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CCHM - Canadian College of Humanitarian Medicine

Traditional & Medical Acupuncture Diploma

This unique Acupuncturists diploma curriculum consists of approximately 2000 hours including 700 hours of clinical client patient contact hours).It merge both traditional and western acupuncture techniques to enable graduates to attain the entry to practice standards as expected by the Transitional Counsel of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture of Ontario, other jurisdiction in Canada, North America and the WHO standards.


Course Format:
The curriculum has been carefully designed incorporating "hands on" practical format with case presentations and practical small group.

Advantages of the CCHM mentorship format:
• Unique CCHM Anatomical Approach easily integrated into Western Practices
• Modular course design accommodates various professional scopes of practice
• Exceeds Transitional Council of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture of Ontario, guidelines for acupuncture entry to practice competencies.
• Qualify for certification as Traditional & Medical Acupuncturist.
• Certified Acupuncturist is eligible for insurance reimbursement for clients and professional liability insurance.
• Week-end and evening classes reduces time off work and expenses


Curriculum Modules:
Module I: Introduction to  traditional acupuncture
Module II: Traditional acupuncture
Module III: Traditional acupuncture
Module IV: Traditional acupuncture
Module V Traditional acupuncture
Module VI Bio-Medical acupuncture concepts
Module VII Bio Medical Acupuncture  Neuroanatomical points
Module VIII Peripheral mechanisms of acupuncture
Module IX  Acupuncture adjunctive therapies
X Clinical  patient management


TRADITIONAL ACUPUNCTURE I
the study of Meridians, Collaterals and Acupoints is the foundation of the Acupuncture Course. The study of the twelve Principal Meridians and their acupoints will be divided into three parts. Acupuncture I covers the concept and formation of the Meridian System, the clinical significance of the Theory of Meridians, a general introduction to the acupoints, their nomenclature, their therapeutic properties, the Specific Points, and methods of locating acupoints clinically. Students concentrate on the distribution and physiological functions of the Lung Meridian of Hand-Taiyin, the Large Intestine Meridian of Hand-Yangming, the Stomach Meridian of Foot-Yangming, and the Spleen Meridian of Foot-Taiyin, their Divergent Meridians and acupoints. Emphasis will be placed on the locations, functions, therapeutic effects and clinical applications of the acupoints. Students practice tracing the meridian pathways, and locating individual acupoints.


TRADITIONAL ACUPUNCTURE II
Acupuncture II covers the study of the distribution and physiological functions of the Heart Meridian of Hand-Shaoyin, the Small Intestine Meridian of Hand-Taiyang, the Urinary Bladder Meridian of Foot-Taiyang, and the Kidney Meridian of Foot-Shaoyin, their Divergent Meridians and acupoints. Emphasis will be placed on the locations, functions, therapeutic effects and clinical applications of the acupoints. Students practice tracing the meridian pathways, and locating individual acupoints.


TRADITIONAL ACUPUNCTURE III
Acupuncture III covers the study of the distribution and physiological functions of the Pericardium Meridian of Hand-Jueyin, the Triple Jiao Meridian of Hand-Shaoyang, the Gallbladder Meridian of Foot-Shaoyang, and the Liver Meridian of Foot-Jueyin, their Divergent Meridians and acupoints. Emphasis will be placed on the locations, functions, therapeutic effects and clinical applications of the acupoints. Students practice tracing the meridian pathways, and locating individual acupoints. This course, in combination with Acupuncture I and II will systematically familiarize students with the theory and pathogenesis of the meridians and principles of treatment, setting a good foundation for future clinical practice.


TRADITIONAL ACUPUNCTURE IV
Acupuncture IV covers the study of the distribution and physiological functions of the eight Extraordinary Meridians, and the acupoints on the Du and Ren Extraordinary Meridians, their locations, functions, therapeutic effects and clinical applications. The location, functions and clinical applications of the Extraordinary Points will also be studied. Students will practice to locate the individual acupoint.


TRADITIONAL ACUPUNCTURE V
Acupuncture V studies the manipulation of Acupuncture; it covers the study of proper acupuncture techniques, including aseptic technique, needling techniques, and various needle manipulation techniques to achieve therapeutic effects. Emphases will be placed on the prevention and management of possible accidents, and the various precautions to be taken when performing acupuncture. Students practice acupuncture on one another under the supervision of the Professor/lecturer. Students study the theories, techniques and clinical applications of Jiu (Moxibustion) and Cupping. In addition, the summary reports of famous TCM Doctors through the ages on the clinical applications of acupuncture/Jiu, and recent clinical researches and latest developments on acupuncture/Jiu will be studied.


BASIC NEUROANATOMY OF ACUPOINTS VI
The focus of this course will be to gain an understanding of how acupuncture puncture points are associated with anatomic structures of the peripheral nervous system. You will gain a deeper understanding on trigger points, motor points dermopoints and how they relate closely to acupuncture points.


BIO-MEDICAL ACUPUNCTURE VII
One of the most important concepts of acupuncture is that acupoints are patho-physiological dynamic entities. The degree of their sensitivity changes when the homeostasis changes. In this course you gain an in-depth understanding of the acupuncture in the context of western patho-physiology of disease.


PERIPHERAL MECHANISM OF ACUPUNCTURE VIII
In this course you will learn the modern treatment protocol for pain management and trauma rehabilitation, which is applicable to all pain symptoms.


TRADITIONAL ACUPUNCTURE ADJUNCTIVE THERPIES IX
This course covers the study theories and techniques of other acupuncture methods such as Ear Acupuncture, Scalp Acupuncture, Wrist and Ankle Acupuncture, Hydro-Acupuncture, Laser Acupuncture, Acupuncture with electrical stimulation and Magnetic Acupoint Therapy, acupuncture analgesia, Ace-massage, hyperthermy and other devices, chi kung exercises to enable the student to have a broad knowledge base and a good arsenal of treatment methods for use in clinical practice.

ACUPUNCTURE CLINICAL PATIENT MANAGEMENT X
In the courses of VII and VIII students learn to combine the modern bio-medical acupuncture concepts with traditional techniques for treatment purposes. Student will study all disease one by one, the etiology, pathogenesis, differential diagnosis, acupoint selection principles, choice of acupoints for treatment and manipulation techniques of about 100 diseases and syndromes in Internal Medicine, in External Medicine, in Gynecology, Pediatrics, and diseases of the Five Sense Organs.
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Instructors:
Stanley Ngui Dr. TCM., D.Ac, DHS
Designed and presented by: Grandmaster third generation TCM, Acupuncture and Chi Kung master China.
Justin Ngui Dr. TCM, D.Ac, DHS
Fourth generation TCM, Acupuncture and Chi Kung master
Sheila McKenzie, RDH, PhD (IMD), HP, D.Ac, DHS (bio medical & laser component)
Susanne E. Schmid-Knispel, RNP, CM.Ac
Associate Instructor
 

Fee: $16,000.00
Qualification: Upon successful completion of this course a diploma in Traditional and Medical Acupuncture will be awarded and you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Traditional and Medical Acupuncture association which is a sub group of the Board of Integrative Medicine. This course can also be applied towards further study for doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)