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Acupuncture Face Lift

What do Madonna, Cher and Gwyneth Paltrow all have in common? Well, according to eDiets these celebs are all fans of Acupuncture facial rejuvenation. Yep, it is alternative medicine meets cosmetic surgery.

Popular in the U.S. for the last twenty years, Chinese women have been using acupuncture to keep looking fresh and sensual since 960 AD. One element of the acupuncture philosophy is to restore balance and imbalances in the organs or muscles can create wrinkles on the face. So needles are placed where imbalances occur and needles are not just used on the face. If the spleen is out of whack needles will be inserted in the spleen area or meridian (energy line). Licensed acupuncturists know how to read the body, and ones specializing in "facial rejuvenation" will examine your body and identify the root cause of your wrinkles.

It is believed for the treatments to work, they need to occur on a weekly or bi weekly basis, for several weeks. A typical acupuncture visit can be anywhere from $50- $75. The side affects are generally improved energy (a bonus) and the risk factors are nil when compared to invasive, plastic surgery.

Sounds interesting to me. Would you be willing to give acupuncture facial rejuvenation a try? Tell me in the comments section below.

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katlovesclothes katlovesclothes 8 years
I once had acupuncture at a chiropractor's office to help me with major monthly cramps. It didn't hurt at the time, but that night I started sweating, my entire body tightened up and I felt really sick and dizzy. I collapsed in the hallway at about 2 a.m. and my boyfriend tried to revive me, couldn't, proceeded to freak out and hauled me to the emergency room. It was a horrific experience, and when I heard about citysearch.com (later, much, much later) I read every review listed described him as a terrible experience, though none so traumatic as mine. I wrote my own review, including everything and somehow it "dissappeared" Guess he was hoping to spare others too- though not the way I had intended. So under the circumstances, no offense intended to euiduc- the licensed acupuncturist listed above, there is no way I'm ever going near a needle like that again!
katlovesclothes katlovesclothes 8 years
I once had acupuncture at a chiropractor's office to help me with major monthly cramps. It didn't hurt at the time, but that night I started sweating, my entire body tightened up and I felt really sick and dizzy. I collapsed in the hallway at about 2 a.m. and my boyfriend tried to revive me, couldn't, proceeded to freak out and hauled me to the emergency room. It was a horrific experience, and when I heard about citysearch.com (later, much, much later) I read every review listed described him as a terrible experience, though none so traumatic as mine. I wrote my own review, including everything and somehow it "dissappeared" Guess he was hoping to spare others too- though not the way I had intended. So under the circumstances, no offense intended to euiduc- the licensed acupuncturist listed above, there is no way I'm ever going near a needle like that again!
euiduc euiduc 8 years
I am a licensed acupuncturist and I can tell you that Acupuncture helps to restore the balance of Yin and Yang within and when it's done right, it is almost painless. The needles used for acupuncture is hair thin and depending on the practitioner's technique or style, the degee of pain varies. When there are skin problems (drying, acne, wrinkles, spots, etc.), it means there's more than superficial skin level problem. Facial acupuncture (facial rejuvenation) works to diminish wrinkles, add more shine to the face, etc., however, you also need to take care of the core problems (root cause) and try to stay out of the sun and go easy on smoking & drinking. You also need to remember to get maintenance session done once or twice a year after the series of 10 treatments (on average) are completed, along with healthy life style and diet.
euiduc euiduc 8 years
I am a licensed acupuncturist and I can tell you that Acupuncture helps to restore the balance of Yin and Yang within and when it's done right, it is almost painless. The needles used for acupuncture is hair thin and depending on the practitioner's technique or style, the degee of pain varies. When there are skin problems (drying, acne, wrinkles, spots, etc.), it means there's more than superficial skin level problem. Facial acupuncture (facial rejuvenation) works to diminish wrinkles, add more shine to the face, etc., however, you also need to take care of the core problems (root cause) and try to stay out of the sun and go easy on smoking & drinking. You also need to remember to get maintenance session done once or twice a year after the series of 10 treatments (on average) are completed, along with healthy life style and diet.
girlboy girlboy 8 years
acupuncture works for everything, but it hurttts
Tari007 Tari007 8 years
I definitely would. Friends of mine have received acupuncture for other reasons and it has worked very, very, very well (reasons like depression, muscle pain, kicking smoking, and weight loss). From personal experience I can assure you the same. I have never felt disappointed.
CamillaCat CamillaCat 8 years
The needles don't actually hurt, they are much smaller than your average needle at the doctor's office, seriously, sometimes I don't even know when a needle has been put in, sometimes I can feel something but it is just a tiny pinch that instantly goes away. Trust me, those endorphins kick in and it feels SOOOO good.
kiwords kiwords 8 years
Sounds interesting, but I can't imagine making that sort of commitment of money and time. It'd be like taking on a second job, with a negative paycheck!
tjzchouse tjzchouse 8 years
I would try this, but only through a licensed practitioner. Acupuncturists are licensed, as are other reputable healthcare professionals.
omgosh-dee omgosh-dee 8 years
ah, needles scare me, i don't think i'll ever try that
kelli07 kelli07 8 years
How would you know if someone really studied it or whether or not someone just read book and decided to open up a practice?
potterlove potterlove 8 years
Oh! My mum tryed that! She said it didn't hurt. I rather doubt it, but she did look loads better afterwards. I think I'll try a sessions before school starts...
mizz_jennii mizz_jennii 8 years
ouch!! that looks like it hurts!
CamillaCat CamillaCat 8 years
I would be willing to try this, although I am not convinced it could take away wrinkles, but maybe help prevent new ones or lessen the appearance of new ones. I have tried acupuncture and LOVE it, just wish it weren't so darn expensive.
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