Botox and Depression

We have several strong forces at play in our communities; an aging population, increase in accessibility to cosmetic services and a dominating cosmetic industry that promotes the use of botox – a drug from the bacteria Clostridium botulinum to paralyze facial muscles and temporarily alleviate the appearance of wrinkles. A safer alternative is acupuncture.

By treating the glabellar crease or "frown line", acupuncture can improve people's mood and feeling of well being. In this course you will learn the psycho-emotional aspects of people seeking cosmetic treatment and how the face can be used as a microsystem for treating depression. This course offers you new skills to enhance your outcomes for depression and other complex conditions. 


Goals of the course:

◉ Gain an insight into the psycho-emotional aspects of people seeking cosmetic treatment
◉ Learn how to incorporate facial acupuncture into your practice to enhance your outcomes across a wide range of conditions
◉ Help your patients achieve a high level of confidence and vitality – without the use of botox which carries high risks and frequent re-dosing
◉ Understand how facial acupuncture can help a patient overcome feelings of depression

This course is £10 for non JCM subscribers.

This course is £7.50 for JCM subscribers.

To obtain your discount code, sign into your account on for the US and Canada or for the rest of the world and navigate to the 'discount codes' tab under the 'shops' heading.


Running time: Approximately 1 hr

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Speakers Biography

Mary Elizabeth Wakefield is heralded as a world leading expert on facial acupuncture. She is the author of the book Constitutional Facial Acupuncture (Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014) and has created innovative treatment protocols that use the face as a microsystem. Mary Elizabeth is a licenced acupuncturist, herbalist, Zen Shiatsu practitioner and craniosacral therapist, and winner of the prestigious 'Educator of the year' award in the USA. She has contributed significantly to raising awareness of facial acupuncture as a viable, holistic treatment modality world-wide.