• The second class of a three-course sequence in Acupuncture Clinical Medicine.
  • This course builds on the material from Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 and explores the, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic/immune, urinary, digestive, respiratory and reproductive systems. All systems are then integrated using cross-sectional analysis of the human body. Observation of prosected human cadavers is an opportunity during laboratory sessions.

  • This course continues the study of the Four Examinations. Focusing on inquiry, an in-depth analysis of signs and symptoms is undertaken with an emphasis on the development of diagnostic skills.
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  • This class studies the cross-sectional anatomy of the body as it relates to the position of specific acupuncture points. Special attention is paid to those points located over organs, arteries or other sensitive tissues that may be at specific risk during the needling process of the upper and lower extremities, head, scalp, auricles, throat, thorax, abdomen, pelvis and posterior back (cervical, thoracic, lumbar and sacral) regions of the body. Observation of human cadavers and optional needling of commonly used points and threading techniques are required during the laboratory experience. Class case studies and labs synthesize information from the previous trimester levels for point location, pattern identification, anatomy and aseptic protocols.

  • This is a general course in clinical pharmacology designed to provide the student with a fundamental understanding of the rationale for pharmacologic intervention for selected drugs; the use of drug information sources; proper interaction with the patient and prescriber; recognition of adverse drug reactions and drug abuse; and the basic principles of pharmacology and toxicology in humans. Course outline material will be covered through a general lecture format including classroom presentations, discussions and case studies.
  • This class is one of a five-course sequence in the study of major health conditions and their pathogenic mechanisms as defined by Western biomedicine. Particular attention is paid to conditions with a high risk of significant adverse outcomes for which effective Western treatments are now available and to serious conditions requiring physician referral. Topics covered in this course include review of neurological conditions including stroke, headache, upper motor neuron disorders, lower motor neuron entrapment syndromes, epilepsy and dementia.
  • Students learn the principles and techniques of Chinese manual therapy via lecture, demonstration and hands-on practice. Focus is placed on developing skill in the most basic manipulation techniques used in Tui Na.