Doctoral-level hands-on, webinar and distance-learning modules taught by Anthony Von der Muhll, L.Ac., DAOM, DNBAO.

Classical and modern acupuncture orthopedics, acupuncture sports medicine, and treatment of work-related injuries and chronic neuromuscular pain conditions. Essential referral-building, documentation, report-writing, and risk management for clinical success. Acupuncture Orthopedics Certification at your own pace! See student testimonials.

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

Hands-on classes, live webinars and distance-learning courses provide advanced clinical training and the skills you need to survive and thrive in today's competitive acupuncture and integrative medicine environment!

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

Course Content

Acupuncture Orthopedics Essentials:  40 hours

  • Principles and best practices for orthopedic history-taking, physical exam, diagnosis, and treatment

Spine and Extremities:  120 hours

  • History-taking, physical exam, pattern recognition, orthopedic diagnosis, and treatment planning for neuromusculoskeletal pain, injuries and disabilities of the head, neck, back, arms, and legs
  • Applications of classical and modern acupuncture/dry needling, trigger point needling, electroacupuncture, cupping, gua sha, tui na, and other modalities to orthopedic conditions
  • Didactic + hands-on labs (COVID safety permitting)

Treating the Jing-Jin ("Sinew Meridians" or Myofascial Tracts):  32 Hours

  • Classical and modern treatment modalities for muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints along the jing-jin

Science of Pain and Acupuncture:  14 hours (distance-learning CEUs/PDAs pending)

  • Anatomy, physiology, and applications of clinical research to the treatment of complex and chronic pain conditions

Practice and Risk Management:  26 Hours

Program Features

Certification in Integrative Acupuncture Orthopedics

Certification available upon completion of:

  • 221 didactic and practical class hours
  • 21 Case Study and Clinical Mentorship hours
  • Live and written presentation of 1 orthopedic case report that meets STRICTA standards
  • Passage of on-line written and practical certification exam