Course Overview

Integrated Structural Acupuncture

A Physician Course

AC Hotel Boston Cambridge, MA September 23, 2019 – June 8, 2020

  • CME Online: Unique Access to Web-based Learning
  • 8-month course with 4 live weekend sessions in beautiful and historic Boston, Massachusetts
  • Integrate acupuncture into your busy medical practice
  • Hands-on training on real patients with internationally recognized experts in acupuncture
  • Hone your acupuncture skills treating real patients
  • Earn 303.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • Learn from a world renowned master, Kiiko Matsumoto
  • Combat the opioid crisis and develop skills to offer patients effective alternative treatments
  • Become an expert in dry needling
  • Incorporate basic osteopathic methods of assessment and treatment into your practice
  • Acquire techniques for rapid treatment of emergency medical conditions
  • Acupuncture practice management
  • Customize your education with elective, skills advancement sessions in
    • Osteopathic Approaches to Assessment and Muscle Testing
    • Battlefield Acupuncture
    • Pulse Diagnosis
    • Dry Needling
    • Treating Common Musculoskeletal Conditions with Osteopathic Manipulation, Meridian Therapy, Dry Needling and Manual Muscle Testing

Integrated Structural Acupuncture is the only physician course that teaches a Japanese system of acupuncture based on the teachings of a modern master Kiiko Mastumoto. This system gives the practitioner the skills to verify the efficacy of the point on the table during the treatment. We call this a point verification approach to acupuncture. As a result, the patient and provider develop immediate confidence in the treatment. We also bring to the US international experts who have developed similar point verification methods to give our students the skills to provide efficient and successful treatments.

We have designed the course to maximize acupuncture skill acquisition. Rather than have the clinical, hands-on exposure occur during a concentrated period of time, we spread our 4 live weekend sessions over 8 months. This allows for better retention of the material, the chance to practice skills between live sessions, get feedback from the instructors over time, and build your clinical skills in a stepwise manner. Our goal is to ensure that at the completion of the course, you are confident and ready to incorporate acupuncture into your practice setting.

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Who Should Take the Course?

Physicians of all specialties with an interest in acupuncture benefit from the course. We have successfully trained doctors with backgrounds in a variety of non-surgical and surgical specialties, including internal medicine, family practice, pediatrics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, anesthesiology, neurology, gastroenterology, emergency medicine, pediatrics, psychiatry, obstetrics and gynecology and neurosurgery. Dentists and veterinarians are also welcome. Although the course presumes no previous knowledge of acupuncture, many physicians trained in other programs have benefited from taking our course. Upon completion of the course, you will be able to bring together Eastern and Western views of health and disease into a results-oriented acupuncture style.

Time Requirements and Schedule

The course duration is 8 months, from September through June. There are two learning components to the course:

  • Live or on-site learning sessions in Boston that occur on four selected 3 day weekends (Friday through Sunday)
  • A web based program of enduring material that allows long distance learning.
  • For organizational purposes only, the archived, web based resources are organized in weekly modules, as if a set of lectures are to be given each week. The didactic resources include PowerPoint lectures, point location images, scientific articles and video demonstrations. These materials are archived and available for review throughout the course as the academic year goes on and continue to be available through the end of August even after the course officially ends in early June.

Course participants are given access with a username and password to a secure, Internet accessible website where the weekly didactic lectures, point location images, and video demonstrations are archived and available for review throughout the course.

CME credits are given only after completing web-based evaluations and tests that are graded to assess your understanding of the online material. The web based didactic material requires at least 6 hours of your time on a weekly basis in order to keep up. CME credits for the live portion of the course will be based on attendance. If due to unavoidable circumstances a weekend session is missed, a live make-up session will have to be scheduled. UNE COM will only issue all 303.5 CME credits or none for students signed up for the full course. Students signed up for the Web-only course will be issued all 202.75 CME credits or none. As a result, it is critical to keep up with the web-based assignments and to attend the live portion of the course (if you are in the full course).

Participants must come to Boston for the live, hands-on portion of the course and CME credit is based on attendance and completion of online course evaluations. These live weekend sessions occur four times during the academic year.

Each weekend session combines theory with clinical hands-on experience using patient volunteers. Home study is required, averaging 5 hours per month to support the weekend clinical sessions.

Course Dates

September 23, 2019 – June 8, 2020
The dates for the live, clinical weekend sessions are:

  • October 4-6, 2019
  • December 13-15, 2019
  • February 28 - March 1, 2020
  • May 1-3, 2020

Total CME HOURS:
303.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

AOA HOURS
100.75 hours of AOA Category 2A CME Credits
202.75 hours of AOA Category 1-B CME Credits

Fees

(including any discounts or additional costs):

  • Physician (MD/DO): $10,250.00
  • Dentists (DDS/DMD): $10,250.00
  • Licensed Acupuncturist: $10,250.00
  • Resident/Fellow*: $9,250.00

* Space limited to 2. Applicant must be a full-time resident or fellow through the conclusion of the course
Early Bird Offer**: Get Ahead with early course access. Register before July 23rd and gain two extra months of free access to the online course content: July 23rd though September 23rd.
**If you choose this option and gain early access, your registration fee is no longer refundable.

Course Capacity and Teacher Ratios

Each year we restrict total enrollment to ensure that we maintain an optimal student to teacher ratio during the clinical sessions with patients. Admission to the course is on a first come first serve basis.

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Customize your learning: Choose from a variety of Skills Advancement Workshops

Battlefield Acupuncture
Presymposium Workshop
Date: Thursday April 30, 2020
Time: 5:30-9:30pm
Light refreshments provided
Pulse Diagnosis Practicum
Presimposium Workshop
Dates: Thursday December 12, 2019
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Light refreshments provided
Dry Needling
Presymposium Workshop
Date: Thursday, February 27, 2020
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Light refreshments provided
Integrating Manual Muscle Testing with Acupuncture Diagnosis and Treatment
Weekend Extra Sessions (two part series):
Dates: Saturday October 5, 2019 & May 2, 2020
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Treating Common Musculoskeletal Conditions with Osteopathic Manipulation, Meridian Therapy, Dry Needling and Manual Muscle Testing
Weekend Extra Session:
Dates: Saturday, December 14, 2019
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Facial Diagnosis
Weekend Extra Session:
Dates: Saturday, February 29, 2020
Time: 5:30-8:30pm