Facial Acupuncture often known as Cosmetic Acupuncture, aims at bringing natural beauty to the surface. It is a non-surgical, non-chemical procedure and works by stimulating blood circulation and the production of collagen. It has been practised in China since the Sung Dynasty (960 A.D.) with records showing women of the elite upper classes receiving treatments.
Facial acupuncture treatment focuses on points on the face whilst points on the arms and legs are also used to help rebalance any internal disharmonies that may affect the face and complexion. It therefore follows the foundations of Traditional Chinese Medicine and treats the person on a holistic basis – body, mind and emotions. By treating in this way, the face is treated directly and by rebalancing the person, the aim is that improvements may be made in lifestyle such as diet, exercise, or smoking. Once we feel good about ourselves, many things change for the better.
An initial consultation is taken in much the same way as for acupuncture and each course of Facial Acupuncture and advice is formulated according to the individual’s circumstances. A course of treatment generally consists of 10 to 12 treatments, ideally a week or so apart. Each person responds differently, depending on life events and lifestyle prior to treatment. Following the initial course of treatment, maintenance sessions help prolong the results.
A treatment will involve the use of very fine, single-use, pre-sterilised, disposable needles at points and muscles in the face in order to improve the elasticity of the skin and general overall appearance. Needles will also be used on specific points on the arms and legs in order to treat the face and rebalance the person. This is followed by applying gentle guasha to the face and neck and a facial massage.
For further information on the benefits of Facial Enhancement Acupuncture see the following:
Michelle is an experienced, highly qualified traditional acupuncturist and a fully registered member of the British Acupuncture Council. She offers a top quality one-to-one acupuncture service tailored to an individual's needs.
She operates from a complementary health clinic in Guildford town centre and treats privately in a relaxing environment at a peaceful clinic on the outskirts of Guildford in Surrey. She also does mobile work as needed. Both clinics are easily accessible within Guildford itself and from the surrounding areas of Surrey including Cranleigh, Godalming, Farnham, Woking and Farnborough.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss anything about acupuncture before making an appointment, please feel free to contact me on 07775 122754 or email me at
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