• Presented By

    Donna Pittman, MD, FAAMA


1-Hour Live Webcast

Wednesday, August 30, 2023
8:00 pm EDT, 7:00 pm CDT, 5:00 pm PDT


Complications that can occur from improper needling around the eye and central nervous system.


An adverse event is a harmful or negative outcome that may happen when a patient has been provided medical care. One in ten acupuncture patients will experience an adverse event. This presentation will focus on injuries that can happen due to improper needling of points around the eye and near the central nervous system. Local anatomy and correct needling instructions will be given for acupuncture points which have a greater possibility of incurring an adverse event.

Learning objectives

At the conclusion of this LIVE webcast physician participants will be able to:

  • Define an adverse event.
  • Describe common and rare adverse events due to acupuncture.
  • Identify acupuncture points around the eye and apply safe insertion techniques.
  • Identify points at the posterior neck and spine and apply safe insertion techniques.

Donna Pittman, MD, FAAMA

Dr. Pittman is a board-certified in family physician. She is a senior preceptor with Helms Medical Institute and was assistant administrator of the Medical Acupuncture for Physicians course. She is currently serves as president of the AAMA and is on the legislative and membership committees.

To Register

The fee to participate in this LIVE activity is $40/members and $70/non-members per webcast.

Use the button below to register/pay for the LIVE presentation.

Once paid, access instructions will be emailed to participant. At the conclusion of the LIVE activity, an evaluation/survey must be completed with attestation of credit/participation. Certificate of completion will be emailed when completed evaluation/survey is completed.


The American Academy of Medical Acupuncture is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The AAMA designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement

Donna Pittman, MD, FAAMA has indicated no real or apparent conflicts.

The reviewers and activity planners have no financial relationships to disclose.

Disclosure Policy

AAMA must ensure that anyone who is in a position to control the content of the education activity has disclosed all financial relationships that you have had in the past 24 months (even if now ended) with ineligible companies. We define ineligible companies as those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.