Doctors of Chiropractic who want to obtain new knowledge and broaden their diagnostic approaches with acupuncture will benefit from 100-hour and 200-hour acupuncture courses in 2024 at Cleveland University-Kansas City (CUKC). CUKC began providing acupuncture coursework as part of continuing education in 2005.
Acupuncture is used in 103 of 129 countries worldwide, according to World Health Organization data. A National Health Interview Survey revealed a 50% increase in the number of acupuncture users in the United States between 2002 and 2012.
The 2024 coursework sessions are led by Dr. Kelsey Crow and Dr. Sydney Olson-Griess. Dr. Crow, DABCA, is a 2021 alumna of Cleveland University-Kansas City. In 2020, she became a diplomate of The American Board of Chiropractic Acupuncture. She is Secretary for the Council of Chiropractic Acupuncture and a member of the American Chiropractic Association and the Kansas Chiropractic Association.
Dr. Sydney Olson-Griess, DABCA, is a 2019 alumna of Cleveland University-Kansas. In 2018, she became a diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Acupuncture. She is one of only two people in Nebraska to hold that designation.
According to Dr. Crow, these courses provide chiropractors with new insights into treating patients’ ailments using acupuncture. The coursework covers common acupuncture findings, basic concepts and theories about diagnosis and treatment, and how to use acupuncture to treat basic musculoskeletal conditions.
Sessions for the 100-hour program are held on the CUKC campus in Overland Park, Kansas. The 100-hour program is capped at 40 participants and a supply kit will be provided. Students that have completed their second trimester of doctor of chiropractic coursework can also attend the 100-hour program.
Saturday sessions are 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and include a one-hour break for lunch.
Sunday sessions are 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and include a 30-minute break for lunch.
In the 200-hour acupuncture course, Dr. Crow and Dr. Olson-Griess further expand on acupuncture knowledge and diagnostic skills. Those seeking to take the 200-hour program must show successful completion of a 100-hour program.
The 200-hour program is capped at 30 participants. Students are welcome to participate as long as they have completed their second trimester of the doctor of chiropractic curriculum and a 100-hour acupuncture program. Included in this expanded acupuncture program:
Participants must bring their preferred supplies for the 200-hour program.
Sessions for the 200-hour program begin Sept. 14, 2024, and are one weekend per month through January 2025. Saturday sessions are 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and include a one-hour break for lunch. Sunday sessions are 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and include a 30-minute break for lunch.
Jan. 11-12 (2025)
D.C.s can register on the via the SmartChoiceCE website.
Chiropractic students can register on the CUKC Acupuncture Program webpage. There is a Student Registration link, which will allow students to register and set up the payment plan option.