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Cellulite is a skin problem that can affect anyone, including men, women and children. However, women are often affected the most, with 95% of all women suffering from this condition to some extent. It is visually characterized by bulging, pitted, wrinkled, and dimpled skin or orange-peel like appearance on the abdomen, buttocks, hips, and thighs which occur due to fatty deposits that are concentrated in these areas. Symptoms of cellulite include a feeling of sagging, tenderness, or tightness in the affected areas, particularly while standing.


Acupuncture may be a good alternative for those women who wish to choose a less invasive method of treatment for cellulite. A slight prickling sensation is felt as the needle pierces the skin and sometimes a tingling sensation is experienced while the needles are in place. Hair-thin needles are inserted to certain target areas of the body. This could be treated with specific herbs for better results. Acupuncture mainly involves the balancing of the yin and the yang energies; hence this therapy needs to be tailor-made according to the patient.


Since cellulite is mainly a metabolic disorder involving fatty acid deposition, acupuncture is advantageous as it solves the problem by acting in many different ways at the same time. Acupuncture helps in mobilizing the tight fat pockets which form the cellulite. It also is known to improve the metabolic functions of different cells in the body. This helps in detoxification of the body as the improved circulation can easily excrete the toxins and the wastes through the kidneys. Together all these mechanisms act to give a smooth appearance and texture to the areas of the body affected by cellulite.


A massage designed to reduce cellulite is similar to a deep tissue massage. Target areas are those experiencing cellulite problems. A cellulite reduction massage helps by improving circulation, increasing blood flow and improving the appearance of the skin. In addition, massage treatments promote waste and toxin elimination which results in improved skin appearance as well. By targeting local problem areas, fat cells can be softened so the body has an easier time of releasing them.






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