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EXACUP4451 Medical Acupuncture - Level I Course Page

Description: Basic Elementary Acupuncture. Discover the concepts underlying the basic anatomy of acupoints, neurophysiology, neuropharmacology, and recent research findings on acupuncture meridians, philosophy of the traditional Chinese medical system and modern research on acupuncture. Discussions will provide a brief history of acupuncture, traditional Chinese etiology and pathogenesis, organ systems and medical diagnosis; TCM philosophies, theories, laws; anatomy of acupuncture meridian systems; vital energy theory. Qi energy, meridian and acupuncture point location will be demonstrated and practiced. Presentation will consist of approximately 60% lecture and 40% clinical work, including assignment. Restricted to Medical Acupuncture students.

EXACUP4452 Medical Acupuncture - Level II Course Page

Description: Fundamental Acupuncture. Develop practical skills in various Chinese therapies and traditional Chinese medical diagnosis. Discussions and practice will include indications, contra-indications, complications, and precautions of acupuncture, the differentiation of syndrome complex; tongue, pulse, Ryodoraku and Acu-o-matic diagnosis; ancillary techniques (acupressure, moxibustion, cupping, venopuncture), various needling techniques (including plum blossom and press needles), stimulation, electro acupuncture and balancing therapies (TMJ adjustment and Acu-omatic balancing). Presentation will consist of approximately 40% lecture and 60% clinical work, including assignment. and family medicine, oncology, neurology, geriatrics, etc.) and medical problem solving. Presentation will consist of approximately 10% lecture and 90% clinical work. Prerequisite: EXACUP 4451

EXACUP4453 Medical Acupuncture - Level III Course Page

Description: Microsystems of Acupuncture. Develop an understanding of somatotopic representation of body systems in a peripheral localization. Discussion will include theory, points, clinical application of microsystems such as ear, nose, hand, foot, and scalp. Presentation will consist of approximately 50% lecture and 50% clinical work, including assignment. Prerequisite: EXACUP 4452

EXACUP4454 Medical Acupuncture - Level IV Course Page

Description: Clinical Acupuncture. Develop diagnostic and therapeutic skills in the clinical application of acupuncture. Discussion will include the general principles of acupuncture therapy, the basic principles for prescription and selection of acupuncture points, systemic therapy, clinical series (e.g., the musculoskeletal system, sports and family medicine, oncology, neurology, geriatrics, etc.) and medical problem solving. Presentation will consist of approximately 10% lecture and 90% clinical work. Prerequisite: EXACUP 4453

EXACUP4455 Medical Acupuncture Final Exam Course Page

Description: Consists of a written and clinical examination of all parts of acupuncture theory and procedure. Students must have successfully completed Acupuncture Levels I, II, III & IV. Prerequisites: EXACUP 4454