Cosmetic Acupuncture: How it gets real results

Intuitively, we know a plant won’t flower if it’s not healthy from root to leaf. Our beauty is like that flower—there is an undeniable connection between our emotional selves and our skins’ health and beauty. If mind, body or spirit are unhealthy, we can never bloom. As we are all too familiar with at our clinic, almost nothing takes a toll on the skin like prolonged, untreated stress. Radiant skin requires inner self-care, as well as active topical care. Anti-aging cosmetic acupuncture addresses both of those needs with one treatment.

Does Cosmetic Acupuncture work?
Many first-timers can’t believe that such a subtle and non-invasive treatment will actually generate real results. They are pleasantly surprised to discover a renewed glow along with reduced appearance of fine lines. Cosmetic acupuncture works in two ways. First, it helps the body let go of stress, restoring and balancing  equilibrium, while calming the mind. This sets the body up to heal and regenerate on its own terms, a process that starts to show up on your face almost immediately. Cosmetic acupuncture also targets the health and function of the skin more directly. It addresses the signs of aging by refreshing and re-awakening the skin with increased blood flow, oxygen and the life force energy called “chi” in the Traditional Chinese Medicine tradition and “prana” in the yogic tradition.  This infusion of energy and oxygenated blood slows down the signs of aging and softens the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

Is it “real” Acupuncture?
Don’t let the word “cosmetic” fool you. This is a real procedure—with real benefits—that can only be performed by a licensed acupuncturist. Though cosmetic acupuncture is rooted in a healing modality that pre-dates recorded history, it is truly the type of evolved health and beauty treatment that you can expect to see more of in the future. Anyone can look refreshed and feel renewed after a visit to a spa, but truly sustainable rejuvenation and beauty can only come from addressing the whole person—mind body and spirit.

Where can I find Cosmetic Acupuncture?
Cosmetic Acupuncture can only be performed by licensed acupuncturists who, in addition to their base training, have done further schooling to learn the cosmetic protocol. You might have to do some Googling to find the right healer but rest assured, you’ll be glad you did. And if you ever find yourself in Vancouver, we’d love to see you for a treatment at SKN clinic!