Chinese Scalp Acupuncture

Tempe, AZ  |  Monday May 30, 2022 (Memorial Day)

Helms Medical Institute announces a one-day graduate workshop in Chinese Scalp Acupuncture in Tempe, AZ.

Program Description

Chinese Scalp Acupuncture (CSA) is a contemporary first-line treatment for the busy practitioner that combines acupuncture with conventional biomedical understanding of the neuroanatomy, physiology, and pathology of the cerebral cortex. It can be used effectively to manage neurological problems that are not satisfactorily responsive to needling body or auricular patterns alone and can quickly produce convincing responses even in old and difficult problems.

CSA can be used as a solo treatment or in combination with auricular acupuncture and energetic body treatments for motor and sensory problems. CSA has demonstrated reliably positive results in managing musculoskeletal pain, headaches, vertigo, stroke and traumatic brain injury. This highly effective treatment is an ideal technique in a time-constrained practice environment.

This one-day workshop introduces you to CSA through pre-course study then on-site didactic material, demonstration of techniques, and hands-on experience. The didactic material covers the anatomy and physiology of the brain and the scalp, plus the location and indications of scalp acupuncture points and zones. Demonstrations and clinical blocks cover needling technique and stimulation of needles on your classmates. A low learner-to-preceptor ratio is maintained for highly personal attention for each participant.

Dr. Nick Kouchis and senior preceptors teach the workshop. Early application is recommended as attendance is limited.

Program Objectives

This continuing medical education activity is designed for physicians who have completed the HMI basic training program and  want to augment their medical acupuncture knowledge and clinical skills to address common and difficult neurological and neuromuscular problems.

With conscientious preparation and participation, at the conclusion of this training program you should be able to:

  • Appreciate the history, theory, and research of Chinese scalp acupuncture;
  • Understand appropriate clinical applications for this acupuncture discipline;
  • Recognize contraindications to the use of Chinese scalp acupuncture;
  • Design and execute treatments for the problems accessible to this discipline.
  • Be prepared to incorporate this technique in your clinical acupuncture practice.


Completion of a 300-hour medical acupuncture training course is a prerequisite to attend this course. The HMI course is strongly preferred; applicants who have completed other ABMA board-approved programs may be considered.

Participants must have an active medical license.

Particpants must provide documentation of COVID-19 vaccination (including booster).

Course Schedule

Monday May 30, 2022 (Memorial Day)

Instruction runs from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM with a 45-minute break for lunch.

Course Location

This workshop will be held at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel & Conference Center in Tempe, Arizona. The hotel is a 10-15 minute drive from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

Participants are request to lodge at the hotel where a group rate for guests has been arranged: $149 (plus $11.95 hospitality fee + tax) per night. This rate covers lodging, breakfast, and lunch. A conference fee of $89 per day is required of participants who choose to stay elsewhere or room with another course participant. Reservation details will be provided upon acceptance to the course.


Course tuition is $925. (Late application fee is waived!)

Course tuition includes all textbooks, references, needles, and other supplies. Payment can be made by check or by credit card at the following link:


Helms Medical Institute reserves the right to cancel the course and to change the dates or venue, in which event you are eligible for a full refund. A minimum service charge of $75 is withheld from all other refunds. Refund requests must be in writing and postmarked by April 30, 2022, after which time tuition is not refundable.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).  Helms Medical Institute is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  Helms Medical Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.