Facial Acupuncture: What, How, And Why

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Dr. Erin Chambers, N.D.

The practice of facial acupuncture is not new. It has been used for centuries to improve the overall appearance and health of the skin and is now gaining popularity as a natural alternative to more invasive cosmetic procedures. Facial acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) that involves the insertion of fine needles into specific points on the face and body to promote healing and rejuvenation.

Similar to general acupuncture, needles stimulate points on the meridians (energy/qi channels of the body) to bring attention to the area in the form of qi, blood, lymph, and nerve stimulation, evoking a change in complexion and texture. In addition, specialized techniques are used to stimulate collagen production under wrinkles and activate muscles for a lifting or relaxing effect, depending on the area of the face and the individual's goals. Facial acupuncture is also a non-invasive, natural alternative to more invasive cosmetic procedures such as facelifts and Botox injections. Unlike these procedures, facial acupuncture is relatively painless and requires no recovery time.

Here are some of the possible benefits of facial acupuncture:

  1. Improve fine lines and wrinkles
    One of the main benefits of facial acupuncture is its ability to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Through specific techniques, needles stimulate collagen production, which plumps up the skin and gives it a more youthful appearance. It can also improve the overall tone and texture of the skin, making it look smoother and more radiant.
  2. Reduce puffiness and dark circles under the eyes
    The needles stimulate blood flow to the face, which can help reduce inflammation and improve the circulation of lymphatic fluids. This can lead to a reduction in puffiness and dark circles, as well as a more alert and refreshed appearance.
  3. Promote overall skin health and general health
    The needles are not only treating the face but your whole system. You are not just treated as a face! Whether you need immune, hormone, stress, or other support, this will be addressed in addition to your dermatological concerns.

In conclusion, facial acupuncture is an effective and natural way to improve the appearance and health of the skin. It can help reduce wrinkles and fine lines, reduce puffiness and dark circles, improve the overall tone and texture of the skin, and promote overall health. It is also a safe and non-invasive alternative to more invasive cosmetic procedures, making it an excellent choice for those looking to enhance their natural beauty.

Best results are obtained with 5-7 weekly or biweekly sessions, followed by monthly maintenance. If you are interested in booking in for facial acupuncture, here is the booking link. Looking forward to seeing you!