What is constitutional facial acupuncture?
Constitutional Facial Acupuncture is a very profound and powerful process which helps the face and the entire body both look and feel more youthful. It includes the utilization of extra fine acupuncture needles and intradermals.
This treatments focus on both heath concerns and beauty. They target facial wrinkles, frown lines, eye bags, double chin, and sagging neck, as well as poor digestion, gynecological imbalances, menopause, and sinus congestion, among other syndromes.
As is the case with regular acupuncture, special points are chosen on the face according to the individual facial features, constitution, and their specific needs at the time of treatment.
Constitutional facial acupuncture is a virtually painless method for lessening the indications of the maturing of the skin, with results much more significant than just what is noticeable on the face. Even though sometimes referred to as an acupuncture facelift, it represents more than just a cosmetic procedure.
The way constitutional facial acupuncture works is that it enhances and intensifies fresh collagen and elastin production under the skin by improving blood circulation to nourish the facial tissues while aiding in the removal of toxins and dead skin cells.
The delicate infusion of acupuncture needles makes extremely tiny tears inside the more profound skin layers. The immune system reacts to these tears by producing new collagen and elastin fibers that help the skin to shape solid bonds between cells.
This results in firmer, more energized, and fairer skin. Constitutional facial acupuncture ultimately relaxes all muscles in the face and creates exceedingly compelling results with facial revival and rejuvenation.
This is an organic and gradual process, one that requires an investment of time and intention upon the part of the individual to make necessary lifestyle changes. Prospective patients should recognize that facial acupuncture does not merely involve the face in the needling process, but that the practitioner will also employ a range of constitutional treatment points on the acupuncture meridians to ground the facial protocol, and address issues of constitutional disharmony that may also impact the facial terrain and general health. (1, 2)
History of Facial Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology
The pursuit of beauty and longevity is universal and has dominated throughout the ages of the human history. The idea of youth, appearance, and longevity is certainly not the exclusive domain of citizens of the modern Western world. Beauty persuades many to engage in activities that will keep them young.
The art of skin and facial rejuvenation has continued to develop over centuries, along with Eastern medicine practice. Formulas and herbal masks, and most importantly, techniques for acupuncture continued to improve. For years, these procedures have been passed down from generation to generation to promote beauty, skin longevity, and health. These days, many are seeking facial acupuncture treatment as a substitute for harsh chemicals or expensive surgical treatments. (1, 2)
Frequently Asked Questions
What to Expect from Constitutional Facial Acupuncture Treatment
In the first couple of weeks, patients would normally encounter hydrated, mellow and sparkling skin. You can usually see a difference in the texture of your skin even after the first treatment.
Your face will feel more hydrated, and overall dryness disappears as a result of the increased circulation stimulated by the needles from the facial acupuncture treatment.
The skin becomes evidently more silky and easier to manage, thanks to the oxygenating cells and boosting of oxygen and nutrient transfer. The muscles in your face are more relaxed, which makes also softens the brow and jawline. The color of your face is more intense and fresh and the complexion appears much brighter.
Within the next two weeks, if the treatment is continued, patients usually experience a lifting and tightening sensation in the weakened, droopy muscles.
The skin feels more refined, softer and large pores are minimised and their number is decreased.
Fine lines and wrinkles are beginning to soften and the skin is visibly denser.
The results of the enhanced circulation and collagen stimulation with cosmetic acupuncture becomes most evident.
The area around the cheeks and mouth is much more compact and denser, and the wrinkles begin to flatten. The soft tissue of the face feels firmer and tighter and the face looks and feels plumper.
In the places where an evident loss of volume took place, there is a visible filling and plumping out. The face tissue will feel much more uplifted and eyes will appear brighter and more open.
The skin is in a state where it feels extra smooth and feels like velvet. The face is firmer and denser, and the folds off the corner of mouth that give off the drooping look are lifted and boosted.
The wrinkles are much less apparent than before, and the overall appearance is fresh, plump and healthy. atients at this stage are very satisfied with the results and their skin is radiant and bright showing as if they have taken few years from their faces.
Patients at this stage are very satisfied with the results. Their skin is radiant and bright, and they look like a few years younger.
Advantages and Benefits of Constitutional Facial Acupuncture
Constitutional facial acupuncture is an excellent alternative for cosmetic surgery and other potentially dangerous procedures such as botox and other chemicals.
This technique is safe, having no risk of disfigurement or side effects other than mild bruising in some cases.
Compared to the harsh procedures which may require a long recovery period, with side effects such as swelling and discoloration, there is no trauma from facial revitalisation acupuncture in most cases.
Obviously, constitutional facial acupuncture doesn’t go to the extent that can reshape one’s nose, but it can make a more subtle rejuvenation change that erases years from someone’s face, in a safe and natural manner.
Most importantly, this ancient Eastern medicine technique improves overall health. According to medical research studies, the practice of constitutional facial acupuncture can lead to the following benefits:
- Reduction of facial wrinkles and laxity
- Reduction of smile wrinkles and eye wrinkles
- Improving facial elasticity
- Overall face rejuvenation (increase of water and oil level in skin)
- Decreases hyper-pigmentation
- Reduces acne and acne scarring
- Improving dermatitis, chloasma, pruritus and urticaria
- Treatment of eczema
- Treatment of facial spasm and palsy
- Treatment of gum pain
- Treatment of facial, head and neck pain
Acupuncture vs. Cosmetic Surgery
According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Americans spent more than 13.5 billion USD on combined surgical and non-surgical procedures in 2015.
There was a 1.5 billion dollar increase in expenditures for combined surgical and non-surgical procedures from 2014 to 2015.
It is estimated that in 2015 the total number of facelifts performed by plastic surgeons was 125,711, with an average price of $6,652. The number of face dermabrasion procedures, meanwhile, was 87,216 with an average price of $1,150 per treatment.
In line with cosmetic minimally-invasive procedures, the most performed was Botulinum Toxin Type A-Botox with a staggering 6,757,198 procedures in 2015, and an average price of $382 per treatment.
Taking into consideration all the complications and the side effects surgical procedures and Botox injections can have on an individual’s health, as well as the astounding prices, it comes as no surprise when women are opting for more natural ways to preserve their beauty and turn to the old Eastern medicine wisdom and practice for help.
As acupuncture has almost no side effects (except for some mild bruising in rare cases) and the treatments are much more affordable compared to plastic surgeries, it is clear how this old practice should be an integral part of the modern-day beauty regime.