Program

Curriculum

 

Curriculum for Acupuncture Training Program

BASIC COURSE (Acupressure/Massage Technician)
Anatomy
Physiology
Theory, Ethics, Hygiene
Practice of Acupressure (massage)
Practice of Lab
11 hours
11 hours
21 hours
37 hours
20 hours
INTERMEDIATE COURSE (Acupressure/Massage Therapist I)
Basic Course
Practice of Lab
Swedish, Shiatsu & Tui-Na
80 hours
30 hours
90 hours
INTERMEDIATE HIGH COURSE (Acupressure/Massage Therapist II)
Basic Course
Intermediate Course
Anma Japanese Massage Techniques
Acupressure Korean Style & Massage Techniques
Qi-Gong(Spirit Meditation)
Nutrient & Minerals
Channels, Pathways, Meridians, & Pressure points
Immune-system & CPR
Business practice and professionalism I
80 hours
120 hours
10 hours
30 hours
10 hours
10 hours
10 hours
20 hours
10 hours
ADVANCED COURSE (Advanced Acupressure/Massage Therapist)
Basic Course
Intermediate Course
Intermediate High Course
Practice of Acupressure (massage)
Practice of Lab
Anma Japanese Massage Techniques
Acupressure Korean Style & Massage Techniques
Herbs to avoid certain conditions, the diet and health.
Case histories and treatments
Kinesiology and Systems
Clinical Pathology and recognition of various conditions.
Stretching techniques and methods
Cardiovascular systems
Business practice and professionalism II
Ten (10) cases presentation.
43 hours
90 hours
60 hours
40 hours
40 hours
20 hours
20 hours
10 hours
20 hours
10 hours
10 hours
10 hours
10 hours
10 hours
7 hours
SPORTS COURSE (Sports Acupressure/Massage Therapist)
Basic Course
Intermediate Course
Intermediate High Course
Advanced Course
Practice of Acupressure (massage)
Practice of Lab
Anma Japanese Massage Techniques
Acupressure Korean Style & Massage Techniques
Business practice and professionalism II
Twenty (20) cases presentation.
43 hours
90 hours
60 hours
70 hours
40 hours
40 hours
40 hours
40 hours
20 hours
20 hours
 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

BASIC COURSE
Anatomy (11 hours)
A study of human surface anatomy, including those landmarks important to the location of acupuncture¢®?s meridians and points as well as basic study of human anatomy. Physiology (11 hours) This course details the muscular system, and physiology of both digestive and respiratory systems.

Theory, Ethics, Hygiene (21 hours)
Introduction to medical vocabulary, the ethics, and hygiene in working place, design as an introduction to the health care science.

Practice of Acupressure (Massage) I (37 hours)
Lecture and demonstration with practice sessions of the technique of accupressure

Practice of Lab I (20 hours)
Student will learn how to help patients take comfortable position for various accupressure treatments.

INTERMEDIATE COURSE
Practice of Lab II (30 hours)
Continuation of Practice of Lab I. Prerequisite Practice of Lab I

Swedish, Shiatsu & Tui-Na (90 hours)
This course will cover theoretical foundation for Swedish, Shiatsu & Tui-Na. The course will also teach student how to apply different types of treatment to different symptoms.

Anma Japanese Massage Techniques I (10 hours)
Lecture and demonstration, with practice session, of the Anma Japanese Massage Techniques.

Acupressure Korean Style & Massage Techniques I (30 hours)
Lecture and demonstration, with practice session, of the Acupressure Korean MassageTechnique.

Qi-Gong (Spirit Meditation) (10 hours)
Lecture and demonstration, with practice session, of the Qi-Gong meditation.

Nutrient & Mineral (10 Hours)
An introduction to Nutrient and Mineral used in Oriental Medicine, including plant morphology, and the classification and basic properties of Chinese Herbs.

Channels, Pathways, Meridians, & Pressure Points. (10 hours)
A study of the art and science of accupressure, including Meridian theory: the distribution of channel pathway, major types of point, sterile technique. Students will also learn basic state laws applicable to accupressure students.

Immune-System & Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) I (20 hours)
This course will cover the study of human Immune System and learn the CPR.

Business Practice and Professionalism I (10 hours)
Discussion of the basic organization of a medical office and clinic, with emphasis on office management, patient record keeping, billing procedures, legal responsibility, and related topics.

ADVANCED COURSE
Practice of Accupressure (Massage) II (40 hours)
Continuation of Practice of Accupressure (Massage) I. Prerequisite Practice of Accupressure (Massage) I.

Practice of Lab III (40 hours)
Continuation of Practice of Lab II. Prerequisite Practice of Lab I, II.

Anma Japanese Massage Techniques II (20 hours)
Continuation of Anma Japanese Message Techniques I. Prerequisite Anma Japanese Massage Techniques I.

Accupressure Korean Style & Massage Techniques II (20 hours)
Continuation of Accupressure Korean Style & Massage Techniques I. Prerequisite Accupressure Korean Style & Massage Techniques I.

Herbs to Avoid Certain Condition, the Diet and Health (10 hours)
An introduction to major plants used in Oriental Medicine, including the diet and health. This course also will include herbs used to notify Qi, Yin, Yang, and blood, and other external application herbs.

Case histories and Treatments (20 hours)
This course will cover development of Chinese medicine and patient treatment, and also its ancient¢®?s text within the context of Chinese dynastic history.

Kinesiology and Systems (10 hours)
A study of the urinary system; fluid and electrolyte balance; reproductive, respiratory and digestive systems.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Clinical Pathology and Recognition of Various Condition (10 hours)
An orientation to the accupressure clinic for entering interns. Students spend 60 hours observing the clinicians in their examination and treatment of patients.

Stretching Techniques and Methods (10 hours)

Lectures and demonstrations, with practice sessions, of the stretching techniques and methods.

SPORTS COURSE
Practice of Accupressure (Massage) III (40 hours)
Continuation of Practice of Accupressure (Massage) II. Prerequisite Practice of Accupressure (Massage) I, II.

Practice of Lab IV (40 hours)
Continuation of Practice of Lab III. Prerequisite Practice of Lab I, II, III.

Anma Japanese Massage Techniques III (40 hours)
Continuation of Anma Japanese Message Techniques II. Prerequisite Anma Japanese Massage Techniques I. II

Accupressure Korean Style & Massage Techniques III (40 hours)
Continuation of Accupressure Korean Style & Massage Techniques II. Prerequisite Accupressure Korean Style & Massage Techniques I. II

Business Practice and Professionalism II (20 hours)
Lecture, readings, and discussions of ethics, jurisprudence, and current issues that confront the modern health practitioner, including professional liability, record keeping, patient account, and referral responsibilities, and related topics.

Case Presentation II (20 hours)
Presentation and discussion of cases attended by interns. Each student must present at least Twenty (20) cases in writing for instructor¡?s review with thorough analysis and conclusion.