Acupuncture Workshop

Facial Rejuvenation

with acupuncture, acupressure and massage

with Virginia Doran

24-26 May 2019

Athens, Greece

Take your acupuncture practice to the next level

Offer your clients a complete treatment that benefits both their appearance and overall health

with Virginia Doran’s Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture protocol.

Learn how to:

  • Customize treatments based on Chinese and Japanese acupuncture.
  • Treat conditions such as acne, dry skin, age spots, sagging skin, wrinkles, scars, double chins, as well as bags and dark circles under the eyes.
  • Assess the meridians that are involved in the various ways that individuals physically manifest the aging process.
  • Combat signs of aging on the face with acupressure, qigong and Virginia Doran's Integrated Deep Muscle Therapy (IDMT) techniques.

Get hands-on, clinically supervised practice

On the last day of the workshop, you will give and receive a a full body acupuncture treatment. You get to experience the benefits of the treatment yourself, as well as receive feedback. You will work under the supervision of Virginia Doran or a clinical assistant, who will help you perfect your technique.

Become certified

This 3-day workshop has been approved by the American Acupuncture Council. 

By passing the written and clinical exam you will:

  • Receive the Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture certificate.
  • Receive 20 CEU's/PDA's for NCCAOM (US) recertification.
  • Gain access to the advanced workshops of the Full Facial Rejuvenation Certification Series.
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I participated in Virginia Doran’s workshop on her original method of Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture and found her protocol to be highly effective. She presents information clearly and with an engaging manner. Her commitment and integrity to her work shine through all the way.

Marilee Murphy, L.Ac. R.N.

Former chair of the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and former Dean of the Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at New York Chiropractic College (USA)

Learn from an internationally recognized expert

Virginia Doran M.Ac., L.Ac., LMT is an experienced practitioner and instructor of acupuncture, acupressure and massage.

Experienced international insptructor

Virginia Doran was the first Westerner to teach acupuncture in Japan.

She has been an instructor and a lecturer in the field of holistic health since 1980, teaching in institutions such as the Swedish Institute of Massage and Allied Health Sciences. She has taught massage therapy, acupuncture, aromatherapy, flower essences, Chinese and Western herbs, nutrition and supplements.

Certified practitioner

Ms. Doran is a NCCAOM certified practitioner of acupuncture and Chinese Herbology. She is also a licensed massage therapist practicing since 1979.

Acupuncture consultant

Ms. Doran has worked with major television networks to demonstrate acupuncture facial rejuvenation. She has also been featured in and been a consultant to magazines and newspapers on acupuncture for facial rejuvenation and dermatological conditions.

To share with others the benefits of the publicity, Virginia created a referral service for her students on her website.

She is currently writing two books on facial rejuvenation, one for practitioners and one for the public.

Educational background

Virginia has studied with Jeffrey Yuen and apprenticed with Yuriko Yamagishi, the late acupuncture master.

She graduated the Tri-State College for Traditional Chinese Acupuncture in 1995 as well as their postgraduate course in Chinese Herbology in 1999. She graduated from the Swedish Institute of Massage and Allied Health Sciences in 1978.

Learn more on Virginia Doran’s website:

What our students say about this workshop

I have been using your treatment techniques for several years now and I’m continually impressed with—and sometimes even surprised by—the effectiveness of these treatments. My patients are just as pleased as I am!

Ashley S.


The experience of the Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture certification at Bastyr University was awesome. I so appreciate your investment of creating such a wonderful system. It is a contribution to health care that serves individuals in the four areas of experience…physical, mental, emotional and spiritual…all of which can certainly afford rejuvenating to enhance well-being. I am amazed by what a difference each treatment accomplishes.

Dianne Smith Cubell


Yes, my patient who had the series of 12 Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture treatments no longer wears glasses. Her optometrist told me that there had been a change of 1.5 diopters, and this lady has worn glasses for driving, movies, tv, etc. since her teens. She is very happy, doubly happy.

Lumiel Kim


I have received a lot of interest from my clients as to what Chinese Medicine can offer in terms of a more youthful appearance without surgery, and Virginia’s combination of acupuncture, herbs and aromatherapy are amazing. Her techniques address not just the superficial, cosmetic concerns of clients, but work to heal the person on a very deep level, so that mind/body/spirit are in balance, and therefore a more youthful appearance, as well as a greater level of health are attained.

Mindy Singerman, Acupuncturist

California (USA)

Like I said, this is the first time ever, that something has been able to clear up my acne type skin! I like it because it’s much smoother, the pores are smaller, and it’s less likely to break out. A noticeable difference showed up after just a few days of use of your hydrosol.

Susan Capestro, Music composer and Teacher

Lincoln, MA (USA)

Workshop rates

The following prices include supplies for all 3 days of the workshop.

Normal registration

800€ if you register after 15/4/19.

Early registration

700€ if you register until 15/4/19.

* If you are a registered member of a medical or acupuncture association, you will receive a 10% discount on the normal registration fee. The discount does not apply on the early bird registration fee. Let us know on your message!

Discounts for acupuncture students

You are eligible for a student discount if you are registered in a recognized acupuncture course. Let us know about your acupuncture studies in your message.

Normal registration for students

700€ if you register after 15/4/19.

Early registration for students

600€ if you register until 15/4/19.

* If you are a registered member of a medical or acupuncture association, you will receive a 10% discount on the normal registration fee for students. The discount does not apply on the early bird registration fee. Let us know on your message!

Only a few spots left

Frequently asked questions about the workshop

This workshop is for acupuncture practitioners.

If you are an acupuncture student, you must have some clinical experience.

If you are not sure whether you are eligible for a student discount, ask us.

Please wear loose clothing as you will be expected to give and receive a full body acupuncture treatment on the last day of the workshop, and possibly shorter practice treatments throughout the workshop.

Your nails must be filed very short for the clinical component for the entire weekend.

Yes, but we’ll accept a limited number of students, in order to make it easier for the instructor to watch over everyone.

We will update this page when all spots are filled.

To book your spot you will need to pay a small deposit.

That deposit is non-refundable.

Then you will receive a full refund of your deposit within 15 days from the cancellation date.

Workshop details and contact information


To be announced.


24-26 May 2019

How do I contact you?

The workshop is organised by Vagia Diminikou of

email: please, use the form below

Mob: 00306936860640

Facebook: Vagia Diminikou

Book your spot or ask us

If you wish to reserve a spot at the seminar, please send us a message stating your name, email and a few words about your clinical experience in acupuncture. If you believe you are eligible for any of the above discounts, let us know. 

You will need to pay a deposit. We will send you a message with all the details.

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