Physican Training Options

MRA Therapy is based on scientific principles. So advanced, it is simplified and easy to learn. Take this Certified 5-day ‘hands-on’ MRA Training Program. Then start using MRA (Meridian Regulatory Acupuncture)—as soon as you get back to your office.

Think about it. Over the last 44 years, many successful doctors in the U.S. and Puerto Rico have taken the certified MRA Training Program with Dr. Lupo T. Carlota, developer of the MRA System of Therapy. He is the founder and now directs MARIA (Medical Acupuncture Research Institute of America, Inc.) 

Dr. Carlota is a former member of the National Advisory Council on Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NACCAM) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH.) He now serves as Chairman of the American Board of Acupuncture Medicine (ABAM.)

Here you learn it right. And get straight to the point. Completion of this program qualifies you to use MRA (Meridian Regulatory Acupuncture) in treating severe persistent pain problems and major ailments, such as, low back pain, migraine, arthritic pain, fibromyalgia, sports pain injury, impotence, alzheimer’s, severe pelvic pain, post-stroke syndrome, psychiatric, stress, and tension disorders, depression, PTSD, multiple sclerosis, parkinson, meniere’s disease, tourette’s disorder, coeliac disease, irritable bowel syndrome, ADHD, asthma, smoking, and other substance abuse disorder—including many other conditions that are largely unresponsive to conventional medicine.

Simplified. Scientific. Easy to Use. MRA Therapy works in children and adults. So advanced, simplified, yet scientific in approach, it is safe, easy to apply, and has no harmful side effects. MRA is practiced during regular office hours. It involves no late night or weekend calls.

Physician Training Option #1
5-Day “One-on-One” MRA Training & Certification

To accommodate the busy schedules of doctors who want to integrate modern scientific acupuncture into their medical practice, we offer a unique, five-day “one-on-one” MRA Training & Certification Program in Memphis, TN.

The MRA One-on-One Program runs from Saturday through Wednesday and is personally taught by Dr. Carlota. Here you have the same great curricula found in the MRA Seminar and Preceptorship, taught by the same master teacher, plus the advantage of seeing how we use MRA Therapy to treat actual patients inside a working MRA Clinic.

This one-on-one training and mentoring opportunity with Dr. Carlota is expected to fill quickly. Available dates are based on a first-come, first-served basis. Early discount registration rates are available for physicians who schedule training dates at least 30 days in advance.

Physician Training Option #2

Step 1: Attend the MRA 2-Day Seminar

This 2-day Seminar is a foundation course on the science and practice of acupuncture. It fully covers fundamental principles, new discoveries, and the very latest clinical advances in the field.


Optimum quality care for patients needs updates on recently developed techniques, technology, methods of treatment, and changes in health care delivery systems. For example, the use of a scientific, yet simplified approach, compared to the complexities involved in the study and practice of classical acupuncture.

MARIA (Medical Acupuncture Research Institute of America, Inc.) fully devotes its resources to impart this knowledge to medical providers. Especially those in primary care, so they can use it in treating chronic pain disorders, and many other conditions largely unresponsive to conventional medicine.

The faculty is a leading authority on modern scientific acupuncture. more on next page…(FACULTY)

Step 2: Attend the MRA 3-Day Preceptorship

After completing the MRA 2-Day Seminar (or attending the MRA World Congress) eligible physicians can go right into the 3-Day hands-on MRA Preceptorship.

Combined, these two courses complete the physician training requirements for the MRA 5-Day Training & Certification Program. Enrollment fees for the MRA Seminar, World Congress and Preceptorship are separate.


The 3-day hands-on advanced training is held right after every MRA Seminar. This separate, intensively supervised workshop thoroughly prepares you to start using acupuncture—the moment you get back to your office.

Here you are guided step-by-step towards mastery of the simplified skills. And the key points that work effectively against pain and disease.

You get the finest education and training in the use of scientific acupuncture—in minimum time.

The new knowledge and effective skills you learn here can be put to use immediately.

Completion of this fully certified program could be a positive step for you to take as a doctor. As you consider the benefits of adding MRA to your practice, we are here to help answer your questions.


MRA 2-Day Seminar

Jun 20-21 Orlando, FL
Aug 1-2 Washington, DC
Sep. 19-20 New Orleans, LA
Oct 22-24 MRA World Congress 2015—Memphis
Nov 7-8 Las Vegas, NV
Feb 20-21 Miami, FL
Mar 19-20 Chicago, IL
April 23-24 Atlanta, GA
May 14-15 Memphis, TN
June 11-12 Washington, DC
July 9-10 Denver, CO

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MRA 3-Day Preceptorship

Feb 22-24 Miami, FL
Aug 3-5 Washington, DC
Sep 21-23 New Orleans, LA
Oct 22-24 MRA World Congress 2015—Memphis
Nov 9-11 Las Vegas, NV
Miami, FL
Mar 21-23 Chicago, IL
Apr 25-27 Atlanta, GA
May 16-18 Memphis, TN
June 13-15 Washington. DC
July 11-13 Denver, CO

MRA 1-on-1 Training

We know how busy doctors are. If you are unable to attend any of the scheduled training events due to a conflict, Call to arrange a personalized 5-day one-on-one training with Dr. Carlota based on your schedule.

Phone: 901-821-8595

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