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How does micro-needling stimulate collagen?

By Michelle Gellis AP MAc LAc DiplAc Collagen induction therapy or micro-needling works by stimulating the immune system and wound-healing mechanisms. As the micro-needles penetrate the skin causing micro-wounds, it triggers an intense inflammatory reaction that begins a cascade of subsequent reactions The skin’s nerve receptors and defense mechanisms sense these fine needle intrusions as …

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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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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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1 Day – Facial Cupping and Gua Sha – Vancouver, BC Canada (Aug 26, 2019)

1 Day – Facial Cupping and Gua Sha – Vancouver, BC Canada (Aug 26, 2019) Registration starts at 8:00 am. Class runs from 8:30 am – 1:30 pm. Unlicensed students! Use discount code “student25” for an additional $25 off your registration. Bring a treatment table and receive a free Aculift Derma Roller. Sponsored by:

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