Skills Advancement Workshops

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Lower Back Pain Acupuncture Treatments

Skills Advancement Workshops

Customize your learning

Facial Acupuncture

Extra Session:
Dates: Thursday April 7, 2022
Time: 6:00-9:00pm
Instructor: Ana Nieves, M.D.

Face reading and diagnosis is an ancient part of Chinese Medicine used as a diagnostic tool similar to listening to the pulse. This workshop in facial diagnosis will help students understand the most common face reading traits and their clinical implications. At the conclusion of the workshop, students will be able to diagnose and treat addiction, depression, adrenal exhaustion, self-criticism, sorrow, fear, grief, repressed and overactive anger, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Integrating Manual Muscle Testing with Acupuncture Diagnosis and Treatment

Weekend Extra Sessions (two-part series):
Dates: Friday April 8, 2022 and Saturday April 9, 2022 (Two part series)
Time: 6:00-9:00pm
Instructor: Jay Sandweiss, D.O. 

Each weekend session will offer attendees an opportunity to learn applied kinesiology and how to integrate this osteopathic technique into an acupuncture treatment. Dr. Jay Sandweiss is an osteopathic physician with over 30 years experience integrating acupuncture and osteopathic treatment strategies. Applied kinesiology is method of precise muscle testing to determine the pattern of neuromuscular inhibition present in persistent musculoskeletal and chronic pain conditions. Students will learn to identify inhibited muscles and to correlate this muscle dysfunction with a particular acupuncture meridian and treatment approach.

These workshops will be offered on Saturday evenings throughout the course. They are appropriate for both current students and graduates of the course (DO’s and M.D.’s) looking to integrate basic osteopathic treatments into their acupuncture approach. Each weekend session will provide valuable examination tools and pragmatic treatment techniques for specific body regions.

Osteopathic Workshop 1: Integration of Upper Extremity Muscle Testing into Acupuncture Diagnosis and Treatment – Introduction to manual muscle testing for the upper extremity region and its associated acupuncture channels.

Date: Friday, April 8, 2022
Time: 6:00-9:00pm

Osteopathic Workshop 2: Integration of Lower Extremity Muscle Testing into Acupuncture Diagnosis and Treatment – Introduction to manual muscle testing for the lower extremity region and its associated acupuncture channels.
Date: Saturday, April 9, 2022
Time: 6:00-9:00pm
Cost: $600
CME: 6
Instructor: Jay Sandweiss, D.O.

Acupuncture Dry Needling

A Weekend Workshop for Acupuncturists

Didactic Material 8 hours, web-based learning

Weekend Extra Sessions (two-part series):
Dates: Friday April 29, 6 -8:30pm in person practicum and Saturday April 30, 8 am-5:30pm in person practicum
Instructor:  Joseph Audette, M.D.

Cosmetic Acupunture

Extra Session:
Dates: Thursday May 19, 2022
Time: 6:00-9:00pm
Instructor: Ana Nieves, M.D.

Learn Acupuncture, dietary and lifestyle methods for facial rejuvenation. Techniques are closely linked to the Chinese view of the 5 elements and the effects of certain constitutional patterns on the health of the skin of your patient’s face. 

Battlefield Acupuncture

Weekend Extra Session:
Date: Saturday May 21, 2022
Time: 6:00-9:00pm
Instructor: Xiangrong Shao, M.D.
Light refreshments provided

Learn this effective method to treat pain using a set of five ear points. Battlefield acupuncture (BFA) was developed by Richard Niemtzow, M.D., PhD, MPH, Colonel (ret), USAF for application in the front line to treat battlefield related injuries without medication. BFA is now considered a basic tool that all Air Force physicians learn to provide a quick and effective pain management alternative to opioids. Xiangrong Shao, M.D. is a BFA expert and a graduate of our course. The workshop will be offered as a pre-symposium session.  It is appropriate for both current students and graduates of the course looking to advance their skill sets in acupuncture for pain management.

Learn from Internationally Recognized Experts in Medical Acupuncture

Attendance Limited
Each year we restrict total enrollment to ensure that we maintain an optimal student to teacher ratio during the clinical sessions with patients. Admission to the course is on a first come first serve basis.

Get Early Access to the web-based material by registering before August 1, 2021. Early Access begins on September 1, 2021.