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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

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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Cosmetic Acupuncture as an alternative to Botox® Injections

Cosmetic Acupuncture as an alternative to Botox® Michelle Gellis, LAc MAc DiplAc In recent times Botox has been used to treat a myriad of conditions. From wrinkles to headaches, overactive bladder to overactive sweat glands, the medical community has been finding new and innovative uses for Botox®.  Acupuncture has been used for over 3,000 years …

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Acupuncture Treats Moody Skin

We all know how those sagging jowls, fine lines, eye bags and lackluster skin can affect our psyche.  But according to ancient Chinese wisdom the opposite is also true. The emotions that we express each day will over time become permanently imprinted on our face.  For example, the habitual expression of worry and anger bring …

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Why learn facial acupuncture? A blog for acupuncturists…

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture and Your Practice By Michelle Gellis LAc MAc DiplAc Did you know that 5 years after graduating, 50% of acupuncturists are NOT in an active practice? For those who are in practice, the average income is less than $50,000/year. The impact of allied health professionals practicing “dry needling” may have adversely affected …

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Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture and Your Emotions

The human face has 43 muscles, which work together to form facial expressions. Over time, these expressions get lodged in the connective tissue of the face causing fine lines, deep furrows, sagging skin and jowls. Facial rejuvenation acupuncture, facial cupping and facial gua sha (chinese massage) can release atrophied muscles and bring out the innate …

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Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation for Acne, Dark Spots, and Redness Anti-aging for skin

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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