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CEU CLASS: 84 CE HOURS, CEP 436
Registration is ongoing. Participants must register for each individual class/module separately. Certificate is awarded upon completion of 84 CE units in select courses.
AIMC Berkeley is proud to announce the creation of a Certificate in Japanese Medicine. This certificate will be awarded to any licensed acupuncturist or acupuncture student who completes a minimum of 84 Continuing Education units from the Japanese Acupuncture workshops offered at AIMC Berkeley.
Japanese acupuncture is renowned for its ability to create positive clinical outcomes with minimal stimulation. Many acupuncturists who practice Meridian Therapy use little to no needle insertion. The AIMC Japanese Medicine Certification program offers an opportunity to study with masters from Japan who will teach several techniques using intricate, classic methods of Meridian Therapy. They will also demonstrate evidence-based scientific approaches such as trigger point treatment, which is based on autonomic nervous system theory. A gentle approach to moxibustion, also an important feature of traditional medicine in Japan, will be covered in this series as well.
Requirements: Completion of a minimum of 84 CE units from the Japanese Acupuncture certification workshops that are offered by AIMC Berkeley. There are a series of continuing education courses that can be applied to the certificate’s 84-unit requirement. Courses are typically offered each year and can be completed in any order.
Japanese Moxa/Gynecology – 14 CE units
Technique: Japanese style gentle direct moxa
Instructor: Junji Mizutani, L.Ac. (Canada)
Contact Needling & Psychology – 14 CE units
Technique: Funamizu style contact needle
Instructor: Takahiro Funamizu
Contact Needle & Hammer Technique – 14 CE units
Technique: Contact needling and Japanese traditional “Hammer needling” with Meridian therapy
Instructor: Keiko Ogawa, M.D. (pediatric surgeon)
Shakuju Therapy Advanced Course – 14 CE units
Technique: Shakuju Therapy
Instructor: Daiki Takahashi
Assistant Instructors: Tisha Mallon, L.Ac. & Saori Tasaka L.Ac. Japan
Advanced Trigger Point Acupuncture – 14 CE units
Technique: Pain treatment with a modern/scientific style of Japanese trigger point acupuncture
Instructor: Kazunori Itoh, Ph.D.
Assistant Instructor: Haro Ogawa, Team Acupuncturist & Massage Therapist
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Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture – 21 CE units
Instructor: Yoshifumi Tomita, MD Japan
Japan 10 Seminar –Japanese Acupuncture and Moxibustion Seminar in Tokyo/Shikoku – 35/42 CE units*
Priced per class. See each individual course listing for description and pricing. You must register for each class separately.
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CEU CLASS: 14 CE HOURS, CEP 436
Can be applied towards a Certificate in Japanese Medicine
Join Dr. Kazunori Itoh for a weekend seminar on pain management using advanced modern Japanese techniques including trigger point acupuncture, micro-current acupuncture, and moxa. Trigger points often develop out of acute or repetitive overuse of muscles, musculoskeletal imbalance, injury or other kind of strain. Focusing on trigger points is very effective for treating a wide variety of pain, including peripheral pain, spine mediated pain (which affects internal organs), and brain mediated pain (which can impact the entire body).
Dr. Itoh earned a bachelor’s degree in acupuncture and moxibustion from the Meiji University of Integrative Medicine, and went on to complete his doctorate at the same institution. After a stint as assistant lecturer in clinical acupuncture and moxibustion, he spent a year at the University of Toronto studying with Professor B. J. Sessle. He is currently associate professor in the Department of Clinical Acupuncture and Moxibustion at Meiji University of Integrative Medicine. His research specialty is muscular pain, and in 2004 he established an outpatient clinic for fibromyalgia sufferers. He is studying the use of acupuncture and moxibustion in the treatment of fibromyalgia, both clinically and as basic research.
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5-day (35-hour CEU) program with orientation and 1-day optional session (CAB/NCCAOM pending)
CE credits from this seminar can be applied toward a Certificate in Japanese Medicine
Course Overview: Building on a decade of experience, the annual In-Touch Seminar in Japan promises great insights and refinement of skills in Japanese acupuncture and moxibustion for both past and new participants.
DAY 1 Gynecology 1 w/Yoshihiko Koido
DAY 2 Gynecology 2 w/Keiko Tsujiuchi & Yoshihiko Koido
DAY 3 Gynecology 3 w/Keiko Tsujiuchi
DAY 4 Free Day
DAY 5 Japanese style facial acupuncture with Yoko Oasa using world thinnest needles
DAY 6 Women’s Moxa Therapy 1 w/Matsue Koshiishi
DAY 7 Women’s Moxa Therapy 2 w/Matsue Koshiishi
$1550 Early Bird | $1800 Regular
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** Can be applied towards a Certificate in Japanese Medicine**
Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture (YNSA) is the treatment method designed by Toshikatsu Yamamoto, MD. This technique has efficacy in treating cerebral infarction (CI), intracerebral bleeding, paralysis by central nervous system disease, lower back pain, stiff shoulder, numbness, dizziness, ear ringing. Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture is a needling technique using a 0.25mm needle on the scalp based on unique clinical theory and with proven results. In this 3 day seminar, you will learn:
What troubles and symptoms YNSA is effective in treating
The difference between YNSA and other scalp acupuncture techniques
Protocols used to apply YNSA in actual clinical treatment
YNSA style diagnosis
YNSA’s acupuncture points (Basic, Intermediate, Advance)
Most recent case studies by Dr. Yamamoto
Application of YNSA techniques on geriatric hospital population
Hands-on training sessions of YNSA
About the Instructor:
Yoshifumi Tomita has 14 years of clinical experience and is the first acupuncturist certified in Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture Treatment. His style of treatment is integrative, and he has extensive experience treating cancer patients, autoallergic disease, autoimmune disease, Parkinson’s disease and other intractable diseases. Yoshifumi also specializes in Orthomolecular Nutrition＆Medicine
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