Sylabus Acupuncture - Traditional Chinese Medicine


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This page, Sylabus Acupuncture give a brief overview of the various subjects covered in detail during the study of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Like every profession, acupuncture has its own plethora of unique terminology, seemingly strange perspectives as well as new and unfamiliar topics. These will become familiar teritory by the time we have completed our training and can confidently enter practise.

Please do not assume that Chinese Medicine is difficult though. Whether you choose to study at our college or any other good institute, you will no doubt discover for yourself just how simple and logical a subject it is. It has been taught traditionally for thousands of years, by focussing on the main points and basic subjects, then showing how they link together.

Ted Kapchuk in his famous book: "The Web that has no Weaver", illustrates this point beautifully. He describes the various aspects of Chinese medicine as being like the parts of a painting. Viewed seperately, the great mountains, trees, streams, lakes, houses, bridges and tiny people would have no context. In the completed picture however, we can see and feel their inter-relation with perfect clarity. When we learn Chines medicine, we first familiarise ourselves with all the seperate parts, then assemble them into a whole construct. Finally we practise evaluating real cases of sick people until quickly grasping the pattern of disease becomes second nature.


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HISTORY of TCM

BASIC PRINCIPLES

Yin and Yang

Five Elements

Five Psychological Aspects

ZANG FU ORGANS

Zang organs

Fu Organs

Extraordinary Organs

ENERGY FORMATION

Essence

Qi

Blood

Body fluids

AETIOLOGY

Exogenous factors

Emotional factors

Miscellaneous factors

DIAGNOSTIC METHODS

Inspection

Auscultation

Olfaction

Inquiring

Palpation

CASE MANAGEMENT

Case Taking

Case evaluation

Plotting the course of disease

DIFFERENTIATION OF SYNDROMES

Eight Principles

Qi and Blood

Four Levels

Zang Fu

San Jiao

POINT LOCATION

Channels and Collaterals

Extra Meridians

Extra Points

Actions of Points

TREATMENT METHODS

Needling technique

Three Edge needling

Plum Blossom Needling

Electro Stimulation

Scalp acupuncture

Moxibustion

Cupping

Common Diseases

Clinical Observation, Manner.


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