What Is Facial Acupuncture?

You’ve likely heard of acupuncture for body aches and pains, but what about facial acupuncture? This branch of traditional acupuncture focuses on the face, neck, and hairline for a variety of benefits. 

Read on to learn more about facial acupuncture, how it works, and its range of benefits.

Understanding Facial Acupuncture

Facial acupuncture is rooted in the same theory as traditional acupuncture. By inserting thin needles into specific points on the body, acupuncture is thought to restore the flow of qi or vital energy. Qi can invigorate the body and strengthen its defense against illness. 

When acupuncture is targeted at the face, it can be used to help alleviate health concerns such as headaches, congestion, facial pain, stress, and even fevers. Additionally, patients experiencing dental pain may benefit from acupuncture as a natural, drug-free method for pain relief. 

Common acupressure points located on the face or side of the face include:

  •  LI20
  • GV26
  • Yintang
  • Taiyang
  • SJ17
  • SJ21

The Benefits of Facial Acupuncture

Facial acupuncture can offer a range of benefits, including:

  • Pain relief
  • Stress relief
  • Relief from headaches, including chronic headaches and migraines
  • Improved appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Relief from brain fog and fatigue
  • Higher energy levels
  • Improved quality of sleep
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Relief from allergy symptoms

Additionally, facial acupuncture is a safe, low-risk treatment option that can provide significant pain relief for patients with a wide range of conditions. Since it’s minimally invasive and doesn’t involve medications, many patients prefer acupuncture to conventional treatments. Additionally, no downtime is required after facial acupuncture, so you can return to work immediately after your session. 

The skilled acupuncturists at Rubin Health Center can tell you more about facial acupuncture and whether it’s right for you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and get started!