Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture

Beautiful young woman applying organic cosmetics to her skinFacial Rejuvenation Acupuncture (FRA) is a holistic program for natural facial rejuvenation, blending concepts from Traditional Chinese Medicine and modern biomedicine.
Traditional acupoints tap into the body's meridians and harness deeper healing energies, which nourish facial skin and musculature.
Innovative facial techniques stimulate collagen, plump up wrinkles, improve discolorations and naturally produce healthier skin and muscle tone.

What is FRA?

FRA is a trademarked protocol by creator Virginia Doran, through her decades of international experience in acupuncture, herbal medicine, massage, and aromatherapy.

She has the honor of being the first Westerner to teach acupuncture in Japan.
Her method is a structured program involving twelve FRA sessions, typically performed once or twice a week.

FRA patients benefit from advanced techniques of facial rejuvenation involving certain needling and bodywork techniques which stimulate the scalp, lift the face, and target wrinkles and blemishes.





FRA stimulates local and holistic healing factors.  It is important to establish healthy circulation through the neck and up to the face.  With every session, specialized techniques plump fine lines, gradually diminish large wrinkles, improve complexion, naturally lift jowls, and firm the neck.

Results are individually based and depend on many factors such as actual needling performed, lifestyle and genetics.  Typically, skin texture looks visibly improved by the fifth visit; improvements begin to hold by the seventh treatment.  The complete FRA course is twelve treatments. However, there is no commitment at any time. Results have been described as taking 5-15 years off a person's face and may last 2-5 years.  Individual results may vary.  

Your results are best supported with a healthy diet, exercise and relaxation practices.  It is advisable to relax pre- and post-session to maximize your results, healing, and cellular regeneration.  Stress limits our ability to heal. Ideally, avoid caffeine, have a make-up free face, and loosened hair.

It is important to be aware that bleeding or bruising can occur on the face; it is typically minor, and part of the normal healing response.  Some people use make-up coverage for the week. I encourage skin to breathe and be nourished with organic facial oils and creams and floral waters.  Before receiving acupuncture, please read INFORMED CONSENT.






Photo Gallery

In the photo gallery of unknown FRA patients below, you will notice how the whole affect of the face changes.  This illustrates the holistic effects of improved wellbeing and hormonal balance, that acupuncture can provide.  Natural facial rejuvenation is a growing trend and there are many exciting and effective methods.  Additional fine examples are found at  We continually age and treatments can be accessed anytime.


FRA may not be for everyone; people with health conditions are dis-advised: cancer, AIDS, hepatitis, coronary disease, problems with bleeding or bruising, or blood-thinning medication, migraines, high blood pressure, pituitary tumors, diabetes, seizures and epilepsy, dizziness, tinnitus, severe asthma, lymphedema, former cosmetic surgery, pregnancy, flus and colds, acute allergic reactions, acute herpes outbreaks, sunburns.