Elevate your professional knowledge and confidently discuss the science behind acupuncture with colleagues and patients.
Enroll in a research and theory-driven course that provides a comprehensive introduction to acupuncture, ideal for medical professionals and students. This one-credit elective offers a cost-effective way to gain a foundational understanding of the science and ancient theory of acupuncture from an experienced acupuncturist with over 15 years working with public health programs, 10 years of clinical experience, and 2 years of teaching at the medical school level. Expand your knowledge of this powerful modality without the high costs of a full degree or certificate program.
What you can expect from this course:
Develop a deeper understanding of the biochemical mechanisms of acupuncture, and learn about the education and licensing requirements for acupuncturists. Examine some of the political issues affecting the profession to gain a more nuanced perspective on this important modality.
- Dive into the Eastern Medical perspective on the causes of disease, and discover how to use pulse and tongue observations in combination with other signs and symptoms to inform your differential diagnosis and treatment planning.
Get a comprehensive overview of the most important theoretical frameworks in acupuncture, including Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the Eight Principles, and Five Element Theory, and gain a deeper understanding of this powerful modality.
Stay ahead of the curve by learning about a rapidly emerging trend in medicine and develop stronger connections with patients who are seeking patient-centered, integrative care.
Please note that this course does not fulfill the education requirements for becoming a licensed acupuncturist or treating patients using acupuncture. This course is not intended to diagnose or treat, and does not establish a patient/practitioner relationship.
This course was pioneered by Rocky Vista University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, and is currently being offered as a one-credit elective.
If you are in a formal degree program and wish to receive credit for this course, please have someone from your organization contact us.