Designed for busy veterinary school students, this course creates a summer alternative to balancing both finals and session 4. This summer session 4 allows students to attend session 4 labs on-site while watching the lectures online. This course reviews advanced acupuncture techniques including electro-acupuncture and moxibustion, as well as how to approach internal medical diseases using the Traditional Chinese Medical modality. The material in the class introduces case examples showing how to incorporate these techniques in order to diagnose and treat a series of diseases. Among these are: liver and renal diseases, behavioral problems, skin problems, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, and respiratory disorders. In addition, students learn a systematic approach to the principles and practices of TCVM. During this course, emphasis is placed on the clinical application in all aspects of the Five Element disorders, reproductive and endocrine diseases. Students are taught management of real-world clinical cases, tools and methods of how to promote TCVM and integrate it into daily practice.
This course is available for students enrolled in the Master's Spring 2017 Acupuncture levels 1 and 2 or the 2016 Acupuncture in China courses only. Students may earn their CVA in Spring 2017 after completing session 5.