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Who Can Practice Battlefield Acupuncture (BFA)

Over the years we have received many inquiries regarding who can attend our seminars. Answer, anyone who has acupuncture in their scope of practice. We regard these emails as a great sign for the future of acupuncture in the USA. This enthusiasm combined with the results patients achieved with BFA is a win, win for our health care system and humanity.


BFA is just one protocol in a therapy known as auriculotherapy (also known as auricular acupuncture). BFA falls under the scope of acupuncture and only those with acupuncture in their scope of practice can use this protocol. BFA is in no way a form of dry needling or even remotely close to it. For this reason, we don’t allow those who are certified in dry needling to attend our seminars. Please do not use this protocol if ACUPUNCTURE is not in your scope of practice. BFA is not a 5-needle protocol, so those who are Auricular Detox Specialists (ADS) are not permitted to use BFA.


The following health care professionals who are permitted to use BFA in a clinical setting.


License acupuncturist (L.Ac Dipl Ac NCCAOM), MD/DO’s, Dentist (in some states) Podiatrist (in some states) and Chiropractors (in some state)


Click on the photo below to see if you can use acupuncture/BFA in your state. Click on the state you in live and then look for “Practice by Others”.