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Acupuncture Today – September, 2021 (Vol. 22, Issue 09)

Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture for COVID Stress

Shellie Goldstein, DAPM, AP, LAc
There is a Japanese saying that the "face is a mirror of the heart": we believe our face is a reflection of our heart and spirit. This case report is about a male patient whose chief complaint was his stress and frustration from the COVID-19 pandemic and remote work in 2020. Upon visual inspection, his eyes were puffy, dry, red and had a lack of bright shen. The patient also reported that since the COVID-19 lockdown started, he had a stiff neck and shoulders, as well as a digestive imbalance. 

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