Acupuncture Beauty Benefits
Ancient "Qi" beauty practices
For over 3,000 years, acupuncture has been a staple of healthcare and wellness, originating in China and, in more recent years, spanning across the globe. Acupuncture works by manipulating the flow of “Qi,” or energy, in the body by using small needles inserted into acupuncture points, along with herbal and dietary supplementation to create balance and healing.
Western science has only just begun to recognize energy meridians within the body and their role in our health and vitality.
Acupuncture supports Our "Shen"
Like many whole body wellness practices, acupuncture comes with incredible beauty benefits as well! Jessica Carvajal, AP- cosmetic acupuncturist and cofounder of Ola Wellness Center in Miami Beach- teaches that in Chinese Medicine, our beauty is governed by our “shen,” our spirit and inner light.
Carvajal notes that if we are stressed or malnourished either physically or mentally, our Shen dims. When our Shen dims, it is immediately apparent. Our eyes look less bright and our skin looks dull. Conversely, when our spirit is high, the light comes back into our eyes and our skin radiates.
“Acupuncture helps with beauty by treating the Shen. It lightens the spirit,” she explains, “It does this by treating the root cause of an individual’s dim light. Beauty truly does come from within!”
Anti-aging vs. aging gracefully
When it comes to anti-aging treatments, Carvajal stresses that “anti-aging” is simply the wrong way of looking at things. “Aging is wonderful, it comes with a life of experience and wisdom… It is not about fighting aging, we can welcome it gracefully.”
With this in mind, Carvajal uses cosmetic acupuncture to boost collagen production and reduce inflammation, tension, and even anxiety- all major precursors to premature aging.
healthy shen, healthy skin
Cosmetic acupuncture treats the skin by stimulating the acupuncture points on the face, encouraging blood and energy flow and naturally brightening the Shen. It also offers a highly effective toning and lifting effect, which is referred to as the “Acu Face Lift.”
The Acu Face Lift is used to tone and tighten the skin, smooth lines, and reduce acne and pigmentation scarring. Similar to a microneedling treatment you might get at a medical spa, the Acu Face Lift uses ultra thin needles to create micro-trauma to the skin, stimulating healing and collagen production.
Whole body Approach
Though treating facial concerns, your cosmetic acupuncture treatment will not focus solely on the face. When skin conditions such as acne and discoloration appear, they are not only topical, but frequently connected to an internal issue as well. This is why your acupuncture physician, like Jessica Carvajal, will do a constitutional treatment as well as a facial treatment in order to create balance throughout the body.
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“You are always treating the person as a whole, that is one of the most powerful aspects of this medicine,” says Carvajal, “I believe the body is capable of healing itself, sometimes it just needs a little guidance.”