Acupuncture Linwood and ancient Chinese medicine is several thousands of years old and their longevity is proof that they truly work.  Today, acupuncture is considered worldwide as an effective recourse for back pain and arthritis.  It also can treat migraine, insomnia and even PMS.  Popular actresses such as Kristin Davies, Sandra Bullock and Gwyneth Paltrow among others are adherents of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and their stunning looks and vibrant inner glow can be partly attributed to acupuncture, particularly facial acupuncture.

Acupuncture stimulates the body’s self-healing mechanisms by enervating the body with energy the Chinese calls chi.  Chi can be manipulated by acupuncture needles inserted at sites known as acupuncture points wherein lies the energy vessels called meridians that carry chi all over the body.  Chi and blood are what essentially makes the body healthy, grow and glow.  They nourish and energize the organs and soft tissues and the skin.

As we age the flow of chi slows down and with it the other body functions as well.  The body produces less collagen which causes the skin to sag, age, dull and wrinkle.  The factors of the environment and stress just cause the aging factor to produce ugly and more negative effects to the body.  Acupuncture can restore good and normal chi flow to the body allowing the body organs including the skin to function and be healthy once more.  Vitality is added to the body and the aging process is slowed down

Actually the National Institutes of Health and World Health Organization have recognized acupuncture as a treatment for the effects and symptoms of Bell’s Palsy which include facial sagging.  Facial acupuncture treatment for the paralysis of the face has also been reported as highly successful.  The potential of facial acupuncture as useful for the treatment of facial conditions and for correcting facial sagging can also mean it can benefit the face aesthetically.  With this in mind, acupuncture can be as potent as Botox or cosmetic surgery without the very invasive, painful risky procedures involved.  However, being a natural form of treatment, there are no instant overnight results with this treatment.  It will probably take around 10 sessions for three to five weeks before substantial results can be seen.  If Chinese herbal medicine is included in the treatment, the outcome might entail a lesser time period.

Once the treatment takes effect some of the improvements that can be seen are:

  • Some sort of a “face lifting“ effect due to the revitalizing of the facial muscles which can again stretch the skin removing the facial sagging.
  • Puffiness, deep wrinkles and fine lines are removed or greatly decreased
  • Skin elasticity and color is improved and rejuvenated.
  • Acne and other skin problems are treated
  • Stress is greatly reduced and a feeling is tranquility is experienced.