Me Rong Zhen (Facial Acupuncture)

 

"Kristen’s facial acupuncture sessions encompass facial rejuvenation as well as over all body wellness. In addition to facial points she adds extra points to balance my energy and to address my current health concerns. When I leave Kristen's office I have a noticeable, youthful glow and plumpness in my face. I leave feeling physically and mentally rejuvenated."
- Gabrielle Hungerford

Facial acupuncture, sometimes referred to as "acupuncture facelift" is founded on the same principles of Chinese Medicine. Very tiny needles are inserted into specific points on the body; most of them concentrated on the head, face and neck. Specific facial acupuncture needles are used to ensure that the treatments are painless. The selected points address all areas that may be causing stresses that result in fine lines and wrinkles; a more holistic approach to achieving natural beauty.

What is Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture?

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is an effective, non-surgical, painless way to reduce the appearance of fine lines and deeper wrinkles, while simultaneously revitalizing the whole body. The needles improve circulation and stimulate the body's natural anti-aging powers. Like all modalities of eastern medicine, facial acupuncture, offers a holistic approach. While improving the external appearance of the skin, it also works to simultaneously strengthen the internal energies that influence beauty. The effect is one that will leave you looking younger and feeling reenergized.

Who would benefit from Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture?

Anyone who is interested in restoring their skin to its youthful glow naturally may consider facial rejuvenation acupuncture. However, anyone who is concerned about deep wrinkles, fine lines, sagging, puffiness, large pores, dry skin or acne; may benefit. There is nothing superficial about acupuncture, it is always about total inner health. When you're healthy, you feel good, and when you feel good it shows; your eyes sparkle and your skin glows. It just so happens that a healthy mind and body manifests itself in the most visible way, on your face.

What is the course of treatment?

Twelve treatments are recommended. Visible results may be observed after the first treatment, but more commonly around the seventh. The full 12-week session is recommended for lasting results.
After the 12 treatments, a maintenance program which includes: less frequent but continued sessions, self care, and possibly, nutritional supplements and diet and lifestyle counseling/modifications, is recommended.

What are the effects?

Facial acupuncture can remove 5-15 years from the face by improving muscle tone, increasing collagen production, firming skin, tightening pores, filling out wrinkles, and increases circulation of blood and lymph around the face. It enhances metabolism to reduce puffiness, eases tension to improve fine lines, and promotes overall improvement of complexion to bring out an innate healthy glow ... a sparkle from the inside.

Is Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture a new and trendy technique?

For thousands of years (since 1279 AD), the Chinese have known that beauty comes from the inside. Even for those unfamiliar with the principles of Chinese Medicine, it is known that increased circulation helps the body to look and feel better. Treating the underlying cause of why someone is aging is preferable to masking the outward symptoms and allowing further decline and dysfunction to continue within the body.

Does it really make a difference?

Yes! The International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture reported that among 300 people who received facial acupuncture, 90% saw visible results after one treatment. My experience suggests similar results, patients often report noticeable improvement in the appearance of wrinkles, complexion and overall luster of their skin.

Why choose Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture over a surgical face-lift?

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is an excellent alternative to cosmetic surgery and far less costly. It is safe, virtually painless, and has no side effects or risk of disfigurement. It is not a replacement for surgery for one whose aim it is to significantly alter their appearance, or to reshape a facial feature. But, it will take years off of your face safely and naturally while improving your overall health. 

Are there any contraindications?

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is contraindicated for some pituitary disorders, heart disorders, diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure, individuals who have a pacemaker or who have a problem with bleeding or bruising, or who currently suffer from migraine headaches. Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture should not be done during pregnancy, while you have a cold, flu, or cold sore, or during an allergic attack.

The International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture reported in a recent study of 300 people, 270 perceived a marked decrease of facial wrinkles after just one treatment. Their skin felt firmer to the touch and elasticity was improved.

"Music puts wings on the human spirit."                      - Frank Sinatra

I have been in love with music for as long as I can remember.  It brings me great joy, that through and acupuncture and yoga; I am able to utilize my love of music as a way to connect with my patients and students. 

Music is incredible in it's ability to awaken the senses, inspire the soul and quiet the mind.  It's a common opinion that music is distracting in a yoga practice, and while I  appreciate and understand the value of silence; I also find music to be incredibly therapeutic.  The problem I find, is that silence, in a yoga practice, can be incredibly loud.  In the vast space that silence creates, our minds wander wildly, leaving very few moments to be spent in the present.  Music holds your attention, which allows for a cerebral experience of the present moment; one that has the ability to affect real and lasting change.  It is this kind of experience that ultimately leads to healing of physical, mental and emotional dis-ease. The immense capacity of our minds is a blessing and a curse.  They hold so much about the past and the future, distracting us away from the moment that truly matters.

Our senses connect us to the outside world, and when combined with a practice of mindfulness, they provide a bridge between our mind and physical body. Understanding how the stimuli of the world around us affects shifts in the energy within us, is a powerful way to learn about ourselves. That kind of understanding is the only way to truly be able to take control of your health ... your life.

Music, unique in it's ability to create a cathartic release, can bring about a shift in emotional energy unlike any yoga class or acupuncture needle.  The ability to let go, to emote, to be vulnerable, to release the emotions you have been holding onto; is essential to the ability to heal physically. Both acupuncture and a yoga work to unblock stuck energy. Music can encourage the physical purging of the energy that is released. Holding onto emotional pain will  keep you sick, and releasing it assists in your ability to heal. It all comes back to energy.  Where it is stuck, we need to move it, and what doesn't serve you, needs to be released. We are energy, music is energy.  I believe that music is medicine.

© 2017 Kristen Boze, Puravidaacupunctureandyoga.com