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  • 13 Nov 2019 1:50 PM | Charissa Haines (Administrator)

    Advanced Constitutional

    Facial Acupuncture™

    A 4-day Certification Series

    featuring:

    Mary Elizabeth Wakefield, L. Ac., M. S., M. M.; and

    Diana Horowitz, L. Ac., Certified Teacher (4 Corners Area)


    March 20-23, 2020


    Southwest Acupuncture College, Boulder, CO

    9:30 am – 6 :30 pm

    30 CEs/PDAs (CA/NCCAOM; pre-approved)


    Join these innovators in the field.  Mary Elizabeth Wakefield is the creator of 20 different seminars, which have established her reputation worldwide.  Diana Horowitz, facial rejuvenation acupuncture specialist in Denver, CO, is a graduate of Ms. Wakefield’s GOLD STANDARD FACIAL ACUPUNCTURE® Certification Program and co-creator of the Integrative Microneedling for Acupuncturists seminar. 





    Tuition:

    Early bird: practitioners/students (ends December 2, 2019):

    $700 ($670 + $30)/$500 ($470 + $30)

    Regular/Late Registration:

    Practitioners: $830 ($800 + $30); after 2/3/20, $930 ($900 + $30)

    Students: $630 ($600 + $30); after 2/3/20, $730 ($700 + $30)

    15% discount for current advanced SWAC students (off regular rate)

    10% discount for SWAC alumni and members of the
    Acupuncture Association of Colorado (off regular rate)

    Additional discount granted for registering for this Advanced Constitutional Facial Acupuncture Seminar AND the Vibrational Acupuncture Seminar held on March 13th-16th, 2020 in the NW Denver area. Contact MichelAngelo for details at chi.akra@gmail.comwww.facialacupuncture-wakefieldtechnique.com; 888-652-5550/646-647-5646


    Register online now at:

     http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=l98e8qcab&oeidk=a07egpjh51f6970e95a; or https://tinyurl.com/yyajen7b


    Contact Chi-Akra Center for Ageless Aging with questions about seminar content: chi.akra@gmail.comwww.facialacupuncture-wakefieldtechnique.com, and more information about Mary Elizabeth; 888-652-5550/646-647-5646

    This 4-day certification series presents the "core" facial acupuncture treatment protocols of the Somatic level of The Wakefield Technique™, utilizing 2 different acu-muscle facial needling techniques that are highly effective, supported by a wealth of constitutional treatment protocols, and a topical herbal protocol that will enhance the results of the facial needling.

    The certification series is comprised of the following two modules:

    *     Foundations of Constitutional Facial Acupuncture Renewal, 20-21 March

    *     Advanced Constitutional Facial Acupuncture Renewal, 22-23 March


    Module 1: participants will learn the following:


    *     A safe painless approach to facial acupuncture

    *     Benefits/contraindications

    *     Lavier’s gentle facial acu-muscle techniques

    *     An introduction to facial motor points (for sagging neck, jowls)

    *     Eight Extraordinary meridians

    *     A full topical Chinese herbal protocol

     
    Module 2: participants will learn the following:

    *     The energetics of the face

    *     Functions and treatment of 21 facial motor points

    *     5 Element pathology and constitutional needling protocols

    *     Japanese scar therapy

    *     A full topical Chinese herbal protocol

    *     Plus new advanced techniques (TBA)!!


    The Instructors will demonstrate the protocols, and participants will give and receive treatments under supervision (wear comfortable clothing).  Note:  These treatments are very comprehensive and, in addition to offering highly effective Facial Renewal approaches, can be used in the treatment of Bell's palsy, TMJ, stroke and post-operative neuropathies, etc.

    Materials Fee: $30 is to be paid directly to the Instructors for complimentary needles, all supplies, creation and maintenance of a listing in an online Referrals database, and generation of a PDF certificate of completion;  fee is included with online registration.

    *Note: “Advanced students” do not include doctoral candidates, those individuals who have already graduated from acupuncture school, already taken their Boards, or are waiting for results of the same and their license, or who are already licensed practitioners.

    Included in the seminar: handouts (booklet), Seirin needles from Lhasa OMS, Chinese herbs, essential oils, creams, jade rollers, etc., used in the treatments, CEs/PDAs.  An online referrals listing will also be created. 

    Cancellation Policy: Cancellation requests must be made in writing no later than 4 weeks prior to the seminar; a refund in full will be granted, a less a $50 processing fee.  No refunds will be granted after that date; participants who fail to attend after registration, i.e., no-shows, will not receive a refund. Any cancellations after 20 February 2020 are subject to conditions of force majeure, i.e., act of God, and our interpretation of the same. If the seminar is cancelled by the sponsors, full tuition will be refunded.


  • 13 Nov 2019 1:34 PM | Charissa Haines (Administrator)


    March 13-16, 2020

    The Common House

    4700 W 37th Avenue, Denver, CO

    9:30 am – 6 :30 pm

    30 NCCAOM PDAs/CA CE’s pre-approved 


    Vibrational Acupuncture™:
    Integrating Tuning Forks With Needles

    featuring:

    Mary Elizabeth Wakefield, L. Ac., M. S., M. M.

    MichelAngelo, M. F. A., C. T. M.

    Learn these cutting edge protocols in a beautiful boutique setting; only 10 participants will be accepted.  Open to all healthcare professionals – acupuncturists, sound therapists, nurses, doctors, massage and cranio-sacral therapists, etc.  Only licensed acupuncturists/acupuncture students will be permitted to insert needles.  Non-acupuncturists will be permitted to use Japanese Tei-Shin probes and tuning forks. 


    Tuition: All 4 days; no exceptions)

    “Very Early Bird” discount; paid by 12/2/19
    Practitioners: $700 ($670 + $30)/Students*: ($500 ($470 + $30)

    Regular/Late Registration:
    Practitioners: $830 ($800 + $30); after 2/3/20: $930 ($900 + $30)
    Students: $630 ($600 + $30); after 2/3/20: $730 ($700 + $30)

    *10% discount for members of the Acupuncture Association of Colorado (off regular rate); contact MichelAngelo at chi.akra@gmail.com for the appropriate codes.

    Register online now at:

    http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=l98e8qcab&oeidk=a07egpjjrox292b860d; or https://tinyurl.com/y3f4gcel

     

    Contact Chi-Akra Center for Ageless Aging with questions about seminar content and to register: chi.akra@gmail.comwww.facialacupuncture-wakefieldtechnique.com; 888-652-5550/646-647-5646

    Please note: Registration through our online web site requires payment in full via PayPal or another payment portal; for alternative offline payments (Visa/MC preferred), please contact MichelAngelo directly at chi.akra@gmail.com.  All payments must be made in full no later than 1 month prior to the first day of the event; registration must be made on a timely basis to secure the discounted rates.

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    An exciting new seminar, based on our recently released book from Singing Dragon UK (Hachette): 


    This innovative certification series introduces the use of Acutonics® precision calibrated Ohm tuning forks in conjunction with acupuncture needling on the points/meridians of face/body.  The synergy of sound and acupuncture is relaxing, clinically effective, and useful for treating sensitive people suffering from PTSD and abuse issues.  Synergizing the use of TCM principles with vibrational sound medicine balances, supports and revitalizes face and body!

    Included in the seminar:

    *     Integrating needles and tuning forks into your practice

    *     How to use tuning forks, needles and/or Japanese Tei-Shin probes in a treatment

    *     Benefits/contraindications of acupuncture/sound

    *     The qualities and usage of Acutonics® Ohm Earth tuning forks

    *     Sacred geometry treatments for the Eight Extraordinary meridians

    *     How to treat TMJ with sound/needles, using motor/trigger and “ashi” points

    *     Protocols for lifting/toning a sagging neck (platysma muscle)

    *     Vibrationally balancing the twin hemispheres of the brain

    *     Treatments (topical/internal) using gem elixirs, essential oils/hydrosols, organic creams/cleansers, and other herbal remedies

    *     A full constitutional protocol integrating tuning forks & needles


    Please note: those practitioners that own Ohm tuning forks and an acuvator should bring them to the seminar.  Tuning forks will be provided on site for those who do not have them, or you can order your own 1 month in advance from Chi-Akra Center for Ageless Aging at a 10% discount.  


    Included in the seminar: handouts (booklet), Seirin needles from Lhasa OMS, Chinese herbs, essential oils, creams, jade rollers, etc., used in the treatments, CEs/PDAs.  An online referrals listing will also be created.

    Cancellation Policy: Due to the boutique setting of the event, and its intimate nature, no cancellations will be accepted.  Participants will have a period of two years to make up the seminar at a location anywhere else in the world. 
    If the seminar is cancelled by the Instructors, a full refund will be granted.

    Instructor Biographies

    Mary Elizabeth Wakefield, L. Ac., M. S., M. M., is a licensed acupuncturist, Zen shiatsu and cranio-sacral therapist, opera singer, and the author of the Elsevier book, Constitutional Facial Acupuncture (2014).  She is internationally acknowledged as the leading authority in facial acupuncture, contributing significantly to globally raising awareness of facial acupuncture as a valuable and effective modality in Chinese medicine.  She is one of only two acupuncture educators ever to be awarded the title of Educator of the Year by the AAAOM.

    She has written many articles for acupuncture journals and other magazines, has been highlighted in the New York Times, among other periodicals, as well as featured on FOX, ABC, NBC, and The Discovery Channel in connection with the Diamond Acupuncture Facial™ which she created for the Academy Awards. 

    She practices acupuncture in New York City; www.facialacupuncture-wakefieldtechnique.comchi.akra@gmail.com.


    An opera singer, classical composer, pianist, astrologer, healer, diviner and writer, MichelAngelo has created a series of seminars in his system of Planetary Vibrational Medicine in which he synergizes Western medical astrology with Oriental medicine theory and practice, introducing a variety of vibrational methods of remediation (gem elixirs, tuning forks) to address constitutional balance and imbalance as it is reflected in the Western natal chart and identified through other astrological diagnostic strategies.

    He is a co-author of the Acutonics® advanced level text, From Galaxies to Cells: Planetary Science, Harmony and Medicine, to which he contributed extensive information on planetary archetypes and musical theory; www.michelangelo-medicalastrology.usplanetaryvibrationalmedicine@gmail.com.  He has also recently self-published two collections of his original astrological essays, Random Ramblings of an Astrological Autodidact (April 2019) and Miscellaneous Maunderings about the Starry Sky (October 2019).  Random Ramblings has already received several 5-star ratings on Amazon.

    MichelAngelo provides a variety of different astrological consultations both online via Skype and in person at his office in New York City.


  • 28 Sep 2019 11:40 AM | Charissa Haines (Administrator)

    What You Need to Know to Become An Effective Hospice and Palliative Care Acupuncturist, with additional Safety and Ethics options

    October 26 and 27th 9AM-6PM

    CSTCM, Denver, CO

    Discount offered to AAC participants: 10%

    Provider: Torii Black, L.Ac., R.N. Director, National Association of Hospice and Palliative Care Acupuncturists

    12 PDAs in AOM/Bio; additional 2 Safety, 2 Ethics available

    Introduces the hospice model, including cultural, physical, spiritual and emotional issues related to death and dying. Includes assessment, physical and emotional changes, and the Hospice Acupuncture protocol.

    Contact information:

    (828) 242-9934

    NAHPCA@gmail.com

    Click here to register

  • 19 Aug 2019 4:27 PM | Charissa Haines (Administrator)


    OCT 19-20, 2019 9:00 - 5:00 15 PDAs NCCAOM approved

    PARAMOUNT HEALTH DIRECTIONS
    52 MONROE ST, DENVER, CO 80206


    STUDENTS & SENIORS $195

    AAC members $ 355

    PROFESSIONALS $395

    LIVE WEBINAR OPTION
    “THE BRAIN IS THE SEA OF MARROW”-Ling Shu

    Explore optimal food, exercise, sleep and the gut-brain axis. Discover how the brain evolved & how to balance your left & right hemispheres. 

    Learn how the 5,000 yr old Chinese medical view of the brain correlates with modern neuroscience research. Experience the potential of a single neuron. Understand the importance of neurogenesis & neuroplasticity. 

    Learn cutting edge diagnostic genetic testing as well as treatment such as TMS for anxiety & depression. 

    Review dopamine, serotonin + oxytocin roles in brain health. Recall the benefits of social connectedness, acceptance & forgiveness. 

    Dr. Daniela Stamatoiu, MD and Ashley Crutchfield, LAc are passionate about sharing their integrative knowledge on brain health. 

    REGISTRATION:

    QUESTIONS 


    Click here for more information

    BRAINHEALTHflyer.pdf

  • 12 Aug 2019 10:10 PM | Charissa Haines (Administrator)

    October 11-12, 2019
    Des Moines, Iowa


     10% off for Colorado AAC members if registered on or before September 1, 2019



    Provider : Dr. Abby Miller, DACM, graduated from SWAC in Santa Fe in 2000 and PCOM in 2019. She enjoys her private practice in Des Moines, Iowa. When not treating in clinic or teaching seminars, Abby enjoys yoga, school bake sales, and traveling with her family.

    No PDA’s available for this seminar


    ACUPROFIT Decoding is an interactive seminar that shows you step by step how to maximize your practice while minimizing effort. Throughout the loaded 2 day interactive training session, we teach a repeatable process, our new patient formula that gets the “yes” to your recommended care plan. You will learn how to demonstrate your value as an acupuncture practitioner and your clinic will experience exponential growth year after year.


    Contact information

    515-277-9998

    goodhealthdsm@gmail.com

    www.ACUPROFIT.com

    ACUPROFIT Decoding is an interactive seminar that shows you step by step how to maximize your practice while minimizing effort. Throughout the loaded 2 day interactive training session, we teach a repeatable process, our new patient formula that gets the “yes” to your recommended care plan. You will learn how to demonstrate your value as an acupuncture practitioner and your clinic will experience exponential growth year after year.

    The ACUPROFIT Decoding Seminar FEATURES Include:

    • Improving Patient Retention.
    • Establishing a Supportive Staff Environment.
    • Boosting Treatment Quality and Wellness Plans.
    • How to Collect Higher Fees by Building Value.
    • Ending ‘tier’ systems and reliance on small reimbursements.
    • Persuasive Communication Techniques.
    • Gaining Freedom and Realizing the Income You Truly Want.

    The BENEFITS of attending the ACUPROFIT Decoding Seminar:

    • Offers you more TIME to enjoy the big and little things in your life that mean the most to you.
    • Offers you more MONEY. Treat your patients on your terms, your days and per your fees.
    • Offers you more ENERGY. You do not have to be exhausted anymore.
    • Offers you the ability to enjoy a sustainable lifestyle that offers WORK LIFE balance.

    This seminar is limited to 12 Acupuncturists to ensure personalized attention.

    ASNY members who register before September 1st, 2019 will receive 10% off at the time of registration.


  • 15 Jul 2019 9:09 AM | Charissa Haines (Administrator)

    Stakeholder Meetings for Sunset Review

    This past month The AAC held the first of its internal stakeholder meetings for our upcoming Sunset Review. Becky Burgess, LAc of Urban Herbs in Avon hosted a group of AAC members from the Vail Valley, Carbondale and Paonia. The AAC board was represented by President, Liz Spetnagel and the AAC lobbyist, Lara Lee Hullinghorst. Please keep an eye out for announcements of upcoming opportunites to attend a stakeholder meeting near you! We will also be hosting a meeting via ZOOM to accommodate who might not be able to make their local meeting.

    Here is some great feedback from the Colorado Acupuncture Group on Facebook from fellow practitioners who attended the stakeholder meeting in Vail Valley. 

    “Today I attended the first stakeholder meeting for the Acupuncture Association of Colorado, which was held for the practitioners in Summit through Garfield counties.

    I wanted to hop on here and encourage everyone to attend their respective stakeholder meetings. It was incredibly informative and productive.

    I received a better understanding of the importance of the upcoming Sunset Review on our Practice Act. I feel strongly that our lobbyist, Lara Lee Hullinghorst, is more than qualified. She has a thorough understanding of the political process, a strong alliance to acupuncture, and is well-connected within our legislation to make sure we are doing a better job at protecting our profession over the next 10 years.

    I was also given some tactical resources- like who I should be contacting in my area and the best way to raise awareness, issues, and garner support from local legislators.

    Please join the AAC and show your support for the folks that are voluntarily working their butts off on our behalf!! And definitely show up to your stakeholder meeting- they are listening!”

    -Becky Burgess

     I was there as well, and want to second Becky's experience. It was informative, illuminating and ultimately empowering. Most of us are very busy, so taking a couple hours away from work or recharge time can be low on your priority list. Make the time and get to know what we can and cannot expect. Every single one of us that attended got more out of it than we expected!”

    -Kellie Krasovec


     AAC Board Meetings

    Speaking of meetings, please check our website for the dates, times, agendas and call-in information for upcoming AAC Board meetings.

    June ended with Liz Spetnagel, DAOM; Mark VanOtterloo, DAOM; and Tuesday Wasserman, DACM. representing the AAC in Vermont at the Society for Acupuncture Research Conference. SAR (https://www.acupunctureresearch.org/) is an important organization for anyone interested in being aware of and participating in, the most current research around our profession. The topic of this conference, “Acupuncture Research, Health Care Policy, & Community Health...Closing the Loop”, provided extremely useful information as the AAC moves forward in our work with the Opioid and Other Addictive Substances Interim Committee this summer in Denver where we will be represented by Tuesday Wasserman, DACM.


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  • 04 Jun 2019 11:40 AM | Charissa Haines (Administrator)

    October 19th and 20th, 2019

    9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.


    Southwest Acupuncture College

    6630 Gunpark Drive

    Boulder, CO 80301


    TO REGISTER:

     www.tinyurl.com/y2fr8ec3


    Come To Learn:
    •  An eastern and western perspective to an innovative modality that is exploding in the cosmetic industry.

    • A holistic protocol for dermarolling and motorized microneedling on the face and neck.  We’ll share benefits, contraindictions, pre and post care recommendations, effective and appropriate skincare products, device comparisons, treatment strategies, safety concerns and more.

    • The legalities, insurance, scope of practice and business marketing to navigate a rapidly growing and changing field. We’ll provide all of the information you need to perform this healthy, effective and potentially lucrative specialty.

    • Due to the intensive hands-on nature of the material, we are limiting class size to 15 students, taught by Diana Horowitz, L.Ac., and assisted by Amelia Vargas, L.Ac

    14 NCCAOM CEU'S APPROVED! 

    Requirement: Basic facial rejuvenation acupuncture certification of any style. Participants who do not yet have this certification need to enroll in a Foundations of Constitutional Facial Renewal acupuncture seminar or another basic certification facial acupuncture seminar within one year of taking the microneedling seminar. 

    Instructors: Diana Horowitz, L.Ac. and Amelia Vargas, L.Ac. and Licensed Esthetician,

    "I took EastWest's Integrated Microneedling seminar with Diana and Amelia and was impressed by the research they did breaking down the history and science of microneedling and the Chinese medicine protocol that they've created. The class was well organized and the information and hands-on portion were very helpful.  My patients are amazed at how great their skin is looking when I combine microneedling with my new device into their cosmetic acupuncture treatments! Their cosmetic treatments are holding longer than before - fine lines are not coming back and the lift under the jawline and over the eyes are holding more so than with cosmetic acupuncture alone. I've had two rounds of microneedling on my own face (without cosmetic acupuncture) and one of my regular pain patients flat out said to me, "you are looking younger each time I come to see you". I told him it was due to microneedling and he's going to tell his girlfriend all about it! I have not spent any time marketing and within three months I have already paid for the cost of the class, the microneedling device and turned a profit. Acupuncture skincare specialists, I highly recommend taking this class!" - Rachael Rose, L.Ac.

    FEES: 

    Practitioners: $695

    Practitioners (15% discount, AAC Members): $591

    Advanced Students (20% discount): $556

    SWAC Alumni (10% discount) $626


    Please note that we are offering a larger than usual discount of 15% for Acupuncture Association of Colorado members to attend our seminar. Why? Because the AAC is the backbone of our profession. The AAC needs you to help protect and promote our profession, including the right to practice microneedling! If you are not already a member of the AAC, please become one before registering for our seminar at www.acucol.com

    Cancellation policy: a full refund minus a $30 processing fee if you cancel four weeks or more in advance of the seminar date. Otherwise, within the four weeks, a refund of your deposit is based on whether we can fill your spot in the seminar. 

    If the seminar needs to be cancelled by the instructors, the instructors will refund all participants in full. 



  • 15 Jul 2018 2:13 PM | Charissa Haines (Administrator)

    The Colorado Acupuncturist - July 15 2018

    Meet Your New Board Members

    Who serves your professional interests and represents you at the State and National level?  Your AAC Board of Directors! Board membership is a 100% volunteer (unpaid) service position open to current AAC members.  See a complete listing of our current board and learn more about serving your peers on the AAC Board of Directors

     Welcome to...

    Timoni Slusher,LAc., MSTOM, Dipl. OM, now serving on the Membership Committee.Growing up in the mountains and deserts of Colorado, I have a deep-rooted love and enthusiasm for adventure and for being outdoors. I am an avid mountain biker, hiker, and trail runner. I enjoy yoga, swimming, and relaxing in the beauty of nature.  I am honored to work with one of the top rated orthopedic teams in the nation at Alpine Orthopedics in beautiful Gunnison, Colorado. I love to work with athletes and fellow mountain bikers, of all levels from enthusiasts to the professional level. My skills, training and knowledge have helped my patients to recover from injuries, both chronic and acute, to increase endurance, performance level, and flexibility, and to maintain balance in their bodies.

    Jessica Sylvanson,L.Ac., MAcOM., Dipl.OM, now serving as National Liaison to the American Society of Acupuncture.Jessica Sylvanson has worked as an acupuncturist in her home town of Gunnison Colorado for twelve years.  She graduated with a Master's from the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine in 2006. She has taught herbal medicine courses and been a guest lecturer in the Medical Sociology class at Western State Colorado University for many years.  She also worked giving acupuncture treatments to students in need through Western State's "Responsible Alcohol Partnership". She is currently serving as the President of the Way of Compassion non-profit organization. Learn more.

    Sheila Liewald,LAc., now serving on the Membership Committee.  Sheila is a board certified Chinese herbalist and acupuncturist. She has served the Front Range in private practice in Boulder and as staff acupuncturist at Good Samaritan Hospital in Lafayette, CO. She's written for several magazine publications and has hosted lectures on the various topics of natural health. She can be best reached through her practice at Red Aspen Wellness.

    Heather Richmond,LAc., DAOM, now serving as Membership Committee. Heather lives in Louisville and works right in the heart of town on Main Street. She specializes in musculoskeletal pain management and internal medicine. She has a passion for treating veterans and is a non-VA care provider, working closely with former military members to treat a range of service-connected issues, including PTSD, TBI, and repetitive stress injuries. In her free time, Heather enjoys hiking, camping, and soaking in nature. Prior to Chinese Medicine, she worked in the California park service and as a firefighter for both California State Parks and Fallen Leaf Lake – a picturesque little town just outside of Tahoe.

    NEW OPPORTUNITIES!



    Become a VA Community Care Provider!
     The VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System is offering two upcoming webinars regarding Community Care and Provider Agreements. There are two different dates and times; you only need to attend one. Training will be a teleconference (phone-only) seminar conducted over the phone.  Dial-in information is below. To receive a copy of slides (so that you can follow along), please contact Charissa, the AAC Office Manager at info@acucol.com.  We would love to have many of our members sign up to learn more about becoming a VA Community Care Provider!

    Training offerings (please select one): 

    Seminar 1: July 18, 2018 at 7:30 am - 8:30 am
    Seminar 2: July 20, 2018 at 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm


    Dial-in information: 

    Dial:  1-800-767-1750
    When prompted, enter the participation code:  90195#

    NOTE:  We will have participants on mute until the end of the presentation, where we will open it up to questions and discussion. PLEASE DO NOT put your phone on hold, the hold music will play during the presentation and interrupt the seminar.   

    The Point of Contact for this initiative is Dr. Katie Beckett,  mary.beckett@va.gov, or (303) 202-8284.

    CLINICIAN NETWORKING


    Tri-County Health Department Dinner!  A networking opportunity to bring clinicians together to learn about opioids and chronic pain, and inform each other on different ways to manage pain.  There are two opportunities to attend this dinner and networking event; Cost is $30 per person.

    Doubletree Hotel – Thornton; August 15, 2018, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    Marriott Hotel – Park Meadows; August 16, 2018, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

    To learn more, contact Linda Machol,secretary@acucol.com or Erika F. Marie, prchair@acucol.com.


    AAC CONFERENCE NOTES

    Did you miss the annual conference?  We missed you.  But, never fear!  We’ve got you covered with a copy of select slides.  Let us bring you up to speed   on some of our latest work on your behalf, courtesy of the AAC Board’s Immediate Past President, Mark Van Otterloo.  



    LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

    Dear friends and colleagues,

    I want to thank all of you that joined us at our annual conference in April. Our new Conference Chair, Erika Schultz, LAc. succeeded in organizing a well received presenter, made room for additional vendors, and worked with Yvonne Piper, LAc to raise the most money in one of our auctions to date!

    We welcome those who put themselves forward to join our board, Sheila Liewald, LAc., Jessica
    Sylvanson, LAc., Timoni Slusher, LAc., and Heather Richmond, DAOM, LAc.

    Your Board is embarking on several projects including a strong drive to grow our membership both with current practitioners as well as the future ranks that are currently in school. We are working on a comprehensive plan that will include a public relations effort to help educate not only our state legislators but also the general public about what sets acupuncturists apart from other care providers. In the past few years we have found ourselves too frequently in a “reactive” position. As a profession, we need to be more proactive.

    Starting now, the Acupuncture Association of Colorado is developing proactive, forward-thinking outreach initiatives to elevate our relationships with regulatory agencies, legislators, hospitals and physician groups. We hope to increase marketing and public awareness of the efficacy of acupuncture (aka “dry needling”) by trained, licensed acupuncturists, but we can only do this with your help.

    Recently, your AAC Board was able to bring you a new opportunity to partner with the Veterans Association. The VA reached out to us knowing that the best way to contact the best of a group is to reach out to those who care enough to join their professional organization. We hope you participate in the VA teleconference training. Become a VA Community Care Provider, so you can treat veterans in your area!

    Our membership dues are reasonable and go a long way towards improving acupuncture public education and patient care in Colorado. If you understand that proactive legislative efforts and public relations will help our profession grow, please make an additional donation to the AAC now and help us help you! 

    Donate Now

    If you are not already a member, join the AAC today!  Know a colleague who isn’t a member and should be?  Forward them this email!

    Thank you!

    Liz Spetnagel, DAOM, LAc
    President, AAC Board of Directors
    president@acucol.com



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    Seminars available with an AAC Discount!

    Sotai Movement Therapy

     September 8,9,10, 2018

    Here is a unique Boulder opportunity to learn Sotai movement Therapy September 8,9,10, 2018 at Southwest Acupuncture College. Sotai movement therapy is the perfect adjunct for acupuncturists and massage therapists. Sotai is an elegant, simple and effective form of neuromuscular re-education.  Get 2  days of  instruction with the 7 top American practitioners of classical Sotai manual medicine and a 3rd day with Kyoto’s Hiroaki Komatsu sensei teaching contemporary Sotai Intuitivo.

    For more information click here: Sotai Summit II - 2018.pdf

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    Japan 9

    November 1 -9, 2018

    Study with Masters in Japan November 1 -9, 2018. Learn refined Japanese palpation and delicate needle techniques in Tokyo and Utazu Shikoku Island. This is a unique opportunity to experience Japanese culture while having access to the top practitioners of the art. Learn how and when to apply contact , superficial , shallow and deep needle techniques. Check out www.intouchjapan.org for in depth description and mini-videos of the teachers.

    For more information click here:  Japan 9 flier.pdf


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    Channeling the Yellow Emperor: Achieving Your Personal and Professional Best

     October 7, 2018, 9 am- 5 pm

    Join bestselling author and translator of the Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Medicine, 38thgeneration doctor of Chinese medicine and Taoist Master, Dr. Mao Shing Ni, as he shares the secret of health, success and happiness from the Yellow Emperor and the I Ching. In this highly interactive workshop, Dr. Mao will reveal to you the ancient secrets of the I Ching as he guides you on a journey of self-discovery, exploring your inner being, and your Five Element personality to help uncover your life’s purpose and actualize your true potential and experience increased success.

    For more information click here:  Yellow_Emp_Colorado.pdf

    Office: +1 (111) 111-1111, Fax: 111-111-1111, Address: 2222 Street, City, Suite 123B | State 0
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