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Course Syllabus

The Small Animal 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 (online) 24 CE Hours pending

     Session 2 (on-site) 34 CE Hours pending

     Session 3 (online) 36 CE Hours pending

     Session 4 (on-site) 30 CE Hours pending

     Session 5 (on-site) 26 CE Hours pending


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


Students learn to make a diagnosis and treatment.


 

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 Introduction to Whole Course 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 Dr. Greg Todd
20 How to Integrate Acupuncture into your Practice Dr. Greg Todd

 


 

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
Other Special Points & TCVM Diagnosis Intro

Canine Point Lab
How to Treat Bi/Wei Syndromes; Osteoarthritis, and IVDD
 10:30-12:30 Five-shu Transporting Points, Source Points, Back-shu and Front-mu points, Influential Points
Acupuncture Needling Techniques
How to Treat Canine Cases (Demo)
 12:30-1:30 Lunch break
Class ends
 1:30-3:20

Canine Point Lab



Canine Point Lab

How to Treat Gastrointestinal Disorders

 
 3:30-6:00
How to Treat Respiratory Disorders

 

 


 

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
 14-15 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: a TCVM Approach
Dr. Connie DiNatale
 24  Exotic Animal Acupuncture Dr. Connie DiNatale 
 25  Avian Acupuncture (Lecture and Demo) Dr. Cindy West 

 


 

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

Herbal Intro
Canine Point Lab
Xi-Cleft, Eight Confluent, Acupuncture for Cancer
 10:30-12:30 How to Treat Heart Failure and Behavioral Problems
Acupuncture for Immune-mediated Diseases
Feline Acupuncture Case Studies from Students
 12:30-1:30 Lunch break
Class ends
 1:30-3:50

 

Canine Point Lab

 

Canine Point Lab

Acupuncture for Liver Diseases; How to Treat Skin Problems
 4:00-6:00
How to Approach TCVM Cases  

 

 


 

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

How to Treat:
Diabetes, Cushing's Disease, and Thyroid Disorders

Written Final Exam


 10:30-12:30 TCVM Overview, and How to Sell TCVM Into to Food Therapy
Intro to Tui-na
 12:30-1:30 Lunch break

Class ends

 1:30-3:20
Canine Point Lab


Canine Point Lab

Clinical Acupoint Exam

 3:30-6:00