Becoming A Licensed ACUPUNCTURIST
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Accessible – All doctorate courses can be taken online; most master courses can be taken online currently.
Affordable – Low tuition fees and low financial pressure on students. The cost of getting a master’s degree is about $47,000 which is equivalent to one year of undergraduate tuition at a private university in California. Federal grants are available for those who qualify, which may offset two years’ tuition. Interest-free federal student loans are also available for master’s program students. Extremely low tuition for the doctorate students.
Accelerated – For those who want to enroll in our master program to become an acupuncturist, only 60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits from a regionally accredited college are required. The fastest time to get a master’s degree is three years (12 quarters) and then a doctorate degree in one extra year (4 quarters). Our diversified student body comes from a variety of professions including many healthcare professionals (physicians, nurses, chiropractors, physical therapists, natural therapists as well as medical imaging technicians), law enforcement agents, attorneys, accountants, real estate agents, etc.
Introduce students to the history and development of East and Western Medicine with reference to Traditional Chinese Literary classics; cover the basic principles and theories to TCM; teach the OM Diagnosis through detailed methodology in TCM; cover the etiology, pathogenesis and treatment of illness in TCM.
Introduction to the basic theory of meridians, classification of acupuncture points and systems of nomenclature; study of the acupoints on the 14 meridians, including names and anatomical locations, 15 collateral points, 8 extra channels and non-channel points; cover the usage of the regular and special acupuncture points and their traditional functions in the treatment.
Identify Latin classifications of plants used in Western medicine as well as major plants used in TCM with focus on botanical nomenclature; the most commonly used herbs in the Chinese Pharmacopoeia; Chinese Herbal Formulas for various clinical applications, the concepts of Oriental Medical nutritional theory; six Channel diagnosis, Zang-fu diagnosis, the therapeutic process and prognosis for cold-induced disorders etc.
This Curriculum is the cumulation of the program and is designed to integrate and apply all aspects of the program to enable interns to deliver effective care. The internship enables interns to demonstrate a thorough understanding of clinical diagnosis and treatment skills, who are expected to perform “solo practice” and assume primary responsibility for treating patients.