Do you feel faint at the sight of needles, or maybe just the thought to getting poked by one makes you uneasy? If so, you may think acupuncture is out of the question for you. But it's not. There is more to acupuncture than just needles. It's a complete medical system, and although it is used to treat pain, illness, and to manage chronic conditions, it can also be used to promote good health. Acupuncture should also be thought of as a preventative measure for diseases and much more. There's even acupuncture for the squeamish--acupuncture light.

What Else Can Acupuncture Do?

Have you through about acupuncture as a beauty treatment? While most people only think of it as a treatment for illness and disease. You can ask an acupuncturist about the procedures available to help with common beauty problems:

  • Skin rejuvenation
  • Skin firming
  • Acne

It is thought that depending on where the needles are placed, the needles can trigger the skin's own repair mechanisms causing an increase in production of collagen and elastin in those areas. This skin rejuvenation can lead to clearer skin for those prone to acne and firmer skin for those dealing with sagging skin due to aging. 

An acupuncture facial may sound like something you'd like to try unless you don't like needles. But don't give up yet, there is acupuncture light.

What Is Acupuncture Lite

Acupuncture lite is the use of heat, magnetic waves, ultrasound, lasers or suction instead of needles to stimulate acupuncture points on the body. This means you can benefit from acupuncture without getting pricked. Some acupuncturists believe that needles are not always the best way to treat an ailment or stimulate the skin. The same acupuncture points are still used to ensure you get the benefits associated with stimulation of these points.

Even though this procedure is named acupuncture lite, you shouldn't take it lightly. It is a particularly powerful way to get more people to try the acupuncture. 

There are various types of acupuncture procedure for the face suing light instead of needles:

Acupuncture with needles and acupuncture lite are both safe and only targets the weakness in the body that makes you sick, or for skin, areas that need stimulation. It is extremely rare for anyone to suffer any type of adverse reaction to acupuncture procedures. If you have questions about any type of acupuncture treatments, you can contact an acupuncturist (such as one from Calgary Laser Health & Beauty Centre) or discuss it with your family doctor.