"Alternative Medicine therapies have health benefits that can often outweigh modern medicine techniques. The biggest advantage to trying these practices is that these methods don’t pose the risk for unwanted side effects like pharmacological drugs or surgery do. In fact, there’s really no downside to trying alternative practices like essential oils, acupuncture, cupping, moxa, since studies show they can help improve immune system and speed up healing time without the use of any medications." - Dr. Josh Axe.
Cosmetic acupuncture is one of the safest, most non-invasive methods for facial rejuvenation. The effects come slower but are much longer lasting. Inserting a needle creates a positive micro-trauma and activates the body's healing response. It stimulates the fibroblasts which promote production of collagen. After needles are removed the tension in the face disappears, pores are tightened and skin looks more radiant and relaxed. Acupuncture increases blood and lymph circulation improving facial color and tone. Needling can plump up and flesh out sunken areas of the face, decrease the under-eyes bags and alleviate sagging tendencies in the neck, jaw, naso-labial folds and upper eyelids.
Bloating and puffiness can be reduced rapidly however the tendencies to droop and sag will be noticeable after 5-7 treatments. Skin conditions such as acne, eczema, rosacea can also be improved.