The process of acupuncture facial rejuvenation is multi-layered. The pins in and around your face are geared to, amongst other things, promote the production of collagen & elastin, and to increase the circulation of blood and lymph in the face. However, including acupuncture points on the body during the facial treatment are just as crucial!
Beauty from deep within
Firstly, true vitality comes from the inside out, so your acupuncturist will work with you to resolve any underlying health issues you may have that are keeping you from looking and feeling your best. Some of the acupuncture pins placed around the body will be individualized to your specific health goals.
How your ankles can make your face look great
Secondly, there are some points along the acupuncture channels that specifically have a strong effect on the face; somewhat counter-intuitively, these acupuncture points tend to be quite far from the face. There are some great points around the ankles and toes that directly affect the flow of energy or qi in the face!
Finally, there’s another important reason we use plenty of body points in acupuncture facial rejuvenation. Wherever we place acupuncture needles in the body, we are instructing the body to improve circulation and send qi there. If we were to place dozens of needles just in your face, you might experience a sudden rush of energy to the head, resulting in dizziness or headache. Instead, we place needles in the body first to “anchor” that energy, allowing us to work freely without fear of “overload” to the delicate head and face area. And that is why you get a full body treatment when you come in for facial rejuvenation acupuncture!
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Learn more about the Mei Zen System of acupuncture facial rejuvenation here.