One of our patients at Eastern, Dr. Richard Niemtzow, recently made a tremendous educational contribution to our acupuncture team enterprise-wide. The invaluable training he provided will furnish us with additional methods for developing acupuncture treatments and care for our patients.
Dr. Niemtzow, MD, PhD, MPH has an extremely impressive and noteworthy background and is very well known for his development of the Battlefield Acupuncture protocol. He attended and graduated medical school in France, is a retired Colonel of the US Air Force, has practiced as a Radiation Oncologist and, in 1995, completed the UCLA/Helms Medical Acupuncture Course. He was even a consultant for the White House Medical Staff for seven years and was actually the first full time medical acupuncturist in the U.S. Armed Forces. He is currently the Consultant for Alternative Medicine for the United States Air Force Surgeon General and also the Director of the United States Air Force Acupuncture Center at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Medical Acupuncture, Senior Editor of the Journal of Alternative Academy and Complementary Medicine and he has published numerous acupuncture and research articles.
Dr. Niemtzow has made it part of his mission to share, teach and train others in his effective acupuncture and safe protocols. In fact, he is spearheading a 5.4 million dollar project to teach Battlefield Acupuncture throughout the Department of Defense and Veterans Administration medical facilities. He also teaches numerous courses and webinars to health care professionals.
Dr. Niemtzow is an advocate for the special comprehensive, integrative care he experienced here at Eastern. In recognition of his appreciation of our mission, values and model of care, Dr. Niemtzow generously offered his weekend webinar course on April 2nd and 3rd complimentary to our acupuncture team enterprise-wide. The course was truly amazing and inspiring! During this informative live webinar, we learned about his highly effective techniques, which he calls “ Rapid Acupuncture” as they provide innovative acupuncture techniques that work quickly, safely and have a high success rate. He discussed pain and the clinical application of his well-known technique, Battlefield Acupuncture, which was originally developed for battle related injuries for wounded warriors that needed to be treated quickly so that they could return to battle. This popular Battlefield Acupuncture technique uses a specific set of steps involving five auricular (ear) acupuncture points that can be utilized for addressing any acute or chronic pain complaint, often eliminating or decreasing the pain and the need for pain medication. In addition to pain management, Dr. Niemtzow presented extensively on a range of complex issues that our Eastern patients often seek acupuncture treatments for such as xerostomia, smoking cessation, appetite stimulation, vertigo, urinary/fecal incontinence, hiccups, erectile dysfunction, hot flashes, and nausea. This training was so interesting and invaluable, we enjoyed learning the protocols and appreciated hearing his personal clinical experiences, clinical pearls, and advice in applying his protocols.
This was a wonderful, enriching learning opportunity for our entire acupuncture team and will be impactful for the care of our patients at CTCA. We have already eagerly and excitedly begun brainstorming and dialoguing about how we can implement what we have learned to benefit our patients at Eastern. We are extremely grateful to Dr. Niemztow for his very informative, useful and exciting contribution to the acupuncture team!
Thank you again Dr. Niemztow, for everything! Respectfully, G. Singh - Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Dear Dr Niemtzow,
all I want to thank you and BLESS you for all the knowledge and help you
are giving the planet through you teachings and protocols.
since I whet to the Symposium last year in May I have come a long way,
being able to help in very special ways those patients that come to my practice. I took the first internet workshop you did right
after the symposium and grounded even more that which I heard in may at
The BFA is absolutely exquisite. I live in
Caracas, Venezuela and all those that have received the treatment have
had 100% help, there was only one case, a gentleman with diabetes that
had terrible leg pain due to poor circulation in the legs,it reduced
the pain but did not go to a 1 or a 0. They finally had to amputate.
the weight management, the men that I have treated with your
acupuncture protocol and the diet have responded incredibly well. Even
my husband has lost since June 2014, 21 kilos. With the women I have
not had the same wonderful results. Can you please give me some advise
on what extras I should give the ladies?
And last but VERY
important, when will the next symposium be and where? so I can set the
dates and buy the plane tickets. We have a terrible time here trying to
get out of the country, it is more and more difficult with the madman
we have as a dictator-president Maduro.
Thanking you again for your precious help and knowledge,Love and Light,Maria Mancera ___________________________________________________________________________ Hello Dr. Niemtzow,
I just wanted to thank you for all you do. I took your course battlefield acupuncture and I have seen some amazing things. I just received a call from my aunt, who had carpel tunnel, yesterday. I did one treatment on her after the Webinar and her pain was gone and stayed gone until 2 days ago.
I was able to take the technique to Dominican Republic on a mission trip. The people were in Awe.
Sometimes I would put in one needle and their pain was totally gone. During this trip about 25 people asked Christ into their life.
Richard; Positive results continue (you knew they will), adding BFA to my treatments for peripheral neuropathy combining with PENS and getting great results.
The RSD patient is making some positive progress, as is the C6 spinal cord injury...She is finding one side is doing better than the other. I am using both ears and tx point zero before I do anything.
You "N" point works like a charm...
It really has added another dimension to my treatments. Not to give you a big head but if each of the people you are training ( Dr's and LAc) each help 100 people just because of your approach in not time at all you will be responsible for helping hundreds of thousands if not millions of people.
The drug companies may put a "hit" out on you for their lost sales! Bravo!!!!!
It is just amazing to see people with years and years of pain or vertigo get relief. Today the patient with MM neuropathy reported 5 of 7 days pain free!!!! the best he has done in 6 yrs! He is a farmer and said he was able to lift a bag of feed for the first time in over 6 years. It actually brought tears to his eyes and mine.
The impact you are having is immeasurable. David Cohen, D.O. past FAAMA
After over 20 years of studying and practicing acupuncture I felt I could treat most pain problems fairly well. I have trained in Craig PENS, auricular medicine, French energetics, Japanese scalp acupuncture, and a smattering of other approaches. A friend suggested I take your "Battle Field Acupuncture and Rapid Acupuncture (Clinical Pearls)" class, and to be honest the main reason was I did not have to travel! I had actually very low expectations since I read over about BFA on the internet.
Much to my surprise the class was outstanding not only was the material presented in a manner I could follow but all of my questions were answered. The handout materials were spot on and the clinical pearls gave me techniques for problems I stopped treating because of poor results.
I started to treat patients Monday after the class and these were patients I was treating for pain issues before BFA, I used the technique and it was magic! My patients were leaving free of pain for the first time in years! A patient of mine had sever vertigo which had failed medical treatment and my usual approach rarely worked but I told her I had something new to try and to come in for a treatment. She arrived nauseated, walking like a drunk sailor and in less than 2 minutes she was free of nausea, vertigo and her nystagmus stopped. I wish I had recorded this. All because of BFA and the use of your “Pearls.”
Over the past month I have successfully treated 4 chronic vertigo patients the longest having vertigo 5 yrs, facial spasms, post-herpetic neuralgia, pain from torn rotator cuffs, migraine, failed back surgery, a torn Achilles, peripheral neuropathy and sciatic pain to name a few problems. It is not 100% but certainly in the 80-90 % range.
I now look forward to seeing the most complex pain issues, vertigo, insomnia, dystonia, and any other pain issue. I now have the techniques to help!