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SYLLABUS

The Small Animal Acupuncture Program is divided into five sessions (two online and three on-site).  Online sessions are available for on-demand streaming for about a two-month period.  On-site sessions are held on the Chi Campus at the Clarity Wellness Centre, 60 Melbourne St, North Adelaide, SA 5006. The program spans over a seven-month period.  Please go to Schedule and Tuition to view specific program dates.

Please note that while general course themes will remain the same, specific topics and speakers listed in the syllabus below may be subject to change.

A general session overview is provided below: 

Session 1 (online)

All lectures are available for on-demand streaming for the duration of the session.  Each lecture is about 50 minutes in length.

 Lecture  Topic  Instructor

 1

Introduction to Whole Program

History of Veterinary Acupuncture

 Dr. Shen Xie

2

What is Acupuncture

Dr. Shen Xie

 3 - 4

Veterinary Acupuncture: Scientific Basis (Part 1) Veterinary Acupuncture: Scientific Basis (Part 2)

Dr. Roger Clemmons

5

Yin Yang

Dr. Cheryl Chrisman

6

Eight Principles

Dr. Cheryl Chrisman

7 - 8

Five Elements

Dr. Cheryl Chrisman

9 - 10

Zang-Fu Physiology

Dr. Roger Clemmons

11 - 12

Channels and Meridians

Dr. Shen Xie

13 - 16

General Rules of Acupuncture

Dr. Shen Xie

17 - 18

Indications for Veterinary Acupuncture

Dr. Shen Xie

19

How to Start your Acupuncture Practice: Cookbook

Dr. Greg Todd

20

How to Integrate Acupuncture into your Practice

Dr. Greg Todd

21

Anatomy for Acupuncturists

Dr. Terri Rosado



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Session 2 (online)

All lectures are available for on-demand streaming for the duration of the session.  Each lecture is about 50 minutes in length.

Lecture

Topic

Speaker
1-2 Five Elements and Zang Fu physiology Dr. Huisheng Xie
3-4 Five-Shu Transporting Points and Other Special Points
Dr. Huisheng Xie
5-6 Other Special Points and TCVM Diagnosis Intro
Dr. Huisheng Xie
7-8 How to Treat Canine Diseases
Dr. Stacie Atria
9-10 How to Treat Gastrointestinal Disorders
Dr. Michael Bartholomew
11-12 How to Treat Respiratory Disorders
Dr. Michael Bartholomew
13-14 How to Treat Bi/Wei Syndromes, Osteoarthritis and IVDD
Dr. Huisheng Xie
15-16 Canine Acupuncture Cases- Demo
Dr. Michael Bartholomew


Session 2 (on-site wet labs)

All three wet labs are held on the Chi Campus.


DAY 1
DAY 2
8:30-10:20
Tutoring for online lectures of Sessions 1-2

Canine Point Lab
10:30-12:20
12:20-1:30 Lunch Break Lunch Break
1:30-3:20 Canine Point Lab Canine Point Lab
3:30-6:00



Session 3 (online)

All lectures are available for on-demand streaming for the duration of the session.  Each lecture is about 50 minutes in length.

Lecture

Topic

Speaker
 1-4 Five Treasure: Qi, Blood, Shen, Jing, and Body Fluid Physiology and Pathology
Dr. Cheryl Chrisman
 5-8 TCVM Diagnosis
Dr. Cheryl Chrisman
 9-10 Eight Extraordinary Channels
Dr. Huisheng Xie
 11-12 Etiology and Pathology
Dr. Huisheng Xie
 13 How to Select Acupoints
Dr. Huisheng Xie
 14-15 How to Make a TCVM Diagnosis (dry lab)
Dr. Huisheng Xie
16-17 Acupuncture for Neurological Disorders
Dr. Roger Clemmons
18 How to Approach Clinical Cases
Dr. Greg Todd
19-20 How to Improve Acupuncture Results
Dr. Greg Todd
21-23 Small Animal Cases: TCVM Approach
Dr. Connie DiNatale

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Session 4 (online)

All lectures are available for on-demand streaming for the duration of the session.  Each lecture is about 50 minutes in length.

Lecture

Topic

Speaker
1 A Quick Review from Sessions 1 to 3 Dr. Huisheng Xie
2 How to Treat Renal Failure Dr. Huisheng Xie
3 How to Treat Heart Failure
Dr. Huisheng Xie
4 How to Treat Behavioral Problems
Dr. Huisheng Xie
5-6 Herbal Introduction
Dr. Cindy West
7 Food Therapy Introduction
Dr. Cindy West
8-9 Acupuncture for the Liver
Dr. Huisheng Xie
10-11 How to Treat Skin Problems
Dr. Huisheng Xie
12-13 Acupuncture for Cancer
Dr. Huisheng Xie
14-15 Feline Acupuncture Dr. Huisheng Xie
16 Case Studies form Students Dr. Huisheng Xie
17-18 Avian Acupuncture
Dr. Cindy West
19 Exotic Animal Acupuncture Dr. Cindy West

Session 4 (on-site wet labs)

All three wet labs are held on the Chi Campus.


DAY 1
DAY 2
8:30-10:20
Tutoring for online lectures of Sessions 1-4
Canine Point Lab
10:30-12:20
12:20-1:30  Lunch Break Lunch Break
1:30-3:20 Canine Point Lab  Canine Point Lab 
3:30-6:00


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Session 5 (online)

All lectures are available for on-demand streaming for the duration of the session.  Each lecture is about 50 minutes in length.

Lecture

Topic

Speaker
1 A Quick Review from Sessions 1 to 4 Dr. Huisheng Xie
2-3 Acupuncture for Endocrine Disorder Dr. Huisheng Xie
4-5 Acupuncture for Immune-mediated Diseases
Dr. Huisheng Xie
6-7 Clinical Applications of TCVM
Dr. Tiffany Rimar
8 Introduction to Tui-na Dr. Cindy West
9 Liver Physiology and Pathology
Dr. Huisheng Xie
10 Lung Physiology and Pathology
Dr. Huisheng Xie
11 Spleen Physiology and Pathology
Dr. Huisheng Xie
12 Heart Physiology and Pathology Dr. Huisheng Xie
13 Kidney Physiology and Pathology Dr. Huisheng Xie
14 TCVM Overview Dr. Huishen Xie
15 How to Sell TCVM Dr. Huisheng Xie
Session 5 (on-site labs and exam)

Both days of class are held on the Chi Campus.


DAY 1  DAY 2
8:30-10:00 Tutoring   
Canine Acupuncture Point Exam 
10:00-12:20
Canine Point Lab

12:20-1:30 Lunch Break
1:30-3:20 Canine Point Lab Final Written Exam 

Tutoring for online lectures of Sessions 1-5