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Healthy Anti-Aging Skin Care, Natural Chinese Medicine by Dr. Ping Zhang of Nefeli

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Healthy Anti-Aging Skin Care, Natural Chinese Medicine by Dr. Ping Zhang of Nefeli - My Spa Shop

Health and beauty achieved and sustained by delicate balance. Feel the power of Traditional Chinese Medicine – a thousand years beauty secret from China.

Did you know that Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has a huge focus on anti-aging beauty solutions since ancient times? Its unique approach lies in promoting total well-being and beauty simultaneously through effective anti-aging techniques and herbals. It sustains your youth and beauty in body, spirit and skin.

Inner health is the source of our beauty and our face reflects our inner health. Wrinkles result from internal imbalances so the best way to diminish them is to correct the inner body imbalances. This ancient theory that external beauty results from inner health is basic to Chinese medicine but played down in conventional Western medicine. So Traditional Chinese Medicine offers an entirely new approach to smoothing wrinkles for most people in the Western world.

Traditional Chinese Medicine believes that beauty and health originate from total balance within your body. Beauty and health are intertwined and depend upon a dedicated balance of our being: Qi (energy), Jing (essence) and Shen (Spirit). To achieve this delicate balance, TCM is all about a holistic healing approach that treats the body and spirit as one. It uses mind-body exercises, acupuncture, acupressure and special self-massage routines as well as natural, medicinal herbal formulas to  move the body’s Qi for complete balance, stimulate the body’s self-healing capacity and vitality and beautify skins of all type. While it addresses broad range of body’s ‘sub condition’ and underlying energy imbalances, it is very effective in anti-aging at the same time through its holistic approach and treatments.

Qi, your life force, moves through your body in known patterns through channels (also called meridians.) The ancient sages of Chinese medicine discovered that where there is blockage (of Qi and blood), imbalance and disease, and therefore aging, can occur. By unblocking the stagnations of Qi and blood within the meridian system, acupuncture restores the body's balance and promotes self-healing. Organs generate much Qi and the channels deliver that energy to nourish the whole body, including the extremities and the face. There are 14 principle channels and several are key to your facial beauty program. It is how the organ’s energy reaches your face.

Acupressure and acupuncture are designed and used to improve this flow of Qi though the channels. By promoting blood flow to the skin, it encourages skin cells to absorb more nutrients and oxygen. These techniques on selected channels reduce muscle fatigue and increase elasticity which in turn prevents sagging: a primary cause of wrinkle formation.

One of the other key essences of TCM is natural medicinal herbals. Medicinal herbals - such as ginseng, dang gui (Chinese angelica root), huang jing (polygonati root), fu ling (poria), sheng di huang (dried rehmannia root), huang qi (astragalus root), dong gua ren (winter melon seed) and others – are one component in helping your body’s natural healing powers restore balance. That balance will in turn restore smoothness, clarity and youthfulness to your face.   

Two of the essential herbals used in Traditional Chinese Medicine are:

Hong Jing Tain (Rhodiola)

  •  A powerful adaptogenic and anti-aging herb that helps the body to increase both physical and mental stamina
  •  Supports the body’s natural resistance to toxins
  •  Supports the body’s function to increase the attention span and improve memory
  •  Is loaded with free-radical fighting nutrients such as essential amino acids, trace elements, vitamins, and flavones

The Legend of Rhodiola – During the Qing Dynasty, a General and his army were battling barbarians in the desert. After fighting for several days, the men had reached complete exhaustion. In an attempt to help his men, the General gave them rhodiola to restore their energy. After taking the rhodiola, the entire army’s energy had returned and were able to go on to win the battle. When the Emperor heard of this miraculous herb, he named rhodiola “Xian Shi Cao” which means “heaven sent medicine.”  Today, we use rhodiola in skin care to replenish skin’s vitality for a youthful glow.

Ling Zhi (Reishi Mushroom)

  •  Calms the spirit, strengthens the heart energy and nourishing the liver
  •  A longevity herb that maintains the body’s immune system and healthy mental function and memory
  •  Maintains the body’s healthy immune system thanks to its nutrient content of high molecular weight polysaccharides
  •  Contains amino acids and vitamins

These and other natural ingredients are used in Nefeli, my  beauty and wellness product line. (Specifically, rhodiola and reishi mushroom are ingredients used in Nefeli’s Skin Brighteningand Intensive Wrinkle Care Day and Night creams.)

When formulating the products for Nefeli (using my unique herbal combinations), we select the highest quality herbals growing in the most suitable (original) regions and it’s based on the ancient wisdom and my personal and professional experience.  Try this Spa at Home Natural Recipes using Nefeli products and Traditional Chinese Medicine techniques.

In my more than 15 years of practice, I’ve seen that the ideas behind Traditional Chinese Medicine have become more widely accepted in the West. More and more people have expanded their concept of health and beauty and understand the benefits of a natural, holistic approach. It is my belief that beauty is just another word for balance.

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