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Professional Seminars

Florida Board of Acupuncture Requirements

Florida Requirements for renewal of licensure: 30 total hours

  • Florida Laws and Rules 2.0
  • Medical Errors 2.0
  • Bio-medical science 5.0
  • General 21.0

First renewal after initial licensure is exempt except for HIV and Medical Errors.

Visit the Florida Board of Acupuncture site for more information.

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NOTE: Cancellation Policy for Live Classes:

  • 15% cancellation fee up to 30 days prior to class
  • 50% cancellation fee up to 14 days prior to class
  • no refunds thereafter

 


Course Offerings 2019/2020

LIVE COURSES - All LIVE FL courses are held in sarasota

** all fl boa approved courses are accepted by the nccaom for diplomat recertification**

 

Acupuncture Injection Certification Course   (FL)

(This course can also be taken as a review, individual days or weekend modules at a discount.)
Approvals: FL BOA

Course hours: 60
Course fee:  Professionals   $1450.00                   

                            Student Fee $1100.00  *licensed acupuncturists do qualify for student discounts if newly graduated (within past 1 year)  and  licensed less than 12 months!

Course description: This 60 hour course will qualify the Florida Licensed Acupuncture Physician for injection therapy under the current rule (64B1-9.001 (cc)). This course is mandatory for qualification in Florida however other states may accept this course as well. Please check with your state licensing board for approval. Participants will understand history and development of AIT in China and the West, theory, injection techniques and protocols for diseases and injuries appropriate for treatment with AIT. Esthetics care utilizing AIT will be introduced.

This course satisfies all of the continuing education hours required by Florida for licensure renewal. By taking this course you are automatically registered at no cost, for the FL Laws and Rules & medical errors. In order to receive credit  for FL laws and rules  &  medical errors you must complete the materials and pass the exam.

This course is presented in three 20 hour weekends. Class hours are Saturday 8-7 and Sunday from 8-7, one hour lunch.

Course Location: SCANsrq Continuing Education clinical classroom -  located @ 2650 Bahia Vista Street Suite 101, Sarasota, FL. 34239.   Call for directions.

Payment Information:  Please call the office.  941.951.1119

 DATES:  TBA

 

TESTIMONIALS

Having taken more courses than I can even try to remember, I have to say that Christina Captain’s Acupuncture Injection Therapy course stands out as one of the best. Spread out over three 20 hour weekends, the format of teaching was one that allowed for proper digestion of the vast amount of information offered. The fact that we were able to practice with B12 and actual homeopathic medicines elevated the whole experience. At first, I was hesitant to take the class because of the way it was spread over the 3 weekends, but, having taken the course, I now understand why Dr. Captain structured the classes in this fashion. Honestly, it’s so much information that the time between classes helped me digest it all properly. Dr. Captain is incredibly gifted as an instructor. She’s fun and she takes the time to make sure that each and every student understands the material offered, and is able to inject properly. Did I mention that we were able to practice with ACTUAL B12 and homeopathic medicines because THAT was an amazing bonus! I happened to have been suffering from acute lower back pain on one of the weekends, so Christina used me as a “patient in front of class.” Not only was I able to experience what the treatments felt like, I was able to see how effective (and quickly) the medicines actually worked. I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Captain’s courses. A+++ 

- Carlos Sessler, A.P., Gainesville, FL     2017

"Acupoint Injection Therapy CE (continuing education) courses just completed!!!!!!! Christina Captain, (DOM & AP) teaches these classes with panache. Her educational methodology incorporates effective communication, competent and knowledgeable information in a 60 hour course which is well organized and directed. Her guest speakers were of equal caliber. Her sense of humor and attention to detail are greatly appreciated as well as her compassion and going above and beyond the "standard" in teaching or treatment. I highly recommend her courses! Thank you Christina Captain for sharing your knowledge and expertise!"

Sharon Baird, DOM, AP - Ft Lauderdale, FL.  June 2015

I am very glad I took the AIT class with Dr. Captain. I was impressed that just after the first week of instructions, I felt very comfortable with injecting already. The course curriculum was very well organized and clear and we had plenty of opportunities to practice “hands on”. Dr. Captain is a delightful teacher; I would recommend her class to anyone interested in adding another great healing modality to their practice.

Mojka Renaud L.N., A.P. – Lake Mary, FL.

“Thank you for the excellent and enjoyable Acupuncture Injection Therapy Certification Course. I especially appreciated your clear, detailed but fun teaching style! The addition of guest speakers added different viewpoints and approaches to AIT that helped me see ways to specialize. It was the hours of demos and practice that really made me feel confident in being able to add AIT to my Chinese Medicine Tool Chest!

Thanks again and I look forward to more training with you.”

Joyce Lockwood, A.P., Dipl.Ac.   - St.Pete Beach, FL - 2015

"Dr. Captain's Acupuncture Injection Therapy seminar was most thorough and professional.  She has a wonderful delivery style and couldn't be more engaging.  I learned so much more than expected and her guest speakers were extremely knowledgeable.  I highly recommend this seminar and look forward to many more of her continuing education classes."
 
Teresa Renfroe, DOM, AP
Tampa, Fl

"Dr. Captain’s class on injection therapy was one of the best CEU classes I’ve had and a must for any acupuncturist serious about expanding his or her repertoire of skills.  The class was very informative, well organized and so much fun.  I walked out confident I’m a much better practitioner than when I walked in. If you want to learn injection therapy, this is the class to take!"

Roger Wang, DOM, A P Jacksonville, FL



Point Injection Course - Foundation for EAMP  (WA)

Approvals: NCCAOM

Course hours: 24.0
Course fee: $950.00

Course description:  This 24 hour course will qualify the Washington licensed East Asian Medicine practitioner for injection therapy. Participants will review physical exam, contraindications and universal precautions. Understand clinical theory, differential diagnosis injection techniques and protocols for diseases and injuries appropriate for treatment with PIT. Homeopathic remedies, Vitamins/Nutrients & Herbals for injection will be reviewed and practiced. The use of intramuscular epinephrine will be presented. 

About the Presenter:  About the Instructor : Dr. Christina Captain, DAOM, MSAOM, MSHN, MA has been practicing Medicine since 2000 and incorporates nutritional strategies & injection therapy in the treatment of her patients. Utilizing laboratory testing as well as modern Asian Medicine techniques she has an integrated approach to practice. In addition to earning the post graduate specialty  doctorate (DAOM) from AOMA graduate school of Integrative Medicine, she earned a Master of Science  degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport, CT. She is co-author of "Laboratory Analysis for the TCM Practitioner", which was published by Singing Dragon and available on Amazon. Christina is a nationally board certified (NCCAOM) acupuncture physician and the lead practitioner at the Family Healing Center. Prior to becoming a practitioner of Asian Medicine, Dr. Captain earned a Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology and Communication Disorders from the University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida. Christina’s knowledge and enthusiasm for health and wellness has earned her a reputation as a qualified lecturer, keynote speaker, and experienced teacher throughout the United States. Dr. Captain meets and exceeds the requirements of the Washington Code for instructor of PIT.

Course hours: 8:00-5:00      one hour lunch

Dates:   October 11-13,  2019   Advanced Class WA  October 14, 2019

Course Location: Bellevue, WA   - Hotel TBD

Course Registration:To register for this class please call 941-951-1119 or by replying to this email.  

NOTE: Cancellation Policy for Live Classes

  • 15% cancellation fee up to 30 days prior to class
  • 50% cancellation fee up to 14 days prior to class
  • no refunds thereafter

WA REVIEWS:

"I am professional licensed acupuncturist; who is always seeking the highest standard of continuing education courses. Dr. Captain’s courses are a worthy investment of my time, money and resources. This course exceeded my higher education goals expectations; My expectations were meant by the course being current, engaging, specialized, and safe. I plan on investing in future courses with Dr. Captain, and highly recommend acupuncturists to take her courses." 


Karin T.  Washington 2018

"Taking the AIT course with Christina has added value to my acupuncture practice that I could not have imagined! The state of Washington only recently incorporated acupuncture injection therapy into the LAc scope of practice in 2017 so Christina's AIT course was a fantastic opportunity to level up healing treatments for my patients. I had researched other AIT courses in WA and CO but decided on Christina's and came away very satisfied. She is a knowledgeable, supportive, and captivating educator. She made the material easy to comprehend, digest, and to effectively put to use immediately the next day in clinic! Patients and myself are continuously impressed with the difference AIT has made to obtaining accelerated and extended results. Thanks Christina!!!"
 
Joie 2018 – Washington


Applied Human Nutrition for AP’s (FL)
Approvals: FL BOA (approved)

Course hours: 8.0 
Course fee: $359.00

Course description: Learn more about nutrition, this foundation nutrition course will explore the biochemistry of nutrition, functions, deficiency, repletion and toxicity states of vitamin, mineral and other nutrients including laboratory assessment for evidence based treatment protocols. Specialized nutritional protocols and functional approaches to nutrition therapy will be explored. Muscle response testing will be introduced along with methodologies for use in practice. The attendee will be able to use techniques learned in this class to improve patient outcomes immediately.

About the Presenter

Christina Captain, DAOM, MSAOM, MSHN, MA has been practicing Oriental Medicine since 2000 and incorporates nutritional strategies in the treatment of her patients. Utilizing laboratory testing as well as muscle response testing she has a well rounded approach to practice. She earned a Master of Science  degree in Human Nutrition (2014) from the University of Bridegport, CT  and is a candidate for the DAOM (2016). This year she co-authored a textbook on "Laboratory Analysis for the TCM Practitioner", which was published by Singing Dragon and available on Amazon. Christina is a nationally board certified (NCCAOM) acupuncture physician and the lead practitioner at the Family Healing Center which she founded in 2000. She earned her degree in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine from the East West College of Natural Medicine, Sarasota, Florida. Christina is the former chief administrative officer, senior faculty member, advisory board chairperson and author of the East West College of Natural Medicine’s Doctoral program in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Her focus as a faculty member was in practice management and revenue enhancement. Prior to becoming a practitioner of Oriental Medicine, Christina earned a Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology and Communication Disorders from the University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida. Christina’s knowledge and enthusiasm for health and wellness has earned her a reputation as a qualified lecturer, keynote speaker, and experienced teacher throughout the United States.

Course hours: 8:30-5:30 one hour lunch

Dates:   January 11, 2020 - Saturday

Course Location: FHC Continuing Education clinical classroom -  located @ 2650 Bahia Vista Street Suite 101, Sarasota, FL. 34239.   Call for directions.


 Advanced Acupuncture Injection Techniques
Approvals: FL BOA       NCCAOM (WA)

Course hours: 8.0
Course fee:  $379.00

Course description:  This advanced course presents facial injection techniques as well as pain management techniques to enhance your AIT practice.  Basic techniques will be reviewed as well as laws and rules and vendor issues. 
Class hours:  8:30-5:30

Dates:   December 7,  2019   (FL)  


New courses coming!


 

bIOmED hOURS

Lab Testing  for Acupuncture Physicians (FL) Approvals: FL BOA

Course hours: 5.0  Course fee: $179.00  LIVE CLASS

Course description: Enhance your understanding of  blood, urine, saliva and hair analysis within the TCM practice.   This biomedical course will explore laboratory assessments for evidence based treatment protocols that will better inform your treatment protocols.  Case studies and specialized botanical, herbal and nutritional protocols will be presented. The attendee will be able to use techniques learned in this class to improve patient outcomes immediately.

About the Presenter

Christina Captain, DAOM, MSAOM, MSHN, MA has been practicing Oriental Medicine since 2000 and incorporates nutritional strategies in the treatment of her patients. Utilizing laboratory testing as well as muscle response testing she has a well rounded approach to practice. She completed her  Masters degree in Human Nutrition in 2014 and is a candidate for the DAOM (2016).  She co-wrote the  textbook,  "Laboratory Analysis for the TCM Practitioner", which was published by Singing Dragon and available on Amazon. Christina is a nationally board certified (NCCAOM) acupuncture physician and the lead practitioner at the Family Healing Center which she founded in 2000. She earned her degree in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine from the East West College of Natural Medicine, Sarasota, Florida. Christina is the former chief administrative officer, senior faculty member, advisory board chairperson and author of the East West College of Natural Medicine’s Doctoral program in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.  Prior to becoming a practitioner of Oriental Medicine, Christina earned a Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology and Communication Disorders from the University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida. Christina’s knowledge and enthusiasm for health and wellness has earned her a reputation as a qualified lecturer, keynote speaker, and experienced teacher throughout the United States.

Course hours: 9:30-3:00  2 (15) minute breaks

Dates:  TBD   We offer a distance course!  See below!

Course Location: FHC Continuing Education clinical classroom -  located @ 2650 Bahia Vista Street Suite 101, Sarasota, FL. 34239.   Call for directions.

DISTANCE COURSES

FL Laws and Rules
Approvals: FL BOA

Course hours: 2.0
Course fee: $25.00 or free with registration of any other live course over $200.00.

Course description: This distance learning course will meet the requirements for AP licensure renewal.


Medical Errors – Acupuncture
Approvals: FL BOA

Course hours: 2.0 
Course fee: $25.00 or free with registration of any other live course over $200.00.

Course description: This distance learning course will meet the requirements for AP licensure renewal. 

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Lab Testing for Acupuncture Physicians     Approvals: FL BOA

Course hours: 5.0  Course fee: $100.00   Home Study

Course description: This distance learning course will meet the biomedical requirements for AP licensure renewal.