1. Basic Oncology Acupuncture Certificate Course

This 36-hour Certificate Course is divided into six modules. Topics are listed under each module:

1. Is a Career in Integrative Medicine for You?

Course Topics

  • What is Integrative Medicine?
  • Current trends in integrative medicine
  • Expectations of you in integrative settings
  • Safety, Risk and Regulation
  • Conditions treated in integrative practice vs. private practice
  • Private practice vs. Integrative setting
  • Integrative medicine employment opportunities
  • Income potential
  • Getting the job

To register for this course, please visit our Registration Information page.

2. Evidence Based Practice of Oncology Acupuncture

Course Topics

  • What is Evidence Based Oncology Acupuncture?
  • How Integrative Acupuncture fits in Integrative Medicine settings
  • Examining current acupuncture research
  • How to integrate evidence-based protocols into your traditional practice
  • Oncology Acupuncture symptom management during treatment vs. survivorship
  • Evidence-based protocols for cancer pain
  • Evidence-based protocols for other common symptoms of cancer treatment
  • Other cancer treatment topics

To register for this course, please visit our Registration Information page.


2. Introduction to Five Element Acupuncture

Course Topics

  • Introduction and Course Overview
  • What is Five Element Acupuncture?
  • History of Five Element Acupuncture
  • The Five Elements – Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, Water
  • The Causative Factor
  • Key Elemental Associations – Color, Sound, Odor, Emotion
  • The 3 Levels of Dis-ease
  • The 12 Officials
  • Diagnosis – To See, To Hear, To Ask, To Smell, To Feel
  • Qi Energy and Meridians
  • Acupuncture Pulse Diagnosis
  • Principles of Treatment

3. The Five Element Acupuncture Training Program

Course Topics

  • Introduction to Five Element Acupuncture
  • History of Five Element Acupuncture
  • Yin/Yang Theory
  • Spirit of Nature: The Five Seasons, The Five Elements, and Natural Laws
  • Spirit of Man: Po, Hun, Zhi
  • The Causative Factor, Levels of Disease, Color/Sound/Odor/Emotion (CSOE)
  • CSOE Exercises
  • Five Element Correspondences
  • Chinese Pulse Diagnosis Practical
  • The 12 Officials, Chinese Clock, Law of Midday-Midnight
  • The Meridians & Point Location
  • Command Points & Their Functions
  • The Traditional Diagnosis
  • Physical Examination: 3 Jiao, Umbilical Pulse, Alarm Points
  • Treatment: Sterile Needle Technique, Tonification/Sedation Needling, Types of Needles
  • Moxibustion Practical
  • Treatment Planning Concepts, Spirit of the Points
  • Treatment Patterns: Dragons, AE, Husband/Wife Imbalance, Akabane, Four Needle Technique
  • Special Point Groupings: AEP’s, Windows, Seas
  • Clinical Intensives I & II: Diagnosis & Treatment Planning/Treatment of Patients (on-site)
  • Clinical Observation & Supervised Clinical Practice (off-site)

4. Integrative Acupuncture Cancer Care Workshop

Course Topics

  • Introduction to Integrative Acupuncture Cancer Care
  • History of Five Element Acupuncture
  • Evidence-based Protocols
  • Treating Blocks: Aggressive Energy, Husband-Wife Imbalance 
  • Diagnosing Exit and Entry Blocks to Treatment
  • Pulse Taking
  • Integrated “Root and Branch” Treatment Approach
  • Managing Cancer Treatment Symptoms
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