As a young girl in my 20’s I had never given Facial Acupuncture any thought. But following some recent coverage in the press about the numerous celebs turning to this ancient Chinese practice I decided to give it a go.  I had struggled with dark circles under my eyes and I suffer from acne breakouts which had resulted in dark blemishes.

I received the treatment at the International College of Oriental Medicine which is the oldest acupuncture teaching college in the UK and so I knew I was in good hands.

Before my treatment I was very nervous, although I had only heard good reviews about the treatment itself and the results, my main worry was the ‘pain’ from the needles.

I was wrong to worry, Paul Atkins was my practitioner and I actually enjoyed the treatment more than I thought I would. Paul explained every step to me and was very informative. I arrived with makeup on. Paul first removed my all makeup and cleansed my face. I was asked questions about my health and had my pulse taken. Paul then concentrated on the needle placement, which I didn’t find uncomfortable.

The treatment was actually very therapeutic and I particularly enjoyed the collagen mask towards the end. The treatment lasted a little more than an hour in total.

It’s been four days since my treatment and my skin is feeling great! I haven’t experienced any of my previous symptoms. I would definitely look to continue and commit to a series of sessions.  I understand this will give the best results.  But overall I am happy with the result from my first treatment. I would definitely recommend Facial Acupuncture at ICOM.

Here are some of the benefits of cosmetic acupuncture:

  • Can slow down the aging process
  • Can treat acne, rosacea, sun damage, dehydration and other skin concerns
  • Can bring back that glow to dull skin
  • It enhances circulation
  • It brings you to a state of relaxation

If you want to find out more, or try out facial acupuncture do get in touch with clinic@orientalmed.co.uk

We are also offering some seasonal discounts on Facial Acupuncture and other treatments throughout December.

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