- Posted on: Nov 6 2019
Acupuncture is a natural approach to skin care, anti-aging, and cosmetic problems without the use of surgery, shots/injections, or pharmaceuticals. After needles (about as thin as a cat’s whisker) are inserted, signals go from the skin to the brain where the body’s own painkilling substances, such as endorphins, enkephalins, serotonin, are released. This helps the nervous system shift from a sympathetic state to a parasympathetic state to promote relaxation by balancing hormones and neurotransmitters. Balancing hormones properly helps with many skin conditions such as acne, which are aggravated or caused shifts in hormones. Most skin conditions are able to calm down by decreasing stress and inflammation with acupuncture.
The body’s natural mechanisms are stimulated to induce self-healing. An immune response from the needle penetration forces the body to repair tissues and generate collagen. Collagen is what naturally makes skin appear youthful and smooth, yet naturally breaks down with aging. In cosmetic acupuncture, the needles are placed on wrinkles or problem areas to evoke a micro trauma, which the body automatically responds to with a healing process to generate new tissue.
Acupuncture combined with cupping, TuiNa massage, and GuaSha (gentle skin scraping with a smooth jade tool) promote healing and a glowing complexion. Improved circulation and lymphatic flow reduce swelling and puffiness in tissues while boosting detoxification.
Acupuncture will get to the root cause of physical or emotional ailments. The patient’s overall wellness is assessed, even for cosmetic sessions. This enables the practitioner to get to the root cause of the problem—not just mitigating symptoms. When coming in for a seemingly unrelated issue, patients report positive changes in energy levels, appearance, emotions, and physical well-being. With cosmetic acupuncture your appearance will improve in addition your skin truly regenerating and healing itself!
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