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California Acupuncture Continuing Education

 

California Acupuncture Continuing Education Requirements: 50 hours of approved continuing education biennially by the last date of the licensee's birth month

California Accepts 25 hours of Online Acupuncture Continuing Education Courses per biennial renewal cycle.

 

Please scroll down to view courses currently approved!

 

Special Notes:

California licensed Acupuncturists must meet their continuing education requirements by taking courses that have been approved by the California Acupuncture Board. OnlineContinuingED, LLC CA CE Provider Number is 1051

 

OnlineCE.com is an approved provider by NCCAOM® as a Professional Development Activities (PDA) Provider. OnlineCE.com's NCCAOM PDA Provider number is 1093.

 


State of California Acupuncture Continuing Education Requirements

California Acupuncture Continuing Education requirements posted on this page are based upon the most up to date information available. California Acupuncture continuing education requirements are subject to change and therefore, California Acupuncture licensee's are ultimately responsible for being up to date with the California Acupuncture continuing education requirements.

 

Continuing education courses offered on OnlineCE.com provide Online CEU for California Acupuncturists. The online courses enhance the knowledge bases of the Acupuncturist to enhance their clinical therapy practice. Free 1 hour approved online continuing education course for new California Acupuncturists who register with www.OnlineCE.com

 
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  • Acupuncture 437a - 440a - Acupuncture Microsystems Group
    Acupuncture Microsystems Group

    4.0

    $80.00 USD

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    • List the similarities in treatment associated with all acupuncture microsystems
    • Describe and point out the location of 17 discrete hand acupuncture points
    • Describe and recreate a useful somatotope associated with hand acupuncture
    • Compare and contrast 3 different styles of hand acupuncture
    • Describe specific needling techniques associated with those hand acupuncture points which require specific needling techniques and/or directions
    • List the similarities associated with ear acupuncture and other acupuncture microsystems
    • Describe and recreate a clinically-useful somatotope/homunculus associated with ear acupuncture
    • Locate the physical structures of the ear, such as the helix, antihelix, triangular fossa, antitragus, etc.
    • Describe and point out the location of the major landmarks for auriculotherapy point location
    • Describe and point out the location of 36 or more discrete ear acupuncture points
    • List the similarities associated with Chinese Scalp Acupuncture and other acupuncture microsystems
    • Describe and find treatment areas associated with the somatotope of the cortex of the brain
    • Describe and point out the location of the major landmarks, lines, and points, used to find Chinese Scalp Acupuncture treatment areas and lines.
    • Describe and point out the location of the 10 most commonly used Chinese Scalp Lines/Areas
    • Describe and find the correct layer for needling Chinese Scalp lines, and begin practicing the techniques needed to use this form of acupuncture in clinical practice.
    • List the similarities associated with YNSA Scalp Acupuncture and other scalp acupuncture microsystems
    • Describe and find treatment areas associated with the YNSA somatotope
    • Describe and point out the location of the major landmarks used to find YNSA Scalp Acupuncture points.
    • Describe and point out the location of the most commonly used YNSA Scalp Points
    • Describe and find the correct procedure and needling technique for treating YNSA Scalp Points, and begin practicing the techniques needed to use this form of acupuncture in clinical practice.

    NCCAOM Approved for AOM-Biomedicine 4 hours

    James Ventresca, DOM

    AudioVisual Course

    Approved by the California Acupuncture Board, CE Provider #1051
    Expires: 2022-12-31

    Acupuncture for Foot Disorders - Achilles Tendinopathy
    1.0

    $20.00 USD

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    • NCCAOM Approved for AOM-BIO 1 hour
    • Develop diagnostic tools and complementary treatment approaches to Achilles tendinopathy and related Achiiles tendon issues
    • Outline a complete approach to treatment from assessment to acupuncture to patient advice
    • Discover major points and regions used most to treat Achilles tendon issues
    • Apply palpation and needling concepts to regions affecting/affected by Achilles tendinopathy
    • Devise treatment plans specific to the patient’s Achilles tendon issue

    Instructor Recommends taking the foundational course "Acupuncture for Foot Disorders - Introduction" prior to taking this course.

    Scott R Smith, L.OM

    AudioVisual Course

    Approved by the California Acupuncture Board, CE Provider #1051
    Expires: 2023-08-22

    Acupuncture for Foot Disorders - Capsulitis and Mortons Metatarsalgia
    1.0

    $20.00 USD

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    • NCCAOM Approved for AOM-BIO 1 hour
    • Develop diagnostic tools and complementary treatment approaches to Morton’s metatarsalgia, capsulitis and forefoot pain
    • Outline a complete approach to treatment from assessment to acupuncture to patient advice
    • Discover major foot points and regions used most to achieve better treatment outcomes
    • Apply palpation and “grid” needling concepts to regions affecting/affected by Morton’s metatarsalgia, capsulitis and forefoot pain
    • Devise treatment plans specific to patient’s forefoot complaint

    Instructor Recommends taking the foundational course "Acupuncture for Foot Disorders - Introduction" prior to taking this course.

    Scott R Smith, L.OM

    AudioVisual Course

    Approved by the California Acupuncture Board, CE Provider #1051
    Expires: 2023-08-22

    Acupuncture for Foot Disorders - Introduction
    1.0

    $20.00 USD

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    • NCCAOM Approved for AOM-BIO 1 hour
    • Develop diagnostic tools and complementary treatment approaches to common foot disorders
    • Outline a complete approach to treatment from assessment to acupuncture to patient advice
    • Discover major points and regions used most to achieve better treatment outcomes
    • Apply palpation and needling concepts to regions affecting/affected by foot disorders
    • Devise treatment plans specific to patient’s foot complaint

    Scott R Smith, L.OM

    AudioVisual Course

    Approved by the California Acupuncture Board, CE Provider #1051
    Expires: 2023-08-22

    Acupuncture for Foot Disorders - Metatarsophalangeal Joint
    1.0

    $20.00 USD

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    • NCCAOM Approved for AOM-BIO 1 hour
    • Develop diagnostic tools and complementary treatment approaches to Metatarsophalangeal joint pain, Turf toe and first Metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint issues
    • Outline a complete approach to treatment from assessment to acupuncture to patient advice
    • Discover major foot points and regions used most to achieve better treatment outcomes
    • Apply palpation and traction needling concepts to regions affecting the first metatarsophalangeal joint
    • Devise treatment plans specific to patient’s first metatarsophalangeal joint complaint

    Instructor Recommends taking the foundational course "Acupuncture for Foot Disorders - Introduction" prior to taking this course.

    Scott R Smith, L.OM

    AudioVisual Course

    Approved by the California Acupuncture Board, CE Provider #1051
    Expires: 2023-08-22

    Acupuncture for Foot Disorders - Plantar Fascia Disorders
    1.0

    $20.00 USD

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    • NCCAOM Approved for AOM-BIO 1 hour
    • Develop diagnostic tools and complementary treatment approaches to heel pain, plantar fasciitis and plantar fascia disorders
    • Outline a complete approach to treatment from assessment to acupuncture to patient advice
    • Discover major points and regions used most to treat plantar fascia disorders
    • Apply palpation and needling concepts to regions affecting/affected by heel pain, plantar fasciitis and plantar fasciopathy
    • Devise treatment plans specific to the patient’s plantar fascia complaint

    Instructor Recommends taking the foundational course "Acupuncture for Foot Disorders - Introduction" prior to taking this course.

    Scott R Smith, L.OM

    AudioVisual Course

    Approved by the California Acupuncture Board, CE Provider #1051
    Expires: 2023-08-22

    Acupuncture for Foot Disorders - Sinus Tarsi Syndrome
    1.0

    $20.00 USD

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    • NCCAOM Approved for AOM-BIO 1 hour
    • Develop diagnostic tools and complementary treatment approaches to lateral ankle issues, inversion injuries and sinus tarsi syndrome
    • Discover the association between lateral ankle injuries and sinus tarsi syndrome
    • Outline a complete approach to treatment from assessment to acupuncture to patient advice
    • Gain a better understanding of the distribution, pathology and function of the six leg muscle channels
    • Devise a treatment plan specific to patient’s lateral ankle injury and sinus tarsi syndrome

    Instructor Recommends taking the foundational course "Acupuncture for Foot Disorders - Introduction" prior to taking this course.

    Scott R Smith, L.OM

    AudioVisual Course

    Approved by the California Acupuncture Board, CE Provider #1051
    Expires: 2023-08-22

    Acupuncture for Foot Disorders - Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
    1.0

    $20.00 USD

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    • NCCAOM Approved for AOM-BIO 1 hour
    • Develop diagnostic tools and complementary treatment approaches to tarsal tunnel syndrome
    • Outline a complete approach to treatment from assessment to acupuncture to patient advice
    • Discover major points and regions used most to treat issues related to the tarsal tunnel of the foot
    • Apply palpation and needling concepts to regions affecting/affected by tarsal tunnel syndrome
    • Devise treatment plans specific to the patient’s medial foot/tarsal tunnel complaint

    Instructor Recommends taking the foundational course "Acupuncture for Foot Disorders - Introduction" prior to taking this course.

    Scott R Smith, L.OM

    AudioVisual Course

    Approved by the California Acupuncture Board, CE Provider #1051
    Expires: 2023-08-22

    Energize Your TCM Practice Using Non-Thermal Laser and Clinical Nutrition
    NCCAOM Approved for PE-CW 6 Hours

    6.0

    $120.00 USD

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    Hour 1  Intro 

    • Contrast benefits of non‐thermal versus thermal lasers     
    • Discuss the history and method of action of non‐thermal lasers         
    • Distinguish the unique benefits of non‐thermal violet lasers     
    • Demonstrate the easy of using non-thermal lasers      

     

    Hour 2  Nutrition – Part 1   

    • Utilize basic applied clinical nutrition information to support the foundation  for healing in patients   
    • Explain the 4 keystones of health     
    • Identify digestive dysfunction and create a plan for correction     
    • Assess acid reflux and hypochlorhydria     

     

    Hour 3  Nutrition – Part 2     

    • Review the importance of gallbladder function in liver detoxification   
    • Outline the basics of leaky gut   
    • Explore the cascade of poor health   
    • Integrate clinical tips and suggestions   

     

    Hour 4  Case Studies   

    • Recognize the opportunity of when to use non‐thermal laser therapy and  which conditions respond best to it     
    • Review non‐thermal laser techniques for resolving immune, pain, brain and  organ system presentations   
    • Discuss multiple non‐thermal laser therapy applications     

     

    Hour 5  Functional Lab Testing   

    • Determine whether to treat empirically or test    
    • Interpret basic laboratory values using functional levels   
    • Selecting from the specialty lab test options for objective feedback and to  target treatment plans     

     

    Hour 6  Non-Thermal Laser Applications   

    • Integrate non‐thermal laser therapy with acupuncture treatments for  exponential patient outcomes   
    • Perform non‐thermal laser treatments for FDA cleared conditions and  successful therapies for conditions not yet formally studied    
    • Demonstrate using non‐thermal laser for immune system strengthening and  faster infection resolution      
    • Apply non‐thermal laser techniques to balance energy or emotional centers  of patients to enhance acupuncture treatments

    Diana DaGrosa, MSOM, L.Ac., ACN

    AudioVisual Course

    Approved by the California Acupuncture Board, CE Provider #1051
    Expires: 2022-12-31

    Ethics and Aging 201a - The History of Ethics and Aging
    Challenges to the Received View

    2.0

    $40.00 USD

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    Hour 1
    • Summarize the history of ethics and aging
    • Define the “Four Principles” approach to bioethics
    • Describe how the focus on autonomy influences medical care for the aging
    • Explain why a singular emphasis on autonomy undermines self-respect and self-identity
    Hour 2
    • Define “Relational” autonomy
    • Explain how a feminist ethic informs the concept of autonomy
    • Summarize the use of the narrative framework in the development of an individual morality
    • Describe communicative ethics

    NCCAOM Approved for Ethics 2 hours

    Richard Saporito, DC

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    Approved by the California Acupuncture Board, CE Provider #1051
    Expires: 2022-12-31

    Ethics and Aging 202a - Aging and the Aged Body
    Aging and the Aged Body

    2.0

    $40.00 USD

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    Hour 1
    • Explain the role society plays in creating the physical self-image as one ages
    • Describe how physical self-image shapes and is shaped by the older individual’s autonomy competency
    • Compare and contrast the strong social constructionist view of aging with the biological view
    • List ways culture influences how aging women view themselves

    Hour 2

    • Define the term, “Third Age”
    • Describe the circumstances unique to. “getting old”
    • Explain the role of privilege in the modern concepts of aging
    • List the ways communities of meaning and shared discourse can be identity confirming for the aging individual

    NCCAOM Approved for Ethics 2 hours

    Richard Saporito, DC

    Downloadable Course in PDF
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    Approved by the California Acupuncture Board, CE Provider #1051
    Expires: 2022-12-31

    Functional Medicine and Nutrition Virtual Classroom 201
    GI Health from a Functional Perspective

    2.0

    $95.00 USD

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    Hour 1
    • Explain how beneficial commensal microbes support gastrointestinal health
    • Describe the major components of the intestinal barrier
    • Summarize the microbial composition of a typical stool sample
    • Explain the role of comprehensive stool testing in assessing gastrointestinal health

    Hour 2
    • Recognize the three most common types of microbial dysbiosis
    • Describe common factors that can reduce beneficial microbes and disrupt the intestinal barrier
    • Assess pathogens and opportunistic microbes identified with comprehensive stool testing
    • Discuss how the selection of microbial testing methodology may affect the identification of pathogens and opportunists
    • Outline therapeutic approaches that address common dysbiosis types identified via comprehensive stool testing

    Thomas Fabian, PhD, CNTP

    AudioVisual Course

    Approved by the California Acupuncture Board, CE Provider #1051
    Expires: 2023-02-27

    Functional Medicine and Nutrition Virtual Classroom 201 - 210
    10-Course Basic Certificate Program

    21.0

    $795.00 USD

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    • This course contains all courses with the educational objectives listed from Functional Medicine and Nutrition Virtual Classroom 201 through 210

    This package course includes a FREE 1 hour Bonus course:  The GI Microbiome and Autoimmunity: Case Studies

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    AudioVisual Course

    Approved by the California Acupuncture Board, CE Provider #1051
    Expires: 2023-02-27

    Functional Medicine and Nutrition Virtual Classroom 202
    The GI Microbiome and Autoimmunity

    2.0

    $95.00 USD

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    • Describe the current epidemiologic trends in autoimmune incidence, morbidity and mortality.
    • Associate the linkage between autoimmune disease prevalence and factors including the GI microbiota composition, food immune reactions, stealth infections, molecular mimicry, lack of early diverse antigen exposure, and other elements.
    • Examine the available clinical laboratory testing related to autoimmune disease risk assessment, diagnosis, and clinical management, including qPCR molecular-based evaluation of the GI microbiota.
    • Explain the difference between quantitative molecular testing (qPCR) versus next-generation sequencing of the GI microbiota in the support of clinical decision making.
    • Appraise the available evidence-based integrative and complementary therapeutic interventions for autoimmune disorders.

    David Brady, DC, ND, CCN, DACBN

    AudioVisual Course

    Approved by the California Acupuncture Board, CE Provider #1051
    Expires: 2023-02-27

    Functional Medicine and Nutrition Virtual Classroom 203
    Detoxification and Environmental Health

    2.0

    $95.00 USD

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    • Describe the current common routes and mechanisms of toxic exposure for individuals living in the industrialized world.
    • Associate the linkage between chronic diseases, including mitochondrial dysfunction, obesity, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, cancer and others with increased levels of exposure to various environmental and food toxins.
    • Examine the available clinical laboratory testing related to toxic load and related disease risk assessment, diagnosis, and clinical management using various lifestyle and nutritional approaches.
    • Explain the difference between the various methods to assess toxic burden and detoxification at the level of the individual in the support of clinical decision making.
    • Appraise the available evidence-based integrative and complementary therapeutic interventions for lowering toxic load and improving detoxification function.

    David Brady, DC, ND, CCN, DACBN

    AudioVisual Course

    Approved by the California Acupuncture Board, CE Provider #1051
    Expires: 2023-02-27

    Functional Medicine and Nutrition Virtual Classroom 204
    Cardiovascular and Metabolic Health

    2.0

    $95.00 USD

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    Hour 1

    • Describe the general diagnostic criteria of Metabolic Syndrome and CVD.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the enhanced diagnostic criteria and the importance of investigating these potential earlier markers.
    • Demystify the “Cholesterol and HDL hypothesis” and explain the compensation mechanisms of the body for this.
    • Recognize the biometric and physical signs of the progressive nature of CVD, CHD and MetS.
    • Investigate Lifestyle Modification Programs as the major intervention strategy for the reversal and stagnation of these comorbidities. 
    Hour 2
    • Describe the general dietary interventions of Metabolic Syndrome and CVD.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of sodium/salt as it relates to CVD/HTN.
    • Demystify the confusion of major supplements and foods as it relates to CVD/HTN. 
    • Recognize the associations between insomnia and CVD, CHD and MetS.
    • Investigate various peer reviewed studies and the outcomes of nutritional interventions.  

    Oscar Coetzee, MS, DCN

    AudioVisual Course

    Approved by the California Acupuncture Board, CE Provider #1051
    Expires: 2023-02-27

    Functional Medicine and Nutrition Virtual Classroom 205
    Functional Endocrinology

    2.0

    $95.00 USD

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    • Provide an understanding of the clinical applications of biochemical/metabolic evaluations to determine a patient’s hormonal status
    • Explain the differences between various assessments of hormonal status
    • Evaluate hormonal imbalances and disorders
    • Evaluate nutrient needs in metabolic disorders Plan and monitor nutrient interventions to correct abnormalities found by the tests

    Michael Jurgelewicz, DC, CNS

    AudioVisual Course

    Approved by the California Acupuncture Board, CE Provider #1051
    Expires: 2023-02-27

    Functional Medicine and Nutrition Virtual Classroom 206
    Mitochondrial Health and Energy Metabolism

    2.0

    $95.00 USD

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    Hour 1:
    • Describe the origin of mitochondria from an evolutionary perspective.
    • Understand the critical role that the thyroid plays in metabolism and how this relates to healthy mitochondrial function.
    • Explain how to test for mitochondrial function/dysfunction.
    • Show how living in a thermos neutral modern society contributes to obesity.
    • Recognize how antibiotics can damage mitochondria and how that can play a role in obesity.
    • Give examples of toxins/drugs that can adversely affect mitochondria.

    Hour 2:
    • Describe how common mitochondrial genetic problems are in the general population.
    • Explain how mitochondria are needed to produce glutathione and why glutathione is needed for healthy mitochondria.
    • Discover how oxidative stress can be both good and bad for the body.
    • Discuss how mitochondrial dysfunction plays a key role in a variety of diseases ranging from Parkinson’s, Cancer, NASH, Alzheimer’s, Autism and Diabetes.
    • Discover key ways to optimize mitochondrial function in patients.

    Todd LePine, MD

    AudioVisual Course

    Approved by the California Acupuncture Board, CE Provider #1051
    Expires: 2023-02-27

    Functional Medicine and Nutrition Virtual Classroom 207
    Mental Health from a Functional Perspective

    2.0

    $95.00 USD

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    Hour 1
    • Describe the associations of micronutrient deficiencies as it relates mental health disorders.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of major prescriptive medications and their negative influence on mental health disorders. 
    • Explain the overlap of certain pathophysiological conditions and mental health disorders.
    • Recognize the current lack of proper diagnosis of mental health disorder.
    Hour 2
    • Describe the associations of micronutrient and nutritional deficiencies as it relates mental health disorders.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the major biochemical pathways, their enzymes and nutritional elements as it relates to psychological issues.
    • Explain the importance of fatty acids in mental health disorders.
    • Recognize the current lack of proper nutritional interventions as it pertains to TBI, mTBI and PCS.

    Oscar Coetzee, MS, DCN

    AudioVisual Course

    Approved by the California Acupuncture Board, CE Provider #1051
    Expires: 2023-02-27

    Functional Medicine and Nutrition Virtual Classroom 208
    Functional Medicine and Nutrition Lab Testing

    2.0

    $95.00 USD

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    • Provide an understanding of the clinical applications of biochemical/metabolic evaluations to determine a patient’s status of nutrients, toxicants and cell regulators, and functional gastrointestinal status.
    • Explain the differences between various assessments of element status
    • Evaluate specific nutrient deficiency states
    • Determine weaknesses in digestive, assimilative and intestinal microbiological status
    • Plan and monitor nutrient interventions to correct abnormalities found by the tests

    Michael Jurgelewicz, DC, CNS

    AudioVisual Course

    Approved by the California Acupuncture Board, CE Provider #1051
    Expires: 2023-02-27

    Functional Medicine and Nutrition Virtual Classroom 209
    Sports, Nutrition, Exercise & Fitness

    2.0

    $95.00 USD

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    Hour 1

    • Define and explain the difference between "calories in, calories out" versus the “carbohydrate-insulin model of obesity”. Discuss the causes of increased intestinal permeability in competitive athletes and identify strategies to combat the condition. Identify the energy intake athletes require by calculating their total energy expenditure.
    • Recall the quality and function of macronutrients and their role in physical performance.
    • Describe common micronutrient deficiencies seen in competitive athletes and identify strategies to prevent such occurrences.

    Hour 2

    • Summarize the physiological energy and macronutrient requirements of the sprint/power athlete and game-playing athlete. Identify supplement strategies to support the sprint/power athlete and game-playing athlete.
    • Summarize the physiological energy and macronutrient requirements of the endurance athlete.
    • Identify supplement strategies to support the endurance athlete.
    • Outline an effective whole food diet to support competitive athletes.

    Mark J. Smith, PhD

    AudioVisual Course

    Approved by the California Acupuncture Board, CE Provider #1051
    Expires: 2023-02-27

    Functional Medicine and Nutrition Virtual Classroom 210
    Food As Medicine

    2.0

    $95.00 USD

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    Hour 1
    • Describe the secondary metabolites in whole foods.
    • Understand the role of phytochemicals.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of how they interact with our cells.
    • Explain how to preserve them during cooking.

    Hour 2
    • Recognize the challenges caused by ultra-processed foods
    • Identify the compounds in the Brassicaceae family
    • Explain the health benefits of sulforaphane
    • Explain the importance of preserving secondary metabolites
    • Recognize the benefits of the fungal kingdom

    Eleonora Gafton, MS, DCN

    AudioVisual Course

    Approved by the California Acupuncture Board, CE Provider #1051
    Expires: 2023-02-27

    Functional Medicine and Nutrition Virtual Classroom 211
    Therapeutic Essential Oils Clinical Applications

    2.0

    $95.00 USD

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    Hour 1

    • Describe the characteristics and mechanisms of actions of essential oils.
    • Explain several key controversies in aromatherapy and the implications.
    • Generalize the safety and quality issues surrounding the clinical use of essential oils.
    • Compare the various modes of applications of essential oils.
    • Summarize the pharmacology and biotransformation of essential oils and its constituents.
    • Recognize the potential interactions of essential oils with medications and nutraceuticals.

    Hour 2 

    • Generalize the various considerations for prescribing essential oils.
    • Calculate equivalent dosages of essential oils using several different units of measurement.
    • Apply the guidelines for appropriate prescribing the internal use of essential oils.
    • Determine the proper application and dosage for various essential oils used for digestive health.
    • Specify the usage and dose determination for essential oils for mental health.

    Sarah LoBisco, ND, IFMCP

    AudioVisual Course

    Approved by the California Acupuncture Board, CE Provider #1051
    Expires: 2023-02-27

    Functional Medicine and Nutrition Virtual Classroom 212
    Fibromyalgia Global Pain and Fatigue

    4.0

    $190.00 USD

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    • Analyze the concept of central pain processing and the consequences of dysfunction of descending inhibition.
    • Associate FM with trauma and abuse, depression, anxiety, sleep disorder and pain processing disorders with emphasis on limbic system dysfunction, aberrant stress physiology, and ultimate failure of descending anti-nociception. 
    • Assess the difference between regionalized somatic pain and true central allodynia
    • Describe the accurate differential diagnosis of patients presenting with suspicion of FMS
    • Identify common subsets of clinical disorders that may lead to an erroneous diagnosis of FMS (i.e., “pseudo” FMS)

    David Brady, DC, ND, CCN, DACBN

    AudioVisual Course

    Approved by the California Acupuncture Board, CE Provider #1051
    Expires: 2023-02-27

    Functional Medicine and Nutrition Virtual Classroom 213
    Functional Approach to Pediatrics

    2.0

    $95.00 USD

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    • Describe and Identify the functional medicine approach to common pediatric problems
    • Develop a comprehensive functional medicine assessment and treatment of common pediatric problems such as constipation, headaches and migraines, upper respiratory infections and otitis media, food sensitivities, allergies, asthma and atopy
    • Examine the salient features of history, physical examination and laboratory testing to best implement functional medicine interventions to common pediatric problems
    • Utilize a functional medicine approach to assess what each child may need to get or get rid of to treat each of these common pediatric problems 
    • Summarize the literature supporting the use of functional medicine in pediatrics
    • Recognize the four pillars of a functional medical approach to chronic pediatric illness – gastroenterologic, immunologic, metabolic and neurologic
    • Classify and explain the importance of the genetic and genomic susceptibilities/predisposition and environmental triggers of chronic pediatric illnesses
    • Utilize a functional medicine approach to assessing and treating chronic pediatric disease such as ADHD, Autism, Autoimmune Encephalitis, Anxiety, Allergy and Atopy
    • Interpret the literature citations and develop protocols based on emerging evidence supporting a functional medicine approach to these chronic pediatric problems
    • Appraise the assessment and management of the importance of the microbiome in immune tolerance, allergy and autoimmunity.

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    AudioVisual Course

    Approved by the California Acupuncture Board, CE Provider #1051
    Expires: 2023-02-27

    Functional Medicine and Nutrition Virtual Classroom 214
    Nutritional Genomics Foundations

    2.0

    $95.00 USD

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    • Discuss the catecholamine pathway will be presented in an organized fashion with emphasis on real world applications. 
    • Review clinical case studies. 
    • Assess different genetic mutations within the catecholamine pathway . 
    • Individualize treatment plans in practice. 
    • Demonstrate a basic road map of the catecholamine pathway. 
    • Use genetic parsing software and the tools attained form this course to highlight and modulate genes/SNPs of interest. 
    • Derive natural therapeutic agents to modulate epigenetic expression. 
    • Utilize basic nutrigenomic assessment and treatment knowledge in the catecholamine pathway.


    Robert Brody ND, MS

    AudioVisual Course

    Approved by the California Acupuncture Board, CE Provider #1051
    Expires: 2023-02-27

    Functional Medicine and Nutrition Virtual Classroom 215
    Optimized Exercise & Fitness

    2.0

    $95.00 USD

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    Hour 1
    • Define and explain the different terms that identify exercise intensity and their relationship to maximal oxygen uptake (VO2 max).
    • Discuss the history of exercise physiology and how technology influenced research and ultimately, exercise guidelines.
    • Differentiate the physiological responses to sprint interval training and to low-to-moderate intensity continuous training.
    • Reconstruct a lay explanation to patients and/or clients of why sprint interval training is an extremely effective strategy for improving overall health and fitness.
    • Summarize key research studies that support sprint interval training.

    Hour 2

    • Recognize additional research that supports sprint interval training.
    • Identify key physiological benefits of sprint interval training.
    • Recall important case study benefits.
    • Outline effective overall strategies for implementing sprint interval training.
    • Distinguish appropriate sprint interval exercises for differing populations.

    Mark J. Smith, PhD

    AudioVisual Course

    Approved by the California Acupuncture Board, CE Provider #1051
    Expires: 2023-02-27

    Homeostatic Acupuncture Points
    3.0

    $60.00 USD

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    • NCCAOM Approved for AOM-Biomedicine 3 hours
    • Identify the 3 types of acupuncture points and identify what a homeostatic point is
    • Describe the phases (latent, passive and active) of acupuncture points
    • Illustrate the anatomical characteristics that make up all acupuncture points
    • Outline the location of 25 commonly used homeostatic acupuncture points
    • Differentiate discrete anatomical characteristics that make up homeostatic acupuncture points
    • Explain the common indications and cautions for use of the homeostatic acupuncture points
    • Review the neuroanatomy of spinal nerves and explain how it relates to paravertebral (Bladder Shu) points
    • Discuss and demonstrate needling technique for the homeostatic acupuncture points
    • Demonstrate point location on live models

    Ivo Waerlop, DC

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    Needle Manipulation Theories
    1.0

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    • NCCAOM Approved for AOM-Biomedicine 1 hour
    • Discuss the layers of the skin as related to a practitioner’s perception during needling
    • Review the neurological pathways involved with needling
    • Summarize the local, segmental and cortical effects of needling
    • Contrast the physiological effects of depth of insertion and retention time of needling

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    Neurology of Acupuncture
    2.0

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    • NCCAOM Approved for AOM-Biomedicine 2 hours
    • Describe and summarize the mechanisms by which acupuncture exerts effect on pain modulation and musculoskeletal function
    • Describe joint and muscle mechanoreceptor anatomy and physiology and how they relate to acupuncture
    • Define and discuss the ascending and descending neurological pathways affected by acupuncture
    • Outline the importance of cortical representation and the sensory/motor homunculus and relate them to acupuncture points with examples
    • Demonstrate the importance of the cerebellum and its role in acupuncture treatment of musculoskeletal disorders

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    Points and Acupuncture Points You Should Know
    1.0

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    • NCCAOM Approved for AOM-Biomedicine 1 hour
    • Identify common acupuncture point classification groups
    • Compare the use of different point categories in clinical practice
    • Describe the point location for points within commonly used groups
    • Explain the local anatomy and neurology involved with key points
    • Outline indications for use of some points and point categories

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    Qi and The Pertinent Pericardium
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    • NCCAOM Approved for AOM-Biomedicine 1 hour
    • Examine the origin of the Qi symbol
    • Define Qi Identify and describe the types of Qi
    • Explain Qi as it relates to triple warmer metabolism
    • Describe and compare the types of Qi pathology
    • Review the pertinent points on the Pericardium channel
    • Explain how the neurological development of the brachial plexus relates to the pericardium meridian function
    • Demonstrate the local anatomy of the pericardium channel in the upper extremity

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    Ren Mai, Du Mai, Liver 14 and Pulse Diagnosis
    2.0

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    • NCCAOM Approved for AOM-Biomedicine 2 hours
    • Discuss the Ren Mai’s overall function
    • Introduce a selection of clinically useful points on the Ren Mai (Conception Vessel) meridian
    • Discuss the Du Mai’s overall function
    • Introduce a selection of clinically useful points on the Du Mai (Governing Vessel) meridian
    • Explore the anatomy and indications surrounding LV14

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    The 8 Extra Vessels and Extraordinary Meridians
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    • NCCAOM Approved for AOM-Biomedicine 1 hour
    • Describe the origins of the 8 extra vessels and review Chinese embryology
    • Review the locations and functions associated with each of the 8 extra vessels and extraordinary meridians
    • Discuss the meaning of moving Qi between the kidneys, Ming Men, Dan Tien, Ching Mai, Ren Mai, Du Mai, Dai Mai, Yin Qiao Mai, Yin Wei Mai, Yang Qiao Mai and Yan Wei Mai

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    The San Jiao
    3.0

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    • NCCAOM Approved for AOM-Biomedicine 3 hours
    • Describe the history of the San Jiao
    • Associate the San Jiao to Vagal Nerve function
    • Breakdown each of the 3 “burners” into their component parts
    • Review the salient points on the San Jiao Meridian
    • Summarize the function and indications of the Shu Points and apply that to the San Jiao channel

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    Tongue Diagnosis
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    • NCCAOM Approved for AOM-Biomedicine 1 hour
    • Explain how needle manipulation works on a physiological basis and extrapolate as to when to apply these techniques
    • Summarize some of the more relevant literature surrounding the use of one of the most commonly used acupuncture points: Stomach 36
    • Describe the physiology of tongue color, shape, coating and spirit (movement)
    • Compare clinical examples of tongue appearance and identify key components of the tongue exam
    • Interpret the meaning of clinical findings during the tongue exam and correlate them to physiology

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    Triple Warmer Metabolism and the Vital Substances
    1.0

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    • NCCAOM Approved for AOM-Biomedicine 1 hour
    • Describe the functions of the 3 warmers/burners
    • Apply the influential points for each burner/warmer
    • Discuss the different types of Qi
    • Summarize the formation of Qi, Jing, Shen, blood and pure fluids, according to Chinese medicine

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    Expires: 2022-12-31