Frequently Asked Questions

How Long is the Treatment?

Treatment Timeline?

Maintenance Treatments?

Does it hurt?

Are the needles sterilized?

Can you treat more than one thing at a time?

How soon before I can expect to see results?

How Long is the Treatment?

Constitutional Facial Acupuncture™ involves the patient in an organic process, in which a series of treatments is necessary to achieve maximal effect. After an initial session, practitioner evaluates the patient’s response, and then can determine the number of follow-up visits that will be required:

 

After this evaluation, and taking into consideration other variables such as stress, diet, lifestyle, genetic inheritance, proper digestion and elimination, sleep, emotional balance, and age, the following durations of treatment are customarily recommended:

  • Usually 12-15 treatments;
  • 20 treatments for smokers or people whose skin tends to sag, i.e., who manifest jowls, “turkey wattles,” droopy eyes, etc.

It should be noted that age is not as crucial as might be estimated; an older patient with a healthy lifestyle may in fact have a better prognosis than a younger person who is prone to dissipate themselves.

Treatment Timeline?

  • 2 times a week (if possible) or
  • 1 treatment per week, 90 minutes

Maintenance Treatments?

Within the normal parameters of aging, the completion of a series of treatments should be effective. To ensure the persistence of the results, ongoing maintenance treatments are recommended:

  1. Every 2 weeks for 2 months following the completion of a treatment series, then once a month for an indefinite amount of time;
  2. Of course, the patient can also embark upon a subsequent series after a week’s respite

Does it hurt?

When inserted correctly, a patient may feel different sensations (including tingling, heaviness, and a feeling of movement within a meridian). Generally these sensations increase with every treatment – called a “qi sensation”. If there is any discomfort it is extremely mild.

Are the needles sterilized?

 All needles are one time use only to maintain strict hygiene. Are there any side effects? -The side effects of acupuncture are good side effects, including extreme relaxation. If there are any, if would most commonly be mild bruising in the local area.  A British medical journal reported that within 70, 000 treatments, there was not one serious incident!

Can you treat more than one thing at a time?

Yes. In fact, many times through diagnosis we find that – for example – the upset stomach, poor sleep, and depression all have to do with one root concern. Treating the root concern allieviates all three of these ailments.

How soon before I can expect to see results?

After the first treatment, one usually observes an increased glow to the complexion, the result of increased Qi and blood flow to the face. The client appears to be more rested; wrinkles start to lessen and the skin appears more toned.

 

A significant difference in their appearance can be ascertained following the 5th to 7th treatments; even more marked changes in wrinkles, skin tone, etc. The impression of relaxation and calm is more pronounced; they appear as if they have returned from vacation. Lifting of the jowls, neck and the eyes has begun and is usually noticeable. With continuing treatment, constitutional issues for example digestive complaints, have subsided.

By the end of a series, the patient should look and feel 5-15 years younger. These results may vary slightly, depending upon how well the patient has taken care of themselves during the process, and afterward. At this stage, booster treatments provide ongoing support within a normal process of aging.