Acupuncture Training Courses and Workshops

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Total 150 training courses and degree programs available around the world.

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R.TCMP / R. TCMH

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

This course will be a review of the CTCMA Core Competencies in preparation for the TCMP licensing examination. The Core Competencies review will cover Anatomy and Physiology, Pathophysiology, 300 single herbs, 170 formulae, internal medicine, gynecology pediatrics, pharmacology, and microbiology.

Formula Combinations and Modifications

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 focuses on herbal combinations, formula modifications, and their clinical application. The formulas previously learned will be used as the foundation for discussion in this course. Using case studies, clinical cases and follow-up as well as text materials, this advanced course examines the therapeutic application of formulas from both a TCM syndrome perspective as well as from a western disease model.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Internal Medicine

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 offers an in-depth study of the diagnostic parameters, syndrome differentiations, and herbal treatment principles according to the theoretical models presented in TCM: Foundations. Included in this course will be the presentation of internal disease syndromes, their treatment using herbal formulae and their relation to various physiological systems including respiration, blood and circulation, digestion, urination, immune, endocrine and neurological. The emphasis in this course is on syndrome differentiation and treatment planning to assist students in identifying symptoms, accompanying symptoms, and tongue and pulse indicators.

Classical Readings

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Canadian College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Victoria, Canada
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Studies of the Classics are an important element for TCM Practitioners to enhance herbal formula knowledge and understanding of disease progression. The Shan Han Lun is the treatise for treatment of cold induced febrile diseases, The Jin Gui Yao Lue (Golden Chamber) is the ancient treatise that focuses on treatment of Internal Medicine and Gynecology.

Pediatric Treatment with TCM

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 basic knowledge on children’s physiological and pathological characteristics, special caution in treatment, special diagnostic methods and various treatments for common diseases in pediatrics. Emphasis will be on the specific treatment of children and how this differs from adults.

Geriatric Treatment with TCM

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 will teach the differentiation and treatment for common diseases among elder people, based on the physiologic and pathologic characteristics. It also provides students with various suggestions on health preservation, including life style, exercise, food therapy and others. Emphasis is on the specific difference between geriatric conditions and conditions that effect other age groups.

Medical Mandarin Terminology

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 will introduce students to common medical Mandarin terminology to better facilitate their grasp of TCM concepts. This course will cover proper pronunciation of Chinese sounds (Pin Yin) and introduce the written structure of characters. In addition, students will learn commonly used Chinese phrases.

Western Internal Medicine

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 intended to familiarize students with Western clinical diagnosis. This includes patients�signs and symptoms, lab testing and other diagnostic interventions. Common medical and alternative treatments will also be presented, including clinical nutrition. Students will become familiar with medical terminology, charting techniques and case studies.

Patent Formulae and Diet Therapy

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Canadian College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Victoria, Canada
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This class is designed to introduce commonly used patent herbs, including the functions, indications, dosages, precautions and contraindications. Students will also discuss the evaluation of therapeutic results and other issues pertinent to the usage of patent medicine.

The diet therapy componenet of this class introduces students to Chinese dietary therapy and whole foods nutrition. The five flavours, TCM physiology of digestion, the principles of dietary therapy, the energetic properties of foods, the basics of whole foods nutrition, food therapies for TCM organ system imbalances and the dietary treatment of disease will all be taught. This course will focus on using Chinese dietary therapy successfully with western patients. Western foods and cultural preferences will be emphasized.

Registered Acupuncturist

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 will be based upon the core competencies, as given by the licensing college of B.C. (CTCMA). The course will cover fundamental aspects of diagnostic processes, treatment objectives and planning, and treatment techniques. These topics will be explored through lecture, discussion, case studies, and exams.

In order to better prepare students for the licensing exam and to assist in their future practice a more detailed review of diagnosis will now be apart of this course.

Five Element Approach

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 five element model as a means to address physical, mental, emotional, and psycho-spiritual aspects of TCM. Identifying and treating at the level of constitution, students will learn a new perspective and approach to symptoms rooted in emotional and psychosomatic distress. A combination of theoretical concepts and practical application will be used with the purpose of integration within the standard TCM diagnostic and treatment model.

Acupuncture Treatment for Sports Injuries and Physical Trauma

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 will introduce concepts necessary for the successful evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. A combination of motor point needling and traditional meridian point selection/techniques will be explored. Emphasis in this course is on the practical application of the principles being taught.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Cosmetology

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 will serve as a more in depth analysis of dermatological conditions and their treatment but also introduce students to cosmetic treatments utilizing acupuncture and herbal formulae. Students will learn how to use acupuncture for rejuvenating effects and how to prepare therapeutic facial masks. This information will be quite beneficial for future practice.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Dermatology and Five Sense Organ Diseases

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 offers an in-depth study of the diagnostic parameters, syndrome differentiations, and treatment principles according to the theoretical models presented in TCM: Foundations. Included in the course will be the presentation of dermatology, external diseases, and diseases of the sense organs. The emphasis in this course is on syndrome differentiation and treatment planning utilizing both acupuncture combinations and herbal formulas in order to assist students in treating disorders within this subsection of Chinese medicine.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Gynecology

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 in-depth study of the diagnostic parameters, syndrome differentiations, and herbal treatment of women’s conditions according to TCM theory. Physiological functions and pathological changes in the woman’s body will be discussed before launching into the syndrome differentiation and treatment of common women’s diseases. Identifying symptoms and accompanying symptoms, tongue and pulse indicators will be discussed for each condition. Treatment principles will be included and herbal formulae will be the treatment modality focus common children’s diseases.

Communication Skills for TCM Practitioners

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 a look at the dynamics of the patient-practitioner relationship. It provides a bridge for the student as observer and intern. Psychological aspects of treatment are discussed, including many areas of professional behaviour, patient expectations and prognosis, and the ethics and boundaries of the profession.

Jin Shin Do

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Canadian College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Victoria, Canada
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Jin Shin Do is a hands-on exploration of the eight extraordinary vessels and segmental armouring. It is a synthesis of traditional Japanese acupressure techniques, classical Chinese acupuncture theory and Western psychology through which the student will learn release of energy blockages. This course is designed to give students a set of practical tools that can be safely used while learning acupuncture skills. Both TCM and Jin Shin Do energetics will be presented to ensure continuity with the core curriculum of the college.

Tui Na - Chinese Medical Therapeutic Massage

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 another of the eight main branches of TCM; Tui Na, which follows the basic theories of TCM. Physical manipulations are used to stimulate the points or other parts of the body surface to correct the imbalance of yin/yang; to regulate the functions of qi, blood, meridians and organs; and to recover normal function of the tendons, bones and joints. Tui Na is an active component of various aspects of the Chinese medical field including: clinical treatment, rehabilitation and prevention. It is a safe and effective form of energy work beginning to reach its therapeutic potential in North America.

Pathophysiology

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Canadian College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Victoria, Canada
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The purpose of this course is to provide students of acupuncture and oriental medicine an orientation to disease as disordered physiology. Basic cellular and system level processes will be examined to build an understanding of healing as well as abnormal functioning. Each body system will be revised to reinforce knowledge of anatomy and physiology previously acquired and more deeply understood through an exploration of select disorders. The impact of physiologic changes across the lifespan on disease processes will be distinguished. Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine approaches to health and disease will be compared and contrasted.

Formulas and Strategies

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 over 150 formulas and their simple modifications based on the eight traditional methods of Chinese herbal therapy. The principles underlying the creation of herbal formulas are examined and there is an emphasis on learning formulas for common clinical cases and, briefly, how to adapt the basic formula to the needs of individual patients. Each herb and the role it plays in the formula is analyzed with attention to functions, indications, and precautions of the overall formula.

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