Acupuncture Training Courses and Workshops

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Surface Anatomy & Acupuncture Points

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Vancouver
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Vancouver, Canada
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This course is designed to achieve two objectives: first, to understand the basic terms in surface anatomy; second, to learn the locations of acupuncture points with reference to surface anatomy. The anatomical terms to be learned include terms such as acromioclavicular joint, acromion, ala nasi, gastrocnemius muscle, head of fibula, 7th cervical vertebra, greater trochanter, hiatus sacralis, hyoid bone, etc. As to acupuncture points to be learned, this course covers virtually all the established points on the fourteen meridians.

Chinese Acupuncture

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Vancouver
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Vancouver, Canada
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Course Objectives:
The component and actions of jing-luo (meridians).
The twelve meridians (shi er jing mai); the eight extra meridians (qi jing ba mai); fifteen main collaterals (shi wu luo); the branches of the twelve meridians (shi er jing bie); the muscles along the twelve meridians (shi er jing jin); the twelve skin areas (shi er pi bu).

The physiology and pathology of meridians.

Clinical applications of meridians in the field of diagnosis and treatment.

The classifications of acupuncture points.
The acupuncture points on the fourteen master meridians; extraordinary points, a shi points.

The actions of acupuncture points.
Distant actions; local actions; special actions.

Special Points.
Five shu points (wu shu xue), original points (yuan xue), linking points (luo xue), transport points (shu xue), gathering points (mu xue), eight meridians eight meeting points (ba mai jiao hui xue), fissural or cleft points (xi xue), lower terminal points or lower sea points (xia he xue).

Acupuncture and Herbs

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Victoria, Canada

In the classic texts, many practitioners believed that it was best to use acupuncture and herbs together, as one complements the other, like the right and left hands working together. This course focusses on the art of combining acupuncture and herbs in a comprehensive treatment regime.

Acupuncture Licensing

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Victoria, Canada

This course helps prepare students to write the provincial board exam for acupuncture. It gives a comprehensive review of the acupuncture program with an emphasis on those areas which the board exam covers.

Shang Han Lun Acupuncture & Moxibustion

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Victoria, Canada

The Chinese medicine classic, Shang Han Lun, is well known for its herbal prescriptions. What is not widely known is that the book also covered treatment using acupuncture and moxibustion. This course covers those areas.

Diagnosis and Treatment in Acupuncture & TCM

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Victoria, Canada

This class will have live demonstrations on various patients of diagnosis, treatment and techniques in acupuncture and TCM, lead by an experienced practitioner. Clinical case studies will also be presented.

Three-Point Acupuncture

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Victoria, Canada
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Three-point acupuncture therapy was developed by Professor Jin Rui of Guangzhou University, China. Its effectiveness has been confirmed in the treatment of various specific health problems. These acupoints include common points and new points. This course can improve the skill of practicing acupuncturists and physicians who are studying this field. The three acupoint therapy can be used widely in the treatment of many different diseases such as the head three points, shoulder three points, neck three points, lumbar three points, intelligent three points, etc.

Managing & Preventing Acupuncture Malpractice

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Victoria, Canada

This is a course in safe needling practice. Students will learn the anatomical structures that have the greatest potential for damage by acupuncture. Correct needle insertion and manipulation techniques will be demonstrated on specific acupuncture points.

Chinese Acupuncture

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Victoria, Canada
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Distribution and functions of the meridians:

the 12 meridians
the 15 main collateral meridians
the branches of the 12 meridians
the 12 muscular meridians
the twelve skin areas
Clinical applications of meridians in diagnosis and treatment

Classification of acupuncture points, including the acupuncture points on the 14 major meridians; extraordinary points, pressure points

Action of acupuncture points

Specially marked points

Locating acupuncture points of the 12 meridians

Modern Clinical Research Methods

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Canadian College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Victoria, Canada
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This course is designed to help students to become familiar with the basic procedures of scientific research including how to write reviews, understanding statistics, the format of papers, and the design of research trials. This course should serve as a catalyst for students of TCM to actively read journals and research papers within the field of TCM and alternative medicine.

Laboratory Tests and Image Diagnostics

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Canadian College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Victoria, Canada
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The focus of this course will be on the interpretation of the common laboratory tests that are ordered by physicians and naturopaths. Students will be able to analyze data from these tests and deduce the possible condition of the individual. Laboratory tests can serve as an excellent tool to monitor the efficacy of therapy given to a patient.

Biochemistry

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Canadian College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Victoria, Canada
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This course introduces the student to the basic principles of biochemistry including protein chemistry, carbohydrate chemistry, nucleic acid chemistry and lipid chemistry. Various metabolic processes will also be introduced which include carbohydrate metabolism, protein metabolism, and lipid metabolism. The metabolic processes that occur at major organs in the human body will also be covered.

Clinical Case

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Canadian College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Victoria, Canada
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This course is an opportunity for students to study famous cases from doctors in China. Through the discussion of the case histories, diagnosis, treating principle and formula modifications, students will understand how to utilize the knowledge they have gained over the past four years. Difficult cases from herbal clinic and alternate approaches to such cases are also discussed in this class.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Psychology

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Canadian College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Victoria, Canada
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This course explores the human psyche in terms of TCM diagnostic terms and the relationships of the five elements. Students will learn how to diagnose different constitutional archetypes and character types. An important aspect of this course will be the application of acupuncture and herbal medicine to bring about alchemic changes within patients.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Pharmacology

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Canadian College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Victoria, Canada
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This is a bridge course of TCM and modern medicine. Modern terms are used to explain the chemical elements, pharmaceutical functions and indications for modern diseases of Chinese herbs. Related experimental methods are also discussed. After completing this course, students will be able to explain TCM concepts in modern scientific terms.

Treatment of Orthopedics

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Canadian College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Victoria, Canada

Trauma, emergency treatment and rehabilitation make up the focus of this course. Students will learn how to diagnose, treat and make exercise suggestions for patients suffering from structural limitations and injuries.

Advanced Traditional Chinese Medicine

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Canadian College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Victoria, Canada
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The student of this course will be challenged to deepen their understanding of foundational concepts and diagnostic processes in TCM. Modern treatment modalities for common illnesses, such as cancer, will also be introduced. Additional single herbs and herbal formulas will also be introduced to meet licensing requirements of the Doctor of TCM exam as outlined by the CTCMA.

Qi Gong

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Canadian College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Victoria, Canada
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Qi Gong is a course to introduce the fundamental theories of Traditional Chinese energy cultivation. This course will provide the student with first hand experience of qi movement and the healing benefits it can have. In addition, students will learn exercises that they will be able to teach to their patients.

Western Pharmacology

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Canadian College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Victoria, Canada
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This course provides students with a foundation for understanding common pharmaceuticals. This will include their physiological functions, recommended dosages, common side effects and trade and generic names. Interactions of pharmaceuticals with some herbs will be addressed. Effective communication with other health care practitioners will be a topic for discussion in this course.

Microbiology and Immunology

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Canadian College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Victoria, Canada
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The microbiology portion of this course will introduce the student to the basic physiology of a bacterial cell as well as provide information about various pathogenic bacteria, viruses and parasites. Clinic diseases caused by each organism and their common western treatments well also be discussed. The immunology portion of this course will cover the basics of antigens and antibodies, and the various immune responses made in the body. Immunodeficiency as well as tumor and transplant immunity will also be discussed.

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