Certification Program - Master Tung's Acupuncture



This Certification Program is created to help you excel in Master Tung's Acupuncture. Master Tung's acupuncture is prominent for its clinical efficacy of yielding positive clinical results within seconds, especially for pain conditions.

Originating in Taiwan, the secrets of Tung's acupuncture were kept in the family through oral tradition. However in 1962, Master Tung Ching-Chang broke tradition and accepted his first disciple outside of the family. Since then, Master Tung's system and its unique set of acupuncture points are famous for its simplicity, convenience, and clinical efficacy.



Beginner Courses
46 CEUs/hrs total
Intermediate Courses
87 CEUs/hrs total
Advanced Courses
49 CEUs/hrs total
Exit Examination

To begin excelling in Master Tung's acupuncture, start with the beginner level courses and work your way up to the advanced level courses.You may take as many individual courses from a certificate program as you wish, but will only receive an official certificate once all requirements and the exit examination are completed.

There is no certification registration or fee to participate in the program other than the cost of individual courses and the exit examination ($150). For the best value, we recommend the eLotus Gold Pass, with which you can take all the required courses, plus any other webinars and online courses you want to take. Candidate MUST be a current licensed Acupuncturist to participate.

Required Courses

Beginner Level

We recommend that you take the following in order

Intermediate Level

Require background knowledge of Tung points, locations, & indications

Advanced Level

Most beneficial with a good command and practical experience of Master Tung's Acupuncture

Additional Study Materials

Master Tung Books

Available for purchase on evherbs.com


$78.00Advanced Tung Style Acupuncture: The Dao Ma Needling Technique by James H Maher
$29.95Master Tung's Acupuncture Primer: An Introduction to Master Tung Acupuncture System by Robert Chu
$49.95Mastering Tung Acupuncture: Distal Imaging for Fast Pain Relief by Brad Whisnant
$68.00Practical Atlas of Tung's Acupuncture by Henry McCann & Hans-Georg Ross
$39.95Pricking the Vessels: Bloodletting Therapy in Chinese Medicine by Henry McCann
$27.39The Essential Acupuncturist Guide to Head & Neck Pain by Brad Whisnant


$69.00Advanced Tung Style Acupuncture: Anesthesiology/Pain Management by James H Maher
$99.00Advanced Tung Style Acupuncture: Internal Medicine, Part I by James H Maher
$99.00Advanced Tung Style Acupuncture: Internal Medicine, Part II by James H Maher
$99.00Advanced Tung Style Acupuncture: Nephrology Urology & Andrology by James H Maher
$99.00Advanced Tung Style Acupuncture: Neurology by James H Maher
$98.00Advanced Tung Style Acupuncture: Obstetrics & Gynecology by James H Maher
$50.00Introduction to Tung's Acupuncture by Chuan-Min Wang (direct disciple of Master Tung)
$49.95Master Tung's Acupuncture for Internal Medicine Disorders: A Clinical Guide by Robert Chu
$59.95Master Tung's Acupuncture for Pain: A Clinical Guide by Robert Chu
$49.95Pain Case Studies with Distal Acupuncture: A Week in a Tung Acupuncture Clinic by Brad Whisnant
$49.95Pain Case Studies with Distal Acupuncture: Volume Two by Brad Whisnant
$49.95The Best of Master Tung's Acupuncture: A Clinical Guide by Robert Chu


Once all requirements are completed (including the quizzes for each required CEU courses), please notify the eLotus team to activate the exit examination ($150 fee).

Exit Examination Details
The examination will be activated after a review and verification period of 2 weeks. Once verification is completed, you will be notified via email on how to take the exit examination. The examination consists of 100 multiple-choice questions with a passing score of 80% or 80 questions correctly answered. You will have two hours to complete the examination. The examination fee is $150. Each examination fee allows the candidate two attempts to pass the exam. Correct answers will not display at the end of the examination.

Candidates are allowed two attempts to pass the certification exam. The candidate must complete the two attempts within a one-month period of time that begins at the time the examination fee of $150 is paid for. After two unsuccessful attempts or one month has expired, the individual is no longer eligible.

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After you pass the examination, please notify the eLotus team. Your Certificate will be sent to you in the mail, typically within 2-4 weeks.


Is there a discount if I decide to take all the course in the certification program?

There is no specific discount for purchasing all the required courses. However, an even better alternative is to purchase our annual eLotus Gold Pass. For one set price, not only do you get full access to all the courses (for this program and all the other online courses in our library). See Details

Do I need to take the course quiz to get the certification?

Yes, each course must be completed - this means the quiz must be passed and a CEU certificate generated for each course completion.


“Love, love, LOVE BRAD [Whisnant]! His approach of trying to make sense of the material instead of feeding us things to memorize really resonates with me.

“I appreciate [Brad Whisnant's] attitude, honesty and ability to convey the message of how important it is to educate yourself, but not stress yourself over being perfect.

Brad [Whisnant] is just an awesome presenter! He just has a great way of keeping a really relaxed environment and still get all the information that is tied up in his brain out in a way that I can learn. He is so animated and passionate about his work and it shows. This makes for an awesome learning experience. Thanks Brad!!

[Brad Whisnant] kept us interested, very informed and humble, clearly showed the point locations and a good idea of application and protocols. Very funny and clearly someone who is passionate about what he does and teaches.

[Dr. Chuan-Min Wang's] depth of knowledge and skill is apparent through his discussion of the information. His explanations were clear and he made an effort to explain more difficult concepts well.

Dr. [Chuan-Min] Wang seemed very humble and likable. He truly wanted to pass on his knowledge with regard to Tung acupuncture.

Esther [Su] is an amazing teacher and I really like the format of experienced practitioners treating patients and explaining there thinking. What an excellent and practical way to integrate the information.

[Esther Su is] very knowledgeable of Master tung, this course is so helpful for my practice. I really appreciate that she teaches all her knowledges and shares the experiences to us. If I could see her I would say thank you to her by myself.

[Robert Chu] is very clear, I am able to retain what he says about each of the subjects, because he does not go off on tangents and reiterates and clarifies things specifically and in general when he is commenting about how he uses his prescriptions (ie that he has specific points and formulas but one must modify this according to the individual patient presentation), very important to know.

The notes were over the top wonderful . I felt like the course [with Robert Chu] was one of the best I have taken so far and that includes at CSTCM and I have taken some pretty awesome courses. I like to joke too. I really enjoyed the way he reviewed theory . I also liked what he said about "pray and shoot." I also liked it when he gave formula breakdowns and shared custom formulas.

Dr. [Robert] Chu presented a vast amount of useful information, clearly, and with a sense of humor, and in a well thought out and organized format. There was a good balance between the amount of information provided and the ability to sense the "response" of the class so that there was time to adequately absorb the information. This is an art to be able to teach in this way. Perhaps a gift or the result of many years of teaching. I gratefully express my joy at being able to attend this class because the information is very valuable.