Since 2005, HealthCMi has been a trusted authority for acupuncture continuing education. We have helped thousands of acupuncturists worldwide complete their required CEU and PDA credits required to keep a valid license.
Our "anytime courses" can be taken 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and are quick to complete. Simply download the course materials, complete the online quiz and receive a certificate of completion. There is no extra charge to retake quizzes if needed.
Our "live webinars" count towards in-person CEU credit and feature live video and audio directly to your computer, tablet or smartphone.
HealthCMi currently offers acupuncture continuing education online courses throughout the USA and Canada. HealthCMi provides:
- California Acupuncture Board, provider #329 (California CEUs)
- NCCAOM National Diplomate PDAs/CEUs (provider #602) This covers most states.
- Florida CEs (Florida Board of Acupuncture provider #50-8697, CE Broker approved)
- Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners (provider #CAE 00014) CAEs
- Illinois Acupuncture Continuing Education (provider # 225.000018)
- State of Nevada Board of Oriental Medicine CEU's
- CTCMA (British Columbia) Acupuncture Continuing Education
- CAAA (Alberta) Acupuncture Continuing Education
- California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider CEP15110
- ABORM provider HCMI0913 (check individual course listings)
- Massachusetts (acupuncture & herbal medicine categories can be applied)
- Ontario CTCMPAO Continuing Education (R.Ac., R.TCMP.)
- Board of Acupuncturists of Quebec (OAQ, Ordre des acupuncteurs du Québec)
- British Columbia Naturopathic Association (BCNA)
- New Zealand Acupuncture Standards Authority (NZASA) CPDs
- Acupuncture NZ (NZRA) CEUs
- Nova Scotia (NS-CMAAC) CEUs
- Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA) CPDs and AACMA (Australia)
- International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) CEs
These certifications ensure that HealthCMi offers acupuncture continuing education online courses in all states that license acupuncturists in the USA and Canada.
HealthCMi nursing continuing education online courses are approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing and for nursing CNE credit throughout the USA by approved nursing CNE providers. See individual courses for approval status.
The Healthcare Medicine Institute is dedicated to supporting a consortium of authors and presenters. Content providers are encouraged to publish medical works for medical professionals that are both useful and interesting. By providing a certificate of completion and license renewal process in conjunction with the production of medical works, the Healthcare Medicine Institute assists writers in obtaining the financial support requisite to devote time towards quality publications. The Healthcare Medicine Institute assists writers and presenters with lecture presentations, quiz creation, approvals for continuing education credit, and the preparation of educational materials for publication.
Authors and Administration
Prof. Richard Liao, L.Ac.
Professor Liao has served as professor of herbology and acupuncture theory at the Academy of Chinese Culture & Health Sciences in Oakland, California. Prof. Liao has also served as faculty at Five Branches University in Santa Cruz, California. His many years of teaching experience bring the highest quality of interesting and useful courses to HealthCMi continuing education online. In addition, Prof. Liao has a private acupuncture practice in Walnut Creek, California.
Prof. Jeffrey Pang, L.Ac.
Prof. Jeffrey Pang received his M.D. in western medicine and TCM from the Sun Yat Sen University of Medical Science in Guangzhou, China. He practiced as a licensed acupuncturist for ten years in Guangzhou and Hong Kong prior to becoming a licensed acupuncturist in California. Prof. Pang’s family has practiced TCM for generations and his clinical practice spans over 30 years. Since 1984, Prof. Pang has served as the Department Chair for the Theory, Herbology and Internal Medicine departments at Five Branches University. Currently, he is an active faculty member at Five Branches University at both the Santa Cruz and San Jose locations and authors publications for Chinese Medicine and dietetics at HealthCMi. In addition to teaching and curriculum development for Five Branches University and HealthCMi, Prof. Pang has a private practice in Santa Cruz and San Jose, California.
Dr. Van S. Stevens, D.M.D., P.A.
Dr. Stevens has been a periodontist for over 30 years with a practice limited to periodontics and oral implantology. He is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Osseointegration, American Academy of Periodontology, Central Dental Society, Union County Dental Society, New Jersey Dental Society, Northeast Periodontal Study Group, and the Academy of Dental Practice and Administration. Dr. Stevens has hosted live, on-site continuing education seminars for many years and assists with dental related continuing education CEU projects.
Adam White, M.T.C.M., L.Ac., Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM)
Adam White, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac. has served as a faculty member and as the Continuing Education Director for Five Branches University. His publications cover a variety of topics including Chinese medicine dietetics, the treatment of pelvic inflammatory disorder and herb-drug interactions. He is currently the CEO of the Healthcare Medicine Institute.
Colleen DeLaney, L.Ac., M.T.C.M.
Colleen DeLaney is a California licensed acupuncturist and has been in private practice for approximately two decades in Chico, California. She served as an X-ray technician for 15 years in California hospitals and received her Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine degree from Five Branches University in Santa Cruz, California.
John Struthers, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac. (NCCAOM)
John Struthers served as Academic Director of Five Branches University from 1989 to 1992. As a Five Branches faculty member, John Struthers taught western sciences and Chinese medicine theory. Currently, he is a licensed acupuncturist and author for HealthCMi.com with a private practice in Chico, California.
Kevin Walker, L.Ac., R.Ph.
Kevin Walker is a licensed acupuncturist, registered pharmacist, and contributing author to HealthCMi. He has extensive experience in patient monitoring, drug information, and collaborative practice. He was a staff pharmacist at the Alta Bates Medical Center in Berkeley, California, and worked with inpatient care at University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio. His collaborations have produced important continuing education courses at HealthCMi on the topic of safety and herb-drug interactions. He completed his interships at Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Zhejiang Chinese Medical University. His education includes degrees from Ohio Northern University and the Academy of Chinese Culture & Health Sciences (Oakland, California).
Tinisia Green, L.Ac., Dipl.OM. (NCCAOM)
Tinisia Green, L.Ac., Dipl.OM. (NCCAOM) is a licensed acupuncturist in Texas and an NCCAOM Diplomate of Oriental Medicine. She has extensive experience as a technical writer and her medical writing and organizational skills assure high quality educational materials for HealthCMi acupuncture continuing education online. Tinisia Green, L.Ac. received her Master of Science in Oriental Medicine from the Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin (AOMA).
Dr. Greg A. Livingston, Ph.D., L.Ac.
Dr. Livingston is a contributing author for the Healthcare Medicine Institute. Dr. Livingston received his Ph.D. in Chinese Internal Medicine and the Clinical Application of Shang Han Lun at Zhejiang University of Chinese Medicine, China. He is one of the few westerners to have completed his Ph.D. in Chinese Medicine in China entirely in Chinese. Dr. Livingston served as a Chinese Medicine Physician at the North American International Hospital, Hangzhou and has lectured at Zhejiang University Medical School.
Linda Zhu is a staff writer and translator for the Healthcare Medicine Institute. She has a degree from Peking University in Chinese Language and Literature, which compliments her expertise in biomedicine.
Charles Lek is a staff writer and translator for the Healthcare Medicine Institute. His expertise in technical writing and his strong academic background compliments his multilingual skills. Charles provides accurate biomedical and TCM translations for diagnoses, treatment protocols, and laboratory results.
Chase G. Waters, L.Ac., M.T.C.M.
Chase G. Waters is a doctoral fellow in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at Five Branches University (San Jose, CA) and has a Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine (MTCM). Chase is an Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine resident at Highland Hospital in Oakland (California) and is the Associate Director of Admissions for Five Branches University. His administrative and publishing skills contribute to HealthCMi research and outreach.
Jamie Li has extensive research and translation experience. She holds advanced degrees in biology and Chinese medicine and is a valued member of the HealthCMi writing staff.
Xiaolian He is an expert in dietetics. She has an MS in Food Science and holds a degree in biochemistry. In addition, she has extensive experience in research and publishing. Her experience with research at the NIH (National Institutes of Health) brings important insight to HealthCMi.
Michael Huang is a researcher and editor with prior experience from Harvard University and University of Pennsylvania. He brings accurate Chinese to English translations of acupuncture and herbal medicine research to HealthCMi.
Galen Williams, M.T.C.M., Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM), Dipl.C.H.
Galen Williams, Dipl.Ac. currently serves as an administrative advisor to the Healthcare Medicine Institute. She has been nationally certified in both acupuncture and Chinese herbology since 1995. Galen Williams, Dipl.Ac has been in private practice in Louisville, Colorado since 1997 and specializes in the treatment of gynecological concerns and the treatment of Shen imbalances.
Elizabeth Piech holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Amherst College and studies acupuncture and herbal medicine at the New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. A contributing writer to HealthCMi, her reports cover important topics relevant to licensed acupuncturists and their patients.
Prof. Sharon Feng, L.Ac.
During her lifetime, Prof. Feng was a contributing editor and author for the Healthcare Medicine Institute. Dr. Feng received her M.D. degree from the Shanghai Second Medical University (China) where she later served as the Clinic Director of the Chinese/Western Medical Division from 1978-1984 and was Chief of Residents. Dr. Feng was a licensed acupuncturist in California with a clinical practice spanning over 30 years. Dr. Feng was the Department Chair of Gynecology for Five Branches University and taught herbology and clinical medicine. We loved her very much and her legacy is in the health of her patients and the continuing knowledge that lives through her students.