Acupuncture is an alternative Chinese therapy that has been being practiced over thousands of years for curing a number of ailments and disorders such as aches and pains, obesity, and disorders of digestive and respiratory systems, among others. In acupuncture therapy, very small, thin and fine needles are inserted in the skin at certain points on your body. These points are referred to as acupuncture points in acupuncture therapy terminology. There are more than 2000 acupuncture points on your body. The points to be acupunctured are decided by your acupuncture practitioner, depending upon the disorder to be treated.
During the recent years, facial acupuncture has become very popular as a cosmetic treatment. This is also popularly termed as facial rejuvenation acupuncture because it has the tremendous ability to rejuvenate your skin and make you look younger. In facial acupuncture, needles are inserted at many points on your face such as cheeks, below the eyes, on the sides of your neck, and chin. This may be followed by mild electric stimulation if deemed necessary by your acupuncturists. Electric stimulation is usually done if your skin has become too loose. Facial acupuncture being a cosmetic treatment aims at overall lift of your face such as toning up your skin, lifting of your jaws, and making your facial skin appear youthful. The facial acupuncture treatment is usually given for 8 to 12 weeks, depending on your specific requirements.
Some of the main benefits of an acupuncture face lift are as described below:
- It makes your skin look younger.
- It makes your face look stress-free, by relaxing the facial muscles.
- It slows down the process of ageing.
- It considerably reduces the wrinkles and eliminates fine facial lines.
- It improves complexion and skin tone.
- It reduces under eye dark circles and puffiness.
You may be thinking that the insertion of needles on your face will be painful. However, you will be surprised to know that facial acupuncture it is not painful at all. This does not mean, however, that you should attempt it on your own. It is an expert’s job, and you should always get it done by a licensed and experienced acupuncture practitioner only. It should also be noted that only facial acupuncture will not be as beneficial unless you maintain a healthy lifestyle. Here, healthy lifestyle refers to a healthy dietary plan, regular exercises, no smoking, no excessive drinking, and adequate sleep. Most importantly, do follow the instructions of your health care provider.