Face & Body Rejuvenation
Many patients over the years have experienced natural “face-lifting” or “face-toning” treatments at Tao of Wellness. Acupuncture, which has been shown to increase collagen production in the skin, along with other natural therapies listed below are used to help patients achieve a healthier and more youthful appearance. We have happily and successfully administered these special rejuvenation treatments to many patients, which emphasize an overall anti-aging philosophy that believes one’s face is ultimately a reflection of one’s internal health and emotional well-being. The Tao of Wellness Facial Rejuvenation Program includes eight components: 1) acupuncture treatments 2) herbal and nutritional supplements 3) topical applications 4) diet and nutrition 5) tuina bodywork 6) stress release/mind conditioning 7) exercise, and 8) lifestyle/environment.
Taoist physicians long employed by the imperial court of China developed a tradition of face and body rejuvenations to help emperors, empresses and concubines alike to remain youthful and vital over several thousand years. Tao of Wellness is proud to share this anti-aging tradition with our patients. We have outlined the program below.
Since acupuncture speeds healing it was natural for the Taoist physicians of the Imperial Court of China to apply it to their royal patients to improve wrinkles, indentation and sagging skin in the face and other parts of the body with excellent results. Studies have since shown that acupuncture increases skin collagen production and nutrient delivery therefore improving the quality, performance and appearance of one’s face. It can be used in conjunction to and complement conventional aesthetic treatments such as botox and plastic surgery. 10-12 acupuncture treatments are recommended as a course of treatment at an interval of once or twice per week. Some patients require more than one course depending on the health and skin condition of each patient. Maintenance treatments at infrequent intervals are recommended. Learn more about acupuncture.
Tuina Bodywork and Topical Nutrients
Massage detoxifies the skin of toxins and impurities that hasten skin aging. A proprietary facial tuina massage protocol is performed regularly to help eliminate toxins, relax chronically tense muscles and tone sagging muscles. Patients are also instructed and encouraged to self-massage with our special pearl-infused Radiant Day Cream, Regenerating Night Cream and Tonic Oil daily. Learn more about tuina bodywork.
Herbal and Nutritional Therapies
There are specific herbs and nutrients that support the structure of the skin such as collagen and elastin and contribute to its increased health and appearance. These include betacarotene, B-complex and vitamin C and other nutrients critical for healthy skin function. Tao of Wellness provides formulations customized for each patient’s needs. Learn more about herbal medicine. Learn more about nutritional therapy.
Mind-Body Exercise and Meditation Practices
Appropriate exercises, including qi/energy and cardiovascular types can contribute to improved blood flow into the face and elsewhere. Maintaining equanimity of the mind and minimizing stress are essential in preventing and reducing wrinkle formation on one’s face. We teach our patients methods to achieve inner harmony through meditation and other practices. Learn more about mind-body exerices.
Lifestyle and environment also impact our health cumulatively. Ever notice that lack of sleep or sleeping in late causes those bags under your eyes? How about air conditioning drying out your skin? What about sun damage? We educate our patients on the importance of a good lifestyle and how to counteract adverse environmental conditions.
Many patients have reported a tightening sensation of their face after their treatments, and over the course of their acupuncture/massage sessions, visible changes have been observed on their face. These are over and beyond the increased energy, clarity and happiness that often accompany the rejuvenation treatments. Of course, one is cautioned not to expect results like plastic surgery or botox injections where one’s face transforms drastically overnight. What can be expected from our Face and Body Rejuvenation Program is a more natural, healthier and toned facial appearance.
Some patients may require immediate results such as those preparing for a special upcoming event or a movie role. These cases call for intensive therapy that involves 2-3 acupuncture and facial massage treatments each week for 6 to 8 weeks. The other components of the program remain essentially the same. Normally, most people opt for the long-term approach that requires acupuncture treatments once a week for 3-4 months, then maintenance treatments once a month thereafter. Additionally, they are given herbal supplements that nourish the skin and promote healthy body functions within. Patients are counseled on a special nutrition plan designed to detoxify as well as strengthen.
A 70-year-old patient who has received these treatments over the last several years swears by the effects and has said that she receives continuous compliments from friends and strangers.
In summary, we at Tao of Wellness firmly believe that optimal health and wellness are the foundation of a youthful appearance. By addressing root causes, we not only help you present a younger face to the world, but also hopefully allow you to express a more healthy, youthful and vital you.
Natural Healthcare for Rejuvenation
Tao of Wellness was established in 1976 as a resource to address face and body rejuvenation. We strive to support you in mind and body, and invite you to make an appointment for your health and wellbeing. It would be our pleasure to serve you.