Introduction to Year 2
Description of Year 2
Expected outcome: by the end of this 2nd year all students will have become familiar with the ways in which a diseases devolves, the clusters of symptoms and signs that help identifying its 'nature' and the principles of treatment that should be applied to resolve it. In addition, all students will be able to select the appropriate meridians and the acupuncture points according to the criteria set by Chinese Medicine.
⦁ As all other years, this year is made or 7 x 20 hours modules (258 hours), weekly webinars x 10 months (120 hours) and the end of the year retreat (98+ hours).
⦁ This year we shall tackle the issue of how a disease is formed by looking into the condition that made it possible in the first place. After establishing this, we shall look into the mechanisms of pathology, specific diseases and the symptoms and signs clusters called syndromes in which the symptom is located. We will learn how to diagnose (including pulse diagnosis) and finally will learn how to select the channels and points to treat.
⦁ By the end of this year, the meaning of 'Chinese medicine holism’ will become clear and students will learn to apply it to clinical cases.
⦁ We shall also study the digestive, urinary, respiratory and gynaecological systems and prove once more how any attempt of organisation according to 'symptoms' collapses when we look from a ‘holistic gaze’.
⦁ The retreat will provide time for practising diagnosis (including pulse and tongues), marking once again the main points and learning their clinical and energetic applications. Qigong and meditation will be an essential part of it.
Total contact hours of Chinese Medicine – Year 2
258 hours tuition, weekly webinars and retreat.
These hours do not include Western Medicine Studiies, which amount to 90 hours per year in addition to the hours dedicated to Chinese Medicine= acupuncture. This course is paid separately.
2nd Year Syllabus & Curriculum
Aetiology: external, internal, neither internal nor external, stagnation of blood, damp-phlegm and stones.
Mechanisms of pathology: how does an imbalance set in? What are its possible mechanism. How does each pathogen affect the body (i.e. cold by contracting)? How do internal pathological climates form? How can the Zangfu, liquids, blood, etc be disrupted? In addition it will examine the mechanisms of pathology according to the Shang Han Lun, the Re Bing Lun, The San Jiao, the channels and the collaterals.
Syndromes: zangfu, qi, blood, shen, blood, liquids, shang han, re bing, san jiao, channels and collaterals.
Diangosis: the 4 diangostic perspectives - observatoin, auscultation, appreciating odours, palpation. Interview : questions and how to take clues. Open and closed questions. Psychology of relating and creating a rapport.
The eight coordinates/principles: yin -yang, internal -external, deficient-excess, cold-hot. Diangosis according to the eight coordinates/principles and their use in organising a case history. Organisation of a case history according to multiple observation points (five phases/elements, zangfu, 6 Qi, 4 levels, san jiao, channels and collaterals. How to coordinate them all into a whole?
Clinical pathology: respiratory, digestive, urinary pathologies.
Clinical pathology: gynaecological pathologies.
Here are all the courses that are included in your bundle.
Acupuncture online -Y ear 2 - Module 1 - Aetiology
Acupuncture online - Year 2 - Module 2 - Pathological mechanism
Acupuncture online - Year2 - Module3 - Syndromes in Chinese Medicine
Acupuncture online - Year2- Module 4 - Diagnostic skills: refining perception
Acupuncture Online - Year 2 - Module 5 : Main points functions, combinations and ways of selection.
Acupuncture online - Year 2- Module 6 - Clinical pathology: physio-pathology of the digestive, respiratory, urinary systems
Social proof: testimonials
“Year one was a beautiful journey, I thought hard to beat. I was wrong! Year 2 in AOM was just as good, if not better. In Year 2, whatever I had learned in the 1st Year, finds a natural continuation, a natural flow that leads to seeing how a disease comes about as a disruption of physiology. Aetiology, Mechanisms of Pathology, Diagnosis, Syndromes, organisation of a patient's case throught the 'Eight Principles' and Clinical Pathology are just some of the sujects we have worked on. They were all explained with clarity and depth. In this 2nd year, we have also identified the functions of acupuncture points and the ways of combining them in a wide range of clinical situation i.e. the digestive, respiratory, urinary and gynecological systems. My favourite part of this year, however, has been taking our first 'Case Studies', where all theoretical notions have come together wonderfully. I can now see how I can help people through acupuncture, even though i still have to complete the 3rd year and the Clinical Practice. ”
Fees & Discount Options
Given the financial strain Covid-19 has put on most people, AOM offers a 20% Discount, for each year of training if you enrol in the course starting on 22nd of October 2020. The fees per year are now: £3.500 instead of the original price of £4.200
To secure a spot, an enrolment fee of £300 should be paid by students selecting the pay-in-instalments option not later than 1 month before the starting of the course on the 22nd of October 2020. The remainder of £3.200 will be divided into 10 equal instalments of £320 payable before the start of each module
A further 5% Discount is available for students who pay for the whole year upfront, bringing the price down to £3,150. Be advised that the course starts on the 22nd October 2020. No enrolment fee is due for this option
We give a huge 30% Discount to the students who purchase the whole three years course upfront. Be advised that the course starts on the 22nd October 2020. No enrolment fee is due for this option
Late enrolments are accepted up to 2 months after the start of the course on the 22nd of October 2020. Please send us an email to arrange this
The fees for the clinical practice are of £2.500. They cover 400 hours of hands-on supervised clinical with patients
Western Medicine Studies are compulsory for students without prior training in this subject. The fees for this course are paid separately
Curriculum & Syllabus Director
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