Acupuncture

 Acupuncture

 

Course Number:  AC 300

Course Title:                         Fundamentals of Meridian theory

This course will introduce to students the meridian system with an overview of acupuncture point location, channel pathways, nomenclature and point classification. Class discussion will also include a brief introduction to the history of acupuncture as well as the development of Microsystems and scalp acupuncture.

Course Number:  AC 302

Course Title:                         Meridian Theory I

Students will learn how to describe and locate each of the points along the Lung, Large Intestine, Stomach, Spleen, Heart, Small Intestine and Conception channels, their branches, and collaterals in the human body.  The class will also discuss channel theory including information on the pathways, collaterals, divergents, and luo-connections.

This course describes the concepts and usage of the meridians, collaterals and pathways of the Lung, Large Intestine, Spleen and Heart meridians.  This course also explains indications, functions and needling methods cautions and contraindications.

Course Number:  AC 304

Course Title:                         Meridian Theory II

Students will learn how to describe and locate each of the points along the Urinary Bladder, Kidney Pericardium, Triple Burner, Gallbladder and Liver and Governing channels.  The class will also discuss channel theory including information on the pathways, collaterals, divergents, and luo-connections.

This course describes the concepts and usage of the meridians, collaterals and pathways of the Lung, Large Intestine, Spleen and Heart meridians.  This course also explains indications, functions and needling methods cautions and contraindications.

Course Number:  AC 306

Course Title:                         Acupuncture Anatomy

This course covers the topographical study of the acupoints with an emphasis on their anatomical locations, musculature, innervations, and vasculatures. It also covers the cautions and contraindications of the acupoints based on their underlying anatomical structures.

A study of the location and anatomical structures at each of the points along the twelve regular meridians and the Governing  and Conception channels.

This course covers the usage of the regular and special acupuncture points and their traditional functions in treatment.  The basic principles of prescription of acupuncture treatments will also be introduced.

Course Number:  AC 308

Course Title:                         Acupuncture Energetic

This course will explore in-depth the characteristics and clinical application of all the special categories of acupuncture points.  Students will learn which category of acupuncture point is the most appropriate for a variety of clinical situations.

Course Number:  AC 310

Course Title:                         Survey of Meridian Theory

This is an In‑depth study of Meridian theory: the distribution of channels, branches, and collaterals in the human body, including their physiological function, pathological changes and interrelationships with all of their related internal organs.

This course provides students with a comprehensive study of Diagnosis using the Extra Meridians, the Twelve Divergent Meridians, the Fifteen Collaterals, the Twelve Muscular Regions , the Twelve Cutaneous Regions, their concept, pathways, characteristics, functions, pathological manifestations, with an emphasis on treatment applications for various levels of disorders. This course provides students with the theory of the Origin and End, Root and Branch, the Qi passageways and the Four Seas.

Course Number:  AC 312  

Course Title:                         QI GONG     

Qi Gong is a form of art that utilizes one’s intentions, breathing techniques, and subtle body movements to control the flow of qi in one’s body, or that of a surrounding object. This practical course teaches the fundamentals of Qi Gong, with an emphasis on its myriad medical uses. Students will learn the various healing Qi Gong forms, techniques, and vocal sounds that they can use to prescribe to their patients.

Course Number: AC 314   

Course Title: Tai Ji Quan

This course covers the Chinese system of movement and meditation known as Tai Chi Chuan, which was designed to maintain good health and longevity.  Students will understand how this system can strengthen the body and calm the mind by promoting the free flow of Qi.

Chen Style Tai Chi is regarded as the oldest of the five major tai chi styles (Chen, Yang, Wu, Hao and Sun). Chen Style Tai Chi is known for its low stance (chan si jin) and bursts of short, fast, explosive power (fa jin). It is more physically demanding than other forms of tai chi and combines athleticism with internal qi cultivation. In this class students gain understanding of the history and theory of Chen Style Tai Chi through the practice of basic principles, breathing techniques, movements, and centering techniques.

Course Number:  AC 400

Course Title:                         Acupuncture Techniques I

This course will provide an introduction to acupuncture techniques including Moxibustion and cupping etc. It includes the types and kind of needles,  Moxa, and cupping cups. This course also covers the preparation of instruments and positioning of patient, all the consideration of needle insertion and withdrawing (angle, depth, duration etc.), needling method, managing accidents during acupuncture treatment, and electro-acupuncture. The skills and techniques taught emphasize those prescribed by the Laws and Regulations of the California State Acupuncture Board (CAB).

In Acupuncture Techniques I, students will learn how to needle points with an emphasis on the proper needling depths, angles, manipulation techniques, safe needling practices and clean needle techniques through in-class demonstrations and practical assignments. This course covers the points along the Lu, LI, SP, ST, HT, SI, and UB channels.

Course Number:  AC 402

Course Title:                         Acupuncture Techniques II

This course is a continuation of Acupuncture Techniques I.  In addition to the basic needling techniques and precautions in acupuncture treatment, students will learn Auricular Acupuncture, Head and Hand Acupuncture. It also includes analysis of ancient acupuncture techniques and a summary of research concerning the effects of acupuncture.

This course covers the points along the Urinary Bladder, Kidney, Pericardium, Triple Burner, Gall Bladder, Liver, Ren and Du channels and continues the emphasis on safe needling practices and clean needle techniques, as prescribed by the Laws and Regulations published by the California Acupuncture Board (CAB).

Course Number:  AC 404

Course Title:                         Acupuncture Therapeutics I

Students will learn acupuncture therapeutic methods of reinforcing, reducing, warming, clearing, ascending, and descending. It will includes the basic principles for preparation and selection of points and application of specific points.

Course Number:  AC 406

Course Title:                         Acupuncture Therapeutics II

This course, together with Acupuncture Therapeutics I, is a detailed study of the therapeutic application of acupuncture points in detailed cases..  The student will learn which acupuncture points are applied to the different types of pathology such as: Internal diseases and Gynecological diseases.     

Course Number:  AC 408

Course Title:                         Clinical Point Selection

This course will familiarize the student with the different combinations of acupuncture points that are commonly used in the modern clinical setting.  The class will be focused on the selection of  points that would reflect the type of problems seen in the typical clinic. 

This course also reviews the various Acupuncture point prescriptions used for specific pathologies, with an emphasis on empirical points (non-traditional points with empirical relevancy) commonly used in an acupuncture clinic. Learners will gain the ability to independently develop a point prescription based on a diagnosis, utilizing various acupuncture systems in order to obtain the best therapeutic benefit.

Course Number: AC 410

Course Title: Tuina I

This course is an introduction to the system of manual manipulation used in Traditional Chinese Medicine.  Students will become familiar with the used of manipulation and massage for the treatment of musculoskeletal problems and internal diseases.

Course Number: AC 412

Course Title: Tuina II

Continuation of AC 410.  This course is the continuation to the system of manual manipulation used in Traditional Chinese Medicine.  This course is particularly focused of diseases of lower back, hip joint, knee and ankle.  Students will become familiar with the used of manipulation and massage for the treatment of musculoskeletal problems and internal diseases.    

Course Number: AC 414   

Course Title: Reflexology

This course explores the holistic ideology behind the massage techniques associated with modern reflexology.  Students will be introduced to the idea of Microsystems and how, using massage technique, this can be applied to treat all forms of disease.

Course Number:  AC 422

Course Title:                         Clinical Acupuncture 1

Students will learn how to select and combine acupuncture points for a specific disease based on the principles of treatment and diagnosis. It includes all the diseases those are treatable with acupuncture. For the practice session, in addition to the location of selected points, all the manipulation of needling such as angle, depth, duration, sedation, and tonification method will be demonstrated and practiced.

Course Number:  AC 424

Course Title:                         Clinical Acupuncture 2

This course will build on the information gained in AC 408 and will further explore the use of acupuncture points and their application to disease conditions. Students will continue understand their use by applying their knowledge to case studies that involve problems such as chronic pain, autoimmune disorders, mental emotional issues etc.

Course Number:  AC 436

Course Title:                         Microsystems

This practical course presents an overview of the microsystems within the human body. Students will learn the Chinese and European microsystem models, as well as the clinical applications for which they are commonly used with an emphasis on the more commonly used auricular acupuncture points.

Ear & Scalp Acupuncture introduces certain points of the auricle area and specific stimulation areas of the scalp.  These special points and areas have very close relationships with certain corresponding internal organs.  We treat and prevent some diseases by needling these points and area for good results, less side effects and easy manipulation.

Course Number:  AC 506

Course Title:                         Modern Acupuncture

This course will introduce the student to some of the more modern trends in acupuncture that have occurred in Asia, Europe, and America within the last century. Students will learn about the rise of acupuncture analgesia as a result of the integration of Chinese and Western Medicine, as well as the use of Sa-Am Acupuncture, Balance Acupuncture, Eight Constitutional Acupuncture, and Sa Sang constitutional therapy, I Ching acupuncture, and the Master Tong system used in Taiwan. To provide the student with in-depth didactic and experiential knowledge conducive to a practice that incorporates the latest modern technology and methods with the ancient wisdom of Oriental Medicine and that serves the patient and the practitioner while meeting the standards required by state and federal law and the requirements of insurance payers.

 

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