Archive | Acupuncture

Surrounding the Dragon

This is a great technique for dealing with age spots or acne scars; you surround the area you are treating with needles pointing inwards, this directs qi and energy towards the offending area. After a few treatments you should find the condition improves. Paul — Post From My iPhone

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Leaving the Needles in Longer

I have been carrying out cosmetic acupuncture treatments for over 5 years now and the results do vary, but are always good. I have recently been experimenting with retaining the needles during treatments for longer than I have done in the past. The way to do this is to insert the needles in the facial […]

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BL1 Dont shy away from it!

I have just completed a lovely Cosmetic treatment this morning, used BL1 which is something I rarely do.Great point helps bring life to the eyes and eliminates the dark circles around the eyes.Don’t worry too much just go for it, a great point! — Post From My iPhone1

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Auricular points used in a cosmetic treatment

These are some effective auricular points, suggested by a student of mine, that might be used in a cosmetic acupuncture procedure. I’ve listed them, with her kind permission, below: ding chuan – to help relieve neck rigidity & shoulder stiffness in order to enhance the energy flow to the face. nicotine – if a client […]

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What is Facial Enhancement Acupuncture?

Facial Enhancement Acupuncture is not just about how we look and how we want other people to see us. It’s about how we feel inside and how those feelings express themselves on our faces. We are all lured by the images that we see on the television and in magazines showing the latest look that […]

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Intradermal needles

Intradermal needles are a relatively new concept to most acupuncturists, I love them, they are a fantastic tool to use in cosmetic acupuncture treatments. These needles are used in a cosmetic treatment to help eliminate the fine lines that appear as we get older. One of my favourite areas to work on with the intradermals […]

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A bit about me…

Now that I’ve entered the world of blogging, I’m looking forward to keeping you up-to-date with my day to day work as an acupuncturist and talking about cosmetic acupuncture in general. First things first, I should introduce myself. My name is Paul Adkins and I’m an acupuncturist living and working in Cornwall, UK. I qualified […]

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