|Professional before 5/29||$ 995.00|
|Bastyr/NIAOM alumni before 5/29||$ 895.00|
|BU Faculty before 5/29||$ 745.00|
|Full time student before 5/29||$ 695.00|
This certification integrates the philosophy and treatment of facial acupuncture “archetypes” with a practical hands-on approach for both facial and constitutional treatment strategies using the Eight Extraordinary meridians; hormonal and root treatments; psychoemotional points; and “ashi” motor and trigger points.
The insight gained from this creative synergy of approaches can enrich our understanding of the ancient texts, and likewise provide a workable format for unique constitutional and facial needling protocols. How do we understand the ancient classical texts, incorporate the information into grounded and effective treatments, and then integrate them successfully into our acupuncture practice? The way we answer this question is a measure of our comprehension of Chinese medicine, and our ability to enhance the effectiveness of our facial acupuncture treatments with new skills.
You will be introduced to practical acupuncture applications which include charts and treatment diagnosis using “ashi”; trigger and motor points for each of the three Yang stages (Taiyang, Shaoyang, and Yangming), and each of the three Yin stages (Taiyin, Shaoyin and Jueyin). In addition, you will receive instruction in hormonal treatments for the Eight Extraordinary meridians, yin support points, psychoemotional needling protocols, benefits and contraindications. You will also learn to apply the three levels of treatment; explore the archetypal qualities for each stage; receive lifestyle recommendations; and practice topical Chinese herbal protocols with soothing botanicals, Five Element essential oils and creams for the face.
Upon completion of the training you will be able to:
Module 1: June 22-24
Module 2: June 29, 30 & July 1
Mary Elizabeth Wakefield
Mary Elizabeth Wakefield, AAAOM Educator of the Year, is an internationally recognized author, teacher, Oriental medicine practitioner and musician. She is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, Zen Shiatsu practitioner, cranio-sacral therapist, and opera singer. Wakefield is acknowledged to be one of the leading proponents of facial renewal techniques in the world today, and is currently working on her first book on facial acupuncture, slated for release in 2013 from a major UK publisher.
She appears regularly at leading acupuncture symposia in North America – including the Canadian Oriental Medicine Symposium (COMS), AAAOM, CSOMA, AOMA and Pacific Symposium in San Diego, CA. She has also been featured at international acupuncture conferences in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany (AGTCM TCM-Kongress); Sydney, Australia (AACMAC); and Shanghai, China (University of TCM, Shanghai).
In 2012, she and her teaching partner, MichelAngelo, pioneered a two-year multi-tiered International GOLD STANDARD FACIAL ACUPUNCTURE® Certification Program at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Minneapolis, MN. This innovative training program, unprecedented in scope, has drawn practitioners from 11 U.S. states and eight foreign countries.
In addition to a busy teaching schedule in the U.S., Wakefield continues to expand her global reach as an educator with certification offerings in Australia (Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney); Auckland, New Zealand; Canada (Vancouver, Calgary and Montreal); London, United Kingdom; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Zurich, Switzerland; Tokyo, Japan; Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany; Bogota, Columbia; and Bali, Indonesia.
She has 30 years of clinical experience as a healing practitioner, and has personally trained close to 3,500 healthcare practitioners from five continents - North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australasia. She maintains an online database of certified practitioners on her Chi-Akra Center web site at www.chiakra.com. She maintains a private practice on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York.
MichelAngelo is an opera singer, classical composer, pianist, astrologer, healer, diviner and writer. Along with sound healing pioneer, Donna Carey, he is co-creator of the Acutonics® sound healing system, and co-author of the ground-breaking advanced level treatise, From Galaxies to Cells: Planetary Science, Harmony and Medicine. MichelAngelo contributed all of the information concerning the musical components of the Acutonics® system, as well extensive information on planetary archetypes and classical music.
Since 2003 MichelAngelo has served as advisor to Astrological Medicine and Musical Studies at the Kairos Institute of Sound Healing, LLC (Acutonics®). As Donna Carey’s principal creative partner for a number of years, he and Carey co-taught advanced level training seminars for Acutonics® practitioners and teachers, and also collaborated on the creation of new courses, teacher training materials and articles for various journals. Additionally, MichelAngelo conceived and taught his own elective seminar, Planetary Bodies, focusing on applications of Western medical astrology within the Acutonics® sound healing system.
He and his teaching- and life-partner, Mary Elizabeth Wakefield, teach seminars in facial acupuncture and related modalities all over the world. They also have co-created a series of four Soundscapes training modules, featuring a unique tuning fork facial. This comprehensive series of courses incorporates a creative synthesis of Oriental medicine-based constitutional and facial treatment protocols with the planetary landscape of Western astrological medicine.
Receive a discount, register by May 29
This series includes lecture, demonstration and hands-on practice, and the six day format provides the necessary time both for presentation of the material and practicum sessions.
This certification is appropriate for those who are new to constitutional facial acupuncture, as well as those who have taken Advanced Constitutional Facial Acupuncture from Mary Elizabeth Wakefield. The curriculum and protocols in the Archetypes training are almost entirely new material.
Please bring: 1 pair tweezers (for intradermal removal), magnifying mirror, small bowl, personal towel, face cloth.
Location: Bastyr University Kenmore Campus, room 286 the first weekend, and room 1062 the second weekend. Bastyr University is housed in an older facility with fluctuating interior temperatures; it is advisable to wear layers. Also, Bastyr is a “fragrance-free” campus.
One hour lunch break – Bring a sack lunch or eat in Bastyr’s dining commons
Continuing Education Units (CEUs, PDAs)
NCCAOM PDAs approved for LAc's
CEUs pending approval for LAc's licensed in CA