Advanced Certificate in Facial and Cosmetic Acupuncture

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Enroll in Michelle Gellis’ Advanced Certification program to earn acupuncture CEUs while learning new protocols for facial and cosmetic acupuncture, facial cupping, gua sha, and microneedling. After completing all components of this course, you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to bring facial acupuncture to your patients in a safe, effective manner. The skills you learn will bring immediate value to your practice.

PLEASE NOTE: This in-depth program is designed for licensed acupuncturists and medical professionals trained in acupuncture, NOT those only trained in “dry needling”. You must be licensed to practice acupuncture in order to participate in hands-on practice.

This comprehensive facial and cosmetic acupuncture program includes

  • Access to Michelle’s full suite of recorded CEU webinars including lecture videos, demos, and handouts:
  • Admission to one of Michelle’s hands-on practice locations (2022 classes are one-day, 2023 classes are two-day):
    • August 21, 2022 – Seattle, WA – Courtyard Seattle Downtown Pioneer Square
    • August 28, 2022 – Calgary, AB – Marriott Downtown
    • September 25, 2022 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Marriott
    • December 4, 2022 – Sarasota, FL – Aloft Sarasota
    • February 4-6, 2023 – Sydney, Australia
    • April 22-23, 2023 – Philadelphia, PA
    • April 29-30, 2023 – Los Angeles, CA
    • May 27-28, 2023 – Toronto, Canada
    • June 3-4, 2023 – Boston, MA
    • September 2023 – Northern VA
    • September 30-October 1, 2023 – London, UK
    • October 28-29, 2023 – San Francisco Bay Area, CA
    • December 2-3, 2022 – Sarasota, FL
    • PLEASE NOTE: Hands-on classes require KN-95 or higher mask while treating fellow students and where required by local regulations.
    • Not sure which hands-on class you wish to attend? No problem! You can choose your class at a later date, just contact us with your request. For students unable to travel to a hands-on location, virtual evaluations are available. Contact us for more information.
  • Monthly, one-hour online Q+A sessions with Michelle
    • See this page for dates, times, and topics
    • Video recordings will be provided after each session
  • Once you have completed all the components, you will have earned a total of 75 CEUs.
  • Cost: $1,925

NO REFUNDS.

You will be required to create an account when you check out—with this account you will be able to view the program content. After passing each recorded webinar’s quiz, Michelle Gellis will review your results and you will receive your CEUs via email within 3–5 business days. Your live CEUs will be awarded after you attend your hands-on session. If you cannot attend your chosen hands-on session, you may switch to another location.

3 easy steps to enroll in the Advanced Certification program:

1. Click the button below to add the Advanced Certification package to your cart.

2. Click one of the hands-on sessions below to add it to your cart (cost of one session will be deducted from your total):

Not sure which hands-on class you wish to attend? No problem! You can choose your class at a later date, just contact us with your request. For students unable to travel to a hands-on location, virtual evaluations are available. Contact us for more information.

3. Review your cart and checkout to complete your registration.

Notice for Live Classes:

For the health and safety of all students. Hands-on classes require students to wear a KN-95 or higher mask required while treating fellow students and where required by local regulations.

FAQ for Michelle Gellis’ Advanced Certificate in Facial Acupuncture Program

Q: WHAT SUBJECTS WILL BE TAUGHT?

A: The curriculum covers:

  • Basic Cosmetic Acupuncture — theory, protocols, techniques and precautions/contraindications
  • Advanced Facial Acupuncture — protocols for difficult conditions and treating the neck
  • Facial Cupping and Facial GuaSha — all of the protocols and skills you will need, including how to use the tools properly and which tools are best.
  • Derma rolling — how to incorporate it into your treatments
  • Skin care 101 — to share with your patients including products which works seamlessly with your treatments
  • Treating neuromuscular facial conditions — such as Bell’s palsy, TMJ, trigeminal neuralgia and others
  • Scalp Acupuncture — for treating neuromuscular facial conditions
  • Facial Motor Points — for neuromuscular and cosmetic applications
  • Submuscular needling — techniques unique to Michelle Gellis for treating stubborn conditions
  • Facial acupuncture self care for acupuncturists — so that you can look and feel your best
  • Microneedling for Acupuncturists — comprehensive microneedle training designed specifically for acupuncturists
  • Safety — treating the face is unique and safety is of the utmost importance
  • Ethics – ethics in facial treatment and business practices
  • The anatomy of expression — learn how our emotions affect our face and how our facial expressions affect our inner world
  • Chinese face reading — learn the art of Chinese face reading from Dr. Cameron Bishop
  • Spirit of the points on the face — with Lonny Jarrett

Q: HOW DOES THE PROGRAM WORK?

A: Once you enroll you will choose a hands-on class to attend. You may watch the prerecorded webinar videos on-demand, on your schedule. Monthly discussion/mentoring session will be held online.

Q: DO I NEED TO FINISH ALL THE CLASSES TO GET MY CEUs?

A: No. As you progress through the program you will accumulate your CEUs.

Q: CAN I TAKE THE PROGRAM IF I HAVE NO EXPERIENCE?

A: YES! The course is appropriate for acupuncture students (clinic level) and above as well as licensed acupuncturists. Licensed acupuncturists will receive CEUs in addition to the certificate after completing the full course; unlicensed students will be able to receive the Advanced Certificate if they can complete their licensing and take the hands-on portion within the year. All students will be able to participate in the monthly mentoring session with Michelle.

Q: ARE ALL CLASSES TAUGHT BY MICHELLE GELLIS?

A: Not all classes. There are guest speakers such as Lonny Jarrett, (spirit of the points on the face), Cameron Bishop (Chinese face reading), and Dr. Kym Caporale (microneedle skincare products).

Q: ARE THERE STUDENT DISCOUNTS?

A: There are no student discounts for the full program, however, we do offer student discounts those who would like to attend/observe hands-on sessions.

Q: I’VE ALREADY TAKEN ONE OR MORE OF MICHELLE’S CLASSES, CAN I STILL PARTICIPATE?

A: OF COURSE! As a former student of Michelle’s you will have an opportunity to watch the lectures and videos over and over again to acquire new knowledge, and CEUs.

Q: I’M CONCERNED ABOUT COVID, WHAT PRECAUTIONS ARE YOU TAKING IN YOUR HANDS-ON CLASSES?

A: For the health and safety of all students, hands-on classes require students to wear a KN-95 or higher mask required while treating fellow students and where required by local regulations.

Q: DO I RECEIVE A DISCOUNT ON THE ADVANCED CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IF I HAVE ALREADY COMPLETED ONE OF THESE CLASSES WITH MICHELLE IN THE PAST?

A: Michelle will be offering discounts on a case-by-case basis for her previous students. Please contact Michelle directly at: michellegellis@gmail.com. Please include which class(es) you took and when/where.

If you would like more information on the program, please use the “contact us” box on our website and we will get back to you promptly.