Cosmetic Acupuncture is not really a new development, Traditional Chinese Medicine has used it for thousands of years for cosmetic purposes. In China’s ancient past, procedures which involved a cosmetic change were available only to the very wealthy, probably members to the imperial family. Commoners would not have had access to either the funds or experts.
The ancient method was born from the union of three Traditional Chinese Medicine specialties: TCM Surgery, TCM Cosmetology and TCM Dermatology. The modern applied technology was developed in a hospital environment in Beijing, China. It was discovered while Doctors were treating patients with acupuncture who had suffered facial paralysis. It became apparent that the placement of acupuncture needles on specific areas not only had a therapeutic effect for the patients, but also created cosmetic results as a side benefit. The results could only be described as powerful and dramatic.
The method is not surgery. It is the use of stainless steel acupuncture needles to gently stimulate the body’s natural energy system (called Qi) to create change.
By far the most popular procedure is a facial lift. Probably 8 out 10 people want to know about facial lifts. But many other types of procedures are also possible.
Cosmetic Acupuncture treats the whole person. How a person feels about their life and about themselves is very important. The treatment philosophy is that life beauty makes the human body beautiful.
The technique should not be viewed as an alternative to cosmetic surgery. A person that is interested in immediate and permanent change should seek a consultation with a cosmetic surgeon. Cosmetic Acupuncture provides results over a number of treatments (often up to 12 sessions). There is no natural way to create an over night change.
Most people should begin to see a visible difference within 6 sessions. If change has not taken place by that time, it is unlikely that it will. They should feel some difference after only one session.
The first meeting with the Cosmetic Acupuncturist is a consultation to determine if the procedure is right for them. The person completes a general health questionnaire and the treatment area is examined to determine suitability of the procedure. Issues such as realistic expectations, how the treatment is preformed and other health questions are discussed. A decision to have the procedure will not be accepted on the spot by the Cosmetic Acupuncturist. A person should take their time to think over the decision before making an appointment to start the procedure.
Along with the actual needle placement, a person is given specific Chinese herbal medicines to increase health and assist in the cosmetic change process. These medicines may also include creams that should be applied between sessions.
An entire session takes from one to one and half hour. Contact us for a free consultation to find out more.