Constitutional Facial Renewal
Facial acupuncture is an excellent supplement or alternative to procedures such as cosmetic surgery or botox injections. It is safe, basically painless, and has no risks or side effects. Facial acupuncture increases collagen production, thereby reducing fine lines and diminishing deep wrinkles. It improves overall facial tone, by stimulating weakened muscle fibers and relaxing overwrought muscle tensions. This effectively minimizes double chins, firms up jowls, reduces frown lines and bags under the eyes, as well as lifts droopy eyelids and eliminates facial puffiness.
Each session begins with an herbal poultice to hydrate and tonify the face, and is followed by a constitutional treatment. For the actual facial treatment, extremely fine needles are inserted to affect the muscles and collagen of the skin. Next, a renewal masque is applied to penetrate and astringe the tissue, followed by an antioxidant cream combined with essential oils. This is massaged into the skin by a light emitting diode and jade rollers, which provide nourishment and stimulate cellular reproduction.
Dietary, facial exercises & general lifestyle advice is also an integral part of treatment.
Since each individual is unique, the response to treatment will vary depending on your age and lifestyle. Generally, results are noticeable after 6-7 sessions, although a radiant complexion and brightness in the eyes can be seen after the first treatment. The recommended course of treatment is between 10 -12 sessions, and should be done1-2 times a week. A treatment lasts about 75 - 90 minutes. Maintenance is recommended once each month.
Who we are and how we live our lives is written on our faces. As time passes, and physical, spiritual, and emotional changes occur, our face reflects our transformation. The Chinese have practiced facial rejuvenation for centuries. The royalty of the Sung Dynasty (960AD - 1270AD) performed cosmetic acupuncture to help health and beauty from within to radiate to the outside. Through acupuncture, Constitutional Facial Renewal can help rejuvenate your body and revitalize your being to look and feel your best.
Constitutional Facial Renewal is a treatment developed by the noted acupuncturist Mary Elizabeth Wakefield. There are two beneficial aspects to this treatment. One is a "root" treatment, which regulates the flow of energy (qi) and removes blockages in the meridians (channels of qi and blood) to improve overall health and restore balance to the body. This constitutional treatment addresses underlying causes, like digestive problems, hormonal imbalance and emotional stress, which become reflected in the face. The other is a local treatment, which directly affects facial appearance. Since many of the meridians begin or end on the face, there is an increase in circulation of blood, lymph and qi to the face that aids in moistening and creating a radiant color and glow to the skin.
The Chinese symbol for face. Clear and beautiful.
Currently these treatments are not being offered.