Calendar of Events

Treating Children with Oriental Medicine/Healing with Sho-Ni-Shin

September 24 & 25, 2016

Southwest Acupuncture College, 6620 Gunpark Drive, Boulder CO 80301

Discount offered to AAC participants – 10%

Provider: Soma Glick, D.O.M. (NM), L.Ac., CHom.  

PDAs: 15 NCCAOM PDAs / 15 California CEUs (Pending)

This comprehensive course covers the treatment of children from newborn to 10 years of age.  It will greatly benefit practitioners who wish to add various Oriental techniques into their existing pediatric practice and those who have never worked with children before.
Contact information:
1. 303.581.9955
Click here for more information: Glick Sho ni shin Sept 2016


Foundations of Constitutional Facial Acupuncture Renewal™

Southwest Acupuncture College
6620 Gunpark Drive, Boulder, CO 80301

Saturday, July 30th – Monday, August 1st, 2016, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

24 NCCAOM PDA’s pending


Diana Horowitz, L.Ac., Wakefield Technique™ Certified Teacher for CO

Seminar Fees:

15% discount off of regular tuition for Acupuncture Association of CO members before June 30th. Your cost: only $726.50!


Foundations of Constitutional Facial Acupuncture Renewal™ is a comprehensive seminar which provides the practitioner/advanced student with the basics for all the other facial acupuncture protocols created by Mary Elizabeth Wakefield, L. Ac., M. S., M. M., featured in her 3-tiered Practitioner Certification Program offered through Chi-Akra Center.  

Participants will be introduced to safe, painless and effective protocols for renewing the face as well as the body. This course will teach the acupuncturist how to customize a facial acupuncture treatment by ascertaining the 5 Element constitution and meridian imbalances involved in the aging process of the patient.

Seminar will also include:

 The history of facial acupuncture

 Contraindications/benefits
 The Eight Extraordinary meridians
 Specific acupuncture points for face and body
 Jacques Lavier’s acu-muscle facial needling techniques
 An introduction to motor point needling for the neck
 Kidney spirit points
 Chinese physiognomy: Five Element hand and face reading
 Important operational information, general rules and supplies needed for facial acupuncture treatments
 A full topical herbal treatment protocol using herbal masks, creams, essential oils, and jade rollers

 Diana will demonstrate all techniques, and the participants will give and receive treatment.

To Register Online:

*Notice to participants:  To receive certification in Advanced Constitutional Facial Acupuncture™ from the Chi Akra Center, practitioners/advanced students must complete the Foundations of Constitutional Facial Renewal seminar AND the Advanced Constitutional Facial Acupuncture Renewal™. Mary Elizabeth Wakefield, L. Ac. M. S., M. M., will teach the Advanced Constitutional Facial Acupuncture Renewal seminar at SWAC on JULY 8-10, 2016. Early registration discount for the Advanced ends on June 8th, 2016. For more details and to register online, see the Seminars page of the Chi-Akra Center web site at

Instructor Biography

Diana head shot 2015Diana Horowitz, L.Ac., Certified Teacher of Foundations of Constitutional Facial Acupuncture Renewal™, graduated from Tri-State College of Acupuncture in New York City in 2003, and moved to Denver shortly afterwards to open her acupuncture practice, Opal Acupuncture, LLC. She knew she’d found her life-long mentor when she attended a seminar taught by Mary Elizabeth Wakefield, L.Ac. In 2007. 

Diana has assisted Mary Elizabeth and her teaching partner, MichelAngelo, in seminars and conferences in a variety of locations in the US, and is a graduate of the 1st International Gold Standard Facial Acupuncture Certification held at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN, 2012-2013. She taught her first Foundations of Constitutional Facial renewal seminar at SWAC in July, 2015 to excellent reviews! 

Diana maintains her acupuncture practice at A New Spirit Wellness Center in Northwest Denver, where she delights in nurturing and guiding her patients towards experiencing greater vitality and radiance.

Acutonics® I: Sound Gates to Meridian Harmonics

 June 10-12, 2016

This workshop introduces the Acutonics Healing System and is open to anyone interested in exploring the philosophy, cosmology, scientific, and mystical roots of Acutonics. The workshop focuses on the cross cultural uses of sound; concepts of the human body as a sound resonator; Ancient Chinese Medicine energy meridians and points as pathways for sound and healing; chakra balancing through sound; and cellular re-patterning. The course offers exciting new insights into pre-meridian energy networks.
 Learn how to apply Acutonics precision calibrated tuning forks, using sound intervals that treat a wide variety of physical, psychological and spiritual conditions. Participants explore the art of listening and experience sound as a profound healing system that will benefit their clients and themselves. Students learn to work with the Acutonics Earth Moon Set and the Acutonics Solar 7th Set.
Instructor:Susan B. Goldstone, L.Ac, Dipl. Ac, MA  
Senior Faculty, Acutonics® Integrative Medicine & Sound Healing
Goldstone Acupuncture & Whole Health,
LLC Sound Space
        300 Boardwalk Dr Bldg 6A
        Fort Collins, CO 80525
NCCAOM (24 PDAs) Acupuncturists
        NCBTMB Category A (24 CEUs) Body Worker
            Healing Touch: 24 CEUs
Tuition: $475  AAC Members 10% Discount
Registration or Questions Call: 970-227-1906 or email:
visit our website for other dates &
 Edgar Casey said that sound would be the medicine of the future.  The future is now!


Advanced Constitutional Facial Acupuncture Renewal™

A 3-day advanced facial acupuncture course; Module 2 of a certification series* in Advanced Constitutional Facial Acupuncture™



Mary Elizabeth Wakefield, L. Ac., M. S., M. M. Facial acupuncture/educator/author, USA Author, Constitutional Facial Acupuncture™ (Elsevier UK, 2014)


Southwest Acupuncture College

6620 Gunpark Drive, Boulder, CO 80301

July 8-10, 2016, 9:00 am to 6:30 pm



10% discount to Acupuncture Association of CO members! 

Please contact MichelAngelo @ Chi-Akra Center for the discount code.

  Complete information and online registration (payment due immediately) available at:     For all questions regarding the September seminar, registration, content, logistics, travel, accommodations, etc. please contact Michel Angelo @ Chi-Akra Center;, 888-652-5550, 866-841-9139, x 2444, 212-593-1954
This seminar focuses on Advanced facial acupuncture protocols, such as: Japanese scar therapy, intradermal needling, threading, needle depth and insertion, as well as in depth work with facial muscles and motor points. All advanced needling techniques will be demonstrated by the instructor.   The seminar will also include:

  • The energetics of the faceThe anatomy and physiology of the skin


  • 21 facial motor points; an Oriental medicine perspective


  • Japanese scar therapy treatment protocols


  • Advanced Chinese physiognomy


  • Five element pathology and constitutional needling protocol


  • A business forum


  • A topical Chinese herbal facial protocol, with soothing botanicals and essential oils, jade rollers and gem discs


  • The participants will give and receive treatments


  • New!! Handout: tips on treating Bell’s palsy with motor points


  • Quiz: facial analysis of a celebrity; open book test, followed by group discussion

Instructor Biography:   Mary Elizabeth Wakefield, author of the new book, Constitutional Facial Acupuncture (Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014) is internationally acknowledged as the leading authority on facial acupuncture. An author and teacher, she is a practitioner who has created innovative treatment protocols that emphasize a constitutional approach to this modality. Mary Elizabeth is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, Zen Shiatsu practitioner and cranio-sacral therapist, and an opera singer. She has contributed significantly to raising awareness of facial acupuncture as a viable, holistic treatment modality.
Wakefield appears regularly at leading acupuncture symposia in North and abroad, and, in connection with her new book, Constitutional Facial Acupuncture (Elsevier UK, 2014) returned as a featured presenter in 2015 to the Canadian Oriental Medicine Symposium in Vancouver, BC, CANADA.  She will also present a variety of certification series courses in Vancouver and Montreal, QC, CANADA, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, and SINGAPORE, Portland, OR, San Francisco, CA, Albuquerque and Questa, NM, Minneapolis, MN, and a series of small group mentorship courses at home in New York.

Wakefield has 30+ years of clinical professional experience as a healing practitioner, and has personally trained close to 4,000 healthcare practitioners from 5 continents in her protocols. In 2012, she instituted the International GOLD STANDARD FACIAL ACUPUNCTURE® Certification Program, a unique 2-year professional certification training for facial acupuncturists, at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Minneapolis, MN, , the only one of its kind in the world today. This first program concluded in October 2013; a second program launched in April 2015.

Please note: The pre-requisite course in Foundations of Constitutional Facial Acupuncture Renewal™ is being waived for this Advanced seminar in Boulder for all new and returning students. Please be advised that you are required to complete this training module with Chi-Akra Center Certified Teacher for the 4 Corners region, Diana Horowitz, L., (720) 404-9926, if you wish to go on to further Advanced Facial Acupuncture seminars with Mary Elizabeth and MichelAngelo. Diana has scheduled a Foundations event at SWAC, September 30th – October 2nd, 2016. Practitioners/advanced students who complete both training modules will receive a certification in Advanced Constitutional Facial Acupuncture™ from Chi Akra Center.

The American Acupuncture Council (AAC) requires a certification in facial acupuncture from a recognized teacher for malpractice insurance, if you are treating patients with facial acupuncture. You will also receive a certificate attesting to your completion of the certification in Advanced Constitutional Facial Acupuncture from Mary Elizabeth Wakefield and Chi-Akra Center. Both modules are required for this documentation.

Tuition:   Practitioners: $755 ($725 + $30), payable by 6/8/16; afterwards: $855 ($825 + $30) Advanced Students: $555 ($525 + $30), payable by 6/8/16; afterwards: $655 ($625 + $30) 10% off for AAC members applied throughout entire registration period.

Clinician’s Mastermind Circle

April 2016 – March 2017

Online, Phone, Colorado Retreat

Discount offered to AAC participants: 10%

Provider: Michael Gaeta, DAc, MS, CDN, is an acupuncturist, herbalist, dietician-nutritionist, and founder of the Clinician’s Mastermind Circle, one- and two-year training programs for natural health professionals who want to improve their patient care with natural medicine, and practice success. Michael is Past President of the Acupuncture Society of New York, earning awards for State Association President of the Year and State Association of the Year. Over 26 years of successful clinical practice, his purpose has been to create a world of vital, resilient people who stay out of the medical system. Since 1993, Michael has improved the clinical and business success of over 12,000 natural health professionals, through his live trainings and distance learning programs. More at
Description: Acupuncture and Chinese herbs are, on their own, no longer sufficient to meet all of the unprecedented health needs and conditions of the modern patient. Nutritional support, Western botanicals, lifestyle medicine, and some understanding of lab tests, are now necessary to fully address the new demands created by chemical toxicity, refined foods, man-made radiation, stress, overuse of pharmaceuticals, and GMO foods. Today’s patient is simply too inflamed, toxic and nutritionally-deficient to fully care for, without skilled use of this broader range of tools. What’s more, half of all acupuncture school graduates are no longer practicing. How to succeed? This powerful program gives you the clinical and business training, tools, mentoring and community to not just survive, but thrive, in modern acupuncture practice. This proven program, now in its fourth year, will help you grow yourself to grow your practice. Hundreds of acupuncturists nationally have transformed themselves and their practices with Michael’s help. Enrollment for this cohort, which includes 12 new adjunct faculty, is open until March 11th, 2016.

Contact information:
  1. 303 442 2525
  3. Details and application at
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