Integrative Acupuncture Practice Intensive

Integrative Acupuncture Practice Intensive 2016-11-28T14:59:57+00:00

15-hour Course Outline

DAY 1

Presenter: Michael Kowalski, AP, Dipl.Ac.
9am-1:00pm:
I. Course Objectives
A. Define integrative medicine concepts
B. Explore current trends in integrative medicine
C. Identify acupuncture’s role in integrative settings
D. Apply 5E principles to integrative practice
E. Use evidence-based protocols for common conditions
F. Plan 5E treatments which integrate evidence-based points
G. Evaluate whether integrative practice is right for you
II. What is Integrative Medicine?
A. Multi-disciplinary approach
B. Holistic: conventional & CAM
C. Pluralism: mutual respect/support
D. Collaboration/cross-referral
E. Patient-centered model
F. CAM vs. Integrative

III. Current trends in integrative medicine
A. Trend drivers
1. Patient demand
2. Research
a. PubMed search methods
b. Parsing out the evidence
B. Career opportunities
1. Hospital-based acupuncture
2. Multi-disciplinary private practices

IV. Integrative medicine’s expectations of us
A. Professionalism
B. Interest in/support for conventional treatments
C. Your role as a team player
D. MD as team leader
E. Effectiveness
F. Holistic approach
G. “Evidence-based” treatment

2:00 to 6pm:
V. How Five Element fits in Integrative Medicine
A. Whole person care: b/m/s
B. Patient rapport
C. Root Treatment: CF as the starting point
D. Treating Root and Branch
E. Branch treatment: evidence-based points

VI. How to integrate evidence-based protocols into 5E practice
A. Always treat the CF
A. Evidence-based point combination
B. Needle techniques
1. Meridian points
2. Non-meridian points
a. Ah-shi/trigger points
b. Special points

VII. Evidence-based protocols
A. Pain
1. Back pain
2. Osteoarthritis: eg., knee
3. Headache
4. Fibromyalgia
5. Post-operative pain
B. Nausea & vomiting
C. GERD

Day 2

9am-12:30pm:
Presenter: Michael Kowalski, A.P., Dipl.Ac.

D. Fatigue
E. Anxiety
F. Depression
G. Insomnia
H. Infertility
I. PMS
J. Hot flashes
K. Neuropathy
L. Dry mouth

VIII. Conditions treated in hospital-based vs. private practice
A. Practice specialization
B. Patient population differences
1. Severity of conditions
2. Life-threatening conditions
C. Palliative care

IX. 5E treatment for cancer patients
A. Aggressive Energy
B. Husband-Wife imbalance
C. Treatment during chemo/radiation
D. Maintenance treatment for cancer survivors

1:30-5pm:
Presenter: Amy Sears, AP, Dipl.OM
“Practical Aspects of Integration in a Hospital Setting”

COURSE OBJECTIVES

OVERVIEW OF KEY CHARACTERISTICS – THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND WHEN CONSIDERING OR APPLYING FOR A POSITION
KEY TERMINOLOGY
IMPORTANT REGULATIONS
JOINT COMMISSION
DOCUMENTATION
ACTUAL WORK
SAFETY
RISK
INTERVIEWING
RESOURCES