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Course Syllabus

The Small Animal Acupuncture CE course is divided into six sessions (three online and three on-site).  Online sessions are available for on-demand streaming for about a two-month period.  On-site sessions are held on the Nihon University, Veterinary School in Fujisawa, Kanagawa. Please go to Schedule and Tuition to view specific CE course dates.

Please note that while general course themes will remain the same, specific topics and speakers listed in the syllabus below may be subject to change.

Session 1 (online)

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

Lecture

Topic

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

 


 

Session 2 (on-site)

All four days of class are held in Tokyo, Japan.


DAY 1
DAY 2 DAY 3 DAY 4
 7:30-8:20
Registration
 8:30-10:20 Five Elements and Zang-Fu physiology
Other Special Points & TCVM Diagnosis Intro

Canine Point Lab
How to Integrate Acupuncture into your Practice
 10:30-12:30 Five-shu Transporting Points, Source Points, Back-shu and Front-mu points, Influential Points
Acupuncture Needling Techniques
How to Treat Canine Cases (Demo)
 12:30-1:30 Lunch break
Class ends
 1:30-3:20

Canine Point Lab



Canine Point Lab

How to Treat IVDD and Osteoarthritis

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

 

 


 

Session 3 (online)

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

Lecture

Topic

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

 


 

Session 4 (on-site)

All three days of class are held in Tokyo, Japan.


DAY 1 DAY 2 DAY 3
 7:30-8:20
Registration
 8:30-10:20

How to Treat Renal Failure
How to Manage a TCVM Case

Canine Point Lab
Canine Point Lab
Class ends at 5:00 pm
 10:30-12:30 Questions for Class Notes
TCVM Review
 12:30-1:30 Lunch break
 1:30-3:20

 

Canine Point Lab

How to Improve Your Clinical Results
Clinical Cases- TCVM Approach
 3:30-6:00

 

 


Session 5 (online)

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

Lecture

Topic

Speaker
1-2 How to Treat Heart Failure
How to Treat Behavioral Problems
Dr. Shen Xie
3-4 Feline Acupuncture
Dr. Shen Xie
5-8 Avian and Exotic Animal Acupuncture
Dr. Cindy West
9 Acupuncture for Liver Diseases in Small Animals Dr. Huisheng Xie
10 How to Treat Skin Problems in Small Animals
Dr. Huisheng Xie
11-12 Acupuncture for Immune-mediated Diseases in Small Animals Dr. Huisheng Xie
13-14 How to Start your Herbal Practice for Small Animals Dr. Cindy West
15-16 How to Treat Diabetes in Small Animals
How to Treat Cushing's Disease in Small Animals
How to Treat Thyroid Disorders in Small Animals
Dr. Shen Xie
17-18 Intro to Food Therapy
Intro to Tui-na
Dr. Cindy West
19-22 TCVM Zang-fu Physiology & Pathology: Spleen, Liver, Lung, Heart and Kidney
Dr. Shen Xie

 

Session 6 (on-site)

All three days of class are held in Tokyo, Japan.


DAY 1 DAY 2 DAY 3
 7:30-8:20
Registration
 8:30-10:20

How to Treat Cancer
Review the Course Material from Sessions 1-5
Cases from Students

Canine Point Lab

Written Final Exam
WATCVM Examer


 10:30-12:30
 12:30-1:30 Lunch break

Class ends

 1:30-3:20
Canine Point Lab

Clinical Acupoint Exam
WATCVM Examer

 3:30-6:00