Intermediate Courses

 
 
 
 
 
 
Intermediate Level Courses
- Equine & Small Animal Acupressure
 
These courses are available to everyone whether or not they are in the Practitioner Certificate Program. Learning Unit or Continuing Education credits will be given to people completing the entire course work including examinations and case studies. We suggest that the following courses be taken in the order listed to gain a deeper understanding of the subject matter.

Online
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Meridian Theory – Equine or Small Animal
                 8 Units / 30 LUs or 16 CE hours
               Prerequisite: 2 Introductory Courses


The Meridian Theory is the heart of Eastern Pathology. This course offers an in-depth understanding of how the meridians function within the animal’s body. As it was written in the Spiritual Pivot: “The meridians are where the beginners begin and masters end.” The more you learn about the meridian system and their location, the better your working knowledge of acupressure  and Tui Na acupressure  massage -- your assessment skills and point selection for acupressure sessions will be more effective. The course covers the 12 major meridians and 2 extraordinary vessels. This course includes: Animal Acupressure graduating class
  • Review of TCM Concepts                             
  • Zang-Fu Organ system
  • Meridian Theory
  • Location of Meridians
  • Function and Energetics of Meridians
     A Certificate of Completion for 30 LUs or 16 CE hours is available after successfully passing 8 unit quizzes and the final examination. Fee: Small Animal / Equine - $275.00
 
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Hands-On - Meridians and Special Conditions I & II – Equine or Small Animal 
                      I. 2 Days / 30 LUs or 16 CE hours
                         Prerequisite: 2 Introductory Courses 
                     II. 2 Days / 30 LUs or 16 CE hours
                         Prerequisite: 2 Introductory Course & Meridians & Specific Conditions I.

This course is divided into two sections so that we can cover 6 of the 12 Major Meridians in each section. Following the categorization of the Five-Element Theory, the courses offer greater depth regarding the types of physical and psychological issues presented when particular meridians are not in balance. Participants will learn: to trace each meridian; the key acupoints along each of the meridians; indicators for each of the meridian imbalances; and, Specific Condition Sessions with acupressure point work and massage  for each of the 12 Major Meridians and two Extraordinary Vessels. Acupressure and massage techniques to stimulate point energetics are demonstrated and practiced.

A Certificate of Completion for 60 LUs or 32 CE hours is available after successfully passing the Open-Book, Take-Home Examination, and 12 case studies. Fee: Small Animal / Equine - $750.00
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Online - Introduction to Five-Element Theory – Equine or Small Animal Acupressure 
                 9 Units / 30 LUs or 16 CE hours
                   Prerequisite: 2 Introductory Courses

equine acupressure students in training
This Five Element Theory, also called The Five Phases of Transformation, is one of the basic theories underlying Chinese Medicine and acupressure because it helps to differentiate Patterns of Disharmony. This course introduces the Correspondence Chart so that participants can begin to understand the metaphors used in discerning the different patterns of Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water. Additionally, an acupoint selecting technique using the Command points, the point classification associated with the Five-Element Theory.

A Certificate of Completion for 30 LUs or 16 CE hours is available after successfully passing 8 unit quizzes and the final examination. Fee: Small Animal / Equine - $275.00
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Online - Acupoint Classification – Equine or Small Animal 
               
9 Units / 30 LUs or 16 CE hours
                  Prerequisite: 2 Introductory Classes 

eager acupressure hound

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupressure points are categorized by how acupoints can best be used to balance Chi  and other Vital Substances within the body. This course covers the major acupoint classifications, the "medicine bag" of TCM, such as: Source, Association, Master, Connecting, Influential, and Jing-Well points. You will learn the functions, the location and energetics of key acupoints classifications. Knowing the acupoint classifications provides participants with invaluable tools that are basic and essential in developing session plans for specific animal conditions, point work, and acupressure massage.

A Certificate of Completion for 30 LUs or 16 CE hours is available after successfully passing 9 unit quizzes and the final examination.  Fee: Small Animal / Equine - $275.00

 

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