Veterinary Acupuncture Certification Track

Learn all the tools you need to fully integrate acupuncture into your practice

South Korea
Small Animal
English
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Course Overview

The Acupuncture CE course in South Korea is equivalent to the Small Animal Veterinary Acupuncture course.

This CE course is comprised of online lectures, as well as hands-on wet labs and lectures on-site in South Korea. The online and on-site lectures, presentation slides, labs, class handouts and final exam are in English.

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Main Topics

With a curriculum designed for students new to Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM), the Small Animal Acupuncture Program provides a comprehensive mix of both theory and practice. Students will learn:

  • TCVM Foundations: Five Elements, Yin-Yang, Eight Principles, Zang-Fu Physiology and Pathology, Meridians and Channels
  • The scientific basis of acupuncture
  • 127 transpositional and 40 classical canine acupuncture points (hands-on, wet-lab demos)
  • How to needle acupuncture points in dogs, cats and birds
  • TCVM diagnostic systems, including tongue and pulse diagnosis
  • How to integrate acupuncture into your practice

Veterinary Acupuncture Certification Track

Taught in English

For veterinarians & veterinary students only

Curriculum

Introduction to Whole Course and History of Veterinary Acupuncture

1h

What is Acupuncture?

1h

Veterinary Acupuncture: Scientific Basis

2h

Yin-Yang

1h

Eight Principles

1h

Five Elements

2h

Zang-Fu Physiology

2h

Channels and Meridians

2h

General Rules of Acupuncture

4h

Indications for Veterinary Acupuncture

2h

How to Start your Acupuncture Practice: Cookbook

1h

How to Integrate Acupuncture into your Practice

1h

Anatomy for Acupuncturists

1h

Five-shu Transporting Points, Source Points, Back-shu and Front-mu points, Influential Points

2h

Five Elements and Zang-Fu Physiology

2h

Canine Point Lab

16h

Other Special Points

1h

TCVM Diagnosis Intro

1h

How to Treat Bi/Wei Syndromes

1h

How to Treat Osteoarthritis and IVDD

1h

How to Treat Gastrointestinal Disorders

2h

How to Treat Respiratory Disorders

2h

Five Treasure: Qi, Blood, Shen, Jing, and Body Fluid Physiology and Pathology

4h

TCVM Diagnosis

4h

Eight Extraordinary Channels

2h

Etiology and Pathology

2h

How to Select Acupoints

1h

How to Make a TCVM Diagnosis (Dry Lab)

2h

Acupuncture for Neurological Disorders

2h

How to Approach Clinical Cases

1h

How to Improve Acupuncture Results

2h

Small Animal Cases: a TCVM Approach

3h

Exotic Animal Acupuncture (Lecture and Demo)

1h

Avian Acupuncture (Lecture and Demo)

1h

Review from Session 1-3

1h

How to Treat Renal Failure

1h

How to Treat Heart Failure

1h

How to Treat Behavioral Problems

1h

Introduction to Herbal Medicine

2h

Introduction to Food Therapy

1h

Acupuncture for the Liver

1h

How to Treat Skin Problems

1h

Acupuncture for Cancer

1h

Feline Acupuncture

2h

Case Studies from Students

1h

Dry Needling and Lab Demo

1h

Introduction to Electro-acupuncture

1h

Electro-acupuncture Demo

1h

Aqua-, Hemo-, and Pneumo-acupuncture

2h

Moxibustion

1h

Acupuncture Demo

2h

Case Demo

2h

Zang-fu Physiology

5h

Canine Acupuncture Point Identification

10h

Virtual Internship

15h

Overview of Sessions 1-4

2h

How to Treat Diabetes and Cushing's Disease

1h

How to Treat Thyroid Disorders

1h

How to Sell TCVM

1h

Final TCVM Overview

1h

Intro to Food Therapy

1h

Intro to Tui-na

1h

Canine Point Lab

12h

Students of the Veterinary Acupuncture program are eligible for the Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist certification endorsed by the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine and the World Association of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (WATCVM). The CVA certification requirements are as follows:

  • Complete all sessions of the program

  • Pass three online quizzes with scores above 75%

  • Pass the final written exam in the final on-site session with a score above 75%

  • Pass the clinical acupoints exam in the final on-site session with a score above 75%

  • Submit one veterinary acupuncture case report to be approved

  • Complete 30 hours of advanced TCVM program training or internship with a certified veterinary acupuncturist. See the details here: https://media.graphcms.com/QoVlodmNRUq64yp9a3Uw

Please note that Chi cannot issue any certification to veterinary students until their DVM or equivalent has been obtained.

Instructors

Dr. Min Su Kim received his DVM from Kyungpook National University of Veterinary Medicine and PhD degree from the Seoul National University in 2006 with acupuncture and surgery studies. Then, he completed internship in acupuncture, at the University of Florida (UF) Veterinary Medical Center. He is associate professor at College of Veterinary Medicine, Chonbuk National University and has been working a research professor at Indiana Medical School. He has authored over 5 books of veterinary surgery and traditional veterinary medicine and published over 90 papers on the veterinary surgery and acupuncture effect in the peer-reviewed journals. He has been working as academic committee chair in both Korean Society of Veterinary Surgery (KSVS) and Korean Society of Traditional Veterinary Medicine (KSTVM). He has been doing one of the major speakers and instructors at the Asian Chi course (South Korean and Beijing).

Dr. Sakyeng Shin studied Veterinary Medicine at Chungnam National University. She then later continued her studies of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida and Seoul National University. She currently serves as the Director of Chi South Korea.

Enrollment Options

Available Formats

Semester

2020

Schedule & Tuition

Session 1 includes the $100 application fee.

Online Portion:

05/18/20 - 06/15/20

On-site Portion:

06/13/20 - 06/15/20

Location

Location of class
VIP Animal Medical Center

73, Dongsomun-ro, Seongbuk-gu

Seoul, South Korea

Contact for hotel & accommodation recommendations

Dr. Sakyeng Shin

sakyeng@gmail.com

+82 10 5602 0626

Day 1

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Registration

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Lecture

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch Break

1:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Acupuncture Point Lab

Day 2

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Tai-ji / Qi-gong

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Lecture

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch Break

1:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Acupuncture Point Lab

Day 3

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Tai-ji / Qi-gong

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Acupuncture Point Lab

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch Break

1:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Lecture

Day 4

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Tai-ji / Qi-gong

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Lecture

Online Portion:

09/01/20 - 09/30/20

On-site Portion:

09/10/20 - 09/12/20

Location

Location of class
VIP Animal Medical Center

73, Dongsomun-ro, Seongbuk-gu

Seoul, South Korea

Contact for hotel & accommodation recommendations

Dr. Sakyeng Shin

sakyeng@gmail.com

+82 10 5602 0626

Day 1

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Lecture

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch Break

1:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Acupuncture Point Lab

Day 2

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Lecture

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch Break

1:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Acupuncture Point Lab

Day 3

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Acupuncture Point Lab

Online Portion:

10/01/20 - 12/14/20

On-site Portion:

12/12/20 - 12/14/20

Location

Location of class
VIP Animal Medical Center

73, Dongsomun-ro, Seongbuk-gu

Seoul, South Korea

Contact for hotel & accommodation recommendations

Dr. Sakyeng Shin

sakyeng@gmail.com

+82 10 5602 0626

Day 1

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Registration

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Lecture

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch Break

1:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Acupuncture Point Lab

Day 2

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Sign-in

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Acupuncture Point Lab

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch Break

1:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Acupuncture Point Exam

Day 3

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Sign-in

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Final Written Exam

Payment Information

A $200 non-refundable course deposit is charged upon enrollment to reserve your seat.

Payment is due 60 days before the course start date.

Add-ons

CVA Certification

$350

Frequently Asked Questions

You must start at session one and continue along in order. If you have mitigating circumstances, you will have to defer all following sessions until the next semester.