The International Academy of Medical Acupuncture, Inc., Dr. John A. Amaro and Dr. Debra Richel in affiliation with Northeast College of Health Sciences (Frank J. Nicchi School of Continuing Education) present:

"Online Learning"

Only $25.00 per hour
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Contact the IAMA “Online Distance and Cyber Learning Office” at 1-800-327-1113

to register for any of the following programs.
Each program only $25.00 per hour.

View Curriculum and CE hours per program by scrolling down:

Earn 12hrs, 15 hrs or as few as one hour or any combination of education you may need or want of approved Continuing Education credits.

Obtain education credit without traveling away from home, family and office.Eliminate travel and seminar expenses through the distance educational program.

No prior knowledge of acupuncture required to take
this program, this class may be taken by any practitioner.

Continuing Education…License Renewal
Available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Participation is simple, just call the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture to register for one or more of the programs you wish to take. The class material and password will be e-mailed to you. The material may then be reviewed and read directly on home or office computer.

You may also wish to print a hard copy to read and study at any time during the day or night allowing the freedom to not have to sit in front of the computer. You may want to sit in your favorite easy chair as you study

It doesn’t get any better than this!

Study at your own pace when you want to. Spend the time you would be traveling and sitting in a seminar classroom with your family and/or leisure activity. Complete the final exam and send to the Academy, the exam will be graded and the successful student sent a certificate of completion and transcript of credit hours. , Selected programs may direct you to various websites for additional educational information.

The Educational Programs

Mix any number of programs to attain required hours for your State!!!

Classes…#602, #603 and #604
“Excellent review for the NBCE Acupuncture Exam”


(Same curruculae as Cyber (on-line) class #6 of the IAMA Fellowship program)

3 hours CE….# 602
“Introduction to and the Basics of TCM”

4 hours CE….# 603
“The Principles of Tsang (-) Fu (+) organs”

8 hours CE….# 604
“The Differentiation of Syndromes in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)”

See full syllabus for these three classes at the end of information.

Combine the Modules and hours to meet your particular need. All three of these Modules earn 15 hours. To obtain only 12 hours, simply combine Class #603 and Class #604

You may wish to add some of the following at any time to meet State requirements or just for a great learning experience:

“Additional Programs”

15 hours CE….# 601
“Blood borne pathogen awareness and sterile needle procedure”

8 hours CE….# 611
“The LUO Connecting Points”

8 hours CE….# 612
“Acupuncture in the treatment of pre-menstrural syndrome”

7 hours CE….# 613
“The treatment of Psycho/Emotional disturbance”

4 hours CE….# 605
“The Eight Extraordinary Meridians”

3 hours CE….# 608
“Diagnosis methods (classic) in Acupuncture”

2 hours CE….# 600
“Safety in Acupuncture”
World Health Organization (WHO)

2 hours CE….# 609
“Etiology of Disease Processing in TCM”
The Cause of disease according to TCM

2 hours CE….# 610
“Biomechanical response to acupuncture needling in humans”

1 hours CE….# 607
“A primer on acupuncture and how it works”

1 hours CE….# 606
“Acupuncture and TCM for Fibromyalgia”


What topics are covered in Class #602, #603 and #604

Class #602…3 hours
(3 hours Continuing Education)

l. Basics of Traditional Chinese Medicine:
1. The Yin/Yang and Five Element Theory
a.  The Theory of Yin Yang
2  The Basic Content of Yin/Yang Theory
The opposition of Yin and Yang
b.  Yin and Yang interdependence
c. The mutual consuming-increasing relationship of Yin/Yang
d. Yin and Yang’s mutual transforming relationship
3. The application of Yin Yang Theory to TCM
4. The anatomical and histological structure of the human body
5. The physiological functions of the human body
6. The pathological changes of the human body
7. Diagnosis of disease
8. Applications in clinical treatment


II The Five Element Theory
1. The Basic content of the five element theory
2. The categorization of factors
3. Categorization of Zang, Fu, Flavors and Senses
4. Categorization of objects, nature and phenomena
5. The mutual generation, subjugation, extreme and counter subjugation relationships of the five elements
6. Application of the five elements theory to TCM
7. The physiological functions of the Five Zang organs
8. Five elements theory and pathological influences on the zang fu organs
9. Use of the five elements theory in the diagnosis and treatment of disease
lll. Qi, Blood and Body Fluid
1. Qi / Chi
  a. Primary Qi (yuan qi)
  b. Aggregative Qi (zong qi)
  c. Nutrient Qi (ying qi)
lV. Blood
V. Body Fluid
Examination of material in academics of l. through V.


Class #603…4 hours
The Principles of Tsang (yin) Fu (yang) organs
(4 hours COntinuing Education)

l. The Zang (Tsang) Organs:
1. The Heart: (hand Shao Yin Lesser Yin)
a. Dominates the blood and vessels
b. Manifests on the face
c. Houses the mind
d. Opens into the tongue
The Pericardium: (hand Jue Yin Absolute Yin)
  a. Associated with Triple Heater
  b. Protection of the heart
  c. Attached to the heart
10. The Kidney: (foot Shao Yin Lesser Yin)
  a. Storing essence and dominating reproduction and development
  b. Dominates water metabolism
  c. Receives chi
  d. Dominates bone
  e. Manifests in the scalp hair
  f. Manufactures marrow associated with brain
  g. Opens into the ear
11 The Uterus
12 The Liver: (foot Jue Yin Absolute Yin)
a. Maintains the free flow of Chi
b. Controls tendons and ligaments
c. Manifests in the nails
d. Opens into the eyes
13. The Lung: (hand Tai Yin Greater Yin)
a. Dominates the chi
b. Controls respiration
c. Dominates skin and body hair
d. Dominating descending and regulating water passages
e. Opens into the nose
14. The Spleen: (foot Tai Yin Greater Yin)
a. Governs transportation and transformation
b. Controls the blood
c. Dominates muscles
d. Dominates the four limbs
e. Opens into the mouth
f. Manifests on the lips.
ll. The Fu (Yang) Organs
1. The Fu Organs
  a. The Stomach (foot Yang-Ming Yang Brightness)
  b. The Gallbladder (foot Shao-Yang Lesser Yang)
  c. The Small Intestine (hand Tai-Yang Greater Yang)
  d. The Large Intestine (hand Yang-Ming Yang Brightness)
  e. The Bladder (foot Tai-Yang Greater Yang)
  f. The Triple Heater (hand Shao-Yang Lesser Yang)

Class #604…8 hours
The Differentiation of Syndromes in
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
(8 hours Continuing Education)

l. The Differentiation of Syndromes in TCM:
1. Differentiation of syndromes according to the eight principles
a. Exterior and interior
b. Cold and heat
c. Xu (deficiency) and Shi (excess)
d. Yin and Yang
ll. Differentiating Syndromes according to Zang/Fu Organs
1. Differentiation syndromes of the Heart (hand Shao Yin)
a. Syndromes of heart qi zu and heart yang xu
b. Syndromes of heart blood deficiency and heart yin deficiency
c. Syndromes of heart fire preponderance
d. Stagnation of heart blood syndromes
e. Phlegm fire heart disturbing syndrome
2. Differentiating Syndromes of the Liver foot Jue Yin)
a. Syndromes of liver blood insufficiency
b. Liver fire flare up syndromes
c. Liver qi stagnation of syndromes
d. Liver wind stirring syndromes
e. Stagnation of cold in the liver channel syndromes
3. Differentiating syndromes of the Spleen: (foot Tai Yin Greater Yin)
a. Maintains the free flow of Chi
b. Controls tendons and ligaments
c. Manifests in the nails
d. Opens into the eyes
4. The Lung: (hand Tai Yin Greater Yin)
a. Failure to carry out transportation and transformation
b. Sinking of spleen qi syndromes
c. Spleen blood control failure
d. Pathogenic damp invasion of the spleen syndromes
e. Spleen yang xu syndromes
f. Spleen and stomach damp heat syndromes
5 Differentiating syndromes of The Lung: (hand Tai Yin Greater Yin)
a. Qi deficient of the lung
b. Yin deficiency of the lung
c. Lung wind-cold retention syndromes
d. Lung yin-heat invasion syndrome
e. Lung phlegm damp obstruction syndrome
6. Differentiating syndromes of The Kidney: (foot Shao Yin Lesser Yin)
  a. Kidney yang deficiency syndrome
  b. Kidney yin deficiency syndromes
  c. Kidney qi deficiency syndromes
  d. Kidney xu leading to excessive water
  e. Unconsolidated kidney qi syndromes
  f. Manufactures marrow associated with brain
  g. Opens into the ear
7. Differentiating syndromes of The Small Intestine
(hand Tai-Yang Greater Yang)
8. Differentiating syndromes of The Large Intestine
(hand Yang-Ming Yang Brightness)
  Large intestine damp heat syndrome
  Large intestine fluid exhaustion
9. Differentiating syndromes of The Bladder
(foot Tai-Yang Greater Yang)
10. Differentiating syndromes of The Stomach
(foot Yang-Ming Yang Brightness)
a. Loss and deficiency of stomach yin
a. HIV and AIDS during oral sex
b. Preponderance of stomach fire
c. Retention of food in stomach
11. Differentiating syndromes of The Gallbladder
(foot Shao-Yang Lesser Yang)
III Differentiating syndromes according to the theories of the six channels, four stages of Wei, Qi, Ying, Xue and San Jiao
1. Differentiation Syndromes with Six Channel Theory
a. Tai Yang Diseases (Bladder / Small Intestine)
1. Syndromes of the Tai Yang channel
2. The fu syndromes of Tai Yang
3. Water retention syndromes
4. Blood retention syndromes
b. Yang Ming Diseases (Large Intestine / Stomach
  1. Yang Ming channel syndromes
2. Yang Ming fu organ syndromes
c. Shao Yang Diseases (Gallbladder / Triple Heater
d. Tai Yin Diseases (Spleen / Lung)
e. Shao Yin Diseases (Kidney / Heart)
1. Cold transformation Shao Yin syndromes
2. Heat transformation Shao Yin syndromes
f. Jue Yin Diseases (Liver / Pericardium)
  1. Extreme cold syndromes
2. Extreme heat syndromes
3. Coldness due to ascariasis syndromes
2. Differentiation of Syndromes according to the Theory of Wei, Qi, and Xue
a. Wei (outer defensive) stage syndrome
b. Qi (inner defensive) stage syndrome
  1. Mild heat in the lung
2. Heat transmitted into the stomach
3. Retention of pathogenic heat in the liver and gallbladder
4. Retention of pathogenic mild heat in the intestine
c. Ying (nutrient) stage syndromes
  1. Pathogenic heat injuring nutrient yin
2. Heat attacking the pericardium
d. Xue Stage syndromes
  1. Heat in the blood causing disorderly flow
IV. Differentiation Syndromes according to the San Jiao Theory
1. Damp Heat in the Upper Jiao
2. Damp Heat in the Middle Jiao
3. Damp Heat in the Lower Jiao

Class #602, #603, #604