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FacialRejuvenationin10Minutes

Developed by Clinton J . Choate, L.Ac

ThedotsrepresentpointstraditionallyusedforAcupressureMassage.
Inthe18Stepsequencetheentireheadandfacialfeaturesarestimulatedforaddedbenefits.

Throughasetoffacialtoningexercisesthatarefun,easyandamazinglyeffective,youwilllearn
howtotakeyearsoffyourface,lightenyourmoodandoutlook,improveyourmemoryand
sharpenyoursenses.

Drawingonthehealthbenefitsofacupressurestimulationandmassagetoincreaseenergyflows
asusedintheOrientforthousandsofyears,andonthemodernunderstandingofthevital
importanceglandshaveonbodyselfregulationandregeneration,thefollowinguniquesetof
exerciseshavebeendesignedtorevitalizeandtonethefacewhileenergizingthemindandbody.

Itisadvisabletohavecleanhandsbeforeyoubegin,astheywillbeusedextensivelyforthefacial
toningexercises.Facialmakeupshouldbeminimizedoromittedandearrings,bracelets,
wristwatchesandlargeringstakenoff.Clothingshouldbeloseandcomfortable.

Youshouldfeelrelaxedandcomfortablewiththemovementsatalltimes.Thepaceshouldbe
moderatelyslowwithattentionfocusedonwhatyouaredoingandhowitfeels.Yourheadis
heldupsothetorsocanbeerect;ifstanding,yourlegsareaboutshoulderwidthapartwith
weightevenlydistributedandkneesslightlybent.Yourbreathingshouldbedeepandrelaxed
andyoureyesclosed.

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BenefitsofRegularPractice

BringsSparkletotheEyesandReducesOverallStress
CreatesFuller,SofterLipsandReducesFacialPuffiness
FirmsNeckandJawLine,SoftlyContoursCheeksandPlumpsSunkenAreas.
IncreasesBloodCirculationtoHead,FaceandScalp&RestoresHealthyGlandFunction
PromotesaHealthyLookingComplexionwithaSofter,TensionFreeAppearance
Tightens&BrightenstheSkin,SmoothesFineLinesandLessensDeeperLines
PromotesSkinElasticity&FormationofNaturalCollagen

18StepstoRefreshyourFaceandOutlook
1.WarmingthePortals
Rubbingthumbsacrossnoseandcheekstowarmupsinuses.

Closeyoureyesandrelax.Beginbyrubbingthefleshyareaatthebaseofyourthumbs
togethertowarmthem.Placehandstogetherinaprayerposewithbaseofthumbsat
bridgeofnose.Asyourubdownmaintainlightcontactwiththeskinandallowyour
handstospreadoutwardandacrossthebaseofnosetothecheeks.Asyoureturntothe
startingpointmaintaincontactwiththeskinbutlessenthecontactpressure.Continue
rubbing36timesoruntilyoufeelthesinuseswarmandcomfortable.
2.DrawingtheBow
Strengtheningnasalpassagestobolsterimmunityandincreasealertness.

Closeyoureyesandrelax,thenraiseyourrightelbowtoelevatearmwithpalmfacing
downwardandthumbrelaxed.Placeindexfingeronskinaboveyourupperlipand
makelightsidetosidesweepingmovements.Continuethismotionfor1015seconds
payingattentiontostimulatethreeimportantpoints,oneonthesideofeachnostril
(LI20)andtheotherinthecenterofthemidpointbetweentheupperlipandthenose
(DU26).Thefirsttwopointshelptoopenthenoseandstimulateourfirstlineofdefense;
thelastpointbringsalertnesstothemind.

3.NosingAround
Circlingthenosetoenergizethefaceandrelaxtheheart.

Closeyoureyes.Makealoosefistandplacethetipofyournoseintheholeformedby
thethumbandindexfinger.Thereshouldbeenoughspacetolooselycirclethetipofthe

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nose.Movethearmandwristasaunitasyoubegintocircle.Relaxandcircleuntilyour
nosetinglesandbecomesslightlynumbasenergyspreadsintoyourface

4.ProbingtheDeep
Pressingintotheorbittobrighteneyesandstimulatebrain.

Withthebackofthefirstknuckleofyourthumbspressintotheupperandinnerportion
oftheeyesocketsjustabovethetearducts(UB1)restingbacksofthumbsalongthesides
ofyournoseandcheeks.Makesmallupanddownmovementsasyoupressinfirmlyto
makecontactwiththebonystructureofthesocket.Besidesbringingenergytotheeyes,
thismovementstimulatesthehypothalamusgland,thehighestcenteroftheautonomous
nervoussystem,andthepituitarygland,whichregulatesgrowthandmetabolism.
Psychicallyitisastrongemotionalreleasepoint.Dothisforabout10secondsandthen
moveuptothenextpointattheinnereyebrow.

5.OpeningtheAxis
Pressinginnerbrowtoenergizebodysystems

Withfingertipstogether,palmsfacingandslightlyopenpressintoinnerbrowpoint
(UB2)withthefirstthumbknuckles,movehandsupanddownaspressureisapplied.
Stimulatepointforanother1015seconds.Thispointstimulatesthepituitaryaswellas
theadrenalglands,ourfactoriesforsteroidhormoneproduction,adrenalineandthe
masterhormonesthatcontrolhowthebodycopeswithstress.Asaset,thispointin
conjunctionwiththepreviousoneactivatesthehypothalamicpituitaryadrenal(HPA)
axis.Thehypothalamusinourbrain,thepituitaryglandbelowourbrain,andthe
adrenalglandsatopourkidneysformthistrio.Togetherthesebodiesgovernamultitude
ofhormonalactivitiesinthebodyincludingkeyrolesinmemoryandlearning,mood
regulation,musculoskeletalhealth,immunesystemmodulationandmaintaining
adequateovarianandsexhormonelevelsamongothers.

6.AlongtheRidge
Movingalongthebrowtoreleasementaltension

Withpalmsfacingandthumbknucklespressingintotheinnerbrow,movehandsupand
downinsmallmotionsandinchalongoutward.Continuethismovementpastthebrow
linealongthegroovefromthetempletowheretheearattachestothehead.Dothis
movementalongthebrowlines2or3timestohelpreleasetensionfromworryandover
focusing.Workingaroundtheeyes,eyebrows,andtemplesinparticularhelpstosoothe
awaystress,relieveheadachesandclearthesinuses.

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7. Diving for Pearls
Probing the jaw to release tightness and preserve the teeth (3 sections)

A)Withpadsoffirsttwofingersprobeintothemusclesatthejunctionofupperand
lowerjaws(ST7)withsmallcircularmotions.Explorethisareaabitthenmove
downwardalongthelowerjawwithsmallcircularmotionswhilepressingintothe
junctureatthetoothandgumwithfingerpads.Whenhandsmeetatthechinpressboth
forefingersupanddownatthecenterpointbetweenlowerlipandchin.

B)Withmouthcloseddrawlipsbackagainsttheteethtotightencornersofmouthand
withpadsofmiddlefingerspressintothetightenedmuscleswithcircularmotions
upwardsandoutwardsfromthemouthforafewseconds.Thenmovebacktothechin
andgraspitwithforefingersfromaboveandthumbsbelow.Drawsidesofknucklesof
forefingerdownandacrosschininsmallcircularmotionsafewtimes.Continuewith
thiscircularmotionasyoumovebackupalongthelowerjawtotheTMJmuscle,
pressingasyougothistimewiththesidesoftheknucklesoftheindexfingers.Becareful
nottodragyourfingersacrossyourskinasyoumoveupward.

C)HooktipsofthumbsupintoupperjawjustinfrontoftheleftandrightTMJatthe
toothandgumjunctureandrestyourheadonthem.Pullarmsintobodyasyourhead
relaxesontothethumbs.Aftereachcompletebreathmovealongthislineonethumb
widthatatimeuntilyoureachthenostrils.

8.WelcomingFragrance
Pressingintonostrilstoopenbreathandsinuses.(3pointsequence)

Pressintotheindentationatthecornersofthenose(LI20)withpadsofmiddlefingers.
Restindexfingersonmiddlefingersandmakesmallcircularmotionsdownwardand
outwardsfor1015seconds.Thenmoveupthesideofthenoseaboutaninchtothenext
point(Bitong)wherethebonyridgeofcheekmeetsthebaseofthenose.Continue
makingthesmallcircularmovementsforanother1015secondsbutthistimemoving
upwardandoutwardfromthenose.Nextmovelaterallytothedimpleinthecheekbone
directlybelowthepupils(Sibai)andwhilemaintainingcontactwithmiddlefingersatthe
pointpressinfirmlyandmakesmallupanddownmovements.Becarefulnottoslide
fingersovertheskin

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9.BrighteningEyes
Roundingtheorbittostrengthenvision(3pointsequence)

Placetheindexfingeratthelateralcorneroftheeyesocketandmiddlefingerattheinner
corner.Gentlypressingontothebonyridgemassageinasmallcircularfashionkeeping
fingersincontactwiththeskin.Asthefingerscircleallowthemtogentlycontactthe
eyeballthroughthelowerlid,takingcarenottooverlystretchtheskin.Dothisfor
another1015secondsandthenwitheitherthepadsofthemiddlefingersorthefirst
thumbknucklesmassagetheeyethroughclosedlidspressinginwithsmallbackand
forthmotions.Pressingentlybutfirmlyandlongenoughtoseeradiatingpointsoflight
appearlikeamandalaofstars.Afterwardsswipebaseofpalmsacrosseyesafewtimes
fromtheinnertoouterside.Rubpalmstogethertowarmandthencuptheeyeswith
handsrestingonfaceforafewseconds.Completelyrelaxeyes.Eyemovementexercises
canbedoneatthistimeifyouwish.

10.WarmingtheEars
Rubbingtheearstoenergizebodyandmind.

Movingalongthehairlinecombthefingertipsfromfronttobackasyoumovedownto
theears.Cuppingthumbsbehindtheearsgraspbothearsfirmlywithindexfingers.
Movehandsinacircularmannerawayfromtheheadastheyslowlymovedownacross
theearstwoorthreetimes.Endeachpassdowntheearbygentlytuggingonthe
earlobesafewtimes.Theobjectistowarmuptheearswithafairlyvigorousmassaging
action.Thenwithtipsofforefingersmassageandtracethecrevicesintheearuntilyou
cometotheearcanal.Pressinandplugthecanalasyoumoveyourhandsupanddown
afewtimes,listeningtothedrumlikesoundcreateddeeplyinsideyourhead.This
movementsounddirectlystimulatesthebrainandsharpenshearing.

11.PattingintheLight
Pattinglightintothefacetoopentheexpression

Rubpalmstogethertowarmandbringenergytothem.Withpalmstowardsface,fingers
together,gentlypatfacewithfingersmovingfromchinandmouthupwardsoverto
cheeksandthenoutwardsacrosscheekstojawanddownagainalongjawtochin.Spend
alittleextratimepattingoverthemoutheachtimetohelpreleaseemotionaltensionthat
maybestoredthere.Makethiscircularpatternseveraltimesuntilyoufeelatingling,
expandingwarmthinyourcheeksandcreatingarosyglowtoyourcomplexion.

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12. FountainofJoy
Lightlystrokingtheforeheadtobrightenouroutlook

Let your arms swing loosely at your sides a few times in unison to relax your shoulders and then
bring hands up to the forehead with palms towards face. Keeping fingers loosely together and
with light upward strokes of the fingertips, move them in a radiating fan pattern from between the
eyebrows to the temples and then back again, first to the left and then to the right. Continue
alternating from left to right a few times as you feel the tension and worry lines washing away
from your forehead. Lightly stroking the area between the brows in particular stimulates the third
eye point enhancing ones inner vision, as well as stimulating the pineal glands production of
melatonin, a powerful antioxidant and one of the bodys important hormones regulating our sleep
and wake cycles.

13.RaindropsontheRooftop
Tappingfingersonscalptovitalizespirit

Raisehandstohairlineandplacebacksoffingerstogetheratthemidline.Movingyour
handsupanddownbegintappingyourfingertipsonyourscalpandworkdowntothe
templesandbackupagain.Continuethetappingsequenceasyoumovefromthefrontof
theheadtotheback.Trytosequencethetappingoffingertipssothesmallfingersstrike
first,thenringfingers,middlefingersandlastlytheindexfingers.Thumbsarerelaxed
andstrikewithsidesoneachtapduringthesequence.Movebacktothefrontofthe
headatthemidlineandrepeatthetappingpatternbutthistimewithhandsforminga
losefistprimarilyusetheflatpartbetweenknucklestomakethecontact.Thisexercise
directlystimulatesthebrainandnervoussystem.

14.KnockingontheGate
Tappingalongthenecktoreleasetensionandbolsterthedefenses.

Astheknuckletappingendsatthebackoftheheadrotatehandsoutwardsothefleshy
sideofthehandbeneaththelittlefingerscanchopdownalongtheneckmuscles.
Continuechoppingwithalosefistasyoumovefromthebaseoftheskulltothebaseof
theneckandbackagain.Whenyoureachthebaseoftheskullagainrotatehandsback
sotheflatpartofknucklescantapalongthebaseoftheskulltotheears.Tapbackto
centerlineatbaseofskullandthenrotatehandstochopdowntheneckagain.Dothis
sequenceseveraltimestoreleasetensionintheneck,promotebloodcirculationtothe
head,andtoprotecttheareaagainstdraftsandcold.Oncoldorwindydaysyoushould
alsorubthesideandbackofyourneckwiththeflatofyourhandseveraltimes.Move
handsupanddownfrombeneaththeearstothemidlineofneckupandbackina
diagonalfashion.Dothisuntiltheareaiswarmandcomfortable.

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15. Flapperwheel
Paddling neck to open voice, firm jowl and stimulate body

Letyourarmsswinglooselyatyoursidesinunisonafewtimestorelaxyourshoulders
andthenbringelbowsuptoshoulderlevel,palmsfacingdownward,fingertipsbeneath
thechinatthelevelofthecollarbone.Begintocircleyourhandsandallowtopsof
fingerstostrikeyourthroatfromthebaseuptothejawlineinonecontinuouscontact
motion.Wristsshouldbeloosesothathandshavefloppinesstothem.Continuethis
movementasyourotateyourheadfromsidetosidewitheyeslevel.Payparticular
attentiontostimulatingtheareaaroundtheAdamsappleasthisreleasestensioninour
throatsowemaymoreeasilyexpressourselves.Thisactionalsostimulatesthethyroid
andparathyroidglands,whichreleasekeyhormonesforregulatingbodymetabolism
includinguptakeofcalciumbythebonesaswellastoningnecktoavoidsaggingjowls.

16.YawningLion
Energizingandrelaxingthefacebyopeningeyeswideandthrustingouttongue.

Gatheryouenergyforamomentandstandorsitcomfortablyerect.Formhandsintoa
fistandbringthemuptowaistlevelbybendingtheelbowandkeepingshoulders
relaxed.Closefisttightlyasyoubringthemtowardsnavel.Lettheheadfallslightly
forwardasyouscrunchupyourfaceastightlyasyoucan.Nextraiseyourhands
upwardandsplayyourfingersoutwardasyourockslightlyforwardandtiltyourhead
andeyesupward.Continuinginonesmoothmovementtoopenyoureyesaswideas
possible,raiseyourcheekshighandwide,openyourmouthwideandtrytotouchthetip
ofyourtonguetoyourchin.Dothissequence5times.

17.IntegratingLight
Standingstilltofeelenergyspreadfromthecenterofhead.

Standingwithfeetaboutshoulderwidthapartsinkyourweightslightly.Oryoucansit
comfortablywithfeetflatonfloorasyouextendyourheadupwardfromthecrownasif
askyhookhasbeenattachedandisgentlypullingonit.Thechinnaturallyfalls
towardsthechestandthebreathfallsmoreeasilyintothelowerabdomen.Lightlyplace
thefrontofthetonguebehindtheupperteethonthepalateandrelaxthebackofyour
tongueandthroat.Relaxandbreatheintothelowerabdomen,expandingitlikean
inflatingballoon.Afterafewbreathsputyourattentionbackonyourheadandfeelthe
energyflushfromthecenteroutwarduntilitfillstheyourhead,faceandneck.Letthis
energycontinuetoexpanduntilitfillsyourentirebody.Enjoytherelaxingglowit
bringsforafewmoments.
18.RoundingtheHorntoArriveHome
CirclingtheTemplesandEarstoEnlivenBody,Mind&Spirit

Lightlycradletheforeheadwiththehands.Movehandsupwardandbackwardsothe
centerofpalmsslidesoverthetemplesanddownovertheears.Makeslowandsteady
contactovertheearswithpalmsandfingersuntilyouhearasoundsimilartothatof
oceanwavesrecedingfromtheshore.Listendeeplyintothissound.Whenthefingers
slidepasttheearsbringthehandsbacktothestartingpositionandrepeatthemovement
severaltimes.Eventuallyyouwillfeelashiverupanddownyourspinelikehavinga
fullandcompleteyawn,sendingatinglingwavethroughyourbody.Allowthisfeeling
tobringasmiletoyourfacewithoutmovingyourfacialmusclesoryoucanallowa
serenesmiletoappear.Thisiscalledtheinnersmile.Savorthisfeelingafewmoments
andthenopenyoureyes.Trytocarrythisinnersmilewithyouthroughoutthedayby
takingtimetocallitbacknowandthen.Enjoythepeaceofminditbringsandwatchthe
lovelinessofyourfacereemerge.

ClintonChoatemaintainsaprivateacupuncturepracticeinWLAforthepast15yearswherehealso
teachesTaiChiLite,8TeasureQiGong,andfacialtoningexercises.Heinvitesyoutovisithiswebsiteat
http://www.clintonchoate.comformoreinformationonfacialrejuvenation,acupunctureandtheclasseshe
offers.Hecanbereachedbyemailatclinton@clintonchoate.com or by phone at310-2773567.

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