five to ten years from the face, with results apparent after just a few treatments. Fine lines may be entirely eliminated and deeper wrinkles diminished. Bags under the eyes can be reduced, jowls firmed, puffiness eliminated, droopy eyelids lifted and double chins minimized. Other likely results include: moisturizing of the skin with increased local circulation of blood and lymph to the face; increased collagen production, muscle tone, and dermal contraction; tightening of the pores; brightening of the eyes; improving of hormonal balance to help acne; reduction of stress evident in the face – bringing out the innate Beauty and Radiance of an individual.
What is the course of treatment?
Generally, it consists 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 course of treatment, maintenance sessions can prolong the results for five to ten years. It is often recommended to supplement the Facial Rejuvenation program with Facial Self-Massage and/or Acupressure, Facial Exercises, Herbal and Nutritional Supplements, pure and authentic Aromatherapy blends for the skin, and a healthy diet.
Does it really make a difference?
Many sources indicate that acupuncture has been used for almost 5,000 years to treat a wide range of conditions. Having proven itself with literally billions of people, Acupuncture has survived the test of time. The use of Acupuncture in Cosmetology–especially in preventing and reducing wrinkles–has already attracted great attention in Japan, Hong Kong, and Sweden. The effectiveness of Acupuncture is due to its direct manipulation of the body’s energy system–balancing, removing blockages or adding energy when necessary. A 1996 report in the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture reported that among 300 cases treated with Facial Acupuncture, 90% had marked effects with one course of treatment. The effects included: the skin becoming delicate and fair, improvement of the elasticity of facial muscles and leveling of wrinkles, a ruddier complexion, and overall rejuvenation–not confined to the face.
Why choose Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture over a surgical face-lift?
While not a replacement for surgery, Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation is an excellent alternative. It is far less costly than cosmetic surgery and is safe, has no side effects or risk of disfigurement. Unlike surgery there is no extended recovery period with swelling and discoloration. While Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture cannot reshape one’s nose or chin, it is a more subtle rejuvenation that takes years off one’s face–safely and naturally while improving overall health.
For thousands of years, the people of the Orient have known that beauty comes from the inside out. In order for a person to look their best, they must radiate health. Early on, the Chinese discovered and utilized ways to change the energy flow within the body to initiate the healing process for rejuvenation. They knew that many meridians either begin or end on the face and some have internal branches that go to the face. Acupuncture rejuvenation practices were employed as early as the Sung Dynasty (960 AD – 1279 AD), for the Empress and the Emperor’s concubines.
In Oriental medicine there is a famous axiom, “Where qi goes, blood flows.” While this concept may sound mysterious to those unfamiliar Oriental Medical theories, everyone knows that increased circulation helps the body to look and feel younger. Common sense would tell us that treating the underlying cause of why someone is aging is preferable to masking the symptoms and allowing further decay and dysfunction to continue within the body.
Very specialized training and certification was received from Virginia Doran M.S., L.Ac., L.M.T, an internationally renowned teacher and practitioner of Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture. Virginia Doran is a recognized expert in the field. www.luminousbeauty.com Ms. Doran has been sought out by major television networks to demonstrate her method of acupuncture on CBS News, UPN News, FOX Good Day New York, and the Maury Povitch Show.
“Juanita is awesome. She runs her appointments on time, which is very important to me. I was very happy with the results of my treatments and now need to go less frequently. I was initially being seen for one thing and inquired about facial rejuvenation. Juanita said she was offering that service now. I have been THRILLED with the results. Every week my lines and wrinkles got smaller and faded. My friends have all commented on how great I look. It not only makes the wrinkles fade but it also improves the circulation in your face gives you a very radiant look. It has improved my overall well-being being and I feel and look great! Juanita is a also wonderful healer and knows Chinese medicine and prepares her own herbs for you. The medicines I have taken have worked incredibly well. I have referred several people to her and am happy to continue to do so. Her office is very peaceful and I always feel so relaxed after my treatment. I cannot recommend her enough!” Kate