What Is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a form of ancient medicinal practice which is over 2000 years old. It was discovered and developed in China. This practice is growing popular in mainstream society and now even medical research is recognising its benefits.
The idea behind acupuncture is that a healthy person has set patterns in which energy flows (also called Qi) through their bodies. Any disruptions in this flow are believed to be responsible for any kind of uneasiness or diseases. In this scenario, acupuncture apparently ameliorates the blood flow at identifiable points close to the skin and through this process you are treated and thus healed.
Just the way water flows through a landscape seeks the path of least resistance, Qi too follows the same pattern. The flow of this energy follows the flows and the creases of the body’s landscape. It seeps into the division between muscles and crevices, between bones and muscles, and gets accumulated in the small hollows and depressions of your body to form various pools of Qi.
These pools of Qi are areas where Qi is concentrated and very accessible. In these very areas, Qi is accessed, stimulated and manipulated via various methods such as acupressure, massage, dermal friction, moxibustion and of course, acupuncture.
What Is Cosmetic Acupuncture? And How Does It Work?
The skin’s appearance is a biomarker of your overall health. Cosmetic acupuncture is a holistic technique which specifically focuses on improving the skin health. It does not only involve insertion of fine needles on the face to tone and beautify the skin but also insertion of needles elsewhere on the body to repair internal organs. Once your body heals from the inside, its effects are reflected upon the state of your skin as well.
The insertion of thin needles into certain points on the face increase the circulation of blood and oxygen in the area. This activity also increases the production of a happy hormone called ‘endorphin’ which releases stress from your body and relaxes you and as a result, you witness a positive change in the color, and texture of your skin. Some people feel the change in their skin after 2-3 sittings only.
The acupuncturists use needles made up of stainless steel, gold, or silver. This procedure is relatively painless, with most needle insertions just giving a slight tingling situation. It is a great alternative to other skin upliftment techniques such as Botox. These treatments only work upon target areas of your skin whereas acupuncture improves the health and look of your skin by transforming your skin into a clearer, rosier and dewier one.
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