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Module 1 Schedule and Course Outline

Introduction to Meridian Therapy

Day
Time
Outline

Friday
11:00 am – 11:55 am
  • Registration.
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Introduction of instructor, Acupuncture Society of America instructors and Acupuncture Society of America.
  • Explanation of classroom workbook, classroom textbook, reading assignments, and five page paper, double spaced, on: Acupuncture, any area of interest, i.e., History/premise, Auriculo-therapy, Non-piercing Techniques, Micro-current, etc. – Submit by Module 3—a component of final grade.
  • Review daily schedule, monthly schedule, supply kit for workshops, meridian point workshops (dots), and hotel reservation information.
  • Introduction to components of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), e.g., acupuncture, moxibustion, tuina, herbology, & qi gong.
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Overview of the Basic 100 Hour Certification Program, Yin/Yang concepts, and 14 Main Meridians.
  • Three levels of treatment (pain control, formulae, and traditional).
  • Body measurement – the personal inch (cun, tsun, pouce).
2:00 pm – 2:15 pm
  • Break.
2:15 am – 4:15 pm
  • Acupuncture Premise.
  • Origin.
  • History.
  • Philosophy.
  • Soulie De Morant.
4:15 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Break.
4:30 pm – 6:40 pm
  • Discuss and explain Ch’i.
  • Human aura.
  • Life Force “innate Intelligence”.
  • Explanation of acupuncture points and various methods of point stimulation for treatment.
  • The 14 Main Meridian pathways.
  • ”Yennie Formula” for treatment.
  • Video on natural healing – “Healing and the Mind – the Mystery of Ch’I”.

Saturday
8:00 am – 10:00 am
  • 12 kinds of acupuncture points and their functions.
  • Classical Superficial Circulation of Energy – Lung through Liver.
  • Scope of conditions treatable (over 2,000) .
  • Explanation of how meridian imbalance can cause a vertebral subluxation and conversely how a subluxation can cause meridian imbalance – the connection between the principles of chiropractic and acupuncture.
10:00 am – 10:15 am
  • Break.
10:15 am – 12:15 pm
  • Detailed study of the Lung Meridian (11 points) & Hands-on-workshop: Pathways, Function, Study of Loci, Special Effect Points, Forbidden Points meridian formal name, conditions treatable, Mandarin Chinese pronunciation of each point.
12:15 pm – 1:45 pm
  • Lunch Break.
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
  • Video presentation from China, Zhenjiuology, #1 – Origin, evolution and applications – Various methods of clinical practice.
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm
  • Detailed study of the Large Intestine Meridian (20 Points) and Hands-on-workshop: Pathways, Function, Study of Loci, Special Effect Points, Forbidden Points, Meridian Formal Name, Conditions Treatable, Mandarin Chinese pronunciation of each point.
3:45 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Break.
4:00 pm – 6:35 pm
  • Continue and complete study of Large Intestine Meridian.
  • Detailed study of the Stomach Meridian (45 Points) and Hands-on-workshop: Pathways, Function, Study of Loci, Special Effect Points, Forbidden Points, Meridian Formal Name, Conditions Treatable, Mandarin Chinese pronunciation of each point.

Sunday
7:00 am – 8:00 am
  • Mind-Body Healing techniques by Qi Gong.
8:00 am – 9:00 am
  • Explanation of meridian balancing using tonification, sedation, and luo points.
9:00 am – 9:15 am
  • Break.
9:15 am – 10:15 am
  • Meridian formal names – Lung through Small Intestine.
  • Causation of disease and states of pathology.
10:15 am – 11:15 am
  • Detailed study of the Spleen Meridian (21 points) and Hands-on-workshop: Pathways, Function, Study of Loci, Special Effect Points, Forbidden Points, meridian formal name, conditions treatable, Mandarin Chinese pronunciation of each point.
11:15 am – 11:30 am
  • Break.
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Continue and complete study of Spleen Meridian.
12:30 pm – 1:35 pm
  • Pain Control.
  • Review/discuss subjects covered on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
  • Question & Answer session.
  • Review reading assignments.

Assigned Reading for Module 1

  • Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion (CAM) – read pages 1-50, 115-133, 134-241 and 337-360. Focusing on lung, large intestine, small intestine and spleen.

Recommended Reading for Additional Study

  • Yellow Emperors Classic
  • Prescription Index (Formulae for the treatment of over 2,000 conditions)
  • American Journal of Acupuncture, Debra Salisbury: www.acupuncturelibrary.com. (Inform Debra that Dr. Yennie recommended the AJA Journal).
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