In the Short and Sweet section of our magazine, we love to speak with both emerging and established voices in the holistic world. In our Summer 2020 issue, we had the opportunity to learn more about the stellar work being done by Dundrum-based acupuncturist and herbalist Amanda Nordell. Read on to find out, in Amanda’s words, how acupuncture can make a world of difference to your skin!
Get the glow
Reboot your skin
by Amanda Nordell
Traditional Chinese Medicine has lasted thousands of years and has its own tips and techniques for keeping the complexion bright, and the skin tight!
The ancient Chinese did not have the science and research to describe the balance of collagen and elastin in the skin. However, beautiful, fresh, glowing skin was believed to be a reflection of healthy qi or energy, while wrinkles or blemishes on the face were believed to represent disharmony in the body.
Drawing on this ancient wisdom, facial acupuncture, facial acupressure, facial cupping and gua sha are recognised more and more in modern beauty regimes as non-invasive game changers for feeling and looking good.
All of these methods are designed to increase micro-circulation in the face, increase and improve lymphatic drainage, reduce puffiness, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, tone muscles and lift jowls. Sounds great!
Traditional body acupuncture is included to address any underlying energy imbalances and induce deep relaxation – balancing the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system. This adds to the general feeling of wellness for the client – when we feel well, we look well. Lotions and potions are kept to a minimum and all organic in nature. These treatments are about what is going on under the skin – the approach is ‘inside out beauty’.
The treatments are offered in my rooms at the Dublin Wellness Centre and Windy Arbour, Dundrum, Dublin.
Facial acupressure and facial gua sha can also be used at home, and I offer ‘1 to 1’ virtual coaching sessions including a beautiful gua sha tool delivered directly to your home.