2023 – 2024 Calendar

We taught our first sports acupuncture seminar in North America in 1986, and for almost 40 years 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 anatomically-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


The Acupuncture Sports Medicine Apprenticeship Program
Whitfield Reaves, LAc, Jenny Nieters LAc, and Assistants
Three-day weekends of orthopedic assessment, anatomical point location, and our precise and effective treatment techniques. This is the “flagship” live seminar from Whitield Reaves, and provides the basis and fundamentals for all those who want to specialize in sports acupuncture. This course is one that we really love to teach and we always appreciate the learning community that is created in this live seminar.

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 each three-day weekend

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

The Third Annual Maui Gathering!
The Practicum Series
January 19, 20, & 21, 2024
This three-day weekend has been cancelled due to the disruptions caused by wild fires on Maui, Hawaii. This course will be rescheduled.

New Small Group Learning on Maui!
Individualized Mentoring Sessions
January to May, 2024
With the cancelling of the January Annual Gathering on Maui this year, we will offer a smaller Mentorship Sessions program for individualized advanced training. We will make available 10 days from January 12th to May 24th 2024, with the dates being flexible. These live Mentoring Sessions are organized in groups of two, three, or four practitioners and is a unique opportunity for in-depth study. Included will be clinical questions, case studies, and one-on-one supervision of acupuncture techniques and point location. The objective is to further refine precision as well as enhance confidence. Each one day of instruction will be determined by the needs of the specific practitioners, making this a unique individualized study opportunity.

And did we say on Maui, in Hawaii? Okay… continuing…six hours of instruction per day will earn six CEUs/PDAs. We will coordinate dates and pairing of practitioners for each cohort group. Sessions are possible on a weekday as well as a weekend to help fit the schedule of travelers. You know, it sounds interesting, intimate, and fun to me!

For more information on the Mentoring Sessions
Email: Whitfield Reaves, LAc – wreavesoffice@gmail.com

Pacific Symposium 2023
November 5 & 6, 2023
Whitfield will speak at Pacific Symposium this year in San Diego, California. He will be a keynote speaker on Sunday, November 5th, with an afternoon breakout session on clinical topics. Of note is the post-conference one day seminar on Acupuncture Treatment of the Triad of Low Back Pain. One of Whitfield's favorite topics! Learn the points and needle techniques in his foundation treatment for the treatment and management of low back pain. You'll never look at treating lumbo-sacral pain the same after this contrarian approach proves its amazing effectiveness.

Courses Taught by my Colleagues

Orthopedic and 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 6 & 7, 2024 – Denver CO
July 20 & 21, 2024 – Pittsburgh, PA

For further details email: derrick@fixpm.com

With Derrick McBride, LAc, CSCS
Diagnosis and assessment skills taught by Derrick McBride in the webinar format. In this series he teaches orthopedic tests in three courses: the shoulder and upper extremity, the low back and hip, and the lower extremity. This follows the three weekend format of The Apprenticeship Program. Be patient, as the course has not been fully released yet.

Website: www.netofknowledge.com