CuraCore Courses

Built on Our Five Pillars

Acupuncture, Botanicals, Massage, Photomedicine, and Wellness

Medical Acupuncture

Our comprehensive, highly orchestrated curriculum guides students through the principles and significance of acupuncture anatomy, neurophysiology, and neuromodulation. We couple this with an intensive focus on myofascial evaluation and treatment, inspired by osteopathic principles and practice. Our premier, science-based programs stand out from the rest by including only rational, evidence-informed approaches, having dispensed with metaphors and mysticism long ago.

Medical Massage

For the healthcare provider, nothing replaces the power of informed touch and the insights we gain both diagnostically and therapeutically.  To illustrate how soft tissue therapy benefits patients, the medical literature contains numerous studies that include randomized, controlled trials, showing the effectiveness of manual techniques for a variety of pain problems.  These include neck pain, back pain, osteoarthritis and headache. In addition to alleviating discomfort, medical massage improves digestive function, immunologic activity, and mood.

Our hands-on workshops along with our hybrid online / onsite medical massage courses explore, at an in-depth level, the science, evidence, and skillful delivery of soft tissue manual therapy to a wide array of patient problems. Online coursework includes videos, assigned readings, home practice, and discussions about how massage fits into the bigger picture of scientific integrative medicine. Onsite practice sessions provide supervised opportunities to develop confidence and expertise in manual therapies.

Photomedicine

For those accustomed to only conventional, allopathic methods of medical practice, the idea of treating patients with light emitting diodes or lasers may at first seem unusual. Nothing is injected or swallowed, and the physiologic effect involves photons, not pharmaceuticals.  Laser therapy, which heals tissue, is different from laser surgery, which destroys it. Laser and LED therapy reduces pain, counters inflammation, and improves blood flow. These are all good things for a patient that has been injured or who just had surgery. Several systematic reviews and meta-analyses have found in favor of photomedicine for many clinical conditions, including neck pain, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, Achilles tendinitis, neurosensory deficits, pain and stiffness from arthritis, cancer therapy-induced mucositis, and more. CuraCore offers an online course in photomedicine designed for medical and veterinary clinicians and researchers. The course includes 12 modules that explain the inner workings of photomedicine, the science behind it, and how to use it to help your patients heal.

Botanical Medicine

Every practitioner, whether human or veterinary, should know how botanical medicines impact our patients. If we are to practice safe and effective medicine and provide the highest quality healthcare, medical professionals need to approach botanical medicine from a critical, scientific, and evidence-informed perspective. Through this highly engaging, thought-provoking, and interactive online program, you will learn which plant-based products have a fair degree of safety and effectiveness. You will read and watch videos about the ways in which herbs are manufactured, prepared, and stored, and how this affects safety, quality and potency. You will become adept at reading product labels and evaluating their claims. You will also discover the facts about the science, safety, and risks of cannabis, the problems and pitfalls of Chinese herbs, issues surrounding essential oils, and more.

We want you to be able to describe to those who rely on your wisdom and guidance how herbs work, how they can be used safely, and how to avoid unhappy surprises. After all, isn’t it important to know which herbs cause excessive bleeding BEFORE your patients are in surgery?

Note — this course does not encourage you to prescribe untested products based on speculative doses.  This is a program based on science and evidence that informs you how botanical products work, when and if they do, so that you do not need to refer clients and colleagues to herbalists that may or may not have a background based on rationality and responsible prescribing.

Wellness

If you’re like many working professionals, it can seem like a balancing act when juggling your practice, personal obligations, and your goals. CuraCore is excited to offer a variety of wellness workshops to help improve your mind and body. Let us help you create a more balanced and fruitful life.

“Cure sometimes, treat often, comfort always.”
- Hippocrates (460-370 BC)
“Thank God for acupuncture. It’s been around for 2000 years.
It's not going any place, and people use it all of the time for a variety of cures and to avoid illnesses.” - Tim Daly, Actor
“Word began to spread about the doctor who treated patients
with his hands and not with drugs.” - A.T. Still (19th Century) 
“Still’s dream of an alternative to traditional…
medicine had come true. (Regarding American School of Osteopathy)” - (early 1900s)
“Today, there are thousands of osteopaths…
practicing around the world...evidence that pursuing one's beliefs can change countless lives.”
“Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.”
-  Hippocrates (460-370 BC)
“Make a habit of two things: to help or at least to do no harm.”
- Hippocrates (460-370 BC)
“Often the remedy is deemed the highest good…
because it helps so many." - Parcelsus (16th Century)
“What sense would it make or what would it benefit…
a physician if he discovered the origin of the diseases but could not cure or alleviate them?” - Paracelsus (16th Century)
“To find health should be the object of the doctor.
Anyone can find disease.” - A.T. Still (19th Century)
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If you’re frustrated with “in-the-box” solutions and you’re ready to enhance your skillset as a medical professional or veterinarian, we welcome you to join us.

Together, we can change medicine.