Chiropractic Acupuncture Certification Courses

ChiroCredit / OnlineCE Offers Chiropractic Acupuncture Certification Courses

 

This 104-hour chiropractic-acupuncture program, is comprehensive, sequenced, and succinct.  Clinical theories, acupoints, meridians, and techniques are followed by the treatment of musculoskeletal, neurological, and metabolic disorders.

Audio-visual lectures, video demonstrations, and self-paced in-depth study, combine to prepare doctors to provide safe and effective acupuncture. 

You will learn to diagnose and treat patients according to traditional diagnostic frameworks, as well as current neurological and physiological perspectives, and how to best integrate acupuncture into a chiropractic practice.  Contemporary treatment styles such as those used with Trigger Point / Dry Needling, are also incorporated into the program.

Chiropractors may practice acupuncture in thirty US states and the District of Columbia, as well as a number of other locations around the globe.  Each state and jurisdiction sets it’s own regulations on the training required for healthcare providers to utilize acupuncture.  Our Certification Courses are accepted by most states as either complete or partial training in chiropractic acupuncture. 

The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) offers a certification examination to identify qualified specialists in chiropractic acupuncture. Prior to sitting for the NBCE acupuncture examination, candidates are required to take a minimum of 100 hours of post-graduate level acupuncture training in a program under the auspices of a Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) Accredited Chiropractic College.  Our Acupuncture Certification Program is offered under the auspices of the University of Bridgeport, and therefore qualifies doctors of chiropractic to sit for the NBCE Acupuncture exam.  A number of US jurisdictions require chiropractors to successfully complete the NBCE acupuncture exam in order to practice acupuncture. Even though many jurisdictions still do not require it, we recommend all chiropractors who complete our certification program sit for the NBCE’s Acupuncture exam.

Some jurisdictions require some portion of a chiropractor’s acupuncture training be live-classroom or hands-on clinical training, however, most do not.  Even though this acupuncture certification program provides the training a doctor needs to practice acupuncture safely and effectively, we recommend that whenever possible, doctors are best served by seeking out some hands-on classroom or clinical training to augment this entry-level education.

This acupuncture certification program is designed to be taken in sequence, however, you may choose to take the courses in whatever order fits your individual learning style. Should you choose to take the courses out of sequence, and would like a well-rounded learning experience, consider taking all of the courses grouped under a particular topic.

Whether you are taking a single course, a group of courses on a particular topic, or the full Certification program, these classes will provide solid training in chiropractic acupuncture, which can be applied daily in your clinical practice.

Why Study Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is easily integrated into a chiropractic practice.

  1. An acupuncture treatment takes about as much of a doctor’s time as a chiropractic adjustment. 
  2. Chiropractic and acupuncture work synergistically. 
  3. Most dual practitioners agree that chiropractic and acupuncture are more powerful together than either one by itself.

Acupuncture may be one of the best investments, you make in your practice.

  1. In most markets chiropractors charge about one and a half times the fee of a chiropractic adjustment for an acupuncture treatment. 
  2. Most chiropractors offer acupuncture as a cash service, and in most markets, patients expect to pay cash-out-of-pocket for acupuncture. 
  3. A complete course in acupuncture costs about the same as a basic chiropractic table. 
  4. Your educational investment can be recouped within a few weeks to a few months and the additional income can be significant. 


State

Minimum Number of Hours of Acupuncture Training Required

Requirements

Alabama

100

Take minimum of 100 hours of ChiroCredit / OnlineCE Acupuncture Certification Courses. Must Pass NBCE Board Exam.

Arizona

100

Take minimum of 100 hours of ChiroCredit / OnlineCE Acupuncture Certification Courses. Must Pass NBCE Board Exam.

Arkansas

100

Take minimum of 100 hours of ChiroCredit / OnlineCE Acupuncture Certification Courses. NBCE exam not required but we recommend taking the NBCE Exam

Colorado

100

Take minimum of 100 hours of ChiroCredit / OnlineCE Acupuncture Certification Courses. Must Pass NBCE Board Exam.

Connecticut

100 hours recommended (hours not specified by state board)

Take minimum of 100 hours of ChiroCredit / OnlineCE Acupuncture Certification Courses. NBCE exam not required but we recommend taking the NBCE Exam

Delaware

100

Take minimum of 100 hours of ChiroCredit / OnlineCE Acupuncture Certification Courses. NBCE exam not required but we recommend taking the NBCE Exam

District of Columbia

100

Take minimum of 100 hours of ChiroCredit / OnlineCE Acupuncture Certification Courses. Must Pass NBCE Board Exam.

Florida

100

Take minimum of 100 hours of ChiroCredit / OnlineCE Acupuncture Certification Courses. Must Pass NBCE Board Exam

Idaho

300

Not currently offering a program for Idaho

Illinois

100 hours recommended (hours not specified by state board)

Take minimum of 100 hours of ChiroCredit / OnlineCE Acupuncture Certification Courses. NBCE exam not required but we recommend taking the NBCE Exam

Indiana

200

Take minimum of 100 hours of ChiroCredit / OnlineCE Acupuncture Certification Courses and take 100 hours live Acupuncture courses with our partner, www.acupracticeseminars.com NBCE exam not required but we recommend taking the NBCE Exam

Iowa

100 hours

Requires Live, in-person training. Take 100 hours live Acupuncture courses with our partner, www.acupracticeseminars.com

Kansas

100 hours recommended (hours not specified by state board)

Take minimum of 100 hours of ChiroCredit / OnlineCE Acupuncture Certification Courses. NBCE exam not required but we recommend taking the NBCE Exam

Maine

200

Program must be pre-approved by State Board - Application Pending

Minnesota

100

Take minimum of 100 hours of ChiroCredit / OnlineCE Acupuncture Certification Courses. Must Pass NBCE Board Exam. 2 hours of CE Required per year.

Missouri

100

Take minimum of 100 hours of ChiroCredit / OnlineCE Acupuncture Certification Courses. Must Pass NBCE Board Exam.

Nebraska

100 hours recommended (hours not specified by state board)

Take minimum of 100 hours of ChiroCredit / OnlineCE Acupuncture Certification Courses. NBCE exam not required but we recommend taking the NBCE Exam

New Hampshire

100 hours recommended (hours not specified by state board)

Take minimum of 100 hours of ChiroCredit / OnlineCE Acupuncture Certification Courses. NBCE exam not required but we recommend taking the NBCE Exam.
Can then perform Acupuncture, but not Advertise unless licensed by the Acupuncture Board.

New Mexico

100 hours recommended (hours not specified by state board)

Pending Information from State Board regarding acceptance of program

North Carolina

200

Take minimum of 100 hours of ChiroCredit / OnlineCE Acupuncture Certification Courses and take 100 hours live Acupuncture courses with our partner, www.acupracticeseminars.com NBCE exam not required but we recommend taking the NBCE Exam

North Dakota

100

Take minimum of 100 hours of ChiroCredit / OnlineCE Acupuncture Certification Courses. NBCE exam not required but we recommend taking the NBCE Exam. 2 hours of Acupuncture CE per year

Ohio

300

Not Currently Offering a Program for Ohio

Oklahoma

100

Take minimum of 100 hours of ChiroCredit / OnlineCE Acupuncture Certification Courses. IMPORTANT: Once 100 hours are completed, use the contact us link and notify as as you need to take a post test for Oklahoma.
NBCE exam not required but we recommend taking the NBCE Exam

South Dakota

100

Take minimum of 100 hours of ChiroCredit / OnlineCE Acupuncture Certification Courses. Must Pass NBCE Board Exam.
8 hours of CE Required Biennially

Tennessee

250

Take minimum of 100 hours of ChiroCredit / OnlineCE Acupuncture Certification Courses and take 100 hours live Acupuncture courses with our partner, www.acupracticeseminars.com. Addtional 50 hours of distance based learning available upon request. Must Pass NBCE Board Exam

Texas

100

Take minimum of 100 hours of ChiroCredit / OnlineCE Acupuncture Certification Courses. Must Pass NBCE Board Exam.

Utah

100

Take minimum of 100 hours of ChiroCredit / OnlineCE Acupuncture Certification Courses. Must Pass NBCE Board Exam.
10 hours Acupuncture CE/2 years

Vermont

100 hours recommended (hours not specified by state board)

Take minimum of 100 hours of ChiroCredit / OnlineCE Acupuncture Certification Courses. NBCE exam not required but we recommend taking the NBCE Exam

Virginia

200

Take minimum of 100 hours of ChiroCredit / OnlineCE Acupuncture Certification Courses and take 100 hours of Clinical Acupuncture courses with our partner (of which 50 hours must be live clinical Acupuncture courses), www.acupracticeseminars.com NBCE exam not required but we recommend taking the NBCE Exam

West Virginia

100

Take minimum of 100 hours of ChiroCredit / OnlineCE Acupuncture Certification Courses. Must Pass NBCE Board Exam.

Wyoming

100

Take minimum of 100 hours of ChiroCredit / OnlineCE Acupuncture Certification Courses. Must Pass NBCE Board Exam.



Dr. Jim Ventresca has been teaching acupuncture to chiropractors for over 20 years, and is a Co-Founder, Principal, and Full Professor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine for AcuPractice Seminars.  A dynamic and engaging teacher, Jim has been teaching Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine since 1989.  A 1984 graduate and past faculty member of the New England School of Acupuncture, Dr. Jim, was in the first group of board certified Diplomates of Acupuncture in the US, among the first acupuncturists licensed in the state of Massachusetts in 1986, and has held licensure as a Doctor of Oriental Medicine in New Mexico since 1994, where he earned the terminal Degree in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College.  In addition to practicing in busy clinical settings and teaching Oriental medicine for over 30 years, Dr. Jim was the Academic Dean for Southwest Acupuncture College, and a Site Visit Team Leader for the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He held the position of Medical Director for Integrative Medicine, at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital in Albuquerque, is a co-founder of a publicly funded AIDS treatment center, and worked with the criminal justice system to establish an acupuncture-based drug treatment center in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Dr. Ventresca also served for four years as an Instructor for the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture.

 

Basic Theory Course Group

An introduction to the core concepts of acupuncture physiology, pathology, diagnostic frameworks, and treatment principles.

400: Acupuncture Program Introduction

401: Intro Yin Yang

402: Eight Principles

403: Five Elements

404: Five Element Pathology

405: Five Element Table

406: Horary QI & Blood

407: Jing Shen & Fluids

408: OPI Emotions Pathology

409: Organ Intro

410: LU LI

411: SP ST

412: HT SI PC SJ

413: LR GB

414: KD UB

415: Intro Points & Meridians

416: Meridian Pathways

417: Extraordinary Organs & Meridians

418: Tongue Dx

419: Pulse Dx

420: CNT

 

Acupuncture Points & Meridians Group

A study of all the primary acupuncture meridians and points, including many extra points, secondary meridians, and point classifications. Lectures are complemented by video demonstrations.

421: Acupuncture Points & Meridians I

422: Acupuncture Points & Meridians II

423: The DU Meridian

424: The Ren Meridian

425: The Lung Meridian

426: The Large Intestine Meridian

427: The Stomach Meridian

428: The Spleen Meridian

429: The Heart & Pericardium Meridians

430: The Small Intestine Meridian

431: The Bladder Meridian

432: The Kidney Meridian

433: The San Jiao Meridian

434: The Gall Bladder Meridian

435: The Liver Meridian

436: Extraordinary Points

 

Acupuncture Microsystems Group

A clinical exploration of Ear, Hand, and Scalp, Acupuncture focusing on the special efficacy of individual microsystems, and how to make the best use of each approach. 

437: Microsystems I - Hand Acupuncture

438: Microsystems II - Auricular Acupuncture

439: Microsystems III - Chinese Scalp Acupuncture

440: Microsystems IV - YNSA Scalp Acupuncture

 

Acupuncture Techniques Group

Video demonstrations and lectures are combined to clearly present the most common treatment techniques associated with acupuncture. Clean needle technique, basic and advanced needling techniques, heat therapy, electrical stimulation, and instrument assisted soft tissue manipulation therapies are all addressed in some detail.  

441: Acupuncture Techniques Demystified I Introduction & Clinical Implementation

442:Acupuncture Techniques Demystified II Needles & Needling

443: Acupuncture Techniques Demystified III Moxa

444: Acupuncture Techniques Demystified IV ElectroAcupuncture

445: Acupuncture Techniques Demystified V  Cupping & GuaSha

446: Acupuncture Techniques Demystified VI LASER & TDP

 

Acupuncture for the Treatment of Pain Group

Building upon the material covered in the preceding courses, this group covers the diagnosis of pain, treatment protocols and techniques for many painful conditions encountered in daily practice, and guidance on how to fashion individualized treatment protocols for most all painful conditions.

447: Acupuncture in the Treatment of Pain I

448: Acupuncture in the Treatment of Pain II

449: Acupuncture in the Treatment of Pain III

450: Acupuncture in the Treatment of Pain IV

451: Acupuncture in the Treatment of Pain V

 

Foundations of Chinese Medicine Group

This group of ten 5-hour classes provides the participant with a solid foundation in the theories of Chinese medicine, and acupuncture.  The Foundations of Chinese Medicine, by Giovanni Maccocia, upon which this group of courses is based, is the most commonly used text on Chinese medicine in acupuncture schools and colleges around the world, and is a main text recommended by the NBCE for exam preparation. The participant in this group of courses, learns to assess patients according to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and form traditional diagnoses for digestive, respiratory, urogenital, women’s health, and other internal disorders. Treatment principles, suggestions for points, treatment techniques, and even some herbal medicine, are addressed in many instances.

Acupuncture 452-461

 

Exam Prep

This 2-hour course reviews the material needed to prepare for a national board exam in acupuncture, such as those offered by the NBCE and the ABCA/CCA. For easy access to additional study, participants desiring a more in-depth review of any specific topic covered in this exam prep course, are referred throughout, to specific online courses addressing each topic.

462: Acupuncture National Exam Prep Course