Holistic Centre for Body, Mind & Spirit


Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture aims to correct the signs of ageing by both local treatment and by treating the underlying causes of why an individual is specifically manifesting the ageing process in the way that they are.

The treatment programme helps to improve muscle tone and dermal contraction especially in the face and neck and has been shown to increase collagen production and aid its dispersal thereby helping to firm the skin and fill out wrinkles. In addition bags and sagging around the eyes, face and neck can also be significantly reduced and toned up. Metabolism is also greatly improved resulting in reduced puffiness, often to the point of elimination. As acupuncture can profoundly affect the regulation of hormones in the body, conditions like acne and overly dry skin can also be improved. Helped by substantially increasing the circulation of blood, lymph, and Qi to the head, these treatments enhance the complexion. Healthy facial colouring can be restored and there can be a tightening of the pores. Stress and habitual expressions which are so visible on the face can be transformed resulting in a remarkably younger, calmer and less worn looking face. Finally, many pre-existing health conditions are cleared up because acupuncture works by treating the whole body and addressing the underlying causes of ageing and disease.

The effects of acupuncture facial rejuvenation can last for years with regularly scheduled maintenance treatments.

What is facial rejuvenation acupuncture?

The facial rejuvenation acupuncture treatment is based on the principles of oriental medicine and involves the insertion of hair-thin needles into particular areas of the face, ears, neck, hands, trunk and legs along channels or meridians of energy called Qi.

What are the effects?

Facial rejuvenation acupuncture may erase as many as five to fifteen years from the face, with results apparent after just a few treatments. Fine lines may be entirely eliminated and deeper wrinkles diminished. Bags under the eyes can be reduced, jowls firmed, puffiness eliminated, droopy eyelids lifted and double chins minimised. Other likely results include: moisturising of the skin with increased local circulation of blood and lymph to the face; increased collagen production, muscle tone and dermal contraction; tightening of the pores; brightening of the eyes; improving of hormonal balance to help acne; reduction of stress evident in the face - bringing out the innate beauty and radiance of an individual.

Why choose facial rejuvenation acupuncture over a surgical facelift?

Whilst not a replacement for surgery, acupuncture facial rejuvenation is an excellent alternative. It is far less costly than cosmetic surgery and is safe, virtually painless and has no side effects or risk of disfigurement. Unlike surgery, which may have an extended recovery period with swelling and discolouration, there is no trauma from facial rejuvenation acupuncture. While facial rejuvenation acupuncture cannot reshape one’s nose or chin, it is a more subtle rejuvenation that takes years off one’s face safely and naturally while improving overall health.

Are there any contraindications?

Facial rejuvenation acupuncture is contraindicated for some pituitary disorders, heart disorders, diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure, individuals who have a pacemaker or who have a problem with bleeding or bruising, or who currently suffer from migraine headaches. Facial rejuvenation acupuncture should not be done during pregnancy, during a cold or bout of flu, during an allergic attack or during an acute herpes outbreak.

Anam Cara’s practitioner says, “I consider myself to be an easy going, open minded practitioner with a passion for life. I believe I have a great work ethos which makes me good at what I do.

“The emphasis that I place as a practitioner of Anam Cara, is to work as part of the team to help you develop in a forward direction with any life difficulty. It may be that acupuncture is only a part of your development, but with our guidance, like a puzzle, your consciousness is able to correct imbalances in the body, mind and spirit.

“I practice classical five element acupuncture which means I treat the whole individual and not just one specific area of the body. This enables a person to move back into harmony with themselves bringing balance throughout all levels, body, mind and spirit. I also practice acupuncture in hospital, which gives me a diverse range of practice.

“I believe acupuncture has an immense effect in making you feel good but I also have a passion for making clients look good too. I achieve this by using facial acupuncture rejuvenation techniques. Cosmetic acupuncture has been used by the Chinese for centuries as they believe that beauty comes from good health and a balanced energy.

“My top quote is by Eleanor Roosevelt ‘The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams’.”