Cosmetic Acupuncture in the News

Our acupuncturist, Sarah Rose Vogel was recently interviewed about her approach to skin care by Coast News.

Sarah works to effectively create a “natural facelift” by treating specific meridians and improving your health from the inside out. Her unique approach to cosmetic acupuncture looks at the whole person based on a comprehensive plan for harmony and health.

Cosmetic acupuncture can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, improve sun damage and pigmentation, improve the tone of facial muscles to tighten loose skin, reduce oil production to improve pores and texture, and repair visible scarring.

Your internal health reflects in your skin, and lasting health changes will produce lasting results.

Sarah looks to Chinese medicine’s five specific constitutions and meridians, which are the pathways for our energy.

Fire Constitution: affects the heart and small intestine. Related skin concerns would be broken capillaries, redness, rashes and eczema-type concerns.

Earth Constitution: affects the spleen and the stomach. Related skin concerns would be heavy, sagging facial muscles and ‘turkey neck’.

Metal Constitution: affects the lung and large intestine. Related skin concerns would include excessive oily or dry skin, enlarged or too small pores and a tendency toward acne.

Water Constitution: affects the kidney and urinary bladder. Related skin concerns are puffiness, bags under the eyes, thinning hair, premature aging and pale skin.

Wood Constitution: affects the liver and gallbladder. Related skin concerns are wrinkles, the ’11 lines’ between the eyebrows and across the forehead, age spots and sun spots.

Sarah places hair-thin needles to increase circulation to the face, improving muscle and skin tone and decreasing fine lines and wrinkles.

Facial acupuncture is painless, and patients even describe it as deeply relaxing. “Patients not only leave here relaxed, they also see a natural glow and improvement after the first treatment,” she says. “It does take several treatments to achieve lasting results. Think of it like going to the gym for your face. You are getting your facial muscles toned and strengthening your constitution.”

Sarah emphasizes dietary changes and making better choices. She goes beyond cosmetics to influence the entire body’s balance and prevent further issues.


If you would like to learn more about cosmetic acupuncture, complementary, or naturopathic medicine, contact us to set up a consultation.


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