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Live Classes

All classes taught by Michelle Gellis, AP LAc DiplAc, an internationally published expert in facial acupuncture. The skills taught in these classes will be immediately applicable in your practice.

All live classes are approved for CEUs. In-person classes incorporate hands-on training. The Facial Acupuncture Certification and Advanced Techniques classes are for licensed acupuncturists, acupuncture students and medical doctors who have been trained in acupuncture, not individuals only trained in “dry needling”. The Facial Cupping/Gua Sha class is designed for acupuncturists, but open to massage therapists and estheticians. See each class description below for details.

Payment in full is required to hold your place in class. Cancellation policy will vary by class/location. Please read individual class page when registering.

Michelle Gellis demonstrates cosmetic acupuncture techniques while CEU students observe
Michelle Gellis demonstrates Facial Acupuncture

Live classes follow this schedule. You can attend the core 2-day class only, also attend the morning class and/or afternoon class of day 3 for a more comprehensive experience, or choose one or both of the day 3 classes only.

Days 1 and 2: Facial Acupuncture CEU Certification Class (see class description)

Day 3 Morning: Facial Cupping and Gua Sha Microneedle Class (see class description)

Day 3 Afternoon: Advanced Techniques in Facial Acupuncture (see class description)
Available in select cities only—see registration page for details.


Comprehensive Facial Acupuncture CEU Class (3 days)

Register for Comprehensive 3 Day Class for access to the entire weekend of classes: Facial Acupuncture CEU Certification, Facial Cupping/Gua Sha, and Advanced Techniques in Facial Acupuncture. Hands-on* skills are practiced in a small class setting. AcuLift™ Micro-needle Dermal Roller training is part of class. Please note that this class is for licensed acupuncturists, acupuncture students and medical doctors who have been trained in acupuncture, not individuals only trained in “dry needling”. You will recoup the cost of this with your first patient.

Approved by the NCCAOM for 26.5 PDA points (CEUs), 26 California CEUs, 26 Florida CEUs, 26.5 Texas CEUs, and Canadian CTCMA credits. All materials needed for class are included.

*When presented as a live-streaming interactive webinar, the material will be expanded to accommodate the time which would have been spent during practice. There will not be a “hands-on” portion in the webinar. If you are licensed, you will be able to participate during any make up class you attend.

  • Cost: $725
  • Early Bird: $675. Save $50 if you register by the early bird date. (Early bird registration cut off dates are different for each class, please see class registration form for details.)
  • Unlicensed Students: Use coupon code “student50” for $50 off.

Facial Acupuncture CEU Certification Class (2 days)

This is the core class I teach at each live seminar, covering Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture Theory and Acupuncture Needling Techniques and Protocols for Cosmetic Acupuncture. Hands-on* skills such as submuscular and intradermal needling and techniques for needling the scalp, face and body points are practiced in a small class setting. AcuLift™ Micro-needle Dermal Roller training is part of class. Please note that this class is for licensed acupuncturists, acupuncture students and medical doctors who have been trained in acupuncture, not individuals only trained in “dry needling”. You will recoup the cost of this with your first patient.

Approved by the NCCAOM for 14.5 PDA points (CEUs), 14 California CEUs, 14 Florida CEUs, 14.5 Texas CEUs, and Canadian CTCMA credits. All materials needed for class are included.

*When presented as a live-streaming interactive webinar, the material will be expanded to accommodate the time which would have been spent during practice. There will not be a “hands-on” portion in the webinar. If you are licensed, you will be able to participate during any make up class you attend.

  • Cost: $575
  • Early Bird: $525. Save $50 if you register by the early bird date. (Early bird registration cut off dates are different for each class, please see class registration form for details.)
  • Unlicensed Students: Use coupon code “student50” for $50 off.
  • 3-day Options: You can also attend the Facial Cupping/Gua Sha or Advanced Techniques class as an add-on for a total cost of $650 ($600 early bird), or add on both additional classes for a total of only $725 ($675 early bird).
CEU student practicing cosmetic acupuncture while Michelle Gellis looks on
Class includes hands-on instruction for licensed practitioners

Facial Cupping and Gua Sha Microneedle Class (Day 3—morning)

This class may be taken on its own or in conjunction with the other classes in the session and is designed for acupuncturists but open to massage therapists and estheticians. The hands-on class covers Facial Cupping and Facial Gua Sha techniques including protocols for facial muscular/neurological conditions. This class is designed for acupuncturists but open to anyone. Includes AcuLift Microneedle Derma Roller training. You will recoup the cost of this class with your first facial patient.

This class has been approved for 7 NCCAOM PDA points (CEUs), 7 California CEUs, 7 Florida CEUs, 7 Texas CEUs, and Canadian CTCMA credits. All materials needed for class are included.

When presented as a live-streaming interactive webinar, the material will be expanded to accommodate the time which would have been spent during practice. There will not be a “hands-on” portion in the webinar.

  • Cost: $175
  • Early Bird: $150. Save $25 if you register by the early bird date. (Early bird registration cut off dates are different for each class, please see class registration form for details.)
  • Unlicensed Students: Use coupon code “student25” for $25 off.
Facial Cupping training demonstration
Facial Cupping
Facial Gua Sha training demonstration
Facial Gua Sha

Advanced Techniques in Facial Acupuncture (Day 3—afternoon)

This class covers advanced needling skills including facial motor points, submuscular needling and special protocols for treating the neck. Please note that this class is for licensed acupuncturists, acupuncture students and medical doctors who have been trained in acupuncture, not individuals only trained in “dry needling”. The Prerequisite for class is prior experience in cosmetic acupuncture. You will recoup the cost of this class with your first facial patient.

Class has 5 NCCAOM PDA points (CEUs), 5 California CEUs, 5 Florida CEUs, 5 Texas CEUs and Canadian CTCMA credits approved.

When presented as a live-streaming interactive webinar, the material will be expanded to accommodate the time which would have been spent during practice. There will not be a “hands-on” portion in the webinar. If you are licensed, you will be able to participate during any make up class you attend.

  • Cost: $175
  • Early Bird: $150. Save $25 if you register by the early bird date. (Early bird registration cut off dates are different for each class, please see class registration form for details.)
  • Unlicensed Students: Use coupon code “student25” for $25 off.

Demonstrating submuscular needling techniques during the Advanced Facial Acupuncture Class
Submuscular Needling
Demonstrating neck acupuncture techniques during the Advanced Facial Acupuncture Class
Treating the Neck