Treating Skin Conditions
TCM Acupuncture can help various skin conditions such as acne, dry skin, eczema and psoriasis. In addition, it can be applied for anti-aging purposes.
Cosmetic Acupuncture: This all-natural approach can boost collagen and leave your skin glowing!
Acupuncture is applied for facial rejuvenation and anti-aging. The theory is that the needles stimulate the flow of qi and blood, helping to produce a smooth, radiant skin appearance, as well as lift the face (by lifting the qi), and reduce fine lines (as the qi fills in). By correcting the distribution of qi and addressing underlying imbalances, cosmetic acupuncture can also help hyperpigmentation and other skin issues such as acne. Individual results may vary and more than one session may be required to achieve desirable results.
In this brief video, Acupuncturist Lana Marconi demonstrates facial acupuncture at a skincare workshop inside Nuworld Botanicals, Oakville.
At home beauty and natural skincare techniques – Video highlights from a talk and demonstration by Lana Marconi, R.Ac, at her Oakville store showing guests jade rolling, facial gua sha and self-acupressure massage.
Facial Cupping improves blood flow and circulation.
Vegetarian Beauty Food: Peach Gum
For clients doing Cosmetic Acupuncture sessions at Marconi Acupuncture Clinic, Peach Gum is a beneficial beauty food you can eat at home and in-between sessions. Peach gum is the resin from peach and Chinese wild peach trees, already solidified when it is found. Peach gum is a natural and healthy food rich in amino acid, which allows collagen to be quickly absorbed into the human body. Because it’s rich in plant collagen it can help to promote skin health and beauty. From soups to cooked dishes to desserts, peach gum is a delight to both our palate and skin. You can buy it at Asian markets. To make: Soak for about 8 hours because they are hard, then rinse and cleanse with water. Soaking will soften and expand them (they will become like Gummy Bears). Eat a handful or toss into your favorite smoothie mix or even soup.