acupuncture, cosmetic acupuncture

Sandra Oh Turned to Acupuncture for Skin Health

In a recent article from “The New Potato,” Sandra Oh opens up about having problematic skin when she was younger and how turning to acupuncture finally helped to resolve that for her.

Sandra suffered from auto-immune issues (i.e. eczema, allergies, asthma) that showed up as inflammation, primarily on her face. This affected the time it would take make-up artists to get her ready for her turn in front of the television, as the inflammation would cause much of her make-up to flake-off.

It was this constant struggle to deal with the inflammatory skin that Sandra turned to acupuncture, which helped heal the inflammation inside and out. As Sandra stated, “Then I met my acupuncturist and she changed my life. This was not an overnight thing. I saw her regularly – sometimes twice a week – for two years. After four years, my whole being felt better, from the inside to out. No creams, no inhalers but from a cellular level my insides have changed and it’s reflected on my skin. I still see her.”

Sandra also mentions the importance of the gut and how it can affect the skin. For example, an inflamed gut is likely to emerge as inflamed or problematic skin. I like to call this the gut-brain-skin axis in which all three of these organs effect and are affected by the other. Acupuncture can help rid inflammation within and on the body; however, by adding in a lifestyle that aims to lower inflammation internally (i.e. better eating, controlling excess stress), a truly big difference can be seen.

Please book an appointment with us today to see how acupuncture can help heal not only external signs of inflammation but internal as well. Remember, our bodies are affected not only by what we put on our skin but what we put in our bodies as well.

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Acupuncture for Facial Rashes

Acupuncture does not just have to be used for “rejuvenation” of the face; it is also extremely effective for when dermatological conditions crop up.

In this particular case, a woman changed her birth control medicine and noticed that she had intense redness crop up over her face. There did not seem to be any other changes in her diet or life-style that had changed.

The first set of photos is prior to the first treatment. Besides acupuncture, the patient was also put on the herbal formula Shuang Huang Lian.

The second set of photos is the patient after one treatment (which took place the day before).

Notice the dramatic change after just one treatment 24 hours ago!

First two photographs show patient at start of first acupuncture treatment to address the redness/rash. Please note that the patient gave the clinic explicit consent to post these pictures.

Second two photos are from today (4/25/18) after her one acupuncture treatment yesterday.