Well, your skin is the largest organ in your body, and if you are not well, your skin shows it.
A typical session starts with your practitioner looking closely at your face, and you may find it uncomfortable to have someone staring at you that intensely. Actually, we use the condition of your skin and face in all of our diagnoses to help us determine your level of health.
One of the things I like about Traditional Chinese Medicine is that it is always about taking a holistic approach to your body’s health and wellness, and in this case, when your body systems are functioning properly, your skin is brighter, plumper, and more elastic and your energy flows more vigorously.
Some Tell-Tale Signs on Your Face
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Sagging and drooping
- Dull and dry skin
- Dark and puffy eyes
- Pigmentation and dark spots
- Tension in the face
We work with your body for your external appearance
You know those dark circles and puffiness under your eyes? That’s a possible sign that your kidneys are not properly moving your fluid, so attention at kidney and spleen points on the body may help your energy to move properly. Wrinkles are often a sign that your stomach channel (which runs through your face) is not moving energy effectively, so attention at those points helps send energy. Sagging jowls and skin suggests that your spleen channel needs help to get moving so that it can enrich your blood to nourish your skin and muscles. And breakouts and blemishes may indicate that your large intestine and liver channels need help to move energy and clear out toxins.
So the face may explain the internal cause of your symptoms. The tiny acupuncture pins used for cosmetic acupuncture are inserted on your face after the main channels in the rest of your body have been stimulated. The precise and correct insertion of the tiny pins tells your body to send extra energy to these specific areas and stimulates a healing response. These are special stainless steel single use pins which are not reused.
Cosmetic acupuncture works on the underlying deficiencies and may complement your existing skin care and facial regime.
It is also very much about your choices for exercise, lifestyle and good nutrition… the sooner you start looking after yourself, the younger you should feel at every stage of your life.
Please note – we will never inject anything into your face!
Cosmetic fillers and anti-wrinkle injections such as Botox involve the injection into the face of a Schedule 4 drug classified under the Poisons Schedule. Australian doctors have treated a patient who has gone permanently blind from having dermal filler injected into her face. internationally, there have been 98 documented cases of blindness caused by fillers.