Advanced Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians (AMA-Vet)
When you completed the Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians program, you asked, “Where do I go from here for further education in acupuncture?” This is it.
Get ready for the next big step in your acupuncture career.
You’ve been practicing for three, ten, or twenty years? Do you remember the enthusiasm and wonder you had for acupuncture when you completed your first training program? Would you like to regain that?
Have you fallen into a rut, treating predominantly back pain and trigger points and know you could be doing more but forget how?
Are you searching for a refresher on point anatomy, associated physiology, and indications in order to expand your repertoire and change up your standard point protocols?
Do you need more “oomph” in your arguments for acupuncture in order to educate your skeptical colleagues about the latest research that backs your claims?
If you’ve answered “yes” to any of these questions, then this is the course for you.
Here’s how CuraCore’s online comprehensive program, “Advanced Medical Acupuncture” (AMA-Vet) can make you a better acupuncturist. By the time you finish the modules and examinations, you should be able to describe the principles and practice of medical acupuncture, design science-based treatment protocols informed by research, and cogently defend the introduction of medical acupuncture and related techniques as first-line treatments for many conditions, whether alongside conventional methods or as a stand-alone approach.
Who Should Take This Course?
Dr. Robinson designed this course to meet the needs of all veterinary acupuncturists who have graduated from the Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians (MAV) program or other comprehensive veterinary courses, including those those offered by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society and Chi Institute. All can benefit from learning the principles of neuromodulation and connective tissue modification as taught through CuraCore.
As with CuraCore’s other continuing education programs, Dr. Robinson seeks to cultivate leadership and professionalism among integrative medical practitioners. She does so by challenging her colleagues to transcend passive acceptance of traditional practices (in both conventional and integrative medicine) and to develop new standards of care based on rational methodologies, evidence-informed best practices, and patient advocacy. Together, as she often says, we can change medicine.
Dr. Robinson’s text book, Interactive Medical Acupuncture Anatomy (2016) is required reading. The online modules relate to and expand upon the materials in the book and thereby rely on it as a reference text. The book is available as a hardcover publication as well as an e-book through Amazon.com, CRC Press, and other retailers.
If you have any questions, contact us. .
By the time you finish the modules and examinations, you should be able to describe the principles and practice of medical acupuncture, design science-based treatment protocols informed by research, and cogently defend the introduction of medical acupuncture and related techniques as first-line treatments for many conditions, whether alongside conventional methods or as a stand-alone approach.
RACE approved for 114 hours.
Course online access now extended to one year!
COURSE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
Learners who complete this program should reach the following goals (presented in bold text) and be able to put the objectives, listed in italics, into practice.
- Become a more effective veterinary acupuncturist
- Evolve from point formulae and habitual approaches to more sophisticated treatments informed by the latest neuromodulation research and acupuncture science
- Multiply treatment options by learning when, where, and an introduction as to how you can include laser therapy and medical massage
- Design more substantial and effective acupuncture treatments
- Treat patients’ problems more fully by normalizing neural patterns and releasing myofascial holding patterns
- Learn how to “read” the body’s myofascial strain patterns in order to derive deeper insights into pain problems and the after-‐effects of trauma
- Promote your practice with science
- Become adept at locating and critically examining acupuncture research
- Educate your colleagues and clients about acupuncture from a grounded, rational perspective instead of metaphysics
- Implement electroacupuncture and other adjunctive acupuncture approaches more safely and effectively
- Explain how electrical stimulation augments acupuncture treatments’ effectiveness and why it has become a standard intervention in so many research experiments investigating acupuncture
- Describe the pros and cons of non-‐needling approaches such as acupressure, manual therapy, and laser therapy if a patient clearly resists needling or if the clinical scenario calls for an alternative inappropriate for needling
- Effectively educate others about the value of acupuncture
- Write and submit a case report worthy of publication
- Design an effective, science-‐based presentation that could be given to colleagues in your practice, to the community, and to animal-‐focused groups to build your practice and expand awareness of the value of medical acupuncture and related techniques
The Advanced Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians (AMA-Vet) course is open and ongoing.
You may register at any time.
Course fee – $1,995
Content delivery – online.
Scientific Integrative Medicine Workshop:This two-day workshop will encourage you to expand your integrative medical offerings and update your science-based acupuncture knowledge through a hands-on, experiential workshop that includes instruction and practice in medical acupuncture, myofascial release, laser therapy and LED arrays (photomedicine), and botanical medicine.
AM I ELIGIBLE? HOW DO I REGISTER?
AMA-Vet has four sections, each with three modules for a total of 12 modules and an estimated* 114 RACE approved hours of continuing education (CE). Each module may contain video, audio, and reading assignments, as well as a variety of assessments for participants to gauge their level of competency with the topics covered.
*Time required to complete each activity will depend on the nature of each activity (i.e., video or reading) and time required to complete an assessment
Section I: Acupuncture Anatomy – Channel Trajectories and
Neurovascular/Myofascial Point Features (estimated 20 hours)
Section II: Acupuncture Physiology – How Stimulation of Neurovascular and Myofascial Structures at a Point Translates into Functional Alterations through Neuromodulation and Connective Tissue Revision (estimated 8 hours)
Section III: Treatment Approaches based on Medical Acupuncture and Integrative Neuromodulation (MAINTM) and Informed by Research Results (estimated 12 hours)
Section IV: Setting New Standards of Care for Veterinary Patients and the
Science that Justifies Our Doing So (estimated 10 hours)
- Complete the online registration form
- Submit verification of your completion of a veterinary acupuncture course through MAV, IVAS, or Chi Institute. If you are a MAV grad and need help with the verification process, please contact Sharon Sherwood at Sharon@curacore.org or 970-818-0851