Japanese acupuncturist Takao Ueda made the long journey from East to West to study Cosmetic Acupuncture with leading practitioner Paul Adkins in Truro last week.
Paul is the Principal of The Mitchell Hill Clinic and the founder of Facial Enhancement Acupuncture – a skill developed in 2004 and provides a real alternative to traditional facials, face lifts and Botox.
Paul trains acupuncturists worldwide to perform this natural, anti-ageing treatment. As a result, there are now practitioners in the UK, Europe, South Africa, Canada, New Zealand, Israel and the Caribbean.
Although, Takao is the first Japanese acupuncturist to study this form of treatment with Paul and according to him, “Facial Acupuncture is getting famous day-by-day in Japan” so it is no surprise that he was keen to learn Paul’s protocol.
Paul said: “It was a pleasure to train Takao in Facial Enhancement Acupuncture, teaching is something that I really enjoy and I felt very privileged that he travelled such a long way to learn my style of treatment here in Cornwall.”
Cosmetic acupuncture is a highly effective, natural treatment based on thousands of year’s practice in China and was used as early as the Sung Dynasty (960AD – 1270AD) when the Empress and Emperors’ concubines received the treatment.
Its popularity continues to grow and in 2004 the Telegraph reported that Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow and Cher were all having weekly “acupuncture facelifts”.
The remarkable results of this treatment were documented in the mid nineties:
“Studies published in the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture in 1996 showed that of 300 people who received Facial Acupuncture, 90% demonstrated marked results after their first treatment.”
The beauty of Facial Enhancement Acupuncture is that it’s a luxury holistic experience; the whole face is treated and as body points are also used, your health and wellbeing can be greatly improved by undertaking a series of treatments.
Paul’s facial clients often report that they feel healthier, sleep better, have brighter eyes and feel more balanced. The acupuncture points and the way that they are used in a Facial Enhance session have all been chosen specifically with this overall achievement of wellbeing in mind.
So, it’s exciting to think that Takao will soon be practicing Facial Enhancement Acupuncture, learnt in the Cornish city of Truro, nearly 10,000 kilometres away in Japan!