Have you ever tried acupuncture? Is your fear of needles stopping you from trying it? I don’t like needles either but I am here to tell you there is no reason to be fearful. Acupuncture has amazing health and wellness benefits and has been practiced for hundreds of years. In this post I would like to share the benefits of acupuncture for anti aging.
What Is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture originated in Chinese medicine a couple hundred years before the common era and as far back as 6,000 B. C where they used small sharpened bones before needles were available. Its early use was to drain wounds and abscesses to prevent infection.
Acupuncture is defined as a medical procedure that involves pricking the skin or tissues using small needles to alleviate pain and also treat other physical and mental conditions’. Acupuncture has become mainstream and is used in many countries to treat many conditions’. Next Ill go over the conditions’ acupuncture treats as well as the benefits of acupuncture for anti aging.
Many Benefits Of Acupuncture
Acupuncture has been shown to alleviate many physical and mental conditions. Studies on acupuncture shows that it is a safe procedure that may treat many painful conditions’ such as:
- Migraines and headaches
- Rheumatiod arthritis
- Back pain
- Neck pain
Acupuncture may also treat many mental conditions’ such as:
Acupuncture For Anti Aging
Acupuncture is a safe procedure used also for anti aging. Facial acupuncture relaxes the facial muscles and boosts collagen production which can plump up the skin and reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Another benefit is its non-invasive such as Botox or fillers.
Another benefit is that acupuncture boosts elastin and increases circulation which will firm the face and promote detoxification resulting in an even and clear complexion. The effects of facial rejuvenation using acupuncture add up the more sessions you have and can last up to 5 years after only about 10 treatments.
Some providers recommend getting follow up treatments about once a month or seasonally about every 4 months. Depending on which provider or spa you go to will determine the cost, but the average cost can range from 25 dollars to about 1,000 dollars. Facial acupuncture is still considerably cheaper than Botox or fillers also non-invasive.
Any Side Effects?
There are needles involved but they are tiny and may only cause you to feel a slight tingle. The only side effect to acupuncture is bruising at the site, but this only happens in about 20% of people who get acupuncture.
Don’t be afraid to try acupuncture if you hate needles. This is a relaxing procedure that can help with everything from pain to anti aging. Acupuncturists place the tiny needles into pressure points in your face and body to treat many conditions’. Since this procedure is performed virtually all over the globe, it shouldn’t be difficult to find a center near you.
Always speak to your doctor before trying anything new concerning your health but acupuncture is a safe treatment. Here is an excellent website linked to find a provider near you. Have you ever tried acupuncture? How was your experience? Leave a comment or question below!