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Oct 24 – May 16, 2021

1:00pm – 2:00pm


100 Hour Basic Acupuncture Certification Course

Acupuncture is a well-known and respected healing art practiced around the world. According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, “Acupuncture is the practice of penetrating the skin with thin, solid, metallic needles which are then activated through gentle and specific movements of the practitioner’s hands or with electrical stimulation. Acupuncture is part of the ancient practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine.” Acupuncture is not a subset of chiropractic, and it is not a specialized technique. It is a separate and distinct healing system that fits very well with chiropractic care. This course prepares the Doctor of Chiropractic to learn and practice acupuncture in conjunction with chiropractic practice. All of the instructors in this brand-new certification course are Doctors of Chiropractic who hold Diplomate status in acupuncture. Each of them has vast experience in the use of acupuncture in their private practices and are experts in teaching this healing art. Acupuncture can take your practice to new levels. If this appeals to you, then this is the course you have been looking for!

Logan University’s College of Chiropractic Postgraduate Department is excited to begin a new era in high quality acupuncture instruction this year. We are proud to welcome Dr. Nick Gatto, Dr. Mary Jennings, and Dr. Gary Ditson to our campus to present 300 hours of top-notch acupuncture training to you. Starting October 24-25, 2020 these three expert instructors begin the 100-Hour Basic Acupuncture Certification Course. Starting January 9-10, 2021 they begin the Advanced Acupuncture Certification Program consisting of two additional 100-hour courses for a total of 300 hours of outstanding training in this powerful healing art. Successful completion of the Basic 100-hour course results in a certificate from Logan and eligibility to sit the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) acupuncture examination. The second and third 100- hour courses delve deeper into Advanced TCM Principles. Successful completion of these additional courses results in eligibility to sit for the American Board of Chiropractic Acupuncture Diplomate (ABCA) examination.

Session #1 October 24-25, 2020 Introduction of Acupuncture

Session #2 November 21-22, 2020 Meridian 1

Session #3 December 12-13, 2020 Meridian 2

Session #4 January 16-17, 2021 Introduction of Auricular Therapy

Session #5 February 20-21, 2021 Eight Extraordinary Meridians, Tongue Diagnosis, Clean Needle Exam

Session #6 March 20-21, 2021 Adjunctive Pattern, Symptomatic Treatment

Session #7 April 24-25, 2021 Chinese Pulse Diagnosis and Ancillary Methods

Session #8 May 15-16, 2021 Review and Final Exam


Saturday: 1 PM-7:30 PM

Sunday: 8 AM-2 PM

Tuition: $265 Regular registration; $240 Early Bird Tuition

*Tuition must be received at least 15 days prior to session to qualify for EB discount.

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Nicholas J. Gatto, DC, Dipl.Ac is a 1983 graduate of Logan College of Chiropractic. He is a Diplomate in acupuncture of the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). He holds a Loomis Digestive Health Specialist certification awarded by the Loomis Institute in 2003. Dr. Gatto is a nationally known and respected lecturer on acupuncture and on the Loomis System. He is a Logan University College of Chiropractic Postgraduate Faculty member and maintains a busy private practice of chiropractic, acupuncture, and enzyme nutrition in Downers Grove, Illinois.

Gary D. Ditson, DC, L.Ac, DABCA is a 1968 graduate of Logan College of Chiropractic. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Acupuncture (DABCA), a Licensed Acupuncturist in the State of Illinois, and a Certified Auriculo Acupuncture Instructor wo serves on the Board of Directors of the Auriculotherapy Certification Institute. He is an in-demand lecturer on Acupuncture, Auriculotherapy, and the Micro-Systems including Scalp Acupuncture. Dr. Ditson has over forty years’ experience as a healthcare provider, and more than 20 years in chiropractic education. He is Faculty member of Logan University’s College of Chiropractic Postgrad Department. Dr. Ditson maintained a busy chiropractic and acupuncture practice in Wentzville, Missouri.

Mary M. Jennings, DC, Dipl. Ac, LAc is a 1996 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic. She is a Diplomate of the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Dr. Jennings served on the NBCE Acupuncture Test Committee from 2003-2009. She is an experienced and sought-after lecturer on Acupuncture and maintains a private practice as a chiropractic physician and acupuncturist. She holds an Internal Health Specialist certification from Logan College and served as an adjunct faculty member in postgraduate acupuncture studies at National University of Health Sciences (NUHS).

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