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COSMETIC

ACUPUNCTURE IS THE NEW

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ccording to Fort Collins acupuncturist Terry Fox of Artesian Spring Oriental Medicine, the average woman spends over $3,000 a year on Botox. While many women flock to this type of quick fix for various cosmetic concerns, there’s something that offers a more subtle, natural and affordable solution. Known as cosmetic acupuncture, the results from this type of treatment can drastically slow down the aging process and even turn back the clock. A form of ancient Chinese medicine, acupuncture originated more than 2,000 years ago and is used to treat everything from backaches to migraines and fertility problems. By applying the techniques of traditional acupuncture, cosmetic acupuncture quickly firms and tones facial muscles, reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles. It also lifts, tightens and tones other areas of the body that may affect a woman’s self-esteem. The difference between regular acupuncture and cosmetic acupuncture is vast. “Regular acupuncture focuses primarily on health,” Fox explains. “You’d see someone who does regular acupuncture for digestive problems, pain, autoimmune disease, etc., whereas cosmetic acupuncture focuses more on the skin and beauty aspect of health. We can treat the face, breasts, abdomen and buttocks, bringing more blood circulation to those areas to improve collagen production, muscle tone and circulation.” Cosmetic acupuncture improves a woman’s appearance slowly over time. Typically, a patient sees a cosmetic acupuncturist two times a week for six weeks. At Artesian Spring, one of four local clinics that perform this type of work, the

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JULY NORTHERN COLORADO MEDICAL & WELLNESS MAGAZINE This important annual issue features the latest technologies, procedures and professional...