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Japanese Medicine Certificate

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.

Earn the Certificate

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.

Requirements: Completion of a minimum of 84 CE units from the Japanese Acupuncture certification workshops that are offered by AIMC Berkeley. Courses can be completed in any order. Many courses outlined below are offered annually. There is no required timeframe for completion of the certificate.

Upcoming Events

Registration is ongoing. Priced per class. See each individual course listing for description and pricing. Participants must register for each individual class/module separately.

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Previous Courses:

Many courses are offered on an annual basis. Sign up for our email list at the bottom of the page to ensure you receive announcements about these classes as they are scheduled.

Seifukujitsu Module 1– 16 CE units

Technique: Japanese Bodywork for Acupuncturists

Instructor: Professor Robert Hudson

Seifukujitsu Module 2– 16 CE units

Technique: Japanese Bodywork for Acupuncturists

Instructor: Professor Robert Hudson

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
for the San Francisco Giants

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