Upcoming Event

Galisteo, NM - Moga Dao Institute Cosmos 7 Day Intensive - November 6-7, 2017 


Aroma Acupoint Therapy with Essential Oils Level I
November 11-12, 2017
Southwest College of Acupuncture
Boulder, CO

10% Discount to AAC members

Provider: Tiffany Carole Pollard, M.S., L.Ac, EAMP is the co-founder of Aroma Acupoint Therapy (AAT).  She offers courses in AAT, the use of essential oils in treatment of pediatrics, pregnancy, addictions and trauma.  In addition she facilitates the Healing Oil Collective and Master Healer Program and various retreats..  Her teaching has been described as "exceptional", "engaging" and "soul inspiring".  The knowledge, expertise and energy she shares will have you leaving the seminar a changed person and a changed practitioner.


Aroma Acupoint Therapy, is a gentle yet profoundly effective treatment modality that utilizes the energetic potential within pure essential oils. Treatment involves placing particular oils on specific acupoints in order to trigger energetic changes in the individual that bring back a state of balance. Aroma Acupoint Therapy results in a more significant clinical effect than using either acupuncture or essential oils alone.

Contact Info: phone: 425.828.4000


(This class is not sponsored by the AAC.  The sponsors of these classes offer a minimum 10% discount to AAC members.  We encourage you to support instructors who are AAC members or vendors who support the AAC.)

Acupuncture Association of Colorado
Charissa Haines
Office Manager
13918 E. Mississippi Ave., #67482
Aurora, CO 80012


Seminar 2017-6: Liu's Balance Systems
Speaker: Dr. David Liu
Date & Time: Sunday, November 12, 2017 [10:00AM-6:00PM]
(7 NCCAOM PDA Points)
Location: 200 Old Country Road, Suite 410-5, Mineola, NY 11501

1. Ba Gua and Seesaw Balance Theory
Theory developed over 40 years of clinical experience.

2. Dui Yao (Paired Herbs) Balance
In this seminar Dr. Liu will talk about study of herbs in pairs. This is a special list by Dr. Liu based on his clinical experience and traditional training in family secrets. These pairs can support each other, enhance each other or balance each other through their varying properties. The seminar will focus on the use of these pairs in various formulas and combining different pairs together. Herbs will be organized so that they are easily available to be a part of a prescription. The participant will feel more confident in their ability to use a variety of herbs in their prescriptions, thus making their herbal preparations more effective and specific to the patient and his or her particular condition.

3. Yin Yang Balance
In the Yuan Dynasty, Zhu Danxi established the theories of Yin and Ministerial Fire. Since Yin is often deficient, Danxi focuses on nourishing yin and emphasizes the importance of preserving Yin Qi to balance and maintaining human health. Through this seminar, participants will gain new perspectives and a more complete understanding of the doctrine, especially in learning how to use Danxi formulas to balance the condition.

4. Formula Family Balance
The focus of this section is to provide a firm foundation for the clinical application of Chinese Herbal Formulas. Dr. Liu has a special method of analyzing and explaining the herbal formulas by grouping them into series. This method has been created by him based on his years of clinical experience and wisdom acquired through his family lineage.

5. Dui Xue Balance, TNT and BGA
Two-Hand Needling Technique and Ba Gua Acupuncture is derived from ancient Chinese acupuncture, after years of research and development by professor Huang Zhong-Lin, an internationally renowned master. Now become a new needling technique, which is deep medical knowledge but easy to operate. Dr. Liu discuss the selection of points, operating techniques and cases relating to both techniques. He will share his own clinical experiences and demonstrate these techniques.

About the Speaker: Dr. David Liu, is a 4th generation Chinese Medicine doctor. Dr. Liu began studying Chinese Medicine in 1970, and has since earned medical degrees and fellowships in Chinese Medicine in both China and the United States. Dr. Liu has over 40 years of clinical experience and 30 years of teaching experience. He is a senior professor at six acupuncture schools teaching both master’s and doctoral programs. Dr. Liu currently practices in San Francisco, California.

Regular Registration: $120

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It’s easy to learn at home and at your convenience. 2 hours is all it takes to read the Comprehensive PowerPoint presentation that organizes the medical ethics material in an easy to assimilate manner! 2 NCCAOM PDA’s awarded. $50.

Join author, international presenter, teacher and clinician Dr. Skya Abbate, MA Sociology, MA Pastoral Studies, MA Bioethics and Health Policy, DOM (NM), Dipl Ac, Dipl CH, Executive Director of Southwest Acupuncture College, Santa Fe and Boulder, and Founder of SkyBird Media in her series of medical ethics courses to meet your NCCAOM Ethics Recertification.

Medical Ethics: The Spirit of Medicine and How We Practice

In this first in a series of medical ethics courses for the acupuncturist, Skya Abbate takes the learner in a logical manner from the preliminary question of why we need medical ethics in the profession through to creating your own professional code of ethics by which to guide your practice. The predominant bioethical frameworks of nonmaleficence, beneficence, autonomy and social justice are explored from traditional perspectives and connected to the practice of acupuncture and Oriental medicine. Additional topics include the importance of knowing and practicing according to your state law, Confucian ethics, and exploration of traditional Western and Chinese medical codes of ethics such as those of Hippocrates and Sun Simiao and the NCCAOM. This first course prepares the practitioner to continue thinking about ethical issues in Oriental medicine and how one can build a just society through the building of one’s medical practice.
• Learn how to write your own professional code of ethics for your practice
• How to apply the four principles of medial ethics to an acupuncture practice
• Identify the scope of practice, acupuncture law, and licensing requirements in the practitioner’s practice location
• Register now! Contact Skya Abbate NCCAOM Provide#16627 at skya[at]acupuncturecollege[dot]edu for your registration packet. This course costs $50.

Register now! Contact Skya Abbate at skya[at]acupuncturecollege[dot]edu for your registration packet.     

Skya Abbate is a practitioner and Doctor of Oriental Medicine in NM for 32 years, is NCCAOM Dipl Ac and Dipl CH certified, and holds 3 accredited Masters degrees including an MA in Bioethics and Health Policy from the Neiswanger Institute of Bioethics, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. She is enrolled in the PhD program of that same university. Skya is the author of 14 books in various genres and 36 journal articles in the profession of Oriental Medicine. NCCAOM Provider #166627