Greater Houston Acupuncture Alliance
 
Picture
By Lori Earley, L.Ac
Phoenix Rising Acupuncture

Admittedly, when most people consider acupuncture, it’s usually for pain-related issues, like back pain, neck pain, or headaches. However, more and more people are turning to acupuncture for cosmetic results. Cosmetic acupuncture has been brought to the public’s attention by Hollywood A-listers, such as Sandra Bullock, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Julianne Moore. Even Kim Kardashian (not necessarily an A-lister, but very much a public figure in pop culture) has tweeted pictures of herself while undergoing cosmetic acupuncture treatment.

So, what’s all the buzz? Acupuncture’s anti-aging techniques have been around for centuries, but as more people search for a safe, natural, cost-effective, non-invasive, and chemical-free way to look and feel younger, cosmetic acupuncture is becoming one of the hottest ways to turn back the years because it provides inner balance and outer beauty.

How It Works

Remember that plump, wrinkle-free face we all had in our teens and twenties? That’s thanks to high levels of elastic and collagen. In our thirties, those levels begin to decline. Licensed acupuncturists who have been trained and certified in cosmetic acupuncture use hair-thin needles at different points and locations on the face and neck, causing “micro-traumas” to the area, which, in turn, stimulate collagen and elastin production.

In addition to local face and neck points, most acupuncturists who perform cosmetic acupuncture treatments also use distal – or body – points to treat the underlying cause of aging. This is where the true skill comes in, since only a qualified practitioner can determine the underlying cause of physical signs of aging that is unique to each individual. So, in addition to a facial treatment, a full body treatment is also given at the same time, which increases the effectiveness of the cosmetic results.

Some of the reported results include the following:

  • A reduction or disappearance of fine lines and wrinkles, including crow’s feet
  • A “leveling” of deeper lines, looking softer and less harsh
  • Improvement in acne, rosascea, and melasma
  • Improvement in skin texture & skin tone: firmer, softer, smoother, and more vibrant
  • Fading of age spots and sun damage
  • A more defined jaw line & minimized jowls
  • Lifting of droopy eyelids
  • Beneficial for Bell’s Palsy & facial paralysis
  • Boost in energy & improved sleep
  • Lifted mood, less stress & tension
  • Improved digestion
  • Reduction in hot flashes and night sweats
  • Reduction in PMS symptoms
Course of Treatment

Typically, a course of treatment, which consists of at least 10 to 12 treatments in a 5-week period, is needed to achieve maximum benefits. With repetitive treatments over a short period of time, the collagen and elastin begin to reproduce to plump up the skin, smooth out lines, and tighten skin. Most patients report visible results by the fifth to seventh treatment.

The most dramatic results typically last between 18 months to three years, depending on the health of the individual. Cosmetic acupuncture repairs and restores the health and vitality that the skin enjoyed in prior years, but time and gravity are inevitable and the skin may eventually become damaged again. In order to help prevent damage and further signs of aging, the course of treatment can be repeated at a later time; however, it is recommended that a maintenance treatment be performed every 4 to 8 weeks.

Who is the Appropriate Candidate for Cosmetic Acupuncture?

Cosmetic acupuncture is excellent for anyone who wants to look and feel revitalized without losing the essence of who they are and what they look like. It is the perfect solution for those looking to avoid the risk, cost, and complications associated with many anti-aging procedures and surgeries, and it is the only cosmetic procedure that can provide health benefits along the way; however, it is not advised for those who have uncontrolled hypertension, a history of seizures, suffer from frequent migraines, smoke cigarettes, or women who are pregnant.

Luckily, acupuncture can significantly help with migraines and smoking cessation, so once those are under control, cosmetic acupuncture treatments can begin.

How Can I find a Qualified Practitioner?

Only a Licensed Acupuncturist is qualified to provide cosmetic acupuncture. Chiropractors, MDs, and Physical Therapists, who do not also have a 4-year degree in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine have not been trained in cosmetic acupuncture. In fact, only a few Licensed Acupuncturists have been certified in cosmetic acupuncture, as this is an advanced technique that must be learned outside of the 4-year graduate/Chinese Medical school setting.

Ask your Licensed Acupuncturist if he/she has been certified in cosmetic acupuncture, and have them provide proof of certification.   Most have this certificate hanging in their clinic, or they are able to provide you with access to proof of certification. Cosmetic acupuncture is a delicate technique, and in order to ensure your safety and the most beautiful results, it is best to go with the most trained and experienced. Don’t be afraid to ask. Your health and beauty is worth it.

*This article was originally posted in the May 2015 issue of Indigo Sun magazine.


 


Comments

01/20/2016 7:38am

Thank you for sharing this useful information. I work as a consultant in Amstelzijde Kliniek(Dutch). At present more people are considering acupuncture as beauty solution. It is a positive feedback as previously it was only used as pain relieving solution.

Reply
03/13/2016 4:26am

In fact, only a few Licensed Acupuncturists have been certified in cosmetic acupuncture, as this is an advanced technique that must be learned outside of the 4-year graduate/Chinese Medical school setting.

Reply
03/16/2016 1:05am

Took me time to read all the comments, but I really enjoyed the article. It proved to be Very helpful to me and I am sure to all the commenters here! It’s always nice when you can not only be informed, but also entertained!

Reply
03/30/2016 1:05am

Welcome to the party of my life here you will learn everything about me.

Reply
04/21/2016 4:10am

Great idea!!!

Reply

Cosmetic acupuncture is always giving so many treatments for beauticians. Everyone must try to follow the informative services from this website. These articles you can use in so many ways for more knowledge.

Reply
04/23/2016 5:16am

Cosmetic is the significant and amazing duration of the present lives of the ladies. It is entailed and done with the primal and oriental terms. It is conditioned and ascertained with the right and bright oriental services. It is introduced and informed with the bright and perfect and amazing tinge.

Reply
05/22/2016 10:03am

Within Bergman Clinics is possible to be treated by lipofilling. It is the unique way to adjust relative proportions of the body as desired, and gives a natural result because it only works with your own body fat. Lipofilling in brief, is the removal of body fat cells, which is then purified and put back under the skin to create contour, volume and skin quality improvement on a cellular level. The idea is quite simply, reducing also the part that you lose as you get older, that volume. What was by nature is thus replaced by this method, which creates a natural result.

Reply
06/04/2016 3:02am

I personally use them exclusively high-quality elements : you will notice these folks during:

Reply
06/06/2016 6:00pm

So, in addition to a facial treatment, a full body treatment is also given at the same time, which increases the effectiveness of the cosmetic results.

Reply

Taking a collagen supplement would also be helpful. It contains a lot of glycine, which aids digestion and improves skin quality. There are studies that show that a collagen supplement can increase dermal collagen density and enhance skin firmness. There is even a study that suggests that it can cause a reduction in nasolabial fold depth, which is very difficult to achieve. Apart from these benefits, it is also effective in increasing hair growth and strengthening your nails.

Reply
07/14/2016 6:30am

Your post is providing some really good information. I liked its essence and enjoyed reading it. Keep sharing such important posts.

Reply
07/15/2016 4:25am

Restorative needle therapy is great for any individual who needs to look and feel renewed without losing the embodiment of who they are and what they resemble. It is the ideal answer for those hoping to stay away from the danger, expense, and entanglements connected with numerous hostile to maturing methodology and surgeries.

Reply

Thanks for sharing your knowledge about Acupuncture’s anti-aging techniques.Nice discussion and suggestions and way of treatment, but people must consult.Only a Licensed Acupuncturist, qualified to provide cosmetic acupuncture.

Reply
08/04/2016 1:25pm

Some ladies are facing very serious problems regarding their hairs and eyes. They are very worry about these things and they want to live away from these problems in real life.

Reply
08/13/2016 4:37am

Excellent post. I will certainly come back to read more of the articles about food. We love to try new receipts and new food, not only our native!

Reply
08/27/2016 5:41pm

Even people who don't surf can usually guess what surfboard wax is and does. Obviously, it is a kind of wax that surfers apply on to their surfboards, particularly on its top surface or deck. But technically speaking, surf wax is not like your ordinary wax at home that you use to make your floor shiny, smooth and sometimes even slippery.

Reply
09/07/2016 11:52pm

Herbal breast enlargement pills seem to be on everyone's lips lately. Know how these pills works to enlarge size of the breast.

Reply
09/08/2016 3:20pm

Spas are often associated with indulgence and self-pampering; however, it's medically proven that certain spa treatments can have infinite medical healing properties as well.

Reply
09/08/2016 11:19pm

Some of the benefits of acupuncture on the face of them Brightening faces , maintain healthy skin , cleansing, relieving dizziness and headache , anti -aging and masi many others. besides akupuntuk detox also included peramatan which have the same result . for more information visit Cocoonmedicalspa.com

Reply
09/10/2016 8:05am

nd headache , anti -aging and masi many others. besides akupuntuk detox also included peramatan which

Reply

First You got a great blog .

Reply
09/26/2016 8:38am

Hello! Thank you so much for this interesting articles! I can open for you new opportunities! Don't waste your time! You can view right now on ours pages new AVON UK cosmetic brochures online and completely free! You can just view new actions, discounts, and sales, or you can make your own order, or you can use our online catalogue for presenting it to your clients.

Reply
10/12/2016 5:08pm

A lot of people say that the laser hair removal treatment feels as if a rubber band was being snapped on your skin. Rarely is it more uncomfortable than that.

Reply
10/25/2016 3:38am

Besides wrinkle treatment, there are many homemade beauty tips to implement for natural beauty that will still help you to prevent premature aging.

Reply
11/12/2016 7:25pm

For those of you who are afraid to face tightening procedure with a scalpel but is not afraid of needles, acupuncture facelift perhaps this could be a solution to support the health and elasticity of your skin. Acupuncture facelifting believed to provide the effect of anti-aging naturally by disguising to eliminate fine lines on the face or facial wrinkles deeper. This technique is usually performed to improve blood circulation as well as it could be to increase the body's energy, thus achieving a balance between improving the external beauty of the body and improve the internal health that affect beauty, overall. Visit us at www.bodyclinic.nl/ to learn more about skincare and body care. Thank you.

Reply
11/14/2016 2:05am

Cosmetic acupuncture help ladies who are facing very serious problems of their hairs and eyes.

Reply

Beauty can come from inside or the outside. Even though everyone knows what beauty is, many people struggle to define

Reply
11/23/2016 12:09pm

It seems like everyone is talking about Revitol these days. Whether it is their fantastic cellulite cream, or their stretch mark removal cream. But is it really the best? I have personally tried it, and below is what I have to say about Revitol's stretch mark removal cream.

Reply

Brazilian waxing has become an interesting phenomena in the state of Utah. From our Southern border of Saint George all the way up through Salt Lake City and north to our border, women and men are discovering the benefits of waxing, especially the Brazilian-Bikini. So who does this type of waxing? EVERYONE is Brazilian waxing.

Reply
12/21/2016 12:23pm

Rainbow Loom Intermediate Bracelet Patterns are more difficult than your Beginner level. These designs will take a little bit longer to create, as well as a.

Reply
12/25/2016 12:47am

I regularly visit this site to check out the events and functions and sometimes for resources. However, it has been a while that you have shared some news about latest or upcoming events.

Reply
01/03/2017 3:25pm

Whether you are looking for some great prices on discount beauty products, or a new look for a special evening, you are sure to find just the right items in one of our online catalogs. From cleansers and moisturizers to lip gloss and eye shadow, our vendors are sure to have the right item at the right price.

Reply
01/13/2017 2:18pm

From advertising online to using print media and display store signage, there are an almost-unlimited number ways to advertise your nail salon. Any of these strategies could be the key to unlocking new business.

Reply
01/14/2017 12:01am

Here is today match prediction of all the cricket matches of international matches as well as local matches and domestic matches of all the countries. On this platform, you can get all advance predictions and cricinfo and idea that Who Will Win today match.

Reply
01/14/2017 11:53pm

Over 14 YEARS extensive experience in this demanding translation industry. MASTERLY in translating and editing both technical and general text.

Reply
01/26/2017 10:41am

I Really like this post very informative and knowledgeable thanks for the great post.

Reply
01/28/2017 1:55am

Super Mario Run APK Free Download http://softsapps.com/tag/super-mario-run-apk-free-download

Reply

Full Collection of Valentine Week 2017 Lists with details, Date Sheet of Valentine We Days and calendar of February 2017 and all about 7 Days of Valentine Week 2017. Also Check 7 Days After Valentine Week, or Post Valentines Day 2017. Valentine Week or 7 days of celebrations is also called as Valentine’s Week Or Love Week and also considered as the most romantic and passionate time of the year. Below you can find a full list of Valentine Week with details.

Reply
01/29/2017 6:24am

This is good news since 70% of women in the U.S. color their hair! To help protect your hair ... Use theBest Shampoo on Color-Treated Hair.

Reply
01/30/2017 7:41am

blog to share with us. I will really appreciate the writer's choice for choosing this excellent article appropriate to my matter.

Reply
02/07/2017 11:02pm

The human body may be a beautiful piece of machinery but it does have its imperfections. For some those imperfections are as slight as a mole on the back but for others it can be a detriment to their everyday life.

Reply
02/10/2017 7:33am

lottery sambad Mizoram Nagaland Sikkim Kerala Today Lottery Result

Reply

"Bypass" is a simple application to check and to bypass censorship from DNS providers. http://applicationyak.com/bypass-any-samsung-google-verify-account/

Reply

Avail some of the latest Aplava coupons from CouponDunia and get amazing discounts this month. Hurry Up! Limited Offer!

Reply
03/10/2017 9:11am

Maintaining a healthy skin is a tough job. Skins, rashes and pimples are always their to ruin your skin. www.bodyclinics.nl provides number of facial and body treatments to keep your skin healthy. Its doctors, having ages of experience also provide a number of cosmetic surgeries. Their advanced-technology methods are hard to find elsewhere.

Reply
03/26/2017 10:32am

Rashes, pimples and wrinkles have worried us over all these years. All this while we have been unable to develop something effective to tackle them, until now. All this while, all that was available was make-up and skin care products, but now we have facial and body treatments to help us in our fight against pimples and wrinkles. Today many clinics, like www.bodyclinic.nl and others have been established which provide these revolutionary treatments and help us tackle our beauty problems.

Reply
04/13/2017 9:06pm

cosmetic acupuncture? I recently listened to it, so that as we know acupuncture it is always for the health of the body. Maybe this is a new way to take care of our facial beauty. I wanted to try but in my country seems yet. I tried Botox to eliminate some wrinkles in my face, so I look fresher. Before I get this treatment, I was consulting to find out about my skin. Some information about Botox also I read. I also make the filling lips to look more beautiful as I want. All women would always want to look young and beautiful, and a lot of ways to get the treatment. Make sure you get a consultation for your face, they will suggest a few things. I have information about Botox, it's useful for you to read. Here, visit this site intermedica.nl to get more information about Botox.

Reply
04/21/2017 4:53am

Great information, you have a wonderful blog and an excellent article.

Reply
04/21/2017 7:27am

I really like your post so much.. Thank you for sharing! :)

Reply
04/21/2017 7:51am

Pretty cool post. It’s really very nice and useful post.Thanks for sharing this with us!it’s my first visit.

Reply

People tired to find a relevant place where they can know real facts and myths about the topic mentioned by author of this blog. I want to help a lot of needy people through this blog to come up at my blog to know the real facts and myths regarding this topic.

Reply
05/08/2017 10:45pm

written content. I added new knowledge to my database for essay writing skill.

Reply
06/08/2017 4:36am

The face and the facial skin is the first thing that people see. So when we leave our homes you want to present a clean, clear, beautiful looking face. The facial skin unlike other areas of skin on our body is always exposed to the environment and therefore is easily damaged through sun exposure, chemicals, toxins and pollutants. Taking care of our facial skin is very important not only to stay beautiful but also to avoid increased signs of aging, blemishes, or acne.

Reply
06/11/2017 1:31am

An alcohol treatment center is basically a professional location where people get the necessary attention and treatment they need to overcome their alcohol-related addiction. Alcohol addiction is the second most dangerous addiction after drugs

Reply
07/18/2017 9:44pm

Sometime it becomes very hard to find a well written and well established bog which give you correct and useful information. However, I found this blog and got some relevant information which are really helpful for me.

Reply
07/22/2017 4:55am

Dry skin is dull and can be flaky and effectively turned out to be more chafed. A decent lotion is vital to keeping it solid and brilliant.

Reply
08/02/2017 3:38am

Jio Prime Recharge Plans – Rs 99, 309, 509 Prepaid & Postpaid 4G Data Tariff, SMS, Voice, Apps Jio Prime Recharge Plans: Reliance Jio Prime latest Tariffs Plans

Reply
08/02/2017 10:39pm

Very helpful post! Keep sharing.

Reply

Well somehow I got to read lots of articles on your blog. It’s amazing how interesting it is for me to visit you very often.

Reply
08/22/2017 3:59pm

Thank you for sharing about Cosmetic Acupuncture, the inner and outer beauty, appreciate the good share. Lori Earley, I finally know how it works and what can be the impacts of this, good post share.

Reply
08/22/2017 11:38pm

This article attempts to provide an update on the bodybuilding question: Is hair removal, permanent hair removal, for men really possible?

Reply

Believe it or not many of the cosmetics that you, or your daughters, may be using contain hazardous ingredients.

Reply
08/31/2017 11:10am

A well-structured daily skin care routine can prevent acne, but it can hard to figure out what needs to be done to keep your skin clear. Any good skincare routine involves cleansing, toning, and moisturizing your skin.

Reply
09/14/2017 3:37am

So, what’s all the buzz? Acupuncture’s anti-aging techniques have been around for centuries, but as more people search for a safe, natural, cost-effective, non-invasive, and chemical-free way to look and feel younger

Reply
09/25/2017 11:34pm

These days every career is blooming and all because of the increasing demand for the same. Talking of which, the career of a makeup artist is one of the best ones that is ruling market these days. Certainly, a skilled person with good experience, knowledge and of course creativity is right suited for such career. And if you think you belong in this career, and then certainly this is the right place where you have landed up. Take a look at some of the effective tips which will help you out to make the right choice in getting into this career.

Reply
09/27/2017 3:02am

Beauti Queen amazing kolkata escorts agency alwyas ready for you at your doorstep. Beauti Queen provide you high profile independent girl in kolkata, escorts service in kolkata, kolkata escorts. If you are looking for the ultimate encounter in Kolkata then I am your sophisticated young Kolkata escorts that provides upscale companionship for making your night becomes true.

Reply
10/04/2017 12:49am

The latest methods to beautify teeth with veneers, Lumineers, dental implants, fittings, dressing and bleaching.

Reply
10/04/2017 4:10pm

Jiya Roy is a high class luxury and premium independent escorts agency in Gurgaon offering sexy independent escort Girls, models and cheap rate call girls for incalls and outcalls and travel arrangements. Female companions available 24/7 for business events, tour guide and much more.

Reply
10/04/2017 9:29pm

Gurgaonfemales.in offers highly educated model from Gurgaon and best Escorts service in Gurgaon through some of its sizzling Independent escorts in Gurgaon Call Girls who are available to customers 24*7.

Reply
10/05/2017 2:10am

Nice post! For best services of makeup and hair, i would strongly recommend Beauty Clinic SIMONE of london, Must go for it!

Reply
10/11/2017 11:55pm

Renu Das Kolkata Escorts Services has gorgeous females provides Independent Escorts Service in Kolkata call girls at 100% satisfaction with VIP models. Provided Kolkata escorts at our agency are professional in nature and are eager to serve you at your place.

Reply
10/12/2017 8:47am

In addition to local face and neck points, most acupuncturists who perform cosmetic acupuncture treatments also use distal – or body – points to treat the underlying cause of aging.

Reply
10/15/2017 9:54pm

Your post is providing some really good information. I liked its essence and enjoyed reading it. Keep sharing such important posts.

Reply
10/16/2017 2:44am

The drug dependency counselor houston will be assigned to you after your initial evaluation and you should find your treatment Taylor Recovery does comply with a know format that will work successfully in your reaching your goal of recovery. Specializing in medicine craving recovery your craving counselor will most likely be a licensed therapist.

Reply
11/07/2017 1:51pm

I wanted to let you know about an awesome electric remote control helicopter that is sure to bring a ton of fun for the whole family! The AR.Drone is an electric RC helicopter equipped with two built-in video cameras and it's actually controlled through your iPod Touch or iPhone, where you directly control and watch the live video feeds coming from the helicopter itself.

Reply
11/17/2017 4:35pm

Use this article to increase your knowledge

Reply

TheHomeGear microdermabrasion machine will rejuvenate, soften and smooth the skin of your patients, by polishing the skin with a crystal free treatment.

Reply
12/10/2017 11:54pm

Reply



Leave a Reply


Greater Houston Acupuncture Alliance