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Studies on Cosmetic Acupuncture

I am frequently asked about studies and articles which have been done on facial acupuncture. I’ve compiled a list  of a few. Meridional Cosmetology: Report of 300 Cases with Discussion of Underlying Mechanism. International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture, Vol 7, No 4. Effect of Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture on Facial Elasticity: An Open-Label, Single-Arm Pilot Study …

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Springtime! Time to refresh and rejuvenate your skin!

Spring is finally here and all those months of dry heat , not enough fresh air, winter colds and holiday parties can really show up on your face! There are many options available these days that promise to erase the signs of aging from the face — lasers, peels, injections, and of course surgery.  But for …

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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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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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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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