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The AAMA Education Committee has been tasked with not only developing continuing education activities, but in formats that may allow members more access to education opportunities. On this page are links to archived recordings of  live webinars done a couple of years ago. Also, the Committee has come up with both LIVE webcast lectures as well as recorded webcasts - all with CME opportunities. 

Eight Extraordinary Vessels and Curious Meridians: A 4-Part Live Webcast Series

Eight Extraordinary Vessels and Curious Meridians
presented by Butch Levy, MD

Four 1-Hour Live Webcasts
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
8:00 pm EDT, 7:00 pm CDT, 5:00 pm PDT

The American Academy of Medical Acupuncture is pleased to bring you a 4-Part Webinar series regarding the opioid crisis and the role acupuncture can have in treatment. You can attend each individually or all four!  Join us each month to learn more!


Most practitioners have little knowledge of the Eight Extraordinary Vessels. They are the reservoirs that can redistribute the Yuan or Source Qi. The Yuan Qi comes from the pre and postnatal Qi combined with Spleen Qi from Nourishment and Lung Qi from the air.

By understanding that this Qi essence can be redistributed to areas in need or diminished when it is excessive can help balance a patient’s energy, strengthen deficient systems or decrease excess energy.

Practitioners will be able to recognize if the Chong Mai / Yin Wei Mai Extra Vessels need balance, understand the correct needling techniques to create these effects and provide their patients a greater opportunity to reduce symptoms, improve energy and enhance the quality of their lives.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this LIVE webcast series physician participants will be able to:   

  • Explain the physiology associated with the (specific Meridians/Vessels)
  • Discuss Greater understanding of the (specific Meridians/Vessels) pathologies
  • Analyze, interpret and distinguish the pulse patterns of the (specific Meridians/Vessels)
  • Propose and apply specific needling techniques needed to achieve results

Accreditation/Designation: The American Academy of Medical Acupuncture is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The AAMA designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

Disclosure Policy
AAMA requires any person in a position to control the content of an educational activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as those in any amount occurring within the past 12 months, including those of a spouse/life partner, that could create a conflict of interest (COI). Individuals who refuse to disclose will not be permitted to contribute to this CME activity in any way. AAMA has policies in place that will identify and resolve COIs prior to this educational activity. AAMA also requires faculty to disclose discussions of investigational products or unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration.

Disclosure Statement
The content of this activity has been peer reviewed and has been approved for compliance. The faculty and contributors have indicated the following financial relationships, which have been resolved through an established COI resolution process, and have stated that these reported relationships will not have any impact on their ability to give an unbiased presentation. 
Butch Levy, MD has indicated no real or apparent conflicts.

The reviewers and activity planners have no financial relationships to disclose.

The fee to participate in this LIVE activity is $60/members and $90/non-members per webcast. Use the button below to register/pay for the LIVE presentation. Once paid, access instructions will be emailed to participant. At the conclusion of the LIVE activity, an evaluation/survey must be completed with attestation of credit/participation. Certificate of completion will be emailed when completed evaluation/survey is completed.


Register for LIVE webcast

Resources - Webinars

Current Education Committee Chair Montiel Rosenthal, MD, FAAMA, has implemented several new educational webinars for members that provide members the opportunity to earn CME credits. 

Following is a list of the webinars previously delivered and recorded that are now available for review and to obtain CME credit. 

Talking to Our Colleagues in Modern Medicine About Acupuncture - Thomas Burgoon, MD

The Eight Extraordinary Vessels and Their Clinical Application - Butch Levy, MD

Treatment of Migraine and Tension Headache with Neuroanatomic Osteopathic Acupuncture - Narda Robinson, DO, DVM, FAAMA

Webinar Series

The Role of Acupuncture in the Opioid Crisis Series - Part 1: "Brain Disease" vs. Learning: How Pain, Trauma and Addiction Affect the Brain - Edward Lee, MD, FAAMA

The Role of Acupuncture in the Opioid Crisis Series - Part 2: Beyond Pain Clinics and 12 Steps: New Paradigms of Pain and Addiction - Edward Lee, MD, FAAMA

The Role of Acupuncture in the Opioid Crisis Series - Part 3: Integrative Management of Pain Withdrawal - Edward Lee, MD, FAAMA

With viewing the webcast recording comes the opportunity to earn continuing medical credits through this website. Earning credits is as easy as reviewing the presentation and receiving a passing grade from an accompanying online quiz. The AAMA designates this activity at a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. The fee to review these presentations is $60/members and $90/non-members.

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