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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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Five Important Reasons for Facial Acupuncture CEU Certification Classes

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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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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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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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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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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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