Dermatology has been an integral part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for thousands and years. It has been proven many times to effectively treat an array of skin problems.
Acupuncture and herbal remedies are the two most common forms of TCM used to treat skin disorders. Unlike Western medicine, they aim to treat the root of the problem, not just mask its symptoms.
Gua sha is also effective at directly stimulating the facial skin and tissues to improve your circulation. Gua sha will promote microcirculation in the soft tissue, which increases blood flow.
Gua sha is intended to address stagnant energy in the body that may be responsible for inflammation. Rubbing the skin’s surface is thought to help break up this energy, reduce inflammation, and promote healing.
In TCM, a meridian is the path through which qi flows, and which correlates to TCM organs. Your condition or disorder will depend on which TCM organ is disrupted. According to traditional Chinese medicine, these meridians contribute the most to the flow of qi to your face.
One of cosmetic acupuncture’s most stunning features is its ability to encourage collagen growth, a protein our body makes that helps with structure. It keeps our skin feeling tight, plump, and fab, and the more we produce, the more it fills in fine lines and wrinkles, ultimately reducing their appearance.
Most patients typically require about a dozen sessions of cosmetic acupuncture in order to see full results. While weekly sessions are expected at the beginning of the process, they eventually become maintenance sessions of one treatment per month or less. It’s important to note that treatment should not be done daily, as it may overstimulate the skin’s melanocytes (the cells that create melanin) potentially leading to skin discoloration.
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