The 100 Hour Acupuncture Certification Course
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Fridays 10am-7pm, Saturdays 8am-6pm, Sundays 8am-5pm
$2199 if paid in full by January 24th - OR - $625 per weekend
Hilton Garden Inn, Ogden, Utah
The 100 Hour Acupuncture Certification Course is designed to introduce health care practitioners to the theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine and includes hands on practice with needles each day so that participants feel confident treating patients immediately. Attention is paid to topics covered on the NBCE Acupuncture Exam. The course is offered in FOUR weekends to insure continuity of training and to save participants time and travel expenses.  Continuing education credit for this course is provided by the University of Western States, and successful completion of it fulfills requirements to take the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners Acupuncture Exam.

Curriculum for 100 Hour Acupuncture Certification Course

Week 1

  • History of Chinese Medicine

  • Yin Yang theory

  • Five Element theory

  • Basic pulse and tongue diagnosis

  • Needle technique

  • Zang-fu organs

  • Chi and blood

  • Point Classification


Week 2

  • Tracing the 12 main meridians and 8 extra vessels

  • TCM theory of disease

  • Meridian stretching exercises

  • Point location for lung, large intestine, stomach, spleen, heart, small intestine

  • Treatment of shoulder, elbow, wrist, ankle and knee conditions


Week 3

  • TCM patterns of disharmony

  • Point location for pericardium, triple warmer, bladder, kidney, liver and gall bladder

  • Influential and extra points

  • Treatment for headaches, neck, back , shoulder and hip


Week 4

  • Adjunctive therapies: auriculotherapy, electrical stimulation, gua sha, moxibustion, cupping, bleeding, infrared

  • Clean needle technique

  • Malpractice issues

  • Case workups

  • Review

  • Class exam

Required Texts for 100 Hour Acupuncture Certification Course: 

Available through

* Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion (Third Edition)  by Cheng Xinnong

* Clean Needle Technique for Acupuncturists (Sixth Edition) by Steve Given