POCA Tv videos tagged acupuncture education


Beth Ott - Learning by Receiving

POCA Tech student Beth Ott talks about her experience as a patient in the student clinic and compares the different treatment modalities.

This presentation is the third of six from a POCA Tech student-organized show & tell event that occurred on March 10, 2017 at the POCA Tech Student

Joe Ibrahim - Learning to Like Korean 4-Needle

POCA Tech student Joe Ibrahim talks about his experience receiving a Korean 4-point acupuncture treatment and how it changed his opinion of the modality.

This presentation is the fourth of six from a POCA Tech student-organized show & tell event that occurred on March 10, 2017 at the POCA

Jen Mylo - Luo Treatment Experiments

POCA Tech student Jen Mylo talks about experimenting with treatments based on the luo-connecting channels.

This presentation is the fifth of six from a POCA Tech student-organized show & tell event that occurred on March 10, 2017 at the POCA Tech Student Clinic at Working Class Acupuncture Rockwood. Video

How to login use POCA's new online CEU service for POCA Punk and Clinic Members.

If you are a POCA punk or clinic member we have created an account for you in our new online CEU system.  This video will show you how to login for the first time and change your temporary password.

Cris and Skip Interview (1): Acupuncture Education

Cris and Skip interview each other about their acupuncture education and how it prepared them for practice in the real world. Keywords: puppy mill.

Cris and Skip Interview (2): First Year of Practice

Cris and Skip interview each other about what they learned in their first year of practice. Keywords: marry a millionaire.

Cris and Skip Interview (3): Deprogramming

Cris and Skip interview each other about deprogramming themselves from their acu-school brainwashing. Keywords: ironic; wait, what?

Prick Prod & Provoke blog entries tagged acupuncture education


Position Paper Part 3: Retaliation

Last week on January 4th, the Utah Acupuncture Licensing Board posted its agenda for an electronic meeting on the following Tuesday, January 9th. There were two discussion items on the agenda, described only as 1) Letter of Concern, and 2) Rule Change Amendment.  There was no indication why any member

Position Paper Responses Part 2

Without going into lots of detail about the emails we’ve gotten, let’s talk about competencies. Our position paper originally included a request for ACAOM to review and revise their competencies as outlined in their Program Standards. The thing is, though...they already had. We just

Position Paper Responses Part 1

We’re delighted that our position paper has sparked discussion. We’ll be responding to emails we’ve received. Here’s part 1.

1. How can you justify lowering the educational standards this profession worked so hard for? This proposal would weaken the acupuncture profession.<

Follow Up to POCA's Job Task Analysis

Our goal with the JTA was not just to accumulate, crunch, and share data -- though we love doing those things -- it was to look at how the data we gathered could contribute to positive change. Please see below an excerpt from a position paper that we hope

Here's Some Back-to-School Math

Hi comrades,

we're back to school at POCA Tech so this seems like a good opportunity to share some numbers!

ACAOM kindly posted some data about acupuncture school enrollment, here.

There's lots to be said about these numbers and I'm

Student Circle at POCA Tech -- Guest Post by Shelby and Sonya

Recently POCA Tech has been tasked with a Self Study for ACAOM, where we analyze the effectiveness of our school. Student circle was asked to contribute a paragraph or two on how we “see student organizing efforts benefiting [us] as individuals, as cohorts, and also the school itself.

It's a Wonderful (Co-op) Life

You know the movie It’s a Wonderful Life? The one where Jimmy Stuart’s guardian angel shows him what the world would be like if he’d never been born?

I had a POCA version of that recently.


POCA Tech's First Show & Tell

A couple of months ago, I was talking with a patient in the POCA Tech student clinic at WCA Rockwood, and she told me about how she'd been tracking her symptoms since starting acupuncture and had used the data as a basis for a statistics lesson for her

Falling in Love

This is a guest post from Shelby in POCA Tech's Cohort 3.

Falling in love

You know that feeling when you just feel excited and happy and light? When you’re sitting on the bus staring out the window and just smiling at nothing?

What Do Acupuncturists Earn?

That's the eternal question, right? And the answer is terrible, horrible, no good...oh, never mind. I can't even. This time, it's epically awful.

Last Monday, the Department of Education released its gainful employment statistics. In the mix was a spreadsheet "for informational purposes

What I'm Learning in Acupuncture School: Liberation Acupuncture

Since the early days of starting up POCA Tech, Skip has been periodically reminding me of a quote, “In any classroom, the teacher always learns more than the students.” I’ve never been able to successfully track down the source, but at this point I know

Registration for POCAfest 8 in Marin Headlands is now Open! Sign up here!

POCA Fest Fall 2016 – Marin Headlands
 September 23-25, 2016

Join us for the People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture Fall 2016 conference. This fall’s POCA Fest is for punks, receptors, patient/community members, POCA supporters, students, friends and family. Last time we were at Marin we

What Would POCA Tech Do without POCA? No, Seriously

The occasion for this blog post is yet another donation from POCA to POCA Tech of $10,000. And in addition to thanking all of our members, and particularly those who participated in the May Membership Drive (thank you! thank you! thank you!) I wanted to expand this post into a

New POCA Tech FAQs

You can find them on the POCA Tech site also.

I don’t understand the requirement to work in or start up a POCA clinic after graduation. Can you explain that more?

We suggest that all prospective students do some market research on acupuncture

Thank You, POCA

Dear POCA,

thank you for the $10,000 donation -- your second one this year. That’s $20,000 total in 2015 you’ve given to our school.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the October Membership Drive: all the volunteers, all the new and renewing POCA

POCA Tech Accreditation is Sexy

Dear POCA comrades,

If you need a reminder of why Community Acupuncture is important, please check out this article from Reuters titled “Arthritis may boost the risk of poverty, generally for women.”

“Women who developed arthritis were 51 percent more likely to fall

NCCAOM's Ethics, Structural Violence, and Our Petition

When I first heard that the NCCAOM had put out a call for public comment on their code of ethics, I thought, I should write something. I tried but almost immediately gave up. I thought, where do I even start??? But it kept nagging at me. And so I

Mid-Membership Drive Special Edition

Sharon is the fiance of a long-time friend of mine, Bill. During their visit to New Hampshire a few months ago, Sharon mentioned in passing her experience with Flor Espinosa, a village acupuncturist in rural Nicaragua. It was like she dropped a precious gift on my messy dining table.

We Are So Lucky, Post #3

You have been hearing a lot from me lately about POCA Tech’s Sustainers, in part because POCA Tech needs to raise money and so we need to keep talking about it, but also because I just think the whole thing is so cool. The more I learn

We Are So Lucky, Post #2

The POCA Tech library has been the recipient of a great deal of generosity. It seems like just yesterday that we posted a picture on the POCA Facebook page of a sad, empty bookshelf with a sign, “POCA Tech Library” -- and now the library has over 900

What I'm Learning in Acupuncture School: Pedagogy of the Oppressed

If you happened to have known me since, oh 2006 or before, you’ve probably noted that I did not have much use for acupuncture education. I chafed at the whole idea. I was a big fan of Dr. Michael Smith’s summation, “Put the sharp end

POCA Tech Update

Dear comrades,

This seems like a good time to give you all an update on how POCA Tech is going. It’s amazing to me that so much has happened in just four modules. We are all learning an enormous amount -- and not just the

Is There Room for Us Here?

You guys, I miss blogging. An awful lot has changed over the last year, and so much of it’s for the better (infinitely better), but it’s been like being swamped by a huge tidal wave. I want to make sure things that are important to

Holiday Shopping Coming Up? Help Raise Money for POCA Tech!

Do you shop on Amazon? If so, you can help.

Amazon gives money to POCA Tech with every designated purchase. It’s lovely when Amazon deposits appear in POCA Tech’s checking account.

What is it? Amazon has two non-profit donation programs: Smile

What I'm Learning in Acupuncture School

Making an acupuncture school is an intriguing experience when you’ve been accused of “dumbing down” the profession as often as we have. Seriously -- it’s not what I expected. Even though I didn’t know what to expect, this is definitely something

Hope/Optimism; Debt/Earnings

Recently I read an interview with Paul Loeb about the state of the world in which he quoted Vaclav Havel about hope, specifically engaged hope,  which ”is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It's not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the

Why We Belong to POCA

People need community and human connection and while the physical community is slowing shrinking the online community grows.  I've been told that the average person spends 1 hours each day on Facebook.  Even though people are not physically seeing each other as much, we as humans still

POCAFest Fall 2014 Keynote: Sustainability for the Next Generation

POCAfest Fall 2014 Keynote: Sustainability for the Next Generation

Before I begin, I’d like to continue a tradition started by Lisa Baird and acknowledge that this is the traditional territory of the Santee people, and that we’re visitors here.


Talkin' 'bout a Revolution

Yesterday in our Oversight meeting, we were talking about POCA Tech and Cortney launched into an a cappella rendition of Tracy Chapman’s Talkin' bout a Revolution. “And finally, the tables are starting to turn...”

That was definitely the best part of the whole

It's for Real

POCA Tech is happening. I know it’s for real, because I’ve started having anxiety dreams about it.

In the first dream I had, I arrived at school to find out that POCA Tech had been moved. It was no longer in a classroom