To sign up for Clinical Observation, please send an email with your requested dates of observation. Please also read our code of conduct and participant expectations here: 2019 observers
As part of our mission to raise the bar of Chinese medicine by bringing classical theory to life with clinical application, we are pleased to offer training at The Alternative Clinic, the Association’s teaching focused clinic. While seminar training is incredibly important, watching Chinese medicine in practice on real patients is critical to clinical efficacy. Clinical training hours have been approved by the California Acupuncture Board and total hours accrued can be submitted toward recertification. The NCCAOM, however, will allow a maximum of 10 clinical hours toward recertification. Please check with your state requirements to be clear if they accept California or NCCAOM approved programs.
Traditionally, a student would spend years assisting and interning with an experienced practitioner before going out on their own, yet today most practitioners graduate from school without significant training under highly skilled practitioners. This greatly affects the results of our treatments and reputation of our field.