Acupuncture - Basic: Multiple Dates
The 100-Hour Acupuncture Certification course teaches history, philosophy and theories. The six session course is designed to prepare the attendee to successfully take and pass any required examinations for licensure. The sessions include the history, philosophy, theories, practical workshops, quizzes and a final examination all directed at achieving clinical and academic proficiency in the practice of acupuncture. Needles and sharps containers are available for purchase at the seminars.
In Session #1, students are taught the history, basics and some advanced principles in preparation to begin the practice of acupuncture. An overview of the 14 main meridians, chi flow, energy clock and yin/yang, origin of acupuncture, body measurement, levels of treatment and a detailed explanation of the twelve kinds of acupuncture points and their exact functions, superficial cycle of chi flow and deep cycle of chi flow, the vital substances, identification of patterns, a detailed study of Lung Meridian Patterns and a detailed study of Large Intestine Meridian as well as an introduction to tongue diagnosis, pulse diagnosis, cupping and moxa are discussed.
In Session #2, students will be introduced to press needles, tacks, magnets and pellets. In addition, an introduction to acupuncture for pain control, discusses acupuncture for sports injuries, five phase theory, introduction to electronic graphing and acupuncture for musculoskeletal conditions is discussed. Other topics include: stomach meridian patterns, diet, emotions, climate, Qi Deficiency, cold, Yin Deficiency and fire. In addition, a detailed study of the spleen meridian patterns and needling of each point and clean needle techniques are discussed.
In Session #3, the following topics are discussed: Heart meridian patterns, Qi Deficiency, Yang Deficiency, Yang Collapse, blood deficiency, Yin Deficiency, Fire Blazing, phlegm, blood stagnation, combinations and needling of each point. He also presents a study of the Small Intestine Meridian, Special Effect Points and conditions treatable. In addition, the 12 divergent channels, 15 connecting channels, and root 5 and branch theory are discussed. Lastly, the following topics are discussed: Bladder meridian patterns, climate, emotions, excess sex, damp-heat, damp-cold, deficiency, combinations, kidney meridian patterns, hereditary weaknesses, chronic illness, overwork, premature aging, Qi Not Firm, failure to receive chi, loss of essence, combinations and needling.
In Session #4, a detailed study of the pericardium meridian, special effect points and conditions treatable with needling of each point are discussed. A detailed study of San Jiao Meridian patterns, Upper, Middle and Lower Burners, with needling will also be discussed. The micro systems: Scalp, hands, face and ear and facial rejuvenation (TCM, Korean, Electro) are identified. He also describes the identification of patterns according to the five elements. Lastly, a detailed study of the gall bladder meridian patterns, diet, emotions, climate, damp-heat, deficiency and needling of each point is covered. A practice workshop on the tongue and pulse are also discussed.
In Session #5, a detailed study of the Liver Meridian Patterns, Pathogenic Factors, Emotions, Diet, Qi Stagnation, Blood Stasis, Liver Fire, Liver Wind, Damp Heat, Cold Stagnation, Blood Deficiency, Yang Rising, Combinations, and needling of each point. Hours 3 and 4 are detailed study of the Ren Meridian, Special Effect Points, and conditions treatable, with needling of each point. Hours 5, 6 and 7 provide a detailed study of the Du Meridian, Special Effect Points and conditions treatable, with needling each point. Hours 8, 9 and 10 cover Scalp Acupuncture. Hours 11 and 12 describe and discusses the Eight Extra Vessels, Special Effects, Treatment Techniques, Needle, Electro, Ion Pumping, and Ba Gua. Hours 13, 14, and 15 explore the Five Element transporting and application. The session wraps up with a Tongue and Pulse Diagnosis workshop.
Session #6 includes a review, a point location skills examination and a comprehensive final examination. The session begins with discussion and description of the Ghost Points and covers the Influential Points and the Huazotojiaji Points. Hours 5 through 10 are a review of the entire course material in preparation for the certification exam. The Clean Needle technique exam is administered in hours 9 through 11, followed by the point location skills examination and the comprehensive written examination in hours 12 through 16.75.
Early Bird (Ends 15 days prior to session): $295 per session
Regular: $330 per session
One-time Fee: $35 for required manual (purchased at Session #1)
The course is taught by Dr. Zev Myerowitz and Dr. Lisa Holt.
Zev J. Myerowitz, D.C., Dipl. AC (NCCAOM), Lac. is a 1978 graduate of Logan College of Chiropractic. He is a Diplomate of the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and a Licensed Acupuncturist in the state of Maine. He has had extensive advanced training in acupuncture, Taoist studies, facial rejuvenation and gynecology in TCM. He holds postgraduate teaching positions at Parker College of Chiropractic and Cleveland Chiropractic College. He is former President of the American Academy of Chiropractic Acupuncture and of the Acupuncture Society of New England. Dr. Myerowitz has received numerous chiropractic and acupuncture awards, and is the author of a number of books and articles.
Lisa Holt, DACM, Lac NCCAOM Board Certified, Integrative Functional and Bioregulatory Medicine Specialist, Licensed Acupuncture Physician, Medical Educator Deseret Biologics. Dr. Holt is a 2017 graduate of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, California. She is also a registered nurse (RN) and holds a large number of certifications in various healing methods. She maintains a private practice at LifePoint Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Clinic in Rolla, Missouri. Dr. Holt has earned privileges at prestigious Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee as a licensed Acupuncture Physician and works alongside other healthcare practitioners to provide functional and integrative patient centered care.
We are proud to have Dr. Holt join Dr. Zev to make our excellent 300-Hour acupuncture certification course even better.
Saturdays: 8am - 7pm
Sundays: 7am - 12:45pm
Summer Program Sessions:
June 29-30, 2019
July 20-21, 2019
August 17-18, 2019
September 14-15, 2019
October 12-13, 2019
November 9-10, 2019
Winter Program Sessions:
January 18-19, 2020
February 22-23, 2020
March 21-22, 2020
April 4-5, 2020
June 13-14, 2020
July 11-12, 2020