Battlefield Acupuncture Seminar Schedule

The Battlefield Acupuncture Seminar schedule is as follows:

The morning part (9:00 am to 12:00 pm) of the seminar is didactic, with the afternoon segment (1:30pm to 5:00 pm) of seminar consisting of hands on learning and clinical treatment of patients. Here is how the seminar is structured:


8:30 am check in and registration opens

9:00 am the seminar begins

10:30 am we break for 15 minutes

12:00 pm to 1:15 pm lunch break

1:30 pm to 4:30 clinical treatment of patients

3:30 pm 15-minute break

4:30 pm finish clinical treatments

4:30 to 5:30 pm discussion on the day’s treatments and results followed by Q&A. If time permits, we will cover some of our clinical pearls from our free online book.

5:30 pm the seminar ends. Please feel free to stay after class to ask us any questions you may have.




Battlefield Acupuncture &

Advanced Battlefield Acupuncture Seminar Syllabus



The history of Acupuncture and Auriculotherapy in the US

Acupuncture was first practiced in the United States in the late 18th century. Auriculotherapy and Moxa was first used in the United States in 1799.


Introduction and History of Battlefield Acupuncture (BFA)

BFA was invented by Dr. Richard Niemtzow in 2001. The protocol was born as a result of clinical observations made by Dr. Niemtzow.


Why use BFA?

It works in synergy when combined with your style of acupuncture. The protocol may also be used as a standalone treatment.


What conditions can it treat?

It’s almost universal, but one must know its clinical limitations too.


Is BFA a Root or branch treatment?

Both, BFA uses the Vagus nerve to bring about balance. It has been said that BFA doesn’t tonify or reduce, it balances the entire person.


Point location according to BFA

BFA is based on the work of Dr. Paul Nogier.


Types of Needles used and Why

BFA uses ASP (semi-permanent) needles invented by Dr. Paul Nogier. These needles were designed specifically for treating the ear.


Needle Insertion techniques

You will learn hands on needling techniques in this seminar. By the end of the first day you will be proficient in using ASP needles.


Clinical Cut-Offs and Delayed Response

Knowing when to stop the treatment will prevent further injuries to your patients. Everyone heals at their own pace.


Recognize Side Effects and Results of BFA

One treatment of BFA address multiple pathologies. Results can be seen in seconds in some cases.


Overcoming obstacles when using BFA

The right supplies are crucial to achieving the best results for your patients.


Apply BFA in your clinical practice successfully

You will learn a proficient way to implement BFA into your practice, no matter the style of acupuncture you use.


Successfully implementing auriculotherapy into your practice

We focus on clinically proven techniques along with scientific facts on auriculotherapy.


Review of Basic Battlefield Acupuncture protocol

On day two we will review and reinforce what you learned on the first day. Know before you go, we like to say.


Paul Nogier’s auriculotherapy phases

In day two you will learn the Nogier phases, (a phase is the condition of the state of the disease, acute chronic or degenerate) phase 1, 2 and 3.


Incorporating Nogier’s Phases into BFA

First we will create a foundation of BFA points before adding in Nogier phase points to further address specific pathologies.


When to consider using Advanced Battlefield Acupuncture

When your results are slow or limited in your treatment of the patient.


Pairing and Clustering of BFA Needles

Pairing of the needles (2 needles in one point) creates a small galvanic current between the needles. Clustering is adding a third needle into the same point. Paul Nogier referred to this as riddling the point.


Incorporating Devices to enhance clinical outcomes

We use such devices as the Piezo pen and point finders just to name a few.


Ear Care and Follow-up with BFA

Patient compliance is very important. We will provide you with a form to add into your patient’s treatment plan.


Questions and Answers

Ask away, it’s the only way to learn. Our team always stays around after the seminar to answer all your questions.


Practice and Case Discussion

Review of patients treated that day. This team approach helps build clinical knowledge when incorporating auriculotherapy in your treatments


Clinical Pearls

We have links to clinical pearls videos on our website.