I am excited to report that the Veterans Affairs has updated their handbook (Department of Veterans Affairs Handbook 5005/100). The handbook not only recognizes the acupuncture profession, it requires that all VA and contract acupuncturists be board certified by the National Certification Committee for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. You can find more information on our profession's website.
I am happy to report that my practice is board certified, current and that I am actively engaged in a continuing education program.
I recently completed the following courses:
Neuro-Acupuncture Phase One, June 2017
Neuro Acupuncture is an innovative technique for treating post traumatic stress disorder, stroke, traumatic brain injuries and other Central Nervous System disorders. 5 day course. 35 CE units
Using Essential Oils and Aroma Therapy according to TCM,
May 2017 On-line course 11 CE units
Herbal medicine for respiratory conditions. Health Care Medicine Institute, August 2016, On-line course. 8 CE units
Traditional Chinese Medicine approaches to Parkinson’s disease, digestive disorders, pain management strategies, anemia and post traumatic stress disorder. Texas Health and Science University Continuing Acupuncture Education, April 2016, 2 day course. 17 CE units