Upcoming events

    • 28 Apr 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Waku Waku Eatery, 674 Merrimon Ave. Asheville, NC 28804

    The Prevention and Treatment of Cancer Using Traditional Japanese Acupuncture, Diet, and Other Therapies

     Presenter:  Naoki Kubota AP, Dipl.Ac, LAc
    April 28  1-5 PM

    4 CEUs (NCALB approved)

    Japanese healing practices including acupuncture, diet, herbs, massage, heat treatments, and forms of exercise have been used to treat and prevent cancer for hundreds of years in the Japanese islands. Acupuncture arrived from China in 551 AD. It was highly compatible with the native forms of healing which involved the manipulation of local foods. We will discuss the evolving practices that have resulted from these time-honored traditions. 

    •  An explanation of acupuncture and other treatments that are successful in the prevention and healing of cancer.
    •  A demonstration of various cancer treatments.
    •  A listing and explanation of how specific foods work in the prevention and treatment of cancer.
    • Question and Answer period/Food Tasting and Discussion 
    • 22 Jun 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • 4039 Masonboro Loop Road, Suite 1-D, Wilmington, NC 28409
    • 14

    The Basics of VA and Private Insurance Billing
    Presenter: Linda Tolentino, LAc, MAc
    4 CEUs (NCALB Approved)

    1.   If you've never billed insurance before or need a refresher, this course is
        for you.  Practitioners will learn what is needed to start working with
        insurance companies, how to complete and submit an electronic CMS1500, and how to write clinical notes.  Linda Tolentino has years of experience with acupuncture billing.  Obtain the basics needed to start billing insurance with the Veterans Administration and private insurers, how to obtain a National Provider Identifier which is a unique 10-digit identification number issued to healthcare providers by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. 
      Credentialing, how to complete a claim form, and discussion around the basic diagnostic codes that insurance will pay for.  

    Cancellation Policy for NCSAAM Events:
    One month prior to seminar date: Full refund minus $25 cancellation fee.
    One month to one week prior: 60% of tuition will be refunded.
    Less than one week prior or nonattendance: No refunds. 

    • 13 Sep 2019
    • Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center, 1192 US Hwy 64 West Business, Pittsboro, NC 27312
    • Learn the History of Acupuncture and Auriculotherapy in the USA
    • Identify the 5 BFA points and their locations
    • Understand the functions of each BFA point
    • Become familiar ASP ear needles
    • Use silicone ear models to ASP needle insertion techniques
    • Determine if BFA is an appropriate treatment for the patient
    • Identify each patient’s pathology by inspection of the ear
    • Choosing the correct ASP metal for each patient
    • Determine the dominate ear to improve treatment outcomes
    • Establish clinical cutoffs for each patient treated with BFA
    • Identifying treatment side effects
    • Learn to incorporate BFA and auriculotherapy successful into your clinic 

    • 14 Sep 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 15 Sep 2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center, 1192 US Hwy 64 West Business, Pittsboro, NC 27312

    Healing Community Trauma:
    How to Do Acupuncture in the Field for Traumatic Events

    15 PDA/CEUs (including 2 CEUs/PDAs of ethics and 2.5 CEUs/PDAs of safety NCCAOM, CA, TX)

    Healing Community Trauma is an immersive two-day training that strengthens the clinical, organizing and leadership skills needed to establish disaster relief efforts and community service clinics for people affected by trauma. Participants will learn how to establish mobile clinics onsite after disasters and ongoing community service clinics for veterans, immigrants, first-responders and other local populations that may suffer from trauma. It also prepares participants to develop and work in international community service clinics that are part of World Healing Exchange trips and other AWB-affiliated international programs.

    Curriculum includes: 

    • How to set up a mobile acupuncture clinic for trauma recovery in your community
    • Review of the NADA protocol for disaster response effortsCreating effective teams for trauma relief work in the field
    • Working with communities & individuals after severe trauma
    • Recognizing and managing acute and secondary traumatic stress
    • The neurobiology of trauma and why acupuncture can reduce post-traumatic stress
    • Using the HeartMath system for trauma reduction in the field or in a clinic setting
    • How to set up a Community Service Clinic to treat veterans, military personnel, refugees, domestic and sexual violence survivors, and other groups affected by trauma
    • A practicum to give you the experience of participating in a community-style acupuncture field clinic —as a practitioner or a patient

    • 28 Mar 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 29 Mar 2020
    • 5:30 PM
    • TBD Chapel Hill, NC

    The Inner Functions of Acupuncture Point Function: Images and Archetypes
    Presenter:  Lonny Jarrett, MS, M.Ac.

    The imagery contained in the acupuncture point names  will be discussed as it relates to the point’s deeper functions. Acupuncture points will be discussed as archetypes that embrace the full realm of human expression. I will present the meridians as maps of the body, soul, and spirit as they pertain to the integral functioning of the evolving human being. We will consider the diaphragm as the demarcation between consciousness and unconscious and the importance of opening it early in treatment in order to create a stable foundation for health. I will present the points and herbs that open the diaphragm.  Points on every channel will be considered as icons of Chinese philosophical, cosmological, and medical concepts. The diaphragm as a demarcation between the unconscious and consciousness, and as an organ of repression will be presented. Points will be addressed for their physical, emotional, psychological, soul, and spirit level functions. We will also discuss the function of several point categories including source, xi-cleft, luo, reunion, and window points.  

    We will review the use of the 60, Five-element points in terms of constructing elegant treatments, as well as analyze many acupuncture point combinations.

    Material will be drawn from, "The Clinical Practice of Chinese Medicine" by Lonny Jarrett. 

    • What is an acupuncture point?
    • How are points like archetypes?
    • How do they work?
    • What is the role of intention in activating point function?
    • What is the relationship between a point's name and its function?
    • What is the relationship between an acupuncture point and it's meridian?
    • How to design treatments that resonate with the patient’s functional dynamics while considering, time, weather, season, signs, and symptoms.

Past events

30 Mar 2019 2019 Annual Member Meeting
30 Mar 2019 Advanced Pediatrics TCM and Shonishin Seminar/Behavioral Disorders
12 Mar 2019 Legislative Day at NC General Assembly
23 Feb 2019 Acupuncture, Essential Oils and Meditation to treat Disharmonies of Shen
07 Feb 2019 Triad Business and Networking Meeting
26 Jan 2019 Acupuncture and Herbal Therapy Protocols for Opioid Withdrawal
12 Jan 2019 Basics of VA and Private Insurance Billing
07 Oct 2018 Safety in Hospice Acupuncture and Home Care
07 Oct 2018 Hospice Acupuncture Ethics
06 Oct 2018 What You Need to Know to Become an Effective Hospice and Palliative Care Acupuncturist: Treatment Considerations, Ethics and Safety for End-of-Life Care
26 Aug 2018 The Basics of VA and Private Insurance Billing
25 Aug 2018 Ishizaka Ryu Traditional Japanese Acupuncture, used for Pain Control, Concussion, Face and Body Rejuvenation
15 Aug 2018 NCSAAM Business and Pleasure Social
15 Jul 2018 The Basics of VA and Private Insurance Billing
02 Jun 2018 Micro-Current in Acupuncture Practice
20 May 2018 Ishizaka Ryu Traditional Japanese Acupuncture, used for Pain Control, Concussion, Face and Body Rejuvenation
05 May 2018 NCSAAM Annual Membership Meeting
05 May 2018 Lunch options for May 6
05 May 2018 Lunch options for May 5
05 May 2018 Yuan Qi Acupuncture for Pain
08 Apr 2018 Intro to Biomedical Functional Nutrition to Enhance TCM
11 Nov 2017 Your Gut Is Your Center of Your Universe: Healing The Microbiome
10 Sep 2017 Face Rejuvenation with Acupuncture and Herbs
26 Aug 2017 Introduction to Jing Fang Classical Herbal Theory
17 Jun 2017 Distal Point Protocols for Breast Congestion
04 Jun 2017 Face Rejuvenation with Acupuncture and Herbs
27 May 2017 A Concise Introduction to Medical Qigong
30 Apr 2017 Annual Member Meeting
29 Apr 2017 Traditional Pulse Diagnosis for Contemporary Practice
02 Apr 2017 Pain Relief Through Ishizaka Ryu Japanese Acupuncture
25 Mar 2017 Ishizaka Ryu Basic Training
05 Mar 2017 Ishizaka Ryu Basic Training
11 Feb 2017 TCM Treatment Strategies for Common Headache/All About Back and Knee Pain
05 Feb 2017 Treating Our Nation's Veterans: Opioid Use, VA Credentialing and Billing
15 Jan 2017 Treating Our Nation's Veterans: Opioid Use, VA Credentialing and Billing
29 Oct 2016 Walk A Thon
23 Oct 2016 Ishizaka Ryu Basic Training
15 Oct 2016 Opioids Detox and TCM
13 Oct 2016 Nutrition and Acupuncture
28 Sep 2016 Charlotte Political Action Meeting
25 Sep 2016 Stressed Out People: Two Common Patterns Seen in the Clinic
21 Sep 2016 Triad Political Action Meeting
15 Sep 2016 Beach Political Action Meeting
11 Sep 2016 Low Back Pain and TCM
11 Sep 2016 Charlotte Political Action Meeting
18 Jun 2016 Introduction to Jing Fang Classical Herbal Theory
04 Jun 2016 Treating Unexplained Fertility with TCM
14 May 2016 Annual Member Meeting
14 May 2016 NCAAOM Annual Symposium: Chronic Liver Disease & Cancer Support
13 May 2016 Asheville Political Action Meeting
02 May 2016 Triangle Political Action Meeting
24 Apr 2016 Basic Training in Ishizaka Ryu
28 Mar 2016 San Jiao Energetics: How it Works from Beginning to End
21 Feb 2016 Nutrition, Herbs, and Acupuncture for Pain
20 Feb 2016 The NCCAOM Safety and Ethics Course
13 Feb 2016 Acupuncture in the Treatment of Breast Pathology

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