Oftentimes the health of our internal organ systems can be mirrored in the condition of one’s skin. The skin looks unhealthy when one experiences emotional strife, stress, digestive problems, inadequate sleep or hormonal irregularities. The skin may suffer from wrinkles, breakouts, uneven skin color, fine lines, sagging or puffiness if one has energy imbalances in the body. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), particularly acupuncture St Helens approaches skin health in a holistic way to effectively treat not only the symptomatic skin problems but its underlying cause as well.
Acupuncture is now widely used for facial rejuvenation. Acupuncture for the face or facial acupuncture deals with skin problems in the face and the internal factors that govern skin health in the face. Herbal medicine and massage are included in the treatment to enhance the results. Acupuncture needles are inserted superficially in the face to help stimulate the production and release of collagen. The needles send biochemical signals to repair areas in the face by means of collagen to fill in the fine lines in the face. Also the stiff facial muscles are subjected to the needles to relax the muscles to allow correction to any skin sagging in the face.
Acupuncture is meant to regulate bodily functions such as sleep, hormones and digestion among others. It helps the body attain normal balance through the free and normal flow of energy (chi) and increased blood flow that nourishes the body including the skin. These cause the skin particularly the facial skin to be vibrant, healthy and glow. Lymph accumulation which carries toxins and causes skin breakouts and puffiness are likewise drained out efficiently with acupuncture. Breakouts and dryness or redness caused by hormone imbalances are regulated to maintain a constant and unblemished skin tone in the face. Eye bags and puffiness in the eyes and the fine lines in the face due to inadequate sleep are resolved due to acupuncture’s ability to rest the body and mind that helps the person to get a good night’s sleep and enable the skin to look rejuvenated. Extreme emotions which can cause fine lines and wrinkles in the face are addressed by the relaxed and tranquil state that acupuncture gives to a person.
Massage can amplify the power of acupuncture in giving the face a beautiful and healthy skin glow. Massage relaxes the facial muscles and also drains out the toxins and harmful substances in the lymphatic system. Herbal that can be ingested (tablets or tea) or applied on the skin are used in combination with acupuncture and massage to also detoxify the body, nourish dry or oily skin and soothe swollen skin. All these modalities are meant to treat the root problem of skin disorders and help enhance the general health of the person. For a natural and more quality result in facial rejuvenation, acupuncture with massage and herbs are far better than cosmetic surgery.