Safe Practice for Facial Acupuncture

This course will provide safe practice for diagnosing, documenting, safe acupuncture needle selection, and first aid protocols for acupuncturists when needling the face and neck for patient cosmetic and related concerns.

Shellie Goldstein
Shellie Goldstein

Course Overview

This course will provide two hours of safe practice when performing acupuncture on the face and neck for patients cosmetic and facial concerns. In this course, you will learn patient and practitioner safety when diagnosing, documenting, and needling the face and neck. Precautions and contradictions for treating the face and neck will be discussed. Selecting acupuncture needles for maximum safety when specifically addressing the face and neck for will be reviewed. Avoiding facial nerves, vessels, and bruising with safe needling protocols including difficult acupuncture points such as ST 9 and BL 1 will be taught.


In addition, first aid protocols for bruising and tissue damage will be outlined. Video presentations of needling points to avoid nerve damage and bruising will be included. A case study to exemplify patient safety will be presented.


  • Learn safe needling skills and protocols for needling of the face and neck.

  • Be able to safely diagnose and document patient concerns, protocol strategies, and treatments.

  • Understand how to avoid nerve injury, vessel injury, and bruising when needling the face and neck.

  • Understand how to needles difficult points on the face and neck.

  • Identify first aid protocols for bruising and tissue damage.


  • 0 hrs - 30 min

    Introduction to safe needling protocols for the face and neck.

  • 30 min - 1 hrs

    Location and safe needling protocols for sensitive points of the neck and face.

  • 1 hrs - 1.5 hrs

    Identifying first aid protocols for bruising and tissue damage.

  • 1.5 hrs - 2 hrs

    Examples of documentation for practitioner and patient safety.


  • Elizabeth M. (United States of America)

    The use of excellent case studies and the thorough knowledge of the instructor make this a top CE TCM course!

  • Nicola B. (Canada)

    Very knowledgeable instructor

  • Robin G. (United States of America)

    Excellent presentation. Incredible depth of knowledge. A pioneer in cosmetic acupuncture and in her generous teaching of it.

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The use of excellent case studies and the thorough knowledge of the instructor make this a top CE TCM course!

Elizabeth M. (United States of America)

Very knowledgeable instructor

Nicola B. (Canada)

Excellent presentation. Incredible depth of knowledge. A pioneer in cosmetic acupuncture and in her generous teaching of it.

Robin G. (United States of America)

I've been wanting to get into cosmetic acupuncture for awhile, so this was a great introduction in how to be safe with it, and an overview as to what to expect.

Brianna K. (United States of America)

A very nice course to learn about facial acupuncture and medical safety at the same time.

Eric K. (United States of America)


Shellie Goldstein

Dr. Goldstein is one of the worldwide experts on cosmetic facial acupuncture. She is the founder of the Academy of Advanced Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture, and partner with Pacific College of Health Sciences in the Facial Applications of Cosmetic Enhancement Training Program (aka the FACE program).


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  • CEUs:

    Approved By: California [Until 2024/06/23]* (2), Florida (2), NCCAOM (2), Standard Certificate (2)

  • Language: English

  • Course Type: Recorded Webinar

  • Course Length: 2 h

  • Course Notes: Notes are provided with this course.

  • Access Period: Lifetime


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