Grasshopper Education

The Anti-Aging Mind

We all have older patients that have been with us through our years of practice. They are motivated to learn how to keep their mental vitality, in addition to their physical wellness, and left on their own to 'google it' can leave them confused about where to start. This course provides the information you'll need to meet their needs, and answer their questions.

Learn about the traditional and scientific findings including biomedical anatomy and physiology of the brain, and TCM theory. Explore which foods and herbs have been proven effective for certain patients to help overcome or minimize the effects of brain disorders that may come on with age including dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Get clear on how to identify potential red flags and give proper medical referrals.  This course is available for continuing education credit for NCCAOM PDA’S as well as California and Florida CEU’s.

NCCAOM Provider #ACHB 1016-006

California Provider #865

Florida Provider# 50- 13977 

Course Description

Let's face it, for most of us it has been a long time since our semester of nutrition in acupuncture school. This course will remind you of the basics - the proteins, the fats, and the carbs - the very macronutrients that enable you live (and give) as you do. But that is just the beginning. You will learn some clever tricks of the trade like how to calculate the exact number of calories your patient needs to healthily lose that ten extra pounds of holiday, baby, you-get-the-picture weight. Up-to-date information on the Glycemic Index (GI) and Nutrient-Dense Foods are also included - two current topics that you don't want to be the last to know about. This course is available for continuing education credit for California, Florida, and NCCAOM.

In our own backyard, California mugwort, Artemesia douglasiana, is prolific and endemic. This course will teach you how to identify, wildcraft, and process the leaves into moxa that you can use in your very own practice. This course will teach you the unique properties of California mugwort, when to use California moxa versus Chinese moxa, and even discusses in detail how to use the plant for internal use. Experience the true joy of being an herbalist by learning to handcraft the very herbs you use to heal your patients. This course is available for continuing education credit for California, Florida, and NCCAOM. If you need us to report to CE Broker (Florida), PLEASE email us when you are done with the course and quiz:

CEUs: 4

White sage is burned and used for purification (called "smudging") in many Native American traditions. Did you know that when taken internally, white sage is also a powerful and safe medicinal herb, with actions similar to some of our Chinese herbal counterparts? The advantage is that white sage grows wildly and abundantly in the U.S. and is easily wildcrafted and harvested. A perfect complement to Making Moxa, this course will empower you to start looking in your own backyard instead of relying on the importation of Chinese herbs for the benefit and well-being of your patients. This course is available for continuing education credit for California, Florida, and NCCAOM.

CEUs: 3

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine have been gaining significant recognition for its success in assisting women get pregnant either naturally or with the help of ART. One of the most rewarding moments as a practitioner is helping your patient achieve pregnancy, and it is not as complicated as you might think. With this straight-forward, no-frills course as your guide, you can help people realize dreams. This course is available for continuing education credit for California, Florida, and NCCAOM. If you need us to report to CE Broker (Florida) please email us:

Got a lot of referrals from massage therapists and chiropractors lately? Didn't think so. But a lot of us do get referrals from physical therapists, the unsung heroes of Western rehabilitative medicine who don't use drugs to deal with inflammation or injury but modalities that are strikingly similar to the techniques that we use. This course will teach you the foundation of a physical therapy program so that you will have a solid understanding of what it means when your patients say they have graduated to "Phase 3" with their PT. You will learn physical therapy modalities and how they relate to our medicine. You will learn to integrate your acupuncture treatments into their physical therapy sessions without over-treating but enhancing outcomes. You will also learn how to find these physical therapists and good ways to introduce, dialogue, and build referral relationships. This course is available for continuing education credit for California, Florida, and NCCAOM.

Although L.Ac.'s are taught the anatomy and pathology of joints, the surgical repair of these joints is not covered, nor is the unique, healing challenges of post-surgical tissue. This course dissects each surgery of the major joints, giving the acupuncturist details on how to position patients post-surgery and what to avoid. Sections on acupuncture protocols are included. This course is approved by California, NCCAOM, and Florida.

Grains provide a startling array of vitamins and minerals, and are an essential part of a healthy diet. In China, grains such as rice are a diet staple; in fact the cooking of rice is the basis for the character Qi. As health care providers, it is our role to decipher between what is fact and fiction when it comes to grains and pass on this wisdom to those we care for. This course is available for continuing education credit for California, Florida, and NCCAOM.

Did you know that good fats can help clean out the dredge caused by bad fats? Did you know that our brain is essentially a big vat of fat that thrives off of healthy fats like DHA? Did you know that cooking your veggies with medium to high heat using olive oil (like how they do on every single cooking show on TV!) is unhealthy for you, as you are most certainly eating olive oil that has gone rancid past its smoke point? Learn this and more from this fundamental course on a vital macronutrient. This course is California, NCCAOM and Florida (CE Broker) approved.

This intriguing course, written by a psychologist and acupuncturist Brian Falk, explores how perceived notions by both the patient and the doctor can create impediments to healing. It also offers a series of thought provoking approaches for how to create balance in the Practitioner-Patient relationship to best support patient empowerment.

This course does not currently count for Florida. It is currently approved by the California Acupuncture Board and  NCCAOM.


Over 50% of Americans over 60 have dealt with rotator cuff injuries. It is virtually impossible to not see a patient in your practice at some point with this common injury. Even if orthopedics is not your thing, let treating rotator cuff injuries be your exception. Why? Because the orthopedic tests are simple to perform (check out the teaching video on page 8), acupuncture is effective at treating most cases, and the take-home exercises are simple to demonstrate and teach. This course is approved by the California Acupuncture Board, NCCAOM and Florida (CE Broker). If you need us to report to CE Broker (Florida) please email us:

The fact that fast food is bad for us has finally burrowed its way into our collective consciousness - nobody needs convincing on this one. But, were you aware that conventional wheat products have been genetically modified to increase their gluten content, causing an auto-immune response creating inflammation in the body? Neither did we. Your non-organic wheat toast in the morning is not as benign as you might think, nor is the occasional corn on the cob at your summer bbq. And as hard as we may try, as practitioners we know that unless dietary sources of inflammation are addressed, acupuncture and herbs will always be palliative treatments. This course will teach you the markers of inflammation like prostaglandins and C-Reactive Protein, and which foods trigger these markers. Most importantly, you will learn which foods reduce inflammation, so get reading! This course is available for continuing education credit for California, Florida, and NCCAOM.

This course is not a history of Ethics nor will we talk about Hippocrates. Instead, this course is designed to assist the busy practitioner with the ethical issues that come up in the office on a daily basis. From referral relationships to the patient/doctor privilege, this course will guide you in creating your medical ethical principles and put them into practice for the safety of you and your patients. This course is approved for 4 units for NCCAOM, the California Acupuncture Board, and Florida's CE Broker.

The economy has little to do with your success. Nor does the size of your town or the number of practitioners near you. Jason Luban L.Ac., has heard all the excuses and admits to having recited them himself. But the fact is, whether you live in Los Angeles or Las Cruces, there's no good excuse for having anything but a thriving practice. Bowing to popular demand, Jason has decided to share his own unique ways of generating business in this two hour video course. You can watch it between patients or watch it all at once, just watch the darn video! You can even earn CEU's by watching the video, so really, what could possibly be your excuse now?

This course is approved for California and NCCAOM (course #1016-11) and does not qualify for CEU's in Florida.


This course is best taken after Breast Cancer Part 1 and outlines the Chinese medical theory on all aspects of the disease from etiology to adjunctive acupuncture strategies to mitigate the side effects of conventional cancer treatments. Course appendices include case studies with tongue photos. This course is approved by California, Florida, and NCCAOM for 8 CE/PDA points.

This course is designed to give participants an introduction to Classical Chinese Face Reading as it applies to diagnosis. It will include an evaluation of Jing and Qi and an analysis of the Facial Maps. In addition, participants will learn to interpret some makers for specific diseases and some recommended treatments will given in case studies.

This course teaches diagnosing little kids, the Japanese art of shoni-shin, and other practical remedies for common little kid issues. Taught by the amiable and experienced Holly Guzman, this is the type of material you will use again and again in daily practice. Currently this course is approved by the California Acupuncture Board and NCCAOM but is NOT approved for CEUs in Florida.

Is Femara used for pre- or post-menopausal women? What does triple negative breast cancer mean? Why did my patient receive chemotherapy before surgery? If you have ever asked yourself these or similar questions, this course is for you. You will learn patient diagnosis, lab tests, and treatment strategies Western medicine uses so you can confidently navigate through the sea of breast cancer treatment. Course appendices include actual patient tumor markers, blood work, and a reference list of breast cancer drugs. After taking the course and earning your CEU's, be sure to bookmark this page to use as a reference at your clinic. This course is available for continuing education credit for California, Florida, and NCCAOM. If you need us to report to CE Broker (Florida) please email us at: NCCAOM Provider #ACHB 1016-001 California Provider #865 Florida CE Provider #50-13977