Certificate Detail: CACH - Chiropractic Acupuncture Certificate Hybrid Program

This four session 102 hour hybrid program provides doctors of chiropractic and T5+ chiropractic students the opportunity to learn the technique of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) adjunctive therapies in levels of progression. Each session incorporates classroom and laboratory practicum to advance your acupuncture knowledge and clinical application skills.  It offers an overview and basic training in acupuncture theory, techniques and traditional Chinese medical adjunctive therapies. 

In order to qualify for the NBCE acupuncture exam and use acupuncture as a adjunct therapy, you must complete this program in its entirety, and succesfully pass all of the examinations.

After each weekend course is succssfully completed, an official CE transcript is emailed confirming hours of attendance. You must complete all the coursework to earn your CE hours. This means attending each session in its entirety, completing online course content, and passing online course exams associated with each session.  In addition, to earn the final 102 hour Certificate of Completion, you must pass both the final written and practical examinations. There are no exceptions.

HOURS: 102 hours total - 22 hours online and 80 hours on campus.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES:
At the completion of the program, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in identifying and needling common acupuncture points.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in applying acupuncture and TCM theory to clinical compliants and conditions.
  • Confidently incorporate acupuncture in the treatment of common and complex clinical conditions.

For Class:
You must come prepared to expose parts of your body so your partners can needle you and vis-versa.  Dressing rooms are available in the lab classroom. Therefore, ALWAYS bring a gown or gown top, swimsuit, shorts, or loose clothing that will allow for this.  T-back sport bras are NOT a good choice since they don’t allow easy access to the thoracic spine. 

Clean Needle Kit:
All students are required to purchase a clean needle kit.  You should purchase the kit contents prior to class from the University's TruNorth Wellnes Hub. It costs $205. The container to house all of these items must be a hard sided case to contain all supplies (i.e. tackle box like – a soft case is not acceptable) and must be purchased separately prior to class.

REQUIRED TEXTS:

  • A Manual of Acupuncture, (2nd  edition, hardcover) Peter Deadman ISBN-13: 978-0951054659
  • Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion Cheng Xinnong ISBN-13: 978-7119017587
  • The Foundations of Chinese Medicine: A Comprehensive Text for Acupuncturists & Herbalists, (3rd  edition) Giovanni Maciocia ISBN: 978-0702052163
  • Clean Needle Technique for Acupuncturists, (7th edition) - download your free copy here http://www.ccaom.org/downloads/7thEditionManualEnglishPDFVersion.pdf.

RECOMMENDED TEXTS:

  • Tongue Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine Giovanni Maciocia: ISBN: 978-0939616190?

EVALUATION:

1.  Clean Needle Technique Examination (Written & Practical)

2.  Completion of online learning course content and exams

3.  Comprehensive Final Written Examination

4.  Comprehensive Final Practical Examination

  • A score of 80% or greater is required on all examinations for successful program completion.
  • Competency in performing assigned acupuncture points must be demonstrated.
  •  If a score of 80% is not achieved, there is one opportunity for repeating the examination. 
  •  A $200 fee is assessed for all retakes (written and or practical examinations)

CRITERIA FOR CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION:

  • Attendance of all training hours (102 total hours; 20% online / 80% classroom training).
  • Successful completion of all program examinations and online content as stipulated.

STATE ELIGIBILITY:
In Minnesota, the Board of Chiropractic Examiners requires you to attend this program in its entirety (no hours earned outside this program are accepted) and pass the NBCE acupuncture exam.  If you plan to practice in another state, we recommend you check directly with your state licensing board about their eligibility requirements.

Certificate Requirements
Course Title Mandatory Year Span

Chiropractic Acupuncture Certificate Hybrid Program #1

Chiropractic Acupuncture Certificate Hybrid Program #1
This 24-hour session and its six-hour online component serves as an introduction to acupuncture. You will access the online portion of the training in our Moodle platform.
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Mandatory 0

Chiropractic Acupuncture Certificate Hybrid Program #2

Chiropractic Acupuncture Certificate Hybrid Program #2
You will learn about meridians II, MSKs and Eight Extraordinary Meridians.
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Mandatory 0

Chiropractic Acupuncture Certificate Hybrid Program #3

Chiropractic Acupuncture Certificate Hybrid Program #3
This 20-hour session and its six-hour online component will cover auriculotherapy and adjunctive therapy (moxibustion, cupping) with internal disorders.
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Mandatory 0

Chiropractic Acupuncture Certificate Hybrid Program #4

Chiropractic Acupuncture Certificate Hybrid Program #4
This 12-hour session and its four-hour online component serves to cover Gua Sha and provide a review, preparation and delivery of the final written and practical examinations you need to pass in order to successfully complete the program.
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Mandatory 0

Chiropractic Acupuncture Certificate Hybrid Program: Online Course Content

Chiropractic Acupuncture Certificate Hybrid Program: Online Course Content
Access to online course content for the Chiropractic Acupuncture Hybrid Certificate program.
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Mandatory 0

Electives Required:

Chiropractic Acupuncture Certificate Hybrid Program #1

Chiropractic Acupuncture Certificate Hybrid Program #1
This 24-hour session and its six-hour online component serves as an introduction to acupuncture. You will access the online portion of the training in our Moodle platform.
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Registration is currently not available.


Chiropractic Acupuncture Certificate Hybrid Program #2

Chiropractic Acupuncture Certificate Hybrid Program #2
You will learn about meridians II, MSKs and Eight Extraordinary Meridians.
No image available

Registration is currently not available.


Chiropractic Acupuncture Certificate Hybrid Program #3

Chiropractic Acupuncture Certificate Hybrid Program #3
This 20-hour session and its six-hour online component will cover auriculotherapy and adjunctive therapy (moxibustion, cupping) with internal disorders.
No image available

Registration is currently not available.


Chiropractic Acupuncture Certificate Hybrid Program #4

Chiropractic Acupuncture Certificate Hybrid Program #4
This 12-hour session and its four-hour online component serves to cover Gua Sha and provide a review, preparation and delivery of the final written and practical examinations you need to pass in order to successfully complete the program.
No image available

Registration is currently not available.


Chiropractic Acupuncture Certificate Hybrid Program: Online Course Content

Chiropractic Acupuncture Certificate Hybrid Program: Online Course Content
Access to online course content for the Chiropractic Acupuncture Hybrid Certificate program.
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Registration is currently not available.