Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Is Gua Sha Replacing The Facelift?

Is Gua Sha Replacing The Facelift?

Anti-Aging Expert and Inventor of Gua Sha Facial, Dr. Ping Zhang Says Yes.
Men and women searching for the proverbial fountain of youth may not have to go under the knife or endure painful, costly injections in their quest for younger looking skin.
Dr. Ping Zhang, an expert in anti-aging Traditional Chinese Medicine, a renowned acupuncturist, a certified herbalist, and massage therapist with more than 20 years of clinical experience specializing in facial rejuvenation acupuncture, acupressure and Chinese Herbal Medicine, recommends Gua Sha – a traditional Chinese treatment that is used to reduce wrinkles, sagging, dark circles and more.

Gua Sha (pronounced GWA-SHA) is a Chinese technique that includes the use of a small medicinal board tool to gently massage, manipulate and stimulate certain energy points along the face and body to promote Qi (energy) flow and remove toxins.
Its beauty benefits include reducing the appearance of wrinkles, sagging, dark eye circles, puffy eyes, age spots, discolorations and an overall dull complexion.

Dr. Ping Zhang is the inventor of the anti-aging facial Gua Sha, namely, the Nefeli™ Gua Sha Facial which entails performing a restoring function to awaken the skin’s own healing ability to regenerate, firm and lift the whole face.
It activates the inner vitality of the face in multiple levels: the facial fascia, the facial muscle, the different skin levels – all will be stimulated to create the youthful appearance of facial contours, smooth out winkles and lift sagging from neck and jaw line.
Dr. Zhang’s techniques activate the acupuncture needle points and more without using needles.
The health benefits include the promotion of lymph drainage, detoxing the channel system, restoring the normal Qi and blood flow of the facial area

From an anti-aging perspective, it is not just a skin deep treatment for temporary effect.
It is an energy workout to promote youth and balance from within. The technique must be performed with cream and its effect is optimized when combined with herbal infusion designed for the technique allowing the nutrients and healing power of the specialty beauty and medicinal herbs from the cream to be unleashed and delivered.
Dr. Zhang’s specially designed Herbal Infusion system for Gua Sha is made for the treatment and proven to be very effective supported by years of clinical experience.
For optimal results, use the Gua Sha with Nefeli’s natural herbal skincare and special healing creams to lubricate and penetrate the nutrients into the deep skin layers to enhance treatment effectiveness.
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About Ping Zhang:
Dr. Ping Zhang is a pioneer in anti-aging Traditional Chinese Medicine in the US, a renowned New York State Licensed Acupuncturist, a national Certified Herbalist with a PhD in Oriental Medicine, and a New York State Licensed Massage Therapist with more than 20 years of clinical experience specializing in facial rejuvenation acupuncture, acupressure and Chinese Herbal Medicine.
As the first recipient of a PhD in Oriental Medicine in the US, Dr. Zhang is a pioneer in the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine anti-aging and facial and body rejuvenation.
She designed and taught the first ever graduate level course in the U.S. on Traditional Chinese Medicine facial and body rejuvenation for New York College for the Health Professions.
She is the author of the books ‘Anti-Aging Therapy: How to Clear Away Wrinkles and Rejuvenate Your Face’ and ‘A Comprehensive Handbook for Traditional Chinese Medicine Facial Rejuvenation’ which are published and sold internationally.
President and Founder of Nefeli™, Dr. Zhang created and developed the Nefeli skincare products based on the ancient eastern philosophies and practices in conjunction with the evidence supported by modern science. Each product is specially formulated with a precise and unique combination of the natural ingredients to best draw out their maximum medicinal powers. Dr. Zhang teaches and lectures on TCM facial and body rejuvenation techniques for TCM and medical professionals and students around the world.


  1. Nice. Thanks for sharing.Originally an ancient Chinese healing art, acupuncture has gained popularity in the United States in the last twenty years


  2. A good facial massage system boosts cell development, and the skin on your face and neck will look refreshed and have a new glow. Youth will be restored to a large extent.
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