• Highest Rating by Graduates: This program’s quality has been consistently validated by its graduates. For the past twelfth consecutive years, over 98% of our graduates stated that they would recommend this course to their colleagues.

  • Well-established Teaching Format Since 1979: The program format was first conceived and established by the Academy of Pain Research in 1979 as the first AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM CME program: comprehensive acupuncture training course for physicians in North America.

  • Quality and Diversity of Faculty: The faculty is composed of leading experts in their respective fields. Most of them hold professorships at prominent medical schools or are affiliated with prestigious academic institutions. The diversity of their specialized knowledge makes this program unique. The preceptors for the hands-on sessions are experienced clinicians, many of whom hold faculty positions in well-recognized academic institutions.

  • Balanced Curricula and Diversified Clinical Approach: Both modern medical science and traditional Chinese medicine concepts are extensively examined with a guided effort to integrate the two. A wide range of techniques including traditional acupuncture, ear acupuncture, scalp acupuncture, trigger point injections, ultra low dose steroid injections, moxibustion, and needleless modalities, etc. will be covered.

  • Fully Integrated Approach: The most distinguished feature of this course is its ability to fully integrate the East and West, the modern and traditional by applying modern scientific medical knowledge to interpret the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

  • Comprehensive and Extensive Scope: The various components of the program allow participants to earn up to 330 credits in the core curriculum, covering various subjects including pain management, internal medicine, family practice, obstetrics and gynecology, psychiatry, orthopedics, emergency medicine, physiatry, and more.

  • Educational Merit: This program has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM

  • Flexibility: The program is suitable for physicians with no prior experience in acupuncture but with a desire to incorporate this modality of treatment into their practices, as well as experienced practitioners who wish to hone their skills and learn new techniques from leading experts.

  • Equal Emphasis on Theories and Practice: Integration of theories and practice improves the overall efficacy of acupuncture in a modern medical practice. Ample hands-on training is an integral component of the course.

  • Convenience:The combination of face-to- face training and at-home study makes it possible to complete this entire intensive program in seven months. The program structure allows participants to minimize the amount of time away from patient care to approximately six business days.