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Course Syllabus

The Acupuncture CE Course is equivalent to the Basic Acupuncture course for Small Animal. The first portion of this CE course counts as both the first and second session of the basic CE course and is held in China. The remainder is broken up into the final three sessions: Session 3 online, Session 4 in China and Session 5 in New Taipei City, Taiwan. This CE course is specifically designed for Asian veterinarians.


Session 1 & 2 Online Syllabus

All lectures are available for on-demand streaming for the duration of the session.  Each lecture is about 50 minutes in length.

Lecture

Topic

 1 Course Introduction and History of Veterinary Acupuncture: Dr. Xie
 2 What is Acupuncture?: Dr. Xie
 3-4 Veterinary Acupuncture: Scientific Basis: Dr. Clemmons
 5 Yin-Yang: Dr. Chrisman
 6 Eight Principles: Dr. Chrisman
7-8 Five Elements: Dr. Chrisman
9-10 Zang-Fu Physiology: Dr. Clemmons
11-12 Channels and Meridians: Dr. Xie
13 How to Promote Your Acupuncture Practice: Dr. Todd
14 How to Start Your Acupuncture Practice: Cookbook: Dr. Todd
15-16 Indications for Veterinary Acupuncture: Dr. Xie
17-20 General Rules of Acupuncture: Dr. Xie


Session 1 & 2 On-site Syllabus 



DAY 1
DAY 2
DAY 3
DAY 4
 7:30-8:20
Registration Tai-ji/Qi-gong
Tai-ji/Qi-gong
Tai-ji/Qi-gong
 8:30-10:20 Five Elements and Zang-Fu physiology
How to Treat Osteoarthritis
Point Lab TCVM Diagnosis Intro
 10:30-12:30 Five-Shu Transporting Points and Other Special Points
Acupuncture Techniques (Demo)
How to Treat  Cases (Demo)
 12:30-1:30 Lunch break Lunch break  Lunch break  Class Ends 
 1:30-3:20 Point Lab
Point Lab
How to Treat Gastrointestinal Disorders

 3:30-6:00
How to Treat Respiratory Disorders

 


Students attend lectures before hands-on labs.


Dr. Xie speaking at the China Class Welcome Ceremony.



Acupuncture techniques demo
China Class.


 

Session 3 Online Syllabus

50 minutes per lecture  Topics  Speakers 
 Lectures 1-4  Five Treasures: Qi, Blood, Shen, Jing, Body Fluid Physiology and Pathology Dr. Cheryl Chrisman 
 Lectures 5-8  TCVM Diagnosis Dr. Cheryl Chrisman 
 Lectures 9-10  Eight Extraordinary Channels Dr. Huisheng Xie
 Lectures 11-12  Etiology and Pathology Dr. Huisheng Xie 
 Lecture 13  Other Special points Dr. Huisheng Xie
 Lectures 14-15  How to Make a TCVM Diagnosis (Dry Lab) Dr. Huisheng Xie
 Lectures 16-17  Acupuncture for Neurological Disorders Dr. Roger Clemmons
 Lecture 18  How to Approach Clinical Cases Dr. Greg Todd
 Lectures 19-20  How to Improve Acupuncture Results Dr. Greg Todd
 Lectures 21-23  Small Animal Cases: TCVM Approach Dr. Connie DiNatale















Lectures presented in English with Chinese subtitles. Handouts and note are in English.

Session 4 On-site Syllabus

DAY 1 DAY 2 DAY 3 DAY 4
 7:30-8:20
Registration Tai-ji/Qi-gong
Tai-ji/Qi-gong
Tai-ji/Qi-gong
 8:30-10:20

A Quick Review from Sessions 1 to 3; How to Treat Renal Failure

Herbal Intro
Canine Point Lab
Acupuncture for Cancer
Feline Acupuncture
 10:30-12:30 How to Treat Heart Failure and Behavioral Problems
Exotic Animal Acupuncture (lecture and demo); Avian Acupuncture (lecture and demo)
Case Studies from Students
 12:30-1:30 Lunch break
Class ends
 1:30-3:20

 

Canine Point Lab

 

Canine Point Lab

Acupuncture for Liver Diseases; How to Treat Skin Problems
 3:30-6:00
Acupuncture for Immune-mediated Diseases
 

Lectures presented in Chinese, therefore spoken Chinese is required. Handouts and note are in English.


Session 5 Online Syllabus

 50 minutes per lecture Topics Speakers
1 A Quick Review from Sessions 1 to 4
Dr. Huisheng Xie
 2  How to Treat Renal Failure  Dr. Huisheng Xie
 3  How to Treat Heart Failure  Dr. Huisheng Xie
 4  How to Treat Behavioral Problems  Dr. Huisheng Xie
 5-6  Acupuncture for Immune-mediated Diseases  Dr. Huisheng Xie
 7-8  Clinical Applications of TCVM  Dr. Tiffany Rimar
 9  Introduction to Tui-na  Dr. Cindy West
 10   Liver Physiology and Pathology   Dr. Huisheng Xie
 11  Lung Physiology and Pathology  Dr. Huisheng Xie
 12   Spleen Physiology and Pathology  Dr. Huisheng Xie
 13  Heart Physiology and Pathology   Dr. Huisheng Xie
 14  Kidney Physiology and Pathology  Dr. Huisheng Xie
 15  TCVM Overview  Dr. Huisheng Xie
 16    How to Sell TCVM   Dr. Huisheng Xie














Session 5 On-site Syllabus


Time Day 1 Day 2  Day 3
7:30am 8:20am   Registration Tai-Ji Quan Final Written Exam - Dr. Cheng 
8:30am  12:30am
Tutoring for online lectures 
of Sessions 1-5
- Dr. Cheng

Canine Point Lab
- Dr. Cheng

 

12:30pm 1:30pm  Lunch Break Lunch Break
Class ends at 12:30
1:30pm 6:00pm
 Canine Point Lab
- Dr.Cheng
 Canine Acupuncture Point Exam
- Dr. Han Wen Cheng

Onsite lectures, tutoring and lab instruction presented in Chinese.