Courses / Ethics in the Field of Acupuncture, Beginner Course
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Ethics is a balance between passion and caution. This course covers a full spectrum of principles for maintaining an acupuncture/eastern medicine practice, whether you’re just starting out or are a seasoned practitioner. We’ll address ethical models in different medical modalities, the patient-practitioner relationship, disclosure, confidentiality, payments, setting up your practice, taking time away or moving your practice, record keeping, sexual attraction, relationships with and covering for other practitioners, advertising, professional surroundings, and your role in the global community, and more - all within a clear and easy through-line that will guide you to success via integrity.

Price: $60.00
CEUs/PDAs: 2 Approved: Florida, California, Standard Certificate, NCCAOM
Length: 2 Hrs
Course Type: Studio Recording
Access Period: Lifetime
Notes: Notes are provided with this course.


  • Students will learn core principles to determine what is ethical as pertaining to the practice of Acupuncture and East Asian medicine.
  • Students will understand the various base categories of maintaining a practice and how ethics are applied within each.
  • Students will be able to create a framework for creating and building an ethical practice of high integrity.


0 hrs - 30 minIntro, definition, classical use of etymology, historical representations.

30 min - 1 hrsPatient-practitioner and practitioner-professional relationships, disclosure of procedures, payment and fees, treatment of patients with legal guardians.

1 hrs - 1.5 hrsConfidentiality, coverage while away, moving, record keeping, post institutional training, use of titles, certificates of restriction.

1.5 hrs - 2 hrsWorking with other practitioners, advertising, professional surroundings, practicing other modalities.



Mary McCullough is an Acupuncturist and Professor. She serves as Senior Faculty member at the Institute of Classical Five Element Acupuncture in California. Read More »


This course provided me with a refreshing look on how to manage ethical questions in my practice.Ruth W.United States

I have been in practice for years, this course refreshed my understanding of professional ethics. Jennifer P.United States

I found the course very clear and thought provoking, despite having been in practice for 10+ years. Very helpful for reflecting on one’s practice. Carol G.Australia

This course covers all the ethical pitfalls one may encounter in an acupuncture practice.Eugene S.United States


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Unlimited Access & CEUSYou will have unlimited access to this course for as long as it is on Net of Knowledge, so that you can keep reviewing and learning from it over the years. CEU requirements must be completed within 1 year from the purchase. During this time, you must view the training and complete any required documents to get your certificate. You must also print and save your certificate for your own records.

Cancellation PolicyPlease note we do not offer refunds for our recorded online courses/webinars.

NoteThis recording is available in an online format only; you will not receive a DVD or physical copy of the recording – it is only available to watch as a course to watch on the internet through your online account.


Ethics in the Field of Acupuncture, Advanced Course
By Mary McCullough
CEUs/PDAs: 2

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