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The Energy Within Us: How Acupuncture, Qi Gong and Reiki Work

By Michelle Gellis, LAc, MAc, Dipl Ac

What’s the difference between a dead body and a living, vibrant human being? It’s the life force, the energy that flows through all of us. It is what animates us and enables us to move through our day.

This life force is known by many different names around the world. In China, it is called Qi (pronounced “chee”). In India, it is referred to as Prana…

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…

How Our Emotional Expression Effects Our Face and Our Health; a Chinese Medicine Perspective

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According to Chinese Medicine, one of the most common causes of disease is repressed emotions. Emotional health is an integral part of Chinese Medicine. The seven emotions associated with disease are: anger, joy, worry, pensiveness, grief, fear and fright. As stated in an ancient text, the Su Wen, Chapter 8, our internal organs are portrayed in terms of their mental, emotional and spiritua…

What is Shen?

In Chinese medicine “Shen” can be translated as Spirit or Mind. It is our consciousness, mental health & vitality, and our awareness.

The Shen lives in our Heart. If our Shen is disturbed, there may be insomnia or dream disturbed sleep. Our Shen resides in our blood, if the quality of our blood is deficient it will effect our mind.  External or internal Heat (of various Organs) may…

Is Acupuncture the Real Fountain of Youth?

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2017/09/acupuncture-the-real-fountain-of-youth/

In addition to pain relief, acupuncture has many benefits. Here are seven ways in which acupuncture can make you feel and look…

Facial Acupuncture for Acne, Age Spots or Melasma

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As we age our skin goes through many changes. Some of these changes have to do with fluctuations in our hormones, which can cause acne or dark spots or patches (melasma). For many women in their forties and fifties, adult acne can appear along with winkles, causing a double whammy! Even if you did not have acne as a teen, the surge of estrogen which occurs right before menopause or t…

Questions to ask before choosing a Facial Acupuncture Class

Facial acupuncture classes…lots of folks are offering them these days. The cost for typical 2-3 day class can be substantial. Before you enroll, here are a few things to consider:

Is the instructor certified by the American Acupuncture Council? If AAC is your insurance company, you must be trained by an AAC certified instructor for coverage. You can contact AAC for the most current list.

At home Micro-Needling Devices Versus in Office Treatments

By Michelle Gellis LAc MAc DiplAc. Licensed Acupuncturist

Nationally Accredited Facial Acupuncture Instructor

President, Acuhealing LLC-Aculift Derma Roller™

 

Collagen induction therapy via the use of micro-needling devices has become more popular over the few years. Traditionally, wounding the skin – by chemical peel or laser- has been the only way to jump start…

Acupuncture Treatment for Facial Pain and Paralysis

Acupuncture Treatment for Facial Pain and Paralysis
By Michelle Gellis LAcMAcDiplAc
This article addresses acupuncture treatment for facial pain and paralysis which are common conditions which can be difficult to treat with western medicine.  As a practitioner and instructor of facial acupuncture I frequently get calls from individuals seeking help for various medical conditions affecting t…

7 ways Acupuncture can reverse aging

By Michelle Gellis LAcMAcDiplAc

We tend to think of Acupuncture as something that can help with aches and pains. But what most people don’t know is that Acupuncture can make you look and feel younger! Regular acupuncture treatment can make you feel more energetic and youthful, AND it can actually reduce the signs of aging

1) Stress Reduction

We all are exposed to stressful situations…

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