Certification 1:

Constitutional Facial Renewal™
2 Modules; 4-day certification

Module 1:

Constitutional Facial Acupuncture Renewal™ (2-3 days)
Open to: acupuncturists, advanced students and M. D. acupuncturists

  • History of facial acupuncture
  • Benefits and contraindications
  • Five Element physiognomy
  • French facial needling techniques using acupuncture points with muscle structure
  • Constitutional body points based upon Five Element theory and TCM principles
  • The 3 Levels
    • Jing; the 8 Extraordinary meridians
    • Ying; the 12 Regular meridians
    • Wei; the tendinomuscular meridians
  • A topical Chinese herbal protocol

Module 2:

Constitutional Facial Non-Needle Modalities™ & Herbal Adjunct Therapies
Open to: acupuncturists, advanced students, M. D. acupuncturists, bodyworkers, healthcare professionals, estheticians

Part 1:

Constitutional Facial Non-Needle Modalities™ (1 day)

  • Oriental medical facial diagnosis
  • Facial massage; Chinese Tui-na, Japanese and Western techniques
  • Overview of microcurrent therapies
  • Light therapy; LED photostimulators
  • Vibrational therapy (tuning forks); Facial Soundscapes: Harmonic Renewal™
  • Facial Gym; facial exercises
  • A full topical herbal protocol with jade rollers

Part 2:

Herbal Adjunct Therapies and Essential Oils™ (1 day)*

  • Overview of Western and Chinese herbs, plus practical “folk remedies” for healthy aging
  • Skin syndromes
    • broken capillaries
    • eczema,
    • acne
    • rosacea
    • scars
    • hyperpigmentation
  • Benefits and contraindications of essential oils, according to Chinese medicine principles
  • Custom blending of essential oils for specific skin types

* In this module, participants will make and take home an herbal facial product as well as a custom-blended essential oil for their own skin type.

Course Requirements for Level 1 certification:

  • Acupuncturists: modules 1 and 2 (both parts)
  • Non-acupuncturists: module 2 and a special additional module in Facial Soundscapes: Harmonic Renewal™ (details to be announced later)

Certification 2:

Advanced Constitutional Facial Acupuncture™
2 Modules, 4-6 day certification

Module 1:

Constitutional Facial Acupuncture Renewal™ (2-3 days)
Open to: acupuncturists, advanced students and M. D. acupuncturists

  • History of facial acupuncture
  • Benefits and contraindications
  • Five Element physiognomy
  • French facial needling techniques using acupuncture points with muscle structure
  • Constitutional body points based upon Five Element theory and TCM principles
  • The 3 Levels
    • Jing; the 8 Extraordinary meridians
    • Ying; the 12 Regular meridians
    • Wei; the tendinomuscular meridians
  • A topical Chinese herbal protocol

Note: module 1 is a pre-requisite for module 2; acupuncturists who have previously completed module 1 may elect to “re-take” this module at a reduced rate or enroll directly in module 2, Advanced Constitutional Facial Acupuncture Renewal™.

Module 2:

Advanced Constitutional Facial Acupuncture Renewal™ (2-3 days)
Open to: acupuncturists, advanced students and M. D. acupuncturists who have previously completed module 1

  • The energetics of the face
    • The Three Treasures
  • The anatomy and physiology of the skin
  • The function of facial motor points: an Oriental medical perspective
  • The facial muscles and usage of facial motor points
  • Contraindications and benefits
  • Five Element pathology and specific constitutional body points
  • Japanese scar therapy
  • A topical herbal protocol

Certification #3:

Constitutional Facial Acupuncture Archetypes™
2 Modules, 4-day certification

This innovative certification series examines our constitutional blueprints (archetypes) in conjunction with the 6 stages of the Shang Han Lun, to address basic behavior, personality traits, health tendencies and the quality of Shen in everyone!!

Utilizing information from ancient Chinese texts, participants will learn how to determine their dominant constitution, personal expression, complexion (Shen), archetypal physiognomy, constitutional tendencies to form wrinkles, and their potential for “healthy aging”.

Also included is a mapped-out protocol for each of the 6 zones Taiyang (back), Yangming (front), and Shaoyang (side) – for both face and body, advanced needling techniques, motor points and “ashi” points.  The 3 constitutional levels, Jing (8 Extraordinary meridians), Ying (TCM points) and Wei (ashi points) will also be considered.

Participants will be provided with information regarding contraindications, benefits, intake/release forms, patient pre-screening, and will be introduced to a topical Chinese herbal facial protocol.

The Instructor will demonstrate the entire facial acupuncture protocol, and participants will give and receive treatments under her supervision.

Please note: this is an extremely constitutional approach to the facial landscape, a natural fit for physio-acupuncturists, etc.

Module 1:

The 3 Yangs (2 days)
Open to: acupuncturists, advanced students and M. D. acupuncturists

  • Taiyang
  • Shaoyang
  • Yangming; Metal and Earth

Note: module 1 is a pre-requisite for module 2; acupuncturists who have previously completed module 1 may elect to “re-take” this module at a reduced rate or enroll directly in module 2. In general, however, this certification will only be offered in its entirety. There are no other course pre-requisites.

Module 2:

The 3 Yins (2 days)
Open to: acupuncturists, advanced students and M. D. acupuncturists who have previously completed module 1

  • Taiyin
  • Shaoyin
  • Jueyin