The AAMA Education Committee has been tasked with not only developing continuing education activities, but in formats that may allow members more access to education opportunities.

The American Academy of Medical Acupuncture is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Earning credits is as easy as reviewing the course material and receiving a passing grade from an online quiz and upon completion passing you will receive 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

To access the journal articles, videos and webinar recordings you must login to your member account. Once in the Member Portal, look under Education.

To obtain CME credits if you are not a member

If you are not currently an AAMA member, but are interested in obtaining CME credits, all journal articles, videos and webinar recordings are available for purchase.  Contact info@medicalacupuncture.org and you will be given access to the checkout process.

CME OPTIONS

Below is the list of webinar recordings eligible for purchase and CME credit.

You will need to login to your member account in order to watch the videos and complete the accompanying quizzes to receive CME credit.

Available Webinar Recordings for CME

    2021

    Perioperative Acupuncture Program: Tips, Tricks, and Lessons Learned
    Recording originally presented August 11, 2021
    Presented by Stephanie Cheng, MD, DABMA

    One Needle Technique (ONT) Below the Diaphragm, PLUS
    Recording originally presented July 7, 2021
    Presented by Mitchell Elkiss, DO, FAAMA

    Acupuncture for the Knee: All the Information You Knee’d to be Able to Knee’dle it Right webinar
    Recording originally presented February 24, 2021
    Presented by: Jason Oreskovich, DO, DABMA and Kendra Unger, MD, FAAMA

    Medical Acupuncture in the Practice of Integrative Neurology webinar
    Recording originally presented January 27, 2021
    Presented by: Mitchell Elkiss, DO, FAAMA

    Auricular Acupuncture in Sleep Disorders webinar
    Recording originally presented on January 13, 2021
    Presented by: Gary Stanton, MD, DABMA

     

    2020

    The Japanese Perspective on Chinese Medicine webinar
    Recording originally presented December 9, 2020
    Presented by: Butch Levy, MD

    Acupuncture in the Treatment of Post-concussion Syndrome webinar
    Recording originally presented November 18, 2020
    Presented by: Ayla Wolf, DAOM, LAc

    Acupuncture and Chronic Pain: Combining TCM & Biomechanics to Optimize Outcomes webinar
    Recording originally presented October 28, 2020
    Presented by: Peter Dorsher, MSc, MD

    How to Successfully Expand and Energize Your Medical Acupuncture Practice Series – Lead a Productive Business webinar
    Recording originally presented October 14, 2020
    Presented by: Nick Kouchis, MD, DABMA

    How to Successfully Expand and Energize Your Medical Acupuncture Practice Series – Establish & Promote Effective Acupuncture Services webinar
    Recording originally presented October 7, 2020
    Presented by: Nick Kouchis, MD, DABMA

    How to Successfully Expand and Energize Your Medical Acupuncture Practice Series – Plan for Success webinar
    Recording originally presented September 23, 2020
    Presented by: Nick Kouchis, MD, DABMA

    Advanced Curious Points for Treating Mental Illness webinar
    Recording originally presented September 16, 2020
    Presented by: Susie Hayes, MS, LAc

    Advanced Acupuncture to Promote Mental Well-Being webinar
    Recording originally presented August 26, 2020
    Presented by: Susie Hayes, MS, LAc

    We Carry the Weight of the World on Our Shoulders: An Acupuncture Guide to Common Shoulder Complaints webinar
    Recording originally presented July 29, 2020
    Presented by: Kendra Unger, MD, FAAMA and Jason Oreskovich, DO, DABMA

    COVID-19 Rapid De-Stress Protocol webinar
    Recording originally presented July 15, 2020
    Presented by: Mitch Elkiss, DO, FAAMA; David Groopman, MD, FAAMA; Nick Kouchis, MD, DABMA; Ali Safayan, MD

    An Introduction to the Evaluation and Treatment of TMJ Disorders Utilizing a Neuroanatomical Acupuncture Approach webinar
    Recording originally presented May 19, 2020
    Presented by: Rick Soordhar, B.Sc, DDS, FAACP, DFAACP, DABCP

    Forbidden Points and Other Safety Considerations in Acupuncture webinar
    Recording originally presented March 2, 2020
    Presented by: Montiel Rosenthal, MD, FAAMA

     

    2019

    The Role of Acupuncture in the Opioid Crisis: A 4-Part Webinar Series
    Presented by Edward Lee, MD, FAAMA

    • Part 1 – “Brain Disease” vs. Learning: How Pain, Trauma and Addiction Affect the Brain
      Recording originally presented March 14, 2019
    • Part 2 – Beyond Pain Clinics and 12 Steps: New Paradigms of Pain and Addiction
      Recording originally presented May 9, 2019
    • Part 3 – Integrative Management of Opioid Withdrawal
      Recording originally presented June 13, 2019
    • Part 4 – Trauma: The Unifying Factor
      Recording originally presented July 10, 2019

     

    Eight Extraordinary Vessels and Curious Meridians: A 4-Part Webinar Series
    Presented by Butch Levy, MD

    • Part 1 – The Du Mai and Yang Qiao Mai
      Recording originally presented May 8, 2019
    • Part 2 – The Ren Mai and Yin Qiao Mai
      Recording originally presented June 5, 2019
    • Part 3 – The Dai Mai and Yang Wei Mai
      Recording originally presented June 26, 2019
    • Part 4 – The Chong Mai and Yin Wei Mai
      Recording originally presented July 24, 2019

     

    2018

    Treatment of Migraine and Tension Headache with Neuroanatomic Osteopathic Acupuncture webinar
    Recording originally presented December 10, 2018
    Presented by: Narda Robinson, DO, DVM, FAAMA

    The Eight Extraordinary Vessels and Their Clinical Application webinar
    Recording originally presented October 17, 2018
    Presented by: Butch Levy, MD

     

    2017

    Talking to Our Colleagues in Modern Medicine About Acupuncture webinar
    Recording originally presented December 7, 2017
    Presented by: Thomas Burgoon, MD

Below is the list of Medical Acupuncture journal articles selected for review and eligible for CME credit.

You will need to login to your member account in order to review the articles and complete the accompanying quizzes to receive FREE CME credit.

Available Journal Articles for CME

    2021

    Volume 33, Number 1 – February – Effect of 2-Hz Electroacupuncture Stimulation on Respiratory Function: A Randomized Controlled Trial by Kazufumi Takahashi, MSci, LAc

    Volume 33, Number 2 – April – Acupuncture for the Treatment of Itch- Literature Review and Future Perspectives by Kevin Yun Kim, Jessica Shen Tsy Wu Kim, André Wan Wen Tsai, and Wu Tu Hsing

    Volume 33, Number 3 – June – Immediate Effects of Acupuncture On Force and Delayed Onset Of Muscle Soreness by Daniele Parisotto Antonassi, Cintia L.N. Rodacki, Angélica Lodovico, Carlos Ugrinowitsch, and André Luiz Felix Rodacki

     

    2020

    Volume 32, Number 1 – February – Electro-Acupuncture to Increase Neuronal Stem Cell Growth By Genia Dubrovsky, Don Ha, Anne-Laure Thomas, Minji Zhu, John Hubacher, Tatsuo Itoh, and James C.Y. Dunn

    Volume 32, Number 2 – April – The Effect of Cathode Direct Current Electric Acupuncture Stimulus to the Proximal Anterior Part of the Lower Limbs on Heart Rate and Lumbar Blood Flow by Kiyoshi Tamai, Kenji Imai, and Tatsuya Hisajima

    Volume 32, Number 5 – October – Acupuncture for Asthma: Its Potential Significance in Clinical Practice by Ida Nurwati, Muthmainah Muthmainah, and Khairunnisa Nurul Huda

     

    2019

    Volume 31, Number 1 – February – Distinct Neuroanatomical Structures of Acupoints Kidney 1 to Kidney 8: A Cadaveric Study By Melissa Lee, Ryan Longanecker, Sam Lo, and Poney Chiang

    Volume 31, Number 2 – April – A Scoping Review of Acupuncture as a Potential Intervention for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) By Heather J. Jackson, Cristina Lopez, Sarah Miller, and Barbara Engelhardt

     

    2018

    Volume 30, Number 2 – April – Neuroembryology of the Acupuncture Principal Meridians Part 3: The Head and Neck By Peter T. Dorsher, M.Sc., M.D. and Poney Chiang, PhD

    Volume 30, Number 4 – August – The Case for Local Needling in Successful Randomized Controlled Trials of Peripheral Neuropathy – A Follow-up Systematic Review By Alexandra Dimitrova, Charles Murchison and Barry Oken

    Volume 30, Number 5 – October – Challenges and Strategies for Implementing Battlefield Acupuncture in the VA – A Qualitative Study of Provider Perspectives By Stephanie L. Taylor, Karleen Giannitrapani, Princess E. Ackland, Jesse Holliday, Kavitha Reddy, David Drake, Daniel G. Federman, and Benjamin Kligler

    Volume 30, Number 6 – December – Complementary and Integrative Health Education in the Medical School Curriculum: An Interest Survey By 2d Lt Margaret E. Hasler and Jeffrey C. Leggit

     

    2017

    Volume 29, Number 1 – February – Neuroembryology of the Acupuncture Principal Meridians. Part 1: The Extremities By Peter T. Dorsher, M.Sc., M.D.

    Volume 29 – Number 2 – April – Laser Acupuncture Before and After Embryo Transfer Improves In Vitro Fertilization Outcomes: A Four-Armed Randomized Controlled Trial By Scott J. Morin, MD, John L. Frattarelli, MD, Jason M. Franasiak, MD, Caroline R. Juneau, MD, Richard T. Scott, Jr, MD, H.C.L.D.

    Volume 29, Number 3 – June – The Regulation of the Practice of Acupuncture by Physicians in the United States By Katerina Lin, MD and Cynthia Tung, MD

    Volume 29, Number 4 – August – The Manual Stimulation of Acupuncture Points in the Treatment of PTSD: A Review of Clinical EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) By Dawson Church, MD and David Feinstein, MD

    Volume 29, Number 5 – October – Acupuncture and Cutaneous Medicine: Is It Effective? By Mary van den Berg-Wolf, MD and Thomas Burgoon, MD

     

    2016

    Volume 28, Number 1 – February – The Acupuncture-affected Gene Expressions and Epigenetic Modifications in Oxidative Stress-associated Diseases By Sara Darbandi, Mahsa Darbandi, Pooneh Mokarram, Mohammad Reza Sadeghi, Ali Akbar Owji, Hamid Reza Khorram Khorshid, Baxiao Zhao, and Mahnaz Heidari

    Volume 28, Number 2 – April – Perceptions of Acupuncture and Acupressure by Anesthesia Providers By Amanda C. Faircloth, Arkadiy Dubovoy, Chuck Biddle, Diane Dodd-McCue and John F. Butterworth IV

    Volume 28, Number 3 – June – A Randomized Exploratory Study to Evaluate Two Acupuncture Methods for the Treatment of Headaches Associated with Traumatic Brain Injury  By Wayne B. Jonas, MD; Dawn M. Bellanti, MSN, CRNP; Charmagne F. Paat, BS; Courtney C. Boyd, MA; Alaine Duncan, M.Ac., L.Ac., Dipl.Ac.; Ashley Price, BS; Weimin Zhang, PhD; Louis M. French, PhD; Heechin Chae, MD

    Volume 28, Number 4 – August – Dry Needling is One Type of Acupuncture By Heming Zhu, PhD, CMD, MD, MAcu, LicAcu, and Heidi Most, MAcu, LicAcu

    Volume 28, Number 5 – October – Standards for Reporting Electro-acupuncture Parameters By John Hubacher, Michael Corradino, James Dunn, Duong Ha, and Richard C. Niemtzow, MD, PhD, MPH

    Volume 28, Number 6 – December – Study on Cerebral Blood Flow Regulatory Features of Acupuncture Stimulation at Various Acupoints By SungSik Kim, MD, Yong-Il Kim, MD, Ryong-Sik Sin, MSc, Kwang-Su Rim, MSc, Yong-Jin Pu, MSc, Kyong-Il Ri, MSc, Gon Ri, MSc, and Hyon-Suk Kim, MSc

     

    2015

    Volume 27, Number 4 – August – Long-Lasting Reduction of Blood Pressure by Electroacupuncture in Patients with Hypertension: Randomized Controlled Trial By Peng Li, MD, Stephanie C. Tjen-A-Looi, PhD, Ling Cheng, MD, Dongmei Liu, MD, Jeannette Painovich, DAOM, Sivarama Vinjamury, MAOM, and John C Longhurst, MD, PhD

    Volume 27, Number 6 – December – A Review of Acupuncture for the Prevention and Treatment of Pediatric Perioperative Conditions By Christine Stanley Martin

Below is the list of video recordings from prior Symposia selected for review and eligible for CME credit.

You will need to login to your member account in order to watch the videos and complete the accompanying quizzes to receive FREE CME credit.

Available Videos for CME

    2017 Symposium – Pittsburgh, PA

    Acupuncture and Immunomodulation – Presented by Nadia Volf, MD, PhD & Leonid Ferdman, MD

    Acupuncture Clinical Trials in Pain Management – Role of Electroacupuncture – Presented by Jiang-Ti Kong, MD, DABMA

    Neuroimaging Acupuncture Effects for Neuropathic Pain – Presented by Vitaly Napadow, PhD, LAc

    Pediatrics and The Five Phases of Attention Deficit Disorder – Presented by Stephen Cowan, MD

     

    2016 Symposium – Anaheim, CA

    Acupuncture, Connective Tissue, and Peripheral Sensory Modulation – Presented by Helene Langevin, MD

    Acupuncture Points and Channels: An Anatomic Journey – Presented by Narda Robinson, DO, DVM, MS, FAAMA

    Auricular Causative Diagnosis – Finding the Root of the Disease – Presented by Nadia Volf, MD, PhD

    Integrative Theory of the Five Phases – Presented by David Miller, MD, LAc

    Laser Acupuncture: A Neuromodulatory and Regenerative Treatment – Presented by Peter Dorsher, MD, MSc

    Somatoautonomic Pathways Regulating Acupuncture Effects in the Gastrointestinal Tract – Presented by Toku Takahashi, MD, PhD

     

    2015 Symposium – St. Louis, MO

    Acupuncture for Chronic Pain – Definitive Evidence on the Placebo Question – Presented by Hugh MacPherson, PhD

    Auricular Acupuncture After Adult Tonsillectomy – Presented by Anil Shah, MD, DABMA

    Bridging Ancient and Modern Sciences in the 21st Century – Presented by Edward Neal, MD, LAc

    Shonishin: Japanese Style Acupuncture for Pediatric Patient – Presented by Thomas Wernicke, MD

    The Yellow Emperor Learns the Krebs Cycle: The intersection of Medical Acupuncture and Functional Medicine – Presented by
    Steve Amoils, MD and Claudia Harsh, MD

     

    2014 Symposium – Denver, CO

    Acupuncture for Psychiatric Disorders – Presented by Glenn Rothfeld, MD, FAAMA

    Evidence Based Medicine: Comparative Neuroanatomical Investigation of Acupuncture – Presented by Narda Robinson, DO, DVM,
    MS, FAAMA

    French Auricular Acupuncture for Neurological Disorders – Presented by Gary Stanton, MD, DABMA

    Integrating Functional Medicine with Medical Acupuncture – Presented by Jay Sandweiss, DO, FAAMA

     

    2013 Symposium – Baltimore, MD

    Structural Acupuncture: A Japanese Palpation Based System Clues to an Expanded View of Somatovisceral Homeostasis – Presented
    by Joseph Audette, MA, MD

     

    2012 Symposium – Atlanta, GA

    Acupuncture in the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – Presented by Walburg Maric-Oehler, MD

    Acupuncture Reduces Tonsillectomy Pain – A Prospective Randomized Trial Preliminary Report – Presented by James W. Ochi, MD

    Evidence of Trigger Point Acupuncture: An Overview – Presented by Dominik Irnich, MD

    Medical Acupuncture from Physical to Spiritual Practice – Presented by Stephen Aung, MD, OMD, PhD

    Science of Acupuncture: Current Research – Presented by Rick Harris, MD