Course Educational Objectives
To enable students to have a comprehensive understanding of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine concepts and theory; to understand how an effective treatment strategy is based upon the diagnosis formulated; and to prepare students for Hawaii State Board of Acupuncture Licensure, National Certification in Acupuncture and National Certification in Herbal Medicine and to enable graduates to set up and maintain successful professional practice of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
This course is designed to train students in the following:
History of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Traditions in Acupuncture and Oriental medicine, their relation to Chinese medical history
History of the development of Acupuncture and Oriental medicine in the United States, and the development of current professional trends.
Discussion of Acupuncture and Oriental medicine outside the United States and China
A Comprehensive Understanding of the following Fundamental Theories and Concepts
Chi: Tonification and Sedation, Creation of Balance and Harmony
Tao and Yin-Yang Theory, Five Phase Theory, Triple Warmer Theory, Eight Parameters/Ba Gua
Organ Theory; Viscera And Bowels, Twelve Officials
Channel Theory of the Meridians
Internal-External Causes of Disease: Six External Evils / Seven Emotions / Non-Internal or External Reasons
Oriental Medicine Pathology, Meaning of Disease, Symptoms, Signs
Fundamental Body Substances (Spirit, Chi, Blood, Fluid, Etc.)
Stages of Disease Progression, including the Six -Stage and Four -Aspect Disease Progressions
The Natural Progression of Untreated Disease
Acupuncture, Point Location, and Channel Theory
Location Systems: Anatomically, Proportionally, by Palpation, the Anatomical Chinese Inch
All Points of the Twelve Bilateral Channels and the Conception and Governing Vessels
Forbidden Points, Contraindications of Points
Classification, Functions and Indications of Acupuncture Points, Extra Acupuncture Points
Other Categories and Types of Acupuncture Points (E.G. Auricular, Scalp Points, Hand Points)
Special Groupings of Acupuncture Points (E.G. Transport Points, Tender Points, Local And Distal Points, Associated Effect and Alarm Points, Windows of the Sky, Internal and External Dragons, Seas and Oceans, Thirteen Ghost Points), and other Recognized Point Combinations.
Traditions of Acupuncture; Respect for Different Traditions of Evaluating and Diagnosing and Influencing and Correcting the Balance of Chi.
|Taoist Classical Medicine 1-2 |
Taoist Classical Medicine 3-8
Dao De Jing 道德經
Taoist Ritual Chants