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As well as upcoming seminar events, the Maryland Acupuncture Society also has distance learning courses for CEU/PDA Credit based on recordings of past seminars, and also seminar recordings without credits.

Past events are listed at the bottom of the page. For events prior to March 2013, click here.

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Upcoming events

    • 01 Jan 2015
    • Audio Recording on CD
    This is a high quality audio recording of the MAS Alex Tiberi Seminar presented on March 20-21, 2010, with the title Aches and Pains: Chinese Medicine in the Treatment of Pain.

    An option is to take a test to actually receive CEU credit for listening to the recording.

     The set comes in a vinyl case with CDs in sleeves - can sit on your bookshelf or be easily carried!. An outline of the tracks is on the back of the box, which contains 9 CDs!

    “Where there is free flow, there is no pain; where there is pain, there is no free flow.”

    The topics of this seminar brilliantly woven together by Alex under the cover of Aches and Pains, may include the concerns of just about everyone that walks into your office. Seen from an even broader perspective, Aches and Pains connects us with all humanity. Presented in an accessible, fun and down-to-earth style, you will be able to use this information immediately and effectively!

    The six signs of health:

    • Good Appetite
    • Good Sleep
    • Good Sex Drive
    • No Fatigue
    • No Excessive Emotions
    • No Pain

    Chinese medical theory of pain

    The sensation of pain depends on qi.

    • Mild qi accumulation draws awareness, more severe accumulation results in pain.
    • The nature of the obstructing factor determines the sensation of pain.

    Biomedical theories of pain

    • Different nerve fibers and their role in sensing and suppressing pain
    • Chemical mediators in pain perception

    Relationship of the nerves, pain, and acupuncture

    Emotions and pain

    “Pain cannot exist in the absence of emotional content.”

    • Factors that effect pain tolerance
    • Emotions and chronic pain
    • Nine acupuncture methods for regulating the shen

    Treatment of pain, the general considerations

    • Varying treatment according to the type of pain
    • Techniques of treatment: needle methods, cupping methods, moxibustion, electrical stimulation, herbs, topical applications, tui-na
    • Pain and diagnosis: how pain alters diagnostic signs
    • Local and distal pain treatment techniques

    • 01 Jan 2015
    • Audio Recording on CD
    This is a high quality recording of the MAS Alex Tiberi Seminar presented on March 15&16, 2008, on 4 related topics in Chinese Medicine.   The topics were Spirituality, Yang Sheng (Longevity), Breast Health, and Prostate Health. Find additional description of the seminar on the MAS continuing education page links to previous seminars. The set comes in a vinyl case with CDs in sleeves - can sit on your bookshelf or be easily carried!. An outline of the tracks is on the back of the box, which contains 9 CDs!
    • 04 Jan 2015
    • Audio Recording on CD with Optional Test
    This is a high quality recording of the MAS Jeffrey Yuen Seminar presented in November 2005, on the "shen" in Chinese Medicine.

    An option is to take a test to actually receive CEU credit for listening to the recording.

    Fifty percent of the profits from the sale of these CDs goes to benefit the International Tai Chi Association.

    The set comes in a vinyl case with CDs in sleeves - can sit on your bookshelf or be easily carried!. An outline of the tracks is included with the set, which contains 10 CDs!
    • 07 Feb 2015
    • 9:00 AM (EST)
    • 08 Feb 2015
    • 5:00 PM (EST)
    • Sheraton, Columbia, MD (10207 Wincopin Cir, 21044)

    Mori West: Acupuncture Insurance Billing - Basic and Advanced

    Day 1: Beginning Billing
    This class is for the acupuncturist right out of school as well as those that have some experience billing but still have gaps in their understanding of insurance.  At the end of this class you will:

    • Understand how Insurance Works- Which networks you should join and WHY
    • Know HOW and why to verify a patients benefits so you are GUARANTEED to be paid and not be waiting for money that is NEVER GOING TO COME- The SINGLE BIGGEST MISTAKE Newbies Make!
    • Know Coding – What treatments you can bill for to make sure you are receiving MAXIMUM Reimbursements for your Treatment also understanding Diagnosis’ restrictions
    • Be able to accept a patient’s insurance with confidence, KEEP YOUR CASH flow consistent by collecting from the patient when payments are going to deductible and wait for insurance to pay knowing it WILL PAY.


    TAKE THIS CLASS AND HAVE A TOTAL UNDERSTANDING OF INSURANCE and YOUR ROLE.  Start Monday morning submitting electronic Claims and verifying benefits.

    You will be given VALUABLE FORMS, most of which can be personalized just for your office.  Forms like a customized Superbill, Privacy Practices and Acknowledgement, Business Associate Agreement, Financial Policies and Hardship Agreements and MANY MORE.   Have these re-writable PDFs at your fingertips to use in your practice and make them your own.

    Day 2:  Advanced Billing

    This class is for the acupuncturist who wants to know just what the experts know about billing and collecting to level the playing field and truly make sure you are getting paid what you are worth.  You should have a couple years’ experience submitting billing and/or at minimum have taken Billing 101.
    At the end of this class you will:

    • Understand the changes in the new claim if you find carriers are requiring you to use it
    • How to get things reprocessed quickly, when and how to file an appeal that will get you paid
    • UNDERSTAND Documentation – KNOW Exactly what insurance carriers want to see
    • KNOW how to document Medical Necessity – they HAVE to pay you if you can justify your treatment is working
    • Treat VA patients,.  Don’t discount Dept of Labor WC, they pay GREAT.
    • Understand the appeals process and WIN every appeal you submit


    AND MUCH MUCH MORE!

    TAKE THIS CLASS AND INCREASE THE NUMBERS OF PATIENTS YOU CAN SEE.  Have the confidence of knowing your claims WILL be paid, because you know what Insurance Companies want to see and you give it to them.

    You will get VALUABLE Forms.  Samples Letters of Medical Necessity and what GOOD Bulletproof documentation looks like.  Outcome assessment tests and instructions on how to use them.  Forms and Sample Appeal letters that work, plus MUCH MORE.


    Mori West:

    Beginning Billing:
    Mori's billing class was really good. She sure knows how to keep you engaged in a seemingly "boring" subject. The class was quite fun! She is truly invested in your success and goes above and beyond. Mike Nam LAc

    I took Mori's Billing Seminar in New Haven, CT. It was fantastic. She is dedicated and very educated in billing. The information presented was solid. She is a must have. Kevin J Pinzone, LAc

    Thank You for the Great Class yesterday! I feel more confident dealing with insurance companies. now.    Matthew Bryant LAc

    Thanks for all the info and help.  As I’m sure you remember, there we were, lingering at the door, an hour and a half after class was supposed to be over, hanging on your every word, hungry for more.  I learned more about insurance billing in four hours than during my entire practice management class.  Nathan Anderson, L.Ac.

    Advanced Billing and Both Days
    Mori West is amazing! I recommended her courses to anyone looking to learn how to bill insurance (or deepen your skills if you are already doing it)! She is extremely knowledgeable, engaging, and efficient - well worth your time and money! Thank you, Mori!
    Andrea Werner LAc

    Mori is incredibly knowledgeable and experienced in her field, and wants to share everything she knows. She truly cares about her students and absolutely wants the best for them. At no point was she trying to sell her services or maintain secrecy about any information related to her work. I walked out of the class filled with information and inspiration, and, more importantly, with more confidence in my ability to adequately bill insurance and understand the entire process. This course is well worth the price of admission. An added plus is that Mori is extremely charismatic and super funny! I genuinely enjoyed her 8-hour course.  Christina Bird Ward LAc

    Mori’s class is invaluable for any Acupuncturist who wants to learn more about insurance billing. Even if you don’t want to learn more because you think that billing is too difficult, her class will likely make you realize that it’s not as complicated as it seems.  Mori is clearly very knowledgeable about the profession and will teach you how to avoid the common mistakes and pitfalls of billing insurance.  She will teach you what you need to know in an organized, concise and comprehensible manner. Sarah Schwab, L.Ac.

    Even Professional Billers Take her Classes: Hi Mori, Today's billing class was exceptional! You're an excellent speaker and teacher, all the material was presented with clarity and enthusiasm. I always learn something from you to aid me in my business and came away from your class today with more useful knowledge.
    The timing of what you mentioned about Harrington Health was perfect. I've just recently gotten some Northern CA business and I am just beginning to educate myself with health plans specific to that area.
    Thanks again for an insightful and enjoyable day.                 Nancy G. Owner, Cardinal Business Services

    Not Approved for NCCAOM PDA.

    Not Approved for CALIFORNIA CEUs

    Early Registration deadline for this seminar is January 7, 2015. One day registrations will be available after the deadline.

    Cancellation Policy: Registrations must be cancelled prior to January 7, 2015 and only a 75% refund will be given. After that time you will not receive a refund.

    • 14 Feb 2015
    • Audio Recording on CD with Optional Test
    This is a high quality recording of the MAS Alex Tiberi Seminar presented in April, 2003, on the energetics of Orthopedic acupuncture: Theory and Practical Application.

    An option is to take a test to actually receive CEU credit for listening to the recording.

    Due to the high volume of back, leg, and arm pain, fibromyalgia , arthritis, and atrophy, Alex Tibieri addresses the causes: zang fu disharmonies, structural, constitutional, or emotional imbalances. He outlines acupuncture and other adjunct techniques to relieve the disorders.

    The set comes in a vinyl case with CDs in sleeves - can sit on your bookshelf or be easily carried!. An outline of the tracks is included with the set, which contains 10 CDs
    • 14 Feb 2015
    • Audio Recording on CD with Optional Test
    This is a high quality recording of the MAS Jeffrey Yuen Seminar presented in April 2004, on cancer care and Chinese medicine.

    An option is to take a test to actually receive CEU credit for listening to the recording.

    Jeffrey Yuen consolidates and integrates some of the Chinese Medicine modalities, namely, acupuncture, herbal medicine, qi gong and dietary therapy, while at the same time, bringing information from western/conventional and alternative approaches into the treatment of cancer.

    Fifty percent of the profits from the sale of these CDs goes to benefit the International Tai Chi Association.

    The set comes in a vinyl case with CDs in sleeves - can sit on your bookshelf or be easily carried!. An outline of the tracks is included with the set, which contains 10 CDs!
    • 18 Nov 2017
    • Audio Recording on CD
    This is a high quality recording of the MAS Jeffrey Yuen Seminar presented on November 18-19, 2007, on the treatment of Bi-Obstruction Syndrome, one of the most common conditions encountered in modern acupuncture practice. Fifty percent of the profits from the sale of these CD's goes to benefit the International Tai Chi Association. The set comes in a vinyl case with CDs in sleeves - can sit on your bookshelf or be easily carried!. An outline of the tracks on paper is included with the set, which contains 9 CDs! See the description of the original seminar for more information.
    • 04 Apr 2019
    • Audio Recording on CD
    This is a high quality recording of the MAS Jeffrey Yuen Seminar presented on April 4-5, 2009, on the treatment of the spiritual, emotional, and physical roots of addictions. Fifty percent of the profits from the sale of these CD's goes to benefit the International Tai Chi Association. The set comes in a vinyl case with CDs in sleeves - can sit on your bookshelf or be easily carried!. An outline of the tracks on paper is included with the set, which contains 9 CDs! See the description of the original seminar for more information.

    The Jeffrey Yuen Addictions seminar CD contains some very handy features.

    1. Each track has a distinctive title that shows up on your CD player. Even the questions are labeled. All track titles are also offered in an Excel file on-line. There are 13-23 tracks on each of the 10 CDs , logically divided according to the lecture.

    2. Within the handout, the tracks are collated. While you are listening to the CD, you always know exactly where you are within the outline and can easily find your way back there.

    3. We have also included a PDF of all of the drawings that accompanied the lecture, 32 altogether. They are also identified within the notes so as you are listening to the lecture, you can tell where he is in the handout but also what he is drawing on the overhead.

    We want to thank Francesca Paik for letting her Metal nature shine through in this artful and laborously created product.
    • 04 Dec 2020
    • Audio Recording on CD
    This is a high quality recording of the MAS Jeffrey Yuen Seminar presented on December 4-5, 2010, on the dynamic considerations that occur at the various phases of our life from dietary to lifestyle choices. Fifty percent of the profits from the sale of these CD\'s goes to benefit the International Tai Chi Association. The set comes in a vinyl case with CDs in sleeves - can sit on your bookshelf or be easily carried!. An outline of the tracks on paper is included with the set as well a copy of the handout, and reproduction of all the drawings and notes that were created by the speaker during the seminar, See the description of the
    original seminar for more information.

    CD recording and editing by Francesca Paik.
    • 24 Mar 2022
    • Audio Recording on CD
    This is a high quality recording of the MAS Jeffrey Yuen Seminar presented on March 24-25, 2012, on Treating the Endocrine System with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. Fifty percent of the profits from the sale of these CD\'s goes to benefit the International Tai Chi Association. The set comes in a vinyl case with CDs in sleeves - can sit on your bookshelf or be easily carried!. An outline of the tracks on paper is included with the set as well a copy of the handout, and reproduction of all the drawings and notes that were created by the speaker during the seminar, See the description of the original seminar for more information.

    CD recording and editing by Francesca Paik.
    • 08 Nov 2023
    • Audio Recording on CD

    This is a high quality recording of the seminar presented by MAS with Angela and John Hicks on November 8-9, 2008, on Deepening Diagnosis and Treatment Skills for Constitutional Treatment.   Find additional description of the seminar on the MAS continuing education page with links to previous seminars.

    A handout will be available for download with a link on the inside cover of the CD. This recording is of the first 2 days of the seminar only, not the last advanced day (which was an interactive experience, not suitable for recording).

    The set comes in a vinyl case with CDs in sleeves - can sit on your bookshelf or be easily carried!. An outline of the tracks is on the back of the box, which contains 9 CDs!
    • 15 Mar 2024
    • Audio Recording on CD
    This is a recording of the MAS Jeffrey Yuen Seminar presented on March 15-16, 2014, on Chinese Medical Pediatrics, Fifty percent of the profits from the sale of these CD's goes to benefit the International Tai Chi Association. The set comes in a vinyl case with CDs in sleeves - can sit on your bookshelf or be easily carried!. An outline of the tracks, handout, and handwritten notes is included with the set, which contains 10 CDs! See the description of the original seminar for more information.

    The recording for Day 2 is not as clear as Day 1, but is still understandable. If you are not sure whether that will be a problem for you, please Click here to download an MP3 sample from day 2 (should take about 30 seconds on high speed internet). To compare, click here to download a typical high quality sample from day one.
    • 23 Oct 2024
    • Audio Recording on CD

    This is a high quality recording of the MAS Giovanni Maciocia Seminar presented on October 23&24, 2004. The seminar was on

    1. The Psyche in Chinese Medicine: Treatment of Mental/Emotional Problems and

    2. Gynecology in Chinese Medicine.

    The set comes in a vinyl case with CDs in sleeves - can sit on your bookshelf or be easily carried!. An outline of the tracks is on the back of the box, which contains 8 CDs!
    • 14 Nov 2025
    • Audio Recording on CD

    This is a high quality recording of the MAS Giovanni Maciocia Seminar presented on November 14-15, 2009. The seminar was on
    1. BODY-MIND MAPPING IN CHINESE MEDICINE: The physiology, pathology and point energetics of body areas, and

    2. Thyroid Problems, and 3. Prostate Disorders.

    The set comes in a vinyl case with CDs in sleeves - can sit on your bookshelf or be easily carried!. An outline of the tracks is on the back of the box, which contains 8 CDs! and the handout from the seminar can be downloaded from the internet.
    • 18 Nov 2026
    • Audio Recording on CD
    This is a high quality recording of the MAS Giovanni Maciocia Seminar presented on November 18-19, 2006. The seminar was on

    1. The Extraordinary Vessels and

    2. Advanced tongue diagnosis.

    The set comes in a vinyl case with CDs in sleeves - can sit on your bookshelf or be easily carried!. An outline of the tracks is on the back of the box, which contains 8 CDs!
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