Better than botox - Cosmetic Acupuncture Procedure


Women globally are realising that cosmetic acupuncture offers a healthier, more effective way to slow down the visible signs of ageing than using botox.

Cosmetic acupuncture encourages collagen and elastin production, giving you firmer, more resilient skin.

For the millions of people who use Botox injections to look younger, it’s worth knowing there is an effective alternative.

Findings of recent studies warn us that these ‘harmless’ jabs of botulinum toxins may be impacting our brain health as they make their way into our central nervous systems.


Mike Reid, specialises in skin health. For years, Mike worked in skincare clinics helping people heal both acute and chronic skin conditions.

Mike combines naturopathy, nutrition, herbs and nutrient supplements, personalised practitioner skincare products, and cosmetic acupuncture to enhance the results you can achieve with all types of skin conditions.

Healthier procedure than botox. Mike Reid naturopath and cosmetic acupuncturist


We can undergo a range of medical and surgical anti-ageing procedures in our quest to retain youthful-looking skin. But these are not without risk. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) cosmetic acupuncture is a safer alternative that addresses both signs of ageing and your overall skin health. It works by increasing blood flow and circulation to your face and stimulating natural collagen production to restore your skin’s structure, elasticity and youthful glow.

TCM cosmetic acupuncture is used to assist:

  • fine lines and wrinkles
  • sagging skin
  • discolouration
  • a dull complexion
  • bags under the eyes
  • scarring
  • hydration of your skin from the inside
  • and skin conditions such as acne, cellulite and rosacea.


If you’d like to know more about Mike click on the link here.

You can book cosmetic acupuncture appointments online, or call reception to help you.

A healthy diet keeps us looking younger too.


Your skin is a reflection of the state of your health. Poor nutrition and hydration, nutrient deficiencies, chronic inflammation, and poor gut health all affect the health of your skin.

If you want healthier, younger-looking skin, stop eating foods that age you.

Highly refined foods offer little nutrition and age you. Don’t eat them. Eat whole, organic, natural food, including a lot of fresh fruit and vegetables. And if you’re not sure what to eat, have a look at The Mediterranean diet and recipe books.

A diet high in sugar will also age you. Raw honey, dates, monk fruit, and organic liquid stevia are healthier sweetening alternatives.

Avoid hidden sugar in processed foods – check the labels. We also recommend every family should watch That Sugar Film by Damon Gameau to learn what happens when you eat a diet high in hidden sugar.

Trans fats will age your skin too including, hydrogenated margarine, animal fat, deep-fried foods, takeaways and junk food. Avoid them.

Eat healthy monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated (omega-3 and omega-6) fats, which are found in raw nuts and seeds, avocados, olives, hemp and olive cold-pressed oils.

If you start with these health changes, when you get your diet right, and you keep your body well hydrated, your skin will thank you!

Calendula oil for healthier, younger looking skin.


Did you know there are products in your bathroom that can dry, irritate and age your skin? Everyday things we use, such as soap, shampoo, body lotion, deodorant, makeup and perfume, may contain synthetic chemical ingredients that are harmful to your skin and your health. To protect yourself from harm – make sure you use natural, chemical-free ingredients. There are two great websites you can investigate ingredients in the products you use:

1. The Campaign for Safe
2. Skin Deep Cosmetics


It’s also worth knowing the effects of what we use to beautify our bodies, and choose organic cosmetics and skin care.

Toxic Beauty is a 2019 Canadian-American documentary film about exposure to dangerous substances from commonly trusted beauty products and how they are making us sick

Healthier is always a better choice!