Jade Gua Sha Stone

Research: Gua Sha Improves Microcirculation 400 Per Cent

Gua Sha is an East Asian treatment which generally uses quite a vigorous rubbing/scraping technique. It is mainly used in China on the patient’s back, for detoxification purposes or for various sprains and injuries throughout the body. (Adkins 2013, p.133) Gua means ‘to scrape or scratch’ and Sha is the resulting redness or rash (Nielsen […]

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Paul Adkins

Video: Facial Acupuncture Online Course

Interested in our Facial Enhancement Acupuncture online course? Want to find out more? Taken from a recent live Q & A, Paul Adkins discusses the FEA online course, what’s involved, how it works and what to expect from studying his cosmetic acupuncture protocol online. Click below to view the video. To get started on the […]

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Bladder 2

Facial Acupuncture for Restoring Muscle Tone

In their 2013 study: ‘Effect of Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture on Facial Elasticity: An Open-Label, Single-Arm Pilot Study’ [1], Younghee Yun et al. hypothesised that facial acupuncture ‘affects facial elasticity by restoring resting mimetic muscle tone through the insertion of needles into the muscles of the head, face, and neck.’ We explored the effects of facial […]

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Acupuncture Treatment for Rosacea

FEA Online Course Approved for CPD by NZASA

We’re pleased to announce that our Facial Enhancement Acupuncture (FEA) online course has been approved by the New Zealand Acupuncture Standards Authority (NZASA) Inc. for 30-hrs (Category 2 CPD). Please visit the NZASA website for further details about the registration authority and their commitment ‘to helping practitioners maintain standards of professional, ethical and clinical competency […]

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Paul Adkins - Founder of Facial Enhancement Acupuncture

Facial Enhancement Acupuncture Live Q&A

I’m running a live one-hour online Q&A on Sunday 5th May 2019 at 8 pm (BST) on Zoom, where you can find out about my Facial Enhancement Acupuncture online training course. To register for the meeting, please click the link: https://tinyurl.com/y4k57c7q If you’ve never used Zoom, here’s a handy video about joining a meeting online. I look […]

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Acupuncture Model

Facial Acupuncture for Melasma

Melasma is also known as chloasma or the ‘mask of pregnancy’. It’s a common, mainly facial, skin condition which results in brown or greyish patches of pigment developing. It usually appears on the forehead, chin, cheeks, upper lip, and nose. The British Skin Foundation covers the condition in more detail here A 2016 study: “Randomized […]

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Medik8 Retinol 1 TR

The Anti-Ageing Effectiveness of Vitamin A (Retinol)

Retinol (Vitamin A), is well-known as an active ingredient in skin creams and serums. A 2007 randomised, double-blind, vehicle controlled study evaluated the effectiveness of topical retinol in improving naturally aged skin: ‘Topical retinol improves fine wrinkles associated with natural aging. Significant induction of glycosaminoglycan, which is known to retain substantial water, and increased collagen […]

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Medik8 C-Tetra

The Benefits of Topical Vitamin C Application

We’re unable to synthasise Vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid (LAA) is the chemically active form), which is why we need to acquire it from our diet. But what about our skin? Alongside eating foods containing high levels of Vitamin C, we can also take it in supplement form, but: ‘only a small fraction of it will […]

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Oil on Water

Study Suggests Cosmetic Acupuncture Modulates Water and Oil Content

A 2012 preliminary study* undertaken at the Department of Health, Tsukuba University of Technology in Japan, suggests that cosmetic acupuncture can modulate the water and oil content of the skin: “These preliminary results suggest that cosmetic acupuncture increased the water and oil content of facial skin in a female participant whose water content and oil […]

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