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Benefits of Choosing Cosmetic Acupuncture

Here is an excerpt from a great article in Acupuncture Today documenting the advantages of using cosmetic acupuncture vs. other more costly conventional procedures.

Americans spend billions of dollars each year on cosmetic products and procedures. Most of these provide only superficial results and in many cases cause harsh or irritating effects to the skin.

Acupuncturists have stepped into providing esthetic procedures in recent years in increasing numbers. Acupuncture facial rejuvenation is provided using needles, non-needle micro-current methods, or combinations of the two. Except for the risk of bruising from needle insertions into the face, such treatments are safer and gentler than many conventional spa treatments.

Both acupuncture and micro-current facials offer some or all of the following effects:

1. Improve and balance muscle tension (tone) to more youthful tautness. This could involve relaxation (yin) effects for tense muscles or toning (yang) effects for slack muscles or fascia.
2. Improve circulation of qi, blood and fluids (lymph) in the face and other body areas. This provides better nutrition for the cells, carries away waste more efficiently and reveals natural beauty and radiance in the face.
3. Promote healing and anti-inflammatory effects for skin lesions, acne, rosacea and other skin irritations.
4. Bring more Shen, or Spirit into the eyes.
5. Help release neuro-peptides that promote feelings of well-being on a physical and emotional level. This is reflected in the beauty of the face.
6. Stimulate whole-body benefits through micro-system effects on facial zones that connect with internal organs and body systems.

By looking at these effects it is clear that acupuncture or micro-current facial rejuvenation can potentially do much more than just lift and tone the local tissues of the face. Therefore, facial rejuvenation clients coming to acupuncturists can enjoy these expanded effects – and in some cases significant health benefits.

Energy Light Rejuvenation (ELR) is a system of micro-current and color light facial rejuvenation that I have helped to develop and teach. I have personally experienced or heard about many positive “side effects” that have been reported during series of ELR sessions. These have included:

1. Pain relief in various parts of the body.
2. Profound stress reduction.
3. Relieving fatigue.
4. Relieving menstrual cramps.
5. Weight loss (ranging from 5 – 15 pounds over the course of 10 rejuvenation sessions).
6. Relief of depression, anxiety and lack of inspiration in the creative arts.
7. And improvement of vision or function of other sense organs.

January, 2012, Vol. 13, Issue 01, by Darren Starwynn, OMD, LAc

Dr Oz Features Acupuncture “Facelift”

If you’ve been tempted to get a facelift but don’t want to go under the knife, this natural treatment may be for you.

Acupuncture Facial

To watch the video click here.

Moira in the News

Moira is featured in the March, 2009 Austin Woman Magazine.

Moira was interviewed by local writer Laurie Stoneham for the article, Ancient and Modern Ways to Look Younger: Acupunture Wellness Center offers full array of affordable, all natural facial rejuvenation services.

You can download and read the article as a .pdf

The 5-Minute Acupressure Face Lift

Here is a 5-Minute Acupressure Face Lift to smooth wrinkles and firm up the face.

To draining the lymph system and smooth the skin

• Begin at the center of the forehead using the thumbs, and stroke across the eyebrows. Repeat 3 times.

• With the pads of the thumb, move from the outside edge of the eyebrows to the hollow in front of the ear (Fig 1).

• Using 3 inner fingers of both hands to massage the back of the neck from middle towards outside for 30 seconds with circular motion.

To lift and tone the face, chin and neck

• Stroke upward in lines from the eyebrows into the hairline. Repeat 3 to 5 times (Fig 2).

• Press on DU20 (the point on the very top of the head) to bring energy upward. Repeat 3 to 5 times.

• Using the pads of the thumbs, stroke in a circular motion from the eyebrow to temple to jawline and to the points below the eye. Repeat 9 to 12 times (See Fig 3).

• For neck wrinkles: Stroke upward from the collar bone to the jawline. Repeat 3–5 times (See Fig 4).

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