Best Practices Academy Presents

100-Hour Chiropractic Acupuncture Certificate Program

1st in-person lab – January 7 & 8, 2023 at NWHSU in Bloomington, MN
Limit time away from your practice. 36 hours in person. 64 hours online.

The deadline to Register is December 15, 2022. The total cost of the program is $2,050. Space is limited.

The Chiropractic Acupuncture Certificate Program

This dynamic and highly interactive 100-hour educational experience is designed to provide the practicing chiropractic physician with an approach to evaluating and managing patients using the most current information available in the literature and expert opinion regarding acupuncture.

This program will give chiropractic students and chiropractic doctors a basic understanding of the foundation of Traditional Chinese Medicine and incorporate it into your care plan for more effective results.

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You must be currently enrolled in chiropractic college to be eligible for this offer.

Here’s How You Will Earn Your Acupuncture Certification Through This Program

This program has been approved as a complete Program by the Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners & the South Dakota Board of Chiropractic Examiners.

This program is approved through PACE – Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards. Find out if your state accepts PACE at this link. We recommend you check with your state licensing board for their acupuncture and distance learning eligibility requirements.

Upon completion of the program, practitioners will be prepared to integrate acupuncture into their practice, whether the needles are placed for a few minutes for musculoskeletal conditions or half an hour for an energy-balancing approach.

To be eligible to enroll in this program, the participant must be a chiropractic student or a currently licensed chiropractor.

Complete 64 Hours Online, On-Demand

Immediately upon registration, you have access to 64 hours of online courses to complete at your own pace. The online portion does not need to be completed before the in-person lab portion. However, it does need to be completed and passed before taking the NBCE exam.

Pass NBCE Acupuncture Exam

To practice acupuncture in Minnesota or South Dakota, 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.

Note the NBCE offers the exam every 2 months, and some have experienced it taking 3 weeks to submit to the Board required transcripts and receive approval to register for the exam. Reference the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners website for examination dates and to apply for the exam.

If you plan to practice in another state, contact us for assistance obtaining licensing board approval in your state.  We also recommend you check with your state licensing board about their eligibility requirements.

Complete 36 Hours In-Person

Attend three 12-hour mandatory weekend seminars in Bloomington, MN, without missing time away from your practice (Saturdays & Sundays only!). The 36-hour in-person lab section will cover the main acupuncture points, point selection based on TCM, and integrating the points with techniques to treat conditions seen in the chiropractic clinic. The Clean Needle and the Acupuncture Needling online course is a pre-requisite to taking the first In-Person lab.

Session 1: January 7 & 8, 2023
Session 2: March 11 & 12, 2023
Session 3: April 15 & 16, 2023

Pass Program Exams

Online course exams will ensure the educational objectives were successfully met. A 70% or greater score is required on all examinations for successful program completion. If a score of 70% is not achieved, there is one opportunity for repeating the examination. Learners must pass a demonstration and competency evaluation at the end of each in-person lab to complete the 36 in-person hours.

Completing this 100-hour course results in a certificate from Best Practices Academy and eligibility to sit the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) acupuncture examination.

In-Person, Hands-On Seminars

Take this series of three in-person 12-hour weekend seminars without taking time away from your practice.
Saturdays & Sundays only!

Session 1: January 7 & 8, 2023
Session 2: March 11 & 12, 2023
Session 3: April 15 & 16, 2023

Venue Location:
Northwestern Health Sciences University
2501 W 84th St
Bloomington, MN 55431

1

Session 1

      • Acupuncture Point Measurement
      • Point Location for 6 of the Main Meridians
      • Cupping, Moxa, Gua Sha overview
      • Acupuncture Needling technique (tonifying and sedating)
2

Session 2

      • Point Location for other 6 Main Meridians Acupuncture with EMS
      • Practice on treatments of Upper body conditions
3

Session 3

      • Point Location for Du and Ren channels and Extra Points not on meridians
      • Point Location for Auriculotherapy
      • Practice for Tongue and Pulse diagnosis
      • Practice on treatments of Lower body conditions
      • Review of Important Points

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this program, participants are expected to be able to:

    1. Understand traditional Chinese medicine, meridian therapy, and diagnosing patterns of dysfunction
    2. Exam techniques to identify meridian dysfunction
    3. Learn clean needle technique and safety regarding exposure to blood-borne pathogens
    4. Documentation, coding and billing compliance
    5. Jurisprudence (Minnesota Statute 148.01 CHIROPRACTIC, Administrative Rule 2500.3000 ACUPUNCTURE)
    6. Understanding how to treat clinical conditions to improve response to acupuncture therapy
    7. Pain management education based upon the National Pain Strategy Guidelines
    8. Hands-on opportunities through face-to-face instruction for point location, treatment techniques

Online Curriculum

Take these 64 hours at your convenience, online and on-demand. The online portion does not need to be completed before the in-person lab portion. However, it does need to be completed and passed before taking the NBCE exam.

1

  • Introduction and Traditional Chinese Medicine History
  • 5 Vital Substances
  • Yin Yang
  • Point Location
  • 12 Main Meridians: Lung, Large Intestine, Stomach, Spleen, Heart, Small Intestine, Bladder, Kidney, Pericardium, Triple Burner, Gallbladder, Liver
  • 8 Extra Vessels: Du, Ren, Thoroughfare, Girdle, Yang Heel, Yin Heel, Yang Linking, Yin Linking,8 Vessel Pairing
2
  • 5 Element Theory
  • History Taking
  • Observation: Body, Head, Hair, Spirit, Face, Nose, Eyes, Ears, Mouth, Palate, Lips, Teeth, Gums, Throat, Back, Hands, Chest and Abdomen, Extremities, Skin
3
  • Observation of Tongue, Tongue Location, Tongue Case Studies
  • Diagnosing by Hearing
  • Exam: Pulse Diagnosis, Palpation
  • reatment of Patterns Point Selection: 5 Transporting Points, Yuan Source Points, Jing Luo Connecting Points, Xi Cleft Points, Back Shu Transporting Points, Front Mu Alarm Points, 8 Influential Points, Other Important Intersecting Points
  • Identification and Treatment of a Pattern
  • Headaches: TCM Patterns and Treatment vs. Western Diagnosis
  • Bell’s Palsy Case Study
4
Effective Strategies in Pain Management
5
Evaluation and Management Coding
6
OSHA Program Training
7
The No Surprises Act

About the instructor,
Dr. Thuy Katzenberger, DC, LAc

Dr. Thuy Katzenberger, DC, LAc graduated from Northwestern Health Sciences University with her Doctorate in Chiropractic, Bachelors of Science in Human Biology and later her Masters in Acupuncture. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis, MO. In 2004, she founded Chiropractic Healing Arts Center where she integrates chiropractic, acupuncture, rehabilitation protocols, and nutrition in her practice.

Dr. Katzenberger is passionate about life long learning and is dedicated to helping patients improve their quality of life. Raised with an eastern philosophy and trained in western and eastern practices, she integrates both styles into her practice.

In 2010, she invented and patented “The Scout”, a tool used for soft tissue therapy named after her son, Scout. She has lectured on biomechanics, acupuncture, manual therapy techniques and rehabilitation protocols.

In 2013, Dr. Katzenberger went to Tian Jian University in China to lecture and learn. It was there that she witnessed the amazing treatments for stroke, MS, and other difficult conditions that solidified her belief that patients thrive when they receive multiple modalities of care.

About the instructor,
Dr. Scott Munsterman, DC, FICC, CPCO

Dr. Scott Munsterman is an acknowledged expert on the transforming model of health care delivery and compliance with a commitment to promoting and advancing the chiropractic profession. Dr. Munsterman is the founder and CEO of Best Practices Academy, a clinical improvement organization providing focused leadership to bring practices into compliance with regulatory standards, equip them to improve clinical outcomes, and integrate them into the transformed care delivery system. Dr. Scott believes chiropractic has a significant role to serve but challenges to face to achieve the profession’s rightful role in care delivery.

Dr. Munsterman is a graduate of Northwestern Health Sciences University. He has served as Vice-chair of the Board of Trustees and as Chief of Care Delivery on the President’s Cabinet. He was awarded Chiropractor of the Year in South Dakota and the Fellow of the International College of Chiropractors (FICC). He is a professional compliance officer. Dr. Munsterman served two terms as Mayor of the City of Brookings and three consecutive terms in the South Dakota House of Representatives, where he chaired the House Health and Human Services Committee and the Legislative Planning Committee. He is the author of the books A Vision for South Dakota, Care Delivery and Chiropractic: An Opportunity Waiting, and Unfinished Business.

Here’s what people are saying

VERY INFORMATIVE

Dr. Thuy is very informative and easy to listen to. Please have Dr. Thuy speak again!

DR. CHRIS OLSON, DC

Sioux Falls, SD

BEST SEMINAR

Best seminar I’ve gone to in a long time. Great atmosphere. I learned things I can use in practice everyday.

DR. JENNIFER VONDRAK, DC

Wall Lake, IA

AWESOME TOPICS

Awesome topics and just what I have been hoping would be at an Acupuncture Seminar!

DR. JOE CARR, DC

Huron, SD

Best Practices Academy Presents

100-Hour Chiropractic Acupuncture Certificate Program

1st in-person lab – January 7 & 8, 2023 at NWHSU in Bloomington, MN
Limit time away from your practice. 36 hours in person. 64 hours online.

The deadline to Register is December 15, 2022. The total cost of the program is $2,050. Space is limited.