Code: FAP 100|200|300
This three-term course sequence presents basic meridian theory as well as the acupuncture points of the 12 primary meridians as well as the Du (Governing) and Ren (Conception) Meridians. Each course is also accompanied with a practicum portion where accurate point location and needling techniques are presented and practiced. Contraindications and precautions of specific points will also be emphasized throughout the course.Each meridian and acupuncture point is covered in detail including functions, indications, location, distribution and clinical applications. This includes special point categories such as: the five shu-transporting points, five element points, luo-connecting points, yuan-source points, and xi-cleft points. The first of three courses gives a general overview on the distribution and functions of the network of meridians and collaterals. Students learn about body landmarks, point locating methods, and basic needling methods. This first course covers meridian systems pertaining to the Conception and Governing Vessels, Lung and Large Intestine. This second course in the series continues to study the meridian systems pertaining to the Stomach, Spleen, Heart, Small Intestine, and beginning the Urinary Bladder. The third and final course in this series continue with the remaining primary channels; remaining Urinary Bladder, Kidney, Triple Burner (San Jiao), Pericardium, Gallbladder and Liver. By the end of this course series, students will know the physical landmarks and gross unit proportions used in point location as well as how to position the patient for locating acupuncture points. They will be able to locate all 365 acupuncture points and know their functions and clinical indication and cautions or contraindications.
Acupuncture I: Completion or concurrent enrollment in FWM 100, Surface Anatomy and FWM 103, Anatomy and Physiology I | Acupuncture II: FAP 100, Acupuncture I | Acupuncture III: FAP 100, Acupuncture I