Battlefield Acupuncture Training in Krakow, Poland

Date : 08 June 2024
to 09 June 2024

Dates: from June 8th to 9th, 2024
Time: 8:30 – 17:30 on Saturday and 9:00 – 17:30 on Sunday
Address: Krakowski Park Technologiczny, ul. Podole 60, 30-394 Krakow
English translated into Polish

Who can attend this training:
Therapists who attend this training should be allowed to use needles according to the laws in their country.

What is Battlefield Acupuncture?

This ear (auricular) acupuncture protocol was developed by Dr Richard C. Niemtzow in 2001. He is a retired Air Force colonel and was the first full-time physician acupuncturist in the Armed Forces.
He originally conceived this technique as a way to deliver pain relief through acupuncture as quickly and efficiently as possible in combat and other military situations. It is growing in popularity in both military and civilian medical settings internationally.

This unique technique uses semi-permanent ASP® needles to activate ear points in order to influence the processing of pain in the central nervous system. According to Dr Niemtzow, pain relief can be immediate and hold for a longer stimulation. It can also be used in case of anxiety and insomnia.

A solution to reduce opioid consumption

BFA was recognized in 2019 as a solution to fight the opioid crisis by the Association of American Medical Colleges and presented in the documentary Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare in 2012.
In this excerpt you can see the insertion of ASP® needles at 4.26:

Course content

Day 1

  • Illusions of the Ear
  • The history of Auriculotherapy
  • Understand the history behind the BFA protocol
  • Learn how to do the BFA Protocol and how to use it
  • Effectively use ASP® needles and learn correct auricular insertion technique for BFA including: BFA point location
  • Recognize Side Effect and Results of BFA
  • Apply BFA in clinical practice successfully – know when to use the protocol

Day 2

  • Learn Advanced BFA – how and when to utilize it
  • Pairing of Needles
  • Clustering of Needles
  • Proper use of needles and correct auricular insertion
  • Incorporating Nogier’s Phases
  • Clinical Pearls: Piezo Pen, PTSD protocol
  • Contraindications and Outcomes of ABFA
  • Apply ABFA and Auriculotherapy protocols into clinical practice successfully


John Howard is an acupuncturist. As a protégé of Dr. Niemtzow, he has been training Battlefield Acupuncture since 2007 in America and Europe.
To learn more about him and about BFA click here.

Dr Richard C. Niemtzow and John Howard

“What makes BFA different is that it is safe, easily teachable,
and a highly effective treatment option”
Dr Niemtzow

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Phone: +48 609887775