TCVM Diagnostics, Classical Points and Advanced Acupuncture Techniques

Take your practice to the next level with advanced training in TCVM diagnostics, acupuncture techniques, and classical acupuncture points

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Course Overview

TCVM Diagnostics, Classical Points and Advanced Acupuncture Techniques (approved for 30 hours by AAVSB RACE) is a wet lab workshop offered to veterinary acupuncturists to expand their technical knowledge of acupuncture and to strengthen their TCVM diagnostic skills. Practical clinical application is the ultimate goal of this course; as such, wet labs make up more than half the on-site portion of the course and lectures are comprised of many demos and case studies. This version of the course is offered to small animal practitioners.

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Main Topics

The course covers three major topics:

1. TCVM Diagnostic Skills

In any medical system, effective treatment hinges upon accurate and complete diagnosis. In Chinese medicine, this crucial process of diagnosis is referred to as Bian Zheng, where Bian means differentiation and identification and Zheng means a type of pattern or illness. Thus, TCVM diagnosis consists of identification of disease patterns, usually through palpation and through tongue and pulse readings. This course discusses the theory and techniques of Bian Zheng beyond what is covered in the Basic Acupuncture course and gives students the opportunity to practice palpation as well as tongue and pulse diagnosis on live small animal or equine patients.

2. Advanced Acupuncture Techniques

Advanced acupuncture topics covered in this course include auricular acupuncture, scalp acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, needling points around difficult locations (eyes, feet, abdomen, etc.) aqua-acupuncture, point embedding, pneumo-acupuncture and moxibustion. They will be covered in course lectures and demos and practiced by students in the wet labs.

3. Classical Acupoints

Today, the majority of veterinary acupuncture points were transposed from humans. However, some ancient books describing the acupoint locations developed specifically for equine and small animal species were preserved and are still used today. The locations and unique actions of these classical acupoints is another major topic of this advanced course.

Course Features

Expand your technical knowledge of acupuncture and to strengthen your TCVM diagnostic skills

12 hours of wet labs intensive hands-on learning in each session

Diagnose and treat real cases with the instructors and fellow veterinary acupuncturists

Learn from all the wet lab cases with discussion rounds

Satisfies the internship requirement of the CVA certification

TCVM Diagnostics, Classical Points and Advanced Acupuncture Techniques

Taught in English

For veterinarians & veterinary students only

30 RACE approved CE hours

Curriculum

Completion of a veterinary acupuncture course provided by Chi or another equivalent institution is required for enrollment in this course. If currently enrolled in the Chi veterinary acupuncture course, you must complete at least through Session 4 before this course begins.

How to Improve Acupuncture Clinical Results

3h

Gold Implantation

1h

Point Embedding and Electro-acupuncture techniques

1h

Introduction to Canine Tui-na and Medical Manipulation Techniques

1h

Pulse Diagnosis in People

1h

Aqua, Pneumo and Other Acupuncture Techniques

1h

Scalp and Ear Acupuncture

1h

How to Make a TCVM Diagnosis (Rounds & Demo)

2h

Demo: How to Make a TCVM Diagnosis

2h

Classical Points in the Trunk (top 26 points)

1h

How to Approach a Clinical Case

1h

Classical Points in the Head (top 23 points)

1h

Classical Points in the Limbs (top 28 points)

1h

Tongue and Pulse in dogs and cats

1h

Real Clinical Cases: How to Diagnose and Treat

4h

Neurological Cases - Dry Lab (Case Study)

2h

How to Treat Skin Problems

1h

Small Animal Case Study (Dry Lab)

3h

10 Acupuncture Techniques: History, Clinical Applications, Cautions, and Advanced Acupuncture Methods

2h

TCVM for Geriatrics

2h

Instructors

Dr. Huisheng Xie (pronounced “Shay”) founded Chi in 1998 to train veterinarians in Chinese acupuncture, herbal medicine, food therapy, and Tui-na. Before coming to America, Dr. Xie received his BSVM (equivalent to DVM) from the Sichuan College of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine in 1983. He then received a Master of Science in Veterinary Acupuncture from Beijing Agricultural University in 1988 where he also served as an associate professor. In 1994 he moved to America to pursue his doctoral studies, and in 1999 he received his PhD from the University of Florida for his investigation of the mechanisms of pain control in horses using acupuncture. He has lectured around the world and has authored more than 20 books. Currently, Dr. Xie continues to teach and develop educational courses and programs at the Chi in Reddick, Florida. He also serves as a clinical professor at UF’s College of Veterinary Medicine. In total, Dr. Xie has trained over 10,000 veterinarians to practice TCVM.

Enrollment Options

Available Formats

Semester

Fall 2020

Schedule & Tuition

Online Portion:

07/01/20 - 09/30/20

On-site Portion:

07/23/20 - 07/25/20

Location

Location of class
Chi Main Campus

9650 W Hwy 318

Reddick, FL 32686

Hotel & accommodation recommendations

Day 1

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Lecture

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch Break

1:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Wet Lab

Day 2

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Rounds & Demo

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch Break

1:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Wet Lab

Day 3

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Wet Lab

Payment Information

A $100 non-refundable course deposit is charged upon enrollment to reserve your seat.

Payment is due 30 days before the course start date.

A $50 convenience fee will be charged for payments and registrations received less than 30 days before the start of a session.

Add-ons

Printed Binders

$50

Frequently Asked Questions

Definitely! As long as you have completed an acupuncture course offered by the Chi Institute, or organization (IVAS, and etc.), you are welcome to register for this course.

No. Registration for the course includes both the online and onsite portions of the course. Because this course is based heavily on the hands-on wet labs, the onsite portion is essential to the full understanding of the course material.

The online lectures are available streaming on the website. You will receive access instructions via email when the online portion begins. The lectures are available in two formats, one for faster internet connections and one for slower internet connections.

No, the course deposit of $100 will save your seat when you register. The class tuition is due 30 days before the class begins.