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! 

Classical Japanese Hari Style of Acupuncture - 4 Week Series

Come join us for the Amazing four week NCCAOM approved seminar taught by Takayuki Koei Kuwahara!

Early Bird Pricing Ends April 1st so book NOW!

The 4 weekends included are:

  • May 18th-20th
  • June 15th-17th
  • July 20th-22nd
  • August 17th-19th

9:00 am-6:00 pm each weekend

Have you attended the Classical Japanese Hari Acupuncture seminar in the past? If so email us at for a promo code that will save you $600.00 off registration!

Course Description

In this enlightening Japanese Style Acupuncture, students will learn to diagnosis based on Meridian relationships, the five phases, yin and yang theory, the four inspections, and emphasizes on the practitioner developing a keen sense of Ki. The patient's pulse is taken at the start, during, and after the treatment to gain an accurate understanding of how the Ki is being directed. This training helps the student's perception of pulse and determines the best techniques to apply.

The treatment focuses on redirecting the Ki's distribution throughout the meridians following the primary deficiency pattern. The practitioner often uses a gentle needle technique, which is traditionally non-insertive, using fine gold or silver needles.

Students will be trained to decipher the location and severity of a disease in order to use the correct technique to disperse the "evil" Ki. Students will be able to sharpen their Ki perception through practical and didactic learning.

About the Presenter:

Takayuki Koei Kuwahara has been practicing Acupuncture for 40 years in Boston and Japan, employing both classical Japanese Acupuncture and Japanese Medical Ki Gong. He now teaches his unique (Hari) style of acupuncture that draws from the various systems.

You'll Learn:

  • Complete overview of the Hari System
  • SHO, Root, and Local treatment
  • Spirit, Ki (mind), Physical Body
  • Hari Kototama with Yin/Yang and five phases
  • Classification & Methods of basic needling technique
  • Ki feedback methods by pulse

...and Much More!

Healing the Gut with Ancient Turtle Abdominal Acupuncture

Ticket: Includes 2 day weekend seminar

Dates: August 11th and 12th


  • Begins: 9:30 am-12:30 pm
  • Lunch: 12:30-2 pm
  • Return: 2-5 pm

Dr. Shengyan ‘Grace’ Tan, was born in Chengdu, China into a traditional Chinese medicine family. In their family lineage of Tan’s, her father and grandfather are both Chinese medical doctors. Her father, a well-known university professor, is an expert in dietary therapy and herbal preparation. After completed her PhD in traditional Chinese medicine at Chengdu University of TCM, Dr. Tan taught TCM in Chengdu University of TCM and also worked as a TCM doctor at the teaching hospital of Chengdu University of TCM. In 2011, following several visiting professors invites at institutions abroad, Dr. Tan made Austin, Texas her home and became a full-time faculty member and professor at AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine. While the focus of her education has been on ENT(ear-nose-throat), ophthalmology (eye disease) and classic herbal prescriptions, Dr. Tan always comes back to the basics of classic TCM. “Returning to the root of Chinese medicine reminds me that everything is connected”. she explains her philosophy of the medicine. “TCM treats each person and each disease as a holistic system, so if you understand the principles of the medicine one can effectively treat all kinds of problems. In western medicine, if you specialize in something like ophthalmology, you can only treat the eyes”. Dr. Tan has more than 11 years of clinical experience of treating neurological, sensory organs and psychosocial disorders.

During this course you will learn:

  • Introduction of ancient turtle abdominal acupuncture

  • Review Ba Gua - Eight Diagram theory from ancient classic books

  • Learn points location and treatment protocol of ancient turtle abdominal acupuncture

  • Learn Ba Gua - Eight Giagram abdominal acupuncture, understanding of TCM theory of gut healing-neurologic, sensory and psychosocial disorders and syndrome differentiation

2018 Southwest Symposium

Southwest Symposium is an annual event held in Austin, TX, which provides informative and educational seminars for people in the health care profession. This conference brings together the diverse community of health care providers from fields across the spectrum. We are proud to provide acupuncturists, naturopaths, herbalists, and nurses with educational seminars from qualified and fascinating educators. Our presenters provide a truly engaging experience, which help our attendees deepen their knowledge of health and patient care, taking their practice to an even higher level of excellence. The presentations we offer for Southwest Symposium are always accredited through NCCAOM for continuing education credits.

Dates: September 21-23, 2018


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