by Lynda Sharp
This is a safe, effective way to look and feel fabulous without risking the possible side effects of chemical anti-ageing products or resorting to the cost and dangers of surgical procedures. It’s a thorough treatment, designed to balance the whole body and reduce the signs of ageing.
The quest for beauty and longevity has persisted through the ages. Facial Revitalisation Acupuncture was first developed around 900 AD for the wives and concubines of the Chinese Emperors. It was known as Mei Rong. It is still relevant today when we are under so much pressure to look youthful.
Only acupuncturists who have done the appropriate training can provide this specialized form of acupuncture. The treatment takes account of the underlying imbalances in the body, which are contributing to the ageing process.
The effects will depend very much on the age and lifestyle of the individual but treatment will improve blood and lymphatic flow to the face, the texture, elasticity and colour of the skin, moisture levels, and pore size. Eye bags and fine lines will be diminished. Facial Revitalisation Acupuncture can take as much as 15 years off the face.
Treatment involves taking a thorough medical case history, then choosing points according to the individual’s needs. Only the finest quality Japanese or gold plated needles are used. Needles are inserted in the ear, feet, hands and face while you relax. The treatment takes about 90 minutes.
A treatment may include facial massage. You will see an effect from one treatment but for the full benefit a course of ten weekly treatments is recommended. It can then be maintained with treatments once every six to eight weeks.
I worked as an acupuncturist for 15 years and then went on to study Chinese herbal medicine. I did my Facial revitalization acupuncture training with Virginia Doran, the highly respected Facial Acupuncturist from Manhattan, New York, who treats many of the rich and famous in America. Virginia’s web site is www. luminousbeauty.com
I know a lot about facial treatments because I worked as a Beauty Therapist/Lecturer for 10 years before training in acupuncture. I also taught aromatherapy and reflexology, which I incorporate into my facial work. I have a special interest in treating people with facial paralysis/palsy and problems related to facial accidents.