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The Needle in the Haystack: Acupuncture Protocols for the Prevention and Treatment of Burnout Syndrome

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The Needle in the Haystack: Acupuncture Protocols for the Prevention and Treatment of Burnout Syndrome


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Please note this course is no longer approved for California acupuncture CEUs.

If you need live California acupuncture CEUs, check out our upcoming live webinars and for on-demand distance courses approved by California, please visit our CAB approval page.

We chose not to renew this course for California Acupuncture CEUs. However, this course is approved by other CEU regulatory bodies.  Please check our approved by tab for approval details.


This course will introduce the Chinese Medicine Practitioner to the concept of Burnout Syndrome, and to the twelve-stage burnout cycle theorized by psychologist Herbert Freudenberger and Gail North.

We will examine other leading theories of Burnout syndrome and utilize scientifically accepted burnout inventory tools to best assess patients as to their level of burnout.

Attendees will examine each stage of burnout syndrome from the point-of-view of Traditional Chinese Medicine, utilizing zang-fu diagnosis, five-phase (five elements) theory, and divergent meridians/luo vessels to accurately recognize, prevent, and treat patients on the Burnout spectrum.

Treatment plans will consist of acupuncture protocols, herbal formulas, mindful movement, and other mindfulness exercises that have shown to be effective in restoring qi, blood, yin, yang, jing and shen-returning vitality to patients.

1. Understand the historical development of burnout syndrome as a medical diagnosis.
2. To identify the signs of possible Burnout Syndrome using Freudenberger’s Twelve Stage Burnout Cycle.
3. To become familiar with commonly used Burnout Inventories and how to use them in a Chinese Medicine setting.
4. Learn the first steps in preventing all Burnout Syndrome using Conscious ‘Self-Awareness inventories in a clinical practice (VIA reports, Birkman analysis).
5. How to accurately make a differential diagnosis of Burnout Syndrome using Chinese Medicine diagnostic methods.
6. Learn mechanisms of how acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can treat Burnout Syndrome effectively utilizing Luo points, divergent meridians, and extraordinary vessels.
7. To administer Acupuncture point combinations for each phase of Burnout Syndrome.
8. To prescribe herbal formulas and dietary therapies, when necessary for burnout recovery.
9. To differentiate between Burnout Syndrome, Stress, and Depression.
10. Identify 5 resources to assist in recovery from Burnout, Compassion Fatigue and Secondary Post-Traumatic Stress and when to refer out.

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R. Keith Bell, MSOM, DIPL Ac, LAc. A native Virginian, R. Keith Bell is a nationally recognized expert in the field of Holistic Health. He has spent over 20 years studying and practicing the healing arts and Oriental medicine. In 2000, Keith opened Oriental Medicine Specialists, the first medical clinic in Richmond to offer the full scope of Oriental medicine, including acupuncture and Chinese Herbology.

OMS is now Richmond's premier Holistic Health Center and in 2005 Keith expanded his practice to include his Conscious Conceptions Program, the first comprehensive holistic fertility program in our area. Keith is also committed to bringing education and inspiration to Richmond. He co-created and produced the Mid-Atlantic Holistic Health Conference in 2003 and 2004 which brought world renowned experts on holistic health to Richmond. Pioneers like, Keith's personal friend and mentor Joan Borysenko, PhD; Larry Dossey, MD and wife Barbara Dossey, PhD, RN; and world renown scientist Candace Pert, PhD.

In 2005, Keith began working extensively with James Madison University, developing and teaching new courses that brought holistic theory to several programs. Keith also welcomes Residents from Virginia Commonwealth University's School of Medicine into his clinic, providing supervision and offering our next generation of doctors firsthand experience with Holistic medicine. In the coming months Keith will be presenting more classes and workshop for the general public while he continues to provide quality health care to our community.

If you are interested in having Keith speak to your class or community group, or if you'd like to schedule an appointment, please give his office a call. They'll be happy to help you. R. Keith Bell was also one of the international speakers at the 2015 Integrative Fertility Symposium in Vancouver, British Columbia.



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