This in-person course offers an advanced review and development of palpation-based acupuncture techniques with a focus on the central role of the Kidney and Tan Tien in evaluating and treating patients. This material has been taught by Kiiko in recent years and acts as an extension of her basic palpatory diagnosis and treatment techniques. The course is taught by Lisa McLoughlin, DAc, LiAc, who has worked extensively alongside Kiiko and taught Kiiko-style acupuncture to physicians and non-physicians alike. The format will consist of a brief lecture on the topic, followed by practice with fellow participants and patient volunteers. 16.25 CMEs provided.
The first Acumed Kiiko-Style Online Advanced Course for physician acupuncturists will feature two online learning modules with 16 hours of recorded and annotated material with the opportunity to learn directly from watching Kiiko treat a variety of complex patients and lecture on advanced Kidney, Tan Tien, Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex (DLPFC), cervical, and blood pressure treatments. The advanced treatments featured have become essential to Kiiko in dealing with chronic patients in the clinic. Addressing the kidneys and the Tan Tien provides a way to treat the root and foundation of health from an acupuncture perspective. The DLPFC treatments build on this concept and integrate ancient Chinese wisdom with modern medical research to open powerful treatments for emotional trauma and chronic pain by direct stimulation of a brain region that atrophies with trauma and chronic pain. Quizzes are provided to track your learning. Students will have access to the course material for one year. 16 CMEs provided.
AcuMed sponsors yearly webinars, typically in June, featuring an advanced Kiiko technique. Webinars consist of Kiiko demonstrating a treatment strategy she has recently developed on live patient volunteers with annotation and comments by our Course Director, Dr. Joseph Audette. Participants receive a handout before the session, a pdf of the Zoom comment section after the fact, and one month of access to the webinar recording.
These weekends are perfect for the student needing a review or more practice in basic palpation-based techniques. The two webinar weekends are live-streamed reviews of beginning palpation-based acupuncture. Webinar weekend one reviews Oketsu, Immune, Adrenal, Stomach Qi, and Shao Yang. Webinar two reviews the back, Shen disturbance, and Extraordinary vessels. The live refresh weekends take place in the Boston, Massachusetts area and include demonstrations, technique-based workshops, and practice on participants and patient volunteers. Sign up for one or a bundle to save! These weekends are typically not for CME credit, but CMEs may be available if needed.
All of our Skills workshops are open to graduates of the program. Some of these are excellent in a remote format, such as Facial Diagnosis. Others require live participation (Battlefield Acupuncture). Join us for the live Advanced Course or a Refresh Weekend and add a Skills Workshop or visit the Boston area for vacation and join us for a Skills Workshop one evening!
Formerly a Skills Advancement Workshop as part of the basic course, Dry Needling is now its own stand-alone workshop. This workshop consists of online lectures followed by in-person hands-on training.
Are you interested in becoming a Teaching Assistant (TA) in the course? Consider our TA in training program! This is a great and cost-effective way to stay up-to-date and advance your acupuncture skills. We now offer a step-wise path to becoming a TA.