The energy flow through the face during an acupuncture facelift is also restoring the balance of energy in the body as well. On June 8, 2001, Good Morning America invited the acupuncturist Russell Korda and Deborah Musso, the director of the Sea Change Healing Center in New York, to explain how the facelift works. ‘Sagging skin can be caused by weakness in the spleen and circles under the eye is often linked to liver or stomach weakness. So by putting needles in the pressure points relating to these organs, we can treat the underlying cause,’ explained Musso.
What to Expect
The procedure is done with needles that are ultra-fine and not painful. It is so relaxing that it is considered a great stress reliever as well. Results can be seen after one session but it is advised to have a series of 10-12 sessions to get the full benefit.
You will experience a more natural and toned appearance if that is what you are seeking, without any downtime or swelling. You may experience a firmer jowl line, a reduction of fine lines and deeper ones will be softened. The skin will be plumper due to the stimulation of collagen, the neck toned and bags under the eyes firmed.
Results are known to last up to 3-5 years. Your practitioner may advise you to come in for periodic treatments to maintain the lift, plus this will also keep your body in balance. The balanced energy of the body is known as ‘Qi’ (pronounced “Chee”) in Chinese Medicine.
Facial acupuncture is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine, so one’s overall health is taken into consideration. Expect a full consultation with your practitioner. An acupuncturist views health from the energetic balance or imbalance, and will assess this flow along points of the body called meridians. There are needles used along the meridian points in the hands and feet as well as the face during a facial treatment. The needles help with circulation and blood flow, so you may also experience increased energy as a side benefit.
When your circulation is increased, the skin is nourished and younger looking. The needles cause the body to form additional natural collagen, which is what creates a more youthful look.
So many women and men are afraid of going under the knife for facial surgery, and acupuncture is a viable, safe option, free of side effects. If you have had botox injections and want to prolong the effects, an acupuncture facial treatment may be the answer, and save you money.
Teaching and Training
Virginia Doran is an expert in the field of acupuncture and facial rejuvenation. She is an international teacher and practitioner.
Virginia created the Ultimate Facial Rejuvenation Program which consists of: the Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, Facial Massage and Acupressure, Aromatherapy, Herbology, Nutritional Supplements and Self Care Counseling. Her website offers her schedule for training and certification for facial rejuvenation acupuncture.
Facial Rejuvenating Acupuncture has been performed for thousands of years in China. Baby boomers are not so eager to have a traditional facelift procedure, and alternative options are very appealing.
Acupuncture is available mainly for medical reasons, but what a great way to be introduced to this healing modality via some facial rejuvenation!