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Facial Acupuncture is good PREVENTATIVE medicine

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture

Eastern medicine is based on a system of wellness and prevention. Historically you went to your acupuncturist regularly for treatment in order to stay healthy.  If you were ill you did not pay because it meant that your healer was not doing their job.    Acupuncture has its basis in keeping the flow of energy flowing throughout the body, therefore nourishing all of the organs including t…

Benefits of Facial Gua Sha

facial gua sha of chin performed by Michelle Gellis

By Michelle Gellis LAc MAc DiplAc

Facial Gua Sha is a technique in which specially crafted hand held pieces of smooth jade are used to invigorate the skin, smooth out wrinkles and increase blood supply. Facial Gua Sha can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions such as Acne, Rosacea, Melasma and dark circles. Facial Gua Sha is used as part of a comprehensive acupuncture facia…

What is Qi?

Qi (pronounced “chee”) is a fundamental concept of everyday Chinese culture. At the core of Chinese medicine is the philosophy that Qi flows throughout the body. Qi is loosely translated to ‘life force’ that is part of everything that is alive. Where there is no Qi there is no life. Qi helps to animate the body and protect it from illness, pain and disease. A person’s health is…

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 of my facial acupuncture classes. A block is defined as…

Acupuncture Treats Moody Skin

Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation

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 the brows together causing the “11’s” (deep furrows between…

Acupuncture Safe-Effective Anti-Aging

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture Class Certification

I frequently receive calls from acupuncturists asking what the benefits are of taking classes in acupuncture facial rejuvenation.

Keep Your Skin Healthy with Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Keep Your Skin Healthy with Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Acupuncture and Oriental medicine can be very effective at treating skin conditions. Treatments can provide quick relief for acute symptoms, as well as significant and lasting relief from recurrent or chronic skin conditions.

The skin reflects and reacts to imbalances within the body’s internal landscape and the effects of t…

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