Thanks to the expertise and skills that I developed through training with Anthony Von der Muhll, I landed a direct contract with Kaiser Permanente, which catapulted the success of my business. Because of my training, I was able to provide the highest level of care in terms of physical exam, charting, communicating with physicians, and most importantly, providing results driven treatment, as was expected by Kaiser.
The rigorous training and education provided by Anthony proved to have a profound impact on my career and its success. I own 2 acupuncture clinics in Santa Cruz, California specializing in acupuncture orthopedics and pain management. Our business is growing and expanding with the vision in mind of creating employment opportunities for acupuncturists.
As part of the hiring process, we require that our acupuncturists complete certain courses with Anthony Von der Muhll, if they have not already done so, to uphold the highest standard of care. We are also more inclined to hire people from the pool of acupuncturists that have trained under Anthony, and especially those that have completed his 2-year certification program in acupuncture orthopedics.
These courses gave me the most complete and useful set of skills I have learned in my 10+ years of eastern medicine education. The material studied and practiced over a weekend-intensive were immediately applicable in clinic the following week, and yielded quick (often immediate) positive outcomes for patients.
Doctor Von der Muhll is a fantastic, well-organized, and adaptive lecturer, and a consummate professional. With clear learning objectives, well explained concepts and ample supervised practice time, he always left room for (and helped foster) a collegial classroom atmosphere while still keeping class focused on track. He models professional scholarly and clinical behavior while still being friendly and approachable.
Clinically relevant, well-paced, and paradigm expanding for both newer and more seasoned practitioners, these courses elevate eastern medicine education. Truly a gift to our profession, I could not recommend anything more highly.
I studied with Anthony Von der Muhl for several years while in the doctorate program at ACCHS, in Oakland CA. Anthony was the lead professor in orthopedic studies of the program. I can honestly say that what I learned in his classes transformed my practice and brought in a whole new stream of patients and referrals. The depth and the organization of the material made it immediately relevant in my clinic and I use the methods and approaches I learned in Anthony’s classes every day.
Anthony is a patient and gracious teacher - his classes are made accessible for anyone, independent of the background or knowledge. The content is presented in a methodical fashion, very well structured, supported with excellent notes, which makes it easy to go back to the material and review it later. Anthony always made sure the practical portions of his classes are well supported with assistance of his prior students, which made it so much easier for all of the participants.
As a teacher Anthony is generous and approachable, he continues to make contributions and answer questions even after the class work is done. I highly recommend Anthony’s seminars to anyone who wants to advance beyond basics of pain management and get into some serious applications of orthopedics acupuncture.
-- ANYA YUDIN-BAEHRLE, LAc., Niantic, Connecticut, 2022
As the acupuncture program manager for a national integrative healthcare provider, I witnessed first-hand how acupuncturists are increasingly being asked to perform at a standard of professionalism and integrative rigor that most educational programs simply fail to reach. Dr. Von der Muhll is one of a very select number of experts globally who has the knowledge, organizational skills, clinical effectiveness, and didactic chops to elevate the practice of those that are fortunate enough to study with him. Having been on numerous hiring committees for acupuncturists seeking positions on integrative care teams, I can testify first-hand that the clinical and communication skills taught in the AOM Pro program prepare practitioners to be leading candidates for these roles, and will put them lightyears ahead of others when it comes to working collaboratively with other licensed healthcare professionals.
In my role as the Clinic Director for an acupuncture school, Dr. Von der Muhll's concrete guidance on documentation, informed consent, scope of practice, and patient safety has been of tremendous assistance in maintaining top tier standards of care, instilling confidence that our student clinic was protecting both patients and providers.
As a practicing clinician, the advanced diagnostic and therapeutic techniques I learned in this program are skills that I use every day. I have significantly advanced my ability to communicate clearly with patients, while delivering real results. I can also speak confidently about trigger point needling, dry needle therapies, orthopedic acupuncture, and acu-prolo-therapy as an authority on all these needling techniques, not just the ones that I learned in my MSTCM program.
Lastly, Dr Von der Muhll has my admiration for his ongoing curiosity and respect for the roots of Chinese medicine, while continually exploring applications and insights from adjacent modern healthcare disciplines. His ongoing efforts support the survival of TCM in the 21st century. These integrative approaches are critical to bolster the practice and scope of acupuncturists at a time when other professionals begin to appreciate (and appropriate!) the power of our techniques. This passion and curiosity makes studying with Dr Von der Muhll truly transformative, and has my full-hearted recommendation.
-- JOE DAVIS, LAc., Oakland/Berkeley, CA, 2023
Anthony Von Der Muhll is one of the greatest teachers of Chinese Medicine that I have ever encountered. His teaching is clear, practical, and profound, all wrapped up in a professional commitment to delivering the highest level of instruction that is deeply inspiring. His work and teaching exemplify what it means to be a true physician and not a technician.
-- BRANDT STICKLEY, LAc., Doctoral Instructor, Portland, Oregon, 2022
Signing up for Dr. Anthony Von Der Muhll’s Orthopedic Program was one of the best decisions I
ever made. Apart from learning a lot of the “nuts and bolts” of orthopedic testing, discerning
red flags, etc., this program has helped me develop the ability to visualize structures while
discerning instabilities and misalignments. It has given me the tools and confidence to then
effectively treat these problems, using innovative acupuncture techniques.
Being able to feel for the abnormalities in tissues and then deduct how that is linked to patient
complaints allows for the development of powerful treatment protocols. Yes, I use what I’ve
learned in this program on a daily basis and yes, more than one patient has come back telling
me that after treatment they now no longer need that shoulder surgery or hip replacement.
Thanks to you Anthony Von Der Muhll for offering this program in such an organized and
accessible way, that after each class/unit taken, newly learned skills where immediately
applicable in clinic.
-- DR. HENRIETTE LENSSEN DAOM LAc., Oakland, CA, 2023
I have had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Anthony Von Der Muhll in my DAOM Doctorate program at the
Academy of Chinese Culture and Sciences in Oakland, CA where he teaches orthopedics for the DAOM
program. I have been in practice for 20 years, and after taking just one class with him I knew he was
exceptional and truly one of the best educators I ever met.
The contribution that he brings as a dedicated educator with knowledge, and experience along with a clear
and concise way of explaining everything, makes it very useful to learn and put into action into your own
practice right away.
His professional commitment to scholarship and to the medicine makes him a great teacher and role
model for all of us in this field. If you are looking for an extraordinary program to learn and grow from,
then I would highly recommend without reservation taking classes with Dr. Anthony Von Der Muhll.
Barry L. Gommer Jr., L.Ac.
-- BARRY L. GOMMER Jr., LAc., Wilmington, DE, 2023
5-stars for Dr. Anthony Von der Muhll and AOM Professional!! Dr. Von der Muhll provides excellent, high quality instruction and training for anyone interested in an integrative approach to treating orthopedic and sports medicine conditions.
AOM Professional offers a wide variety of continuing education instruction for acupuncturists and other health care professionals interested in integrating Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western medicine. Dr. Von der Muhll provides his students with up-to-date research regarding manual therapies, traditional needling, trigger point needling, dry needling and offers very useful instruction for practice management (medical documentation, report writing for managed care patients), diagnosis and treatment, and therapeutic exercise. If you have the option to attend a live class, the review and practicum lab were extremely valuable in offering hands-on instruction and feedback for diagnosis and treatment. Instructional materials provided through the courses have been valuable for future reference in my own clinical practice.
I'd recommend the Certification in Acupuncture Orthopedics for anyone interested in specialization in orthopedics and sports medicine. However, any of the course offerings by AOM Professional would be beneficial for enhancing a practitioner's knowledge and skill in treating orthopedic and sports medicine conditions.
AOM Professional has significantly advanced my diagnostic and clinical techniques in acupuncture orthopedics. Dr. Von der Muhll's teachings are clear, credible and extremely practical, allowing for immediate application in clinical practice. The skills acquired from this program have resulted in higher efficiency and effectiveness of all aspects of patient care, including orthopedic testing, charting and treatment. The value of this program extends far beyond fulfilling continuing education units and has ultimately led to an increase in patient referrals and outcomes. I would highly recommend these classes to anyone practicing acupuncture, regardless of their area of specialization.
-- JENNIFER ROOT, LAc., Aptos, California, 2022
The quality, accessibility, and quantity of the information presented in these courses is outstanding. From clinical pearls to an important review of cautions and contraindications, these courses are very useful, even after practicing in this specialty for over 7 years! The material presents a truly integrative approach to orthopedics and sports, orthopedic and pain medicine: western anatomy, bio-mechanics, and pathologies while maintaining a strong focus on traditional Chinese medical theories.
In the past, I've found courses to apply either a TCM or a western orthopedics lens, but Dr. Von der Muhll does a wonderful job of blending the concepts in a way that is practical for patient care, logical for the practitioner, and provides language to discuss findings and treatments with our TCM and western colleagues.
For any practitioner wishing to grow a highly effective and ethical skill set.
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., Santa Cruz, California, 2016