Acupuncture is based on the theory of "Chi" or "Qi"; a life force that runs through meridians or lines in the body.
It’s thought that disease and sickness, is caused by blockages, in the flow of this energy but inserting fine needles into acupuncture points, can unblock those areas, allowing the energy to flow.
Acupuncture has been used to treat a wide variety of common illnesses including stress, addiction, pain relief and in China has even been used in open heart surgery.
Traditionally, it is thought that it originated in ancient China but recent archaeological evidence, from the Neolithic period, suggests its use may have been more widespread.
The body of a five thousand year old "Iceman", discovered in a glacier on the Austrian/Italian border, was found to have fifteen groups of tattoos on his body, correlating to contemporary acupuncture points.
There’s also new evidence, to suggest that, it was connected to the early foundation of Ayurvedic Medicine, in Sri Lanka as well.
From a Western point of view, it's through a complex neurological pathway involving cranial nerves and neurotransmitters possibly. From a Chinese point of view, it's through the holograms represented in the Microsystems of the face which directly stimulate the internal organs and activate classical channels which end or begin in the face. These are all theories however they are very difficult to prove or disprove.
Wrinkles and fine lines are reduced by improving facial tone and the production of collagen fibre which is stimulated by expert acupuncture needle precision.
Skin elasticity is improved by nourishing the blood of the liver and promoting facial blood and lymph circulation.
The cosmetic acupuncture affects facial contour and tone. Using the facial lifting and muscle toning techniques, invigorates Qi and blood circulation and directly stimulates the muscle proprioceptors at the origin and insertion of the muscle itself.