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Natural facial skin care with facial acupuncture
Stress can affect your whole body including your face. It has a powerful effect on your facial skin. It accelerates aging process though the exact relationship of stress on aging is complex and isn't fully understood. Stress causes a chemical response that makes skin more sensitive and reactive. It also causes skin dryness and dehydration which leads to fine lines and wrinkles. It causes tension of facial muscles which leads to deep wrinkles and facial pain. Stress causes an inflammatory response in the body and leads the pores to become clogged and break causing acne. Skin losses its radiance which is a result of skin blood flow slowing down. Skin also losses its elasticity and forms sagging skin. Take care of your skin to prevent from damaging and rapid skin aging. This will help keep your skin healthy and glowing and delay the natural aging process.
Natural skin care with facial acupuncture
Natural skin care using nature products is that you care the skin with naturally derived products however according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) all ingredients are chemicals by definition. And also natural does not have medical meaning to dermatologists.
Facial acupuncture is putting acupuncture needles on the particular points on the face. Facial acupuncture is absolutely natural in facial skin care. It stimulates skin endogenous metabolisms and improves skin blood circulation and reduces stress.
Acupuncture improves skin blood supply
The skin contains a network of small blood vessels which provides nutrition to the skin. The blood vessel wall can contract and relax to regulate blood supply to the skin. If the blood vessels contract more than normal, less blood passes through them and the skin becomes pale and white. When the blood vessels are completely relaxed, this allows more blood to pass through the skin and the skin appear red. Improving skin blood flow will improve skin nutrition status.
Recently many studies have shown that acupuncture increases blood flow and microcirculation in the skin.
These are examples of the studies
Kuo TC et al Am J Chin Med (2004) 32:117-29
Mori H et al Acupunct Med (2014) 32:167-71
Hsiu H et al Microvasc Res (2013) 89:34-9
Kimura et al Acupunct Med (2013) 31:74-80
Huang T et al J Tradit Chin Med 92012) 32:40-4
Hsiu H etal Evid Based Complement Alternat Med (2011) 2011:435928
Hsiu H et al ConfProc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc (2008) 2008:2916-9
Hsiu H et al Lasers Med Sci (2009) 24:353-8
Hsiao SH and Tsai LJ J Acupunct Meridian Stud (2008) 1:42-50
Kimura K et al Am J Chin Med (2006) 34:189-96
Sandberg M et al Eur J Appl Physiol (2003) 90:114-9
Zhang D et al Sheng Wu Yi Xue Gong Cheng Xue Za Zhi
Baloqun JA Disabil Rehabil (1996) 18:523-8
In these studies, different acupuncture points are tested and all are found increased skin blood flow. One of the studies measured facial skin blood flow and skin temperature and showed the skin blood flow was increased after acupuncture treatments.
These studies provided scientific evidences for the application of facial acupuncture to improve facial skin blood flow and nutrition. Acupuncture is potentially a new approach to contribute to anti aging.
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