Continuing Education

We offer several CE courses per year, totaling at least 50 required CE credits per two-year period.
ACCHS is approved by the California Acupuncture Board as a continuing education provider for licensed acupuncturists (Provider Number 001).


2. Functional Qigong for Clinical Practitioners
CEU Hours: 6 CEUs approved
Instructor: David Wei

Didactic lectures (6 CEU’s): February 25, 2017 (10:00am – 5:00pm) Postponed (check back for dates)

The intent of the course is to introduce a practical and accessible approach to the classical healing art of qigong. The content of this material has two primary clinical applications. The first application is for the patient so that they may supplement their treatment between sessions. The second application is for the practitioner so that they may nourish themselves and improve the quality of care they provide.

Functional Qigong for Clinical Practitioners

February 25, 2017
(10:00am – 5:00pm) POSTPONED (check back for dates)
6 CEUs approved

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3. 2017 NADA Training in Auricular Therapy
CEU Hours: 30 CEUs approved
Instructor: Carolyn Reuben, L.Ac. RT (NADA Registered Trainer)

Didactic lectures (30 CEU’s): May 5 – 7, 2017 (8:30am – 5:30pm) & May 11, 2017 (6pm-9pm) (or for out-of-towners only, Monday, May 8 from: 9-noon) DATE CHANGED! Early bird registration extended!

Practicum: May 8 (10:30-11:30am), May 9 (3:30-4:30pm), May 10 (10:30-11:30am, 1-3pm, and/or 3:30-5pm), May 11, (1 – 3pm and 3:15-4:45pm), May 12, (3-4:30pm) and more times may be added. All are optional.
*In California this course is limited to licensed acupuncturists and physicians only.

This course is the standardized NADA (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association) training. It includes a 30 hour didactic classroom education and a 40-patient practicum at various local drug treatment programs, one walking distance from ACCHS, one in downtown Berkeley, and three housing centers in the Mission District of San Francisco associated with Glide Memorial Church. Some of the 40 may be the student’s own family, friends, and patients.

Didactic education includes an overview of addiction as a medical pathology, a culture, and a state of being that is influenced by genetic and environmental conditions; successful treatment for cravings of all kinds; and strategies for approaching clients, administrators, and funders of treatment programs. Also covered are the pharmaceuticals commonly used by patients seen in any acupuncture practice, nutritional approaches to addictive behaviors, and the TCM concept of addiction.

Requirements for a NADA Acudetox Specialist certificate include completing the didactic hours, treating 40 patients, writing a brief comparison of two 12 step programs (AA and NA), and indicating to the instructor competence in providing the NADA protocol. The clinical practicum can also be completed at another time, to be coordinated with the trainer.

2017 NADA Training in Auricular Therapy

May 5 – 7, 2017 (8:30am – 5:30pm)
& May 11, 2017 (6pm-9pm, or for out-of-towners only, Monday, 9-noon)

Practicum: see schedule
30 CEUs approved

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4. Acupuncture/Acupressure Facial and Body Rejuvenation Workshop
CEU Hours: 14 CEUs Pending
Instructor: Susan Krieger, L.Ac., MS

Didactic lectures (14 CEU’s): September 16 – 17, 2017 (10:00am – 6:00pm) DATE CHANGED!
Original April date has been postponed to September 16 & 17, 2017

This dynamic, 2-day workshop, with Internationally renowned practitioner and presenter Susan Krieger, L.Ac. MS, will provide hands-on training, knowledge and skills for Acupuncture/Acupressure Facial and Body Rejuvenation Treatments with a strong emphasis on practical applications. 


We will integrate special Facial Acupuncture and Acupressure techniques, using gentle hands on, thin appropriate needles and organic; non-scented cream and plant based herbal lotion.  We will incorporate external Qi-Gong and hands on Assessment and Palpation techniques to enhance and renew Facial Vitality and for Anti-Aging, while strengthening the receiver’s internal health and root Qi energy.


Acupuncture/Acupressure Facial and Body Rejuvenation Workshop

September 16 – 17, 2017 (Please note the date change)
(10:00am – 6:00pm)

14 CEUs pending

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5. Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture for Treating Neurological Diseases and Chronic Acute Pain
CEU Hours: 18 CEUs Pending
Instructor: David Bomzon

Didactic lectures (18 CEU’s): July 29 – 30, 2017 (8:00am – 6:00pm)

Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture (YNSA) is named after the Japanese physician, Dr. Toshikatsu Yamamoto, who developed this acupuncture system in 1973. YNSA is used to treat neurological conditions, and is both effective and immediate in stroke patients with pain and/or restricted mobility. As a result, the use of YNSA has increased and has become the most frequently used form of acupuncture. YNSA comprises basic acupuncture points (somatopes) mainly on the scalp, as well as on other body regions. In addition to providing symptomatic relief, YNSA is sometimes curative.


The workshop’s duration is 18 hours which is spread over two days, 9 hours/day. The workshop is an active learning workshop during which the participants will learn the YNSA macros stem acupuncture points, which were described by Yamamoto and which are currently used to effectively treat a wide range of neurological and orthopedic conditions. In the workshop, participants will learn and practice the location and indications of the four different needling groups of YNSA.


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Refund Policy

ACCHS CEU Provider Number: 001
Language of Instruction: All courses taught in English unless otherwise noted
Location of Courses: All courses held at ACCHS (1600 Broadway Ave, Oakland, CA 94612) unless otherwise noted 

Cancellation and Refund Policy

  • All cancellations must be received in writing by letter, fax, or email (
  • Cancellations made at least 7 calendar days prior to the first class day will receive a full refund less a $40.00 administration fee.
  • Cancellations made less than 7 calendar days prior to the first class day will receive a 50% refund.
  • ACCHS is unable to transfer course fees paid for one seminar or course to any other seminar or course.
  • In the unlikely event that ACCHS has to cancel a course due to insufficient enrollment, or for some other unforeseen reason, registrants will receive a full refund.

About ACCHS – Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences
Oakland based ACCHS is a top ranked TCM school that cultivates health, community, and life through its MSTCM program and student teaching clinic. As the third oldest TCM school in the country ACCHS is committed to expanding and strengthening the Chinese medicine community in the US and abroad. ACCHS provides an engaging curriculum for its MSTCM and DAOM program slated to begin this spring. For more information on ACCHS, CEUs, and our upcoming DAOM please contact the office at 510-763-7787. To make a clinic appointment please call 510-763-1299.

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