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  • Overview to Traditional Chinese Medicine - Equine

  • This Overview covers the basic underlying concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM): Yin/Yang Theory in relation to the animal body and assessment of conditions; Meridian Theory and the meridian system; The Five-Element Theory; the internal organ systems, zang-fu organs in relation to the body; and, how the vital substances function within the body. This course provides an understanding of how the Chinese perceived of the living body and offers tools for assessment and session work.
  • Price: $225.00 - September / October Discount of $35.00 = $200.00 
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  • Overview to Traditional Chinese Medicine - Small Animal

  • This Overview covers the basic underlying concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM): Yin/Yang Theory in relation to the animal body and assessment of conditions; Meridian Theory and the meridian system; The Five-Element Theory; the internal organ systems, zang-fu organs in relation to the body; and, how the vital substances function within the body. This course provides an understanding of how the Chinese perceived of the living body and offers tools for assessment and session work.
  • Price: $225.00 - September / October Discount of $25.00 = $200.00
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  • Meridian Theory - Equine

  • The Meridian Theory courses offer 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 -- your assessment skills and point selection for acupressure sessions will be more effective. The course covers the 12 major meridians and 2 extraordinary vessels. A Certificate of Completion for 30 LUs or 16 CE hours is available after successfully passing 8 unit quizzes and the final examination.
  • Price: $275.00 
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  • Meridian Theory - Small Animal

  • The Meridian Theory courses offer 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 -- your assessment skills and point selection for acupressure sessions will be more effective. The course covers the 12 major meridians and 2 extraordinary vessels. A Certificate of Completion for 30 LUs or 16 CE hours is available after successfully passing 8 unit quizzes and the final examination.
  • Price: $275.00 
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  • 5-Element Theory - Equine

  • This course provides an in-depth description of the correspondences and officials of the five elements: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water. It discusses how the Theory is applied to Chinese Medicine for both assessment and treatment purposes. Additionally, the course demonstrates a point selection technique that can be used during the Point Work segment of the acupressure session sequence. A Certificate of Completion for 30 LUs or 16 CE hours is available upon completion of the online quizzes following each of the 9 units and the final examination.
  • Price: $275.00 
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  • 5-Element Theory - Small Animal

  • This course provides an in-depth description of the correspondences and officials of the five elements: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water. It discusses how the Theory is applied to Chinese Medicine for both assessment and treatment purposes. Additionally, the course demonstrates a point selection technique that can be used during the Point Work segment of the acupressure session sequence. A Certificate of Completion for 30 LUs or 16 CE hours is available upon completion of the online quizzes following each of the 9 units and the final examination.
  • Price: $275.00 
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  • Acupoint Classification - Equine

  • In Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupressure points are categorized by how acupoints can best be used to rebalance Chi within the body. This course covers the major acupoint classifications, the "medicine bag" of TCM, such as: Source, Association, Alarm, Master, Connecting, Influential, Jing-Well points, etc. You will learn the functions, the location, and energetics of key acupoints. Knowing the acupoint classifications provides participants with invaluable tools that are basic and essential in developing session plans for specific animal conditions.
  • Price: $275.00 
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  • Acupoint Classification - Small Animal

  • In Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupressure points are categorized by how acupoints can best be used to rebalance Chi within the body. This course covers the major acupoint classifications, the "medicine bag" of TCM, such as: Source, Association, Alarm, Master, Connecting, Influential, Jing-Well points, etc. You will learn the functions, the location, and energetics of key acupoints. Knowing the acupoint classifications provides participants with invaluable tools that are basic and essential in developing session plans for specific animal conditions.
  • Price: $275.00 
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  • Acupoint Energetics & Landmark Anatomy-Equine

  • This course presents a systematic approach to learning the anatomical landmarks necessary for locating acupressure points on animals. Emphasis is placed on the location of major bones, joints, tendons, muscles, and ligaments. Upon completion, participants are able to use anatomical language, locate points using anatomical landmarks and know the function and energetics of specific acupoints.
  • Discount Price: $290.00  
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  • Acupoint Energetics & Landmark Anatomy-Canine

  • This course presents a systematic approach to learning the anatomical landmarks necessary for locating acupressure points on animals. Emphasis is placed on the location of major bones, joints, tendons, muscles, and ligaments. Upon completion, participants are able to use anatomical language, locate points using anatomical landmarks and know the function and energetics of specific acupoints.
  • Discount Price: $290.00 
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  • Equine Indicators & Assessment Course

  • This online Indicators & Assessment course is especially designed for the Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute participants to round out your studies in becoming a practitioner. The idea behind this course is to add to your base of knowledge and pull all you have learned into a "package" which supports your ability to be effective as an animal acupressure practitioner. Indicators & Assessment is a treasure trove of information taken from the rich source of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The course lessons cover:
    • How the Five Vital Substances function in the body
    • The effects of exogenous and endogenous factors on the Vital Substances
    • An in-depth discussion of the assessment process
    • How to use the Eight Principles in the assessment process
    • A presentation of additional assessment tools used in TCM
    • How to develop a acupressure session using a practical format
    • A set of "Common Patterns of Disharmony" case studies, and,
    • A listing of Resources including books, text books, and websites
  • Price: $350.00 
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  • Small Animal Indicators & Assessment Course

  • Indicators & Assessment is a treasure trove of information based on the rich source of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The course begins with a review of the unique TCM theories and concepts underlying acupressure such as Yin-Yang Theory, Meridian Theory, Five-Element Theory, plus Acupoint Classifications. By reinforcing your knowledge of the basics you are ready to step-up to the next level of knowledge presented in this course. The rest of Indicators & Assessment is devoted to expanding and deepening your knowledge of Chinese medicine and how to apply it to your practice of small animal acupressure. The course lessons cover:
    • How the Five Vital Substances function in the body
    • The effects of exogenous and endogenous factors on the Vital Substances
    • An in-depth discussion of the assessment process
    • How to use the Eight Principles in the assessment process
    • A presentation of additional assessment tools used in TCM
    • How to develop a acupressure session using a practical format
    • A set of "Common Patterns of Disharmony" case studies, and,
    • A listing of Resources including books, text books, and websites.
  • Price: $350.00 
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  • Equine Pathology Course

  • The Equine Pathology course provides an overview of common equine pathologies. Each pathology includes a description of the issue, its clinical signs, treatment patterns and information on prevention. Written in conjunction with Bill Harnetty, DVM, Hocking College, this course provides equine bodyworkers with additional tools and information to help them asses the horse and recognize conditions requiring immediate veterinarian attention.
  • Price: $325.00 - $25.00 Discount - July & August Online Special
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  • Canine Pathology Course

  • The Canine Pathology course provides an overview of common canine pathologies. Each pathology includes a description of the issue, its clinical signs, treatment patterns and information on prevention. Written in conjunction with Bill Harnetty, DVM, Hocking College, Nancy Zidonis, and Barbara Chasteen, this course provides canine bodyworkers with additional tools and information to help them assess the dog and recognize conditions requiring immediate veterinarian attention. Additionally this course includes live video demonstrations of canine conditions.
  • Price: $325.00 - $25.00 Discount - July & August Online Special
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  • Animal Acupressure Business Practices Course

  • The Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute's Business Practices course provides you the knowledge, confidence and resources to help you create an animal acupressure practice that reflects your style, supports you as a professional, and enhances the community you live and work in. The course gives you a step-by-step to creating successful marketing strategies, financial goals, defining legal issues, and the tools to put together your own business plan. A Certificate of Completion for 20 CE's is available upon completion of this online course.
  • Price: $65.00 
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  • Online Course Extension

  • Click on Course Extension and then, from the drop down menu, choose the online course you wish extend. Doing so extends your course(s) by an additional 90 days. Continue with regular check out procedure.
  • Price: $35.00 
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  • Online Examination Extension

  • Click on Examination Extension and then, from the drop down menu, choose the online course you wish to extend. Doing so extends your course(s) by an additional 60 days. Continue with regular check out procedure.
  • Price: $15.00
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