Acupuncture Continuing Education

1–28 Governing Vessel Acupuncture

20 CEUs

Prof. Liao presents a review of all governing vessel acupuncture points according to both ancient and modern Chinese medicine principles. Drawing on ancient Taoist Dragon sect teachings, we explore the original meanings and dynamics of each acupuncture point. Prof. Liao connects the energetics of each acupuncture point with real world clinical applications. Enjoy this review and discover the hidden meanings of each acupoint.

Special topics include COVID-19, running piglets, steaming bone, heart stagnation, shen disturbances, lumbar disc herniations, asthma, pneumonia, and more. Download the course, take the online quiz, and receive a certificate of completion at


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Purchase the course and it will be downloaded to your computer in PDF format. PDFs work on Apple Mac, Windows PC, iPad, iPhone, Android and other platforms. After reviewing the course, take the online quiz and a certificate of completion will be automatically generated for INSTANT credit. You may re-take the quiz as often as is needed and there is no time limit.


Continuing Education Credits
20 NCCAOM Diplomate PDAs (20 core: AOM-AC 16, AOM-OM 4)
20 California Acupuncture Board CEUs (category 1)
20 Texas CAEs (12 general acupuncture, 1 ethics & safety, 3 herbology, 4 biomedicine)
20 California Board of Registered Nursing contact hours
20 Florida Board of Acupuncture CEs (general 15, biomedical 5)
20 CTCMA British Columbia acupuncture CEs 
20 BCNA & CNPBC (British Columbia Naturopathic Assoc.) credits
20 CAAA Alberta CEUs
20 CTCMPAO (Ontario, Canada) continuing education credits
20 OAQ CEUs (Board of Acupuncturists of Quebec)
20 NZASA Chinese Medicine CPDs, Category 2 (New Zealand Acupuncture Standards Authority)
20 Acupuncture NZ (NZRA) New Zealand CEUs
20 NS-CMAAC Nova Scotia acupuncture CEUs
20 CMBA CPDs/CEUs (Chinese Medicine Board of Australia)
Massachusetts: applicable towards the acupuncture & herbs requirements


About the Author 


Prof. Richard Liao, L.Ac.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.





Recent Customer Reviews

Margaret H. 06/11/2024
This was a comprehensive review of the anatomy and physiology and energetic patterns associated with Governing Vessel points, along with interesting research on the efficacy of GV points for treating various conditions.
Justin H. 06/03/2024
Very Informative and a great reminder of how to best use these points in serving our clients
Heather G. 04/28/2024
This course was a great review of the Governing Vessel and also includes modern pertinent studies for practice today.
Samuel B. calgary alberta, AB 04/12/2024
A great refresher course for the study of the Du Mai, and I appreciate learning about some of the recent developments with regard to research as well.
Francis C. 04/04/2024
Great course to gain more knowledge about the GV
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