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Have You Had an Alternative Beauty Treatment?

Next week I have an appointment with a naturopath to see if there's a natural way to clear up some recent complexion congestion. It's an unusual approach, but I'm curious to see what he says. (Of course, I'll let you know if I discover any amazing beauty secrets!)

It got me thinking about non-traditional treatments like cupping and acupuncture, both of which are supposed to remove toxins—and therefore should ostensibly lead to better skin. Have you ever tried an alternative beauty treatment like homeopathy or acupuncture to look better?

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biarose biarose 6 years
I've had cups and acupuncture but not for beauty, for health.
phree2b phree2b 8 years
No, but would try it.
phree2b phree2b 8 years
No, but would try it.
shoppingprincess shoppingprincess 8 years
I would try it, just not accupuncture.
xMiss-Worldx xMiss-Worldx 9 years
accessxdenied, that is A LOT :| my whole treatment by cupping [several sessions over a couple of years] hasn't reached 500$ .. for both sessions of Chinese and Arabic cupping.. I hate it when people get ripped off under the name of alternative medicine *grrr*
xMiss-Worldx xMiss-Worldx 9 years
<strong>accessxdenied</strong>, that is A LOT :| my whole treatment by cupping [several sessions over a couple of years] hasn't reached 500$ .. for both sessions of Chinese and Arabic cupping.. I hate it when people get ripped off under the name of alternative medicine *grrr*
Seraphim Seraphim 9 years
the-kid i was researching that as well! could i ask you what the cost was...? *curious*
Seraphim Seraphim 9 years
i'm interested in the whole cupping concept let us know what happens! :)
Seraphim Seraphim 9 years
i'm interested in the whole cupping conceptlet us know what happens! :)
Chiquita-82 Chiquita-82 9 years
i didn't, but i like to try one day
sinsational sinsational 9 years
I visit in regular basis an Homeopathist, like once a month. Any minimum discomfort I got he really knows how to stop it, the natural way. I tried traditional acupuncture and electric acupuncture with him in the past regarding stomach problems, they are gone now. But the best alternative treatment I got, was to be hypnotized to stop smoking. I am smoke free 3 years ago, it just makes you stop immediately, no cravings, no thinking, no wondering, no suffering, nothing at all.
accessxdenied accessxdenied 9 years
i went for regular cupping, and unfortunately it didn't do much for me, and it was quite expensive! i spent over $500 on a number of sessions, so it was really disappointing. :(
hapa-girl hapa-girl 9 years
I tried acupuncture combined with chinese herbs and they COMPLETELY CURED my migraines that i had been suffering from for years and years. i highly recommend alternative BEFORE you plug your body with all sorts of chemical medicines. check out the magazine, Alternative Medicine!
zc zc 9 years
i haven't but i'm open to the idea..a friend of mine had reflexology for digestion problems and it helped her so i definetely wouldn't shun the idea of alternative medicines
the-kid the-kid 9 years
My acne used to be EPIC. I tried everything, including Proavtiv--stay away!!! it will burn your skin off!!! My dermatologist wanted to put me on Accutane--scary...--but I objected. A friend of mine recommended colonics and it worked! I'm a very pragmatic person and I love me some western medicine, but heck, what my boyfriend affectionately calls the "butt flush" made my skin clear up completely in about 4 months. Give it a chance. It might work for you. :)
spacebear spacebear 9 years
I have done accupuncture and I love it. I hate the thought of pumping meds into my body. Like Rachi99 said, i too hate the thought of people taking advantage, I guess I just apply that thought to all the prescritive drugs out there. I mean really how many have been recalled or have nutso side effects. If I can get results from someone putting harmless needles in my body for half an hour then I am all for it. To me its better than putting the chemicals in my body.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
I would try it if someone I knew had a great experience with an alternative treatment. I'm too scared to try it before someone else does though.
Hawii-x Hawii-x 9 years
Whats The Point In Acunpuncture?!?! My Mother GOt It DOne...and i DOnt Think It Done Anyhting....Oh Well
Hawii-x Hawii-x 9 years
Whats The Point In Acunpuncture?!?! My Mother GOt It DOne...and i DOnt Think It Done Anyhting.... Oh Well
xMiss-Worldx xMiss-Worldx 9 years
I've tried acupuncture, cupping [the Arabian way, where the blood is actually taken out, not just plain air cupping.. works A LOT better than regular cupping], Chinese foot massage [where they trigger certain points to affect problematic areas] ... all these have worked wonders for me.. I guess the best thing when trying any treatment [alternative or not] is to believe in the treatment.. a doctor once told me that half of the treatment is believing in it.
sushibananas sushibananas 9 years
I went to acupunture to heal a herniated disc in my neck - ouch! Acupunture was what helped me get back to 100%. The other traditional therapy was not enough. While I didn't use the therapy for beauty, it made me feel much better in general. I would recommend to anyone for beauty or for pain therapy. It's great!
tati33 tati33 9 years
i want to try acupunture... do tell how it goes..even the cupping sounds interesting...
tati33 tati33 9 years
i want to try acupunture...do tell how it goes..even the cupping sounds interesting...
DulceKisses DulceKisses 9 years
Iv'e tried it and it helped!!!!! I love it.
spazzydana spazzydana 9 years
I have a friend who did acupuncutre and it helped him so much and it made a lot of his pains go away.
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