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Microneedling for Acne and Acne Scars

Microneedling for Acne and Acne Scars Michelle Gellis LAc AP MAc DiplAC Microneedling has emerged as a widely embraced therapeutic modality for acupuncturists, offering diverse benefits ranging from addressing fine lines and wrinkles to treating conditions such as acne, acne scars, hair loss, melasma, and rosacea. This article focuses specifically on the application of microneedling …

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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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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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The Anatomy of Expression

Anatomy of Facial Expression

By Michelle Gellis AP LAc MAc DiplAc The anatomy of expression refers to the relationship between our facial expressions, our muscles, meridians and our inner universe. Our face is unique in its ability to radiate shen, display our emotions, desires, intentions, and provide a window into our overall health. As acupuncturists, we have the skills …

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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

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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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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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