I can blather on and on about the health benefits of acupuncture, and how great it will make you feel...but deep down inside, we all possess a shallow streak that is much more concerned with the outside than the inside. We go to the gym to stay healthy, true, but most of us are far more concerned about how we look in our new jeans than in lowering our blood pressure. And so, to appeal to the superficial side within all of us, today I bring you a look at the ways that acupuncture can make you better looking.
- Acupuncture for weight-loss...as I've said before, my needles are not a magic bullet. Without the appropriate lifestyle changes, you will not lose weight. That being said, acupuncture can help decrease your appetite, speed your metabolism, and maintain a feeling of motivation. So, it's a great way to boost your new diet and fitness routine, accelerating weight loss.
- Have you heard of facial rejuvenation acupuncture? More and more people are offering this as a natural alternative to Botox and lifts. During this treatment, tiny needles are inserted into the face and left for anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour. These needles bring blood and qi to the face, filling out lines and creating a healthy glow. They may also increase collagen production, resulting in firmer skin. If you are interested in trying this sort of treatment, call our office-we do offer it, but it is not listed on the website.
- Yin is the nourishing substance that keeps our hair shiny and our skin moist. Without enough of it, we start to look withered and older. Regular acupuncture treatments keep the Yin abundant.
- The Kidney is responsible for hair, so if you feel that your hair is prematurely graying or falling out, building the Kidney energy through acupuncture may help.
- Acne is a form of damp heat in the system, and regular treatments may help to keep it at bay.Regular acupuncture will keep the eyes bright and clear.If there is too much dampness in the system, it will lead to edema and puffiness. Resolving the dampness will drain that resulting puffiness in the face and body.
- And, of course, when you are happy and healthy, you possess a natural radiance that everyone notices right away. Everyone, male and female, looks better when they get off the treatment table. Regardless of what you are coming for, you are guaranteed to leave with a healthy glow.