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Battlefield Acupuncture
From  Sat, November 04, 2017 at 9:00AM (Pacific)
To  Sun, November 05, 2017 at 6:00PM
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Students and ACCHS faculty for two-day CEU [+] $200.00
All student and ACCHS faculty pricing for two-day workshop. All students must show student ID on the day of the workshop.
Students and ACCHS faculty for one-day CEU [+] $100.00
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Course description: 15 CEUs pending
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 by the California Acupuncture Board for 15 California CEUs. The course is taught over the weekend.  For at least the past 7 or 8  years, our seminars have been sponsored by Lhasa OMS. This includes providing us with goodie bags for each student 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.  

The Objectives for the seminar are as follows:
 
•Understand the history of the Battlefield Acupuncture (BFA) and Advanced BFA Protocol
•Learn how to do the BFA, Advanced BFA and Clinical Pearls Protocols and how to use them
•Properly use needles and correct auricular insertion technique for BFA and Advanced BFA including auricular acupoint location
•Apply BFA, Advanced BFA and Clinical Pearls in clinical practice successfully – know when to use the protocols
•Recognize Side Effects and Results of BFA and Advanced BFA
 
A crucial part of the experience is that students learn the protocol hands on, so by time they return to their clinic on the Monday (after seminar), they are proficient in the technique. Generally, they are excited to start using the protocol right away. They can use it immediately to treat their toughest pain patients. Both Dr. Niemtzow and John Howard have been told on numerous occasions by former students that the seminar experience has rekindled their love of medicine/acupuncture and revitalizes their practice!

Vital to the clinical demonstrations is having volunteers with pain that are treated for free. They are treated by the students under the guidance of the instructor. The more volunteers we have, the better the learning experience for the students.
 
The audience for the Battlefield Acupuncture Seminar is licensed acupuncturists, acupuncture students in their last year of studies, and others that can legally practice acupuncture (e.g., medical doctors with acupuncture privileges).
 
For more information about Battlefield Acupuncture and our classes, please go to our website at: www.battlefieldacupuncture.net    

About the instructor:

John Howard completed his degree in acupuncture from the Maryland Institute of Traditional Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland. John holds two professorships; one in Traditional Chinese Medicine and the other in Western Medicine from George Washington University (GWU). Professor (Prof) Howard lectured on suturing and minor trauma management. Upon completion of his degree Prof Howard entered into a five-year fellowship with the US military under the direction of Dr. Richard Niemtzow, MD, PHD. Prof Howard is both a clinician and an Academician. As an academician, he provides international lectures in acupuncture and auriculotherapy. He has authored five books and 21 articles on these two fields. He is also dedicated to the promotion of knowledge and has been awarded the dissemination of seminal works of Dr. Raphael Nogier (The RAFT (Radial Artery Food Test) and of Dr. René Bourdiol (Elements of Auriculotherapy). In 2014 Prof Howard served as the vice president of the 8th International Symposium of Auriculotherapy in the United States. In 2016 Prof Howard became a consultant for ZeroMed (a holistic medical goods company) to design auriculotherapy protocols.

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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. 

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.
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