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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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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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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

Facial Acupuncture Classes in Fulton, MD

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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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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7 ways Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation Can Reverse Aging

Michelle Gellis Facial Acupuncture CEU Training Classes

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.

Facial Acupuncture Training CEU Classes

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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