Year: 2019

Research: Gua Sha Improves Microcirculation 400 Percent

Gua Sha is an East Asian treatment which generally uses quite a vigorous rubbing/scraping technique. It is mainly used in China on the patient’s back, for detoxification purposes or for various sprains and injuries throughout the body. (Adkins 2013, p.133) Gua means ‘to scrape or scratch’ and Sha is the resulting redness or rash (Nielsen …

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Facial Acupuncture for Restoring Muscle Tone

In their 2013 study: ‘Effect of Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture on Facial Elasticity: An Open-Label, Single-Arm Pilot Study’ [1], Younghee Yun et al. hypothesised that facial acupuncture ‘affects facial elasticity by restoring resting mimetic muscle tone through the insertion of needles into the muscles of the head, face, and neck.’ We explored the effects of facial …

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Video: Constitutional Points in Facial Acupuncture

Thank you to everyone who joined me on my recent live Q&A, where we took a deep dive into my full cosmetic acupuncture protocol. Click the video below to view a snippet of me sharing a little about constitutional points and their role in Facial Enhancement Acupuncture (FEA). https://youtu.be/2Pc4vyCKbB8 Keen to know more? Whether you …

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FEA Online Course Approved for CPD by NZASA

We’re pleased to announce that our Facial Enhancement Acupuncture (FEA) online course has been approved by the New Zealand Acupuncture Standards Authority (NZASA) Inc. for 30-hrs (Category 2 CPD). Please visit the NZASA website for further details about the registration authority and their commitment ‘to helping practitioners maintain standards of professional, ethical and clinical competency in acupuncture …

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