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As well as upcoming seminar events, the Maryland Acupuncture Society also has distance learning courses for CEU/PDA Credit based on recordings of past seminars, and also seminar recordings without credits.

Past events are listed at the bottom of the page. For events prior to March 2013, click here.

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Upcoming events

    • 11 Mar 2017
    • 9:00 AM (EST)
    • 12 Mar 2017
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Sheraton, Columbia, MD (10207 Wincopin Cir, 21044). Go to for the lowest overnight rates available!
    Chinese scalp acupuncture (CSA) is a contemporary acupuncture technique integrating traditional Chinese needling methods with Western biomedical knowledge of the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the cerebral cortex. Scalp acupuncture has been proven to be the most effective technique for treating acute and chronic central nervous system dis orders. Scalp acupuncture often produces remarkable results with just a few needles and usually brings about immediate improvements.

    Scalp acupunct ure is frequently used in the rehabilitation of paralysis due to stroke, multiple sclerosis, automobile accidents, and Parkinson’s disease. It is also used in pain management,
    especially in cases with central nervous system involvement, such as phantom pain, complex regional pain, and residual limb pain. It has been proven to have very effective results in treating
    PTSD, TBI, aphasia, ataxia, and Meniere’s disease.

    This course introduces CSA through didactic material, demonstration of techniques, and clinical experience for participants. The didactic material covers the anatomy and physiology of the brain and the scalp in order to show the location and indications of scalp acupuncture points. Demonstration and hands-on technique will be an integral part of the class.

    The technique of scalp acupuncture is systematic, logical, easy to understand, and relatively straightforward to practice. Chinese scalp acupuncture is more accessible, less expensive, entails less risk, can yield quicker responses, and causes fewer
    side effects than many mainstream treatments.

    If you wish you could do more to help patients with seriously debilitating central nervous system conditions, you will benefit from attending this course.

    Learning objectives – At the conclusion of this training program, attendees will be able to:

    • l Understand the history, theory, and research
      of Chinese scalp acupuncture
    • Master the locations, proper needling, and
      clinical applications of each scalp acupuncture
    • Design and execute special treatments for the
      disorders accessible to this discipline
    • Improve their effective recovery rate for
      neurological disorders
    • Help patients with even the most challenging
      and difficult conditions
    • Add a new high-level skill and performance to
      their clinical acupuncture practice
    • Recognize contraindications for the use of
      Chinese scalp acupuncture

    Dr. Jason Jishun Hao:

    was among an early group of doctors who had the opportunity to learn directly from famous experts including Jiao Shunfa, the founder of Chinese scalp acupuncture, Yu Zhishun, professor of
    scalp acupuncture development, and Sun Shentian, professor of scalp acupuncture research.

    Dr. Hao has been practicing and researching scalp acupuncture for thirty years and has been teaching classes and seminars in the West since 1989. He has trained hundreds of acupuncture  practitioners and treated thousands of patients with disorders of the central nervous system in the United States and Europe. He has taught scalp acupuncture seminars sponsored by UCLA, Stanford, and Walter Reed Medical Center, where he successfully demonstrated scalp acupuncture treatment of phantom limb
    pain for veterans. His case histories have been printed in the U.S. Army publication Stripes, in China Daily, and in Alternative Therapies.

    Dr. Hao currently serves as the president of the Neuroacupuncture Institute and as co-chair of the NCCAOM Public and Professional Recognition Awareness Taskforce. He is former chairman of NCCAOM’s Acupuncture Exam Development Committee and former president of the board of directors at Southwest Acupuncture College. His most recent book, Chinese Scalp Acupuncture, was published in 2011.

    Attention All MAS Members

    Whether attending the seminar or not, you are invited to participate in a lunch gathering on Sunday, March 12, 2017 from 12:30-1:30 pm at the Sheraton in Columbia. Get your qi flowing by talking and eating with your colleagues! (RSVP if not attending seminar).


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    • This seminar is not approved for CALIFORNIA CEUs (If you are interested in them please contact MAS 12 weeks before the start of the seminar.)
    • Approved for NCCAOM PDA.
    Cancellation Policy: Registrations must be cancelled by February 10, 2017 to receive no more than a 75% refund. Cancellations after February 10 will not receive any refund.
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