Connecticut Acupuncture Certificate Program

Course Overview

Principles and Practice of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Program Modules 2023-24

All Modules are Held on Saturdays
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September 30 & October 14, 2023
Module 1: Introduction to Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Clean Needle Technique

October 28 & November 4, 2023
Module 2: Meridian Theory I and II Point Location I and II Clean Needle Technique

December 2, 2023
Module 3: Auricular Acupuncture Needling Technique

January 27 and February 3, 2024
Module 4: Therapeutic Instrumentation Acupuncture Diagnosis and Pattern Identification

February 24 and March 9, 2024
Module 5: Differential Diagnosis Acupuncture Treatment

March 23, 2024
Module 6: Case Studies, Reviews, Coding and Reimbursement Review, Final, Written and Practical Examinations, Clean Needle Technique

Final Practical Examination: Date to be Determined
Module 7: Final Examination, Clean Needle Technique Examination

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the program, the practitioner will be:

* Legally able to practice Acupuncture as an adjunct modality in Connecticut under the professional scope of the applicants current respective health care license

* Competent in the principles and practice in the art, science and philosophy of acupuncture application

* Confident in the assessment and treatment of patients using acupuncture and proficient in the use of appropriate adjunctive therapies

* Informed of national standards and ethics of the professional practice of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine as set by the National Certification Commission on Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)

Benefits of Completion

* Improve Patient Clinical Outcomes

* Manage Complex Cases

* Clinical and Diagnostic Skills

* Eligible for Board Certification (NBCE): Chiropractors only

* Increase Patient Referrals

Disclaimer: This program is intended for Licensed Health Care Practitioners who wish to practice under their professional scope. Please note this course does not meet the requirements in CT to become an LAC, Licensed Acupuncturist.

Completing this course does not grant you the right to designate yourself as a Licensed Acupuncturist, LAC. A Licensed Acupuncturist must complete a Master’s Program in Acupuncture by an accredited college program and pass the national board examination administered by the NCCAOM.