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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 7 years
I've had cups and acupuncture but not for beauty, for health.
phree2b phree2b 9 years
No, but would try it.
shoppingprincess shoppingprincess 10 years
I would try it, just not accupuncture.
xMiss-Worldx xMiss-Worldx 10 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*
Seraphim Seraphim 10 years
the-kid i was researching that as well! could i ask you what the cost was...? *curious*
Seraphim Seraphim 10 years
i'm interested in the whole cupping concept let us know what happens! :)
Chiquita-82 Chiquita-82 10 years
i didn't, but i like to try one day
sinsational sinsational 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 years
Whats The Point In Acunpuncture?!?! My Mother GOt It DOne...and i DOnt Think It Done Anyhting.... Oh Well
xMiss-Worldx xMiss-Worldx 10 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 10 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 10 years
i want to try acupunture... do tell how it goes..even the cupping sounds interesting...
DulceKisses DulceKisses 10 years
Iv'e tried it and it helped!!!!! I love it.
spazzydana spazzydana 10 years
I have a friend who did acupuncutre and it helped him so much and it made a lot of his pains go away.
emososays17 emososays17 10 years
I would probably try acupuncture but not cupping due to all the broken capillaries and whatnot. As a nursing student I see some flaws in certain natural therapies, while some others make sense to me. Unfortunately it can be very expensive and there are A LOT of quacks out there trying to make a buck off misinformed individuals.
tralalala tralalala 10 years
I couldn't sleep for weeks, and when I would sleep, I would still be constantly tired. so I went to a naturopath, and she gave me 4 little white pills and told me to hold 2 under my tongue in the morning, and 2 at night, and didn't tell me what they were haha. Anyways, the next day I was asleep by 10 pm, and woke up at 6, and had insane amounts of energy, and that continued for like, a month and a half. so when I went back to see her, I asked what it was, and she said it was a "spider remedy" which meant spider venom and sugar haha, and then she assured me that the spider wasn't harmed in the milking process. I was still pretty freaked out though
BelleRose BelleRose 10 years
I never have, but I'm open to anything..especially if it's beauty related!
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 10 years
I'd definitely be open to seeing a naturopath, but then anyone I know that has ever seen one was told they were allergic to either wheat or dairy. That would be my whole diet out the window! :o
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 10 years
I'm completely open to the idea. I think it's much better to try the natural way, before the "take a pill daily" way. The basic idea to acupuncture is there's an invisible energy flow within your body and that when you start to feel pain, it's really the energy being blocked; So the needles are placed and the needles will re-open the passage and the energy will flow smoothly. There are so many things that even scientists can't even descibe, so I believe in the idea of acupuncture. Have I tried it, no because there's been no reason too; Would I? Yes because it's helped my family members. You have to get a creditable person, don't just go to anybody.
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