Archive for December, 2009
The Chinese are known for their flawless complexions. They have always known what Westerners are now coming to acknowledge: that beautiful skin must be addressed both externally and internally. Facial rejuvenation acupuncture is based on the principles if Chinese Medicine. Historically, these treatments were used by the Emperor’s concubines in China to keep themselves youthful and radiant. Today, facial rejuvenation acupuncture is gaining a lot of popularity with those wanting to take years off their face, without the risks of more conventional treatments.
A facial rejuvenation acupuncture series addresses all aspects of the individual’s health and beauty. On the surface, it improves facial tone by stimulating the muscles of the face and reestablishing firmness. This can improve the look of a sagging jaw line, double chin, naso-labial fold, drooping eyelids and can redefine cheekbones. Acupuncture also stimulates circulation in the face, improving facial color, under eye bags or circles, and a flushed face. By stimulating collagen production, individual lines and wrinkles can be diminished. Acupuncture affects the endocrine system and balances hormones. Balancing hormones can improve problems pertaining to the skin such as acne, oily skin, and dry skin.
Facial rejuvenation acupuncture includes a whole body treatment. The aim of the series is not only to resolve problems at the surface, but also to address the internal imbalance that is causing the problem in the first place. For example, in Chinese Medicine, a lack of tone in facial muscles is due to a weakness in the internal organ system relating to the spleen. Therefore, in addition to stimulating the facial muscles themselves, the practitioner will also strengthen the system at its root, so that sagging is less likely to recur. This whole body approach to rejuvenation provides lasting results and many report that they not only start looking better, but also feel better, sleep better, have improved digestion and are relieved of aches and pains.
A facial rejuvenation series consists of 12 weekly or bi-weekly treatments. During the first few sessions, one will begin to see a brightening of the complexion. By about the 6th or 7th session an improvement in facial tone and diminishing of lines becomes more apparent. The results are not as dramatic as a surgical facelift. Rather, the changes are gradual over the course of several weeks. By the end of a series, the face is lifted and bright, wrinkles are diminished, and facial tone and color are markedly improved. Results like these were confirmed by a study published in the Journal of Clinical Acupuncture in which 300 individuals completed a full facial acupuncture series. 90% of the participants concluded with noticeable improvements in their skin. Monthly maintenance sessions are recommended to keep results lasting for years.
Those with conditions such as high blood pressure, bleeding disorders and pregnancy are are not ideal candidates for facial rejuvenation acupuncture. A practitioner will pre-screen all potential patients to make sure they are good candidates for the series.
Many discontinued perfumes and designer perfumes are available through discount fragrance shops. When looking to buy perfume online, why not use discount perfume websites? Some of these sites are very reputable, and offer discounted perfume of brand names such as Mariah Carey, Hugo Boss Men and even Donna Karan for less than department stores and designer perfume stores. Designer perfume shops make their money off of the brand name of the store and its prestige, as well as the name on the bottle you are buying. On average, a bottle of perfume may only cost $8 to make the liquid and then $4 for the bottle. If the name Mariah Carey is on the bottle, the price instantly goes up to $45 a bottle because of the prestige of the name attached. If a high end store is selling the bottle, they can again raise the price to reflect their prestige and brand recognition therefore creating an even higher overall cost.
When looking for a Donna Karan, Hugo Boss, J-Lo, and Armani; any type of cheap brand name perfume, look at designer perfume shops for the going price. Then you should look at discount fragrance shops. Discount fragrance shops allow you to buy perfumes for cheap. Perfume stores online can offer lower costs because they generally do not carry inventory. These online perfume stores will normally order directly from the manufacturer, so that there are no overhead costs for holding inventory. These stores will generally have disclaimers on the site stating whether or not you are actually buying legitimate designer perfumes, or if you are buying a knock off or fake. Those that are offering false perfumes under real perfume names will normally state somewhere on the site that they are not responsible for any likeness of their colognes and perfumes to any other brand name. Those that are offering real designer perfumes will show the pictures of the perfumes or colognes and will also have a money back guarantee in most cases.
If you are looking for perfumes for gifts, female perfume, discontinued perfume or even big discount perfume, the internet is the way to go. You will pay on average 47% less from a perfume store online than you would pay at a designer cologne shop. Even though you are able to find many designer names such as Armani, Donna Karan, J-Lo and Halle Berry, there are still sites that offer discount fragrance. Shops like these are numerous, so shopping for the best price is always in your best interest. There are many sites that show results for many perfume stores online, so look for the best overall deal for your designer perfume. For big discount perfume, look for the overall cost to be right at half the average cost you would pay at a designer perfume shop. This will give you a great deal, including shipping, and you still get the scent you want without the overall large price tag. Never again will you be waiting at the designer perfume store wondering if a shipment of your favorite scent is in.