Constitutional Facial Acupuncture™ has been created by Mary Elizabeth Wakefield, L. Ac., M. S., M. M., of Chi-Akra Center. Constitutional Facial Acupuncture is a safe, painless and effective treatment for renewing the face as well as the whole body. Fine lines may be entirely erased, deeper lines reduced and bags around neck and eyes firmed. Fine needles are placed at a variety of acupuncture points on the face, neck and around the eyes to stimulate the body’s natural energies, or Qi. Since muscle groups are addressed as well the acupuncture points, the face lifts itself, via the acupuncture points, through the muscles’ toning and tightening action. The needles also stimulate blood and circulation, which improves facial color.

Learn more about the benefits, timeline, short- and long-term effects of Constitutional Facial Acupuncture.


In our Constitutional Facial Acupuncture Package, we offer more than merely reducing lines and wrinkles. The package is also an educational course in which we provide training and tools to preserve your youthful glow and reverse damage to the body—damage from years of abuse and lifestyle choices so common here in the West.

We believe that beauty comes from within and that healthy lifestyle and self-care rituals are the key to preserving our natural essence and slowing the aging process.


Our first priority is to assess the overall condition of the body. We perform objective tests and analysis, and use the findings to create a plan and bring the body into balance. If the body is healthy and internal systems are in harmony, the skin will reflect this.

Next, we systematically remove as many toxins from the surrounding environment as possible. In the process, we learn how to avoid toxic intake, and teach simple steps to help the body eliminate these pollutants on a daily basis. In addition to external sources, toxins can also come as a result of unbalanced mental health states. Lines and wrinkles on the face often develop from facial expressions we make when we are emotionally stressed.

When the assessment process is complete, we use additional tools such as herbs, nutritional supplementation, acupuncture, meditation, and yoga to customize a plan that fits your constitution. This is achieved through one-on-one consultations, which are a part of regularly scheduled treatments.



  • initial assessment of overall condition of the body
  • facial acupuncture and body acupuncture for external and internal balancing
  • customized essential oil blends to address individual constitutions
  • education on environmental toxins, how to avoid them, and how to help the body eliminate these pollutants more efficiently
  • the use of herbal medicine, nutritional supplementation, meditation and yoga (as advised)

Over the course of three months, your aesthetic concerns will be addressed. By the end, your body will experience a greater vitality. You will come away with the tools and guidelines you need to live appropriately for your unique constitution and make informed choices based for both short- and long-term health goals. We will discuss follow-up treatments to the protocol to maintain the effects of the treatments and clarify skin care routines.

For more details, or to enroll in our Facial Acupuncture Program, send us a message or call our Santa Monica office at (424) 744-8366.

It’s not easy to find a practitioner who is relatable and knowledgable at the same time. (more…)

KG, Constitutional Facial Acupuncture Client