Constitutional Facial Acupuncture and Its Benefits

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Constitutional facial acupuncture holds as its principal tenet that the face is an extension of the Individual Spirit, or Shen. The body’s Vital Energy, or Qi, flows through the principle meridians of the body from the soles of the feet to the crown of the head. Needling to the face enhances blood flow and the flow of Qi, thereby nourishing the tissues of the face while globally influencing the health of the Mind, Body, and Spirit.

Constitutional facial acupuncture provides a healthy alternative to cosmetic surgery, fillers, and Botox injections. Facial rejuvenation is achieved by the insertion of facial and body needles according to a protocol specifically designed for each patient. It assists patients in achieving their treatment goals while preserving the nuances of facial expression.

Some of the treatment benefits of constitutional facial acupuncture include the minimization of wrinkles, decreasing their length and depth, decreasing facial edema or swelling, decreasing acne, improving facial muscle tone, improving skin texture and tightening pores, and decreasing sagging around the eyes, cheeks, chin, and neck. It nurtures the health of the facial tissues, resulting in improvement of the skin and facial muscles so that the natural glow reflecting the inner Shen is brought forth. A typical treatment involves 12-20 weekly sessions lasting 60-90 minutes each. The initial course is then followed by a maintenance schedule of once monthly treatments.

Dr. Harris received her training for Constitutional Facial Acupuncture from internationally recognized Acupuncturist Mary Elizabeth Wakefield, a pioneer and premier advocate of “Ageless Aging.” Dr. Harris is also board certified in Family Practice and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment with Added Qualifications in Geriatric Medicine. She is certified in Medical Acupuncture through the Helms Medical Institute and Neuro-Acupuncture through the Neuro-Acupuncture Institute. She has extensive clinical experience in the management of patients within the primary care and hospital settings and has completed training in critical care medicine.

If you are interested in constitutional facial acupuncture and think that it may be right for you, please call Dr. Harris at (785) 393-1108 or email her at to schedule a consultation.