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PROGRAM COURSES

Quarter 1

A110 - Meridians & Acupoints II

This course includes the detailed study of locating acupoints on the Bladder and Du channels, by palpating the spinal processes, as well as the acupoints on the Triple Burner, Liver and Ren channels. It also covers the pathways of the eight extra channels and extraordinary points as well. Students will be provided with a detailed understanding of the acupoints that require special precautions.  

A101 - Meridians & Acupoints I

This course introduces the meridian theory and the acupuncture points.  It covers the Qi flowing pattern, pathways of the main meridians and extra meridians, and acupoints on the 14 meridians. Specific therapeutic properties and special category groupings are introduced including methods of locating acupoints by proportional measurement, anatomical landmarks, and finger measurement.  The ability to accurately locate acupuncture points is built up through lectures, demonstration and hands-on practice. The course includes detailed study of acupoints, including their locations, functions and indications in the Lung, Large Intestine, Stomach, and Spleen, Heart, Small Intestine, Gall Bladder, Kidney, and Pericardium meridians. 

A100 - Acupuncture Meridians and Pointology I

This is the first in a series of three courses that introduces the theories of acupuncture and moxibustion. Students will learn general composition, physiology and pathology and clinical application of Jingluo (channels and collaterals). Student will also study proportional body measurement methods, four-sea, root-branch, Qi collecting areas, special point groups, naming convention of acupuncture points, and detailed study of each Jingluo and the characteristics of its pertaining acupuncture points. In this course, Hand Taiyin Lung Channel, Hand Yangming Large Intestine Channel, and the characteristics of their pertaining acupuncture points are introduced.

A120 - Acupuncture Meridians Pointology III

This is the last in a series of three courses, and students will continue to learn the detailed study of Jingluo (channels and collaterals) and the characteristics of their pertaining acupuncture points. In this course, Hand Jueyin Pericardium Channel, Hand Shaoyang Sanjiao Channel, Foot Shaoyang Gallbladder Channel, Foot Jueyin Liver Channel, Ren (Conception) Mai, Du (Governing) Mai, and the characteristics of their pertaining acupuncture points are introduced. Students will also learn extraordinary meridians of Chong, Dai, Yin and Yang Wei and Yin and Yang Qiao and commonly used extra acupuncture points which do not have pertaining Jingluo.

Quarter 2

A230 - Acupuncture Therapy I

This is first course detailing treatment of disease using acupuncture. The course begins the detailed study of the principles of acupuncture point prescription and treatment methods.  Students will analyze and differentiate pathological conditions particular to the internal organs of the body and establish a diagnosis and treatment plan. The general principles of acupuncture treatment, composition of acupoint prescriptions, and theories for combining acupoints, are introduced in this course. The course will also cover infectious diseases, such as TB and Malaria; geriatric conditions such as senile dementia; and addictions such as smoking withdrawal syndrome

A220 - TCM and Acupuncture Safety

This course introduces safety issues involving TCM and acupuncture practice. This course covers topics in infection prevention and control, safe procedures and processes in acupuncture and herbs, clean needle techniques and risk management. Students will also study the bylaws and regulations of regulatory bodies.

A200 - Basic Acupuncture Techniques

This course introduces various techniques in acupuncture and moxibustion. Students will learn various needling techniques (such as Nei Jing's supplementing and draining techniques, setting the mountain on fire and penetrating the sky's coolness), moxibustion, cupping and Guasha (scrapping) techniques. Students will also study the theories of electro-acupuncture, point injection, scalp (WHO standard) and auricular acupuncture.

A180 - TCM Tuina

This course introduces basic principles, manipulation techniques, functions, indications and contraindications in TCM Tuina, which is a form of TCM manipulative therapy. Students will also learn how to draw up Tuina treatment plans for patients and how to apply manipulation techniques to ease or treat various conditions.

Quarter 3

A345 - Advanced Acupressure Tuina

This is a continuation of A340 and focuses on methods of applying the manipulation techniques, learned in the previous course, to correct or treat clinical disorders. It focuses on the practical aspect of the Tuina skill set. Students will also practice making a correct diagnosis and creating Tuina treatment plans for patients.

A340 - Acupressure Tuina

This course introduces the Chinese method of therapeutic massage, which deals with Yin, Yang, Qi, Blood and the internal organs. This course covers the basic principles of Tuina and highlights the functions, indications and contraindications of specific manipulation techniques. Students will also learn how to create Tuina treatment plans for patients.

A320 - Acupuncture Therapy III

This is the last in a series of three courses which introduces the basic theories of treating diseases using acupuncture and moxibustion. This course continues to explore etiology, pathogenesis, pattern differentiation, treatment principles, and acupuncture point prescription of common TCM diseases. In this course, students will study various TCM pediatric, external (musculoskeletal, infectious, endocrine and immunological diseases), sensory and emergency conditions.

A310 - Acupuncture Therapy II

This is the second in a series of three courses which introduces the basic theories of treating diseases using acupuncture and moxibustion. This course along with the last in the series introduce definition, etiology, pathogenesis, pattern differentiation, treatment principles, and acupuncture point prescription of common TCM diseases. In this course, students will study various TCM internal (urogenital, neurological, infectious and immunological diseases) and gynecological conditions.

A300 - Acupuncture Therapy I

This is the first in a series of three courses which introduces the basic theories of treating diseases using acupuncture and moxibustion. This course introduces general actions and indications of acupuncture treatment, general acupuncture treatment principles, and general principles of acupuncture point prescriptions. In this course, students will also learn definition, etiology, pathogenesis, pattern differentiation, treatment principles, and acupuncture point prescription of common TCM diseases. In this course, students will study various TCM internal conditions (digestive, cardiopulmonary, infectious, psychiatric, geriatric, endocrine, and immunological diseases).

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