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California Acupuncture Continuing Education

 

California Acupuncture Continuing Education Requirements: 50 hours of approved continuing education biennially by the last date of the licensee's birth month

California Accepts 25 hours of Online Acupuncture Continuing Education Courses per biennial renewal cycle.

 

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Special Notes:

California licensed Acupuncturists must meet their continuing education requirements by taking courses that have been approved by the California Acupuncture Board. OnlineContinuingED, LLC CA CE Provider Number is 1051

 

OnlineCE.com is an approved provider by NCCAOM® as a Professional Development Activities (PDA) Provider. OnlineCE.com's NCCAOM PDA Provider number is 1093.

 


State of California Acupuncture Continuing Education Requirements

California Acupuncture Continuing Education requirements posted on this page are based upon the most up to date information available. California Acupuncture continuing education requirements are subject to change and therefore, California Acupuncture licensee's are ultimately responsible for being up to date with the California Acupuncture continuing education requirements.

 

Continuing education courses offered on OnlineCE.com provide Online CEU for California Acupuncturists. The online courses enhance the knowledge bases of the Acupuncturist to enhance their clinical therapy practice. Free 1 hour approved online continuing education course for new California Acupuncturists who register with www.OnlineCE.com

 
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  • Acupuncture 437a - 440a - Acupuncture Microsystems Group
    Acupuncture Microsystems Group

    4.0

    $80.00 USD

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    • List the similarities in treatment associated with all acupuncture microsystems
    • Describe and point out the location of 17 discrete hand acupuncture points
    • Describe and recreate a useful somatotope associated with hand acupuncture
    • Compare and contrast 3 different styles of hand acupuncture
    • Describe specific needling techniques associated with those hand acupuncture points which require specific needling techniques and/or directions
    • List the similarities associated with ear acupuncture and other acupuncture microsystems
    • Describe and recreate a clinically-useful somatotope/homunculus associated with ear acupuncture
    • Locate the physical structures of the ear, such as the helix, antihelix, triangular fossa, antitragus, etc.
    • Describe and point out the location of the major landmarks for auriculotherapy point location
    • Describe and point out the location of 36 or more discrete ear acupuncture points
    • List the similarities associated with Chinese Scalp Acupuncture and other acupuncture microsystems
    • Describe and find treatment areas associated with the somatotope of the cortex of the brain
    • Describe and point out the location of the major landmarks, lines, and points, used to find Chinese Scalp Acupuncture treatment areas and lines.
    • Describe and point out the location of the 10 most commonly used Chinese Scalp Lines/Areas
    • Describe and find the correct layer for needling Chinese Scalp lines, and begin practicing the techniques needed to use this form of acupuncture in clinical practice.
    • List the similarities associated with YNSA Scalp Acupuncture and other scalp acupuncture microsystems
    • Describe and find treatment areas associated with the YNSA somatotope
    • Describe and point out the location of the major landmarks used to find YNSA Scalp Acupuncture points.
    • Describe and point out the location of the most commonly used YNSA Scalp Points
    • Describe and find the correct procedure and needling technique for treating YNSA Scalp Points, and begin practicing the techniques needed to use this form of acupuncture in clinical practice.

    NCCAOM Approved for AOM-Biomedicine 4 hours

    James Ventresca, DOM

    AudioVisual Course

    Approved by the California Acupuncture Board, CE Provider #1051
    Expires: 2025-12-31

    Energize Your TCM Practice Using Non-Thermal Laser and Clinical Nutrition
    NCCAOM Approved for PE-CW 6 Hours

    6.0

    $120.00 USD

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    Hour 1  Intro 

    • Contrast benefits of non‐thermal versus thermal lasers     
    • Discuss the history and method of action of non‐thermal lasers         
    • Distinguish the unique benefits of non‐thermal violet lasers     
    • Demonstrate the easy of using non-thermal lasers      

     

    Hour 2  Nutrition – Part 1   

    • Utilize basic applied clinical nutrition information to support the foundation  for healing in patients   
    • Explain the 4 keystones of health     
    • Identify digestive dysfunction and create a plan for correction     
    • Assess acid reflux and hypochlorhydria     

     

    Hour 3  Nutrition – Part 2     

    • Review the importance of gallbladder function in liver detoxification   
    • Outline the basics of leaky gut   
    • Explore the cascade of poor health   
    • Integrate clinical tips and suggestions   

     

    Hour 4  Case Studies   

    • Recognize the opportunity of when to use non‐thermal laser therapy and  which conditions respond best to it     
    • Review non‐thermal laser techniques for resolving immune, pain, brain and  organ system presentations   
    • Discuss multiple non‐thermal laser therapy applications     

     

    Hour 5  Functional Lab Testing   

    • Determine whether to treat empirically or test    
    • Interpret basic laboratory values using functional levels   
    • Selecting from the specialty lab test options for objective feedback and to  target treatment plans     

     

    Hour 6  Non-Thermal Laser Applications   

    • Integrate non‐thermal laser therapy with acupuncture treatments for  exponential patient outcomes   
    • Perform non‐thermal laser treatments for FDA cleared conditions and  successful therapies for conditions not yet formally studied    
    • Demonstrate using non‐thermal laser for immune system strengthening and  faster infection resolution      
    • Apply non‐thermal laser techniques to balance energy or emotional centers  of patients to enhance acupuncture treatments

    Diana DaGrosa, MSOM, L.Ac., ACN

    AudioVisual Course

    Approved by the California Acupuncture Board, CE Provider #1051
    Expires: 2025-12-31

    Ethics and Aging 201a - The History of Ethics and Aging
    Challenges to the Received View

    2.0

    $40.00 USD

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    Hour 1
    • Summarize the history of ethics and aging
    • Define the “Four Principles” approach to bioethics
    • Describe how the focus on autonomy influences medical care for the aging
    • Explain why a singular emphasis on autonomy undermines self-respect and self-identity
    Hour 2
    • Define “Relational” autonomy
    • Explain how a feminist ethic informs the concept of autonomy
    • Summarize the use of the narrative framework in the development of an individual morality
    • Describe communicative ethics

    NCCAOM Approved for Ethics 2 hours

    Richard Saporito, DC

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    Approved by the California Acupuncture Board, CE Provider #1051
    Expires: 2025-12-31

    Ethics and Aging 202a - Aging and the Aged Body
    Aging and the Aged Body

    2.0

    $40.00 USD

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    Hour 1
    • Explain the role society plays in creating the physical self-image as one ages
    • Describe how physical self-image shapes and is shaped by the older individual’s autonomy competency
    • Compare and contrast the strong social constructionist view of aging with the biological view
    • List ways culture influences how aging women view themselves

    Hour 2

    • Define the term, “Third Age”
    • Describe the circumstances unique to. “getting old”
    • Explain the role of privilege in the modern concepts of aging
    • List the ways communities of meaning and shared discourse can be identity confirming for the aging individual

    NCCAOM Approved for Ethics 2 hours

    Richard Saporito, DC

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    Approved by the California Acupuncture Board, CE Provider #1051
    Expires: 2025-12-31

    Homeostatic Acupuncture Points
    3.0

    $60.00 USD

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    • NCCAOM Approved for AOM-Biomedicine 3 hours
    • Identify the 3 types of acupuncture points and identify what a homeostatic point is
    • Describe the phases (latent, passive and active) of acupuncture points
    • Illustrate the anatomical characteristics that make up all acupuncture points
    • Outline the location of 25 commonly used homeostatic acupuncture points
    • Differentiate discrete anatomical characteristics that make up homeostatic acupuncture points
    • Explain the common indications and cautions for use of the homeostatic acupuncture points
    • Review the neuroanatomy of spinal nerves and explain how it relates to paravertebral (Bladder Shu) points
    • Discuss and demonstrate needling technique for the homeostatic acupuncture points
    • Demonstrate point location on live models

    Ivo Waerlop, DC

    AudioVisual Course

    Approved by the California Acupuncture Board, CE Provider #1051
    Expires: 2025-12-31

    Needle Manipulation Theories
    1.0

    $20.00 USD

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    • NCCAOM Approved for AOM-Biomedicine 1 hour
    • Discuss the layers of the skin as related to a practitioner’s perception during needling
    • Review the neurological pathways involved with needling
    • Summarize the local, segmental and cortical effects of needling
    • Contrast the physiological effects of depth of insertion and retention time of needling

    Ivo Waerlop, DC

    AudioVisual Course

    Approved by the California Acupuncture Board, CE Provider #1051
    Expires: 2025-12-31

    Neurology of Acupuncture
    2.0

    $40.00 USD

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    • NCCAOM Approved for AOM-Biomedicine 2 hours
    • Describe and summarize the mechanisms by which acupuncture exerts effect on pain modulation and musculoskeletal function
    • Describe joint and muscle mechanoreceptor anatomy and physiology and how they relate to acupuncture
    • Define and discuss the ascending and descending neurological pathways affected by acupuncture
    • Outline the importance of cortical representation and the sensory/motor homunculus and relate them to acupuncture points with examples
    • Demonstrate the importance of the cerebellum and its role in acupuncture treatment of musculoskeletal disorders

    Ivo Waerlop, DC

    AudioVisual Course

    Approved by the California Acupuncture Board, CE Provider #1051
    Expires: 2025-12-31

    Points and Acupuncture Points You Should Know
    1.0

    $20.00 USD

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    • NCCAOM Approved for AOM-Biomedicine 1 hour
    • Identify common acupuncture point classification groups
    • Compare the use of different point categories in clinical practice
    • Describe the point location for points within commonly used groups
    • Explain the local anatomy and neurology involved with key points
    • Outline indications for use of some points and point categories

    Ivo Waerlop, DC

    AudioVisual Course

    Approved by the California Acupuncture Board, CE Provider #1051
    Expires: 2025-12-31

    Qi and The Pertinent Pericardium
    1.0

    $20.00 USD

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    • NCCAOM Approved for AOM-Biomedicine 1 hour
    • Examine the origin of the Qi symbol
    • Define Qi Identify and describe the types of Qi
    • Explain Qi as it relates to triple warmer metabolism
    • Describe and compare the types of Qi pathology
    • Review the pertinent points on the Pericardium channel
    • Explain how the neurological development of the brachial plexus relates to the pericardium meridian function
    • Demonstrate the local anatomy of the pericardium channel in the upper extremity

    Ivo Waerlop, DC

    AudioVisual Course

    Approved by the California Acupuncture Board, CE Provider #1051
    Expires: 2025-12-31

    Ren Mai, Du Mai, Liver 14 and Pulse Diagnosis
    2.0

    $40.00 USD

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    • NCCAOM Approved for AOM-Biomedicine 2 hours
    • Discuss the Ren Mai’s overall function
    • Introduce a selection of clinically useful points on the Ren Mai (Conception Vessel) meridian
    • Discuss the Du Mai’s overall function
    • Introduce a selection of clinically useful points on the Du Mai (Governing Vessel) meridian
    • Explore the anatomy and indications surrounding LV14

    Ivo Waerlop, DC

    AudioVisual Course

    Approved by the California Acupuncture Board, CE Provider #1051
    Expires: 2025-12-31

    The 8 Extra Vessels and Extraordinary Meridians
    1.0

    $20.00 USD

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    • NCCAOM Approved for AOM-Biomedicine 1 hour
    • Describe the origins of the 8 extra vessels and review Chinese embryology
    • Review the locations and functions associated with each of the 8 extra vessels and extraordinary meridians
    • Discuss the meaning of moving Qi between the kidneys, Ming Men, Dan Tien, Ching Mai, Ren Mai, Du Mai, Dai Mai, Yin Qiao Mai, Yin Wei Mai, Yang Qiao Mai and Yan Wei Mai

    Ivo Waerlop, DC

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    Approved by the California Acupuncture Board, CE Provider #1051
    Expires: 2025-12-31

    The San Jiao
    3.0

    $60.00 USD

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    • NCCAOM Approved for AOM-Biomedicine 3 hours
    • Describe the history of the San Jiao
    • Associate the San Jiao to Vagal Nerve function
    • Breakdown each of the 3 “burners” into their component parts
    • Review the salient points on the San Jiao Meridian
    • Summarize the function and indications of the Shu Points and apply that to the San Jiao channel

    Ivo Waerlop, DC

    AudioVisual Course

    Approved by the California Acupuncture Board, CE Provider #1051
    Expires: 2025-12-31

    Tongue Diagnosis
    1.0

    $20.00 USD

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    • NCCAOM Approved for AOM-Biomedicine 1 hour
    • Explain how needle manipulation works on a physiological basis and extrapolate as to when to apply these techniques
    • Summarize some of the more relevant literature surrounding the use of one of the most commonly used acupuncture points: Stomach 36
    • Describe the physiology of tongue color, shape, coating and spirit (movement)
    • Compare clinical examples of tongue appearance and identify key components of the tongue exam
    • Interpret the meaning of clinical findings during the tongue exam and correlate them to physiology

    Ivo Waerlop, DC

    AudioVisual Course

    Approved by the California Acupuncture Board, CE Provider #1051
    Expires: 2025-12-31

    Triple Warmer Metabolism and the Vital Substances
    1.0

    $20.00 USD

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    • NCCAOM Approved for AOM-Biomedicine 1 hour
    • Describe the functions of the 3 warmers/burners
    • Apply the influential points for each burner/warmer
    • Discuss the different types of Qi
    • Summarize the formation of Qi, Jing, Shen, blood and pure fluids, according to Chinese medicine

    Ivo Waerlop, DC

    AudioVisual Course

    Approved by the California Acupuncture Board, CE Provider #1051
    Expires: 2025-12-31