Introduction to Acupuncture Course

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What Will You Learn?

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.

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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Part 1: Introduction to Acupuncture
  • Part 2: The Acupuncture Theory
  • Part 3: Yin & Yang Theory
  • Part 4: Cause of Disease
  • Part 5: Five Elements Theory
  • Part 6: Conclusion
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Meridian System
  • Part 2: The Twelve Standard Meridians
  • Part 3: The Organs in the Twelve Standard Meridians
  • Part 4: Eight Extraordinary Meridians
  • Part 5: Conclusion
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: Acupuncture Points
  • Part 2: The Large Intestine
  • Part 3: Stomach Meridian
  • Part 4: Spleen Meridian
  • Part 5: Pericardium Meridian
  • Part 6: Kidney Meridian
  • Part 7: Gall Bladder Meridian
  • Part 8: Conception Vessel Meridian CV Ren
  • Part 9: Governing Vessel Meridian GV Du
  • Part 10: Acupuncture Points and their Functions
  • Part 11: Large Intestine Meridian
  • Part 12: Lung Meridian
  • Part 13: Pericardium Meridian
  • Part 14: Small Intestine Meridian
  • Part 15: Triple Heater Meridian
  • Part 16: Gall Bladder Meridian
  • Part 17: Kidney Meridian
  • Part 18: Liver Meridian
  • Part 19: Stomach Meridian
  • Part 20: Spleen Meridian
  • Part 21: Urinary Bladder Meridian
  • Part 22: Conception Vessel Meridian
  • Part 23: Governing Vessel Meridian
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: Video - Acupuncture
  • Part 2: Moxibustion
  • Part 3: Cupping
  • Part 4: Scrape Therapy
  • Part 5: Chinese Herbs
  • Part 6: Chinese Nutrition
  • Part 7: Video - Needle Techniques
  • Part 8: Video - Retention and Withdrawal of the Needle
  • Part 9: Conclusion
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: Pathology Diagnostic
  • Part 2: Differential Diagnostic
  • Part 3: Pulse Diagnostic
  • Part 4: Tongue Diagnostic
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: What is Biomedicine?
  • Part 2: Molecular Biology
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: Urogenital System
  • Part 2: Digestive System
  • Part 3: The Mouth:
  • Part 4: Stomach:
  • Part 5: Small Intestine:
  • Part 6: Why is Digestion Important?
  • Part 7: The Cardio Vascular System
  • Part 8: Blood Vessels
  • Part 9: Blood
  • Part 10: Functions of the Cardiovascular System
  • Part 11: Respiratory System
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: Acupuncture Safety
  • Part 2: Contraindications
  • Part 3: Accidents and Untoward Reactions
  • Part 4: Injury to Vital Organs
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: Reflective Practice
  • Part 2: Reflective Practice Models
  • Part 3: Research
  • Part 4: Steps in Conducting Research
  • Part 5: Case Study
  • Part 6: Acupuncture Case Studies
  • Part 7: Acupuncture Improves Outcomes for Children with ADHD by Healthcare Medicine Institute
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Part 1: Standards of Practice
  • Part 2: Clinical Standards
  • Part 3: How to Run an Acupuncture Session
  • Part 4: Opening an Acupuncture Specialist Business
  • Module 10 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

With comprehensive study materials on acupuncture theories and treatments, this course can be taken by absolute beginners and those with an existing holistic practice who are considering adding acupuncture to the services they currently offer. Anyone who has studied other alternative therapies will also find the course very interesting and beneficial.

The Introduction to Acupuncture Course can be studied for your own learning and to add to your CPD hours. It provides a base knowledge that you can refer back to and which you can build upon should you then choose to pursue a full qualification and practical training.

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The Introduction to Acupuncture Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

This course is registered with the CMA (Complementary Medical Association), which is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors and, increasingly, by the general public. Upon completion of the course you can gain membership to the CMA, which in addition to supplying a professional accreditation, offers a number of benefits, all of which can be found here.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15).

The Quality Licence Scheme is a leading national Awarding Organisation. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.

This course has been endorsed under the Quality Licence Scheme.

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