Integrative Cosmetic Acupuncture

January 31, 2020 09:00 AM -February 02, 2020 03:30 PM

AIMC Berkeley: 2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA

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Friday 1/31/20, 9:00am – 5:30pm
Saturday 2/1/20, 9:00am – 5:30pm
Sunday 2/2/20 9:00am – 3:30pm

In this 3 day course, students will walk away with a deep understanding of Integrative Cosmetic Acupuncture, it’s spiritual component and a treatment protocol that can be implemented into practice. At the conclusion of the course, students will:

  • Have a general understanding of facial anatomy and structure including vessels, nerves and muscles of the face, scalp and neck
  • Have a general understanding of common disorders of the face and skin
  • Understand and be able to identify acupuncture points and trigger points on the face / neck / scalp used in cosmetic acupuncture
  • Learn the Four Pillars of Holistic Skincare, what they are, why they are important and what treatments activate them.
  • A brief understanding of telomeres, what they do, why they are important and how acupuncture has an effect on them.
  • Develop a base knowledge of skin anatomy, fitzpatrick skin scale, common skin disorders and those that are well treated with acupuncture.
  • Develop a base knowledge of skincare and how to use it including serums, peptides and stem cells.
  • Understand how diet, nutrition and supplements play a role in skin health and what are some key go-to’s for addressing aging concerns and other skin conditions as recommendations to be able to make to patients.
  • Develop a knowledge of terminology and general concerns of aging on the face.
  • Learn how to talk to patients and help them understand what the treatment can and cannot do and manage expectations.
  • Learn contraindications and cautions for cosmetic acupuncture
  • Develop a base understanding of taking before and after photos.
  • Learn, understand and practice the complete cosmetic acupuncture protocol

Students will also receive ongoing support and an opportunity to participate in an Advanced Level course to further improve their treatment skills and methods.