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Students start mornings with Tai-ji and Qi-gong meditation.

Live animals are used in wet labs.
Course Syllabus

Both courses in the Veterinary Topographic Acupuncture course are 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 Instructor 

8:30 to 9:20

Review Topographic Acupuncture concepts

Dr. Cindy West

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

Dr. Ron Koh

11:40 to 12:30

1:30 to 2:20

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

Dr. Cindy West (TA leader)

Dr. Ron Koh

 

2:30 to 3:20

3:40 to 4:30

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

Dr. Antonio Alfaro (TA leader)

Dr. Cindy West

4:40 to 5:30


 























Day 2

 Time Topics  Instructor 

8:30 to 9:20

Systems 4-6 part 1

Dr. Ron Koh

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

Dr. Cindy West (TA leader)

Dr. Ron Koh

2:30 to 3:20

3:40 to 4:30

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

Dr. Antonio Alfaro (TA leader)

Dr. Cindy West

4:40 to 5:30


 




















Day 3

 Time Topics  Instructor 

8:30 to 9:20

How to put everything together (lecture)

Dr. Cindy West

9:30 to 10:20

How to put everything together (real canine case DEMO)

Dr. Cindy West

10:40 to 12:30

How to put everything together (real canine case DEMO)

Dr. Cindy West

11:40 to 12:30

How to put everything together (real Equine case DEMO)

Dr. Antonio Alfaro

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

Drs Todd/West/Koh

Equine Track

Diagnosis, Topographic treatment, presentation to whole equine class

Dr. Antonio Alfaro

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

Drs Todd/West/Koh

Equine Track

Diagnosis, Topographic treatment, presentation to whole equine class

Dr. Antonio Alfaro

 




















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