NY Facial Acupuncturist, Creator of the Diamond Acupuncture Facial & Leading Acupuncture Educator, Featured in the New York Times

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New York, NY Facial Acupuncturist Mary Elizabeth Wakefield L.Ac., M. S., M. M., leading acupuncture educator and creator of the Diamond Acupuncture Facial for the 2005 Academy Awards, was recently featured in an article in The New York Times Style section. The title of the article is "Hold the Chemicals, Bring on the Needles" and the article highlights women's desire to find safe and healthy alternatives to plastic surgery to treat their facial wrinkles and sagging.

New York, NY Acupuncturist Mary Elizabeth Wakefield L.Ac., M. S., M. M., leading acupuncture educator and creator of the Diamond Acupuncture Facial™ for the 2005 Academy Awards, was recently featured in an article in The New York Times Style section. The title of the article is "Hold the Chemicals, Bring on the Needles" and the article highlights women's desire to find safe and healthy alternatives to plastic surgery to treat their facial wrinkles and sagging.

According to Ms. Wakefield, who has trained more than 2,000 practitioners in 40 states, as well as internationally, in her technique of Constitutional Facial Acupuncture Renewal™, "The skin of the face (and entire body) reflects our ancestral roots, our identity, our state of health, and our age, and telegraphs to the world information about us on the psychospiritual as well as the physical level. In contrast to the newly-emergent Western viewpoint of skin as disposable commodity, Oriental medicine has much to say regarding the treatment of this vital bodily organ as it evolves through time. Constitutional Facial Acupuncture Renewal™ is non-invasive, less costly than surgical procedures, and draws upon the ancient Chinese wisdom related to longevity, beauty and balance."

You can read the article Hold the Chemicals, Bring on the Needles at http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/13/fashion/13SKIN.html.

Ms. Wakefield, who currently holds the title of Educator of the Year from a leading national acupuncture organization, teaches her innovative seminars in Constitutional Facial Acupuncture Renewal™ all over the country and in Canada, and at major acupuncture symposia and conferences. She will also be teaching seminars in Australia in 2008.

In addition to the Diamond Acupuncture Facial™, she has created a unique tuning fork facial, Facial Soundscapes: Harmonic Renewal™, which was recently profiled in Alternative Medicine, as well as a Feng Shui facial, Bagua Beauty™, which has been featured in Spa Asia. She has also created a line of topical Chinese herbal face foods, Muse L' Herbal, which are used to enhance the results of her facial acupuncture treatments.

She is frequently interviewed and cited as a national expert in the field of acupuncture and healthy aging, A leading proponent of facial renewal, she contributes a bi-monthly column to Acupuncture Today magazine (http://www.acupuncturetoday.com/columnists/facial) on "Changing the Face of Aging," and has appeared in both important acupuncture journals and mainstream spa-oriented periodicals like Spa Asia, American Spa, Les Nouvelles Esthetique and Spa Arabia. She also appeared in an article in Cosmetic Surgery Times, discussing the merits of facial acupuncture vs. botox.

Her treatment protocols have been featured on the Discovery Channel, WABC-TV in New York and FOX News, NY, and online at Derma Doctor (http://www.dermadoctor.com/pages/newsletter331.asp?WID=%7B78416B3F%25).

Her private practice, Chi-Akra Center, is located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, in New York City. Ms. Wakefield can be reached at 212-688-8709.

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