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Acupuncture as Energy Medicine


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The ancient Chinese healing practice of acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to treat many ailments, especially pain. Today, this therapy that addresses disharmony in the body, mind, and spirit is widely practiced throughout China and is used by millions of individuals in the United States and many other countries. This course explores the history of acupuncture, the theories involved in its practice (including yin and yang, qi, the meridian system, and causes of disharmony), the types and benefits of acupuncture, as well as possible complications and contraindications of the therapy and training issues.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the key historical developments related to acupuncture.
  2. Explain yin and yang theory.
  3. Discuss the energetic concept of qi.
  4. Describe the meridian system.
  5. Discuss causes of disharmony.
  6. Describe types of acupuncture.
  7. Identify the health benefits of acupuncture.
  8. List possible complications and contraindications of acupuncture.
  9. Identify training issues related to acupuncturists

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