Home / Programs / Continuing Education

 

aaaom_continuing_educationHeld at our Roseville, Minnesota campus, the AAAOM Continuing Education program is available for practitioners who have completed an accredited degree program for Acupuncture and/or Oriental Medicine, or for advanced students. It is possible that these courses may qualify for CEU credit, but there can be no assurance that this will be the case for all courses offered under this program. Full details for this program will be provided upon class registration, and for CEU credit students should be prepared to provide evidence of graduation from an accredited program or licensure as determined by law.

Jin Shang: Effective Therapy at the Sinew Level    

Dr. Liu has refined the TCM concept of Jin Shang (“sinew injury”), and incorporated acupuncture with taping and other techniques generally used in western therapy. This integration of acupuncture with sports medicine produces remarkable clinical results. Addressing pain and injury through sinew-level channels provides TCM practitioners with a new and useful approach to acute and chronic musculo-skeletal problems. Pattern differentiation and treatment using Jin Shang techniques will be thoroughly discussed. Dr. Liu will explain the theory and mechanics of sinew-level meridians (jing-luo), explain functional channels movement assessment, and demonstrate his technique for combining needling with taping. This seminar provides discussion, demonstration, and hands-on practice, validating Dr. Liu’s approach with real patient cases.

Practitioners taking this course will:

    1. Understand the theory of Sinew jing-luo in acupuncture
    2. Learn to differentiate applications and principles of Jin Shang treatment
    3. Obtain skills in treating Jin Shang issues with acupuncture and taping
    4. Learn to prevent and rehabilitate sports injuries with Jin Shang techniques
    5. Understand other therapeutic methods of Jin Shang

This 16-hour seminar represents a stand-alone portion of AAAOM’s entire DAOM program.

Seminar Specifics:

Date: Saturday & Sunday December 7th-8th, 2019.

Hours: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm each day, with a 1-hour lunch break.

CEUs: Acupuncturists earn 16 CEUs (NCCAOM-approved).

Cost: $350. Only a limited number of seats are available to practitioners who are not enrolled in the DAOM program.

To Register: Please call 651-631-0204 ext. 1, or email tcmhealth@aol.com

Location: American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, 1925 West County Road B2, Roseville, MN 55113.

About the Instructor

David Dong Liu holds a Ph.D. degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine, and a Master’s degree in Health and Kinesiology from the University of Texas. Dr. Liu has been teaching and practicing acupuncture and functional rehabilitation for over 20 years. In his clinical practice, Dr. Liu specializes in sports acupuncture and rehabilitation, as well as focusing on patients with bladder and bowel dysfunction due to spinal cord injury. In another aspect of his practice, Dr. Liu has provided care to professional figure skaters as a team therapist at national and international competitions. He is engaged in research on the use of acupuncture to manage pain and the use of Tai Chi to promote mindfulness and improve mood in college students.  Dr. Liu has earned awards at international Tai Chi championships. In recognition of his commitment and passion for Tai Chi, acupuncture, and TCM, Dr. Liu received the International TCM Award for Acupuncture Development and Contribution in Canada in October 2018.

COSMETIC ACUPUNCTURE SEMINAR

Mei Zen Face, Neck, and Abdominal Protocols
Presented by Dr. Martha Lucas

To be announced soon.

Registration: Visit CosmeticAcupunctureSeminars.com to register. Note that the vendor on your credit card statement will be Lucas Acupuncture.

Attendees should bring a travel kit with the following supplies:

  • A few (about 15) Q-tips and cotton balls
  • Alcohol swabs
  • One box (100) of needles – the ones you usually use
  • Biohazard container with your name on it
  • Arnica gel (Boiron is one brand)
  • A small needle saucer

The Mei Zen needling is precise work, so if you have a camping head lamp please bring that. Our sponsor, Lhasa OMS, supplies cosmetic needles for the supervised practice.

This seminar includes supervised practice so please dress appropriately to both give and receive treatment. Sometimes meeting / clinic room temperatures cannot be controlled by us so if you tend to get chilled, please bring a sweater or other warm clothing. You may also think about bringing a space blanket to cover yourself with during the supervised practice. You may want to review face and abdomen points and bring reading glasses if you need them for detailed work. You will be required to sign an agreement that you will not tape the seminar nor share your notes with anyone who is not attending.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

If you cancel your participation in the seminar more than 21 calendar days in advance of the seminar dates for any reason a $40 administrative fee will apply and will be subtracted from your refund. Please note that there are no refunds when an attendee cancels his/her participation fewer than 21 calendar days before a seminar. There are no exceptions to this policy including inclement weather that prevents someone from attending the seminar. We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule any seminar in which case a full refund will be given to participants. We are not responsible for any expenses incurred by participants such as airfare or lodging if a seminar must be canceled or postponed due to events beyond our control (for example, inclement weather). Any credits that someone has for course participation will be honored for one year only from the original scheduled seminar dates. Credits will not be extended beyond one year.

About the Instructor

aaaom_martha_lucasDr. Lucas’s education gives her unique credibility in today’s healthcare world. She holds a doctorate degree in research psychology as well as her national certification and Colorado license to practice traditional Chinese medicine. In addition to her formal training at The Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, she considers herself blessed to have been mentored in Pulse Diagnosis by the late Jim Ramholz, O.M.D. and bases her treatments and classes on knowledge gained while working with Jim. Additionally Dr. Lucas interned in Acupuncture & Chinese Herbs with Timothy McGee, L.Ac. and QiGong Medical Massage with Master/Dr. Zhengao Yao. In addition to teaching the Mei Zen System of Cosmetic Acupuncture she teaches Pulse Diagnosis courses that integrate classical pulse models for use in contemporary clinical applications.
Read more…

CPR / FIRST AID COURSE INFORMATION
AAAOM’s CPR / First Aid academic course for students (15-hour / 1 credit) will be held in the upstairs classroom ~ TBD

The instructor is Cindy Carow-Schiebe. Normal tuition rates apply to students.

Required Supplies

  • Textbook: BLS for Healthcare Providers: American Heart Association, SKU 9781616690397 (Approx. $15.50 new)
  • CPR Pocket Rescue Mask (Approx. $9.75 new)

If you already have the textbook and mask, bring them along. Otherwise, Information for obtaining them from Amazon is included below, but you may purchase these items from any source:
www.amazon.com/BLS-Healthcare-Providers-Student-Manual/
www.amazon.com/Ambu-Pocket-Rescue-Mask/

CPR Recertification Information

For non-students interested in just CPR recertification without the first aid component, you can receive an AHA certification card by attending just the CPR certification section on Sunday, March 29 from 8:30 am to completion.

Costs

  • CPR instruction = $60.00, payable to AAAOM
  • AHA certification card = $5.00, payable onsite to instructor Cindy Carow-Schiebe

Registration and AHA Certification Cards

The deadline to register and pay for CPR instruction is TBD. Participants who want to receive a Basic Life Support Certification card from the American Heart Association for their CPR training should also notify the registrar by March 23 so cards can be printed ahead of time. CPR cards cost an additional $5.00, payable to Ms. Carow-Schiebe on the day of the class.

To register, or for further information, contact the AAAOM Registrar by email at registrar@aaaom.edu or by telephone at 651-631-0204, ext. 4.

 

Share This