​Acupuncture and Wrinkles

10-03-2019


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Acupuncture? Western medical treatment for wrinkles involves creams and potions that are made from artificial ingredients. Sometimes wrinkle treatment involves surgery, where incisions are made into the patient’s bodies and anesthetic is required. Acupuncture isn’t Western medicine. Acupuncture comes to us from the Far East.


Acupuncture for many human ailments has been around for many thousands of years. Acupuncture was developed in China by ancient practitioners and has proven to be an effective treatment for all sorts of human maladies. Acupuncture is a medical discipline that treats the entire body as well as the mind and is often used in conjunction with herbal medicine.


Acupuncture has been around for a long, long time, but acupuncture for the treatment of wrinkles has only been around for about 20 years. Acupuncture for the treatment of wrinkles is the new development of old science.


Acupuncturists never prescribe synthetic drugs, creams, salves, or lotions. If an acupuncturist prescribes anything, it will always be made from natural (herbal) ingredients and will only be prescribed after the patient has been diagnosed and treated with acupuncture.


Acupuncture diagnosis isn’t based on blood work or other common Western medicine laboratory tests. The acupuncturist diagnoses the patient by carefully listening to him or her and by careful observance. A wrinkle in the forehead, for example, could be traceable to a problem in the spleen, according to the theory of acupuncture. Needles will be inserted in the spleen to alleviate the problem that is causing the facial wrinkle.


The balance of Yin and Yang and the quality of Chi are the factors that are used to determine all diagnoses. “Chi” is an energy that flows through the body through 14 different paths. The disruption of the flow of energy causes disease or other problems to develop. Restoring the flow of Chi and the balance of Yin and Yang restores health, solves physical and emotional problems, and reduces wrinkles in faces.


You might think of acupuncture as a nonsurgical facelift. There are no incisions, no anesthesia, no drugs, and no pain.