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Treating Neuromuscular Facial Conditions Pt2

  Michelle Gellis AP discusses techniques for treating conditions such as TMJ, Bell’s Palsy and Trigeminal neuralgia 

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Treating Marionette Lines

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Treating Marionette Lines with Cosmetic Acupuncture By Michelle Gellis AP LAc MAc DiplAc Treating Marionette Lines with Cosmetic Acupuncture can present some challenges. Recently I was asked on my Facebook group “Facial Acupuncture” how I treat them effectively. “Marionette” lines are a result of several factors. As we age the depressor anguli oris (DAO), pulls …

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Setting Realistic Expectations for Cosmetic Acupuncture Patients

By Michelle Gellis AP LAc MAc DipAc When meeting with a new cosmetic acupuncture patient there are a lot of factors that come into play when it describing what sort of results they can expect and how long will it take. One question that I am frequently asked is “how many treatments before I start …

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Benefits of Green and Yellow Light Therapy

By Michelle Gellis AP founder Facial Acupuncture Classes Many health professionals are using red light therapy(~650nm +/-20) and blue light (~420nm +/-20) in their treatment rooms for theirs benefits of treating the skin, reducing inflammation and enhancing overall health. The AcuLift AcuLuma LED light includes Green light (~530 +/-20) and Yellow light (~580nm +/-20)as well to …

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Facial Fascia: Its effects on appearance and function

By Michelle Gellis AP LAc MAc DiplAc Introduction. Fascia is a thin casing of connective tissue that surrounds and holds our organs nerves, bones, blood vessels and muscles in place. It provides internal structure and has nerves that make it almost as sensitive as our skin. Fascia plays an important role in the structure, appearance, …

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Advanced Certificate in Facial Acupuncture

Advanced Certificate in Facial Acupuncture for comprehensive cosmetic acupuncture training

The Advanced Certificate in Facial Acupuncture program is a unique opportunity for acupuncturists and acupuncture students to acquire skills and knowledge necessary to qualify for basic facial acupuncture certification while working towards an advanced certificate in facial acupuncture. For almost 20 years Michelle Gellis has been teaching facial and cosmetic acupuncture classes internationally. She is …

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How does micro-needling stimulate collagen?

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By Michelle Gellis AP MAc LAc DiplAc Collagen induction therapy or micro-needling works by stimulating the immune system and wound-healing mechanisms. As the micro-needles penetrate the skin causing micro-wounds, it triggers an intense inflammatory reaction that begins a cascade of subsequent reactions The skin’s nerve receptors and defense mechanisms sense these fine needle intrusions as …

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Safety Concerns When Treating the Face and Neck-Michelle Gellis AP DiplAc

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Safety concerns when treating the face Treating the face and neck area with acupuncture is unique with regards to safety concerns. Needling the face can pose challenges due to its heavily vascularized anatomy, relatively dense innervation and delicate and complex muscularisation. There are more blood vessels per sq cm on the face than elsewhere on …

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Bringing Facial Acupuncture into your Practice Through Telemedicine and Beyond

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-Michelle Gellis AP LAc DiplAc “The lines on our face are an outward manifestation of our inner world” Facial Acupuncture is a profitable and sought-after addition to your acupuncture practice. For the time being, due to concerns over covid-19, many of us have turned to telehealth to treat our patients. Adding Facial Acupuncture to your …

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Telemedicine and cosmetic acupuncture — free webinar

Michelle Gellis Cosmetic Acupuncture

I recently had the pleasure of presenting this 1.5 hour webinar and Q&A on telemedicine and cosmetic acupuncture, and how to do cosmetic acupuncture safely during the pandemic, on behalf of the Maryland Acupuncture Society. If you want to try more on-demand learning after viewing this webinar, please view my list of other available courses. …

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1 hour free webinar on adding facial acupuncture to your practice

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  Click here for 1 hour free webinar on adding facial acupuncture to your practice

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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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