Move over, Botox and liposuction. At a time when consumers are bombarded with
miracle cures that promise to restore a youthful appearance, cosmetic
acupuncture is an age-old non-surgical facelift solution that really works.
“The procedures used in cosmetic acupuncture are drawn from Chinese texts that
have been in existence for thousands of years,” says Lorraine Harris L.Ac.,
Western North Carolina’s only practitioner trained in the Mei Zen method of
cosmetic acupuncture. “We take a whole-body approach that produces more youthful
and toned skin without the use of drugs, surgery or electrical stimulation. It
works remarkably well on the face and abdomen.”
A normal course of treatment entails two one-hour sessions per week for five
weeks. During treatment, tiny, hair-width needles are inserted into specific
points just under the skin’s surface to stimulate elastin and collagen
production and improve muscle tone. With facial acupuncture, fine lines begin to
disappear, deep lines get smoother, and broken capillaries improve, as do skin
conditions such as acne and rosacea.
Because acupuncture is based on the idea that optimal health is achieved when
the body’s systems are in balance, there are other benefits from treatment as
well. For example, women who choose facial acupuncture can expect reduced
depression and less anxiety, better digestion and sleep cycles, and fewer hot
flashes and night sweats. Those who opt for abdominal acupuncture are likely to
benefit from increased fertility and/or sex drive.
The technique is gaining popularity, and there is evidence that it works. A
study published in the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture showed that
of 300 people who received facial acupuncture, 90 percent saw marked results
after their first course of treatment.
From a consumer standpoint, one of the most attractive features of cosmetic
acupuncture is its cost, which is a fraction of most other forms of cosmetic
enhancement. And, it is a relatively pain-free procedure that involves no
swelling or recovery time. “Mei Zen cosmetic acupuncture is an excellent choice
for those who want to reclaim their radiance from the inside out,” says Harris.
“Bringing the systems of the body back into harmony is the most effective way to
rekindle the spirit of our youth.”
For more information about the Mei Zen anti-aging facial rejuvenation program,
call(828) 215-8185 or go to