Constitutional Facial Acupuncture
Michaela provides constitutional facial acupuncture,
under the banner of Nî Měilì, [nee maylee] which in traditional chinese
translates to ‘You Beautiful’. All packages are bespoke,
targeting specific areas of concern as well as,
overall conditioning of the skin.
What is Constitutional Facial Acupuncture?
Constitutional Facial Acupuncture (CFA) is a non-surgical method of reducing the signs of aging on the face and improving ones overall health and wellbeing. CFA can sometimes be referred to as an ‘acupuncture facelift’, however, it is much more than a cosmetic procedure, it is a revitalising course of up to twelve treatments, of bespoke design to help the whole body feel good and look rejuvenated. CFA is based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine and therefore starts with a traditional diagnosis to establish underlying excesses and deficiencies that may be effecting your constitution. The treatments will include the insertion of very fine ‘hair like’ needles to the face improving blood flow and collagen response to the areas of concern, in conjunction with a selection of body points to improve your constitution and overall wellbeing.
Results can be apparent after a just few treatments and include the following:
Fine lines may be eliminated and deeper wrinkles diminished. Bags and dark circles under the eyes can be reduced. Jowls firmed. Puffiness eliminated. Skin tone and colour evened out. Drooping eyelids lifted. Chin area firmed and defined. Enhanced definition of cheek bones. Other likely results include: improved nourishment of the skin with increased local circulation of blood and lymph to the face, increased collagen production, improved muscle tone and dermal contraction. Tightening of the pores, brightening of the eyes, improvement of hormonal related blemishes.
Is CFA a Fad?
For thousands of years, the Chinese have known that beauty comes from being healthy within. As early as the Sung Dynasty (960AD-1270AD), Acupuncture rejuvenation practices were employed for the Empress and Emperor’s concubines. The Chinese discovered and developed ways to change the flow of Qi (chee) within the body to initiate the healing process for rejuvenation. Even for those unfamiliar with the principles of Chinese Medicine, it is known that increased circulation helps the body to look and feel better.
Are there any contraindications?
There are some contraindications to recieving CFA. These will be discussed with you during your assessment or alternatively, you can call Michaela in advance to discuss any concerns. Are there any side effects? CFA is very safe, but there is a very real chance of minor bruising to the face in spite of precautionary measures. There is also the possibly of headache, but this usually goes quite quickly. FRA does not cause scarring, disfigurement, excessive tightening or paralysis, so you still have full facial expression.
You can call us any time between 9am – 6pm Monday to Friday or 10am – 3pm each Saturday 01359 408 011
How long will a treatment take and how many do I need?
An initial consultation and treatment should take no more than 1 hour and 30 minutes. Subsequent appointments should be between 45 minutes and 1 hour. The frequency and number of treatments will depend entirely on the consultation and the recommendation of your practitioner.
What do I wear?
Loose and comfortable clothing is advised. You will likely be asked to remove items of clothing for treatment.
Is it covered by private health insurance?
If I am out of work, a student or retired – do you offer concessional rates?
Yes, this is discussed and offered at the practitioner’s discretion.
- Constitutional Facial Acupuncture consultation 0
- Constitutional Facial Acupuncture (7 treatments package) 90 each / 600 scheduled in advance
- Constitutional Facial Acupuncture (12 treatments package) 90 each / 1,000 scheduled in advance
- Constitutional Facial Acupuncture - maintenance treatments (1 hour) 60