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The Won Institute Warminster, PA

2-Day Battlefield Acupuncture at The Won Institute 


$425 – 2 Day Course (16 credits)
$212 – 1 Day Course (8 Credits)


  • Earn up to:
    • 16 NCCAOM AOM- AC PDAs / credits
    • 16- Florida CEs
    • 16 – California Category 1 CEUs*
    • 16- Texas CAE Credits for the Texas Medical Board



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What is Battlefield Acupuncture?

This ear (auricular) acupuncture protocol was developed by Dr Richard C. Niemtzow in 2001. He is a retired Air Force colonel and was the first full-time physician acupuncturist in the Armed Forces.

Battlefield Acupuncture

He originally conceived this technique as a way to deliver pain relief through acupuncture as quickly and efficiently as possible in combat and other military situations. It is growing in popularity in both military and civilian medical settings internationally.


This unique technique uses semi-permanent ASP® needles to activate ear points in order to influence the processing of pain in the central nervous system. According to Dr Niemtzow, pain relief can be immediate and hold for a longer stimulation. It can also be used in case of anxiety and insomnia.




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Day 1 – Basic BFA Training


Illusions of the Ear

The history of Acupuncture and Auriculotherapy in the US

Understand the history behind the BFA protocol.

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

Why use BFA?

Types of Needles used and why.

Needle Insertion techniques

Point Location and Function

Recognize Side Effects and Results of BFA

Clinical Cut-Offs and Delayed Response

Apply BFA in your clinical practice successfully.

Ear Care and Follow-up



Day 2 – Advanced BFA Training


Review of Basic Battlefield Acupuncture Protocol

Shen Men How to Look at the Ear.

Pairing and Clustering of BFA Needles

Incorporating Nogier’s Phases into BFA

Paul Nogier’s auriculotherapy phases

When to consider using Advanced Battlefield Acupuncture

Incorporating Devices to enhance clinical outcomes.

Types of Needles used in BFA and Why

Needle Insertion techniques with live demonstrations

How and when to apply Advanced BFA in your clinical practice successfully

Successfully implementing auriculotherapy into your practice

Ear Care and Follow-up with BFA

Questions and Answers




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