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About Michelle Gellis AP DiplAc

Michelle Gellis, industry expert in Cosmetic Acupuncture and Facial Rejuvenation

Michelle Gellis is a Licensed and Board Certified Acupuncture Physician. She has been a Faculty Member and Clinic Supervisor at the Maryland University of Integrative Health (formally the Tai Sophia Institute) since 2004.

Michelle Gellis holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Seton Hall University School of Business in Computer Science, and a Master of Science Degree in Acupuncture from the Traditional Acupuncture Institute.

Ms Gellis holds the distinction of being one of the very few acupuncturists in the country certified to teach acupuncture facial rejuvenation — also known as cosmetic acupuncture — certification classes on a national level to other acupuncturists.

In addition to acupuncture facial rejuvenation, Michelle teaches classes on facial cupping, gua sha and treating neuromuscular facial conditions such as Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis , Trigeminal Neuralgia, TMJ, and Bells Palsy with acupuncture.

She has been published in The Journal of Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture Today, the Maryland Acupuncture Society Newsletter, The Acupuncture Desk Reference as well as featured in Her Mind Magazine, Howard County Business News and Be Well World Magazine.

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Trevor – Livestream, 2021

I am obsessed! Thank you so much for being so in-depth and thorough. You and your class have made a significant impact on me, my career and my overall self-esteem by your benevolence and knowledge – I am so encouraged.

Trevor – Livestream, 2021

Dr. Kym Caporale, DACM

I loved being in Michelle Gellis's class. Well worth every penny! The content was precise and the delivery of advanced facial rejuvenation was superb in every way. Michelle makes her class fun while handing the practitioner everything to begin using learned techniques right away. The hands on and practice portion was planned out perfectly. I loved it so much. Can't wait to take some of her online classes!

Dr. Kym Caporale, DACM

David C.

You are a gifted teacher! I am enjoying the class, and after over 47 years of medical and 26 years of acupuncture training I've attended a load of classes!

David C.

Heather G.

This class is AMAZING!!  Michelle Gellis is an acupuncture genius, intuitive goddess and FUNNY AS HELL!  Literally the best.

Heather G.

Student – Boston, MA, 2014

Excellent weekend.  You are an inspiration on so many levels – acupuncturist, entrepreneur & ageless! Thank you.

Student – Boston, MA, 2014

Student – Los Angeles, CA, 2017

Great seminar!  Easy to follow, clear instructions.  I feel confident to practice on my own!

Student – Los Angeles, CA, 2017

Student – Sarasota, FL, 2016

Great time, great content and presentation.  Did not feel rushed or pressured.

Student – Sarasota, FL, 2016

Student – Fulton, MD, 2010

Absolutely amazing teacher with knowledge and tips for all kinds of practitioners.  I would be more than happy to take any of her classes.

Student – Fulton, MD, 2010

Student – Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 2015

Instructor was extremely knowledgeable, warm, and personable!  Great Workshop!  Loved it!

Student – Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 2015

Susanne D., licensed acupuncturist

I am so excited to be part of this class…you do great work teaching this valuable acupuncture modality.

Susanne D., licensed acupuncturist

Lisa Beach, LAc MAc

I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the Facial Rejuvenation class. I'm so excited to begin working with patients and helping them look and feel younger with Acupuncture. Everything was well-researched and easy to follow.

Lisa Beach, LAc MAc

Val Sjoberg, LAc MAc

Michelle's facial rejuvenation acupuncture class was a pleasure to take… We had the opportunity to practice what we had learned on one another, and the results were exciting! After just one practice treatment, facial lines were reduced and the skin had a very healthy, vibrant glow. Thanks for a good experience Michelle!

Val Sjoberg, LAc MAc

Sherrie Black LAc MAc

Facial Acupuncture CEU Classes with Michelle Gellis are a definite value for the new or seasoned practitioner who wants to expand the dimension of their acupuncture practice.

Sherrie Black, LAc MAc

Diane C.

Thank you Michelle...I had gotten very beneficial information from your Webinar...great handouts and lecture...much appreciated as a professional acupuncturist.

Diane C.

Susan M.

My training with you has tremendously helped with me facial stroke patients! The training gave me the confidence to needle the face and also, to use facial cups and the jade roller. I recently had my Bell's Palsy patient buy the facial cups so that she can use them at home, in-between treatments. She is so happy to be able to do some self-help.

Susan M.