Anti-ageing therapy is not a new phenomenon. It has been around for centuries. Cleopatra is renowned for bathing in milk and honey. The Chinese Empress Dowager Cixi was famous for her obsession with preserving a youthful complexion with the jade roller and consuming ginseng and pearl powder. There are antidotes of beauty routines of the Chinese aristocrats involving pearl powder, flower petals, jade and honey. Chinese medicine has a long history fo anti-ageing remedies.
Cosmetic acupuncture, also known as acupuncture facial rejuvenation, is a wholistic way of achieving longevity and youthful looks. As we age the wear and tear of our lifes experiences are etched on to our face. The emotions we experience cause the muscles to tense in certain ways, and over time, these expressions can take their toll on our complexion, leaving horizontal and vertical wrinkles.
Cosmetic acupuncture at Mei Hua Chinese Medicine Clinic not only works on improving the tone and quality of your skin, reducing the visibility of wrinkles and preventing sagging. It also is a rejuvenating treatment for your body, mind and spirit.
I often hear women talk about the effect going through menopause has on their skin. They notice more wrinkles, sagging of the skin and incredible dryness of their skin. You may wonder how you can prevent this. There are so many topical treatments used for anti-ageing. However the beauty of Chinese medicine is the acupuncture treatments and herbal medicinals that promote longevity and graceful ageing from the inside out. Not only do you receive acupuncture to reduce the signs of ageing on the face, you also take Chinese herbs to address the causes of ageing in your body, giving you a healthier, reinvigorated body.
How long is the course of treatment?
Cosmetic acupuncture is not a miracle non surgical face lift. It is a course of 12 acupuncture treatments. They can be done over 3 weeks, 6 weeks or 3 months. The course of treatment also includes 12 weeks of herbal supplements, and starting an 'at home' face self care programme.
What you eat is also very important to the health of your skin. Eat whole foods with lots of vegetables and fruits, organic meats, healthy oils, grains and beans. Avoid processed foods. And stay hydrated!
Beauty is not skin deep. Inner beauty emanates out and is reflected on our face. A serene face, a face of inner beauty, is not easy to achieve and reaching a position of inner peace is the first step in anti-ageing.