Mary Elizabeth Wakefield, L. Ac., M. S., M. M., AAAOM Educator of the Year, and author of the new book, Constitutional Facial Acupuncture (Churchill Livingstone Elsevier), is widely acknowledged as the leading international authority on facial acupuncture.
She is a recognized author, teacher, practitioner and the creator of innovative treatment protocols that both emphasize a constitutional approach to this modality and utilize facial acu-muscle points.
Mary Elizabeth appears regularly at leading acupuncture symposia in North America – including the Canadian Oriental Medicine Symposium (COMS), AAAOM, CSOMA and AOMA and the 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 WFAS) and Shanghai, China (University of TCM, Shanghai).
In addition to a busy teaching schedule in the United States, Ms. Wakefield continues to expand her global reach as an educator with certification series offerings in Melbourne, VIC, Brisbane, QLD and Sydney, NSW, Australia, Auckland, New Zealand, Vancouver, BC, Calgary, AB, and Montreal, QC, Canada, London, United Kingdom, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Tokyo, Japan, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany, Zurich, Switzerland, Bogota, Colombia, and Bali, Indonesia.
She has 30 years of clinical professional experience as a healing practitioner, and has personally trained close to 4,500 healthcare practitioners from five continents - North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australasia - in her protocols. She maintains an online database of certified practitioners on her Chi-Akra Center web site at www.chiakra.com.