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Facial Acupuncture

By Mary Elizabeth Wakefield, LAc, Dipl. Ac., MS, MM

One of the leading proponents of facial renewal techniques in the world today, Ms. Wakefield was recently named 2005 Educator of the Year by the American Association of Oriental Medicine at their Annual Conference and Exposition for her contributions to the field of Oriental medicine as a teacher, creator of innovative treatment protocols, writer for acupuncture periodicals, and advocate of acupuncture in the national media. Ms. Wakefield has recently been named to the faculty of Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College (AIMC) in Berkeley, CA, in connection with her supervision of a mentorship program for facial acupuncturists.

Mary Elizabeth contributes an ongoing column on facial acupuncture and related topics to Acupuncture Today magazine, and has written articles for California Journal of Oriental Medicine and Oriental Medicine Journal. Her practice and treatment protocols have been featured in a number of prominent periodicals - Oriental Medicine Journal, Qi Magazine, Alternative Medicine - as well as in the national media, including an appearance on the Discovery Channel, in which she demonstrated her Diamond Acupuncture Facial™ which debuted at the 2005 Academy Awards.


Previous Articles

Alchemical Facial Acupuncture Protocols, Part 3
  September, 2009 (Vol. 10, Issue 09)
The Alchemy of Facial Renewal, Part 2
Acupuncturist Becomes Taoist Alchemist
  July, 2009 (Vol. 10, Issue 07)
The Alchemy of Facial Renewal, Part 1
  May, 2009 (Vol. 10, Issue 05)
Facing East: Facial Acupuncture in China and Japan, Part 2
  March, 2009 (Vol. 10, Issue 03)
Facing East: A “Scientific” Sojourn in Shanghai, Part 1
  January, 2009 (Vol. 10, Issue 01)
The Face: A Portrait of Qi, Part 3
The Emperor’s Court and Palace Gardens
  November, 2008 (Vol. 09, Issue 11)
The Face: A Portrait of Qi, Part 2
Addressing the Archetypal Facial Landscape
  September, 2008 (Vol. 09, Issue 09)
The Face: A Portrait of Qi
  July, 2008 (Vol. 09, Issue 07)
A Powerhouse Pow-Wow
  May, 2008 (Vol. 09, Issue 05)
The 100th Monkey
  March, 2008 (Vol. 09, Issue 03)
The Soul Beneath the Skin
Beyond a "Cosmetic" Approach to the Facial Landscape
  January, 2008 (Vol. 09, Issue 01)
The Three Treasures of the Face
  December, 2007 (Vol. 08, Issue 12)
Supporting the Elderly
The Chinese Perspective on Aging
  October, 2007 (Vol. 08, Issue 10)
Changing the Face of Aging
Stress and the Adrenals: The Incredible Burden of "Doing" vs. the Lightness of "Being"
  August, 2007 (Vol. 08, Issue 08)
The Yang and Yin of Facial Acupuncture - Part 4
  June, 2007 (Vol. 08, Issue 06)
Chinese Face Reading Goes West: From the Clinic to the Quotidian
Everyday Applications of Oriental Physiognomy
  April, 2007 (Vol. 08, Issue 04)
Constitutional Facial Acupuncture Renewal Doth Not a "Facelift" Make
  February, 2007 (Vol. 08, Issue 02)
The Yang and Yin of Facial Acupuncture, Part Three
Hormonal Response From the Perspective of Oriental Medicine
  December, 2006 (Vol. 07, Issue 12)
The Yang and Yin of Facial Acupuncture, Part 2
Hormonal and Other Factors Contributing to the Decline of the Skin
  October, 2006 (Vol. 07, Issue 10)
The Yang and Yin of Facial Acupuncture, Part One
Synergizing Western Biomedical and Oriental Medical Perspectives
  June, 2006 (Vol. 07, Issue 06)
A New Modality for the Conscious Healer: An Interview with Terry Tipton, Part Two
  March, 2006 (Vol. 07, Issue 03)
A New Modality for the Conscious Healer: An Interview with Terry Tipton, Part One
  February, 2006 (Vol. 07, Issue 02)
The Eight Extraordinary Meridians: Our Genetic Imprinting
  December, 2005 (Vol. 06, Issue 12)
Essential Oils, Part Three: Blending Essential Oils According to Sound, Fragrance and Color
  October, 2005 (Vol. 06, Issue 10)
Essential Oils, Part Two: Additional Attributes, Guidelines for Use, and Suggested Applications
  July, 2005 (Vol. 06, Issue 07)
Essential Oils, Part One
  April, 2005 (Vol. 06, Issue 04)
Changing the Face of Aging: Music and Medicine, Part Two
“Music Hath Charms to Soothe the Savage Beast”: A Pythagorean Musical “Intervention”
  February, 2005 (Vol. 06, Issue 02)
Changing the Face of Aging: Music and Medicine, Part One
  December, 2004 (Vol. 05, Issue 12)
The Tao of Venus: From Aphrodite to Kuan Yin
  October, 2004 (Vol. 05, Issue 10)
Simple Skin Foods for Anti-Aging
  September, 2004 (Vol. 05, Issue 09)
Hyperpigmentation: Liver Spots
Chinese Patent and Folk Remedies
  July, 2004 (Vol. 05, Issue 07)
Clean Colon: Sensuous Skin
  April, 2004 (Vol. 05, Issue 04)
Planetary Soundscapes: A Harmonic Facial
Mars and Venus: "A Tuning Fork Tango"
  February, 2004 (Vol. 05, Issue 02)
Eczema - The Seven Year Itch?
  November, 2003 (Vol. 04, Issue 11)
Bagua Beauty: A Vibrational, Constitutional Feng Shui Facial
  September, 2003 (Vol. 04, Issue 09)
Facial Soundscapes: Harmonic Renewal -- A New Non-Needle Modality
  June, 2003 (Vol. 04, Issue 06)
Constitutional Facial Acupuncture: Changing the Face of Aging
  August, 2002 (Vol. 03, Issue 08)

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