Core Refresher

The AAMA’s new one-day CORE REFRESHER focuses on the fundamental principles of medical acupuncture.

The overall objectives of the Core Fresher are for a participant to be able to:

  • Discuss the core principles of medical acupuncture
  • Identify point locations relevant to the core principles
  • Present clinical cases utilizing core material

Registration fee $295

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Medical acupuncture is a collection of diverse practices and principles. The Core Refresher is designed to be a stand-alone summary of the core principles with which a contemporary physician practicing medical acupuncture should be familiar. While the Medical Acupuncture Review Course does a deep dive into each of the core areas, the Core Refresher provides an interactive, hands-on broad strokes reminder/update utilizing clinical case presentations, as well as relevant point locations and their specific applications, to illustrate core principles.

Who should attend the Review Course?

This course is intended for physicians who have completed a formal training program in medical acupuncture of 300+ hours and/or those who have obtained equivalent training through other means and have one+ years of experience in the clinical use of medical acupuncture. It is designed to be a complement/supplement to the Medical Acupuncture Review Course to cement fundamental principles with concentration on point locations and applications. As a stand-alone course, it is also helpful to physicians who obtained their training some time ago and want/need to brush up on their understanding of the components and techniques of acupuncture.


The American Academy of Medical Acupuncture® (AAMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Academy of Medical Acupuncture® designates this blended (virtual & live discussion) education activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

2023 Course Organization

The following core areas will be highlighted in this one-day course:

  • Scientific Basis/Neuroanatomic
  • Microsystems (Auricular, Scalp, Hand, Hara)
  • Energetics/Circulation of Qi
  • Five Phases/Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

For each section, there will be discussion of the principles, relevant point location exercises, and case presentations/discussions involving the core principles.


Wednesday, April 12, 2023
8:00 am – 5:30 pm

Continental breakfast will be provided along with am/pm
refreshment breaks. Lunch will be on your own.