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Course Syllabus:


Day 1


Illusions of the Ear
What we know and how Illusions influence our thinking and beliefs. Do you really know the correct location of Shenmen? Or is it just an Illusions of the Ear.


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/spoking about in the United States.


Point theory behind BFA
Point concepts to understand how and why BFA works from a embryological point of view.


History of Battlefield Acupuncture (BFA) and what conditions can it treat?
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.


Types of Needles used and Why
BFA uses special needles . 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 needles.


Point Location and Function
Each BFA point can have multiple functions and outcomes in a clinical setting.


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 the Side Effects and Results of BFA.


Ear Care and Follow-up
Learn how proper ear car is essential to your patients out come.


Day 2


Review of Basic Battlefield Acupuncture


History of Auriculotherapy


Advanced Battlefield Acupuncture – When to switch from BFA to ABFA


Pairing of Needles


Clustering of Needles


Proper use of needles and correct auricular insertion


Incorporating Dr. Paul Nogier’s Phases


Clinical Pearls: Piezo Pen, PTSD protocol


Contraindication and outcomes of ABFA


Apply ABFA and Auriculotherapy in clinical practice successfully