Treating Neuromuscular Facial Conditions

Using Facial and Scalp Acupuncture

By Michelle Gellis

This webinar provides protocols for intramuscular needling, scalp acupuncture, facial cupping & motor points for the treatment of neuromuscular facial conditions such as Bell's Palsy, Ptosis, Shingles, TMJ, Stroke, Trigeminal Neuralgia, MS & others.
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£276.00
Total CPDs: 12
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Total CPDs: 12
NCCAOM (12), Standard Certificate (12)
Access Period: Lifetime
Course Notes: Notes are provided with this course.

Course Overview

This course provides needling protocols such as intramuscular needling of the face, scalp acupuncture, facial cupping, auricular points, and motor points. The knowledge gained in this acupuncture course will be used in the second part of the webinar which covers how to treat various diseases and disorders which affect the proper functioning of facial muscles and nerve such as Bell's Palsy, Ptosis, Shingles, TMJ, Stroke, Trigeminal Neuralgia, MS and others. It also provides assessment tools and needling protocols to treat various diseases and disorders which affect the proper functioning of facial muscles and nerves such as: Bell's Palsy, Ptosis, Shingles, TMJ, Stroke, Trigeminal Neuralgia, MS and others. The second half focuses on diagnosis and treatment. The student will learn to Identify different TCM patterns, which affect the facial muscles and nerves. Learn which modality is best suited to treat different conditions affecting the face. Learn how to effectively plan treatments for various conditions affecting the face.

Course Objectives

  • Learn Intramuscular needling of the face
  • Learn scalp acupuncture
  • Learn facial motor points
  • Learn facial cupping
  • Learn how to assess and diagnose neuromuscular facial conditions.
  • Perform treatment planning for neuromuscular facial conditions.
  • Be able to identify which modality is best suited to treat different conditions affecting the face, including screening for contraindications.

Course Outline

0 hrs - 1.5 hrs
Discuss the theory of submuscular needling. Learn which areas of the face would benefit from submuscular needling.
1.5 hrs - 3.5 hrs
Learn scalp acupuncture theory including contraindications and precautions will be taught. Protocols used commonly for scalp acupuncture will be taught including various needle sizes and areas treated.
3.5 hrs - 5.5 hrs
The use of motor points to treat neuromuscular facial conditions including theory and contraindications will be taught. Protocols for using facial motor points will be discussed.
5.5 hrs - 6 hrs
Facial cupping theory and safety including contraindications will be taught. Tools and protocols used in facial cupping will be discussed
6 hrs - 7 hrs
Discuss Bell's palsy – definition from a western and eastern perspective – Learn the assessment etiology and treatment of Bell's palsy.
7 hrs - 9 hrs
Define Synkinesis and Ramsey Hunt syndrome from a western and TCM perspective – Learn the assessment etiology and treatment of Synkinesis, & Ramsey hunt
9 hrs - 11 hrs
Define stroke, TMJ, Trigeminal Neuralgia from a western and TCM perspective – Learn the assessment etiology and treatment of stroke, TMJ, Trigeminal Neuralgia.
11 hrs - 12 hrs
Define from Ptosis, Hemifacial Spasm, Myesthenia Gravis from a western and TCM perspecitive – Learn the assessment etiology and treatment of Ptosis, Hemifacial Spasm, Myesthenia Gravis
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Taught by Michelle Gellis

Michelle Gellis is a Licensed and Board Certified Acupuncture Physician. She has been a Faculty Member and Clinic Supervisor at the Maryland University of Integrative Health since 2004. Ms Gellis holds the distinction of being one of the very few acupuncturists in the US certified to teach Facial Acupuncture certification classes on an international level to other acupuncturists.
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