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3 Benefits of Acupuncture That You May Not Be Aware Of

Sep 5, 2018 | Acupuncture

Most people associate acupuncture benefits with pain relief, but did you know that there are many other benefits of Acupuncture-benefitsacupuncture? Based in traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is an incredibly safe, completely painless and highly effective means of pain relief. Here are three additional advantages of acupuncture that you may not already be aware of.

  1. Reduces wrinkles

Facial acupuncture is a safer alternative to other anti-aging treatments such as lasers, surgeries, and injections. When hair-thin needles are inserted into the skin in precise places, the pressure can enhance the body’s natural production of collagen to help the skin become tighter and more elastic. Acupuncture not only decreases signs of aging by reducing fine lines, bags under the eyes, and sagging skin, but also enhances the skin’s overall health and generates a lovely glow.

  1. Heals scars

Acupuncture can greatly expedite the healing of scars. By increasing circulation and helping skin tissue to achieve a perfect  state of blood and qi (energy), acupuncture breaks up the fibrous tissues found in old scars to speed up the body’s own progress dissolving scar tissue. Acupuncture needles are either placed directly into scar tissue or near it in order to best increase blood and oxygen levels in the skin. One treatment can produce results, although several treatments may be necessary to significantly diminish a scar. Treatments are tailored in order to meet the needs of each individual patient and maximize acupuncture benefits for each patient.

  1. Relieves stress

Acupuncture has long been recognized as a means to achieve relaxation because it can remove pain and lessen muscle tension. Essentially, acupuncture functions as physical therapy for the nervous system, using the inserted, hair-thin needles to help the body to attain a healthy balance and pleasant sensations. Studies reveal that acupuncture actually releases endorphins and lowers stress hormones, making it one of the best physical means to alleviate stress, anxiety and even depression.

The advantages of acupuncture don’t stop there! To learn more about acupuncture benefits, or to schedule a consultation with one of our skin care experts at North Scottsdale Laser & Skin Care Clinic, call (480) 513-2888, or book your appointment online.