Acupuncture Helps With Botox Side Effects

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It seems that everyone is getting Botox these days, AND everyone is catching onto the amazing benefits of acupuncture! Acupuncture is amazing because it treats so many different ailments such as pain, inflammation, headaches, stress, anxiety, digestive issues, etc., but have you heard of the benefits after receiving Botox?  In Tennessee, aka the ‘allergy capital’ or ‘dust bowl’ as I have heard it referred to, there is often a low barometric pressure.  In addition, it is like a rainforest for trees, flower and plants to bloom and flourish.  Yet the combination of many plants and low pressure, causes allergy like symptoms.  When these allergens enter the nose, they tend to cause inflammation and mucus to congest in the sinuses (especially the frontal sinus (in between the eyebrows) and the maxillary sinuses (next to the nose)).  When fluid builds up, the body attempts to decongest the nose and sinuses by increasing blood flow and firing neurons to help with this elimination.

Botox is a procedure using the protein of a bacteria called Clostridium botulinum.  By isolating this protein, scientists found that it can safely be used to paralyze the muscles that causes wrinkles in the face.  Yet, with the benefits they have found few risks.  One of the side effects found is that the paralysis of these muscles, with the muscle’s inability to fire, can cause sinus pain and pressure to worsen.  The muscles in the sinus, face and forehead area aid in decongestion.  When these muscles are paralyzed it cause cause this fluid and tension to build up, increasing pain, pressure and migraine headaches.

Acupuncture has not only been proven to be effective for treating fine lines and wrinkles with the Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation treatment, and its effect of a ‘natural face lift’ but it also is extremely helpful for those individuals who have received Botox and are having sinus pressure after the Botox treatment.  The acupuncture needles are very thin, fine needles that go into points directly on the face, which help to relieve the pressure and drain the sinus cavity, without taking away the aesthetic effects of the Botox.  In turn, those who have just received Botox experience the benefits three-fold by receiving a natural face lift from acupuncture, clearing the sinuses, while still maintaining the benefits of Botox.

Many individuals have come in for acupuncture who have wanted a natural approach to anti-aging.  In the Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation treatment, all organic products are used on the face first.  After a full facial is performed, acupuncture needles are placed on specific points to cause a lifting effect.  This helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, as well as increase elastic, collagen and fibrin production.  Botox certainly cannot do all that!  Yet, if looking for an integrative approach, it adds to the positive effects of Botox and takes away from the negative side effects that it can have if the muscle is too paralyzed.  Other individuals have come in for acupuncture after having received plastic surgery, fillers, or other cosmetic procedures where the face and body feels too tight and the incision lines may be pulling or have a stretched feeling.

Over the years, people have come to realize that Acupuncture works and it works in a multitude of ways for many different ailments, illnesses and bodily discomforts.  If you are experiencing side effects from your aesthetic procedures or simply want to utilize natural anti-aging procedures, you should definitely try out Acupuncture at the Holistic Clinic in Franklin, TN!