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Chiropractic Acupuncture Certificate


$1620 Full Program Discount (save $270)
or $270 per session

Sat 9am-6pm
Sun 8am-4pm
(1 hr lunch on your own each day)

This course is taught by a chiropractor and licensed acupuncturist specifically to fit the needs of chiropractors. Both theoretical and practical clinical skills will be taught, giving you techniques to help you treat even the most difficult musculoskeletal problems. The information presented will also help prepare you for the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NCBE) acupuncture exam which is required in some states for chiropractors to practice acupuncture.

About the Instructor

Peter Lichtenstein, DC, CCSP, LAc - email link

Course Description

***Schedule is subject to change without notice ***

Required Text - Included in Tuition:

  • Medical Asepsis for Acupuncturists (Safety Course Handout), by John Pirog
  • Chiropractic Acupuncture Theory and Clinical Notes, by Peter Lichtenstein

Required Text - purchase at NWHSU Bookstore:

  • Foundations of Chinese Medince: A Comprehensive Text for Acupuncturists and Herbalists, 2nd Edition, By Giovanni Maciocia
  • A Manual of Acupuncture, by Peter Deadman
  • Clean Needle Technique Manual for Acupuncturists -- Guidelines and Standards for the Clean and Safe Clinical Practice of Acupuncture, 5th Edition, published by the National Acupuncture Foundation.

Recommended Equipment: Each student should purchase fundamentals needed for this course and the practice of acupuncture in a chiropractic setting.

  • Sieren Needles: 1 box .20mm X 30mm long AND 1 box .20mm X 40mm long
  • Ito or another brand of needle (Natural, etc.) with a metal handle .20mm X 3 inches long
  • Ito or another brand of needle (Natural, etc.) with a metal handle .20mm X 40mm long
  • 1 Box Bleeding Lancets
  • 1 Box Ear Seeds
  • 1 Box Press Needles
  • 1 Chinese soupspoon (cermaic Preferred)
  • Smokeless Moxa (stick moxa)
  • Moxa Remover
  • 5-6 clothespins (spring type)
  • 1" Paper Tape
  • Japanese incense (as thick as possible)
  • Propane Fuel Cigar Lighter (can be purchased at any cigar store $5-$30)
  • (Not required for class) Electro-Acupuncture Machine(from $125-$500) Note: The Japanese and American made machines are the best, but the most expensive. The Chinese machines are inexpensive and also work fine but sometimes they will surge which can be an unpleasant experience for your patient. Quality control in China is suspect.



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