About Virginia Doran, M.Ac., L.Ac., LMT

As an experienced international teacher and practitioner of Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, Virginia Doran is a recognized expert in the field. Ms. Doran has been a teacher and lecturer in the field of holistic health since 1980 on the subjects of massage therapy, acupuncture, aromatherapy, nutrition, flower essences, Chinese and Western herbs, and supplements. She is a graduate of the Tri-State College for Traditional Chinese Acupuncture as well as their postgraduate course in Chinese Herbology which led to her becoming an NCCAOM Diplomate in both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology. Over the years she has had the good fortune to have studied extensively with Jeffrey Yuen and apprenticed with the late Yuriko Yamagishi. Ms. Doran graduated from the Swedish Institute of Massage and Allied Health Sciences in 1978 where she has since taught post graduate courses. She has been practicing as a licensed massage therapist since 1979.

Ms. Doran has been sought out by major television networks to demonstrate her method of acupuncture on CBS News, UPN News, FOX Good Day New York, and the Maury Povitch Show. She was the acupuncturist for photos in the Fall 1999 Versace catalogue and a Shape magazine article on holistic treatment for dermatological conditions. Her facial rejuvenation work has also been featured in the Fall/Winter 2001 Newsweek Special Edition: Health for Life, and in Latina, Shape, and Trump Style magazines, as well as many other publications including the New York TImes.

Ms. Doran is currently writing two books on Facial Rejuvenation. The first book is for acupuncture practitioners on Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture . The second book, which will be made available to both the public and practitioners, is about Facial Rejuvenation utilizing acupuncture and her Luminous Beauty program of various adjunctive modalities that can be self-applied. Furthermore Ms. Doran has studied and practiced Shiatsu, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Reflexology, Applied Kinesiology, Energy Medicine, Plant Spirit Medicine, Flower Essence Therapy, Aromatherapy, Western Herbology, Western and Eastern Nutrition, and Native American and Tibetan Bonpo Healing Ways.