Acupuncture - Basic
The 100-Hour Acupuncture Certification course teaches history, philosophy and theories. The six session course is designed to prepare the attendee to successfully take and pass any required examinations for licensure. The sessions include the history, philosophy, theories, practical workshops, quizzes and a final examination all directed at achieving clinical and academic proficiency in the practice of acupuncture. Needles and sharps containers are available for purchase at the seminars.
In Session #1, students are taught the history, basics and some advanced principles in preparation to begin the practice of acupuncture. An overview of the 14 main meridians, chi flow, energy clock and yin/yang, origin of acupuncture, body measurement, levels of treatment and a detailed explanation of the twelve kinds of acupuncture points and their exact functions, superficial cycle of chi flow and deep cycle of chi flow, the vital substances, identification of patterns, a detailed study of Lung Meridian Patterns and a detailed study of Large Intestine Meridian as well as an introduction to tongue diagnosis, pulse diagnosis, cupping and moxa are discussed.
In Session #2, students will be introduced to press needles, tacks, magnets and pellets. In addition, an introduction to acupuncture for pain control, discusses acupuncture for sports injuries, five phase theory, introduction to electronic graphing and acupuncture for musculoskeletal conditions is discussed. Other topics include: stomach meridian patterns, diet, emotions, climate, Qi Deficiency, cold, Yin Deficiency and fire. In addition, a detailed study of the spleen meridian patterns and needling of each point and clean needle techniques are discussed.
In Session #3, the following topics are discussed: heart meridian patterns, Qi Deficiency, Yang Deficiency, Yang Collapse, blood deficiency, Yin Deficiency, Fire Blazing, phlegm, blood stagnation, combinations and needling of each point. He also presents study of the Small Intestine Meridian, Special Effect Points, and conditions treatable. In addition, the 12 divergent channels, 15 connecting channels, and root 5 and branch theory are discussed. Lastly, the following topics are discussed: bladder meridian patterns, climate, emotions, excess sex, damp-heat, damp-cold, deficiency, combinations, kidney meridian patterns, hereditary weaknesses, chronic illness, overwork, premature aging, Qi Not Firm, failure to receive chi, loss of essence, combinations and needling.
In Session #4, a detailed study of the pericardium meridian, special effect points and conditions treatable with needling of each point are discussed. A detailed study of San Jiao Meridian patterns, Upper, Middle and Lower Burners, with needling will also be discussed. The micro systems: scalp, hands, face and ear and facial rejuvenation (TCM, Korean, Electro) are identified. He also describes the identification of patterns according to the five elements. Lastly, a detailed study of the gall bladder meridian patterns, diet, emotions, climate, damp-heat, deficiency and needling of each point is covered. A practice workshop on the tongue and pulse are also discussed.
Early Bird (Ends 15 days prior to session): $285 per session
Regular: $320 per session
One-time Fee: $35 for required manual (purchased at Session #1)
Zev Myerowitz, DC, Dipl.Ac (NCCAOM), Lac.
Session #2: October 22, 2016: 8am-7pm & October 23, 2016: 8am-1:45pm
Session #3: November 19, 2016: 8am-7pm & November 20, 2016: 8am-1:45pm
Session #4: December 17, 2016: 8am-7pm & December 18, 2016: 8am-1:45pm
Session #5: January 21, 2017: 8am-7pm & January 22, 2017: 8am-1:45pm
Session #6: February 25, 2017: 8am-7pm & February 26, 2017: 8am-1:45pm
Session #1: May 20, 2017: 8am-7pm & May 21, 2017: 8am-1:45pm
Session #2: June 10, 2017: 8am-7pm & June 11, 2017: 8am-1:45pm
Session #3: July 15, 2017: 8am-7pm & July 16, 2017: 8am-1:45pm
Session #4: August 12, 2017: 8am-7pm & August 13, 2017: 8am-1:45pm
Session #5: September 9, 2017: 8am-7pm & September 10, 2017: 8am-1:45pm
Session #6: October 7, 2017: 8am-7pm & October 8, 2017: 8am-1:45pm