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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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Free webinar! Cosmetic Acupuncture as a Source of Profit

Enjoy this FREE 30-minute webinar, presented in conjunction with the American Acupuncture Council on the topic – “How to make Cosmetic Acupuncture a reliable source of cash income for your practice”. Learn how offering facial and cosmetic acupuncture can increase your cash flow and offer lasting benefits to your practice! See more videos on my …

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Ethics in Facial Acupuncture – now available as a recorded webinar

Cosmetic Acupuncture Certification On-Demand

Earn 2 NCCAOM CEUs with this continuing education webinar on Ethics in Facial Acupuncture, presented by Michelle Gellis In this course I discuss: The ethics of touch Verbal and written contracts precautions & contraindications Setting realistic expectations Listening skills Documentation and before and after photos Register now! Ethics in Facial Acupuncture

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Microneedling and Chinese Medicine

Microneedling & Chinese Medicine Michelle Gellis AP LAc MAc DiplAc Microneedling has become very popular in our profession as a form of treating skin level concerns. As an educator of facial and cosmetic acupuncture I am frequently asked how it fits within our scope of practice. The use of needles to beautify the skin has …

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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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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

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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