The World of Aging: Sticking it with Acupuncture

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By | aG | Spunky Seniors Club® | June 2017

About Your Skin and Face ~ @age 50s and 60+

What women expect according to Charlotte’s Book is they only have about one-tenth of the estrogen they previously had.  Because estrogen stimulates collagen and oil production, this dramatic loss during menopause can manifest as very dry, cracked skin and existing fine and deep-set wrinkles will become more pronounced.  As the face begins to sag overall, jowls can appear with the falling of the jawline and cheeks.  The natural loss of volume that began in the 40s continues, meaning sunken cheeks, thinner lips, hallowed eyes, and pronounced lines around the mouth.  Dark spots from sun damage can appear or worsen on the hands and face.  And, increasingly slowed cell turnover affects the face as vertical and horizontal lines deepen, the nose tip droops, and skin becomes noticeably thinner.  To help with your skincare here are a few tips: 

The above tips are just a few ways that you can bring balance into your life.  Since it’s not possible to bottle your youthfulness, what we can do to help is try something natural.  Something like Cosmetic Acupuncture.  

It’s supposedly the newest concept in the anti-aging era.  One wonders if this methodology can give you that facelift you’ve been seeking all these years.  Or, can it leave you on pins and needles? There has been a rise in women wanting this treatment.  However, aging is inevitable.  As you age, it should be vibrant, healthy and active.  So what’s not to like about getting involved with something more natural.  Acupuncture professionals claims that acupuncture can reduce wrinkles, eliminate fine lines, lift sagging skin and improve skin color and texture.  The effect last for about three months, and it only takes about 45 minutes.  Can you say this is better than having Botox injected into the skin? 

One begs to ask ~ how can sticking a needle into your skin enhance your face? Let’s say, according to Francis Childs, Mailonline: when needles are inserted at pressure points, energy and endorphins are released.  This minor trauma improves blood flow and stimulates cell re-growth.  “Needles are inserted at the vortex points where energy is travelling to and from organs along lines we call meridians,” she explains.  When energy flows more efficiently, circulation is improved, helping the body rejuvenate.  “Traumatizing the skin by inserting tiny needles will also encourage the production of healing collagen, the protein which the body uses to keep the skin youthful and elastic.”

Sounds convincing? Facial acupuncture isn’t cheap and it may take up to about seven to ten sessions for maximum benefits.  Is it worth it?  Note: you’ll never again look like you did in your 20s, but at least rediscovering the carefree attitude of your youth ~ is worth it.



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