Scar and Wound Healing

We can learn a lot about our health through our skin, especially if we notice that we are easy to get little nicks and scrapes, or the healing process isn’t as neat or quick as we’d like it to be. So, let’s chat about scar and wound healing.

It’s normal for our skin to become thinner as we age, but there are things that we can do to support our body and our skin to look and feel as best as it can.

Nutrition is super important here, as a balanced diet rich in essential nutrients is vital for wound healing.

  • Ensure your diet includes adequate protein, vitamins (like zinc and vitamin C, which are essential for collagen production), and minerals

  • Collagen-rich foods like bone broth can also be beneficial.

So can acupuncture speed the process up of wound healing?

You bet!

Local needling can encourage blood circulation around the area to help with healing, while the micro trauma from the needles can stimulate collagen production in the skin as it triggers the bodies self-healing processes. All while also providing pain relief at the same time. Sounds like a win-win to me!

From fresh cuts to cold scars, big or small, if you have noticed your skin needing some love – give these tips a try.

Published on October 23, 2023