Mar 29, 2016
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
24 NCCAOM PDA’s/CA CE’s
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: http://tinyurl.com/huepebu For all questions regarding the September seminar, registration, content, logistics, travel, accommodations, etc. please contact Michel Angelo @ Chi-Akra Center; email@example.com, 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. Ac., firstname.lastname@example.org, (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.