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Course Syllabus

The Equine Acupuncture Course is divided into five sessions (two 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 Chi Campus in Florida.  The course spans over a seven-month period.  Please go to Schedule and Tuition to view specific course dates.

A general session overview is provided below: 

     Session 1 (on-line)

     Session 2 (on-site)

     Session 3 (on-line)

     Session 4 (on-site)

     Session 5 (on-site)


Please note that while general course themes remain the same, specific topics and speakers listed in any of the course syllabi 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
13-16 General Rules of Acupuncture
Dr. Shen Xie
17-18 Indications for Veterinary Acupuncture
Dr. Shen Xie
19 How to Start Your Acupuncture Practice: Cookbook
Dr. Carla Pasteur
20 How to Integrate Acupuncture into Your Practice Dr. Carla Pasteur

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Session 2 (on-site)

All four days of class are held on the Chi Campus.


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

Acupuncture Needling Techniques

Equine Point Lab

Equine Musculoskeletal Case Studies; How to Practice Acupuncture in Horse
 10:30-12:30 Five-shu Transporting Points; Source Points, Back-Shu and Front-mu Points, and Influential Points
 Other Special Points and TCVM Diagnosis Intro How to Treat Equine Cases (Demo)
 12:30-1:30 Lunch break
Class ends
 1:30-3:20 Equine Point Lab
Equine Point Lab
Lameness Overview
Acupuncture for Lameness Part 1
 3:30-6:00
Acupuncture for Lameness Part 2; Acupuncture for Neurological Disorders

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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 How to Select Acupoints Dr. Huisheng Xie
 14 Equine Acupuncture Techniques Dr. Huisheng Xie
15-17 Acupuncture for Equine Lameness Dr. Huisheng Xie
18-19 Equine Special Conditions Dr. Huisheng Xie
20 How to Approach Clinical Cases Dr. Carla Pasteur
21 How to Improve Acupuncture Results Dr. Carla Pasteur
 22  Equine Cases: Dry Lab  Dr. Huisheng Xie

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Session 4 (on-site)

All four days of class are held on the Chi Campus.


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
How to Treat GI Disorders

Equine Point Lab

How to Treat Cushing's Disease; How to Treat other Endocrine Disorders
10:30-12:30 How to Treat Heart Failure and Behavioral Problems
How to Treat Respiratory Problems
Acupuncture for Liver Diseases; Acupuncture fro Skin Diseases
 12:30-1:30 Lunch break
Class ends
 1:30-3:20 Equine Point Lab
Equine Point Lab

Clinical application of Extraordinary Vessels

 3:30-6:00
How to Understand Herbal Medicine; How to Start your Herbal Practice

 

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Session 5 (on-site)

All four days of class are held on the Chi Campus.


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

Zang-Fu Physiology and Pathology: Spleen, Lung and Liver

Zang-Fu Physiology and Pathology: Kidney and Heart

Intro to Tui-Na; Intro the Food Therapy in Horses

Written Final Exam


 10:30-12:30  TCVM Overview; How to Sell TCVM How to Treat Reproductive Disorders; Acupuncture for Bovines, Caprines and Camelids
 12:30-1:30 Lunch break
Class ends
 1:30-3:20 Equine Point Lab 
Equine Point Lab 

Clinical Acupoint Exam

 3:30-6:00

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Students start mornings of on-site session with taiji on the lanai.


The acupuncture techniques demo during Session 2.