Registration will be hosted and sponsored by Wongu University of Oriental Medicine. More information about this seminar will be coming soon.
Date: July 20th – 21st, 2024
Time: Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Sunday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wongu University of Oriental Medicine, Las Vegas, NV
This course is approved for the following credits:
16 – NCCAOM PDAs
16 – Florida CEs
16 – Texas CAE Credits for the Texas Medical Board
16 – California Category 1 CEUs*
This seminar is sponsored by Lhasa OMS
Cost of the 2-day seminar $425.00
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.
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.
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.
A short video of BFA 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
The Battlefield Acupuncture Seminar schedule
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 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 5:00 pm discussion on the day’s treatments and results followed by Q&A.
5:00 pm the seminar ends. Please feel free to stay after class to ask us any questions you may have.
Day 1 – Course content (Basic BFA Training)
Illusions of the Ear
The history of Acupuncture and Auriculotherapy in the US
Point theory behind BFA.
History of Battlefield Acupuncture (BFA)
What conditions can BFA treat?
Why use BFA?
Types of Needles used and why.
Needle Insertion techniques.
Point Location and Function
Clinical Cut-Offs and Delayed Response
Ear Care and Follow-up
Day 2 – Course content (Advanced BFA Training)
Review of Basic Battlefield Acupuncture Protocol
The Illusions of the Ear
Incorporating Nogier’s Phases into BFA
Paul Nogier’s auriculotherapy phases
When to consider using Advanced Battlefield Acupuncture
Pairing and Clustering of BFA Needles
Incorporating Devices to enhance clinical outcomes.
Types of Needles used in BFA and Why
Needle Insertion techniques.
How 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
Some studies & articles on BFA:
- Military medicine makes room for Eastern medicine practices.
- Acupuncture before surgery means less pain significantly fewer opioids for veterans
- Battlefield Acupuncture and physical therapy versus physical therapy alone after shoulder surgery
- Battlefield Acupuncture shows promising results in alternative pain management downrange
- Battlefield Acupuncture: my story
- Battlefield Acupuncture: Yes it exists and the military is using it to fight troops pain.
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