Wednesday, 25 July 2018

What Is Cosmetic Acupuncture?

What is Cosmetic Acupuncture? - By Leah I. Meltz

Cosmetic acupuncture is a treatment to decrease the visible signs of aging using the principles of Chinese Medicine (Check out: Acupuncture...what is it?). Needles are inserted to the acupoints of the face to improve the circulation of Qi and Blood. There are several types of cosmetic acupuncture, here at Saul’s we focus on the Mei Zen style.

Mei Zen? What’s this all about?

Mei Zen translates as “beautiful person” and is an acupuncture technique developed by Martha Lucas PhD, L.Ac to maintain and improve upon skin health. Unlike other forms of cosmetic acupuncture which predominately needle directly into wrinkles, Mei Zen uses a cluster needle approach on the acupoints of the face.

Qi and Blood are guided to the face through the meridian pathways to nourish the skin and
muscles during treatment. The whole face is activated rather than one isolated segment alone.

Who's a Good Candidate for Mei Zen Acupuncture?

If you want to improve and maintain your skin health naturally and are interested in acupuncture, Mei Zen may be right for you! Although acupuncture and Mei Zen are very safe, there are a couple of reasons that you may want to think twice before starting treatment:

• Uncontrolled migraines
• High blood pressure
• Currently pregnant

What about using Botox (and other fillers)? 

Depending on how recent the treatment was you may: • Still be able to complete the full protocol (>6 months)
• OR have a personalized protocol created to avoid injection sites (<6 months).

Curious to learn more?

There are lots of options! Never had acupuncture, but want to try? Stop by Saul’s on Saturdays and “Give it a Whirl”! This mini treatment (25min) will cover the basics of Acupuncture and give you a sense of what it actually feels like.

Ready to dip your feet into Mei Zen & Cosmetic Acupuncture?

We offer:

- Targeted lift treatments for eye, chin or neck on Wednesdays and Saturdays These treatments include a mini body acupuncture treatment and targeted protocol. This quick pick me up will leave your skin feeling refreshed. (only $35!)

- Appointment bookings are on Wednesdays and Saturdays This Cosmetic Acupuncture Treatment (90min initial, 60min follow-up) includes a full TCM health assessment and complete Mei Zen and body acupuncture treatment.

- Mini cosmetic treatment on Wednesdays and Saturdays This treatment (90min initial, 60min follow-up) involves full TCM health assessment and body acupuncture treatment, BUT reduces the total number of needles used for Mei Zen.

Where’d the info come from? Lucas M. (2013). Cosmetic Acupuncture: A Textbook for Practitioners of the Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture System, 3rd ed.