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America ’s Institute of Traditional Medicine 美國傳統醫藥學院

Address: 2712 San Gabriel Boulevard, Rosemead, CA 91770  U.S.A.

Phone: 1-626-288-1199
Fax: 1-626-288-4199
Email: info@sotcm.com


Program One: Acupuncture Therapy for Medical Doctors:

 

Educational Objectives: This course is for licensed and employed medical doctors.

 

Occupations/Job Title: Application of acupuncture therapy by licensed and employed medical doctors.

 

Prerequisite: An accredited medical degree.

 

The Length of the Educational Program: The length of the educational program is 300 hours / 25 weeks.

 

The Sequence and Frequency of Lessons or Class Sessions: The student must take a total of 300 hours, which lasts for 25 weeks.There will be a total of 12 hours per week at 3 lessons per week for 4 hours per class session.

 

The Complete List of Textbooks and Other Required Written Materials:

Cheng Xinnong: Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion (Revised Edition). Foreign Languages Press, Beijing China.

 

Detailed, Sequential Outline of Course Names and their Subject Matter:

 

History of Acupuncture

HA-10     Total 4 hours Lecture - 4 hours

This course covers a brief history of Chinese acupuncture and moxibustion.

The topics covered will be:

1. The origins of acupuncture and moxibustion.2. The academic accomplishments of ancient acupuncture and moxibustion.3. The previous decline and the rebirth of acupuncture and moxibustion.4. The rejuvenation of acupuncture and moxibustion in present day China.5. The dissemination of acupuncture and moxibustion treatments for the improvement of people’s health.

 

Yin-Yang and the Five Elements

YY-10     Total 20 hours       Lecture - 20 hours

This course covers the basic knowledge of the Yin-Yang Theory and its application in Traditional Chinese Medicine.Also, this course covers the theory of the Five Elements with its system of classification of phenomena, its law of movement, and its application in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

 

The Zang-Fu Organs

ZF-10      Total 30 hours       Lecture -30 hours

This course covers the five Zang organs, the six Fu organs and the extraordinary Fu organs, and the relationships among the Zang-Fu organs.

 

Qi, Blood and Body Fluid

QB-10     Total 8 hours        Lecture - 8 hours

This course covers the classification, production and functions of Qi; the formation, circulation and functions of blood; the formation, distribution and functions of body fluid; and the relationships among the Qi, blood and body fluid.

 

The Meridians and Collaterals

MC-10    Total 8 hours        Lecture - 8 hours

This course covers the basic concept of the meridians and collaterals, the twelve regular meridians, the eight extra meridians, the twelve divergent meridians and fifteen collaterals, and the twelve muscle regions and twelve cutaneous regions.

 

An Introduction to Acupoints of 14 Meridians

AM-10    Total 58 hours      Lecture - 50 hours         Lab - 8 hours

This course covers the classification and nomenclature of acu-points, the methods of locating acu-points, the specific points, and an outline of the therapeutic properties of the points of the fourteen meridians.

 

Aetiology and Pathogenesis

AP-10     Total 20 hours      Lecture - 16 hours         Practicum - 4 hours

This course covers:

Aetiology

1. The six exogenous factors.2. The seven emotional factors.3. Improper diet, overstrain, stress and lack of physical exercise.4. Traumatic injury and insect or animal bites.5. Phlegm fluid and stagnant blood.

Pathogenesis

1. Disharmony of Yin and Yang.2. Conflict between antipathogenic Qi and pathogenic Qi.3. Abnormal descending or ascending of Qi.

This course covers the basic knowledge of the Yin-Yang Theory and its application in Traditional Chinese Medicine.Also, this course covers the theory of the Five Elements with its system of classification of phenomena, its law of movement, and its application in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

 

Diagnostics of Traditional Chinese Medicine

DC-10     Total 30 hours       Lecture - 26 hours         Practicum - 4 hours

This course covers inspection, auscultation and olfaction, inquiring, palpation, the differentiation of syndromes.

 

Acupuncture Techniques

AT-10     Total 20 hours       Lecture - 16 hours         Practicum 4 hours

This course covers:

1. The Filiform needle.2. The Needling methods.3. Precautions, contraindications and management of possible accidents in acupuncture treatment. 4. The three-edged needle.5. The cutaneous needle.6. The Intradermal needle therapy.7.The nine needles in ancient times and the needling methods listed in internal classic.8. Moxibustion and cupping.

 

Therapeutics of Common Diseases

CD-10     Total 90 hours       Lecture - 50 hours         Practicum 40 hours

This course covers:

1. General principles of treatment.2. The Therapeutic method.3. The basic principles for prescription and selection of points.4.. Application of specific points.5. Internal disease.6. Gynecological disease.7. Pediatric disease.8. External disease.9. Diseases of eyes, ears, nose and throat.

 

Special Topics in Traditional Chinese Medicine

ST-10      Total 12 hours       Lecture 12 hours

This course covers ear acupuncture therapy, acupuncture anesthesia, and research of the acupuncture.

 

The Instructional Mode or Methods: These include classroom lecture, watching a video tape or DVD, etc., clinical observation and internship.


Program Two: Herbal Medicine for Medical Doctors:

 

Educational Objectives: This course is for licensed and employed medical doctors.

 

Occupations/Job Title: Application of herbal medicine by licensed and employed medical doctors.

 

Prerequisite: An accredited medical degree.

 

The Length of the Educational Program: The length of the educational program is 300 hours / 25 weeks.

 

The Sequence and Frequency of Lessons or Class Sessions: The student must take a total of 300 hours, which lasts for 15 weeks.There will be a total of 20 hours per week at 5 lessons per week for 4 hours per class session.

 

The Complete List of Textbooks and Other Required Written Materials:

Zhang Enqin: A Practical English-Chinese Library of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Selected Readings) (Latest Edition). Publishing House of Shanghai College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai, China.

 

Detailed, Sequential Outline of Course Names and their Subject Matter:

 

History and Development of Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine (Formally History of Herbal Medicine)

HD-10     Total 4 hours        Lecture - 4 hours

This course covers a brief history of traditional Chinese herbal medicine.

The topics covered will be:

1.The origins oftraditional Chinese herbal medicine.2. The modern development and rejuvenation of traditional Chinese herbal medicine.3. The dissemination of traditional Chinese herbal medicine for the improvement of people’s health.

 

Yin-Yang and the Five elements

YY-10     Total 20 hours         Lecture - 20 hours

This course covers the basic knowledge of the Yin-Yang Theory and its application in Traditional Chinese Medicine.Also, this course covers the theory of the Five Elements with its system of classification of phenomena, its law of movement, and its application in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

 

The Zang-Fu Organs

ZF-10      Total 30 hours       Lecture - 30 hours

This course covers the five Zang organs, the six Fu organs and the extraordinary Fu organs, and the relationships among the Zang-Fu organs.

 

Qi, Blood and Body Fluid

QB-10     Total 8 hours Lecture - 8 hours

This course covers the classification, production and functions of Qi; the formation, circulation and functions of blood; the formation, distribution and functions of body fluid; and the relationships among the Qi, blood and body fluid.

 

Aetiology and Pathogenesis

AP-10     Total 20 hours       Lecture - 16 hours         Practicum - 4 hours

This course covers:

Aetiology

1. The six exogenous factors.2. The seven emotional factors.3. Improper diet, overstrain, stress and lack of physical exercises. 4. Traumatic injury and insect or animal bites.5. Phlegm fluid and stagnant blood.

Pathogenesis

1. Disharmony of Yin and Yang.2. Conflict between antipathogenic Qi and pathogenic Qi.3. Abnormal descending or ascending of Qi.

 

Diagnostics of Traditional Chinese Medicine

DC-10     Total 20 hours       Lecture - 16 hours         Practicum - 4 hours

This course covers inspection, auscultation and olfaction, inquiring, palpation, the differentiation of syndromes.

 

General Introduction to Herbal Medicine

HM-10A Total 24 hours       Lecture - 24 hours

This course covers the characteristics and functions of traditional Chinese herbal medicine, the processing of Chinese herbal medicine, and the application of Chinese herbal medicine.

 

An Introduction to Commonly Used Herbal Medicine

HM-10B Total 112 hours    Lecture - 104 hours               Practicum 8 hours

This course covers:

1. The Chinese herbal medicine for treating exterior syndromes.2. The Heat-Clearing Chinese herbal medicine.3. Expectorants, antitussives, and antiasthmatics. 4. The Purgative Chinese herbal medicine. 5. The Chinese herbal medicine for eliminating dampness.6. The Interior-Warming Chinese herbal medicine. 7. The Chinese herbal medicine for regulating Qi.8. The Chinese herbal medicine for improving appetite and digestion and removing food stagnation.9. Anthelmintics.10. Hemostatics.11. The Chinese herbal medicine for promoting blood circulation and removing blood stasis. 12.Tranquilizers.13. The Chinese herbal medicine for calming the liver.14. The Chinese herbal medicine for inducing resuscitation.15.Tonics.16.Astringents.

 

Formulae of Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine (Formally Formulae of Herbal Medicine)

HM-10C Total 50 hours      Lecture 50 hours

This course covers:

1. The introduction to formulae of Chinese herbal medicine.2. The formation of a prescription.3. The dosage forms of a prescription.4. The methods of decocting and taking Chinese herbal medicine.5. The prescriptions for relieving exterior syndrome. 6. The Heat-Clearing prescriptions. 7. The Purgative prescriptions. 8. The prescriptions for warming the interior.9. The Mediating prescriptions.10. The prescriptions for regulating the flow of Qi.11. The prescriptions for treating blood disorders. 12. The Sedative prescriptions. 13. The prescriptions for resuscitation. 14. The prescriptions for calming wind. 15. The prescriptions for treating dryness.16. The Phlegm-eliminating prescriptions.17. The Dampness-eliminating prescriptions.18. The prescriptions for inducing antringency. 19. The Tonic prescriptions.20. The Resolving prescriptions.21. The prescriptions for treating carbuncles.

 

Special Topics in Traditional Chinese Medicine

ST-10      Total 12 hours      Lecture - 12 hours

This course covers ear acupuncture therapy, acupuncture anesthesia, and research of the acupuncture.

 

The Instructional Mode or Methods: These include classroom lecture, watching a video tape or DVD, etc., clinical observation and internship.


About the distance learning

At present time, our school has no distance learning program for acupuncturist. Once we have established the program, we will announce here, please be patient to wait for our good news.

For more information about the continuing education courses, please contact the school. Add. : 2712 San Gabriel Boulevard, Rosemead, CA 91770 USA. Tel.: 626-288-1199. Fax: 626-288-4199. E-mail: school@sotcm.com

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