Facial Acupuncture 

  • Can improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and improves elasticity by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin (collagen is known to improve skin moisture, elasticity and reduces wrinkling).
  • Minimizes skin pores, acne scars, tightens sagging skin, and reduces visible signs of aging.
  • Improve circulation of skin: Improved skin texture and tones, brightens the complexion, reduces grey overtones
  • Combines body points to address underlying issues like jaw tension, facial paralysis, and spot pigmentation.
  • Helps with lymphatic drainage: Reduces the appearance of bags under the eyes, puffiness and facial swelling.
  • Offers a natural alternative with minimal side effects compared to invasive procedures.
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Preparing for Your First Facial and Body Acupuncture Session

Frequently Asked Questions

Wondering what to expect from your facial and body acupuncture treatment? Here are some of our most frequently asked questions to help calm your mind
before your first visit:

woman having a facial acupuncture treatment

What happens during the facial and body acupuncture treatment?

Before your session, our acupuncturist will conduct a thorough assessment to understand your needs. The facial and body acupuncture treatment typically
lasts about 60 minutes. Thin needles are carefully placed on targeted points across the face, legs, arms, abdomen, and neck. The needles are left in place
for around 25-30 minutes during this relaxing session.

Is facial acupuncture painful?

No, facial acupuncture involves extremely thin needles (0.12-0.16mm), which are barely felt by patients. It’s a comfortable experience aimed at enhancing
your well-being.

Is facial acupuncture safe?

Absolutely. Acupuncture stimulates the body’s natural healing processes. Facial acupuncture is a safe treatment with minimal side effects. You’ll leave
feeling refreshed, with an immune system boost. There’s no downtime, allergic reactions, or injections involved.

How many treatments do I need?

Results vary per individual, influenced by your condition and lifestyle. Typically, noticeable changes occur after several treatments. We recommend
an initial course of 6 sessions (weekly or biweekly), followed by monthly or seasonal sessions for lasting benefits tailored to your age, lifestyle, and health.

How long do the effects last?

The duration of effects varies based on factors such as age, skin health, lifestyle, and overall well-being. Maintenance treatments, usually once a
month or seasonally, help maximize the longevity of your results.

Does health insurance cover facial and body acupuncture?

The answer to this question depends on your extended health insurance company. Please contact our clinic if you have any further questions. We’re here to ensure your experience is relaxing, rejuvenating, and tailored to your wellness goals.

Meet Acupuncturist Lina Zhu

Lina Zhu, R.Ac, is a registered acupuncturist who completed the four-year Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner program at Central College. She is fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, and English.

Her approach integrates classical techniques such as TCM Needle, Moxa, and Ear Acupuncture with modern modalities like Electro-Acupuncture, Silicone Cupping, and Trigger Point Acupuncture. With a comprehensive understanding of anatomy gained from her background as an RMT-Registered Massage Therapist, she focuses on treating musculoskeletal issues such as sport injuries, chronic and acute pain, and movement restriction. Additionally,   Lina’s passion extends to addressing a wide range of health concerns, encompassing mental-emotional issues like stress, anxiety, insomnia, and depression, as well as conditions like allergies, alcohol/smoking cessation, digestive problems, hormonal imbalances, and fertility issues.

Lina does also offers services in cosmetic acupuncture and weight management, aiming to enhance the tone and texture of the skin. She believes in implementing gentle and fine-tuning manipulation techniques to prove comfort and calmness to the mind and body, addressing the root cause of health issues.

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