facial-acupunctureFacial Revitalisation Acupuncture 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 (pronounced chi). Specific points are chosen to manipulate the movement of QI in the body according to the individual's needs.

Many meridians either begin or end on the face while some have internal branches that go to the face. Therefore, treatments specifically affect the face while simultaneously treating the underlying factors that contribute to the ageing process.

For thousands of years, the Chinese have known that beauty comes from the inside. At least as early as the Sung Dynasty (960AD-1270AD) Acupuncture rejuvenation practices were employed for the Empress and the Emperor's concubines. The Chinese discovered and utilised ways to change the energy flow within the body to initiate the healing process for rejuvenation.

Though Facial Revitalisation Acupuncture can sometimes be referred to as an Acupuncture Facelift, it is more than a cosmetic procedure. It is a rejuvenation and revitalisation process designed to help the whole body not only look but feel younger.

Cosmetic acupuncture utilises acupoints on the body to strengthen the vitality and balance the hormones, with local points to beautify the face. A fresh skin and muscle tone, pores tightened, collagen regeneration, a subtle uplift on jaws and eyelids where puffiness, for those with a lazy lymph system, is dispersed. With a new sparkle to the eyes too, is very convincing.

These treatments should start prior to the final cesation of menses, as such rejuvenation requires reserves of energy. After menopause these reserves are lower and take longer to achieve results.


The face is a map of past experiences and future potential ,a map of character and personality; the face shows what is going on inside the body and the mind, all of which change the "landmarks".
The ancient Chinese have a well documented and venerated history of facial diagnosis dating back thousands of years. It originally was used to diagnose illness as part of Tradidional Chinese medicine.

Primarily used as a fortune-telling tool in as much as it shows who someone is, but also shows what has happened to them. Facial diagnostics then became a major tool within eastern medicine as predicting what type of illness a person is headed for which can be seen quite clearly: as indications appear on the face long before tests show what organs are compromised or diseased.

Face reading has a long history in the Western world too. The Greeks were known to study physiognomy with writings from both Plato and Aristotle.
Acupuncture was originally part a developement that also enabled Doctors to treat without touching their patients...the means to maintain the etiquette such as in royal households, and avoiding touching, to maintain traditional conservatism, or the revealing of flesh.

However acupuncture was established not only as a support to illness and disease as a holistic means of rebalancing the energy body, but also as a preventative form of medicine.You would regularly visit your acupuncturist to prevent illness,
In the same view and intention, Facial Rejuvination Acupuncture was part of a holistic method of acupuncture not only as a beauty treatment, but for overall wellbeing to enhance the natural changes that good health and ageing bring, and to prevent the developement of potential illness, and the face ageing process.

Consequently, the great Emperor and his Empress of China, and no doubt the Eastern countries besides, were able to dream of eternal beauty and life, whilst experiencing regular Facial Revitalisation Acupuncture.


For facial and body revitalisation.

Gua Sha is a healing technique used in Asia by practitioners of traditional medicine, and a long hidden treasure.
It can be used in the home or in clinical settings, but as yet is little known in the West.
It involves cutaneous stimulation and palpation where the skin is pressured, in strokes, by a round edged instrument.

yvette 24 of 167Raising Sha is the result; small red petechiae called "sha" that can be brought to the surface, for treatment of certain diagnostics generally on the body surface; so as to remove blood stagnation considered pathogenic, promoting normal circulation and metabolic processes. The patient can experience immediate relief from pain, stiffness, fever, chill, cough, nausea, wheeze and so on. Gua Sha is valuable in the prevention and treatment of acute infectious illness, upper respiratory and digestive disorders, and many other acute or chronic disorders.

Used within the practice of Facial Revitalisation Acupuncture, as shown in the photograph of Yvette at work, Gua Sha adds another dimension to wellbeing through a gentler stimulation on the face, which works efficiently on circulation, diminishing facial skin wrinkle and lines, and enhancing a clearer more fresh complexion. Facial Gua Sha stimulates the natural production of collagen, and tones the muscles to tighten the skin. This also brings the beauty of a natural and healthy rose skin tone.

To maintain physical and emotional health and well being, the lymphatic system is more than three times larger than the body's circulatory system, and the foundation of the body's immune system. Using Gua Sha to promote Qi (energy) and of unblocking the lymphatic system, creating free flow of the lymph fluid drainage, through the treatment with Gua Sha, helping the removal of toxins that build up over time: lumps, bumps, aches and pains, and low energy, resulting from energy blocks and stagnation, can be virtually massaged away.

The instruments with which we apply Gua Sha are round and smooth edged and are found made of jade, and precious stone, wood, porcelain, metal and/or plastic. They are used with or without oils. Generally it is said to be a pleasant experience.