What You Get
Approved: California [Until 2024/08/25]* (2), Florida (2), NCCAOM (2), Standard Certificate (2)
LENGTH 2 Hours
Course TYPE Recorded Webinar
ACCESS Mobile, Desktop, Tablet
NOTES Notes are provided with this course.
Course Overview
The purpose of this course is to familiarize practitioners with protocols for needling the face and neck safely in order to reduce trauma to the skin and underlying structures. Anatomy, point location contraindications and precautions are reviewed. This course will

* familiarize practitioners with protocols for needling the face and neck safely
* review Facial Anatomy
* introduce tools used for safely needling the face
* review contraindications and precautions
  • Familiarize practitioners potential concerns when needling the face and neck
  • Review facial anatomy
  • Review contraindications and precautions
  • Introduce tools used for safely needling the face
  • Outline
    0 hrs - 30 min

    Discuss areas of the face and neck which might be likely to bruise or bleed. Discuss how to prevent bruising and bleeding in the face and neck.

    30 min - 1 hrs

    Review of facial muscles and nerves and their proximity to acupuncture points Review of neck muscles and nerves and their proximity to acupuncture points

    1 hrs - 1.5 hrs

    Discuss contraindications for facial neck and scalp acupuncture including high blood pressure migraines pregnancy etc. Discuss precautions such as using Arnica gel, and specific protocols to avoid damaging the skin muscles, and nerves.

    1.5 hrs - 2 hrs

    Familiarize students with tools used during facial acupuncture such as intradermal needles, tweezers, Q-tips, arnica gel, facial cups, GuaSha tools, derma rollers. Instruct students on the safe and proper protocols for using these tools

    What People Are Saying

    I highly recommend this excellent course on facial acupuncture. The course clearly educates and instructs future practitioners of facial acupuncture on the anatomy, safety, and crucial tools for success of facial acupuncture.

    Elizabeth M.- United States of America

    Good material to know

    Mila I.- Canada

    Safely Needling the Face and Neck

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    About Michelle Gellis

    Michelle Gellis is a Licensed and Board Certified Acupuncture Physician. She has been a Faculty Member and Clinic Supervisor at the Maryland University of Integrative Health (formally the Tai Sophia Institute) since 2004. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Seton Hall University School of Business in Computer Science, and a Master of Science Degree in Acupuncture from the Traditional Acupuncture Institute. Ms Gellis holds the distinction of being one of the very few acupuncturists in the US certified to teach Facial Acupuncture certification classes on an international level to other acupuncturists. In addition to Cosmetic Acupuncture, Michelle teaches classes on facial cupping, gua sha and treating neuromuscular facial conditions such as Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis , Trigeminal Neuralgia, TMJ, and Bells Palsy with acupuncture. She has been published in The Journal of Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture Today, the Maryland Acupuncture Society Newsletter, The Acupuncture Desk Reference as well as featured in Her Mind Magazine, Howard County Business News and Be Well World Magazine.

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    Unlimited Access & CEUS

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    Cancellation Policy

    Please note we do not offer refunds for our recorded online courses/webinars.


    This recording is available in an online format only; you will not receive a DVD or physical copy of the recording – it is only available to watch as a course to watch on the internet through your online account.

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