Cosmetic Acupuncture – Facial Revitalisation Acupuncture (FRA)
Facial revitalisation techniques we use for cosmetic acupuncture include needles, electro acupuncture, TENS pads, massage techniques and more. The exact method employed will depend upon the individual and their requirements. For example we have found that electro acupuncture is the most effective method to treat individual lines on the face, but is unnecessary for a general tonic in most cases. Some people do not want needles applied to the face, so we have other techniques such as Tui-Na massage we can use which are often just as effective.
The advantage of Cosmetic acupuncture over a conventional facial is that an acupuncture diagnosis will include constitutional treatment. Chinese Medicine theory tells us that “what is on the inside is reflected in the face” So we can apply appropriate constitutional treatment to work holistically. Therefore traetments may include advice about diet, exercise and lifestyle factors as well.
Since acupuncture is a complete treatment we often find that in practice people who come for Cosmetic Acupuncture / FRA report that other problems have been resolved or relieved by the overall effect of the treatment. I sum this up with a phrase “Look good and you feel good, feel good and you look good” I think it is the fact that FRA works from the outside in and from the inside out, that gives it this extra value and effectiveness.
Note that acupuncturists and the techniques they use do vary. So ask individual practitioners what you should expect from treatment. Please feel free to e mail me (Jamie) if you have any further questions about FRA.