Acupuncture for Pain Management

Acupuncture is thousands of years old and a key component in traditional Chinese medicine. A collection of different procedures, acupuncture is thought to stimulate the body’s meridians (ie, channels that carry energy throughout the human system) and correct unhealthy imbalances. Join us in this presentation to learn about the historical use and traditional understanding of acupuncture, proposed and research- supported mechanisms of action, indications, limitations, efficacy, and evidence. We will also discuss proper patient guidance.

Learning Objectives

  • Review the historically understood mechanism/description of acupuncture
  • Discuss possible anatomic correlates of acupuncture points and meridians
  • Explore evidence regarding possible mechanisms of action
  • Summarize patient oriented evidence for efficacy and indications for use
  • Introduce logistics of obtaining or providing acupuncture therapy

Additional Information

Tarsus Medical Education
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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AANP Contact Hours
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 APA
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Heidi Reetz, MD

Stockholder: Mind Medicine Inc, Braxia Scientific Corp, Hollister Biosciences Inc, Compass Pathways Plc


  • 1.00 AANP
  • 1.00 ACCME (All Other)
  • 1.00 ACCME (MD/DO Only)
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 APA

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AANP Contact Hours
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 APA
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