Skin Care

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Gua Sha & Acupuncture for Skin Care

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.

Causes of Skin Conditions

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.

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How TCM Addresses Skin Care

The cosmetic acupuncture process begins with a full facial cleanse to remove dirt, debris, and oils. Gua sha is then applied to promote both blood flow and lymphatic drainage.

Acupuncture Results for Skin Care

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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Common Skin Conditions We Treat

TCM addresses both the root (cause) and the branch (symptoms) of a skin condition. The treatment and diagnosis are tailored to each person’s symptoms. Depending on the condition, treatment may involve acupuncture, herbs, gua sha and/or cupping.

TCM Skin Care Treatments

TCM Facial Skin Care FAQ

Gua Sha increases circulation and improves lymphatic function, resulting in a naturally dewy, glowing complexion. The action of gently scraping the Gua Sha tool across the skin aids in serum/moisturizer product penetration, so those juicy phytonutrients go deeper into the layers of skin to feed us even more hydration.
Acupuncture can be used to cure acne, for both adults and youths. It is especially useful for those who have tried conventional acne treatments such as anti-acne cleansers, spots creams and prescription medicine, as TCM enhances its effectiveness.
When using acupuncture and Chinese medicine for clearing acne, results are often very quick. Patients report changes in skin within 1 – 2 weeks. Inflammation can be completely reduced and new breakouts are infrequent. Clear skin may be noted within 6 weeks.
You should feel comfortable throughout a facial acupuncture treatment session and should not be in pain. If you do experience any discomfort, let your practitioner know so that they can make adjustments. Many patients find facial acupuncture to be very relaxing and look forward to treatments
With qualified and caring staff, your comfort is our top priority. Whether it is your first time using TCM or acupuncture, we strive to make it an enjoyable experience and cater to your specific needs.

Why us? We provide high-quality TCM and acupuncture services while always prioritizing the client’s comfort.