Via The Sun:
Kim Kardashian looks deep in thought during an acupuncture session.
The reality star keeps her face still as 19 needles poke out her face from all angles.
The pregnant reality star posted the picture on her instagram account with the caption: “Oh just relaxing”.
Acupuncture is said to be recommended for pregnant women who want to avoid drugs to ease morning sickness or relieve stress.
But because the needles are only on her face, this procedure appears to also be another addition to Kim’s manic beauty regime.
While heavily-made up, her skin looks wrinkle free and flawless.
Martha Lucas Ph.D LAc said: “Acupuncture is designed to free up chi, or energy. When the needles – approximately 30-40 – are applied to the body and face, production of collagen and elastin may be stimulated, which results in the skin looking ‘plumped up’. It helps your own body create a more youthful appearance”.
She added, “Cosmetic acupuncture is a good alternative for women who don’t want the side effects associated with a surgical facelift”.
The therapy follow’s the nasty-looking blood facial Kim endured in an episode of Kourney And Kim Take Miami a few weeks ago.
The process involves medics taking blood from the arm, before separating the platelets, and then injecting it into the face.
Meanwhile the 32-year-old star – who is due to give birth to her and Kanye West’s first child in July – is refusing to wear maternity clothes.
Kim has accepted her changing shape but isn’t ready to ditch her signature short, tight dresses just yet.
A source told Us Weekly magazine: “She’s just not a maternity girl, but she’s finally accepting her body and getting more comfortable. She doesn’t feel sexy but she’s feels feminine. She’s glowing”.
Kim recently admitted she is struggling to get dressed every day as she has put on weight everywhere except her stomach and is tired of trying to conceal her pregnancy curves.
She said: “For me, I’ve found that I’ve gained inches and I’ve gotten wider but my belly hasn’t popped yet, so I struggle finding things that don’t make me look heavy”.
“Some days my baby bump really shows, and some days it doesn’t…so I never really know what I’m going to look like”.
“At this stage, I guess I’m more focused on concealing the weight gain than I am about dressing the bump, just because it hasn’t popped yet”.
“Once I start showing more, I’ll be all about showing off my bump, and I can’t wait!”