Integrative Acupuncture Physical Medicine (2)

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  • 250 Continuing Education Units pending with California Acupuncture Board.
  • Basic Certification on completion of Year 1 (Spine & Extremities: 136 hours)
  • Advanced Certification on completion of Year 2 (Advanced Studies: 114 hours) + labs, observation hours, and pasage of certification exam.
  • Module 1 will be held on March 7-8, 2015, and is limited to 20 participants–view class schedule and register now to reserve your place!

“I can’t tell you how much information I use every day from your classes.” Raina Ferran, L.Ac.

“My success in my career is due in large part to what I have learned from Mr. Von der Muhll’s teaching.” Rose Mulhearn, L.Ac.

Overview of Course Content:

  • Hands-on, practical and advanced clinical training in integrative, East-West evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of injuries and pain conditions of the head, spine and extremities with traditional and modern acupuncture/dry needling, electro-acupuncture, cupping, gua sha, tui na, and other modalities.
  • Diagnosis and treatment of chronic/systemic pain and inflammation and related mood, sleep, and weight disorders with herbal, dietary, acupuncture and exercise therapies.

  • Recognition and management of urgent/serious medical conditions.
  • Building referral relationships and working in multi-disciplinary medical settings through development of professional and practice management skills and abilities.

Program Features:

  • Weekend modules allow for selective and self-paced learning.
  • Hands-on seminars are followed by review/practicum modules for retention/application of material.
  • On-line discussion forums and training materials allow access to help with difficult cases and practice management issues, and support self-directed and peer-to-peer learning.
  • Advanced Certification in Integrative Acupuncture Physical Medicine on completion of all didactic courses, review/practicums, and labs (250 hours), observation hours (50), case reporting requirements, and written/practical exam.

Course Descriptions

Year 1 (2015): Evaluation, Diagnosis and Treatment of the Spine and Extremities (Basic Certification: 136 hours)

Year 2 (2016): Advanced Studies (Advanced Certification: 114 hours)


Urgent, Chronic and Systemic Pain 

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Research

Practice Management and Medical Communications

All classes (except Module 15: Cadaver/Anatomy Lab) will be held at 200 Seventh Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062.

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Head Instructor Anthony Von der Muhll L.Ac., DNBAO, FAAPM specializes in sports injuries and orthopedic and pain conditions. He was Licensed as an Acupuncturist in 2003, and was the first graduate of Five Branches University’s’ Integrative Sports Medicine program. He has served as a Clinical Instructor and Associate Professor at the Five Branches since 2005. He is also a Diplomate of the National Board of Acupuncture Orthopedics, a Fellow of the American Academy of Pain Management, and certified as a Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine. He has over 12 years of clinical experience as a sports massage therapist, physical therapy aide, athletic training assistant, and licensed acupuncturist in multi-disciplinary clinics, including SpineMed Associates and the PRIME Pain Medicine Institute. He has also served as an Expert Witness for the California Acupuncture Board (CAB) and in civil malpractice litigation. He is an approved by the CAB as a provider for Continuing Education (Provider #1225)

Guest Instructors will be announced as they are confirmed for special topics.


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Phone: (800) 499-1438