About Battlefield Acupuncture
Battlefield Acupuncture is an Auricular Therapy (Ear acupuncture) protocol that was invented by Dr. Richard Niemtzow MD. He came up with the name Battlefield Acupuncture for the simple reason that it could be used on the battlefield when it was not advisable to use western pain medications.
The Battlefield Acupuncture Protocol uses French acupuncture needles called ASP® needles.
The ASP® needle (Semi-Permanent Needle, “A” is for Aiguille, meaning needle in French) comes in three kinds of metals. 90% of the time the gold ones are used for the Battlefield Acupuncture protocol. The other metal types are stainless steel and titanium.
They are single use needles that can stay in the ear for a few days. The Battlefield Acupuncture protocol can provide relief after your patients leave your clinic and for days afterwards.
When these needles are inserted into the Battlefield Acupuncture points (we call them zones now) they will have an incredible effect on your patient’s condition. These points/zones when used in a pattern can not only relieve pain, but many other conditions as well. A question that is often asked is, “Can I use other needles and not the ASPs®?”
Yes you can, but your results will be limited at best and you will most likely not achieve any results.
The ASP® needles are designed to stay in the ear for up to a few days. It is my experience and my colleagues’ that although there are other semi-permanent needles out there, the ASP® needles work the best. It is hypothesized that the needles send a message right to the healing center in the brain to correct that patient’s pathology. With the needles being retained in the ear, communication is continued to the areas in the brain which correct imbalance in the patient’s pathology and create a healing process. The true reason why these needles and points works is still open for debate. The fact that this protocol works is not even debatable!
Outline of Seminar
- An overview of Auricular Therapy
- Origins/history of Battlefield Acupuncture (BFA)
- Hands on practice to include point location, needle insertion
- Clinical demonstration and treatments in class
- Pre and post care of auricular therapy treatments
- What do piercings mean & how do they help you treat?
- Location of clinical affected points
- Treatment conditions suitable for BFA
- Overall health benefits associated with BFA
- Psycho social benefits of BFA treatments
- How to use a patient’s innate ability to help you help them
- Clinical Pearls to enhance your practice
- 8:30 am check in and registration opens
- 9:00 am the seminar begins
- 10:30 am we 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 5:30 pm discussion on the day’s treatments and results followed by Q&A. If time permits, we will cover some of our clinical pearls from our free online book.
- 5:30 pm the seminar ends. Please feel free to stay after class to ask us any questions you may have.
Sponsored by PIHMA Acupuncture College
Date: July 28th – 29th 2018
Approved for 15 NCCAOM PDA
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