First, a little acupuncture 101: Acupuncture is the practice of integrative medicine that involves pricking the skin or tissues with small, thin needles at certain anatomical points. This practice originated in ancient China, has been used for thousands of years and has gradually made its way to the West over time. If you want to delve into the fascinating history of acupuncture, you can Read all about it here.
Facial acupuncture, as you can probably imagine, is acupuncture on the face. Just like acupuncture that focuses on the body, eastern cultures have been practicing facial treatments for centuries. However, in recent years, there has been a rise in popularity in the West.
Cynthia Gorman, MS, L.Aca Chinese acupuncturist at a luxury acupuncture studio in New York City ORAtells mbg of the rise: “In my opinion, facial acupuncture has gained immense popularity over the years simply because people care about their skin health now more than ever.”
There is a long list of potential benefits of facial acupuncture, which is why the intention varies from person to person. Gorman explains, “A lot of people come because they are either looking for a natural alternative to injections, or they are looking for a way to supplement or extend the time between injections to take care of their skin health.” A little more about those benefits.