Facial rejuvenation for:

  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Sagging and poor muscle tone
  • Dry, lusterless skin

How acupuncture, electric stimulation, cupping, and tui na (Chinese medical massage) can help:

  • Improve blood circulation
  • Increase collagen
  • Improve muscle tone
  • Minimize fine lines and wrinkles

Techniques and styles used:

  • Kiiko Matsumoto Japanese acupuncture:  Body points are always used to balance the body, detox the skin, and improve blood circulation.  Then fine press needles are inserted at key points of the face, a foil mask is placed over the face and neck, a cord is attached to the mask and an electric stimulation device, and the the electric stimulation is applied over the mask.  The electric stimulation is very light and not felt.  The mask is retained and the stimulation is repeated twice over a 15 to 20 minute period.  Immediately after removing the mask, improvement in look and feel of the face is often apparent.  The face appears fresh and “dewy” and feels soft and less dry.    Fine line and wrinkles take more treatments and time to diminish.   They also may need a different needling technique.
  • Motor Point stimulation:  Motor points are where the motor nerve, which controls movement of the muscle, enters the muscle.   Needling the motor point and applying electric stimulation to  twitch the muscle resets the nerve.  This results in improvement in muscle tone and less sagging.
  • Cupping – Small silicon suction cups are applied to face and gently glided along the skin.  The cups lift the tissue to increase blood circulation and move lymph.
  • Tui Na (Chinese medical massage) – gentle massage using essential oils or lotion to lift and smooth neck and facial muscles and stimulation acupuncture points on the head to reduce blockages and swelling.
  • Essential ois – several oils improve dry skin, enhance circulation, are antimicrobial, reduce fine lines and scars, reduce redness and swelling and more.

Things to consider before trying facial rejuvenation:

  • 10 treatments, two times per week, are recommended for best results
  • If you don’t like needles, the needle-less techniques can be used
  • Acupuncture and cupping can result in temporary bruising or soreness.  This is very rare, but a possibility.   Care techniques reduce the risk.
  • In addition to improved skin, you may feel relaxed and refreshed, sleep better, have improved digestion, less pain, or overall sense of well being.  I always do a full assessment to see the whole picture of you before doing any treatment.

Call or send a message today for free 15 minute consultation on best treatment plan for your skin needs and the cost for those treatments.


In this pilot study, FCA showed promising results as a therapy for facial elasticity. However, further large-scale trials with a controlled design and objective measurements are needed.


Facial Rejuvenation article from Pacific College



Harmony Acupuncture and Healing Practices
Christie M. Savage, M.A., Dipl.Ac. (NCCAOM)® . L.Ac.

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Charlottesille, VA 22901

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Staunton, VA 24401