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For thousands of years, the people of the Orient have known that beauty comes from the inside out. In order for a person to look their best, they must radiate health. Early on, the Chinese discovered and utilized ways to change the energy flow within the body to initiate the healing process for rejuvenation. They knew that many meridians either begin or end on the face and some have internal branches that go to the face. At least early as the Sung Dynasty (960 AD – 1279 AD), Acupuncture rejuvenation practices were employed for the Empress and the Emperor's concubines.

In Oriental medicine there is a famous axiom, "Where qi goes, blood flows." While this concept may sound mysterious to those unfamiliar Oriental Medical theory, everyone knows that increased circulation helps the body to look and feel younger. Common would sense tell us that treating the underlying cause of why someone is aging is preferable to masking the symptoms and allowing further decay and dysfunction to continue within the body.

How a person looks and feels about themselves can influence both their professional and personal life. Reasons for seeking this treatment may by professional or personal or a combination of both. Everyone wants to look their best, but in current times concern with one's appearance is perhaps overemphasized in our culture and some individuals feel societal pressure to live up to what may be unrealistic expectations. While this may be what initially motivates a person to seek treatments, they can still be helped immensely by addressing the root of their condition and by restoring their health in the process. It is also an excellent way to build and increase one's practice. After a successful treatment series, patients will return for periodic facial rejuvenation booster sessions as well as regular Acupuncture treatments for any conditions that might arise in the future. This is a fabulous chance to educate and expose those patients to the vast riches of Oriental Medicine and other holistic methods that they may no have come to know without their original intention of Facial Rejuvenation.

Please note: The course content may vary according to the sponsor's request. Consequently, you must check the actual course description for what specifically is included in that particular workshop. For instance: the Acupuncture Workshop may or may not include Chinese herbal remedies for issues of Facial Rejuvenation or Flower Essences for the psycho-spiritual issues around aging and self-esteem based on appearance. Likewise, a course may or may not be classified as a certification workshop.

 

Full certification courses comprised of three weekends are also available upon request to learn how to apply the principles and specifics for Facial Rejuvenation from the following areas:

o                        Acupuncture

o                        Facial Massage

o                        Facial Acupressure

o                        Chinese Herbology/Western Herbology

o                        Facial Exercises

o                        Aromatherapy

o                        Flower Essence Therapy

o                        Nutritional Supplements




Virginia Doran, M.S., L.Ac., L.M.T

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: As an experienced international teacher and practitioner of Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, Virginia Doran is a recognized expert in the field. Ms. Doran has been a teacher and lecturer in the field of holistic health since 1980 on the subjects of massage therapy, acupuncture, aromatherapy, nutrition, flower essences, Chinese and Western herbs, and supplements. She is a graduate of the Tri-State College for Traditional Chinese Acupuncture as well as their postgraduate course in Chinese Herbology which led to her becoming an NCCAOM Diplomate in both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology. Over the years she has had the good fortune to have studied extensively with Jeffrey Yuen and apprenticed with Yuriko Yamagishi. Ms. Doran graduated from the Swedish Institute of Massage and Allied Health Sciences in 1978 where she has since taught post graduate courses. She has been practicing as a licensed massage therapist since 1979. Ms. Doran has been sought out by major television networks to demonstrate her method of acupuncture on CBS News, UPN News, FOX Good Day New York, and the Maury Povitch Show. She was the acupuncturist for photos in the Fall 1999 Versace catalogue and a Shape magazine article on holistic treatment for dermatological conditions. Her facial rejuvenation work has also been featured in the Fall/Winter 2001 Newsweek Special Edition: Health for Life, and in Latina, Shape, and Trump Style magazines, as well as many other publications. To share with others the benefits of the publicity, Ms. Doran created a referral service on her website for her students who choose to subscribe.

Ms. Doran is currently writing two books on FacialRejuvenation. The first book is for acupuncture practitioners on Facial Rejuvenation with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs. The second book, which will be made available to both the public and practitioners, is about Facial Rejuvenation utilizing Acupuncture and her program of various adjunctive modalities that can be self-applied. Furthermore Ms. Doran has studied and practiced Shiatsu, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Reflexology, Applied Kinesiology, Energy Medicine, Plant Spirit Medicine, Flower Essence Therapy, Aromatherapy, Western Herbology, Western and Eastern Nutrition, and Native American and Tibetan Bonpo Healing Ways

 

 

 

  

 

*ALL COURSES APPROVED FOR

NCCAOM CEUs/PDAs in the US.

Please inquire about other  countries as most likely they are.

Some Workshops Approved for California CEUs, please check the specific workshops

These acupuncture workshops have been approved by the American Acupuncture Council (ACC) as a pre-requisite for practicing cosmetic acupuncture under their malpractice insurance coverage.


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 2012


Additional workshops are always in development. Please inquire for a current schedule and if you are interested in a workshop location other than what is listed here or on the website.


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- ACUPUNCTURE and MASSAGE for Facial Rejuvenation:  Part One of the full Facial Rejuvenation Certification Program 

 

February 3rd, 4th, and 5th, 2012

Berkeley, California USA

Host: Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine College

(AIMC Berkeley)

Contact: Erin Olinick, Continuing Education Director

Telephone: (510) 666-8248 x125

Email: eoli[email protected]

Website: www.aimc.edu


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- ACUPUNCTURE and MASSAGE for Facial Rejuvenation:  Part One of the full Facial Rejuvenation Certification Program

March 16th, 17th, 18th, and 2012  IN ENGLISH WITH GERMAN TRANSLATION

Wuppertal, GERMANY

Host: August-Brodde-Schule/ABZ West für Klassische Akupunktur und Traditionelle Chinesische Medizin

Tel. 0049 (0) 202/25440-70

web www.abz-west.de

email [email protected]

 

AROMATHERAPY for FACIAL REJUVENATION according to the Principles of Chinese Medicine:  Part Two of the full Facial Rejuvenation Certification Program 

March 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, and 26th. 2012    IN ENGLISH WITH GERMAN TRANSLATION

Wuppertal, GERMANY

Host: August-Brodde-Schule/ABZ West für Klassische Akupunktur und Traditionelle Chinesische Medizin

Tel. 0049 (0) 202/25440-70

web www.abz-west.de

email [email protected]

 

 

March 30th, 31st, and April 1st, 2012 

ACUPUNCTURE and MASSAGE for Facial Rejuvenation:  Part One of the full Facial Rejuvenation Certification Program


 SPECIAL SMALL SIZE CLASS:

Montclair, NJ USA

Contact: Luminous Beauty 212-769-8278


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 April 20th-22nd, 2012

ACUPUNCTURE and MASSAGE for Facial Rejuvenation:  Part One of the full Facial Rejuvenation Certification Program


Honolulu, Hawaii USA

Institute of Clinical Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Phone: 808-521-2288


May 25th-27th, 2012 

ACUPUNCTURE and MASSAGE for Facial Rejuvenation:  Part One of the full Facial Rejuvenation Certification Program

London, UNITED KINGDOM

For more information, see: http://www.tian-garden-acupuncture.co.uk/workshops/


JUNE 8TH-10TH, 2012

ACUPUNCTURE and MASSAGE for Facial Rejuvenation:  Part One of the full Facial Rejuvenation Certification Program  

Toronto, CANADA

 

Host: The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine

Contact: Sasha Tahiliani, ND, Coordinator, Continuing Education,

1255 Sheppard Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario M2K 1E2 CANADA

Telephone 416-498-1255, or 866-241-2266 ext. 255

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.ccnm.edu

 


ACUPUNCTURE and MASSAGE for Facial Rejuvenation:  Part One of the full Facial Rejuvenation Certification Program 

November9th, 10th, and 11th, 2012

   

Amsterdam, The Netherlands 

Host: TCM Postgraduate

Contact: Gerard Smienk 

Telephone: 0031-546-621046 The Netherlands

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.nascholingacupunctuur.nl

  

New Special Course:
Natural Treatment of Esthetic Related  Concerns

November 15th, 16th, and 17th, 2012

 

Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS

Host: TCM Postgraduate

Contact: Gerard Smienk                                                                                                

Telephone: 0031-546-621046 The Netherlands   

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.nascholingacupunctuur.nl

                                                                                              

 

 2011


ACUPUNCTURE and MASSAGE for Facial Rejuvenation:  Part One of the full Facial Rejuvenation Certification Program

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January 21st, 22nd, and 23rd, 2011

 

 Amsterdam, The Netherlands 

Host: TCM Postgraduate

Contact: Gerard Smienk                                                                                                

Telephone: 0031-546-621046 The Netherlands   

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.nascholingacupunctuur.nl

 

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January 28th, 29th, 30th, 2011

Vienna, Austria

Host: PhytoComm TCM-Akademie

Contact:   [email protected]

 

ACUPUNCTURE and MASSAGE for Facial Rejuvenation:  Part One of the full Facial Rejuvenation Certification Program  

March, 4th, 5th, and 6th, 2011

Toronto, Canada

Host: The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine

Contact: Sasha Tahiliani, ND, Coordinator, Continuing Education,

1255 Sheppard Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario M2K 1E2 CANADA

Telephone 416-498-1255, or 866-241-2266 ext. 255

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.ccnm.edu

 

 

WAIT LIST ACUPUNCTURE and MASSAGE for Facial Rejuvenation:  Part One of the full Facial Rejuvenation Certification Program

April 8th-10th, 2011

Wuppertal, GERMANY

Host: August-Brodde-Schule/ABZ West für Klassische Akupunktur und Traditionelle Chinesische Medizin

Tel. 0049 (0) 202/25440-70

web www.abz-west.de

email [email protected]

 

WAIT LIST ACUPUNCTURE and MASSAGE for Facial Rejuvenation:  Part One of the full Facial Rejuvenation Certification Program