Modern day living continues to pile mounting pressure on today’s woman to work harder in order to deliver without fail, on two fronts – at work and at home. At work, she is the professional who meets set targets, crunches number efficiently, sees to the recruitment of new clients or take the helm of a multi-million dollars company. At home, she has to take on additional responsibilities to see to the kids, help them with their homework, ensure that dinner is ready on time as well as create a conducive home environment. With such responsibilities resting on her shoulders, coupled with advancement in age, it is common for worry line to develop and premature wrinkles to set in.
In a bid to salvage their fading looks, women have often turned to cosmetic solutions that more often than not, achieve less than they promise. Some cosmetic products are however designed to cover up the wrinkles and other blemishes that afflict the face, therefore, are only useful to a certain extent. Some procedures involve injecting chemicals subcutaneously to root out wrinkles and give fuller lips. Such solutions may work splendidly for a short period of time but may eventually affect your health negatively. Surgical solutions require one to have significantly deep pockets and may at times achieve less than perfect results. For women who are not surgically inclined and are not open to cosmetic solutions that involve harmful chemicals, cosmetic acupuncture provides an ideal alternative.
Facial acupuncture is the latest arsenal in the anti-aging war and has been embraced by Hollywood A-list celebrities, who are past the first flush of youth. They have enlisted the help of acupuncturists in their quest to sport beautiful, glowing, exceptionally smooth complexions. Driven by fear of fillers and botox, most women lately are turning to acupuncture as a natural solution to the ageing process. Practitioners claim acupuncture can lift sagging skin, reduce wrinkles, eliminate fine lines, and improve skin colour and texture. These effects can last for about three months, and a session takes only about 45 minutes. But that is only one facet this Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that has been around for more than 2,000 years – it is used to treat everything from backaches to migraines to fertility problems.
Acupuncture is recognized by the World Health Organization as an effective form of alternative medicine.
In this form of ancient Chinese medicine, fine needles are inserted into the skin at certain points of the body referred to as pressure points. These points are located on the meridians which are energy pathways for the smooth flow of energy throughout the body. When energy flows freely along these meridians, health is assured, but when the energy flow is hindered, pain and illness occur. In cosmetic acupuncture, insertion of needles at these points stimulates the production of collagen – a protein that keeps the skin youthful and elastic. The minor skin trauma releases energy and endorphins resulting in improved blood and oxygen circulation while stimulating cell regrowth.
Apart from arming women with younger looks and beautifully radiant skin, acupuncture has been lauded as an efficient and favourable treatment to many health disorders that afflict women. Many practitioners, as well as their patients, attest to acupuncture successfully reducing or alleviating problems such as premenstrual syndrome, menstrual cramps, irregular or heavy periods, uterine fibroids, among other infertility issues. Acupuncturists apply techniques that help regulate the ovarian cycle, improve the balance of hormones, stimulate egg production and even increase blood flow to the womb. This ancient Chinese form of medicine has been recognized by the world health organization as a viable form of alternative medicine and has helped a great many women overcome health maladies.
There are, however, many misconceptions associated with acupuncture. Many detest the thought of having needles stuck in their body by comparing the needles used in acupuncture to the regular hypodermic ones used at the hospitals. They couldn’t be more wrong. The disposable needles used here are thin and quite delicate, producing only a faint tingling sensation that quickly dissipates, giving way to deep relaxation. A practical science, acupuncture doesn’t require you to believe in order for it to work effectively.
Acupuncture is recognized by the World Health Organization as an effective form of alternative medicine. Though firmly rooted in Taoist and Buddhist culture, acupuncture doesn’t require one to denounce their religious inclination or adopt a new one in order to enjoy its benefits. In many parts of the world hospitals specializing in acupuncture treatment and Traditional Chinese medicine have been established. This lends credence to acupuncture as an effective method of combating the various maladies that afflict humankind.
In Australia, an Acupuncturist is required to complete a 3-4 year degree before they are licensed to practice. They are also required to be registered with governing bodies. The fears and misconceptions that acupuncturists are not licensed or recognized by various governments is usually groundless and only serves to keep women from fully harnessing the true healing power of this magnificent oriental science that has been refined over thousands of years.
The western world is finally opening up, albeit slowly, to the possibility that acupuncture can provide alternative means of treating some illnesses that prove to be quite difficult when using conventional medical procedures and medication. Keeping an open mind about alternative medicine can save patients a great deal of suffering and financial losses, if treatment is sought earlier on, instead of being pursued as a measure of last resort. Acupuncture, by treating the human body as a whole, offers medical solutions that are often overlooked in conventional medical practices; at the expense of the patients.
Book your first Acupuncture appointment today at Wellwood Health Loganholme.
Initial Consult (45-60 min) = $90
Follow Up Consult (60 min) = $60