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The Use of Motor Points in Facial Acupuncture

By Michelle Gellis AP, DiplAc The use of motor points in the acupuncture treatment of musculoskeletal pain has become very popular in recent years. Less familiar to most practitioners is the use of facial motor points in the treatment of both neuromuscular conditions, and for cosmetic purposes. The use of motor points to treat pain …

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Studies on Cosmetic Acupuncture

I am frequently asked about studies and articles which have been done on facial acupuncture. I’ve compiled a list  of a few. Meridional Cosmetology: Report of 300 Cases with Discussion of Underlying Mechanism. International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture, Vol 7, No 4. Effect of Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture on Facial Elasticity: An Open-Label, Single-Arm Pilot Study …

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The Importance of Clearing Blocks Prior to Facial Acupuncture Treatment

The following article, “The Importance of Clearing Blocks Prior to Facial Acupuncture Treatment”, was published in the Journal of Chinese Medicine. Below is the abstract and a link to the article. Abstract: Rooted in traditional acupuncture theory, the method of clearing blocks before initiating further treatment is essential to facial acupuncture. A block is defined …

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Five Important Reasons for Facial Acupuncture CEU Certification Classes

Michelle Gellis teaching facial acupuncture

By Michelle Gellis, AP, DiplAc. For those seeking to add Facial Acupuncture to their practice, this article discusses the importance of proper training with facial acupuncture CEU certification classes. Facial Acupuncture, also known as Cosmetic Acupuncture, is one of the fastest growing areas in our industry. When done properly it can add value and an …

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Springtime! Time to refresh and rejuvenate your skin!

Spring is finally here and all those months of dry heat , not enough fresh air, winter colds and holiday parties can really show up on your face! There are many options available these days that promise to erase the signs of aging from the face — lasers, peels, injections, and of course surgery.  But for …

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Six ways to build your cosmetic acupuncture practice

If you are looking to build your cosmetic acupuncture practice, also known as facial acupuncture or facial rejuvenation acupuncture, there are a few things that you need to keep in mind. Read on for six ways to build your cosmetic acupuncture practice. 1) Be good at what you do. Results will bring in new patients and …

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Cosmetic Acupuncture in the News

By Michelle Gellis LAc MAc DiplAc Recently cosmetic acupuncture, also known as facial rejuvenation acupuncture, has been getting a lot of media attention.  Celebrities such as Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow, Demi Moore, Kim Kardashian, Angelina Jolie and Julianne Moore all have used Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation as a way to maintain and improve their appearances. Cosmetic Acupuncture …

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Benefits of Facial Gua Sha

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By Michelle Gellis LAc MAc DiplAc Facial Gua Sha is a technique in which specially crafted hand held pieces of smooth jade are used to invigorate the skin, smooth out wrinkles and increase blood supply. Facial Gua Sha can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions such as Acne, Rosacea, Melasma and dark …

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How Acupuncture Creates Collagen

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This article discusses how facial acupuncture can promote the production of collagen. By Michelle Gellis LAcMAc DiplAc For centuries the Chinese have known that needling the skin has a positive effect on its thickness, elasticity and suppleness. As far back as the Sung Dynasty (1279AD) Acupuncture facial rejuvenation techniques were used by the empress and …

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