acupuncture for cellulite reduction

Cellulite Reduction

Cellulite is a common term used to describe superficial pockets of trapped fat, which cause uneven dimpling or “orange peel” skin. It appears in 90% of post-adolescent women and is rarely seen in men.

Common but not exclusive areas where cellulite is found, are the thighs, buttocks, and the abdomen. Contrary to popular belief, cellulite is not related to obesity, since it occurs in overweight, normal, and thin women.

Cellulite is the accumulation of fat cells which have become “trapped” in the collagen and elastin fibres. The resulting lumpy “orange peel” effect is unattractive.

It begins to appear in girls around the age of 14 and increases as they mature and the subcutaneous skin layer thins and redistributes.

Cellulite often forms in postnatal women and those who take birth control pills because the waste system can’t get rid of the increased flow of estrogen in the body. Cellulite can develop after a traumatic injury if the circulatory system has been disturbed. A sedentary lifestyle leads to a hardening of the connective tissue, causing a dimpling of the skin.

Men rarely develop cellulite because their network of fat cells occurs deep in the skin.

Other factors which may contribute to the formation of cellulite include: too many rich foods, an excess of tobacco and alcohol and poor blood circulation.
It may also be hereditary.

Whatever the actual cause in individual sufferers, the result is that fat cells are effectively trapped, and locked up in the collagen and elastin fibres.
The local circulation is often slowed and the nerve endings may become compressed and tender.
Electrolipopuncture aims at reactivating inactive cells; it is a form of electro-acupuncture
Electrolipopuncture releases fat (Lipos) in inactive Adipose-cells which will be conveyed, “drained” as smaller molecules through lymphatic and vascular systems.
The micro-currents run between needles that are inserted precisely where a figure- correction is planned.

The connective tissue just below the skin contains few sensory nerves. In this tissue long thin needles are inserted parallel to the skin.
These needles are thinner than the thinnest hypodermic needles; you will only feels the perforation of the skin.A course of treatment will be necessary.

During the procedure the electric current causes a reversed ionic transit (the release of natrium, taking water with it, is evacuated through the permeable walls of the capillaries)

There is also an electromecanical effect by stimulation of the lymphatic and arteriolo-venous circulation systems

The resulting enhancement of the intercellular exchange causes a mild thermic effect (small increase of body temperature)

The cells containing the fat (adipocyte cell) work again and therefore the fatty tissue dissolves

During the first phase the micro-currents are adjusted such as to reactivate the circulation around the adipose-cells, by acting upon the capillary vessels and by interaction with the ion-balance.
The hormonal system for the production of the fat-conversion enzyme is also activated.

In the second phase the micro currents stimulate the fibres in the connective tissue under the skin, where the fat has been, to further recovery of the elasticity of the skin.
acupuncture for cellulite
Cellulite is, in essence, imprisoned fat and cannot be eliminated by diet and/or exercise alone. You may lose weight but the cellulite will remain; acupuncture can help reducing cellulite effectively.
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PJ Cousin M.B.Ac.C
Mobile: 07720773890
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Acupuncture at Cure By Nature
95 Replingham Road
London SW18 5LU

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Acupuncture at Kensington Therapy Centre
211-213 Kensington  High Street London W8 6BD

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Pj Cousin is a full member of the British Acupuncture Council and of the Unified Register of herbal Practitioners

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Pierre jean cousin is the owner and manager of Cure By nature, a well established London acupuncture and complementary practice in Replingham road, Southfields he also works as an acupuncturist and herbalist at the London Kensington Therapy Centre.

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