2023 – 2024 Calendar

We taught our first sports acupuncture seminar in North America in 1986, and for almost 40 years since my staff and I have instructed and mentored practitioners in this specialty profession. Our mission has been simple: we offer small group mentorship-style courses and systematically instruct how to diagnose, assess, and treat sports injury and pain. We offer one-on-one direct supervision of all the treatments and techniques that we teach. And we prepare practitioners to integrate anatomical-based acupuncture with one's prior TCM training. All the while trying to present common pain syndromes with relatively simple and definitive treatment plans. Our goal is to guide you to feel more confident and comfortable in the clinic. We invite you to join our Acupuncture Sports Medicine community.

From Whitfield Reaves OMD, LAc

Instructors: Whitfield Reaves & Jenny Nieters

The Lower Extremity
September 8, 9, & 10, 2023
A module of the Acupuncture Sports Medicine Apprenticeship Program
20 CEUs/PDAs for this three-day weekend
Cost: $1,200 for the three-day weekend
Oakland, California

For more information, and to register:
Email: Mary Saunders, LAc msaundersoffice@gmail.com


The Acupuncture Sports Medicine Apprenticeship Program 2024
Three-day weekends of orthopedic assessment, anatomical point location, and our precise and effective treatment techniques. This is our “flagship” live seminar, one that we really love to teach and we always appreciate the learning community that is created in our live seminars.
With Jenny Nieters and Assisants.

The Shoulder and Upper Extremity
February 16, 17, 18, 2024

The Low Back and Hip
April 12, 13, 14, 2024

The Lower Extremity
September 13, 14, 15, 2024

The Apprenticeship Program is taught in Oakland, California
20 hours of CEUs/PDAs for each three-day weekend
Cost: $1,400 for the three-day weekend

The Third Annual Maui Gathering!
The Practicum Series
January 19, 20, & 21, 2024
This three-day weekend offers supervised clinical practice for the three body sections – the shoulder and upper extremity, the low back and hip, and the lower extremity. A great chance to review and repeat as you “reset and retreat” in Hawaii! With this year’s program, we will include instruction on additional local, adjacent, and distal points to add to the primary treatment protocols that practitioners have previously learned in our programs. Additionally, this live seminar is designed to provide clinical hours for those who have completed the webinar series Mastering the Treatment of Injury and Pain.

On Maui, in Hawaii (with a limited class size)
18 hours of CEUs/PDAs
Cost: $1,200 for the three-day weekend

We will also offer The Practicum Series later this year in Oakland, CA
(November 8, 9, & 10, 2024).

For more information, and to register:
Email: Mary Saunders, LAc msaundersoffice@gmail.com

Pacific Symposium 2023
November 5 & 6, 2023
I will speak at Pacific Symposium this year, in San Diego, California. Of note is my post-conference one day seminar on Acupuncture Treatment of the Triad of Low Back Pain. One of my favorite topics!

Online Live Events

Mentoring Session
June 10, 2023
Three hours of live commentary, review, and group discussion on acupuncture sports medicine topics. We will welcome questions from the four events of the Intensive, or any subjects related to orthopedic and sports acupuncture. You are welcome to attend!

Link for these events: Net of Knowledge
All events will be on Saturday, at 12:00 noon Pacific time.
Three hours of PDAs/CEUs for each event.

Orthopedic and Manual Muscle Testing for Acupuncturists
With Derrick McBride, LAc, CSCS
Coming soon on Net of Knowledge

Courses by my Colleagues

Sports Acupuncture: Hip Flexor Muscles
Jenny Nieters, LAc
July 15, 2023

Learn the anatomy, assessment and acupuncture point locations for the hip flexor muscles. Treatment of these muscles can help with injury, recovery, and prevention. There will be practice time for attendees.

Sports Acupuncture: Ankle Pain, Mobility and Stability
Jenny Nieters, LAc
July 16, 2023

This course will include an overview of the most common mechanism of injury to the ankle. The relevant anatomy, orthopedic assessment, and concise acupuncture treatment to address pain, mobility and stability will be covered. There will be practice time for attendees.

Both of Jenny Nieters courses will be taught in Alameda (Oakland), CA
For further details email:

Orthopedic and Manual Muscle Testing for the Acupuncturist
Derrick McBride, LAc, CSCS
Four weekends to choose for these very important diagnosis and assessment skills. Derrick teaches orthopedic tests for the shoulder and upper extremity, the low back and hip, and the lower extremity, following the three weekend format of The Apprenticeship Program. There is ample practice time for attendees.

October 7 & 8, 2023 – Denver, CO
January 13 & 14, 2024 – Santa Barbara, CA
April 5 & 6, 2024 – Denver CO
July 20 & 21, 2024 – Pittsburgh, PA

For further details email: derrick@fixpm.com