A Patient of Mine (in Torbay)
Cosmetic Acupuncture was a system used in ancient times in China by The Empress and Consorts of the Emperor to keep them looking young. It has now been further developed in the USA by Dr Martha Lucas, after intensive research into ancient texts and practice. This has resulted in the Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture system, now used all over the USA.
Which areas can be treated?
At the moment the face and Abdomen but, I am developing protocols for the Hips, Thighs.
Very small, fine needles are inserted into Acupuncture points on the Body and Face, then left for about 20 minutes. This moves the 'Qi' and blood in the skin to promote repair or to look at it in another way, the needles are causing 'micro-traumas' and this is alerting the body's own repair system to come and do some repair work on the face.
Lady With needles in her face, she is completely relaxed! (and is over 50).
What results can I expect?
Fine lines can go, deeper lines 'level out'. Skin becomes more healthy and fresh as the nourishment to the skin is improved. The tummy can become firmer and more toned. The International Journal of Acupuncture has shown that Cosmetic Acupuncture is 90% effective. This means it does not work for everyone, but most people. Results may last for 3 to 5 years but it is a good idea to have top-ups to maintain the results. (I have Patients who come once a month for this but every three months is the recommendation)
Patient of Maurianne Montes a USA Mei Zen Practitioner