Light and Facial Rejuvenation
Darren Starwynn, O.M.D., Dipl. Ac.
non-needle methods have been developed to stimulate the acupuncture meridian system,
namely electrical stimulation directly on the skin surface, focused light stimulation,
and sound waves. Each of these applies a form of energy stimulation to acu-points.
This article offers an overview of how low-level electrical stimulation
and colored light affects acupuncture systems, with a focus on facial rejuvenation
face reveals the health and balance of the internal organs of the body. A
person with a healthy, glowing face has good internal energy balance. Conversely,
visceral weaknesses and dysfunctions show in the face through dark circles, pale
or luster-less skin, blemishes, acne, excessive wrinkling and other signs.
have been many systems of facial rejuvenation devised, all of which involve direct
stimulation of the face with electrical stimulation, acupuncture needles, heat,
massage, herbs or light. These systems work with various levels of effectiveness.
The lifting and rejuvenating effects on the face take place through adjustment
of muscle tone, detoxification and cleansing of the skin, and adjustment of the
meridian system. Most of these systems only stimulate the face, and usually
apply currents that are excessively strong for optimal results in balancing and
enhancing subtle energy communication between the face and body.
meridians are a subtle energy communication system that inter-connects all parts
of the body. It is an energetic gridwork with correspondance to the ley
lines of the Earth and the Universe. This is based on the 'as above - so
below' principle, as our individual meridian system is a microcosm of Universal
face has direct meridian connections to 8 of the major meridians of the body -those
of the Stomach, Urinary Bladder, Large Intestine, Small Intestine, Triple Warmer,
Gall Bladder, Du (Governing Vessel) and Ren (Conception Vessel). The face
also has indirect connections to all the other meridians through micro-system
connections and the Du and Ren vessels. Remember, the Du is the 'sea of
all Yang meridians' and the Ren the 'sea of all Yin meridians'. These two
channels terminate on the face.
on a very cold day, people bundled up in heavy coats can be comfortable with their
faces exposed. This is due to the fact that so much of the body's vital
energy is projected onto the face through meridian system connections. This
connection works both ways - not only does the face reflect the energy of the
body, but it is also true that stimulation of the face can affect the body meridians.
electro-stimulation at low frequency is an ideal stimulus for facial rejuvenation
for the following reasons:
All body functions are governed by electrical systems. This includes
muscle contractions and relaxations, nerve function, glandular secretions, brain
activity, healing and regeneration, pain perception and so much more.
Because the body's electrical control systems are based on very subtle electrical
signals in the nano and microamp levels (billionth and millionth of amp ranges,
respectively), it is true that vastly overpowering currents in the milliamp (thousandths
of amp) range can be counterproductive to the aim of restoring internal balance.
Yet this is the type of current used in most facial rejuvenation devices.
Our research has shown that the acupuncture meridian system is rapidly balanced
when stimulated with properly polarized microcurrents in the 1–10 Hz frequency
range. The Vibrational Beauty system primarily utilizes such currents for
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