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Course Syllabus

The Mixed Practice 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. During on-site sessions, Mixed Practice students attend Equine classes, and then watch the Small Animal portion of the lectures online.  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 (online)

     Session 2 (on-site)

     Session 3 (online)

     Session 4 (on-site)

     Session 5 (on-site)


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

Dr. Xie leading taiji.
Students start mornings of on-site session with Tai-ji on the lanai.


The acupuncture techniques demo during Session 2.


 

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 (Parts 1 & 2) 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 (Equine) Dr. Carla Pasteur
20 How to Integrate Acupuncture into your Practice (Equine) Dr. Carla Pasteur
19A How to Start your Acupuncture Practice: Cookbook (Small Animal) Dr. Greg Todd
20A How to Integrate Acupuncture into Your Practice (Small Animal) Dr. Greg Todd

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Session 2 (on-site with online portion)

All four days of on-site 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

Mix Point Lab

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

The following Small Animal lectures will be made available online to Mixed Class students. Each lecture is 50 minutes long.

Lecture  Topic 
 1-2 How to Treat Gastro-Intestinal Disorders (SA)
 3-4 How to Treat Respiratory Disorders (SA)
 5-6  How to Treat Bi/Wei Syndromes, Osteoarthritis, and IVDD (SA)
 7-8  How to Treat Canine Cases (Demo) (SA)

 

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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 Treasures: Qi, Blood, Shen, Jing, 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
Small Animal Portion
 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: TCVM Approach    Dr. Connie DiNatale
Equine Portion
 14a Equine Acupuncture Techniques
Dr. Huisheng Xie
 15-17a Acupuncture for Equine Lameness
Dr. Huisheng Xie
 18-19a Equine Special Conditions 
Dr. Huisheng Xie
 20a  How to Approach Clinical Cases Dr. Carla Pasteur
 21a How to Improve Acupuncture Results
Dr. Carla Pasteur
 22a Equine Cases: TCVM Approach
Dr. Huisheng Xie

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Session 4 (on-site with online portion)

All four days of on-site 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
Herbal Intro

Mix Point Lab

Acupuncture for Cancer; Feline Acupuncture
 10:30-12:30 How to Treat Heart Failure and Behavioral Problems
Exotic and Avian Acupuncture (lecture and demo)
Case Studies from Students
 12:30-1:30 Lunch Break
Class Ends
 1:30-3:20

Mix Point Lab



Mix Point Lab


Acupuncture for Liver Diseases  
 3:30-6:00
How to Treat Skin Problems; Acupuncture for Immune-Mediated Diseases

 

The following Small Animal lectures will be made available online to Mixed Class students. Each lecture is 50 minutes long.

Lecture   Topic
 1-2 How to Treat Diabetes, Cushing's Disease and Thyroid Disorders
 3-4 How to Treat Liver Problems
How to Treat Skin Problems
 5-6 Avian Acupuncture
Other Exotics Acupuncture
 7-8 How to Treat Cancer
Feline Acupuncture

 

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Session 5 (on-site with online portion)

All four days of on-site 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; Overview: How to Sell TCVM

How to Treat Reproductive Disorders; Equine Cases: a TCVM Approach

Written Final Exam


 10:30-12:30 Intro to Food Therapy; Intro to Tui-na
 12:30-1:30 Lunch Break

Class Ends

 1:30-3:20 Wet-Lab Acupoint Review

Wet-lab Acupoint Review

 Clinical Acupoint Exam

 3:30-6:00

The following Small Animal lectures will be made available online to Mixed Class students. Each lecture is 50 minutes long.

Lecture            Topic
 1-2 Intro to Food Therapy
Intro to Tui-na
 3-4 Rehabilitation with Acupuncture
How to Understand Chinese Herbs and Start Herbal Practice

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