What is Facial Rejuvenation with Acupuncture?
What is Facial Rejuvenation with Acupuncture? And does it work?
Q. What is Facial Acupuncture and mechanism?
A. It was started many, many centuries ago. It was initially
called Mei Rong, some people might recognize that name. It's basically cosmetic
It was employed by emperors and empresses in some of the ancient
times for not only maintaining health and beauty but also systemically and
constitutionally to make you feel and stay healthy and more youthful looking.
So, that's what we do. We work with the body. We don't just put needles in the
face, we actually work with the principles of traditional Chinese medicine and
we look through the body, we look at the face as somewhat of a representation
of what's going on inside. We use the principles of Chinese medicine or
whatever your orientation is for acupuncture. From those principles we look at
the systemic problems that create the aging process.
Basically what I'm saying is that wrinkles, sagging muscle tone, poor skin, all of
those are just symptoms of something underlying. As acupuncturist, we are
looking at not just the symptoms but what's underneath. We're also addressing the wrinkles, sagging muscles, all of that
from the outside as well. We're working on the outside, we're working on the
inside to create what we call beauty and health as one package. I believe
beauty is your reflection of what's on the outside so we work from the inside
and the outside to make people look and feel their best every day.
We treat underlying conditions together to enhance their outward appearance. For example, if you look at something like digestive disorders. If you look
in the face digestive disorders really reflect in the muscle tone of the face. We
look at the health of the spleen. The health of the spleen, the health of the
stomach, then we look at muscle tone. If you have a damp
spleen in Chinese medicine that all the muscles are
heavier, everything is kind of sagging, puffy, similar to say, the Pillsbury Dough
Boy. In the face, it reflects as puffiness, swelling, heaviness of the cheek
muscles, particularly the jaw line. So, we'll work cosmetically on the face to tone
the muscles of the face and to reduce the puffiness and swelling but you have to
address what's underneath. You have to address the spleen. In treating the
spleen you're also treating the digestive issues.
It is the same with the liver system. If you have liver invading the spleen or liver blood
deficiency what we generally say, as the liver controls the eyes, so what we'll
see clinically is we'll see creasing. Creasing between the eyebrows, around the
eyebrows. Again, in order to address wrinkles we're going to address the liver as well.
Q.How about skin, what do we know?
A. We know that from Chinese medicine that skin is ruled
by the lungs. If you're looking pale and wan, dull complexion, we're going to not
only address your complexion but we're going to address your lungs as well. So,
it really is truly the only inside/outside approach to health and wellbeing.
Q.How to apply it to reduce the wrinkles?
A. We put in the time which is ten session and reevaluate and then when you are satisfied with your appearance, then we move into maintenance.
For instance, why do you have wrinkles in the forehead? Actually what's creating this creasing in the forehead is the tension in the muscle which is the tightness in the muscle related with the liver. We're talking about the way that muscles twitch in the face. When muscles twitch, too strong or too fast, then you're going to get facial creasing. Not only in this, have we addressed the creasing itself but we have actually addressed the underlying cause, which is the
This is re-education.
This is eye redness. This is actually, I think, just one treatment. This
is again, talks about the benefits of using acupuncture. You see how red his eyes
are. Then after one treatment it's much softer, but not only is it softer but his
eyes are much more open. Look how hooded he looks in here and here. As you
can see his eyelid ptosis, or that hooding, is diminished as well. We're not just
working ... And, again, we're working with heat. Heat in this condition it's