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The Comprehensive Training in Neuroacupuncture Electives

WeChat is a private group where Practitioners, Professors, and the NAI continue to engage between levels of the Comprehensive Training in Neuroacupuncture Program.The platform is intended to be a place where patient cases and challenges can be discussed, as well as a place for the Neuroacupuncture Community to develop.

Prerequisite: Must have successfully completed CTNP Level I to be invited to join the group.

Clinical Internships
Prerequisite: Must have successfully completed CTNP Levels I, II, III
Internship Tuition: $TBD
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico / NAI Clinic
Clinical Internships will begin in June 2019, as five-day intensives.There are a limited number of internships available.To apply for an Internship, please contact Ashia Mikumari McEvers, Executive Director & Operations Manager, NAI, at

Supervisor and Teacher Training
Prerequisite: Must have successfully completed Level III 
If you are interested in participating in NAI’s CTNP as a teacher or supervisor, please let us know! Upon completion of Level III, begin by assisting at the next Level I training.For more information, please contact Tammy Stocker, Executive Director, NAI.

Case Report Writing - An introduction to case report writing is offered in the CTNP, Level I, by David Riley, MD, which follows the CARE guidelines.Dr.Riley’s introduction course, free to Practitioners can be found at: addition, NAI is working with Dr.Riley to give access to the Scientific Writing in Health & Medicine (SWIHM) on-line course at a discounted rate.SWIHM offers further training in scientific writing following health research reporting guidelines with the aim to improve scientific publications as well as communication among healthcare stakeholders.The SWIHM on-line training courses are accompanied by resources for authors, editors, and peer reviewers.This elective course is for the Practitioner interested in case report writing, research, and publishing.Case report writing, research, and peer-reviewed publication will serve to add credibility to the emerging field of Neuroacupuncture.Additional NCCAOM PDA’s will be offered.

Tai Chi is a form of self-healing in Chinese medicine.For millennia Tai Chi has existed as a sophisticated form of movement therapy that has helped hundreds of millions of people live longer, reduce and even reverse the effects of aging, maintain their energy levels well into old age and feel good.When practiced for health and fitness, the slow-motion movements of tai chi provide three basic benefits: 1) Tai chi improves physical movement.2) Tai chi calms and releases stress from the nerves and mind.3)Tai chi develops chi, or life-force energy.Practicing 15-30 minutes a day can have dramatic health benefits.At the NAI, we believe Tai Chi prepares the Practitioner’s energy for providing more effective treatment for patients.

Qigong - As Oriental Medical Practitioners, we have cultivated our understanding of the conceptual framework of that vast paradigm.Now, at the NAI, we are cultivating an understanding of the intersection of that previous learning with Western Medical Neurological concepts.And so, we should also cultivate our body, our intention and our spirit, so we can be a conduit for healing and maintain ourselves.Hunyuan Qigong can be a great asset in that cultivation.The characteristics of Hunyuantaiji guiding principles and training concepts are (Source: Feng Zhiqiang book, HUNYUAN QIGONG, aka Primordial Qigong): 1) to train internally and externally with a focus internally; 2) to focus on both activity and tranquility, with a focus on tranquility; 3) and to combine training and nurturing with a focus on nurturing.