Trade paperback book
390 pages, 7.25 x 9.00"
Constitutional Facial Acupuncture
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We are redefining the face of aging on a daily basis, with the Baby Boom generation in the vanguard, followed by younger generations who are similarly intrigued by non-invasive natural solutions that are integrative rather than purely cosmetic.
Constitutional Facial Acupuncture has begun to make an impact on popular culture and outmolded perceptions about the nature of authentic beauty and the aging process.
Acupuncturists who practice in this field are increasingly expected to have specialization training and knowledge outside the customary parameters of the more traditional approaches.
This book introduces a complete Constitutional Facial Acupuncture protocol that is comprehensive, effective and clearly organized, with illustrative color photographs and facial needling diagrams. Its strong constitutional components are unique, adhere to the principles of Chinese medicine, and are rooted in the three levels of treatment – Jing, Ying, and Wei.
- A new and detailed Constitutional Facial Acupuncture protocol highlights acu-muscle points, Shen imbalances, lines and wrinkles, needling technique, relevant points and their locations.
- A comprehensive constitutional treatment approach
- A customized, modular topical herbal protocol that is enriched with the use of essential oils and nature cleansers, creams, etc.
- Practical step-by-step instructions on how to integrate the needling protocol for 12 problematic areas of the facial landscape, i.e. droopy eyelids, sagging neck, crow’s feet, sunken cheeks, etc.
- Contraindications, benefits, and personal advice drawn from the author’s 30+ years experience.
- An essential text for students or practitioners of facial acupuncture, and also for those readers who are interested in the field of “healthy aging”.
About the Author:
Mary Elizabeth Wakefield is recognized as the world’s leading proponent of Constitutional Facial Acupuncture, and has contributed significantly to raising awareness about facial acupuncture. She is an author, teacher, acupuncturist, Shiatsu and craniosacral therapist.
As part of her innovative three-tiered Practitioner Certification Program, Ms Wakefield has created more than 20 different courses, presenting a wide range of innovative treatment protocols. She teaches and appears internationally at conferences, symposiums, universities and colleges, and has trained over 4000 practitioners of 5 continents. She recently launched a two-year international certification program in GOLD STANDARD FACIAL ACUPUNCTURE in the USA, the first of its kind in scope and outreach.
She has written articles for many acupuncture journals, spa magazines and other periodicals, been featured in the New York Times, and appeared on The Discovery Channel in connection with the DIAMOND ACUPUNCTURE FACIAL she created for the Academy Awards.
She maintains a private practice on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, and is the founder of Chi-Akra Center.