Saturday, October 13, and Sunday, October 14, 2012
Presented by John Howard, L.Ac.
THE WON INSTITUTE, GLENSIDE, PA
9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Registration opens at 8:30 am
Saturday, BASIC BATTLEFIELD ACUPUNCTURE
CEUs: 7 (NCCAOM)
Battlefield Acupuncture (BA)is one of the strongest protocols for pain reduction, faster than most Western medicine. Results can be seen in minutes.
Your instructor, John Howard, L.Ac has been using the Battlefield Acupuncture protocol successfully for 7 years and teaching the classes for over 4 years.
You will learn the history of BA, when it’s appropriate to use, and the outcome you should expect. During the afternoon clinical portion the technique will be demonstrated on patients. Following patient treatments, you will have the opportunity to practice and perfect the technique.
For more information on the BA protocol and testimonials from students that have taken the course, please click on the following links in YouTube:
Sunday, ADVANCED BATTLEFIELD ACUPUNCTURE
CEUs: 8 (NCCAOM)
The Advanced Battlefield Acupuncture class builds on the basic Battlefield Acupuncture protocol. It was derived from years of clinical observation of complex and multi-symptom conditions when there was limited to no results using the basic BA protocol. These techniques have been tested and used over the past 10 years.
As you already know from the basic course, the Battlefield Acupuncture protocol is one of the most powerful tools for reducing pain in minutes. Add to the knowledge you obtained in the basic class. Learn to treat many more conditions! Use fewer needles with phenomenal results!
In this class students will review the BA protocol which is the foundation of more advanced forms of auriculotherapy. Then they will move on to the Advanced BA protocols that will provide the students with a better understanding on how to treat serious and multi-symptom conditions. This segues into other forms of auricular therapy that are being practiced throughout the world including Nogier’s three phase acupuncture system.
About John Howard, L.Ac.:
John is an avid runner, and in 1998 sustained a foot injury during a marathon race. He went to several doctors, including a podiatrist, for treatment but they were unable to help. At this point John could not walk without a limp. As a last resort, the podiatrist tried cortisone shots, which only provided temporary relief. The podiatrist then suggested John try Acupuncture. After four treatments, John was running without a limp and pain free! After such phenomenal results, John knew acupuncture was the road he was meant to travel.
John has diverse experience in Eastern Medicine as well as the Western medical field, acquired over the past 15 years. His acupuncture training was with the Maryland Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is also trained in the Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture System.
John began his Western medical career as a Lab Technician in Florida in 1990. He then enlisted in the U.S. Navy and graduated with honors as a Corpsman from the Hospital Corps School in Chicago, Illinois. John was sent to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, where he learned Field Medicine and Trauma Training with the Marine Corps. After John graduated he went to the Naval Hospital in Orlando, Florida, and worked in the Emergency Room and the Lab. Later John attended the Emergency Medical Tech School (for EMT training) and passed the National Exam.
While stationed at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, John practiced in numerous clinics and specialties. He was chosen to attend the Army’s School 18 Delta Special Operation Medicine, where the Army trains their members of the elite Delta Force. John graduated with the MOS 18 Delta. Next he went to the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences where he learned field surgical skills. John served honorably for six years in the United States as a Navy Corpsman (Marine Corps Medic).
John’s path next led him to George Washington University Hospital where he worked as an ER Trauma Technician. John taught classes at the medical school as an Assistant Adjunct Professor of Emergency Medicine including a course taken by fourth year medical students in minor surgical techniques.
John has been using the Battlefield Acupuncture protocol successfully for 7 years and teaching the classes for over 4 years.