Cosmetic Acupuncture is a non-surgical procedure of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), method based on the principals of the meridian system or energy pathways of the body. Cosmetic Acupuncture has existed for thousands of years in China, going back to the Sung Dynasty. Several studies have even reported that about 90% of Cosmetic Acupuncture procedures have had remarkable results with one course of treatment. In addition, it has been reported that the effects of Cosmetic Acupuncture have striking and long-lasting effects making it a safe and natural alternative to more invasive procedures.
It involves the insertion of hair-thin disposable needles into specific areas and into the energy pathways or meridians to improve the flow of Qi (energy). As the movement of energy improves, a greater amount of energy and blood are circulated to the face.
Course Of Treatment
When you visit MNHC Naturopathic & Medispa Clinic our practitioners will determine a specific course of treatment will based on your individual and specific needs. Generally a series of 10-12 sessions performed weekly or twice a week is recommended. Patients can expect to see noticeable results after the 3rd or 4th session and drastic results around the 7th or 8th session.
Micro-current stimulation is applied to the face, causing muscles of the face more taut, skin to thicken, collagen to increase, tissues to heal more rapidly, and a general glow of health. Micro-current face lift is an alternative to plastic surgery and botox.
Micro-current facial treatments have been featured on the Oprah Winfrey show, are one of the hottest cosmetic touch-ups among Hollywood celebrities.
Micro-current treatments are completely non-invasive and safe; it uses a mechanism of two cotton-tipped probes that sends a micro-electrical pulse through to the facial area.
Scientists have found that the procedure increases Elastin fibres by 48%, Collagen by 14% and Blood Circulation by 38%. Micro-current facelift treatments trigger the body’s production of amino acids and ATP and accelerates cell repair and promotes healthier cell production. It is the most painless effective treatment available today for facial aesthetics.
Facial Acupressure or Shiatsu
Facial Acupressure or Shiatsu points greatly improve the local circulation of blood and are very effective at relieving stress and anxiety that can show up on the face.