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Medical Documentation & Report-Writing

September 11, 2017 in

for Better Care, Reimbursement, Referral-building, and Malpractice Defense  Friday, October 6, 2017, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (8 CEUs¹): Medical Documentation and Reporting — Essential Best Practices Saturday, October 7, 2017, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (8 CEUs¹): Medical Documentation Workshop — Report-Writing for Managed Care, Workers Compensation, and More with Anthony Von der Muhll, L.Ac., DNBAO, FAAPM at ACCHS, 1600 Broadway, Suite 200, Oakland […]

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Get Certified in Integrative Acupuncture Orthopdics while your earn your DAOM!

November 6, 2016 in

I am delighted and honored to have been invited to teach the next 2-year (2017-2018) continuing education and certification series in Integrative Acupuncture Orthopedics (IAO), as part of the Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) being offered beginning January 2017 by the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences (ACCHS) in Oakland.  If you are […]

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Continuing Education in Integrative Acupuncture Orthopedics

Classes are modular--take one, or start the program at any time!

Hands-on, practical and advanced clinical training to help you survive and thrive in today's competitive acupuncture and integrative medicine environment!

Course Content

  • Evaluation and diagnosis of injuries and pain conditions of the spine and extremities.
  • Integrative East-West treatment with traditional and modern acupuncture/dry needling, trigger point needling, electro-acupuncture, cupping, gua sha, tui na, and other modalities.
  • Treatment of chronic/systemic pain and inflammation and related mood, sleep, and weight disorders with herbal, dietary, acupuncture and exercise therapies.
  • Recognition and management of urgent/serious medical conditions.
  • Building referral relationships and working in multi-disciplinary medical settings through development of professional and practice management skills and abilities.

Program Features

  • Weekend modules allow for selective and self-paced learning. Start at any time!
  • Hands-on seminars are followed by review and practicum modules for enhanced retention and application of material.
  • On-line discussion forums and training materials for help with difficult cases and practice management issues, and support self-directed and peer-to-peer learning.

Certification in Integrative Acupuncture Orthopedics

Certification available upon completion of:

  • 250 didactic and practical classes
  • 50 clinical observation hours
  • Case reporting requirements
  • Passage of certification exam


Head Instructor Anthony Von der Muhll L.Ac., DNBAO, FAAPM

Anthony Von der Muhll, L.Ac., DNBAO, FAAPM specializes in sports injuries and orthopedic and pain conditions. He was Licensed as an Acupuncturist in 2003, and was the first graduate of Five Branches University’s’ Integrative Sports Medicine program. He has served as a Clinical Instructor and Associate Professor at the Five Branches since 2005. He is also a Diplomate of the National Board of Acupuncture Orthopedics, a Fellow of the American Academy of Pain Management, and certified as a Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine. He has over 14 years of clinical experience as a sports massage therapist, physical therapy aide, athletic training assistant, and licensed acupuncturist in multi-disciplinary clinics, including SpineMed Associates and the PRIME Pain Medicine Institute. He has also served as an Expert Witness for the California Acupuncture Board (CAB) and in civil malpractice litigation. He is approved by the CAB as a provider for Continuing Education (Provider #1225). Guest Instructors Ben Zappin, L.Ac, Ingrid Bauer, M.D., and Jonah Hershowtiz, L.Ac. co-teach special topics.


In just one module, I've learned more than in 13 years of CEU classes combined. It's knowledge I'm able to apply in my practice immediately.
Dadali Ziai, L.Ac.
I have to say the quality of teaching is nothing but superb. I highly recommend people take his course.
Alon Marcus, DOM, L.Ac., DAAPM
The quality, accessibility, and quantity of the information presented in these courses is outstanding. Anthony provides a truly integrated approach to orthopedic and pain medicine: western anatomy, bio-mechanics, and pathologies while maintaining a strong focus on traditional Chinese medical theories. For any practitioner wishing to grow  a highly effective and ethical skill set.
Leslie Yedor, L.Ac.
Anthony is a highly trained and skilled acupuncturist offering sports injury and orthopedic clinical expertise highlighted by a passion for teaching.
Daniele Uzes, L.Ac.
Co-founder, People's Integrative Medicine, Capitola CA
I can't tell you how much information I use every day from your classes.
Raina Ferran, L.Ac., OMD
Reno, NV
My success in my career is due in large part to what I have learned from Mr. Von der Muhll's teaching.
Rose Mulhearn, L.Ac.
Resident Acupuncturist, Five Branches University of TCM, Santa Cruz, CA