Course Overview

Medical Acupuncture Training for Physicians

An Integrated Structural Acupuncture Approach

The 2021 Hotel Location is being finalized and will be announced shortly (please check back for updates).

Web-based Portion Access of the Course Begins November 2020 through first weekend in June 2021. Continued access to archived material through August 31, 2021.

Streamed Weekend Webinar Course Dates

  • November 21-22, 2020
  • January 30-31, 2021

Zoom Meetings

  • 2 small group meetings with the experts for individualized support
  • Group assignments will be given after each Webinar Session

Live Weekend Course Dates

  • April 8-11, 2021
  • June 3-6, 2021
  • Earn CME Online: Over 200 hours of web-based lectures
  • Two Weekend Webinar Sessions (real-time) where you can learn acupuncture from the comfort of your home
  • Two live weekend sessions in the Spring of 2021 in beautiful and historic Boston, Massachusetts
  • Earn over 300 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for full course (blended web-based and live sessions)
  • Earn over 200 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for web-based course only
  • Hands-on training on real patients
  • Learn from internationally recognized experts in acupuncture
  • Combat the opioid crisis and develop skills to offer patients effective alternatives
  • Become an expert in dry needling
  • Incorporate basic osteopathic methods of assessment and treatment into your practice
  • Acquire acupuncture techniques for rapid treatment of pain and medical conditions

Course Topics

The topics of this course will include the following:

  • Pain Control
  • Emergency Acupuncture
  • OB/GYN and Hormonal Imbalances
  • GI Disorders
  • Cardiac and Vascular Disorders
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Pediatric Acupuncture
  • Scar Treatments
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Structural and Orthopedic Problems
  • Autoimmune and Autonomic Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Myofascial and Neuroanatomic Treatment
  • Dry Needling Techniques
  • Electroacupuncture and Laser Acupuncture
  • German Microsystem and Very Point approach (MAPS: Mikro-Aku-PunktSysteme)
  • Osteopathic Acupuncture Assessment
  • Nutritional Integration with Acupuncture
  • Cosmetic Acupuncture

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.

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. Dentists and veterinarians are also welcome. Although the course presumes no previous knowledge of acupuncture, many physicians trained in other programs as well as licensed acupuncturists have benefited from taking our course because of the highly effective techniques that we teach.

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.

Register Now

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

Battlefield Acupuncture
Weekend Extra Session:
Date: Thursday June 3, 2021
Time: 5:30-9:30pm
Light refreshments provided
Dry Needling
Weekend Extra Session:
Date: Friday June 4, 2021
Time: 6:30-9:30pm
Light refreshments provided
Integrating Manual Muscle Testing with Acupuncture Diagnosis and Treatment
Weekend Extra Sessions (two part series):
Dates: Saturday April 10, 2021 and Saturday June 5, 2021 (Two part series)
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Facial Diagnosis
Weekend Extra Session:
Dates: Thursday April 8, 2021
Time: 5:30-8:30pm