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Battle Field Acupuncture / Auricular in Treatment of Pain – December 21 & 22, 2019

Battlefield Acupuncture

Battlefield Acupuncture is an Auricular Therapy technique (Ear acupuncture) which is utilized on the battlefield where standard western medical protocols cannot be effectively utilized.  It is an effective technique for the reduction of pain. An article in the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation: March 2018 states: “Chronic pain is a serious problem for combat veterans and soldiers. In a sample of 2597 soldiers who had served in Afghanistan and Iraq, 44% reported pain lasting for more than 3 months, half of whom reported pain for 1 year or more.  Besides obvious questions regarding the mechanisms of action, the comparative efficacy, and duration of effects, the Department of Defense and Veterans Health System embrace of BFA presents an opportunity to study the adaption and implementation of this most fascinating complementary technique into traditional western practice. If the promise of BFA holds true, it will add an important treatment option in physiatrists’ arsenal to treat acute and chronic pain.”

This unique treatment also utilized a very special auricular needle called the ASP Needle.  This needle is currently being used to treat veterans in most VA hospitals for all types of Auricle acupuncture.

This technique can be a valuable tool to reduce pain in your patients and let you treat them more effectively.

Auricular Acupuncture in the Chiropractic Practice

Auricular acupuncture is a microsystem technique that involves the insertion of various types of needles into predetermined points on the external ear, anterior & posterior aspect of the ear.

Auricular acupuncture can be used for a wide range of indications, and it is especially useful to relieve pain, calm the mind, treat allergies and infectious diseases, regulate endocrine system disorders, and treat chronic disease and functional disorders. It is also used for withdrawal syndrome related to drugs, alcohol, smoking & weight loss.

Course Outline

Saturday – 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Ethics (1 Hour)
Record Keeping (1 Hour)
Documentation & Coding (1 Hour)
Risk Management (1 Hour)

1:00 to 1:30 – Introduction & History of Battlefield Acupuncture
1:30 to 1:50 – Subluxation Complex
The relationship of the subluxation complex of the spinal levels with the treatment of pain in the various parts of the body.
1:50 – 2:00 – Break
2:00 to 2:30 – The ASP needle & technique
Clean Needle technique procedures for all types of Auricular Acupuncture
Insertion of the ASP needle
2:30 to 3:15 – The 5 Auricular points & overall functions
3:15 to 3:30 – Break
3:30 to 3:45 – Uses & benefits of Battlefield Acupuncture

3:45 to 4:00 – BFA protocol & Outcomes
4:00 to 5:00 – Application / Types of stimulation / Review & overview of procedure

Sunday – 8:00 am to 12:00 pm / 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Auricular Acupuncture in the Chiropractic Practice
8:00 to 8:50 – History & the Foundation of Auricular Acupuncture
9:00 to 10:30  – Perspectives of Auriculotherapy
10: 45 to 12:00 – Anatomy of the Auricle & the Auricular Zone System
12:00 to 1:00  – Lunch Break
1:00 to 2:30 – Diagnosis & Treatment Procedures with Auricular therapy
2:30 to 3:00 – Break
3:00 to 5:00  – Auricular Protocols & Practice

Demonstration of procedures and administration of utilizing the different treatment techniques will be performed.

Acupuncture needle / Ear Seeds / Auricular tack / ASP Needles

16.0 Total Hours

Seminar Times
Saturday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm / Sunday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Prepaid more that 14 days in advance of class date   $425.00 Save $50.00
Prepaid less than 14 days in advance of class date   $450.00 Save  $25.00
At the Door   $475.00



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