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Cosmetic Acupuncture

Cosmetic Acupuncture treatments combine the wisdom of Traditional Chinese acupuncture with specialised facial, abdominal, and cellulite-targeted acupuncture to help you look and feel healthy and rejuvenated. Cosmetic Acupuncture works internally to optimise your health and manage your stress while concurrently improving the appearance of your skin. Cosmetic acupuncture is additionally a safe and natural alternative to more invasive procedures. This treatment is covered by most extended health plans if you have coverage for acupuncture.

At Empower Health, we offer several Cosmetic Acupuncture protocols to suit your needs:

1. Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture + Facial Cupping, Facial Gua Sha, Face Massage, Facial Reflexology & Jade Rolling
2. Cellulite Reduction & Body Sculpting Acupuncture
3. Abdominal Detoxification Acupuncture
Although stand-alone treatments are offered, we recommend a course of 10-12 treatments in order to see lasting results.


During a facial rejuvenation appointment, very thin, precise, single-use needles are inserted into the face which stimulates qì and blood circulation and causes micro-damage to moisturise and firm skin. Facial acupuncture increases collagen and elastin production for heightened muscle tone and elasticity. Fine needles trigger the body to repair itself and the resulting cell regeneration fills out fine lines and wrinkles and activates your circulatory and lymphatic system which work together to deliver nutrients and oxygen to your skin cells, nourishing skin from the inside out. The result is a healthy glowing complexion. Additional benefits include reduced jaw tension, decongested sinuses and a reduction in stress and anxiety.

Your therapist will include facial cupping, facial gua sha and massage, facial reflexology, jade rolling and the use of an organic facial oil at their discretion.


During a cellulite reduction appointment, acupuncture needles invigorate the skin and meridian systems. Fine needles that promote movement and circulation are inserted into desired areas such as the buttocks, thighs and/or arms to firm and tone, break up cellulite and allow the body to naturally metabolise it. Needles are retained for 20-40 minutes. Afterwards, gua sha and or cupping may be applied to the arms, outer thighs, shins and the back of the legs to encourage the body to break up and process the cellulite and facilitate lymphatic drainage.


Fine needles are inserted into the fatty tissue of the abdomen and love handle region to draw qì and blood to the area and encourage the metabolism of toxins and adipose tissue. Distal points are included along arm and leg channels to facilitate whole body circulation and metabolism while supporting health and well-being. Afterwards, abdominal massage is performed to facilitate digestion and lymph drainage and encourage the body’s natural detoxification process.

The abdominal acupuncture protocol is a complement to a healthy weight loss program. It can reduce dysmenorrhea and peri-menopausal symptoms, aid postpartum weight loss and uplift the belly. Furthermore, this treatment can be helpful for chronic fatigue, fertility, and digestion and can reduce scarring from Caesarean section or abdominal surgery. Added benefits include improving core strength, which aids in the resolution of back pain.

Fees for Cosmetic Treatments:

  • Initial Consultation & Treatment:  $120
  • Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture: $120
  • Cellulite Reduction Acupuncture: $120
  • Abdominal Detoxification Acupuncture: $120
  • Package of 10 for all treatments:  $1,080  (10% savings)