• Presented By

    Richard Niemtzow, MD, PhD, MPH


1-Hour Live Webcast

Wednesday, February 7, 2024
8:00 pm ET, 7:00 pm CT, 5:00 pm PT


Full presentation and then panel discussion of multipolar static magnets in the acupuncture clinic.


Rapid Electroacupuncture (EA) to Treat Long Haul COVID-19 Ansomia and Ageusia by stimulating ST-43 bilaterally. The EA presentation will occur first. At the conclusion of the EA technique explanation, there will be a round table discussion based on the published article, “Acupuncture and Static Multipolar Magnets: An Emerging Attraction?” with Arnyce R. Pock, Richard C. Niemtzow, Songxuan Zhou Niemtzow, and Erik Koda.

Learning objectives

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

  • Describe the waveform patterns of the electroacupuncture used to stimulate ST-43.
  • Define what multipolar static magnets are and their contraindications.
  • Describe the physiological effects of multipolar static magnets on living cells and electrokinetics.
  • Discuss how to use multipolar static magnets for acute and chronic pain treatment.

Richard Niemtzow, MD, PhD, MPH

Dr. Niemtzow is a graduate of the Faculte de Medecine, Universite de Montpellier, France 1976 and completed a residency in radiation oncology at the University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, Texas 1980. Graduate of the UCLA /Helms Medical Acupuncture Course in 1995. He has been practicing medicine for over 41 years. Currently the Director of the Air Force Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine Center, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.

Dr. Niemtzow is considered the father of medical acupuncture in the Armed Forces. He started the acupuncture movement and clinics in the Army, Navy and Air Force. He is responsible for initiating the first fulltime acupuncture clinic in the Armed Forces that today is the Air Force Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine Center at Joint Base Andrews.

Editor in Chief of the journal Medical Acupuncture for over 25 years and Senior Military Editor of the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine for over 12 years. Former President of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture and the Maryland Medical Acupuncture Society.

Military Service: Retired from the United States Air Force in April 2010 obtaining the rank of Colonel after almost 30 years of active duty service. Numerous military command positions. First full time medical acupuncturist in the Armed Forces. Currently is the Consultant for Integrative Medicine for the United States Air Force Surgeon General. He was the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs’ representative to the National Institutes of Health, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health Advisory Council from 2004 to 2017. Organizer of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sino-American Military Acupuncture Meeting (Beijing 2012 – USU 2014 – Beijing 2015 – Hawaii 2016). Senior Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the 2018 Sino-American Military Acupuncture Symposium-endorsed by President Obama and Chairman Xi Jinping. Represented the United States Air Force as a NATO committee member on Integrative Medicine. Assistant Professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Numerous publications, lectures and research activities. Was the “Point of Contact,” Moderator and Co-Author of a $5.4 million Army, Navy, Air Force and Veterans Administration Joint Incentive Fund to teach Battlefield Acupuncture (Niemtzow). This project finished August 2016. Currently the Air Force Surgeon General will expand Battlefield Acupuncture into all Air Force Medical Facilities (73) and introduce Integrative Medicine. Dr. Niemtzow is the SME and consultant for this expansion. Dr. Niemtzow is the designer of many acupuncture techniques such as Battlefield Acupuncture, dry mouth resolution in cancer head and neck patients, a concussion headache protocol and acupuncture for degenerative retinal disease (phase 3 study). His acupuncture techniques are used internationally. Currently has an acupuncture PTSD clinical trial at 2 US Air Force performance sites.


Erik Koda, MD, MPH, FAAFP, has been a family practitioner over 26 years and has been fully incorporating medical acupuncture into his family practice for over 11 years.  He has been published in 8 international medical journals and is on the editorial board of Medical Acupuncture.  He currently spends half of his time in the Air Force Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine Center and the other half in the primary care Banholzer Clinic at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.

Dr. Songxuan Zhou Niemtzow is on staff at the United States Air Force Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine Center, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. Dr. Zhou Niemtzow graduated from Yunnan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Yunnan Province, China and received a MD degree with a specialty in Traditional Chinese Medicine. After doing an internship, residency, and advanced training in acupuncture, she was engaged in private acupuncture practice in Beijing for 5 years before coming to the United States. She is licensed in Maryland as a LAc. Dr. Zhou Niemtzow was Co-Principal Investigator of an IRB approved clinical study-Rapid Acupuncture for PTSD at the United States Air Force Joint Base Andrews. Dr. Zhou Niemtzow has published articles dealing with acupuncture.

Col (ret)/ Arnyce Pock, MD, MHPE, MACP is a board-certified Internist who completed a 30-year active-duty career in the U.S. Air Force.  An experienced military-medical acupuncturist, she currently serves as the Associate Dean for Curriculum at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (aka the nation’s only military-medical school), where she is also a Professor within the Department of Medicine.

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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

Richard Niemtzow, MD, PhD, MPH has indicated no real or apparent conflicts.

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

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