Uncover the natural beauty of the face - The magic of facial and cosmetic acupuncture

Uncover the natural beauty of the face - The magic of facial and cosmetic acupuncture
Uncover the natural beauty of the face - The magic of facial and cosmetic acupuncture
17-19 Nov '17, 24-25 Feb '18
12:30-6PM day 1 and 4; 10AM-5PM day 2, 3 and 5

The face is an open book.

When you are suffering from deep emotional stagnation and negative outlooks, it shows! You just have to read the lines, shapes and colors that are mirroring the imbalances you are dealing with on a physical, emotional or spiritual level.

The same is true when you are in an open and harmonized state: you have a face that shows your personal inner harmony and natural beauty.

This course will provide you with facial diagnostic- and needling techniques to understand and treat the body's imbalances expressed in the face, working with the inner joy and outer beauty of your patient. The treatment programs you learn and practice during this course dissolve deep emotional stagnation and negative outlooks and opens and harmonizes on a physical, mental and spiritual level. This transformation process happens with the unique combination of facial and 5-phase acupuncture, herbal- and collagen masks and massage-techniques.

Diagnosis, treatment and inner peace

Acupuncture to the face requires secure needling techniques and unique skills based on a solid theoretical base. On the course we work with both facial muscle motor points and 5-phase acupuncture points to strengthen or loosen muscle tension caused by emotional stagnations. With specific painless needling techniques and combinations of certain body and facial points the face returns to its natural beauty. The techniques make the face and Shen radiate joy, youthfulness and inner peace and vitality by treating both external pathogens like cold, wind and heat and stress related emotions like sadness, anxiety, worry, grief and frustration, that all leave marks on the face.

A practical course with transforming results

To bring about a transformation from emotional stagnations to natural beauty from such a deep inner level, you need more than a superficial cosmetic acupuncture technique. It is a combination of the oldest techniques from the Yellow Emperor and Vietnamese 5 phase beauty tradition, to the latest Western scientific knowledge about acupuncture and facial muscles and skin renewal.

Intentional needling with knowledge of both TCM and more modern Western approaches of how facial muscles and skin tissue reacts, provides transforming results on a physical, mental and spiritual level. During the course you will experience these changes due to all the practical work. We take before and after photos of all participants, so you can document the changes that occur in your face as a result of the treatments you receive during the course.

Course material / workbook

The course material is thoroughly worked out graphically, for you to learn and apply easily in clinical practice. Facial anatomy, point localization and needling techniques are well defined for more than 15 facial muscles, and treatment protocols for each imbalance of the face is outlined in detail. Facial diagnosis relating to lines, emotions, facial expressions, colors and facial symmetry are all fully outlined along with use of facial masks and massage techniques described for each condition.

The course material is designed like a workbook. You can easily look up all the details, continuously improve your skills and apply these to patients in the clinic.

What do you gain from the course?

This course offers you, as an acupuncturist, unique treatment possibilities that can be applied and integrated in your regular practice immediately after completing the course. 

You can work with facial cosmetic acupuncture and make it part of your own trait, or you may choose to integrate the potent needling techniques into your regular acupuncture treatments. Either way your patients will experience deep emotional transformation along with the joy and satisfaction of inner harmony and a beautiful face.

On a personal level, you learn about your own constitution, and what the lines, shapes and colors represent, and you can also apply treatment techniques to yourself and enjoy the transformation.

Facial and cosmetic acupuncture is also popular in the media and the public, so you might use your newly acquired skills as an business advantage to promote your clinic.

Content of the course

The course is divided into two parts, so you have time in your clinic and work space to practice the techniques you learn in Part 1, and really feel safe and secure about needling the face and neck before continuing with Part 2. 

To ensure optimal learning conditions two supervisors will be present when practicing needling techniques.

Content of part 1

Day one you learn about facial muscle anatomy and skin tissue along with the theoretical background for diagnosing and application of treatments. We diagnose faces and look at facial symmetry and perform a simple treatment to open the face.

Day two we work practically with different aspects of the face like saggy cheeks, loss of smile, hanging eyelids, discolorations and jaw tension and issues related to the neck.

Day three focuses on facial lines, why we have them, and how we can treat them using needles, masks and specific massage techniques.

Three months brake between Part 1 and 2

During the brake you will be asked to perform a series of treatments on one client and write a journal with photos before and after treatments to document your progress. The finished journal is emailed to Nicholas for evaluation prior to participating in Part 2 of the course.

Content of part 2

Day four begins with feedback on written assignments and a short repetition of needle techniques learned in Part 1.

We continue with the emotional issues like anxiety and how we can dissolve these on a deeper level and transform the face back to its natural beauty with facial and TCM acupuncture. Treatment examples are given.

On day five needle techniques to transform stagnated emotions introduced on Day four will be practiced and all course material and training is summoned up, so you feel ready and enthusiastic about integrating facial and cosmetic acupuncture in your practice.


In the YouTube videos below, Nicholas explains that when Liver Qi is overused, as a consequence the Worry line starts to show in the face as a sign of determination, focus and strong will.
After the treatment, the Worry line is gone, and there is a relief of Liver Qi stagnation in the body.

1. Treatment plan and definition of the Worry lines (click the image to watch)

2. Treatment of Worry lines (click the image to watch)

3. Result of treatment (click the image to watch)

Kontakt der Kontinenten
Amersfoortsestraat 20
3769 AS Soesterberg

Tel: +31 346 351755
€ 985

incl. coffee/tea/water/lunch (day 2 and 3)

Price payment in instalments
€ 995

incl. coffee/tea/water/lunch (day 2 and 3)

Payment due date 1: 3 November 2017; amount due 1: € 340,00

Payment due date 2: 6 January 2018; amount due 2: € 327,50

Payment due date 3: 11 March 2018; amount due 3: € 327,50

Required knowledge

Basic TCM, acupuncture

Target group

Acupuncturists, students acupuncture

Accredited by

Accreditation is obtained by NVA, NWP

Accreditation is applied at Zhong.

Accreditation will be applied at Eufom and BAF if a student is a member of one of these organizations.

A member of the VNT can apply for a personal accreditation in the member section online.

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