October 03, 2021 - 10:00 am Pacific Time October 03, 2021 - 2:30 pm Pacific Time

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A servce member receiving auriculotherapy

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With John Howard

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LIVE WEBINAR – 4 CEU/PDA COURSE (approved)
$135

Battlefield Acupuncture has been a game changer for pain management in the military and for veterans. Stronger and faster than most pain management options, Battlefield Acupuncture teachings were developed by the course instructor through meetings and clinical observation with Richard Niemtzow, MD, who developed the protocol. After completing this course, learners will be able to:

  • Recognize when and how to apply Battlefield Acupuncture (BA)
  • Discover specifics of specialized Battlefield Acupuncture needles
  • Explore the history and context of Battlefield Acupuncture

Note this is an introductory class. You would need additional training to practice the full protocol.


John Howard is a licensed acupuncturist who started his career in Western medicine. He trained & served with the U.S. Marine Corps, as a Combat Medic & a certified EMT.

He was chosen to attend the Army’s Delta Special Operations School of Medicine to become a Corpsman and the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences where he trained in field surgical techniques. At George Washington Univ. Hospital he worked as an ER Trauma Technician.and as an Asst. Adjunct Professor of Emergency Medicine teaching medical students minor trauma and suturing techniques. John Howard then completed his degree in acupuncture from the Maryland Institute of Traditional Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland in 2004, and is nationally certified by NCCAOM.

After completing his degree, Prof Howard did a five-year fellowship with the US military under the direction of Dr. Richard Niemtzow, MD, PhD. It included working with Wounded Warriors only days removed from the battlefield.

John has gone on to create protocols for PTSD used worldwide and lactation that has become a staple method used to increase lactation production in a nationally acclaimed hospital. John maintains a private practice in Germantown, Maryland specializing in pain management, musculoskeletal and neurological disorders, sports medicine and sports related injuries. John travels around the world to bring his teachings to acupuncturists nationally and internationally. He has also authored nine books and 25 articles on both Acupuncture & Auriculotherapy.

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