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Quickly delivering rapid pain relief with minimal side effects can have great advantages in all clinical arenas. This practical, hands-on workshop is designed to teach non-acupunturist providers* (physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and dentists) a simple and highly effective protocol to reduce pain utilizing auricular acupuncture. Students will learn to place indwelling needles in five specific points on each ear and leave the course confident to immediately utilize this technique in their practice. Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a credentialing letter which will allow them to add Battlefield Acupuncture to their credentials profile in the DoD and VA systems.
*This workshop is open to anyone interested. However, being trained alone does not allow you to practice. You then need to get credentials from the hospital or clinic where you work.
BFA is a program of the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs. The educational materials were developed and are maintained by the Air Force Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine Center at Joint Base Andrews under the supervision of Col (ret) Dr. Richard Niemtzow, who invented the procedure.
Date: August 14, 2019
12-1pm: Networking Hour
1-5pm BFA Workshop
Location: USO - Warrior & Family Center at Bethesda - Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Col (ret) Lewis Hofmann, MD; Col (ret) Arnyce Pock, MD; COL (ret) Jeff Leggit, MD; Col (ret) Steve Burns, MD
NSA Bethesda Shuttle & Building Map
Gate & Parking Information
Attendees are responsible for their own base access and parking.