Most have heard of acupuncture but not as many understand its true purpose. Studying the Introduction to Acupuncture Course, you’ll gain a full understanding of what this treatment is, the theories and concepts behind it and the tools and techniques used in its practice.
You’ll discover the cause of disease, from the point of view of traditional Chinese medicine, and follow an in-depth exploration of the meridian system and the organs in the twelve standard meridians. With this knowledge in place, you’ll be guided through an exhaustive list of the hundreds of various acupuncture points, including their locations and functions.
The Introduction to Acupuncture Course takes you through various acupuncture and Chinese medicine techniques, including Needle Techniques, Moxibustion, Tui Na Massage, Cupping/Scraping, Scrape Therapy, Chinese Herbs, and Chinese Nutrition. The course discusses the disorders that Acupuncture can relieve and provides important information on safety and risks with his form of treatment.
Acupuncturists must have an intimate knowledge of the human body and the vital systems that make it function. This course guides you through the components of each system and how they work. You will learn about the diagnostic procedures used by acupuncturists, including Pathology Diagnosis, Differential Diagnosis, Pulse Diagnosis and Tongue Diagnosis.
In addition to the core lessons on offer, the Introduction to Acupuncture Course explains the use of research and reflective practice and how these areas help acupuncturists to continually improve their practice. You’ll also be guided through acupuncture’s Standards of Practice and Clinical Standards, along with how an acupuncture session is run.
Please note, this course has been designed as an introduction to acupuncture and should be used for theoretical use only. To practice professionally, you will need to undertake further study and undergo supervised training and assessment to fulfil the practical element of acupuncture training.