Michelle O’Shaughnessy is the author of Chinese Medicine For Healthy Skin. During her formative years she lived in Bogota, Colombia, where she became fluent in Spanish. She began her academia in Florida and then continued at the Sorbonne Université in Paris, where she had her first facial and fell in love with skin care. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida in Anthropology and Latin American studies.
She is now a Doctor of Oriental Medicine (DOM) who graduated cum laude with a Master’s in Oriental Medicine from the Florida College of Integrative Medicine in Orlando, Florida. Additionally, she has received several advanced certifications in acupuncture facelifts and cosmetic acupuncture.
O’Shaughnessy is the proud owner of an Aesthetic Acupuncture Clinic in Orlando. Her clinic specializes in acupuncture and facelifts, and is among the first to incorporate facials, Chinese herbs, acupuncture, and skin care to help improve skin care concerns including acne, rosacea, anti-aging, rashes, psoriasis, as well as women’s general health. She also owns Healing Herbal Soups, a line of medicinal soups that are made with herbs and vegetables to bring the body back to health.
O’Shaughnessy has a strong passion for studying traditional Chinese medicine and herbal remedies for bringing the body back to health naturally. She completed an internship in China at the “Chinese PLA General Hospital,” the largest military hospital in Beijing. She is a board member of the Florida State Oriental Medicine Association (FSOMA) and is a faculty member where she teaches Food Therapy and other classes to graduate students at the Florida College of Integrative Medicine.
O’Shaughnessy has been an aesthetician for more than 18 years. She has worked for Sothys USA as a national trainer as well as Babor.