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Students start mornings with Tai-ji.

Live animals are used in wet labs.
Course Syllabus

The onsite portion of the Veterinary Topographic Acupuncture course is held on the Chi Campus.

Online Portion
Dr. Cindy West

Lecture 1 

Introduction to Topographic Acupuncture

  • History/Evolution of Topographic Acupuncture
  • A Distal, Non-local, Minimal Needle  Acupuncture System
Lecture 2 

Locating/Selecting 'The Point(s)' by Palpation

  • Honing Point/Channel Palpation Skills for Diagnosis and Treatment
    • Channel Diagnosis
    • Resting vs. Active Acupuncture Points
  • Needle Placement for Optimal Results
  • Bruce Ferguson’s Points
    • Fetlock Points in Horses and Other Ideas
  • Technical/Practical Application and Evolution of Healing Skills
Lecture 3  Introduction to Six Basic Topographic Acupuncture Systems 1-3 with Clinical Case Examples
Lecture 4  Introduction to Six Basic Topographic Acupuncture Systems 4-6 with Clinical Case Examples
  • Brief mention of Ba Gua/I-Ching/Balance Method/8 and 12 Magic Points


On-site Portion 

Day 1

 Time  Topic

8:30 to 9:20

Review Topographic Acupuncture Concepts

Mirroring/Imaging

9:30 to 10:20

Accurate Point Location: Channels and Point Palpation Partner Practice

Importance of Proper Needle Placement for Optimal Results: Partner Practice

10:40 to 11:30

Systems 1-3

11:40 to 12:30

1:30 to 2:20

Canine labs (Practice of Systems 1-3) in Dogs

2:30 to 3:20

3:40 to 4:30

Equine labs (Practice of Systems 1-3) in Horses

4:40 to 5:30


 























Day 2

 Time Topics 

8:30 to 9:20

Systems 4-6 Part 1

9:30 to 10:20

Systems 4-6 Part 2

10:40 to 11:30

Topographic Acupuncture Case Studies

10:40 to 12:30

Topographic Acupuncture Case Studies

1:30 to 2:20

Canine labs (Practice of Systems 4-6) in Dogs

2:30 to 3:20

3:40 to 4:30

Equine labs (Practice of Systems 4-6) in Horses

4:40 to 5:30


 




















Day 3

 Time Topics 

8:30 to 9:20

How to Put Everything Together (Lecture)

9:30 to 10:20

How to Put Everything Together (Real Canine Case DEMO)

10:40 to 12:30

How to Put Everything Together (Real Canine Case DEMO)

11:40 to 12:30

How to Put Everything Together (Real Canine Case DEMO)

1:30 to 3:20

Canine Track

Each TA leads 2 Groups (4-5 students per group)

Diagnosis, Topographic Treatment, Presentation to Whole Canine Class

Equine Track

Diagnosis, Topographic Treatment, Presentation to Whole Equine Class

3:20 to 5:30

Canine Track

Each TA leads 2 groups (4-5 students per group)

Diagnosis, Topographic Treatment, Presentation to Whole Canine Class

Equine Track

Diagnosis, Topographic Treatment, Presentation to Whole Equine Class

 



















Tuition information and course dates are provided on the Schedule and Tuition page.