This year’s material includes: reading from primary sources.
Retreat: 15 days hands on practical.
* Diagnosis in practice: taking case histories, pathological pulse and tongue.
* Channel palpation , point location, the function of the selected acupuncture points and applications to syndromes.
* Rehearsing the skills of relating to the ‘I’ and the ‘other’: learning to ask questions and hear answers.
* Qi Gong (as in the first year) and meditation.
Western Medical Studies: pathology (135 hours)
Health & Disease
Cellular Injury, Inflammation and Repair
Disorders of the Immune System
Disorders of Fluid, Electrolyte and Acid-Base Balance
Disorders of Blood Cells
Disorders of Blood Vessels
Disorders of the Heart
Disorders of the Respiratory Tract
Disorders of the Gastrointestinal Tract
Disorders of the Liver and Biliary Tract
Disorders of the Pancreas
Disorders of Endocrine Glands
Disorders of the Urinary Tract
Disorders of the Male Genitalia
Disorders of the Female Genitalia
Disorders of Bones, Joints, and Skeletal Muscle
Disorders of the Nervous System
Disorders of the Senses
Disorders of the Skin
Congenital and Childhood Disorders
Ageing, Stress, ExercisePathology & Disease
a. In Chinese Medicine students will be able to diagnose both from the perspective of 5 Elements and that of Syndromes and Patterns and to understand how to select the points studied.
b. In Western Medicine students are expected to be at ease with the pathology and mainly to know it in order to individuate 'red flags' that need to be referred to a medical doctor.
NB We reserve the right to change the above programme (order and emphasis of classes) if needed..
Class material includes: reading of primary sources, relevant videos and weekly webinars (2 hours each)
* Case taking under supervision: asking deeper and more focused questions.
* Practice on each other: diagnosis, principle of treatment, points selection, needling techniques.
* Self-cultivation: who am I as a practitioner in clinical practice?
* Taiji, qigong and meditation.
* review of point location and points functions
Expected outcome: students will be able to diagnose, establish the right principle of treatment, choose channels and points and discuss a case in progress through a series of sessions.