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Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture (FRA) is a form of treatment that uses tiny needles on the face and body to enhance and renew your looks. It is a non-surgical method of reducing the signs of the aging process and renewing the body from within. It rejuvenates a youthful appearance and one's health by reducing wrinkles and fine lines, firming up the sagging muscles and improving the skin tone forming a more radiant appearance naturally. FRA is a pain-free, process while improving the overall health and balance of the body. It is a rejuvenation and revitalization process designed to help the whole body look and feel younger.

FRA has been used in China, especially by the imperial family for looking yung and staying for more than 2000 years. Only recently, it has been re-discovered and has become increasing popular in the US as the latest breakthrough in non-surgical facial rejuvenation.

FRA uses a truly holistic approach. It is designed both to rejuvenate the face and skin, with the use of special needling protocols and techniques. By using acupuncture points on the ears, scalp, and body, it addresses underlying health issues to obtain profound, noticeable, and long lasting results in the reversal and the slowing down of the aging process.

Why FRA?

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture (FRA) is a safe, effective, and virtually pain-free method for looking and feeling younger. FRA is an excellent holistic alternative to surgery. It has none of the side effects and risks associated with surgery and some injections. Treatment with acupuncture and herbs/supplements is far less expensive and has the added benefit of improving health.

Unlike surgical procedures, which usually include an extended period of healing and recovery from swelling and discoloration, there is no trauma from the acupuncture treatments. While FRA cannot reshape one's nose or one's chin, it is a more subtle rejuvenation that progressively takes years off one's face – safely and naturally, while improving overall health.

FRA should only be performed by a specially trained and certified licensed acupuncturist. Relatively few acupuncturists have specialized training in FRA. For best results, one should seek out a practitioner who has been trained by an expert in the field.

How Does FRA Work?

Chinese Medicine has 12 primary meridian pathways with corresponding acupuncture points, distributed throughout the body and connected to each organ system. The face has direct meridian connections to 8 of the major meridians of the body: Stomach, Heart, Liver, Urinary Bladder, Large / Small Intestines, Sanjiao and Gall Bladder. FRA regulates the flow of energy and removes blockages in the channels of energy and blood to improve overall health and restore balance to the body. This constitutional treatment addresses underlying causes, like digestive problems, hormonal imbalance and emotional stress, which become reflected in the face through dark circles, dry or lusterless skin, sagging skin, drooping eyelids, blemishes and excessive wrinkling.

During the FRA treatment for facial rejuvenation, thin sterile needles will be inserted into the face and body to adjust the flow of energy. Additionally, these facial needles are able to increase the tone of the facial muscles, pulling the skin tight and flattening wrinkles. The local insertion of needles into the superficial layers of the skin has been shown to increase collagen production in the local area providing the skin greater elasticity and a more youthful appearance. There is usually no pain and only a mild distending feeling at the sites of needles insertion during the treatment.

Does It Really Make a Difference?

A 1996 report in the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture reported that among 300 cases treated with FRA, 90% had marked effects with one course of treatment. The documented effects included: improvement of the elasticity of facial muscles and leveling of wrinkles, skin becoming delicate and fair, and overall rejuvenation–not confined to the face.

Using acupuncture for facial rejuvenation promotes total body wellness as a result of the profound effect it has on balancing, removing blockages and adding energy where needed. Many historical references show that TCM has been used for more than 5,000 years to treat a wide variety of conditions. It has proven itself on billions of people and passed the test of time. Currently in Japan, Hong Kong and Sweden, the use of FRA is attracting a great deal of attention, especially for preventing and reducing wrinkles.

What are the effects?

  • Fine lines eliminated and deeper wrinkles diminished
  • Increased collagen production
  • Diminished acne due to improved hormonal balance
  • Eyelids lifted
  • Elimination of bags and puffiness under eyes
  • Firmer jowls and minimized double chins
  • More moisturized skin by increased circulation to the face
  • Improved facial tone and coloration
Who Would Be Benefit From FRA?

Anyone concerned with looking and feeling young and slowing down the aging process. The decision to begin treatment may be professionally or personally inspired or a combination of both. FRA is suitable for those who want to look and feel better and slow down and reverse the effects of aging. FRA is used for those with deep wrinkles, fine lines, bags under the eyes, sagging, puffiness, drooping of the eyelids, double chins, large pores, dry skin or acne. Treatment is tailored to the needs of how each individual is manifesting the signs of aging. For example, different points and techniques are used for those with puffiness than for those with dry skin. The whole person is evaluated and treated on the basis of the body/mind continuum, the foundation of both Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Holistic Medicine.

FRA is beneficial for both those who are younger and want to prevent and delay the signs of aging as well as those who want to erase five to ten years from their appearance. The motivation for facial rejuvenation can be for professional, personal reasons, or a desire to experience a greater sense of wellbeing. In any case, Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture can help you meet your goals for a renewed, more youthful, healthful, and relaxed appearance.

How many treatments should I have?

Generally, it consists of 12 treatments. The effects become most noticeable and lasting on or about the seventh session. Each person responds differently, depending on his or her condition and lifestyle prior to treatment.

Following the initial course of treatment, maintenance sessions can prolong the results for five to ten years. It is often recommended to supplement the Facial Rejuvenation program with Facial Self-Massage and/or Acupressure, Facial Exercises, Herbal and Nutritional Supplements, pure and authentic therapy blends for the skin, and a healthy diet.

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