Continuing Acupuncture Education

AOMA offers hundreds of hours of acupuncture continuing education every year. Typically these courses are approved for Texas, California, Florida, and NCCAOM.

Join us for our many continuing education events throughout the year! 

SHIRAKU seminar - Specialized Japanese Bloodletting and Cupping Therapies

February 10-11, 2018

Mr. T. Koei Kuwahara Lic. Ac

BOOK NOW!! Early Bird pricing ends 1/12/18.

The effects of bloodletting are great!

Bloodletting is one of the oldest methods of therapy, and can be used to address many varied health problems.

It is included in roughly half of the treatment in the Su Wen, Ling Shu, which says it is the basis of acupuncture, and call for its use before other techniques. While the effects of bloodletting are great, it is essential that it be used correctly.

The instructor has studied the theory of bloodletting in Japan with Dr. Kunsei Kudo, and its practice with Kodo Fukushima. He will teach it in a practical manner, so that student may competently incorporate it into practice. This is an opportunity to learn techniques that have not often been brought to the United States.

In this workshop, the theory of bloodletting will be explained, including its purpose and effects, and the phenomena of blood stasis and vascular spiders. Indications, effects, indications,contraindications, emergency treatments, also class coverscupping theory, its purposes. 

As complete systems of Hari for blood stasis, you learn and practice treatment for SP deficient -LR excess and LU-LR Excess (Chp.75) with Kyutoshin and Moxibustions (Chinetsukyu )

Class size will be limited to ensure proper supervision.

Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine for Anti-Aging and Facecare

March 3-4, 2018

2 Day Facial Seminar with Dr. Qianzhi Wu. 

CEU's available

This hands-on course is designed to provide students with a good knowledge on facial diagnosis through inspection of five sense organs, facial color, etc, as well as different types of skin. The course focuses on the multiple anti-ageing therapeutic methods, including acupuncture techniques, Chinese single herbs and herbal formulas, dietary supplements, Facial acupressure therapy for facecare. In addition to the facial healthcare, the seminar will also discuss Chinese medicine for the treatment of common facial diseases. 

Instructor: Qianzhi Wu began his practice of acupuncture in 1977 under the direction of a veteran barefoot doctor. Dr. Wu later enrolled in TCM universities, where he deepened his knowledge base while studying over the course of ten years. He served as supervisor, associate professor, and medical doctor at the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and its teaching hospital. Wu has been a professor and clinical supervisor at AOMA since 1996, becoming Dean of Faculty on 2006 and Vice President of Faculty since 2009. Wu has published over a dozen books and multiple articles on TCM. Dr. Wu is active in his professional service to the acupuncture community on the national level and has been a past commissioner of the NCCAOM the chairman of NCCAOM’s Chinese Herbology Examination Development Committee, and the chairman of the Asian Bodywork Examination Development Committee. Currently Dr. Wu serves as a site visitor for ACAOM.

KHT: Korean Hand Therapy for Instant Pain Relief and Functional Problems

March 17-18, 2018

Dan Lobash, Ph.D., L.Ac. 2 Day Seminar

Register Now!!!!! Early Bird Registration ends 2/28/18

Why Learn KHT? It will allow you to begin practicing Traditional Medicine. How is this possible? KHT is based on principles of TCM. KHT can be effectively applied on the hands without needles.

KHT: Korean Hand Therapy is a superb healing tool you can easily apply immediately after the seminar. It is quick to learn, fast to apply, and gives remarkable results immediately. It combines with amlli cortoh-esry smteomdalities, and also “stands alone” as a complete energetic healing system. KHT is a unique micro-system. It embodies a correspondence system (like the ear) but also includes a complete micro-meridian system. Therefore the eight extrodinary micro-meridians, front assocated points, and back transport pooints can be applied to the hand.

Treatments Utilize non-invasive metal or crystal pellets, magnets, moxa, hand acupressure or micro-hand needles. Reinforcement of the practitioner’s treatment can be applied by clients to their hands between visits.

Instructor: Dr Dan Lobash, Ph.D., L.Ac. is an associate of the founder, Dr Tae Woo Yoo, OMD, Ph.D. Dr Dan is an approved instructor in KHT and is a licensed acupuncturist in California and Certified nationally by NCCAOM since 1987. Dan is a graduate of the U of Minnesota, United States International University, the California Institute for Human Science and Five Branches University. Dr. Dan Lobash began his TCM career in Minneapolis in 1980 and has been the primary teacher of KHT in North America since 1992.

Price includes beginner kit which includes a metal point finder and pellets.

Solutions for the Modern-Day Health Epidemic

April 21-22, 2018

Mr. Quinn Takei, LAc

Register Now! Early Bird pricing ends March 30,2018

Offering 16 CEU credits! (2 Ethics,2 Safety and 14 General AOM)

Quinn is passionate about supporting the acupuncture profession and empowering practitioners to achieve clinical success in a rapidly changing world. His dynamic and engaging teaching methods create a fun and memorable learning experience.

Over the past 18 years, Dr. Takei has been the founder and director of several thriving multi-disciplinary practices. His patient care philosophy integrates functional medicine, nutrition and life coaching with acupuncture and herbal therapies. 

Enthusiastic to promote natural medicine, Quinn has served as the president, vice president, and on the board of directors for the Oriental Medicine Association of New Mexico and is an active member of his state association.

 Quinn is the author of The Clinical Reference Guide of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine” and “Insights for a Life in Balance”. He is currently working on his next book, “Meditation: The Practice of Being Present”.

As a 101% practitioner, 200% father and husband, 42% teacher, 30% story teller, 58% adventurer and traveler, 28% author, 27% musician, and 100% devoted to promoting natural health, Quinn doesn’t have time to understand how percentages work.  

We are sicker than ever before. Today’s food, toxins, and our hectic lives have thrust us into the “modern day health epidemic”. This insidious multi-system dysfunction is the root cause of most modern pathology manifesting as leaky gut syndrome, inflammation, food and environmental allergies, fibromyalgia, metabolic disorders, multiple chemical sensitivities, SIBO, IBS, chronic fatigue, digestive disorders, adrenal exhaustion, and autoimmune diseases.

 By participating in this class, you will understand:

• The dietary, industrial, environmental, and emotional factors that have caused the “modern day health epidemic” and how this has become the root cause of most pathology seen in clinical practice today.
• The integrative approach of Eastern, Western, and functional medicine necessary to effectively address this epidemic.
• The laboratory tests that provide the most critical diagnostic information required to move your clients from the cycle of illness and to the process of healing.
• How to detect some of the most elusive and difficult to decipher imbalances that escape most diagnostic systems.
• The comprehensive treatment of the “modern day health epidemic” including traditional acupuncture points, Chinese herbs, supplements, diet and nutrition, and lifestyle counseling.


Contact or 512-492-3009.