AURICULAR ACUPUNCTURE: CLINICAL APPLICATIONS
Duration: One day (8 hours/day)
Requirements: must be a member of a College that is regulated to perform acupuncture (TCM, Chiropractor, RMT, Nurse, Physiotherapist, etc.), OR a student in one of those professions
Cost: $300 ($240 Students)
Continuing Education: R.Ac.s and T.C.M.P.s - 7.5 CEUs
N.D.s - 7.5 CE credits Category A (pending)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Auricular acupuncture is a powerful therapeutic technique, which can make a valuable contribution to a patient's treatment and recovery. This course aims to train proficient, confident, and considerate therapists who can offer auricular acupuncture as an integrated or stand-alone treatment.
The seminar consists of lecture, discussion, and hands-on practice including: point location with a partner, practice on an ear model, and needling other participants and/or guest patients brought to the practical portion of the course. Explanations are given about the contra-indications and side effects, when to decline to treat someone, treatment outcomes, safe application, hygiene, and safe withdrawal and disposal of needles.
Discussion of current scientific research studies is encouraged among participants, including outcome reliability and possible mechanisms of how auricular acupuncture works. Relevant TCM theory and anatomy is also discussed and compared to the modern medical understanding of auricular acupuncture.
Basic TCM and acupuncture theory
Anatomy of the ear
History and general concepts of auricular therapy
Health and safety issues and precautions/ contraindications for auricular acupuncture
Basic pathology and diagnosis of several medical conditions (such as: drug withdrawal and stress, insomnia, pain management, weight loss)
Practical work. (Auricular points location and needling practiced in pairs.)
Successful graduates will be awarded a certificate in Auricular Acupuncture: Clinical Applications.