Course Descriptions

AAC4250 : ACCESSORY TECHNIQUES
1.50 credits: Students develop skills in applying common accessory techniques, including cupping, guasha, plum-blossom, extravasation, moxibustion, auricular acupuncture and electro-acupuncture. Emphasis is placed on safe practice techniques and risk management.
AAC5151 : ACUPUNCTURE CLINICAL MEDICINE 1
3.00 credits: In this first course of a three-course sequence in Acupuncture Clinical Medicine, students learn the traditional Chinese method of analyzing disease, and determining acupuncture and accessory treatment through differential diagnosis of main presenting symptoms.
AAC5152 : ACUPUNCTURE CLINICAL MEDICINE 2
3.00 credits: The second class of this three-course sequence.
AAC5153 : ACUPUNCTURE CLINICAL MEDICINE 3
3.00 credits: The final class of this three-course sequence.
AAC4025 : ACUPUNCTURE POINT LOCATION 1
2.00 credits: The first of a two-course laboratory sequence in point location. Students learn acupuncture points one channel at a time, focusing on location techniques designed to ensure maximum accuracy in various body regions and various body types. The Point Location sequence is taught in an interactive manner with visually assisted demonstrations led by the instructor, coordinated group exercises and supervised hands-on location with student pairs.
AAC4026 : ACUPUNCTURE POINT LOCATION 2
2.50 credits: The second course of a two-course laboratory sequence in point location. Students complete the meridian-by- meridian location of points begun in Acupuncture Point Location 1 and go on to locate Extra Points. To consolidate their knowledge, students re-examine locations of groups of major points based on specific anatomical regions, classical category and general function.
AAC6110 : ACUPUNCTURE REVIEW AND SYNTHESIS
2.00 credits: This class emphasizes clinical problem-solving skills. Lectures and other learning experiences allow students to improve areas of weakness, consolidate clinical skills, integrate knowledge from the various disciplines of the program and achieve their fullest potential before graduation. This course is designed to review the essential components of the acupuncture portion of the program and to consolidate, integrate and synthesize the learning that has taken place. This course is also designed as a preparation for the National Board Exam.
AAC4230 : ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT STRATEGY
3.00 credits: Students learn the classical theories of meridian and point function and apply these theories within the framework of modern Chinese clinical experience, assembling point prescriptions for specific symptoms and TCM patterns.
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