Acupuncture at Cellsan Med Spa by doc. Ekatherina Tsiartsidou Arbatova – Neurology, Acupuncture, Reflexology
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an alternative medical procedure originally derived from traditional Chinese medicine.
How does acupuncture work?
Acupuncture treatment consists of inserting significantly thin needles through a person’s skin at specific, personalised points of the body and at various depths, depending on the issue of concern. Acupuncture points are focused upon the areas where nerves, muscles and tissues can be stimulated.
This stimulation in turn improves blood flow, as well as transmits triggers for the activation of the body’s natural painkillers, healing and regeneration.
It is often used for pain relief along with muscle soothing, however acupuncture contains further benefits that go beyond physical wellness, as for instance, psychological healing or regeneration and rejuvenation.
For example botox injections to erase facial lines are commonplace today but facial acupuncture, a treatment that’s been used for thousands of years in Traditional Chinese Medicine, is becoming increasingly popular as a natural alternative to plastic surgery and Botox.
Acupuncture needles are a well-accepted treatment in the West for migraines or stress but facial acupuncture for aesthetic purposes is a more recent phenomenon.
The technique, inspired from traditional acupuncture, encourages production of newer, stronger collagen and elastin fibres resulting in improved firmness, elasticity, reduced fine lines and a healthier complexion and texture overall. This micro-wound healing response, can influence the long term health of the skin, working on more than just the superficial signs of ageing. The main result people experience from facial acupuncture is a brighter, plumper complexion.
The treatment does help to smooth lines and improve the firmness and volume of skin.
Is acupuncture purely for muscle pain?
No! Acupuncture is said to have a myriad of benefits also in relation to:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Knee pain
- Headaches and migraines
- Nerve stimulation
- And so much more...
Are acupuncture benefits placebo?
Although acupuncture has been a controversial topic of discussion over the years, the World Health Organization had listed a significant list of benefits derived from acupuncture, such as improvements in:
- Low/high blood pressure
- Chemotherapy-induced nausea/vomiting
- Gastric issues
- Painful menstruation
- Dysentery (intestinal inflammation)
- Facial pain
- Morning sickness
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Dental pain
- Reducing stroke risks
- May help induce labour
Does acupuncture hurt?
The needles are extremely fine and flexible, so they make the slightest pricks, so is relatively painless.
But what these tiny punctures do is cause the body to go into repair mode, increasing circulation and oxygen supply to the skin, as well complete stimulation.
How many sessions will it be necessary?
Depends on the medical condition, a number of sessions it will be advised by the doctor at your free consultation.
When it comes to the facial acupuncture is not an instant fix and more than one treatment is advised. An initial course of 4 treatments is suggested, once or twice a month with follow-up sessions to ensure maximum efficacy and long term results.
How much is the cost?
One medical session acupuncture for pain relief is 50€ . A number of prepaid sessions will benefit of a certain discount.
The doctor will inform you at consultation.
Antiaging facial acupuncture is 125€/ session. Package of 4 performed once a week 450€(-50 discount)
And it includes:
A medical exfoliation, acupuncture, infusion of biorevitalisation vitamins, ultrasound, and facial massage.
Book your free consultation and evaluation done by a medical aesthetician