Acupuncture is a medicine-free way of providing relief from a variety of ailments and for improving health overall. It is used by thousands of people around the world, and has been a mainstay of Traditional Chinese Medicine for hundreds of years.
Did you know that it even has beneficial effects on aging and anti-aging properties when used correctly? Find out how you can slow down the aging process for your body with acupuncture.
1. Skin Tightening
The skin can lose its elasticity over time and this leaves the skin looking old and tired. Wrinkles form and if you have a certain genetic type or if you live in harsh climates, you can find yourself looking older than you actually are.
Collagen production is the cause of skin losing its tightness as old age causes collagen to be produced in smaller quantities, so to counteract this, the micro trauma caused by the acupuncture needles can actually stimulate collagen production, helping the skin to look more youthful.
2. Erase Those Laugh Lines
As you grow older, you’ll start to notice some expression lines stay on your face, even after you’ve finished making the expression. Laughter and frown lines are common examples. While Botox can temporarily relax the muscles, this solution doesn’t last for long and the method is quite invasive and costly. Instead, acupuncture can be a natural alternative to help diminish those lines for good.
3. Reduce Stress
Stress is a big problem for our skin. When we’re stressed and tired, it shows on our faces though puffy looking skin around the eyes or a pale color to our skin.
The stress hormones that are released when we’re feeling tense contribute to this problem, and have other negative ramifications on our body’s internal environment and our organs, but acupuncture can actually counteract this.
It has been proven that acupuncture can actually decrease the amount of stress hormone in your system with immediate effect. Not only this, but if you have regular acupuncture treatments for your skin, you can find that you will have much less stress and better overall health.
4. Improves Your Skin Texture
If you have a bad diet, then you’re likely to have bad looking skin. It is a known fact that the skin is the largest organ in the body. Because this organ is so visible, when you are badly nourished, the toxins in your body really show themselves through the appearance of your skin.
One other factor relating to your diet that can affect your skin is your blood circulation. If you have poor circulation, your blood will be less effective at removing toxins and will result in your skin looking grey and even old.
Help is at hand though, as acupuncture can help improve blood circulation which will give the appearance of better-nourished skin and it also has a detoxifying effect to release toxins that effect the skin’s health.
5. Better Balanced Hormones
If you want to control the way that your skin reacts to hormone changes, then acupuncture may be the solution. Those who find themselves breaking out in spots or who have oily or flushed skin due to changes, such as menstrual cycles or menopause, can struggle to keep their skin looking good.
You can use acupuncture to balance your hormones and in turn, this can help to limit the side effects that hormone changes can bring to your skin.
6. Cures Sleep Problems
Sleep is another factor that is important for our skin. If we don’t get enough of it, we end up with telltale signs on our faces including puffiness under the eyes. Because sleep is also the time when our bodies build new skin cells, that’s another reason why you should try to get more sleep.
Acupuncture can help reduce stress, which is likely to keep you awake at night, and will leave you feeling relaxed. Acupuncture is often used for insomnia, so it can help you get the sleep you need.
7. Feel Happier
While acupuncture can do a lot for your body physically, it can also help you to feel better about yourself. By erasing the stress, depression, and even anxiety from your body, acupuncture will help you to feel happier and this can have a very positive effect on the aging process both inside your body and outside for your skin health.