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Date:  November 4th – 5th, 2023

Time:  Saturday/Sunday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location: Clocktower Inn Venture, California




What is Battlefield Acupuncture (BFA)?


BFA is an 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.


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.




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2-Day Battlefield Acupuncture Seminar in Ventura California


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Below is a 6-minute video clip of documentary “Escape Fire” on the use Battlefield Acupuncture in the US Military

A solution to reduce opioid consumption. BFA was recognized in 2019 as a solution to fight the opioid crisis by the Association of American Medical Colleges and presented in the documentary Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare in 2012.

In this excerpt you can see the insertion of ASP® needles at 4.26:








This course is approved for the following credits:



16 – Florida CEs

16 – California Category 1 CEUs*

16 – Texas CAE Credits for the Texas Medical Board




Battlefield Acupuncture & Advanced Battlefield Acupuncture Seminar Syllabus

Day 1 – Basic BFA Training


The history of Acupuncture and Auriculotherapy in the US

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

Point theory behind BFA.

Why use BFA?

Conditions BFA can treat.

Learn how and when to do the BFA Protocol

Types of Needles used and why?

Properly use ASP® needles 

learn correct auricular insertion technique for BFA.

Point Location and Function.

Recognize Positive Side Effects and Results of BFA

Clinical Cut-Offs and Delayed Response.

How to Apply BFA in your clinical practice successfully.

Ear Care and Follow-up.

Clinical Hands-on Demonstrations

Practice and Case Discussion.



Day 2 – Advanced BFA Training


Review of Basic Battlefield Acupuncture Protocol.

The Illusions of the Ear.

When to Switch to the Advanced Battlefield Acupuncture.

Pairing and Clustering of BFA Needles.

Paul Nogier’s auriculotherapy phases.

Incorporating Nogier’s Phases to treat Specific Pathologies.

Incorporating Devices to enhance clinical outcomes.

Types of Needles used in Advanced BFA Treatments.

Needle Insertion techniques.

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

Ear Care and Follow-up with Advanced BFA.

Questions and Answers.

Clinical Hands-on Demonstrations

Practice and Case Discussion.




Some studies and articles on BFA:









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