The Energetics of Beauty

The Face

It starts with the face. Our first impressions, many of which are unconscious, happen in the first seconds of looking upon someone’s face. A few Asian cultures have a highly developed practice of being able to read an individual’s past and present personality traits as well as physical conditions just by looking at the face. Fortunately, they have also developed techniques of correcting the imbalances they see by working on reflex areas on the face.

In this image you can see how many meridians there are on the face.

One of my teachers taught me that it is because there are so many meridians close together on the face that we can have so many different kinds of face issues if any of them are out of balance. Yet, these meridians go to the rest of the body and this is how you can influence the whole body by working on the face. On this page you will have access to information on Facial Reflexology, a practice you can do at home to open the meridians and blocked circulation of your face, and LED Light Therapy, a service I offer that can be done as a stand-alone service, or in conjunction with Acupuncture.

NEW at Wellman Acupuncture – Celluma (LED) Light Therapy Starting in June

Light Emitting Diode (LED) phototherapy is the application of light energy to tissue to obtain therapeutic benefits.  The energy is used to improve cellular performance.  Phototherapy is known for its healing and anti-inflammatory properties and has a variety of applications across many medical fields.  

Research has shown that phototherapy can: increase circulation, accelerate tissue repair, decrease wrinkles, decrease inflammation, improve skin tone, wrinkles, texture and clarity, ease muscle and joint pain, stiffness, spasm and arthritis, neutralize acne contributing bacteria, and much more.


How Does Light Energy Work?

Specific wavelengths of light energy, when properly absorbed, up-regulates compromised cells. The light (photons) energy is absorbed by photoacceptors in the mitochondria and used to create adenosine triphosphate (ATP). The ATP produced then stimulates various metabolic processes which can result in the repair and regeneration of cell and tissue components.

In an article, “Therapeutic Light” – by Chukuku S. Enwemeka, PT, PhD, FACSM, he wrote “other reported mechanisms of light-induced beneficial effects include modulation of prostaglandin levels, alteration of somatosensory evoked potential and nerve conduction velocity, and hyperemia of treated tissues. The resultant clinical benefits include pain relief in conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, bursitis, tendonitis, ankle sprain, and temporomandibular joint dysfunction, shoulder and neck pain, arthritis, and post-herpetic neuralgia, as well as tissue repair in cases of diabetic ulcer, venous ulcer, mouth ulcer, fractures, tendon rupture, ligamentous tear, torn cartilage, and nerve injury.”

What Is Celluma

Celluma is unique and quite unlike any other low-level light therapy device available today. Based on NASA research, Celluma delivers blue, red and near-infrared light energy simultaneously to safely treat a wide variety of conditions. Each wavelength is absorbed by different molecules that act as a signaling mechanism for different cellular processes. For example, some reduce inflammation and some kill bacteria, while others enhance localized circulation. 

Facial Reflexology & Gua Sha at Home

Traditional Chinese Medicine looks at microcosms and macrocosms. Facial Reflexology is one example of how it does this as a treatment modality. The entire body can be mapped out on the face and treated by using specific pressure points on the face. An added benefit is that you will also be promoting circulation on the face. This has the benefit of brightening the skin tone and lessening the appearance of wrinkles. Who doesn’t love that?! I offer you some of my favorite routines below that you can follow along to at home. I suggest learning the balancing routine first and using that as your basic routine that you can add on to.

An important note for if you are pregnant: do not do the area between your upper lip and nose.

Self-Care Facial Reflexology Videos