Facial rejuvenation is nothing new in TICM. Previously hands were strategically placed on certain areas of the face even thousands of years ago. These methods were used for both medicinal and cosmetic purposes.
In TICM, some doctors use the face in order to help diagnose their patient. That is because the face is like a map of the entire body a microcosm. So when happens when you take care of the face and rejuvenate the face, you rejuvenate the body.
Our Qi (vital energy) can easily become stagnated and stop flowing properly. This leads to inflammation and pain and can manifest into hundreds of symptoms including headaches, sinus problems, migraines and fatigue. Through massaging specific channels, you open up the meridians where Qi (energy) and Blood can properly flow, alleviating discomfort.
Benefits of facial massage
Increase Blood flow
Bring colour and radiance to the skin
Drain fluids, activate lymphatic drainage
Other methods used on the facial are acupuncture, cupping and gua sha. Gua sha tools tend to be made from natural stones which come from our Earth. This method of scraping the skin with specific healing material has the ability to dissolve aches and pains, prevent chronic disease, invigorate proper organ function, increase immunity, provide lymphatic drainage, boost circulation, improve metabolism, move Blood and Qi through meridians and provide specific microminerals and nutrients to the skin.