Northwood Clinic of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine Sydney
Cosmetic Acupuncture Sydney
"Cosmetic Acupuncture is great for reducing the signs of aging, while also improving overall health. Unfortunately, aging is a natural and inevitable process of the body, but why not help slow and/or reverse this process?"
Need an excuse for a little bit of me time? want something that may benefit health and beauty simultaneously? Even better, the treatment occurs while you relax on the bed.
Northwood Clinic performs a professional and effective form of Cosmetic Acupuncture known as Constitutional Facial Acupuncture in Sydney. This form of Cosmetic Acupuncture is a natural,effective and relaxing addition to any beauty routine. It is somewhat similar to getting a facial with a few key differences.
The face often mirrors the bodies internal environment, it may reflect emotional or physical issues which may otherwise go unnoticed. Cosmetic Acupuncture offers its clients a diagnosis and a treatment method which may help resolve these underlying health concerns and provide natural facial rejuvenation using the bodies own natural healing abilities!
Definition of Constitutional Facial Acupuncture:
Is a full constitutional treatment that views the face as an extension of the meridians of the entire body, which flows from the soles of the feet to the crown of the head. It draws upon Ancient Chinese wisdom related to longevity, beauty and balance.
When the face is needled, blood flow and qi carries nutrients to ALL cells of the body; the body interprets the insertion of needles as a ''positive injury'' (microtrauma), which, in turn, through ''stimulation of fibroblasts, can increase collagen output". Specifically it may produce type 3 collagen, known to support skin, muscles, connective tissue, bone health, hair and nail growth and other functions.
Selected acupuncture points may be used to activate the muscles and stimulate a 'natural toning mechanism' to naturally lift the face. Fine needles are used for particular acupuncture points on the face, often penetrating the muscle or skin layer depending on the wrinkle. This in turn, activates Qi and Blood in the face naturally.
Very fine (single use/disposable) needles are inserted into particular acupuncture points on the face, needles are inserted into the dermis layer of the skin. The particular points selected and the insertion of the needles into the dermis layer of the skin often combine to increase facial collagen production. Especially Type 3 Collagen as discussed above. This may cause an overall improvement in facial appearance and may have anti aging benefits.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) enhances the bodies own natural healing abilities, treats the body holistically and aims to both treat and prevent illness. Aging can be seen in the same light and similar TCM principles can be applied to rejuvenating the face via cosmetic acupuncture.
Constitutional Facial Acupuncture may work via treating the body at its constitutional, possibly 'DNA level', this is where the body is able to heal and repair itself and in turn the face. This helps provide a glowing and more youthful appearance.
At Northwood Clinic on Sydney's Lower North Shore Sydney, Cosmetic Acupuncture should encourage "If bodily harmony is restored and treatment is focused on the face, beauty and radiance should follow".
Benefits of Constitutional Facial Acupuncture (Cosmetic Acupuncture)
Can Increases Facial Collagen Production
Improves Skin Tone
Reduces Fine Lines
Reduces Deep Wrinkles
Evens Out Skin Tone & Reduces Skin Pigmentation
Tones and Lifts the Face Naturally
Reduces Sagging Tendencies Or Fills Out Sunken areas
Reduces Dark Circles and Under Eye Bags
Increases Local Blood and Lymph Circulation
Look Fresh,Young and Radiant
Natural, Safe and Pain Free
Reduces Stress, Increases Self Confidence and Total Health and Wellbeing
Duration of Cosmetic Acupuncture Treatments Sydney
After the first session of Constitiutional Facial Acupuncture at Northwood Clinic of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine Lane Cove in Sydney, the required number of follow-up treatments will be evaluated.
Various other variables need consideration, such as stress, diet, lifestyle, constitution, medical history, digestive state, sleep, emotional balance and age as every person is different and so the ageing process.
Recommended Treatment Duration for Cosmetic Acupuncture
Single Sessions are Available,
Normally between 12-15 Facial Rejuvenation Treatments is recommended for maximum results.
Age is not a key defining factor! For example, a mature patient with a healthy lifestyle may have a better outcome than a younger person who does not get enough sleep.
1 treatment per week, 90 Minutes. Or
1 treatment per fortnight/ three weeks, 90 Minutes.
*Please Note: there is only ONE Consultation, after the first treatment there will just be the treatment itself (inserting of needles and herbal facial) this is to maximise treatments effects, If there is any further consulting needed this will usually be of short duration (5-10 minutes).
* Please Note: the first visit to Northwood Clinic will be of longer duration, to include the Consultation, which explains Constitutional Facial Acupuncture, treatment(s) and address any concerns.
To ensure the persistence of the results, Northwood Clinic of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine Sydney recommends ongoing maintenance treatments are recommended. Within the normal parameters of aging, a full completion of a series of treatments (12-15 treatments per year) should be effective.
Once/ Month indefinitely (highly recommended)
Or every 2 weeks for 2 months (following the completion of a treatment series 12-15 treatments).
Another subsequent series is allowable as per advice.
* These are only recommendations for the best results. However, the amount of treatments is up to you. Atleast, Once a month is the best advice.
Fees for Constitutional Facial Acupuncture 'Cosmetic Acupuncture'
The fees for Constitutional Facial Acupuncture at Northwood Clinic of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine Lower North Shore can be located on the 'Home' page of this website.
All Treatments are Health Fund Claimable. Please check with your health fund prior to treatment, that 'Acupuncture' is covered under your health fund policy, if you do not know so already.
Cosmetic Acupuncture Treatments Include
** Complimentary Mini Facial included with Constitutional Facial Acupuncture Treatments **
Gentle Soothing French Thermal Water Micellar Water
Nourishing and Soothing French Moisturiser
Nourishing and Soothing French Facial Mask
French Thermal Water Facial Hydrosol/Mist
Jade rollers, which enhance blood circulation, remove fine lines and age spots, and prevent premature aging, are used to massage moisturiser into the skin.
Gentle Facial Massage: aids in facial and general circulation with additional benefits.
Other Chinese Herbal Products may also be recommended if necessary (topical or other).
** All products used are Hypoallergenic, Fragrance Free, Paraben Free, Chemical Free and Dermatologically Tested and Approved.
Cosmetic Acupuncture on Sydney's Lower North Shore - A Natural & Pain Free Alternative to Cosmetic Surgery
Northwood Clinic of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine Sydney, offers Cosmetic Acupuncture in Sydney to its clients for renewing and rejuvenating the face, while treating the whole body and your health concerns.
Please note, NO before and after photos of patients are included on this website due to advertising restrictions and compliance with AHPRA laws and regulations.
This is only some information on 'Cosmetic Acupuncture' Constitutional Facial Acupuncure a lot of questions,queries and information will be addressed during the first consultation(s).
** Taught Constitutional Facial Acupuncture personally by internationally known Mary Elizabeth Wakefield and members of the Chi-Akra Center. For further information please visit the website: www.chiakra.com, Chi-Akra Center Copyright © 2022.