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Acupuncture - Certification

Acupuncture National Exam Prep Course

Board Review for Those Taking the NBCE or ABCA Exam


2.0

  • Compare and contrast Yin and Yang as they relate to Acupuncture theory, diagnosis and treatment
  • Explain the 8 Principles and apply them to Acupuncture diagnosis
  • Describe the interrelationships of the Five Elements, and explain their significance in acupuncture theory
  • Recall the daily time allotments associated with each organ and meridian according to the Horary Cycle
  • Distinguish the main functions and pathologies of the Yin organs
  • Recognize the main points in point prescriptions used to treat many common disharmonies of the organs
  • Identify the functions and pathologies associated with Qi, Jing, Blood, Shen and Fluids
  • List the 71 Meridians of acupuncture
  • Reproduce a chart of the most important acupuncture points.
  • Identify areas of further study needed by the student for successful performance on a national board exam in acupuncture.

James Ventresca, DOM

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$40.00 USD

Acupuncture 461

The Eight Extraordinary Vessels; Principles of Treatment and Combination of Points: A Comprehensive Study on Crafting Acupuncture Treatment Strategies.


5.0

  • Cite the clinical applications of the Governing Vessel
  • Recall the clinical applications of the Directing Vessel
  • Distinguish the five branches of the Penetrating Vessel
  • Relate the clinical applications of the Girdle Vessel
  • Give examples of the clinical applications of the Yang Stepping Vessel
  • Discuss how the Yin and Yang Stepping Vessels combine in Pathology
  • Recognize the importance of adopting the correct treatment principle
  • Point out how the Root and Manifestation relate to each other
  • Describe how a Manifestation can become a Root of further Manifestations
  • Explain the importance of tracing clinical manifestations back to their Roots
  • Summarize the importance of knowing when to tonify Qi or expel pathogenic factors
  • Recognize the importance of being aware of residual pathogenic factors
  • Compare herbal treatment and acupuncture

James Ventresca, DOM

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$100.00 USD

Acupuncture 460

Patterns According to the Three Burners, 12 Channels and Eight Extraordinary Vessels; Shu Points and Categories of Points: A Comprehensive Study of Pattern Discrimination in TCM


5.0

  • Identify patterns according to the Three Burners
  • Relate patterns according to the Three Burners to those of the Four Levels
  • Integrate the relationship between the channels and the organs in disease
  • List the causes of channel problems
  • Diagnose channel patterns 
  • Identify the Generating and Overacting sequence patterns
  • Relate the Qi of the channels to a flow of water
  • Explain the importance of the Transporting Points in clinical practice
  • Describe the connection between the channels and the environment
  • Summarize the dynamism of points at the end and beginning of the channels
  • Outline the significance of the regulating, balancing and integrating functions of the extraordinary vessels
  • List the different ways that opening and coupled points can be used to open the Vessels
  • Determine when to use the extraordinary vessels

James Ventresca, DOM

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$100.00 USD

Acupuncture 459

Identification of Patterns - Small/Large Intestine, Gall Bladder, Bladder, Six Stages and Four Levels: A Comprehensive Study of These Organs and an Introduction to the Progression of Disease


5.0

  • List the main functions of the Small Intestine
  • Describe the main functions of the Large Intestine
  • Summarize the role of diet in Large Intestine pathology
  • Discuss the importance of the Gall Bladder's function of storing bile
  • Relate the pathology of Gall Bladder pathology to that of the Liver
  • Outline the main Bladder function of transforming and excreting fluids
  • Explain why the Kidneys do not have Full patterns
  • Differentiate Damp-Heat in the Bladder from Damp-Cold in the Bladder
  • Give examples of symptoms of the stages of external Wind invasion
  • Identify the main clinical manifestations of the emergence of Latent Heat
  • Recognize Damp-Heat in the Gall Bladder and Liver
  • Distinguish between Bright Yang, Greater Yang, Lesser Yang, Greater Yin, Lesser Yin, and Terminal Yin patterns
  • Distinguish between Wei, Qi, Ying and Blood Level patterns

James Ventresca, DOM

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$100.00 USD

Acupuncture 458

Identification of Patterns - Lung, Spleen, Kidney and Stomach: A Comprehensive Study of These Organs and Their Relationships


5.0

  • Describe how exterior Wind (combined with Heat or Cold) can invade the Lung Exterior portion to cause exterior patterns
  • Discuss and differentiate the effects of Dryness and Dampness on the Lungs
  • Recognize Lung Deficiency patterns
  • Identify Lung Excess patterns
  • Differentiate Lung Phlegm patterns
  • Describe and differentiate Spleen Deficiency Patterns
  • Compare and contrast Spleen Cold-Dampness and Damp-Heat in the Spleen
  • Analyze the significance of the duality of Kidney-Yin and Kidney-Yang in Kidney pathology
  • Point out the differences and similarities associated with Yin, Yang, and Jing Deficiencies in the Kidneys
  • Outline the importance of heredity in determining the strength of a child's Kidneys
  • Apply the significance of Stomach-Qi in prognosis
  • Illustrate how Stomach-Qi manifests on tongue and pulse

James Ventresca, DOM

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$100.00 USD

Acupuncture 457

Identification of Patterns - Heart, Pericardium and Liver: A Comprehensive Study of These Organs and Their Relationships


5.0

  • Identify the four pathological patterns of Qi disharmony
  • Defend the importance of distention as a characteristic of Qi stagnation
  • Identify the four Blood pathology patterns
  • Distinguish between various types of Blood stasis in the Liver, Heart, Lungs, Stomach, Intestines and Uterus
  • Recognize the causes of Blood stasis
  • Identify the three types of pathological Body Fluid patterns
  • Give examples of Phlegm in Chinese medicine
  • Outline the role of the Spleen, Lungs and Kidneys in the production of Phlegm
  • Differentiate between the various Heart pathologies
  • Discuss how pathologies of the Pericardium differ from those of the Heart
  • List the general characteristics of Liver pathology
  • Differentiate between the various Liver pathologies

James Ventresca, DOM

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$100.00 USD

Acupuncture 456

Diagnosis by Palpation: A Comprehensive Study on Palpation, Focusing on the Radial Pulse


5.0

  • Describe the role of the radial pulse in diagnosis
  • Give examples of the problems inherent in pulse diagnosis
  • Discuss the clinical significance of the three levels of the pulse
  • List the factors to take into account when evaluating the pulse
  • Recognize signs from palpating the temperature, moisture, and texture of the skin
  • Explain how palpation of the abdomen provides valuable diagnostic information
  • Recognize the various forms taken by 'Excess of Yang' and 'Deficiency of Yang'
  • Recognize the various forms taken by 'Excess of Yin' and 'Deficiency of Yin'
  • Summarize the diagnostic significance of the sounds of breathing, cough, vomiting, hiccup, borborygmi, sighing etc.
  • Analyze the implications of ascending/descending and entering/exiting of Qi
  • Point out the significance of the smell of bodily secretions
  • Identify the Full/Empty nature of a condition, according to the presence or absence of a pathogenic factor and the strength of the body's Qi

James Ventresca, DOM

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$100.00 USD

Acupuncture 455

External Causes of Disease: A Comprehensive Study of the Endogenous and Exogenous Pathogens


5.0

  • Explain how climatic factors can become a cause of disease
  • Assess the influence of the constitution on predisposition to health or disease
  • Compare diagnostic signs of a strong or weak constitution
  • Discuss how excessive physical work and exercise can cause disease
  • Relate the significance of poor diet and eating habits as a cause of disease
  • Summarize the importance of paying attention to a patient's constitutional type
  • Interpret clinical meaning of changes in the tissues and other parts of the body
  • Recognize the importance of the tongue as a pillar of diagnosis
  • Integrate tongue and pulse diagnosis to confirm suspected patterns and indicate the presence of patterns not evident from other signs and symptoms
  • Recognize the frequency of tiredness as a complaint in Western patients, and utilize  methods of questioning to ascertain appropriate patterns of disharmony
  • Differentiate the clinical significance of feelings of cold, heat, and fever, and their different clinical significance in exterior and interior conditions
  • Justify the importance of questioning and observing the patient's emotional state
  • Recognize the significance of asking about menstruation, leucorrhoea, pregnancy, and childbirth
  • Examine children's symptoms, in the areas of digestion, respiration, sleep and immunization

James Ventresca, DOM

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$100.00 USD

Acupuncture 454

The Functions of the Organs: A Comprehensive Study of the Interrelationships of the Main Organs of TCM


5.0

  • Describe the importance of the Pericardium channel in acupuncture treatment
  • Discuss the significance of the Triple Burner in the Qi mechanism
  • Match the Heart with various emotions, substances, & organs
  • Differentiate the relationships of Blood to the Heart, Liver, and Spleen
  • Recognize the various aspects of the soul, and the organs to which those aspects are most closely related
  • Give examples of how the Liver and Spleen interact in making and storing the Blood
  • Explain the significance of the descending of Lung-Qi and the ascending of Liver-Qi
  • Relate the free flow of Liver-Qi to the Spleen's function of transformation and transportation
  • Explain how a deficiency of Spleen-Qi, leading to the formation of Phlegm, affects the Lungs
  • Summarize the relationships between the Kidneys and the Spleen
  • Discuss the complexities of the relationship of Blood to Spleen, Heart and Liver
  • Distinguish the roles played by the Yin and Yang organs, in the management of fluids
  • Diagram the more significant interrelationships of the five Yin organs
  • Compare and Contrast the Extraordinary organs with the Yin & Yang organs

James Ventresca, DOM

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$100.00 USD

Acupuncture 453

The Foundations of Chinese Medicine: A Comprehensive Study of Chinese Medical Thought


5.0

  • Describe the functional activities of Qi and their associated physiological processes in the body
  • Explain the role of the Original Qi as the dynamic motive force for transformation
  • Analyze the interrelationship of the Essence and the Fire of the Gate of Life
  • Explain the process of the movement of Qi in the body
  • Summarize the role of the bones as one of the deepest energetic layers
  • Paraphrase how the entering and exiting of Qi from the space between the skin and  muscles regulates sweating
  • Describe how Qi enters and exits from the joints, and how this process can become interrupted
  • Explain the nature and functions of the Yin and Yang organs in general, and the essential differences between them
  • Infer how the Kidneys, as the foundation of Yin and Yang and the origin of Fire and Water in the body, impact the other Organs
  •  Give examples of how the role of the Stomach and Spleen as the “center,” impacts the body’s function
  •  Summarize the relationships between Heart and Blood
  • Outline how anger affects the Liver and how a Liver disharmony affects our moods

James Ventresca, DOM

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$100.00 USD

Acupuncture 452 - 461

Foundations of Chinese Medicine Group


50.0

  • This contains all courses with the educational objectives listed from Acupuncture 452 through Acupuncture 461

James Ventresca, DOM

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$799.00 USD

Acupuncture 452

Yin and Yang: A Comprehensive Study of Yin and Yang


5.0

  • Interpret phenomena in terms of Yin &Yang
  • Apply the theory of Yin-Yang to Chinese medicine
  • Describe the concepts of deficiency and excess of Yin & Yang
  • Identify phenomena according to the Five Elements
  • Apply the theory of Five Elements to Chinese medicine
  • Summarize the interrelationships of the Generating, Controlling, and Over-acting Cycles of the Five Elements  
  • Differentiate the origin, nature, & functions of Pre-Heaven Essences
  • Explain the functions of Qi in the body
  • Outline the relationship between Blood and Qi
  • Explain the relationship between Blood and Essence
  • Contrast and Compare Blood and Body Fluids
  • Identify the different aspects of the Mind as it is understood within Chinese medical theory

James Ventresca, DOM

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$100.00 USD

Acupuncture 451

Acupuncture Treatment of Pain V - Treating Pain in the Back and Lower Extremity: Specific Techniques for Treating Pain in the Lower Body


1.0

  • Identify the most common painful disorders of the back and lower extremity that can be treated effectively with acupuncture
  • Choose effective points for treating many painful disorders of the back and lower extremity
  • Compare and contrast the Bladder and Gall Bladder Meridians an their influences on the lower back
  • Compare and contrast the zones and meridians associated with the back and leg
  • Choose appropriate treatment modalities for painful conditions of the back and leg

James Ventresca, DOM

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$20.00 USD

Acupuncture 450

Acupuncture Treatment of Pain IV - Treating Pain in the Head, Neck, Trunk and Upper Extremity: Specific Techniques for Treating Pain in the Upper Body


1.0

  • Identify the most common painful disorders of the head and neck that can be treated effectively with acupuncture
  • Choose effective points for treating many painful disorders of the head and neck
  • Identify the most common painful disorders of the upper extremity and trunk that can be treated effectively with acupuncture
  • Choose effective points for treating many painful disorders of the upper extremity and trunk
  • Determine appropriate treatment modalities for common painful conditions of the upper body

James Ventresca, DOM

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$20.00 USD

Acupuncture 449

Acupuncture Treatment of Pain III - Sinew Meridians and Zonal Treatment for Pain: Specific techniques for treating pain using the Anterior, Lateral and Posterior Zones


1.0

  • Describe the special pathways of the sinew meridians relevant to the treatment of pain
  • Identify Jing points for the treatment of pain according to main and sinew meridian pathways
  • List the points used to activate the anterior, posterior, lateral and medial  treatment zones
  • Compare and contrast posterior, lateral and medial zones as they relate to acupuncture treatment
  • Describe the procedure using zonal treatment for treating pain

James Ventresca, DOM

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$20.00 USD

Acupuncture 448

Acupuncture Treatment of Pain II - Points, Meridians, and Techniques for the Treatment of Pain


1.0

  • Identify many primary points for the treatment of pain
  • Describe the relationships of the individual meridians within yangming, shaoyang, and taiyang classifications
  • Formulate treatment strategies based on the 6 Divisions
  • Compare and contrast yangming, shaoyang, and taiyang areas of influence
  • Choose appropriate techniques for treating trigger points

James Ventresca, DOM

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$20.00 USD

Acupuncture 447 - 451

Acupuncture for the Treatment of Pain Group


5.0

  • This contains all courses with the educational objectives listed from Acupuncture 447 through Acupuncture 451

James Ventresca, DOM

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$100.00 USD

Acupuncture 447

Acupuncture for the Treatment of Pain I - Introduction to Pain Management with Classical Chinese Techniques


1.0

  • Differentiate most painful conditions according to TCM theory
  • Compare and contrast pain associated with Cold, Heat, Damp, Qi, & Blood Stagnation
  • Assess local, distal and adjacent points for the treatment of pain
  • Select appropriate modalities for various painful conditions
  • Formulate meridian based treatment strategies for many painful conditions

James Ventresca, DOM

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$20.00 USD

Acupuncture 446

Acupuncture Techniques VI: Laser and TDP: Treating With Far-Infared Heat and Cold Laser


1.0

  • Identify conditions which are amenable to treatment with Laser and TDP Lamp.
  • Identify various types and wavelengths of lasers employed in acupuncture
  • Demonstrate safe procedures for administering laser acupuncture
  • Describe the physical mechanisms associated with photobiology
  • Demonstrate safe procedures for administering TDP Lamp

James Ventresca, DOM

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$20.00 USD

Acupuncture 445

Acupuncture Techniques V: Cupping and Gua Sha: Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation Using Traditional Tools and Methods


1.0

  • Identify conditions which are amenable to treatment with cupping and gua sha
  • Identify various types of cups and gua sha instruments
  • Demonstrate safe procedures for administering gua sha
  • Describe post-treatment recommendations and procedures for gua sha & cupping
  • Demonstrate safe procedures for administering cupping with both fire silicone cups

James Ventresca, DOM

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$20.00 USD

Acupuncture 444

Acupuncture Techniques IV: Electro-Acupuncture: Microcurrent Stimulation of Acupuncture Needles


1.0

  • Identify conditions which are amenable to treatment with electro-acupuncture
  • Distinguish between invasive and non-invasive electro-acupuncture devices and administrative practices.
  • Demonstrate safe procedures for administering electro-acupuncture
  • Compare and contrast milliamp stimulation with microamp stimulation
  • Determine appropriate frequency and intensity settings for administering electro-acupuncture, based on clinical findings

James Ventresca, DOM

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$20.00 USD

Acupuncture 443

Acupuncture Techniques III: Moxa and Moxibustion: Heat Therapy Using Traditional Herbal Methods


1.0

  • Identify the various grades of moxa
  • Describe various methods for applying indirect moxa
  • Demonstrate safe procedures for administering indirect moxa
  • Compare and contrast direct and indirect moxibustion
  • Determine appropriate methods for administering moxibustion in specific clinical

James Ventresca, DOM

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$20.00 USD

Acupuncture 442

Acupuncture Techniques II: Needles and Needling: Foundational Information on Acupuncture Needle Types, Sizes, and Insertion Techniques


1.0

  • Identify the various sizes of acupuncture needles
  • Describe needle techniques to tonify and sedate acupuncture points
  • Demonstrate the common needle insertion angles
  • Compare and contrast the size of acupuncture needles with other common needles
  • Infer safe and appropriate needle depths for many common acupuncture points

James Ventresca, DOM

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$20.00 USD

Acupuncture 441 - 446

Acupuncture Techniques Group


6.0

  • This contains all courses with the educational objectives listed from Acupuncture 441 through Acupuncture 446

James Ventresca, DOM

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$120.00 USD

Acupuncture 441

Acupuncture Techniques I: Introduction and CNT: In-depth Course in Clean Needle Technique and Handling


1.0

  • Identify the various types of acupuncture needles
  • List the main formats for administering moxibustion
  • Set up and maintain a clean field
  • Recognize and take steps to avoid the main risks to acupuncture providers
  • Recognize and take steps to avoid the main risks to acupuncture patients

James Ventresca, DOM

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$20.00 USD

Acupuncture 440

Microsystems IV: YNSA Scalp Acupuncture Scalp Acupuncture Points and Techniques Mainly Used for Painful Disorders


1.0

  • List the similarities associated with YNSA Scalp Acupuncture and other scalp acupuncture microsystems
  • Describe and find treatment areas associated with the YNSA somatotope
  • Describe and point out the location of the major landmarks used to find YNSA Scalp Acupuncture points.
  • Describe and point out the location of the most commonly used YNSA Scalp Points
  • Describe and find the correct procedure and needling technique for treating YNSA Scalp Points, and begin practicing the techniques needed to use this form of acupuncture in clinical practice.

James Ventresca, DOM

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$20.00 USD

Acupuncture 439

Microsystems III: Chinese Scalp Acupuncture: Scalp Acupuncture Points and Techniques Mainly Used for Cortical Disorders


1.0

  • List the similarities associated with Chinese Scalp Acupuncture and other acupuncture microsystems
  • Describe and find treatment areas associated with the somatotope of the cortex of the brain
  • Describe and point out the location of the major landmarks, lines, and points, used to find Chinese Scalp Acupuncture treatment areas and lines.
  • Describe and point out the location of the 10 most commonly used Chinese Scalp Lines/Areas
  • Describe and find the correct layer for needling Chinese Scalp lines, and begin practicing the techniques needed to use this form of acupuncture in clinical practice.

James Ventresca, DOM

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$20.00 USD

Acupuncture 438

Microsystems II: Ear Acupuncture: Auricular Acupuncture Points and Techniques


1.0

  • List the similarities associated with ear acupuncture and other acupuncture microsystems
  • Describe and recreate a clinically-useful somatotope/homunculus associated with ear acupuncture
  • Locate the physical structures of the ear, such as the helix, antihelix, triangular fossa, antitragus, etc.
  • Describe and point out the location of the major landmarks for auriculotherapy point location
  • Describe and point out the location of 36 or more discrete ear acupuncture points

James Ventresca, DOM

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$20.00 USD

Acupuncture 437 - 440

Acupuncture Microsystems Group


4.0

  • This contains all courses with the educational objectives listed from Acupuncture 437 through Acupuncture 440

James Ventresca, DOM

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$80.00 USD

Acupuncture 437

Microsystems I: Introduction and Hand Acupuncture: Introduction to Acupuncture Microsystems Concepts and Techniques, and Select Hand Acupuncture Points


1.0

  • List the similarities in treatment associated with all acupuncture microsystems
  • Describe and point out the location of 17 discrete hand acupuncture points
  • Describe and recreate a useful somatotope associated with hand acupuncture
  • Compare and contrast 3 different styles of hand acupuncture
  • Describe specific needling techniques associated with those hand acupuncture points which require specific needling techniques and/or directions

James Ventresca, DOM

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$20.00 USD

Acupuncture 436

Extraordinary Points: In-depth Examination of the Acupoints That Lie Off the Meridians


1.0

  • Describe and point out the Location of 31 Extraordinary Points
  • Recognize Extraordinary Points that are associated with contraindications
  • Recognize both the English and Chinese names of 31 Extraordinary Points
  • Compare and contrast the actions and indications of 31 Extraordinary Points
  • Describe specific needling associated with those acupuncture points which require unconventional needling techniques or directions

James Ventresca, DOM

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Acupuncture 435

The Liver Meridian: In-depth Examination of the Liver Meridian and its Points


1.0

  • Describe and point out the general pathway of the Liver Meridian
  • Locate each of the individual points on the Liver Meridian
  • Recognize Liver Meridian points that are associated with contraindications
  • Compare and contrast the actions and indications of the main points on the Liver Meridian

James Ventresca, DOM

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$20.00 USD

Acupuncture 434

The Gall Bladder Meridian: In-depth Examination of the Gall Bladder Meridian and its Points


1.0

  • Describe and point out the general pathway of the Gall Bladder Meridian
  • Locate each of the individual points on the Gall Bladder Meridian
  • Recognize Gall Bladder Meridian points that are associated with contraindications
  • Compare and contrast the actions and indications of the main points on the Gall Bladder Meridian

James Ventresca, DOM

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$20.00 USD

Acupuncture 433

The San Jiao Meridian: In-depth Examination of the San Jiao/Triple Burner Meridian and its Points


1.0

  • Describe and point out the general pathway of the San Jiao Meridian
  • Locate each of the individual points on the San Jiao Meridian
  • Recognize San Jiao Meridian points that are associated with contraindications
  • Compare and contrast the actions and indications of the main points on the San Jiao Meridian

James Ventresca, DOM

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Acupuncture 432

The Kidney Meridian: In-depth Examination of the Kidney Meridian and its Points


1.0

  • Describe and point out the general pathway of the Kidney Meridian
  • Locate each of the individual points on the Kidney Meridian
  • Recognize Kidney Meridian points that are associated with contraindications
  • Compare and contrast the actions and indications of the main points on the Kidney Meridian

James Ventresca, DOM

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Acupuncture 431

The Bladder Meridian: In-depth Examination of the Bladder Meridian and its Points


1.0

  • Describe and point out the general pathway of the Bladder Meridian
  • Locate each of the individual points on the Bladder Meridian
  • Recognize Bladder Meridian points that are associated with contraindications
  • Compare and contrast the actions and indications of the main points on the Bladder Meridian

James Ventresca, DOM

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$20.00 USD

Acupuncture 430

The Small Intestine Meridian: In-depth Examination of the Small Intestine Meridian and its Points


1.0

  • Describe and point out the general pathway of the Small Intestine Meridian
  • Locate each of the individual points on the Small Intestine Meridian
  • Recognize Small Intestine Meridian points that are associated with contraindications
  • Compare and contrast the actions and indications of the main points on the Small Intestine Meridian

James Ventresca, DOM

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Acupuncture 429

The Heart and Pericardium Meridians: In-depth Examination of the Heart and Pericardium Meridians and Their Points


1.0

  • Describe and point out the general pathways of both the Heart & Pericardium Meridians
  • Locate each of the individual points on both the Heart & Pericardium Meridians
  • Recognize Heart & Pericardium Meridian points that are associated with contraindications
  • Compare and contrast the actions and indications of the main points on both the Heart & Pericardium Meridians.

James Ventresca, DOM

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Acupuncture 428

The Spleen Meridian: In-depth Examination of the Spleen Meridian and its Points


1.0

  • Describe and point out the general pathway of the Spleen Meridian
  • Locate each of the individual points on the Spleen Meridian
  • Recognize Spleen Meridian points that are associated with contraindications
  • Compare and contrast the actions and indications of the main points on the Spleen Meridian

James Ventresca, DOM

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$20.00 USD

Acupuncture 427

The Stomach Meridian: In-depth Examination of the Stomach Meridian and its Points


1.0

  • Describe and point out the general pathway of the Stomach Meridian
  • Locate each of the individual points on the Stomach Meridian
  • Recognize Stomach Meridian points that are associated with contraindications
  • Compare and contrast the actions and indications of the main points on the Stomach Meridian

James Ventresca, DOM

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$20.00 USD

Acupuncture 426

The Large Intestine Meridian: In-depth Examination of the Large Intestine Meridian and its Points


1.0

  • Describe and point out the general pathway of the Large Intestine Meridian
  • Locate each of the individual points on the Large Intestine Meridian
  • Recognize Large Intestine Meridian points that are associated with contraindications
  • Compare and contrast the actions and indications of the main points on the Large Intestine Meridian

James Ventresca, DOM

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$20.00 USD

Acupuncture 425

The Lung Meridian: In-depth Examination of the Lung Meridian and its Points


1.0

  • Describe and point out the general pathway of the Lung Meridian
  • Locate each of the individual points on the Lung Meridian
  • Recognize Lung Meridian points that are associated with contraindications
  • Compare and contrast the actions and indications of the main points on the Lung Meridian

James Ventresca, DOM

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Acupuncture 424

The Ren Meridian: In-depth Examination of the Ren/CV Meridian and its Points


1.0

  • Describe and point out the general pathway of the Ren Meridian
  • Locate each of the individual points on the Ren Meridian
  • Recognize Ren Meridian points that are associated with contraindications
  • Compare and contrast the actions and indications of the main points on the Ren Meridian

James Ventresca, DOM

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$20.00 USD

Acupuncture 423

The Du Meridian: In-depth Examination of the Du/GV Meridian and its Points


1.0

  • Describe and point out the general pathway of the Du Meridian
  • Locate each of the individual points on the Du Meridian
  • Recognize Du Meridian points that are associated with contraindications
  • Compare and contrast the actions and indications of the main points on the Du Meridian

James Ventresca, DOM

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$20.00 USD

Acupuncture 422

Acupuncture Points and Meridians II: Overview of Acupoints and Their Organization Into Clinically Useful Groups


1.0

  • Distinguish between acupuncture points categories
  • Create supplementing & reducing treatments based on the Five Element points
  • Describe the functions of various categories acupuncture points
  • Compare and contrast Acupuncture point actions and indications

James Ventresca, DOM

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Acupuncture 421 - 436

Acupuncture Points and Meridians Group


16.0

  • This contains all courses with the educational objectives listed from Acupuncture 421 through Acupuncture 436

James Ventresca, DOM

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$288.00 USD

Acupuncture 421

Acupuncture Points and Meridians I: Overview of Each of the Main Meridians of Acupuncture


1.0

  • List the types of acupuncture meridians
  • Distinguish between various types acupuncture meridians
  • Describe the functions of various types acupuncture meridians
  • Determine and apply individual patient measurements, in order to locate acupuncture points
  • List the Transport Points

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Acupuncture 420

Clean Needle Technique: An Introduction to Clean and Safe Needle Handling in the Clinic


1.0

  • Explain Universal Precautions
  • Prepare a Clean Field for administering acupuncture
  • Secure, handle and dispose of Biohazard material, normally encountered in an acupuncture practice
  • Recognize, avoid, and handle acupuncture side effects
  • Explain the cautions and contraindications of acupuncture treatment

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Acupuncture 419

Pulse Diagnosis: Using Palpation of the Radial Pulse to Refine TCM Diagnosis


1.0

  • Describe normal and common pathological pulses
  • Diagnose pathological signs associated with pulse speed
  • Explain common pulse qualities
  • Summarize usual pulse combinations
  • Recognize tongue and pulse combinations associated with common disorders

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Acupuncture 418

Essential Tongue Diagnosis: Observing the Appearance of the Tongue to Refine TCM Diagnosis


1.0

  • List the areas of the tongue, as they apply to different aspects of the body
  • Relate the common features of the tongue, which indicate disharmonies
  • Utilize tongue colors, shapes, coats, and movements for diagnosis
  • Determine common Organ disharmonies based on tongue observation
  • Distinguish between excess and deficient conditions, based on tongue observation

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Acupuncture 417

Extraordinary Organs and Meridians: Organs and Meridians Which Augment the Twelve Cardinal Meridians


1.0

  • Name the Extraordinary Organs
  • Distinguish Extraordinary Organs from Yin & Yang Organs
  • Name the Extraordinary Meridians
  • Discuss the functions of the Extraordinary Meridians
  • Reconstruct the classical treatment sequence for Extraordinary Meridians.

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Acupuncture 416

Meridian Pathways and Clinical Application: How Meridians are Used in Clinical Situations


1.0

  • List the 14 Acupuncture Meridians that possess acupoints
  • Summarize the clinical applications of Yin and Yang Meridians
  • Point out the beginning and end points of each of main Meridians
  • Outline the main functions of each of the main meridians
  • Illustrate the trajectories of the main meridians

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Acupuncture 415

Understanding Points and Meridians: Introduction to Acupoints and Their Organization Into Meridians


1.0

  • Compare the major point categories
  • Derive Tonification and Sedation points
  • Describe The 12 Main Meridians
  • Contrast the functions of Yin and Yang Meridians
  • Explain the 6 major Meridian Categories

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Acupuncture 414

Kidney and Urinary Bladder: The Foundational Organs of the Body


1.0

  • Relate the common symptoms associated with the Kidney & Urinary Bladder
  • Define properties of the Kidney & Urinary Bladder
  • Describe the functions of the Kidney & Urinary Bladder
  • Discuss the most common disharmonies of the Kidney & Urinary Bladder
  • Explain the clinically relevant “nicknames” of the Kidney & Urinary Bladder

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Acupuncture 413

Liver and Gall Bladder: The Organs That Enable Free Flow of Qi, Blood and Emotions


1.0

  • Relate the common symptoms associated with the Liver & Gall Bladder
  • Define properties of the Liver & Gall Bladder
  • Describe the functions of the Liver & Gall Bladder
  • Discuss the most common disharmonies of the Liver & Gall Bladder
  • Explain the clinically relevant “nicknames” of the Liver & Gall Bladder

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Acupuncture 412

Heart, Small Intestine, Pericardium and San Jiao: Organs That Organize the Body, and Influence the Mind


1.0

  • Relate the common symptoms associated with the Organs of the Fire Element
  • Define properties of the Organs of the Fire Element
  • Describe the functions of the Organs of the Fire Element
  • Discuss the most common disharmonies of the Organs of the Fire Element
  • Explain the clinically relevant “nicknames” of the Organs of the Fire Element

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Acupuncture 411

Spleen and Stomach: The Organs of Nourishment


1.0

  • Relate the common symptoms associated with the Spleen & Stomach
  • Define properties of the Spleen & Stomach
  • Describe the functions of the Spleen & Stomach
  • Discuss the most common disharmonies of the Spleen & Stomach
  • Explain the clinically relevant “nicknames” of the Spleen & Stomach

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Acupuncture 410

Lungs and Large Intestine: The Organs That Take in What We Need, and Let Go of What No Longer Serves Us


1.0

  • Relate the common symptoms associated with the Lungs & Large Intestines
  • Define properties of the Lungs & Large Intestines
  • Describe the functions of the Lungs & Large Intestines
  • Discuss the most common disharmonies of the Lungs & Large Intestines
  • Explain the clinically relevant “nicknames” of the Lungs & Large Intestines

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Acupuncture 409

The Zang Fu: Introduction to the Organs: Exploring the Concept of Organs as Spheres of Influence in the Body


1.0

  • List the Yin & Yang Organs
  • Compare and Contrast Yin & Yang Organs
  • Reconstruct the Yin/Yang Organ Relationships
  • Summarize the similarities and differences of Yin & Yang Meridians
  • Reconstruct the SIx Division Meridian Pairs

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Acupuncture 408

Evil Winds and Emotions: Pathogenic Factors: Introduction to Exogenous and Endogenous Influences on Health


1.0

  • Differentiate the External Pathogenic Factors
  • Explain Internal Pathogenic Factors
  • Describe How External Pathogenic Factors Influence the body
  • Recognize Miscellaneous Pathogenic Factors
  • Discuss the TCM viewpoint on the Causes of Disease

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Acupuncture 407

Constitution and Consciousness: Jing, Shen and Fluid: Introduction to our Inherited Vitalities, and Minds


1.0

  • Relate the Theoretical Process of Jing Formation
  • Give examples of The Functions of Jing
  • Describe Functions of Shen
  • Diagram Fluid Production
  • Assess Common Fluid Pathologies

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Acupuncture 406

Energy and Nature: Qi and Blood: Introduction to the Bodys Motivating and Nurturing Forces


1.0

  • Relate the Theoretical Process of Jing Formation
  • Give examples of The Functions of Jing
  • Describe Functions of Shen
  • Diagram Fluid Production
  • Assess Common Fluid Pathologies

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Acupuncture 405

Chronotherapy and the Essential Substances: TCM Circadian Rhythms and an Introduction to Qi, Jing, Blood and Shen


1.0

  • Outline the times of day associated with the Organs in Chinese Medicine
  • Interpret the significance specific times with regard to Organs
  • Relate the Essential substances in Chinese Medicine
  • Explain theoretical process of Substance Production
  • Reconstruct the role of the three warmers in Qi, Blood, and Fluid Production

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Acupuncture 404

5 Element Correspondences: Specific Associations of the 5 Elements to Organs, Meridians, Emotions, Tissues, and More


1.0

  • Compare and contrast the qualities and characteristics associated with the Five Elements
  • Summarize the qualities and characteristics associated with the Five Elements
  • Point out the major differences between the Five Elements
  • Reconstruct the major Correspondences of the Five Elements
  • Differentiate Individuals based on the Five Elements

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Acupuncture 403

The Theory of the 5 Elements: Concepts and Interrelationships of the TCM Elements of Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water


1.0

  • Differentiate Uses of 5 Element Theory in Chinese Medicine
  • Reconstruct the Five Elements according to the Creative and Control Cycles
  • Explain the functioning of the Creative Cycle
  • Explain the functioning of the Control Cycle
  • List the Organs Associated with each Element

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Acupuncture 402

Yin and Yang II and The 8 Principles: Yin and Yang Theory and its Relationship to the 8 Principles of TCM Diagnosis


1.0

  • Compare and contrast Yin and Yang disorders.
  • Describe the Yin and Yang relationships within the human body.
  • Give Examples of how the Eight Principles relate to one another and to Yin and Yang
  • Summarize how the Eight Principles function in relation to human physiology
  • Explain how the Eight Principles relate to pathology

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Acupuncture 401

Development of Chinese Medicine and Yin and Yang I: Introduction to Yin and Yang Theory as it Applies to Acupuncture


1.0

  • Describe the paradigm and progression of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
  • Define the five branches of Chinese medicine.
  • Explain the basic relationships and theoretical constructs of Yin and Yang
  • Identify the most clinically useful associations of Yin and Yang
  • Summarize the most clinically useful functions of Yin and Yang

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Acupuncture 400 - 461
104.0

  • This contains all courses with the educational objectives listed from Acupuncture 400 through Acupuncture 461

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Acupuncture 400 - 420

Basic Theory Course Group


21.0

  • This contains all courses with the educational objectives listed from Acupuncture 400 through Acupuncture 420

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Acupuncture 400

Acupuncture Program Introduction to 104-hour Acupuncture Certification Course


1.0

  • Identify the various styles of acupuncture
  • List the branches of Chinese Medicine
  • List the various way of stimulating acupuncture points
  • Recognize the strengths and weakness of various acupuncture related treatments
  • Describe the application of each of the Branches of Chinese Medicine

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