As more and more medical treatments seem to be crammed down our throats to treat our health and beauty woes, more and more of us are starting to turn back to more natural approaches to health and healing. One of the most common these days is acupuncture. Acupuncture is being used to treat and heal a number of different ailments, from aging to arthritis to even inducing labor for pregnant women. Acupuncture is popular because it is natural, it works, and there are little to no side effects.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese treatment that involves having very fine, slim needles inserted into the skin’s surface. The Chinese believe that there is an energy force flowing throughout our bodies, but these can be re-channeled with the needles so that the energy can go to where it needs to go to help rebalance the energy of yin and yang within the body.
Where the needle is placed is important. The needle placement determines where the energy will flow. Different energy flows are required to give different results that can benefit our health.
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture
Not interested in undergoing expensive and invasive surgical procedures to erase the signs of time on your face? Then you may want to try out facial rejuvenation acupuncture. This procedure is not only safe, but it is also a painless way to revitalize your face
It is said that this type of acupuncture can easily take 5 to 15 years off of your face. Most women find that any fine lines that they had prior to entering into treatment are gone, and the wrinkles that they had are significantly diminished and are far less noticeable. You can also get rid of any jowls you may have on your neck, bags under the eyes can be eliminated, and if you happen to have droopy eyelids or a double chin, you will notice these greatly reduced in appearance even after one treatment.
You may have to go for any where from 10 to 15 sessions, going for 6 sessions twice a week, but this really depends on just how much treatment you require.
Acupuncture for Stress
It’s undeniable that stress is a part of everyone’s life, but having too much stress has detrimental effects on both our health and beauty! Having too much stress in our lives causes migraines, back pain, weight gain and wrinkles amongst many other health problems. If you feel that you are in stress overload, it may be time to look into going for some acupuncture treatments to treat your stress symptoms.
TIP: Going for stress-reducing acupuncture treatments can help reduce your fine lines and wrinkles significantly after 3 treatments, so it definitely is worth a try. If you have medical insurance, look to see if acupuncture treatment is covered under your plan.
Acupuncture for Weight Loss
Surprised to hear that having some needles placed into your skin can help you lose weight? So are most men and women! It is thought that acupuncture helps kick the digestive system into proper working order, so the metabolism speeds up, there is less water retention, and we also feel more energized and rejuvenated.
Think this is all hocus pocus? It was found in a 2003 study that was published in The Journal of Medical Acupuncture that those who were trying to lose weight and had acupuncture treatment lost 3 times as much weight as those who did not try acupuncture