victoria yau



In ancient China, cosmetic acupuncture was a treatment reserved for the Empresses and Emperors’ concubines. Beauty is considered to be a result of the whole body being in balance and treated with a holistic approach, including the body, mind and spirit. If our body is not balanced, our skin will mirror that, and our complexion will remain poor regardless of the skin products we apply. 

Cosmetic acupuncture brings blood and Qi to the skin, stimulating the production of collagen, which reduces the fine lines and gives our skin a natural glow. 

It also helps to reduce puffiness around the eye area, redness, dark circles, sagginess and other skin issues by improving blood circulation to our face. As well as tonifying musculature on the face and neck.

Acupuncture for dermatological issues

From a Chinese medicine perspective, dermatological issues are manifestations of issues that occur within our body. It can be related to our digestive system, our lifestyle or our mind. To ‘treat’ skin problems, we look inside the body for the root cause and start from there. 

Dermatological issues are often caused by what Chinese Medicine practitioners refer to as ‘damp’ and ‘heat’ in our body. When these two factors are out of balance, it creates inflammation or allergic reaction on our skin. 

Very often used with Chinese herbal medicine as a parallel treatment, acupuncture can help with skin issues such as acne, rosacea, psoriasis and eczema.