We consider that a youthful and beautiful looking face to start degenerating over time as a normal progression of life. Of course, time has a lot to do with this but there are also factors that contribute to this degeneration in a huge way: toxins in the body, pollution, stress, and the quality of food you eat among others. These can all lead to the development of the signs of aging including loose skin, dark spots, creases, and wrinkles. Although, in the end, these are all unavoidable as one ages, it can sometimes occurs at an early age. Pharmaceutical companies have manufactured thousand of products to battle the signs of aging but people always prefer natural modes of treatment and healing procedures more so when it involves the face to avoid the rise of any adverse after effects.
One of the greatest contributions of Chinese medicine to this battle is cosmetic acupuncture. It is an entirely natural form of treatment that do not use any type of harmful medications. Cosmetic acupuncture is also known as facial rejuvenation or acupuncture facelift and works on the basis of acupuncture needles inserted into specific points in the body known as acupoints. These points are located in the surface of the skin where directly underneath lie energy channels known as meridians. These meridians carry blood and energy to the bones and tissues of the face. A number of these channels lie on the chin, ears, forehead, and cheeks.
When the facial muscles are stuck with needles, any meridian with a stagnant flow of energy and blood can be treated which restores the smooth flow of oxygen, blood, energy, and nutrients in the face. The needles generate a numbing or tingling sensation on the site it is inserted in but no pain is felt. The needles stimulate healing that leads to an increase in muscle tone, a tightening of the loose skin, removal of wrinkles and promotion of a healthy skin complexion. A superficial insertion of the needles leads to a boost in collagen fiber production which increases the elastic quality of the skin. This elasticity makes a person look healthy and younger. It also aids in the relief of pain in the facial muscles by improving the movement of tense and stiff muscles.
Cosmetic acupuncture is extremely effective in boosting blood flow through which a person’s complexion is enhanced. The treatment among other increases dermal contraction; alleviates stress; clears pimples, acne, and dark spots; increases collagen production increasing skin elasticity; lightens the deep lines in the face; and flattens wrinkles. It is a natural and pain-free mode of treatment designed to improve your looks as well as your overall health.
Besides cosmetic acupuncture, there are other various techniques that produce the same results as cosmetic acupuncture but these techniques are highly invasive, dangerous, and very costly. One of them is surgical facelift, a very expensive procedure that has very high medical complications that can lead to disfigurement, skin scars and infections. Another one is Botox, a procedure that injects toxins into your face to inhibit muscle contraction. Botox can help lessen wrinkles but its side effects are the temporary dulling and paralyzing of the face. Acupuncture, on the other hand, acupuncture flattens the muscles to eliminate wrinkles to avoid any unwanted side effects.