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WHAT IS THE COURSE OF TREATMENT?
Although a radiance of complexion and brightness in the eyes is often noted after a single treatment, for the best results, a series of 12 sessions performed weekly or twice a week is recommended. Results are visible around the 7th or 8th session. Monthly maintenance sessions will prolong the results as will facial exercises, facial acupressure massage, a healthy diet and a balanced lifestyle.
In the clinic, most patients have noticed a lift ⁄ tightening of the face and cheeks right after the first treatment session*, accompanied with a very relaxed feeling.
DOES IT REALLY WORK?
Cosmetic Acupuncture has been performed for thousands of years in China. As early as the Sung Dynasty (960AD–1270AD) Cosmetic Acupuncture was performed on the Empress and Emperorís concubines. For centuries, the Chinese have known that beauty radiates from the inside out. If the internal body is nourished and the energy and blood are flowing smoothly, the external body will reveal this radiance.
A 1996 report in the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture reported that among 300 cases treated with Cosmetic Acupuncture, 90% had marked effects with one course of treatment. The effects include: The skin becomes delicate, improvement of elasticity of facial muscles, ruddier complexion, and overall rejuvenation.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS INVOLVED WITH COSMETIC ACUPUNCTURE?
Acupuncture face lift is a far less invasive procedure then surgery and the risks and injuries are minimal. Acupuncture may cause minor bruising, hence, treatment is not recommended for those that suffer from bleeding disorders and certain medical conditions such as idiopathic thrombocytopenia. Note that maintaining a healthy lifestyle and diet are essential to prolonging the effects of an acupuncture face lift.
WHO SHOULD NOT HAVE COSMETIC ACUPUNCTURE?
Cosmetic Acupuncture is contraindicated for some pituitary disorders, heart disorders, diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure, individuals with pacemakers, bleeding or bruising disorders, and for those who suffer from migraine headaches. Cosmetic Acupuncture should not be performed during pregnancy, during a cold or flu, during an allergic attack or during an acute herpes outbreak.
DURATION OF TREATMENTS
Your initial consultation includes taking full medical, dietary and lifestyle history, and traditional Chinese medicine tongue and pulse diagnosis with some laboratory testing.
All treatment sessions are 1 hour long.
Your treatment includes:
* DISCLAIMER: The information on this article is the property of Dr. Sushma Shah, Naturopathic Doctor, and is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure any diseases or promote any services or products mentioned on the website.
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