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FRA or Mei Rong is a virtually painless method for reducing the signs of the aging process with results far more profound than merely what is visible on the face.  


Although sometimes referred to as cosmetic acupuncture, an acupuncture facelift, or facial  acupuncture, Mei Rong is likened to a flower on the branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine and it is far more than a cosmetic procedure with health and beauty benefits inside and out.  FRA supports systemic health improvements equally beneficial for both women and men of all ages.

Beauty & Health from the inside out:For thousands of years, the Chinese have known that your skin and face reflect the overall health of the body. Health on the inside appears as vitality, ageless beauty on the outside.
There is a famous Chinese axiom, 'Where qi goes, blood flows'.
Thus even for those unfamiliar with the principles of Chinese medicine, it is known that increased circulation helps the body to look and feel better.  90% Postive Results in one session:The International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture reported that among 300 cases treated in China with cosmetic facial acupuncture, 90% had marked effects with one course of treatment. Effects included: improvement in skin texture and coloring, increased elasticity, reduction of wrinkles and overall rejuvenation, not merely confined to the face. (1996)  We recommend 3-10 Treatments over 3 months.

Face reflects your whole body health:  Stress, poor diet, inflammation, excess alcohol, coffee, insomnia, sleep disorders, toxicity, chronic pain, poor digestion, excess body fat and poor muscle mass all contribute to an increase in the age of your body which reflects on your face. Acupuncture combined with herbs for cleansing, detoxing, nourishing and balancing your body can help rejuvinate your sense of vitality and well-being that reflects on your face and skin quality. 

Mei rong translates as Chinese medical cosmetology. Mei rong, or FRA, relies upon and is a further development of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) theory and practice. It can be likened to a new blossom of an ancient tree of knowledge. (Full article in European Journal of Oriental Medicine: www.ejom.co.uk/vol-5-no-5/featured-articles/

Safer then cosmetic surgery: Acupuncture practitioners know that treating the underlying cause of why someone is aging is preferable to masking the outward symptoms and allowing further decline and dysfunction to continue within the body. Acupuncture is an excellent alternative for cosmetic surgery, and potentially dangerous cosmetic procedures such as botox. Less costly than cosmetic surgery, it is safe, There is no trauma or recovery time  or side effects from facial revitalization acupuncture other then overall enhanced well being.

Facial Acupuncture is surprisingly relaxing! 

Stress shows on your face, and our licensed acupuncturist uses a combination of  tiny facial acupuncture needles,  tui na massage, acupuncture needles to specific body points, hypoallergenic plant based skin care infusing essential oils, Acu-tonic tuning forks and music help you relax deeply during your session.   Lifestyle assessment, dietary therapy & nutritional counseling:

Ready to re-build from the foundation up? Katherine Fisher L.Ac offers Plain Talk for helping you to achieve your optimal health goals.  You may be amazed at how good you can look and feel. Enjoy life!....


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If you associate deep-cleansing skincare with overpriced products and spa services, think again. In this article, you’ll find out how the Bliss Pore-Fector Gadget works to remove impurities from your skin and help you achieve a flawless complexion. Then, learn how you can incorporate the Bliss Pore-Fector and create a detoxifying facial in your own home with a simple five-step process.


What exactly are impurities?


When we talk about the “impurities” that the Pore-Fector Gadget removes, we’re referring to anything trapped in your pores. If your skin is clogged, it might look dull and lifeless, or you might experience frequent bouts of blackheads and acne. Skin impurities also make it difficult for your skin to absorb skincare products. These culprits can include:

Dirt and grime that accumulate throughout the dayExcess oil (sebum), which is often overproduced by your poresDead skin cells that build up when the skin isn’t exfoliated often enough

How the Bliss Pore-Fector Gadget can help


Manual cleansing can only do so much to help remove these blockages from the pores because your ordinary products just can’t penetrate into the skin well enough. The Bliss Pore-Fector Gadget steps in to:

Fully cleanse the pores. The higher vibrations of the Pore-Fector (27,000 per second!) will help you achieve that clean, smooth complexion you want. Help products become absorbed into the skin. The lower speed of the Pore-Fector provides a gentle massaging action that is far more effective than applying moisturizers or serums manually.

How to use the device


Using the Bliss Pore-Fector Gadget is simple and quick – in fact, it takes just a few minutes per use, morning and night, to achieve glowing skin. Just apply a thin layer of Bliss Daily Detoxifying Facial Toner to freshly cleansed skin and turn on the device. Set the Pore-Fector on the higher speed (a red light should appear) and apply pressure in an upward direction to un-clog those blocked pores and remove any oil and debris left after cleansing. Apply any moisturizers or treatments to your face and set the Pore-Fector on the lower speed (the light should be green this time). Use the device until the products are absorbed completely.


Do-it-yourself: Detoxifying facial


The Bliss Pore-Fector Gadget is even more effective when combined with other products to create a detoxifying facial that you can do at home to clarify your skin. Follow these steps for a gentle facial you can do on a weekly basis.


1.Wash face. Your first step is to use a gentle cleanser like Bliss Clog Dissolving Cleansing Milk, which is an effective fix for oily skin and clogged pores. If your skin is on the dry side, a creamier cleanser will suit your skin better – try June Jacobs Creamy Cranberry Cleanser. Cleansing will remove dirt, oils and makeup residue from the skin’s surface and prepare the skin for exfoliation.


2. Exfoliate using the Pore-Fector. First, use a cotton pad to apply the Bliss Daily Detoxifying Facial Toner. Use the higher speed of the Pore-Fector to effectively exfoliate your skin without irritation. Unlike ordinary exfoliating products that physically slough off dead skin cells, the Pore-Fector uses gentle but powerful vibrations to remove impurities and delicately polish the skin and improve how it functions.


3. Open pores. Once your skin is squeaky clean, use a steaming treatment to prepare your skin for your facial mask. The professionals often use steam during a facial, and it’s easy to do at home. Simply fill a bowl full of boiling water and let it sit for a couple minutes until it’s cool enough for you to sit with your head about 10 inches above the bowl. Use a towel over your head to trap in the steam. Let your skin absorb the steam for about 8-10 minutes (or as long as you can stand).


4. Apply a detoxifying mask. Now that your pores are clear and open, it’s a good time to apply your mask. Try Bliss Steep Clean facial mask, which is a treatment ideal for clogged pores and dull skin. It smoothes and brightens the skin and effectively unclogs the t-zone. Let it sit for 15 minutes, then rinse.


5. Massage on treatments using the Pore-Fector. Your skin is now ready to reap the benefits of any treatment products you choose. You can use whatever you normally use on your skin, whether it’s an anti-aging serum or a daily moisturizer, or further the detoxifying benefits with a serum like Bioelements Urban Detox. Turn on the device and set to the lower setting, and then use the device to gently massage in your products.


Bonus massage. You can finish with a mini-massage using a drop or two of a facial oil such as Jurlique Skin Balancing Face Oil. Use your fingertips to gently stimulate and massage your skin, focusing on stressed areas like the cheeks, forehead, mouth and eye area.


Like any skincare device, the Pore-Fector Gadget will be the most effective when used as part of a comprehensive skincare regimen tailored to your skin type. And a little patience will go a long way, too. Make the time to take care of your skin and use the Pore-Fector every day, and you’ll soon be rewarded with noticeably clearer, smoother, more glowing skin.


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If you associate deep-cleansing skincare with overpriced products and spa services, think again. In this article, you’ll find out how the Bliss Pore-Fector Gadget works to remove impurities from your skin and help you achieve a flawless complexion. Then, learn how you can incorporate the Bliss Pore-Fector and create a detoxifying facial in your own home with a simple five-step process.


What exactly are impurities?


When we talk about the “impurities” that the Pore-Fector Gadget removes, we’re referring to anything trapped in your pores. If your skin is clogged, it might look dull and lifeless, or you might experience frequent bouts of blackheads and acne. Skin impurities also make it difficult for your skin to absorb skincare products. These culprits can include:

Dirt and grime that accumulate throughout the dayExcess oil (sebum), which is often overproduced by your poresDead skin cells that build up when the skin isn’t exfoliated often enough

How the Bliss Pore-Fector Gadget can help


Manual cleansing can only do so much to help remove these blockages from the pores because your ordinary products just can’t penetrate into the skin well enough. The Bliss Pore-Fector Gadget steps in to:

Fully cleanse the pores. The higher vibrations of the Pore-Fector (27,000 per second!) will help you achieve that clean, smooth complexion you want. Help products become absorbed into the skin. The lower speed of the Pore-Fector provides a gentle massaging action that is far more effective than applying moisturizers or serums manually.

How to use the device


Using the Bliss Pore-Fector Gadget is simple and quick – in fact, it takes just a few minutes per use, morning and night, to achieve glowing skin. Just apply a thin layer of Bliss Daily Detoxifying Facial Toner to freshly cleansed skin and turn on the device. Set the Pore-Fector on the higher speed (a red light should appear) and apply pressure in an upward direction to un-clog those blocked pores and remove any oil and debris left after cleansing. Apply any moisturizers or treatments to your face and set the Pore-Fector on the lower speed (the light should be green this time). Use the device until the products are absorbed completely.


Do-it-yourself: Detoxifying facial


The Bliss Pore-Fector Gadget is even more effective when combined with other products to create a detoxifying facial that you can do at home to clarify your skin. Follow these steps for a gentle facial you can do on a weekly basis.


1.Wash face. Your first step is to use a gentle cleanser like Bliss Clog Dissolving Cleansing Milk, which is an effective fix for oily skin and clogged pores. If your skin is on the dry side, a creamier cleanser will suit your skin better – try June Jacobs Creamy Cranberry Cleanser. Cleansing will remove dirt, oils and makeup residue from the skin’s surface and prepare the skin for exfoliation.


2. Exfoliate using the Pore-Fector. First, use a cotton pad to apply the Bliss Daily Detoxifying Facial Toner. Use the higher speed of the Pore-Fector to effectively exfoliate your skin without irritation. Unlike ordinary exfoliating products that physically slough off dead skin cells, the Pore-Fector uses gentle but powerful vibrations to remove impurities and delicately polish the skin and improve how it functions.


3. Open pores. Once your skin is squeaky clean, use a steaming treatment to prepare your skin for your facial mask. The professionals often use steam during a facial, and it’s easy to do at home. Simply fill a bowl full of boiling water and let it sit for a couple minutes until it’s cool enough for you to sit with your head about 10 inches above the bowl. Use a towel over your head to trap in the steam. Let your skin absorb the steam for about 8-10 minutes (or as long as you can stand).


4. Apply a detoxifying mask. Now that your pores are clear and open, it’s a good time to apply your mask. Try Bliss Steep Clean facial mask, which is a treatment ideal for clogged pores and dull skin. It smoothes and brightens the skin and effectively unclogs the t-zone. Let it sit for 15 minutes, then rinse.


5. Massage on treatments using the Pore-Fector. Your skin is now ready to reap the benefits of any treatment products you choose. You can use whatever you normally use on your skin, whether it’s an anti-aging serum or a daily moisturizer, or further the detoxifying benefits with a serum like Bioelements Urban Detox. Turn on the device and set to the lower setting, and then use the device to gently massage in your products.


Bonus massage. You can finish with a mini-massage using a drop or two of a facial oil such as Jurlique Skin Balancing Face Oil. Use your fingertips to gently stimulate and massage your skin, focusing on stressed areas like the cheeks, forehead, mouth and eye area.


Like any skincare device, the Pore-Fector Gadget will be the most effective when used as part of a comprehensive skincare regimen tailored to your skin type. And a little patience will go a long way, too. Make the time to take care of your skin and use the Pore-Fector every day, and you’ll soon be rewarded with noticeably clearer, smoother, more glowing skin.................View the original article here

Facial masks - What are they and why would I want one? At first glance, a facial mask seems to be one of the steps in pampering yourself during a facial. But it's more than that; masks have a job to do. They revitalize, nourish, refresh, and sooth your skin.

You can buy mask preparations from the store, but why not try making one with homemade ingredients? You will not only know all the ingredients involved and will be able to pronounce them, you will save money as well.

Depending on what ingredients you use, the mask can contain fruit extracts, vitamins, and minerals. You will use different ingredients in your mask depending on what you want - toning, exfoliating, or deep cleaning. Also, take into consideration your skin type and how much time you have to mix the mask ingredients together and leave it on. Keep in mind some masks are drippy and can make a mess. Also, be sure to wash your face before you start so you're working with a clean surface.

Homemade Facial Masks

Oily Skin

Egg whites, beaten, and about 1/4 teaspoon of lemon juice.

Pureed tomatoes with enough flour to make a thin paste.

1 teaspoon lemon juice and oatmeal, blended in the blender.

Applesauce, 1 tablespoon honey, and enough flour to thicken.

Dry Skin

Mashed avocado.

Mashed ripe banana.

Flour and yogurt - creamy consistency, not pasty.

1/2 mashed banana, 1 tablespoon honey, 2 tablespoons sour cream.

Scrubs

Brown sugar and enough milk to make a thin paste.

Honey and oats

Baking soda with a small amount of water.

When you're done, wash off your facial mask with warm water and immediately apply a moisturizer while your skin is still damp. This helps lock in the moisture. If you have some of the mixture leftover, you can apply it to other areas of the skin. The masks for oily skin can help your feet, hands, or elbows.

One last thing... remember all those TV movies you've seen where women in bathrobes are relaxing at a spa with cucumbers over their eyes? Well, placing thin cucumber slices over your eyes will help reduce the puffiness of the skin around your eyes. It also gives you an excuse to close your eyes and relax.

A facial mask can give your skin just the boost it needs and you can do them regularly for lasting benefits. There are some for you to try in this article, but there are many more I haven't listed that can work just as well for rejuvenating and nourishing your skin.

 Dr. Abdala Kalil, a renowned international inventor in the non-surgical aesthetic medical field and founder of VI Medical, who has made groundbreaking contributions in anti-aging skin care products, including the VI Peel and VI Derm Skin Care System, announces today that VI Medical will be launching three newly created Facial Chemical Peels this fall. Dr. Kalil has appeared on several Television shows including EXTRA, ABC, FOX, NBC, and others.


The VI Peel is the first safe, painless and effective chemical peel for all skin types aging, sun damage, hyper pigmentation, melasma, and for acne. Offering pain free results within as short a period as 7 days.


Dr. Abdala Kalil says, "Our new peels will fill the most difficult and urgent problems I see in the latest generation of new smart peels, and as we refer to them a peel for every need." Additionally, Dr. Kalil says, "These will be available to medical professionals, and aestheticians so everyone can enjoy beautiful skin care results at affordable prices."


The Peels will have new ingredients never used before in a chemical peel approach. Prices will vary from $300 to $500 based on the application and product. Dr. Kalil truly believes everyone can enjoy healthier, more youthful skin with proper professional treatment and home care.   View the original article here