Service for English speakers with UK trained Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncturist.
This treatment uses theory and practice from Traditional Chinese Medicine focusing on the face (and sometimes neck) towards:
– Reduction in the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
– Reduction in puffiness on the face and around the eyes
– Lifting the Qi of sagging muscles and skin
– Generating an improvement in the overall complexion (enhancing radiance)
– Encouraging better natural moisturization and hydration for the skin
– Improving facial colour, radiance and the appearance of skin discolouration
– Reducing the appearance of larger pores
– Encouraging an improvement in the flow of Qi throughout all the body’s channels
Specialised ultra-fine sterilised Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture needles and techniques are used, with a Traditional Chinese Medicine Session using additional supporting points on the body.
A course of twelve sessions (one a week) is recommended for optimal benefit and a typical ‘refresher’ session would be advised around 3 to six months following the course. Each session lasts 90 minutes.
The Qi condition for each individual is different in the face and neck, and this treatment works with that Qi towards optimising its condition and flow. One of the most appreciated aspects of this method is it works with your Qi, without any drugs or injections.
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Q. Is it an alternative to Botox?
A. Botox uses a standardised procedure for each patient (injection of standardised amounts of Botulinium A). This Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture treatment does not use any pharmaceutical drugs or chemicals and it is not a biomedical (‘Western’, ‘conventional’ medical) treatment. For Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture, the Qi condition for each individual is different in the face and neck, producing individual results. Each session is individually tailored according to the condition of the Qi for that patient.
Q. Do you use big needles in the face?!
A. No. The facial needles are extremely fine, even in comparison to standard body acupuncture needles. The smallest are the length of a large pearl of barley (including the non-penetrating handle) and of one of the thinnest ‘thicknesses’ used in modern acupuncture.
Q. How long does it last?
A. You should not need to repeat the course, but you are advised to have a ‘top up’ session to continue the beneficial effects for the Qi at an interval after the main course of session. For some people, this could be one session as long as six months later; for others, three months later, or several at one month intervals may be advised.
Q. Do you do the neck?
A. Yes, if this is an area you would like to address.
Q. Do men do this?
A. Yes. Male patients also use Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture.
Q. I have had a surgical face-lift/ Botox/ fillers/ a salon peel before. Can I have Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture?
A. Yes – Cosmetic Acupuncture is not any kind of Western medical treatment. As is the case for any previous surgical procedure or treatment of any kind, provided there is no reason why it would be inadvisable for you to receive acupuncture at that particular point in time. You can discuss this with the acupuncturist.
With Ruth Westnidge, BSc Hons Traditional Chinese Medicine, OM.BAcC, OM.RCHM, OM.EAR
Trained in Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture (College of Chinese Medicine, Yuan Traditional Medicine College)
Ear Acupuncturist, 10+ years experience, inc. NHS (Yuan Traditional Medicine College)
Fully qualified Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) acupuncturist (BSc Hons TCM, Middlesex University)
Member of Societat d’ Acupuntors de Catalunya
Overseas Member of the British Acupuncture Council & Ear Acupuncture Register (UK)
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