Port Washington, UNITED STATES
Babrbara Leivent rests during accupuncture face lift in Port Washington, New York.
Barbara Leivent, a patient of Ping Zhang, a licensed acupuncturist, rests with acupuncture needles on her face during a face lift treatment at Zhang's office in Port Washington, New York October 28, 2004. Chinese Acupuncture Face Lift is based on the traditional Chinese medicine healing theory that the face is the place where the essence of "yin" organs and energy of "yang" organs merge together via energy channels called "meridians." The face is the only place where all 14 different meridians either end or start from. The acupuncture face lift works by inserting fine needles on the point from different meridians on the body, face, ear, scalp and local problem areas according to each individual's condition of imbalances. HALTH REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton SS