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Why learn facial acupuncture? A blog for acupuncturists…

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture and Your Practice
By Michelle Gellis LAc MAc DiplAc

Did you know that 5 years after graduating, 50% of acupuncturists are NOT in an active practice? For those who are in practice, the average income is less than $50,000/year.

The impact of allied health professionals practicing “dry needling” may have adversely affected your practice….
Cosmetic…

Unsafe Practice of Acupuncture Under the Term Dry Needling

10 Facts You Should Know About the Unsafe Practice of  Dry Needling
By: Michelle Gellis LAc MAc DiplAc

Over the past few months some of my patients have shared with me that they have been offered Dry Needling by their chiropractor or physical therapist and wanted to know what I thought about it. Here are some facts that you need to know:

“Dry Needling” is Acupuncture. Inserting an…

Texters Neck…a real pain in the head.

Texters neck…a real pain in the head.

By Michelle Gellis LAc Mac

During my years in practice as an acupuncturist I have noticed a sharp increase in neck issues with my patients. This problem affects individuals of all ages, the youngest I have seen in my practice was less than two years old. When I first began in practice I noticed the correlation between sore necks/upper backs and…

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture and Your Emotions

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The human face has 43 muscles, which work together to form facial expressions. Over time, these expressions get lodged in the connective tissue of the face causing fine lines, deep furrows, sagging skin and jowls. Facial rejuvenation acupuncture, facial cupping and facial gua sha (chinese massage) can release atrophied muscles and bring out the innate radiance in our skin.

 

We hav…

Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation for Acne, Dark Spots, and Redness Anti-aging for skin

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 the hormona…

Article “A Multifaceted Approach to the Acupuncture Treatment of Neuromuscular Facial Conditions”

Here is an article I wrote for the Journal of Chinese Medicine…

A Multifaceted Approach to the Acupuncture Treatment of Neuromuscular Facia…

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…

Top Ten Reasons to See Your Acupuncturist to Rejuvenate Your Skin

By Michelle Gellis MAc LAc DiplAc

1) It is not some trendy new procedure. Cosmetic acupuncture has been used since the Sung Dynasty (960-1279 AD) and kept the empress looking youthful. By inserting needles into specific points on the face, acupuncturists can stimulate collagen turnover and blood flow to nourish the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

2) Acne, melasma, dermatitis,…

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