Course introduction

Constitutional Facial Acupuncture

with Mary Elizabeth Wakefield & Michelangelo Wakefield

There is a growing demand for an organic, natural process of aging that involves not only the treatment of the body, but also the recognition of the mind/spirit connection in the healing process. Constitutional Facial Acupuncture, both an ancient and a revolutionary system, fills this demand, because it links inner beauty and radiance with outer physical balance. This unique modality empowers and encourages people to reassess how they think about beauty and aging. It also offers a preventative alternative to cosmetic surgery and other invasive procedures, takes an integrative approach to health, and addresses the totality of the individual patient to enhance both beauty and longevity, while simultaneously promoting quality of life and youthful vigor. Constitutional Facial Acupuncture™ recognizes the face as the most emotive part of the body. It uses gentle origin/insertion techniques to address facial muscle imbalances relating to emotional expression, as well as lines, wrinkles and sagging tendencies. Three constitutional treatment levels – Jing, Ying and Wei – support the facial protocols. Also included are psychospiritual and Shen scalp treatments, as well as a complete topical Chinese herbal protocol with soothing botanicals, jade rollers and gem discs. The video presentation will include filmed demonstration treatments.

Goals and objectives:
• Learn facial protocols based upon origin and insertion muscle techniques
• Apply 3 types of constitutional treatments, based upon the Jing, Yin and Wei levels
• Integrate psychospiritual points into the protocols
• Use topical Chinese herbs to enhance the effects of the facial acupuncture treatments

Video-Class with Online Examination

(unlimited access)

  • watch and rewind video as often as you like

  • learn at your own pace

  • 3 CEU credits (TCM-Fachverband and ASA)

  • Multiple-Choice Exam at the end of the course

  • ask your questions to your lecturer by e-mail

  • course fee CHF 180.-

  • course duration: 3½ h

This course is suitable for

  • Medical Doctors

  • TCM Practitioners

  • All other Health Professionals

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Course overview

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    Constitutional Facial Acupuncture

    • Introduction

    • "Changing the face of aging"

    • Renewal vs Rejuvenation

    • Bodyscapes

    • Qi Jing Ba Mai

    • Eight Extraordinary Meridians

    • Eight Extraordinary Meridians Part 2

    • Tendinomuscular Meridians

    • The new protocols

    • Benefits of facial Acupuncture

    • Contraindications for facial Acupuncture

    • Gener rules for facial Acupuncture

    • Treatment Protocol

    • Facial landscape

    • The grin

    • The smile

    • The cheeks

    • The laugh

    • Crow's feet

    • Droopy Eyelids, Sagging Brows

    • The frown

    • The forehead

    • The neck

    • Goodbye

    • Quiz

About the lecturers

Mary Elizabeth Wakefield

Mary Elizabeth Wakefield, the internationally recognized author of the acclaimed book, Constitutional Facial Acupuncture (Elsevier UK, 2014), is an acclaimed teacher, an acupuncturist, an herbalist, Acutonics® and Zen Shiatsu practitioner, cranio-sacral therapist and a professional opera singer. For the past 22 years, she has been one of the leading international proponents of facial acupuncture, with 30+ years of clinical professional experience as a healing practitioner; she has personally trained close to 6,000 healthcare practitioners from five continents in her treatment protocols. She and her life partner, MichelAngelo, recently published a new book, Vibrational Acupuncture: Integrating Tuning Forks with Needles (Singing Dragon UK, 2020), rated 5 stars on Amazon. Mary Elizabeth maintains a private practice on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, in New York City.

Michelangelo Wakefield

An opera singer, classical composer, pianist, medical astrologer, healer, diviner and writer, MichelAngelo is the co-creator and instructor of curriculum for Chi-Akra Center for Ageless Aging. He served as Advisor, Astrological Medicine & Musical Studies to Acutonics® Institute of Integral Medicine, LLC, and is a co-author of the textbook, From Galaxies to Cells: Planetary Science, Harmony and Medicine (Devachan, 2010). He has written several articles on medical astrology for Oriental Medicine Journal. Since 2019, MichelAngelo has published 4 books of original astrological essays, which are rated 5 stars, and available from Amazon; his first book, Random Ramblings of an Astrological Autodidact, has received a very favorable review from The Mountain Astrologer. He offers clients astrological consultations both live in New York City, and remotely via Zoom.