Connecticut Acupuncture Certificate Program

Module 2

Merdian Theory and Clean Needle Technique

Meridian Theory: Meridian Theory is the basis of diagnosis and acupuncture treatment. This course is designed to provide the necessary instruction and training for the student to be familiar with meridian theory including regular and extraordinary meridian systems.

Point Location I: Therapeutic indications, anatomic location and treatment methods utilizing acupuncture and moxibustion are provided for each point. Instruction is given in the functional selection of points through the application of differential diagnosis of conditions.

Instruction includes the use of five element points, Xi-Cleft, Mu and Shu points, Tsing, Yuan (Source Points), Luo, Tonification, Sedation, Command and Transportation points. Upper extremitychannels covered: Lung, Large, Intestine, Heart, Small Intestine, Triple Warmer and Pericardium meridians.

Point Location II: This is a continuation of the previous module and will focus on the lower extremity channels: Stomach, Spleen, Gall Bladder, Liver, Urinary Bladder, Kidney, Governing Vessel, Conception Vessel and Extra Points. Additional instruction is given in regional location and selection.

Clean Needle Technique: This course is designed to teach students clinical skills necessary for the safe practuce of acupuncture. Clean Needle Technique and a review of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards are presented.

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