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Whether you’re a medical professional seeking to integrate Eastern medicine into your existing medical practice, or just genuinely curious about how acupuncture works, join me on this journey about the power of ancient medicine, and how it has the potential to transform the care you deliver to your patients AND your bottom line.

Medical Professionals, this course awards you

16 Professional Development Units from

The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine.

Enjoy lifetime access to course materials.

Dr. Borandi is a seasoned acupuncturist with a decade of experience and board certification through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Her passion lies in educating medical professionals about the principles of Eastern medicine and how it can enhance conventional medical practices. Through her teachings, Dr. Borandi aims to bridge the gap between Eastern and Western medicine, empowering healthcare providers to integrate acupuncture into their practice for holistic patient care. She is actively involved in advocacy efforts to promote acupuncture's recognition in mainstream healthcare, working to establish standards of practice and ensure patient safety and quality care. Dr. Borandi's dedication and expertise continue to make a positive impact on the healthcare community, fostering a future where Eastern and Western modalities complement each other to promote health and well-being.

"Dr. Borandi is
very passionate about what she does. Even though the class was short I felt like I learned a lot and it opened the door for wanting to learn more about the various eastern medicine modalities."

"Thank you Dr. Borandi for making this course an open and stress-free course. I really enjoyed the topics discussed and felt that you did a really good job in presenting hard material in such a short class time frame! She's the best!"

"Dr. Borandi was very inclusive and very open to all comments and discussion topics in class! It would be wonderful if we could get her on campus for more exposure and training to acupuncture."

What You'll Learn In This Course

The Science & Profession of Acupuncture

  • Research-based mechanisms of action: Confidently explain the research-based mechanisms to colleagues and patients.

  • Licensure options: learn how to find qualified practitioners and/or integrate acupuncture into your scope of practice.

  • Patient satisfaction: Take the next step in providing patient-centered-care.

Causes of Disease & Diagnosis

in Chinese Medicine

  • Causes of Disease: The Pathogenic and Emotional Causes of Disease.

  • TCM Theory: Why Traditional Chinese Medicine principles are crucial but not the only pieces of the diagnostic picture.

  • Diagnosis in EAM: How to use The Four Inspections: Observation, Interrogation, Palpation, Auscultation (to Hear).

  • Microsystems: the ear, the eye, the face.

Theory and Pulse & Tongue Diagnosis

  • Pulse & Tongue Diagnosis: Practical application of pulse and tongue signs with special guided pulse meditation.

  • Eight Principle Theory: Use patterns to differentiate Western Diagnoses

  • Five Element Theory: What's your constitution? How does that inform your preferences? How can you use this framework within your relationships?

Acupuncture Points, Treatment Demonstrations, Running a Private Practice

  • Acupuncture Points: Meridians, Points, Point Location, Needling Techniques, FORBIDDEN POINTS, and Dry Needling!

  • Treatment Demonstrations: Come inside the clinic to see real patients receiving real acupuncture and bodywork treatments.

  • Operating a private practice: Are you considering opening a private medical practice? The pro's and con's of striking out on your own.



  • Private Community: Join a community of compassionate providers who strive to learn about, recommend, and provide evidence-informed options to their patients.

  • Accredited Course: This curriculum was offered for-credit at a medical university and has been praised by students and faculty alike.

  • Bonus Q&A: For a limited time, join live Q&A sessions to discuss the course material and have your questions answered by Dr. Borandi.

*Please check with your professional organization regarding credit for continuing education.

Meet Your Instructor

Hi, I'm Dr. Borandi.

I worked for the government for 15 years - most notably, I spent a lot of time working in the Social Security Disability arena.

I became very familiar with the business process and how many patients are determined to be "disabled", without any attempt to try alternative therapies to help them regain their health.

Then, I found acupuncture. I was dealing with some pretty bad anxiety myself, at the time; job, family, relationship stress. I felt like I was choking all the time. My doctor prescribed Xanax, which helped with the choking sensation, but it also took away any desire I had to participate in anything. I became very flat. I looked to acupuncture because I was actually looking for the placebo effect!

What I came to experience, was way more than just mind over matter.

Prior to working for the government, I spent my undergrad studying the medical sciences. So, I had a pretty good idea of what to expect from my nervous system and other internal wiring. So when I began applying some of the biochemical and neurological principles to the things I was actually experiencing in my body during my acupuncture treatments, I began to ask more in depth questions. I didn't actually find a lot of information about acupuncture and how it works. Nevertheless, I thought: "If it's working this well for me, could it also work for others, perhaps even some of these people on Disability?"

Long story short: Once I figured out that this kind of change within a federal organization was not likely to happen in my lifetime, I asked myself: "Well, what can I do right now? How can I change my professional trajectory to position myself to actually help other people regain their mobility and get back to doing the things they need and want to do in life?"

After all, I had all the training in the medical sciences...

It was time for me to get back into medicine!

In 2011, I enrolled in a three-year, accredited Master of Acupuncture program. Upon completion, I got licensed and NCCAOM board-certified, and I began delivering acupuncture at the Washington DC VA Medical Center in the Integrative Health and Wellness Department, where I also contributed to the research being done there in the War-Related Illness and Injury Study Center, on the Gulf War Veterans Illness and Injury Study.

In 2017, I relocated and opened my private practice in southern Utah, and I've been joyfully practicing this very cool system of ancient medicine ever since.

There is nothing more rewarding than helping people return to and maintain their health and vitality, and I am so grateful to have taken the step to work in this very rewarding profession.

I've more than replaced the six figure income I was making working for the federal government, and I am SO INCREDIBLY IN LOVE WITH MY WORK!

While you may not be able to integrate this modality into your practice immediately, some of you will resonate so well with it that you will take the steps to become licensed. I say, GO FOR IT! It is such a fascinating experience to see how people respond to their treatments and watch them transform.

In addition to learning all about East Asian Medicine, I'm also going to walk you through some of the more subtle ways that I bring medicine to my patients in how I connect with their emotions and talk to them about their life stressors. We're going to talk about creating a healing presence in the treatment room, bringing an extra level of care and attention to the way you touch your patients, how to match their energy and their emotions, and what to do with your own constructs and beliefs when someone tells you something you don't agree with.

How are YOU in a treatment scenario?

How do you respond?

Can you be neutral and/or not attached to the story?

Can you deliver compassionate care and not get upset by your "non-compliant" patients?

My students are blown away by how quickly they grasp the theory of East Asian Medicine, and they're especially grateful for the time we spend talking about the emotions, how to match a person's energy in a treatment situation, what kinds of conversational nuances help to build rapport, and ultimately how to have conversations that gently address the root cause of one's illness, and encourage the patient to take accountability for addressing their individual health.

Wow, there's so much more inside and I hope you're as excited as I am for you to begin this journey! For a limited time I will be hosting a weekly Q&A call in our private community. I hope to meet you there!

Offer The Science, Theory & Application of Acupuncture & East Asian Medicine FOR CREDIT at your organization.

Course Description

This course engages students in any program, any year, and on any campus, with the fundamental principles of Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine (EAM). Students learn both conventional, research-based mechanisms of action, as well as the EAM perspectives of how and why acupuncture affects change in the body. Students receive a brief overview of the history and foundations of EAM, and the theoretical principles surrounding 8-Principle, 5-Element, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and other popular treatment approaches. Students learn about the acupuncture meridians (aka channels), acupuncture points, and pulse and tongue diagnosis. Students will observe acupuncture treatments in the clinical setting. Treatments will be conducted by the professor on a real patient. Patients have given formal consent to video recording of treatments. Students will abide by HIPAA Privacy standards. Treatment demonstrations include but are not limited to needling, explanation of needling techniques, and the use of moxibustion, cupping, guasha, and tuina when appropriate. Students learn how to interact with acupuncturists, professionally, and within the context of interprofessional education and internal medicine. Students also learn about the laws governing the practice of acupuncture in the United States. This course is not comprehensive of the full body of knowledge students must undergo to become or identify as a "licensed acupuncturist (LAc)" or use acupuncture needles in a clinical setting.

Professional Enhancement

  • Discuss professional behavior as it pertains to working with patients, colleagues, and inside of various organizations.

  • Understand the importance of showing respect for diverse populations.

  • Implement self-directed learning skills.

  • Utilize critical thinking skills and scientific literacy to solve problems.

  • Demonstrate professional competence in ethics as it pertains to the practice of East Asian Medicine.

  • Demonstrate professional competence in safety as it pertains to the practice of East Asian Medicine.

  • Apply relevant contextual information (social, age, emotional, and/or cultural) to health care practices.

  • Engage in expanded opportunities within areas of specific health care practice.

Learning Objectives & Outcomes

  • Gather a history and document findings.

  • Prioritize a differential diagnosis following a clinical encounter.

  • Document a clinical encounter in the patient record.

  • Provide an oral presentation of a clinical encounter.

  • Form clinical questions and retrieve evidence to advance patient care.

  • Collaborate as a member of an inter-professional team.

  • Recognize a patient requiring urgent or emergent care and initiate evaluation and management.

  • Obtain informed consent for tests and/or procedures.

  • Perform general procedures of a physician.

  • Identify system failures and contribute to a culture of safety and improvement.

Please contact us if you are interested in customizing this course experience and/or acquiring multiple licenses for your organization.

Who Is This Course For?

  • You want to learn about acupuncture, regardless of age, gender, nationality, or profession - if you're interested, this course is for you.

  • You are curious about the research-based mechanisms of action and want to be able to relay this information quickly and easily to providers, family, patients, or colleagues.

  • You are curious about how the emotions and a person's lifestyle and/or situation can contribute to disease.

  • Anyone who's ever been asked, "Well, what do you think about acupuncture?"

  • You want to explore ways to incorporate more compassion and thoughtfulness into your interactions with others.

  • Skeptics and analysts: this course is ESPECIALLY for you. If you are genuinely curious and have not had your questions answered about how and why acupuncture creates change in the body, this course is for you!

Who Is This Course NOT For?

  • You believe acupuncture and other forms of natural care are pseudoscience or placebo.

  • You aim to discredit or harass those seeking honest and objective conversation about Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

  • You discount the emotions as a contributor to disease.

Frequently Asked Questions

What skill level is required for this program?

Beginner. Intermediate. Advanced. There's something for everyone in here.

This course was originally designed for and delivered to medical school students. It's perfect for physicians, medical school students, physician assistants, nurses, physical therapists, chiropractors, mental health therapists, massage therapists, athletic trainers, hospice workers...

The course is also perfect for patients wanting to know more about acupuncture and how it is being used to address chronic illness, pain, and other conditions.

This is especially good for anyone considering a career change or seeking a rewarding career in medicine.

How long do I have access to the program & when does it start?

You will have lifetime access to the program and you can start right away.

Can't I learn all of this on YouTube?

YouTube has bits and pieces scattered throughout, but this is the only course of its kind, which offers you a comprehensive, low-commitment, cost-effective, and FAST way to grasp the BIG picture about eastern medical theory, the state of the profession here in the US, and several clinical examples of what to expect from acupuncture treatments.

Oh, and YouTube WILL NOT award you 16 Professional Development Units and an NCCAOM certificate of completion.

Do I need to have any knowledge of Acupuncture or Eastern Medicine before starting?

No prior knowledge is necessary. This course was specifically created for professionals in various medical disciplines, but has been vetted by my patients, who agree it's easy to understand and leaves them wanting to learn more.

This course starts at the very beginning and answers questions like: "What is acupuncture?", and "What is Qi?" and "What are the meridians and points?"

Should I invest in The Science, Theory & Application of Acupuncture & East Asian Medicine before investing in a Master's Degree or other formal training/certificate program?


Many physicians, students, other healthcare practitioners and even patients are curious about acupuncture. Some are interested in deeper study and/or integrating acupuncture into their scope of practice, but many don't know where to find a comprehensive, quick, low-commitment training to help them fully understand the theory.

For physicians: Certificate programs are $12,000 or more, require years of training, and a lot of travel to complete the requirements. This course offers you a quick yet comprehensive overview of the many facets of East Asian Medicine, in an easy to digest format.

Acupuncture is fascinating and those of us practicing it feel a lot of personal satisfaction from witnessing the ways acupuncture helps people transform their overall health.

For students studying the various medical or integrative disciplines: grasping and integrating the diagnostic and treatment perspectives of this ancient system of medicine is a lot of fun. This is a very old, yet powerful form of medicine that has the potential to transform your understanding of medicine and how you practice.

I hope the content inspires you to seek additional training and certification. There's no shortage of people in the world who need good medicine that works fast. For your patients, acupuncture could be it.

I hope you will join me.

Is there a guarantee?

Absolutely. The Science, Theory & Application of Acupuncture & East Asian Medicine has a 7-Day Satisfaction Guarantee. If you are not completely SATISFIED and ENLIGHTENED by the program, then contact us within 7 days for a full refund, no questions asked.

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DISCLAIMER:  Please note that The Science, Theory & Application of Acupuncture & East Asian Medicine does not fulfill the education requirements for becoming a licensed acupuncturist or practicing acupuncture or Dry Needling/Trigger Point Dry Needling. It is not intended for diagnosis or treatment, nor does it establish a patient/practitioner relationship.

This course offers 16 Professional Development Units from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine

(NCCAOM). Please check with your professional board for reciprocity.

Prior to awarding completion certificate and/or Professional Development Units (PDUs), participants must sign the Course Participant Attestation which states: "I understand that the information in this course presented by the Provider and/or Instructor(s) is for educational purposes only and should only be applied with appropriate clinical judgment and used by a trained and licensed practitioner. Governmental laws and regulations vary from region to region and the contents of this course vary in permissible usage. The participant is required to check their local, state, and federal laws and regulations regarding the practice requirements and scope of practice issues and the use of the information of this course including, but not limited to, theory, herbal medicine, and acupuncture. I acknowledge that NCCAOM does not endorse any specific treatment regimens of any kind. Furthermore, if I use any modalities or treatments taught in this course, I agree to waive, release, indemnify, discharge, and covenant not to sue NCCAOM, Borandi Acupuncture, LLC, and/or Janene Borandi, from and against any liability, claims, demands, or causes of action whatsoever, arising out of any injury, loss, or damage that a person may sustain related to the use of the information in this course. I understand that this Release is governed by the laws of District of Columbia, U.S.A. and shall survive the termination or expiration of this course."

Your success with grasping these concepts will depend on many factors including but not limited to your background, experience, and dedication to studying the subject matter. East Asian Medicine is an ancient system of medicine with subjects and concepts that are often difficult to grasp. This system of medicine integrates physical, emotional, and spiritual matters into the various facets of diagnosis and treatment. If you are opposed to this type of discussion within the scope of physical medicine, The Science, Theory & Application of Acupuncture & East Asian Medicine.may not be for you.

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