200 (2nd Hundred) Hour Acupuncture Program

Acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese medicine that has been practiced for several 1000s of years. It involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body to stimulate energy flow and promote healing. Over time, acupuncture has evolved and advanced, leading to the development of various specialized techniques and programs.

This advanced acupuncture program, goes beyond the basic program which focuses on principles and techniques of traditional acupuncture. This program dives deeper into the intricacies of Chinese medicine, focusing on a holistic approach to health and well-being.

One aspect that sets the advanced acupuncture program apart is its emphasis on herbal therapies. In traditional Chinese medicine, herbs are used in conjunction with acupuncture to enhance its effectiveness and provide additional healing benefits. In the advanced program, practitioners are trained in the use of various herbal formulas and their effects on different ailments.

Another key component of the advanced acupuncture program is its focus on the Zang Fu organ systems. Chinese medicine views the body as a whole, with each organ system interconnected and affecting one another. The advanced program delves into this concept, teaching practitioners how to treat imbalances and diseases in specific organ systems, rather than just addressing symptoms.  The Zang fu theory describes the relationship between organs and their corresponding emotions, elements, and body tissues. By understanding this interconnectedness, practitioners can better diagnose and treat illnesses by addressing underlying emotional or physical imbalances.

Overall, the advanced acupuncture program offers a comprehensive and in-depth education on Chinese medicine principles and practices. It equips practitioners with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide effective acupuncture treatment and promote overall health and wellness for their patients. By incorporating Chinese herbal remedies, Zang Fu theory, and other advanced techniques, this program takes acupuncture to a whole new level, providing holistic healing for the mind, body, and spirit.

Your Instructor

Dr. Hanson brings a wealth of experience and expertise to this certification course, combining a background in chiropractic care with licensure in acupuncture. His dual qualifications as a Doctor of Chiropractic and Licensed Acupuncturist reflect a comprehensive approach to healthcare, blending both Western and Eastern therapeutic modalities.

The fact that Dr. Hanson has applied acupuncture within his private practices indicates a practical, hands-on understanding of the field. This experiential knowledge is often invaluable in teaching, as it allows an instructor to bridge theoretical concepts with real-world applications.

Furthermore, the mention of Dr. Hanson’s mastery in the art of pedagogy is crucial. Effectively conveying the intricacies of acupuncture, a time-honored healing art, requires not only subject matter expertise but also the ability to communicate complex concepts in a way that resonates with students.

The assurance of remarkable efficacy and resonance in his teaching suggests a commitment to providing a high-quality and impactful learning experience for participants.

Participants in this advanced acupuncture course are likely to benefit not only from Dr. Hanson’s rich background but also from his dedication to teaching and sharing his knowledge. The integration of chiropractic and acupuncture perspectives can offer a unique and well-rounded approach to holistic healthcare.

200 Hour course is distributed in 6 Modules (click on link to view Module content).   

The outlined schedule provides a structured framework, but adjustments may be necessary based on the progress and engagement of the participants.

Upon the successful culmination of this comprehensive program, participants will have accomplished a series of key objectives, equipping them with a profound understanding and practical prowess in the realm of acupuncture and holistic healing. These goals encompass:

  1. Mastery of Traditional Chinese Wisdom: Attain a profound grasp of traditional Chinese medicine and meridian therapy. This foundational knowledge will provide a robust framework for holistic healing approaches.
  2. Needle Technique Expertise: Develop mastery over the intricate art of clean needle technique, while fostering an unwavering commitment to safety protocols to mitigate risks associated with blood-borne pathogens exposure.
  3. Comprehensive Documentation and Compliance: Gain insights into the nuances of documentation, coding, and billing compliance, ensuring seamless integration of acupuncture services within the broader healthcare landscape.
  4. Legal and Ethical Prowess: Navigate the complex landscape of jurisprudence, as delineated in the Texas Administrative Code. Title 22. Chapter 78. Rule 78., cultivating a comprehensive understanding of the legal and ethical dimensions of acupuncture practice for the Texas Doctor of Chiropractic.
  5. Clinical Proficiency: Develop an adeptness in the art of treating diverse clinical conditions within the scope of the Chiropractor (depending on the State), thereby enhancing the efficacy of acupuncture therapy responses.
  6. Hands-On Practicality: Immerse in hands-on learning experiences facilitated through in-person instruction, affording participants the opportunity to refine point location skills, master treatment techniques, and translate theoretical knowledge into tangible, transformative healing practices.

The outlined objectives for participants in the advanced acupuncture program are clear and cover a broad spectrum of knowledge and skills.

  1. Mastery of Asian medicine Wisdom:
  • Clinical Knowledge: Attain a profound understanding of Chinese medicine (CM) principles and meridian therapy and the application of particular acupuncture points for specific conditions.
  • Holistic Healing: Use this knowledge as a robust framework for holistic healing approaches, integrating CM philosophy into acupuncture practice.
  • Herbal Application: Using specific Chinese herbal formulas for specific conditions.
  1. Needle Technique Expertise:
  • Clean Needle Technique Mastery: Further developing an expertise in clean needle technique, emphasizing safety protocols to minimize risks associated with blood-borne pathogens exposure.
  • Commitment to Safety: Foster an unwavering commitment to safety, ensuring the well-being of both the practitioner and the patient during acupuncture sessions.
  1. Comprehensive Documentation and Compliance:
  • Insights into Nuances: Gain insights into the complexities of documentation, coding, and billing compliance specific to acupuncture services.
  • Integration into Healthcare Landscape: Understand how to seamlessly integrate acupuncture services within the broader healthcare landscape, ensuring compliance with regulations and standards.
  1. Legal and Ethical Prowess:
  • Jurisprudence Mastery: Navigate the complex landscape of jurisprudence outlined in the Texas Administrative Code, Title 22, Chapter 78, Rule 78.
  • Comprehensive Understanding: Cultivate a comprehensive understanding of the legal and ethical dimensions of acupuncture practice for the Doctors of Chiropractic in Texas and other States.
  1. Clinical Proficiency:
  • Scope of Chiropractic Practice: Develop adeptness in treating diverse clinical conditions within the scope of the Chiropractor, taking into account state-specific regulations.
  • Enhanced Efficacy: Improve the efficacy of acupuncture therapy responses by applying clinical proficiency to address a range of conditions.
  1. Hands-On Practicality:
  • In-Person Instruction: Engage in hands-on learning experiences facilitated through in-person instruction.
  • Refinement of Skills: Take the opportunity to refine point location skills, master treatment techniques, and translate theoretical knowledge into tangible, transformative healing practices.

Overall, these objectives provide a well-rounded and practical approach to the acupuncture education, combining theoretical knowledge with hands-on skills and emphasizing safety, compliance, and clinical proficiency. Participants completing the program should emerge with a solid foundation in acupuncture and be well-equipped for ethical and effective practice within the chiropractic context.

State Regulations

Chiropractors practicing acupuncture often have to adhere to state-specific regulations and licensing requirements. Each state in the United States has its own Chiropractic board or regulatory agency responsible for overseeing the practice of chiropractic and related modalities like acupuncture. The regulations and requirements can vary significantly from one state to another.

If you’re looking for information about regulations for chiropractors practicing acupuncture in a specific state, I recommend visiting the official website of the relevant state chiropractic board or regulatory agency. They typically provide detailed information about licensing requirements, scope of practice, continuing education, and any other regulations that chiropractors practicing acupuncture must follow in that particular state.

Remember that the field of healthcare regulations is subject to change, and it’s important to verify information from official and reliable sources.

Council of Chiropractic Acupuncture & American Board of Chiropractic Acupuncture

Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards

National Board of Chiropractic Examiners

Registration is through Parker University (Parker Chiropractic College)

100 Hour Program in Dallas 2024
April 6 & 7, 2024
May 11 & 12, 2024
June 1 & 2, 2024
July 13 & 14, 2024
August 3 & 4, 2024
September 7 & 8, 2024

200 Hour Program in Dallas 2024
April 13 & 14, 2024
May 4 & 5, 2024
June 15 & 16, 2024
July 20 & 21, 2024
August 17 & 18, 2024
September 14 & 15, 2024

Treatment protocols will discuss different acupuncture points options, various other treatments of Chinese Medicine related to the specific conditions. 

Teaching methods will primarily be lectures with appropriate video presentations on the different Chinese Medicine techniques that are utilized, practical demonstrations, case presentations from the attendees and adequate practice time when indicated.  

Each Module will have an examination over the previous material with a final examination at Module VI.   Passing grade is 75%.

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