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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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My Top 10 Favorite Facial Acupuncture Points – Michelle Gellis, AP

I am frequently asked what my most commonly used or favorite points are to treat the face and why. Here are my favorites. Some may surprise you! 1. Ear Shen Men Calms the spirit, relaxes the face in return. 2. GB41 – Foot Above Tears Allows for emotional release of frustration/anger Grounds the patient Spreads …

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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

michelle gellis facial acupuncture classes treats mouth area

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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