Course Overview

Trauma Informed Care: Acupuncture for Sexual Trauma

Research on acupuncture providers who treat sexual trauma clinically will be presented, including a literature review of child sexual trauma globally, several biochemical mechanisms of acupuncture, Delphi Model methodology, and inter-provider referrals.
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2022 Annual Conference

October 28-30, 2022

Required Lessons

1 lesson with video, quiz, and evaluation

Time to Complete

52 minutes

CME Eligible*

.75 credit(s)

Detailed Course Info

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Course Description
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 Course Description

What is this course about?

Several biochemical mechanisms by which acupuncture works to activate a parasympathetic response for trauma, including a Delphi Model methodology where researchers electronically sampled acupuncture providers who treat sexual trauma clinically will be presented. A brief discussion of inter-provider referrals and trauma identification is discussed, as well as a literature review of current trends of child sexual trauma globally and in the USA Providers of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to attend as interactive acupressure points for trauma release, deep breathing techniques, and trauma informed language are offered.

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine. The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 
The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. All other healthcare professionals completing this activity will be issued a certificate of participation. 
To successfully earn credit, participants must review the content, complete a quiz with a score of 75% or higher, and submit an evaluation. This course is CME-eligible ending on October 31, 2024. After this date, you will continue to have access to your purchased content, however you will no longer be able to claim CME credits for your participation in the course.

California Assembly Bill 1195 and 241

This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195 and 241, which require CME activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency & implicit bias. It is the intent of AB 1195 and AB 241 to encourage physicians and surgeons, CME providers in the State of California, and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to meet the cultural and linguistic concerns of a diverse patient population and reduce health disparities through appropriate professional development. Please see the CME website,, for AB 1195 and AB 241 resources.
For questions about CME credit, please contact us at The views and opinions expressed in this activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and/or the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine.
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 Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, learners will be able to...

  • Review acupuncture clinical pearls for treating sexual trauma.
  • Explore biochemical theories of why acupuncture works.
  • Learn to identify 4-6 points on the body that activate the parasympathetic system.
  • Discuss 5 element theory and neutral trauma informed language.
  • Engage in deep breathing and learn sounds for each TCM organ.

What's included in this course?

This course includes the following:
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  • Video Recording
  • Downloadable Audio
  • Speaker Handout(s)
  • Quiz
  • Evaluation
  • Certificate of Completion

Course Outline

Meet Your Faculty

Anna Dinallo, PhD, LAc, LPCC

Dr. Anna Dinallo PhD is cross trained and licensed as a psychotherapist (LPCC) and acupuncturist (LAc). She has a clinical practice that focuses on women's health through skin care, somatic therapy and acupuncture for survivors of sexual trauma. With an emphasis on generational healing and family system therapy, she has been researching emotions for the past 13 years and is dedicated to working from an interdisciplinary lens. She teaches Family Constellation and Sound Therapy through Mentorship courses though the Illuminate Traditional Healing Arts Academy.


No financial relationships with any ineligible companies to disclose.

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This course is self-paced with no set beginning or end date. You may complete this course on your own schedule and pace. Enrolling in and purchasing this course grants you access to its contents in perpetuity. All required course activities must be completed to earn any eligible continuing education credit(s) and obtain a certificate of completion for this course.