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We are pleased to introduce Constitutional Facial Acupuncture (CFA) to our extensive treatment list here at EsoLab.

30/03/2016

Constitutional Facial Acupuncture

We are pleased to introduce Constitutional Facial Acupuncture (CFA) to our extensive treatment list here at EsoLab.

WHAT IS CONSTITIONAL FACIAL ACUPUNCTURE?

Constitutional Facial Acupuncture (aka facial rejuvenation) is a dynamic anti-aging treatment transforming conventional attitudes toward beauty and aging. Using Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine the treatment encourages people to rediscover their inner beauty; by promoting the free flow of QI and Blood through the body and face, restoring inner balance, spiritual harmony and total radiance. The constitutional foundation of the treatment awakens the body’s innate ability to heal itself thus allowing premature signs of aging to be absorbed back into the body, diminishing fine lines, improving skin tone and appearance, to have you glowing from inside out.

WHAT DOES IT INVOLVE?

As with any Chinese Medicine consultation each visit will begin with a full assessment of the main areas of concern, medical history, tongue and pulse examination which allow the practitioner to accurately diagnose according to TCM pattern differentiation.
Once a Chinese medicine diagnosis is made, the treatment will begin incorporating your particular pattern. After cleansing the face, jade rollers are used to cool the face and prepare the area before a herbal infusion mask is applied to tonify the skin. Acupuncture needles are then gently inserted into specifically selected points on the body to address each individual’s constitutional pattern of disharmony.
At this time very small facial needles are inserted into the face encouraging the flow of Qi and Blood to target areas of concern. Now it’s time to lay back relax and enjoy the gentle vibration of a constitutional facial acupuncture experience.

HOW DOES CONSTITUTIONAL FACIAL ACUPUNCTURE COMPARE TO BOTOX?

Botox (botulinum toxin) is a drug used medically and cosmetically. When injected cosmetically the drug paralyzes facial muscles to prevent wrinkles, fine lines and facial movement. The effects of Botox typically last for 3-6months.
Constitutional facial acupuncture is a natural alternative to cosmetic procedures. Facial expression and movement will still occur after a constitutional facial acupuncture program. It is important to have realistic expectations of your desired outcome before you begin a program.

WHAT IF I’VE ALREADY HAD BOTOX?

It is very important to let your practitioner know if you have had any form of cosmetic injectable or procedure, including skin resurfacing treatments before beginning a Constitutional Facial Acupuncture program. For most procedures there are waiting periods that must be adhered to as a safety precaution.
The increased flow of Qi and Blood to an area previously injected with an anti-wrinkle drug may decrease the effectiveness of the drug in the body, thus ‘unbotoxing’ the individual. Similarly stimulation of the facial muscles with acupuncture needles may cause the filler to move in the face resulting in a less than desirable result.

PLEASE LET YOUR PRACTITIONER KNOW IF YOU HAVE HAD ANY COSMETIC PROCEDURE.

CONSTITUTIONAL VS COSMETIC ACUPUNCTURE HOW ARE THEY DIFFERENT?

By definition, the term ‘cosmetic’ implies a treatment which treats the surface without addressing the root cause of the issue. In a cosmetic acupuncture treatment needles are inserted into the face to increase free flow or Qi and Blood and reduce the signs of aging, body needles may or may not be used.
As a practitioner of Constitutional Facial Acupuncture we believe that the face is a reflection of a person’s internal health, so treatment begins with an assessment of the individuals overall health before any facial or cosmetic needling commences.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine constitutional energy, called Jing or essence, is the deepest level of energy in the body. Originating from both parents at conception Jing is our genetic composition, storing each essential elements required for individuality and identity. Treating at this level helps address trauma stuck in our cellular memory creating powerful shifts both spiritually and physically, ensuring the longevity of the treatment.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE RECOMMENDED?

Constitutional facial acupuncture has a cumulative, for the greatest results an initial program of treatment is advised. Reversing the signs of aging caused by a lifetime of stress, overwork, illness, poor lifestyle choices does take time; allow the body time to heal.
10-12 weekly sessions are recommended for people who have a healthy constitution.
For people with serious health concerns or long-term smokers a program of 15-20 sessions, once to twice a week is essential.
To ensure the longevity of the treatment maintenance appointments every 8-12weeks are highly recommended.

HOW LONG BEFORE I SEE RESULTS?
Results vary from person to person, however, most people say their friends and family notice changes in their appearance after approximately 5-7 treatments. You can improve your results by following TCM lifestyle and dietary practices at home; this will be discussed with your practitioner during the treatment.

WILL IT HURT?

It should not hurt, however, some people may experience a small amount discomfort with certain points. Our aim is to make every experience enjoyable as possible so every precaution is taken to ensure any discomfort is kept to a minimum. If for any reason you do not feel comfortable at any time during your treatment please discuss with the practitioner.
While it is unlikely, due to the delicate nature of the face, there is a small possibility that bruising may appear after a treatment. We use Traumeel products, jade rollers and ice to help prevent bruising during your treatment. Traumeel is an arnica based homeopathic remedy used to treat bruising, inflammation and pain.

ANTIAGING ACUPUNCTURE @ ESOLAB

CFA (aka facial rejuvenation) is a dynamic anti-aging treatment developed using the ancient wisdom and techniques of Traditional Chinese Medicine in order to assist the discovery of one’s natural inner beauty and redefine conventional attitudes toward aging. During the treatment delicate, acupuncture needles are inserted into the face and body promoting free flow of Qi and Blood cultivating inner balance, spiritual harmony and total radiance.
The constitutional foundation of the treatment awakens the body’s innate ability to heal itself thus allowing premature signs of aging to be reabsorbed into the body, diminishing fine lines, improving skin tone and appearance, and to have you glowing from inside out. It offers a safe, natural and highly effective alternative to Botox and other cosmetic procedures currently available on the market.

For further information on Constitutional Facial Acupuncture contact melanie@esolab.com.au.


Posted by Melanie Milne



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