Facial Acupuncture

Considering that due to technological advances, modern acupuncture needles have become very thin, you might think that facial acupuncture is a new application of the ancient method, but it is not so. Ever since the earliest written evidence of acupuncture was discovered, it already mentioned the use of acupuncture along with other traditional Chinese medical modalities to enhance facial appearance. In fact, one of the earliest classics of traditional Chinese medicine the Huang Di Nei Jing, written more than 2,000 years ago, describes the effects of aging on skin and appearance and recommends using acupuncture, moxibustion, facial massage, diet modifications, and qigong for slowing it down. The first Chinese text on herbal medicine, the Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing, written around 220 AD, lists and describes 43 herbal cosmetology references. Later texts, written during the next thousand years or so, describe hundreds more methods and techniques of facial rejuvenation. The practitioners at the Advanced Holistic Center’s Miami Beach Facial Acupuncture and Downtown Miami Facial Acupuncture branches studied the classic texts and keep up to date with the latest discoveries in facial acupuncture techniques, to provide our patients with the best options available today.

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Can Acupuncture Tighten Facial Skin & Remove Wrinkles?

Acupuncture, rooted deeply in the traditions of Chinese medicine, has found its place in the modern world as an alternative method to combat signs of facial aging. This practice believes that a body in balance will naturally reflect health and vitality externally, which includes a radiant, youthful face. The intricate technique involves the insertion of fine needles into specific points on the face, believed to stimulate blood flow and, potentially, promote collagen production. Collagen is a crucial protein for maintaining skin elasticity, and its enhanced production can lead to tighter skin and reduced appearance of wrinkles. Furthermore, the process of needle insertion creates micro-traumas, which triggers the body’s natural healing process, potentially leading to rejuvenated skin.

At institutions like the Advanced Holistic Center, this age-old practice is employed with a modern touch. Their experts harness acupuncture’s principles to address facial concerns, offering a non-invasive alternative to more contemporary treatments like Botox or facelift surgeries. Patients seeking a natural approach to combat wrinkles and achieve firmer facial skin often turn to such centers, where the fusion of ancient wisdom and modern understanding promises a holistic route to skin revitalization.

The Science Behind Facial Acupuncture: Does Acupuncture Stimulate Collagen Production?

Facial acupuncture, often heralded as a natural alternative to botox or surgery, has piqued interest in the realm of aesthetic and holistic treatments. The foundational science behind this ancient technique is the stimulation of the body’s healing mechanisms. When acupuncture needles are inserted into specific facial points, micro-traumas are created in the skin. In response, the body increases blood flow to these areas and initiates a wound healing process. This response is believed to stimulate the production of collagen, the protein responsible for skin elasticity and suppleness. While research on facial acupuncture is still emerging, many proponents assert its efficacy in reducing wrinkles, fine lines, and improving overall skin texture. Institutions like the Advanced Holistic Center have integrated facial acupuncture into their repertoire, offering clients a blend of traditional wisdom and modern skincare approaches.

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Advanced Holistic Center is a NYC based acupuncture and holistic healthcare clinic. Advanced Holistic Center has more locations and longer open hours than almost any complementary and alternative healthcare facility in all of NYC. With four offices manned by our fully licensed and board certified acupuncturists and herbalists, a team of highly-qualified: assistants, meditation teachers.

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Facial Acupuncture Benefits

An article published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal reports that needles in acupuncture used primarily either for boosting or sedating effects. Boosting or tonification techniques used in facial acupuncture help to increase muscle tone and to promote blood circulation, while sedation techniques help reduce inflammation and acne. A 2007 report in the European Journal of Oriental Medicine tells more, by stating that “acupuncture is known to have neuro-endocrine effects and benefit hormones.” Considering that in women estrogen production declines with age, its lower levels tend to accelerate worsening of the visual appearance of facial skin. Acupuncture can considerably slow down this process, if it is used regularly. Research also suggests that acupuncture benefits the thyroid functions and the brain, possibly as side effects of improvement of circulation and hormonal balance. The effects of facial acupuncture can be enhanced even further when it’s combined with other modalities from traditional Chinese medicine, an integrative and holistic approach that the practitioners at the Advanced Holistic Center’s Miami Beach Facial Acupuncture and Downtown Miami Facial Acupuncture branches recommend to most of our patients, because of its greater effectiveness and larger number of health benefits.

Micro-needling

Micro-needling is a relatively new, safe, minimally invasive procedure, which involves the strategic superficial insertion of extremely thin sterile, disposable needles. Micro-needling, according to a recent article published in the scholarly journal Dermatologic Surgery “effective esthetic treatment for several different dermatologic conditions including acne and other scars, rhytides, and striae.” Experts strongly recommend trying it before turning to more invasive procedures, which also have a longer recovery time and more side effects, such as laser resurfacing and chemical peeling. The practitioners at the Advanced Holistic Center’s Downtown Miami Guided Meditation and Miami Beach Guided Meditation branches are trained in the latest techniques of micro-needling, and they keep learning any new available practices and approaches to this method.

Collagen Injections

Collagen injections have been used for various purposes in recent years, even to improve heart function after cardiac infarction. At the Advanced Holistic Center’s Downtown Miami collagen injections and Miami Beach collagen injections are used only to enhance facial appearance. Collagen is the most common protein within the human body. It is a building block of connective tissues and can be used to promote wound healing. Collagen injections trigger only a minor immune response and rarely cause side effects, which makes them very popular for appearance enhancement. Also, the quality and variety of fillers constantly increase, thus increasing the range of possibilities of facial feature enhancements. Our practitioners stay current with the latest products and recommendations, to provide our patients with the best options available.

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Advanced Holistic Center is a NYC based acupuncture and holistic healthcare clinic. Advanced Holistic Center has more locations and longer open hours than almost any complementary and alternative healthcare facility in all of NYC. With four offices manned by our fully licensed and board certified acupuncturists and herbalists, a team of highly-qualified: assistants, meditation teachers.