Hands-on Facial Acupuncture Classes for 2023

Join Michelle Gellis for hands-on practice in facial rejuvenation acupuncture with her in-person classes!

New 2-day format for 2023!

  • Two days of practice (Sat/Sun)
  • Lectures are completed in advance via recorded webinar
  • Comprehensive Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture Certificate Training
  • Includes training in Facial Cupping, Facial Gua Sha, and using a Microneedle Pen
  • Earn a total of 44 NCCAOM CEU points, 40 CA CEUs, 39 FL CEUs, 12 TX CEUs, and Canadian CTCMA credits
  • Open to licensed acupuncturists and medical professionals who have been trained and licensed in acupuncture, NOT only trained in “dry needling”; unlicensed students may observe

Some exceptions may apply—see individual class locations below for specific details.

Notice for Live Classes:

For the health and safety of all students. Hands-on classes require students to wear a KN-95 or higher mask while treating fellow students. Subject to change.

2023 Hands-On Facial Acupuncture Class Details:

These classes span two days. Each day runs from 8AM – 5PM, local time.

Your registration includes these recorded webinars; Modules 1,2,4,5 must be completed in advance of your scheduled hands-on days:

  • Module 1: Patient Intake, Diagnosis, Contraindications – 2.5 hours
    3 NCCAOM, 3 CA, and 3 FL CEUs
  • Module 2: Theory, Protocols – 3.5 hours
    4 NCCAOM CEUs, 4 CA CEUs, and 4 FL CEUs
  • Module 3: Chinese Face Reading and Microneedling – 6 hours
    6 NCCAOM CEUs, 6 CA CEUs, and 6 FL CEUs
  • Module 4: Facial Rejuvenation Cupping, Gua Sha and Derma Roller – 3.5 hours
    8 NCCAOM, 6 CA, 5 FL, and 7 TX CEUs, and Canadian CTCMA credit
  • Module 5: Advanced Protocols in Facial Acupuncture – 5 hours
    7 NCCAOM CEUs (PDA points), 5 CA CEUs, 5 FL CEUs, 5 TX CEUs, and Canadian CTCMA credit

Hands-on days start with a review, Q&A and demo, with the majority of the day devoted to practice.

On the first day, review and practice cover the following:

  • Cosmetic Acupuncture
  • Advanced Facial Acupuncture Techniques
  • Treating Neuromuscular Facial Conditions

On the second day, review and practice cover the following:

  • Facial cupping
  • Facial gua sha
  • Microneedling for acupuncturists

PLEASE NOTE: To practice cupping, gua sha, or microneedling, you MUST use Michelle’s approved tools, available at AculiftSkinCare.com (wholesale pricing available).

Please read carefully:

  • The recorded lectures must be viewed in advance. Upon purchase, you will be enrolled in the modules 1–5 webinar package. Please complete at least modules 1,2,4,5 before class. You may only practice the techniques you reviewed in the recorded webinar.
  • You will earn CEUs with each recorded webinar you complete, and an additional 16 NCCAOM PDA CEU points, 16 California CEUs, and 16 Florida CEUs after you complete the two hands-on days.
  • In order to needle, you must be a licensed acupuncturist or medical professional who has been trained and licensed in acupuncture, NOT only trained in “dry needling”.
  • Registration is also available to practitioners enrolled in Michelle’s Advanced Certification program — they may only practice techniques they have already learned via their recorded webinar(s).
  • Please bring any notes/handouts with you. No printed handouts will be provided.
  • If you wish to practice facial cupping, gua sha, or microneedling, you must use Michelle’s approved tools, available at AculiftSkinCare.com (wholesale pricing available).

Cost: $1,125; $1,075 for early birds (30 days before class date)

If you have previously purchased the module 1-5 recorded webinar package and would like to attend, please contact Michelle for information on registering without the added webinars.

Unlicensed students – receive a $50 discount with the code student50. You may attend the class and observe licensed practitioners in their needling practice, however, you will only be permitted to practice cupping, gua sha and/or microneedling. To practice, you must use Michelle’s approved tools, available at AculiftSkinCare.com. You will not receive CEUs.

Interested in Microneedling or Facial Cupping/Facial Gua Sha class only?

A half-day (Sunday morning or afternoon) only option is available at most locations for students to practice only Facial Cupping/Facial Gua Sha OR Microneedling – cost is $200 ($25 early bird discount 30 days before class). Facial Cupping/Facial Gua Sha class will be in the morning, Microdeedle Pen class will be in the afternoon. Earns 4 CEUs.

PREREQUISITE: You MUST have already taken the corresponding recorded webinar OR purchase the Microneedling for Acupuncturists or the Module 4 Cupping/Gua Sha recorded webinar when you are making your registration. In addition, you must use Michelle’s approved tools, available at AculiftSkinCare.com (wholesale pricing available).

See each location below for facial cupping, facial gua sha and microneedle pen practice options.

AFTER REGISTERING:

Please print and bring any handouts from the webinars you reviewed – no printed handouts will be provided in class. Also, please print and bring these forms: Health Profile, Consent Form, Class Evaluation. The health profile and consent form need to be filled out in order to participate in the hands-on practice.

Choose your location:

February 4-6, 2023
Sydney, Australia
Vibe Hotel Sydney

This class will be administered by China Books Sydney. See China Books’ event page for specific class format, cost, and details.

No half-day option available for this location.

March 25–26, 2023
Naples, FL
Courtyard by Marriott Naples

Special event! 2-day Master Class for practicing acupuncturists who have previously trained with Michelle.

→ Learn more and register here.

No half-day option available for this location.

April 28–30, 2023
Los Angeles, CA
Yo San University

This class will be administered by Yo San University. See Yo San University’s event page for specific class format, cost, and details.

No half-day option available for this location

*Half-day registrations do not include the prerequisite webinar. If you have not already taken the corresponding recorded webinar, please add the Microneedling for Acupuncturists webinar or the Module 4 Facial Cupping/Facial Gua Sha webinar to your cart to complete your purchase.

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