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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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How Our Emotional Expression Effects Our Face and Our Health; a Chinese Medicine Perspective

According to Chinese Medicine, one of the most common causes of disease is repressed emotions. Emotional health is an integral part of Chinese Medicine. The seven emotions associated with disease are: anger, joy, worry, pensiveness, grief, fear and fright. As stated in an ancient text, the Su Wen, Chapter 8, our internal organs are portrayed …

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Why are women more prone to lip wrinkles than men?

Have you ever wondered why women are more prone than men to form wrinkles around the mouth? There are several reasons for this, and Facial Acupuncture can provide a safe, effective solution. According to an analysis by dermatologists in the Netherlands*: Women (especially postmenopausal women) have fewer oil-producing sebaceous glands around the upper lip – …

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Facial Acupuncture for Acne, Age Spots or Melasma by Michelle Gellis

As we age our skin goes through many changes. Some of these changes have to do with fluctuations in our hormones, which can cause acne or dark spots or patches (melasma). For many women in their forties and fifties, adult acne can appear along with winkles, causing a double whammy! Even if you did not …

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10 things to consider before choosing a Facial Acupuncture Class

By Michelle Gellis, AP LAc MAc DiplAc. Facial acupuncture classes … lots of folks are offering them these days. The cost for typical 2-3 day facial acupuncture class can be substantial. Before you enroll, here are 10 things to consider before signing up for a facial acupuncture class: Is the instructor certified by the American …

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Acupuncture Treatment for Facial Pain and Paralysis

Acupuncture Treatment for Facial Pain and Paralysis

Acupuncture Treatment for Facial Pain and Paralysis By Michelle Gellis LAcMAcDiplAc This article addresses acupuncture treatment for facial pain and paralysis which are common conditions which can be difficult to treat with western medicine.  As a practitioner and instructor of facial acupuncture I frequently get calls from individuals seeking help for various medical conditions affecting …

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7 ways Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation Can Reverse Aging

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By Michelle Gellis LAcMAcDiplAc We tend to think of Acupuncture as something that can help with aches and pains. But what most people don’t know is that regular Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation treatment can reverse aging, making you look and feel younger! Read more to learn seven reasons why taking you should enroll in an acupuncture …

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Facial Cupping to rejuvenate your skin.

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During the summer Olympics we witnessed a preponderance of athletes such as Michael Phelps receiving cupping to relieve sore muscles. Since then I have received a multitude of calls about cupping. When used to relieve pain, cupping and gua sha can be very beneficial for releasing tension in muscles and fascia. Facial cupping is a …

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Why Clearing Blocks Can Improve Your Cosmetic Acupuncture Treatments

By Michelle Gellis LAc MAc DiplAc As a Five Element acupuncturist who teaches facial acupuncture classes nationally, I was surprised to learn that one of the basic principles I was taught in school is unfamiliar to most acupuncturists. Rooted in Five Element Theory, the practice of clearing blocks before initiating treatment is at the core …

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