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).



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Starting and Building your AOM Practice

Jump-start practice success with a half- or whole-day workshop, Saturday, July 28, 2018

with Anthony Von der Muhll, L.Ac., DNBAO, FAIPM at the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences, 1600 Broadway, Oakland CA

Starting Your AOM Practice

9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (4 CEUs¹)

Building Your AOM Practice

2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. (4 CEUs¹)

¹(Category 2 CEUs pending with California Acupuncture Board)

Many acupuncture practices struggle, not for lack of medical training, but for inadequate planning, development and management of a health-care enterprise. This class will help participants plan for and implement success!

Who should take these classes:

  • AOM students planning their future practice
  • Recently-licensed acupuncturists
  • Those transitioning to a new practice model or location
  • Those re-entering the profession
  • Anyone who wants support in starting and building a safe, sustainable and satisfying practice!

Starting Your AOM Practice (9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.)

  • Start-up essentials, options and strategies
  • Further education, training and specialization
  • Securing locations and rental/employment agreement terms that work for you and your patients
  • Business planning essentials: financing, fee-setting, and appointment schedules

Building Your AOM Practice (2:00-6:00 p.m.)

  • Key metrics to track for business development.
  • Insurance billing basics, and whether to join–or quit–managed care networks
  • Practice and risk management essentials
  • Customer service: keys to success!
  • No-cost, efficient marketing and referral-building strategies.
  • The golden parachute: planning and selling your practice for maximum value

Taking this class will help:

  • Identify your options, challenges, resources and strategies.
  • Avoid pitfalls and make key decisions.
  • Plan for practice safety, success and sustainability.

Participants receive:

  • A “starter kit” of sample spreadsheets, clinic operating procedures, and marketing and educational materials
  • On-going access to class notes and discussion forums

 

 

Anthony Von der Muhll L.Ac., DNBAO, FAAPM specializes in sports injuries and orthopedic and pain conditions. He became Licensed as an Acupuncturist in 2003, and was the first graduate of the Five Branches University’s’ Integrative Sports Medicine program. He has served as a Clinical Instructor and Associate Professor at the Five Branches since 2005, and as a Doctoral Program Instructor in Integrative Acupuncture Orthopedics at the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences. He is also a Diplomate of the National Board of Acupuncture Orthopedics, a Fellow of the American Academy of Pain Management, and certified as a Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist (“dry needling”) through Myopain Seminars . He has over 20 years of clinical experience as a sports massage therapist, physical therapy aide, athletic training assistant, and licensed acupuncturist in multi-disciplinary clinics, including SpineMed Associates and the PRIME Pain Medicine Institute. He has also served as an Expert Witness for the California Acupuncture Board (CAB) and in malpractice litigation, and a practice manager and consultant to numerous acupuncturists. He is an approved by the CAB as a provider for Continuing Education (Provider #1225)

 


 

Advanced Applications of Master Tung Acupuncture

June 1st to 4th, 2018

(9:00am to 6:00pm)
Category 1, 32 CEUs are Pending by the California Acupuncture Board

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2. Carolyn Reuben, L.Ac.: 2018 NADA Training in Auricular Therapy
Instructor: Ms. Carolyn Reuben, L.Ac., Registered Trainer
30 CEU Hours: Category 1, pending by the California Acupuncture Board

When:
Didactic lectures (30 CEU’s): July 20 -22, 2018 (8:30am – 5:30pm) & July 26, 2018 (6pm-9pm) (or for out-of-towners only, Monday (7/23, 9-noon)
 
Practicum: Practicum: July 23 (10:30-11:30am), July 24 (3:30-4:30pm), July 25 (10:30-11:30am, 1-3pm, and/or 3:30-5pm), July 26, (1 – 3pm and 3:15-4:45pm), July 27, (3-4:30pm) and more times may be added. All are optional.
Course Overview

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.

 


2018 NADA Training in Auricular Therapy
July 20-26, 2018
(8:00am to 6:00pm)

Category 1, 30 CEUs are pending by the California Acupuncture Board

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3. Six-Syndrome Differentiation in the Shanghan Lun, Part III
CEU Hours: Category 1, 32 CEUs pending by the California Acupuncture Board

Instructor: Dr. Suzanne Robidoux, PhD (China)

Didactic lectures (32 CEU’s Pending): September 21st to 24th, 2018 (9:00am – 6:00pm)

This is the 3rd Weekend of Jing Fang – Six-Syndrome Differentiation in the Shanghan Lun with Dr. Suzanne Robidoux

Time: September 21st to 24th, 9am to 6pm

Location: 
Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences
1600 Broadway Ave, Suite 200
Oakland, CA 94612

Course Description

In days 1-2, Dr. Robidoux will focus on elucidating the Half-Exterior, Half-Interior Syndrome of Shaoyang. 

This will include key lines that highlight Yangming physiology, pathology and diagnosis, as well as key Yangming formulas (Cheng Qi Tangs, Baihu Tang, Zhizi Chi Tang, Gua Di San, Xie Xin Tang, Dahuang Huanglian Xiexin Tang, Baitouweng Jia Gancao Ejiao Tang)

In days 3-4, Dr. Robidoux will focus on elucidating theHalf-Exterior, Half-Interior Syndrome of Jueyin. 

This will include key lines that highlight Taiyin physiology, pathology and diagnosis, as well as key Taiyin formulas (Sini Tang, Fuling Sini Tang, Fuzi Tang, Fuling Yin, Fuzi Jingmi Tang, Lizhong Tang, Xiao Banxia Tang, Da Jianzhong Tang, Wuzhuyu Tang, Shaoyao Gancao Tang, Danggui Shaoyao San, Wenjing Tang, Gancao Ganjiang Tang)

Rates:

Early Bird Rates: Apply until 7/31/2018

  • Professional                           $175 per day, $550 for 4 days
  • ACCHS Alumni                       $125 per day, $425 for 4 days
  • Current ACCHS faculty           $100 per day, $325 for 4 days

 
Rates after 8/1/2018

  • Professional                           $200 per day, $700 for 4 days
  • ACCHS Alumni                       $150 per day, $500 for 4 days
  • Current ACCHS faculty           $125 per day, $400 for 4 days


 

Six-Syndrome Differentiation in the Shanghan Lun, Part III

September 21st to 24th, 2018

(9:00am to 6:00pm)
Category 1, 32 CEUs pending by the California Acupuncture Board

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4. Acupuncture/Acupressure Facial and Body Rejuvenation Workshop
Instructor: Ms. Susan Krieger, L.Ac., MS.
14 CEU Hours: Category 1, pending by the California Acupuncture Board
September 22 – 23, 2018 (10am- 6:00pm). Didactic lectures and practical application

Course Overview

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 **and hands on applications.**
Susan and her workshop are recognized and recommended by the American Acupuncture Council.

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 hydrosol lotion. We will incorporate Special Centering Breathing techniques, 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 22nd-23rd, 2018
(10:00am to 6:00pm)

Category 1, 14 CEUs are pending by the California Acupuncture Board

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5. Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture for Treating Neurological Diseases and Chronic Acute Pain 2018
Instructor: David Bomzon

18 CEU Hours: Category 1, pending by the California Acupuncture Board
October 20-21, 2018 (8:00am- 6:00pm). Didactic lectures and practical application.

Course Overview

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.

 


YNSA for Treating Neurological Diseases and Chronic Acute Pain
October 20th-21st, 2018
(8:00am to 6:00pm)

Category 1, 18 CEUs are pending by the California Acupuncture Board

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6. Battlefield Acupuncture 2018

Instructor: Mr. John Howard, L.Ac.

15 CEU Hours: Category 1, pending by the California Acupuncture Board, 15 NCCAOM PDAs
November 10, 2018 (9am- 5:00pm). Didactic lectures and practical application.

Course Overview

Battlefield Acupuncture is an Auricular Therapy (Ear acupuncture) protocol that was invented by Dr. Richard Niemtzow MD in 2001. He came up with the name Battlefield Acupuncture for the simple reason that it could be used on the battlefield when it was not advisable or desirable to use Western pain medications such as narcotics. The protocol uses up to 5 specific points on each ear and employs a specific type of auriculotherapy needle. It is used to treat all types of pain. It was so effective in the military that it was taught to civilians to use for non-military patients. Its popularity has taken off exponentially since its inception.

The seminar consists of two days that are taught by John Howard, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac. He did a five-year fellowship with the protocol inventor before he started teaching the seminar with and without Dr. Niemtzow. John Howard has taught this seminar for close to 10 years both in the United States and internationally. The two-day seminar is approved by NCCAOM for 15 PDAs and has always been approved by the California Acupuncture Board for 15 California CEUs when submitted in the past and is currently pending for 15 CAB Category 1 CEUs for Provider #1115, Auriculotherapy Seminars, (301) 515-7272. For the past 8 years and to date the seminars have been sponsored by Lhasa OMS. This includes providing students with an abundance of sample products, including the specific auriculotherapy needles used for this protocol.

Course Description: Basic and Advanced Battlefield Acupuncture along with Clinical Pearls are covered in this seminar. Advanced Battlefield Acupuncture builds on the Basic protocol. You will learn the history of Battlefield Acupuncture, when to use it, and the outcome you should expect. There is time for discussion, Q&A and case review each day. You will learn how to integrate Battlefield Acupuncture and Clinical Pearl protocols into your practice. Both days are didactic in the morning. During the afternoon clinical portion, the technique will be demonstrated on volunteers

 


Battlefield Acupuncture 2018

November 10th-11th, 2018

(9:00am to 5:00pm)
Category 1, 15 CEUs are pending by the California Acupuncture Board/ 15 NCCAOM PDAs

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Coming from out of town?

ACCHS is happy to welcome you to Oakland and ACCHS.  Find FAQs on our website at: http://www.acchs.edu/ceufaqs/

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 (abella@acchs.edu).
  • 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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