Facelift through acupuncture


by Sandra Parker


Posted on July 26, 2010 at 4:19 PM

Updated Monday, Jul 26 at 6:27 PM

VIRGINIA BEACH -- Debbie Bozard says an acupuncturist has helped her control her knee pain.

"I was in so much pain I couldn't walk. It really hurt to walk," the Virginia Beach woman said.

As her knee started getting better, she wondered how else acupuncture could help her. That's when her acupuncturist, Xiao Hung Li,. at Chinese Acupuncture and Herbal Clinic in Virginia Beach, told her it could help rejuvenate her face.

"Everybody's happy and you don't have the suffering from surgery," said Li.

Li, a master of Acupuncture Medicine, says results can be seen quickly, sometimes after just one session.   Li recommends ten treatments to get the full effect.  That would run about $1000.00

Bozard says the lower cost and more natural treatment appealed to her, so she tried it.

After five treatments, she's seeing a difference.

"I'll run into people that I haven't seen in a while and they'll say 'you look good' and of course I don't think they can identify what exactly it is, but it makes me feel good," she says.

She says she knows her results aren't going to be as dramatic as having a real face lift by a plastic surgeon, but she's okay with that.

"I feel like the wrinkles that I have are not as deep as they use to be, especially on my forehead. To me, it's more the glowing, but I do see a lifting through the lower part of my face," she notes.

Li says clients who had the treatment years ago are still enjoying the same results. She says for her the best part is not just the younger look she gives her clients, but the healthier their body gets as a result