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Study Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese medicine online.

We offer Acupuncture training with the opportunity to study at your own pace with our 3 or 6 year Diploma course options, or 2 (Intensive) and 3 year online Bachelor of Science programs..

Start studying this powerful and effective system of ancient medicine that has a history dating back over 2000 year

TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE COURSE

Traditional Chinese Medicine, which incorporates acupuncture, tui na and other modalities, is a way of understanding the global functioning of the human being: the physical, energetic and mental aspects which constantly interact with each other to produce human function. The balance or imbalance of these fundamental interactions within the coherent whole is manifested in a person’s general health, vitality, range and quality of function.

The Chinese medicine of our Taoist tradition is an in-depth study of the relationship between the aspects which form the essence of our humanity. Our study allows us to understand how each aspect functions individually and in its interactions with the whole, and explains the practical healing methods we can use to restore the patient’s global balance.

Traditional Chinese Medicine offers effective, non-aggressive solutions to both ongoing dis-harmonies, manifested as illness, as well as methods for maintaining and promoting good health – preventing the development of the imbalances which are the source of disease. Our vitality is a treasure, precious and critical to a good quality of life. We need to cultivate that vitality daily and the Ba Men Da Xuan medical tradition holds the keys to access and invest in our health at a fundamental level.

These ideas, which are rooted in the Taoist origins of Chinese Medicine, show that the purpose of TCM cannot be reduced solely to treating problems that have already manifested. Our TCM studies allow us to understand the source or “root” of disharmony in order to solve it in the long term and give our patients the advice and tools to correctly maintain their health throughout their lives.

The Ba Men Da Xuan Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture training course embraces this global approach.

We will address the following subjects, among others:

COURSE SYLLABUS

  • TCM fundamental principles: Jing (Essence), Qi (Energy) and Shen (Mind); the relationship between Yin and Yang; the 5 Elements
  • The aspects of the Shen
  • Study of the Zhang Fu (Organs and Visceras)
  • Energy meridians
  • Etiology (study of the causes of pathology) and Pathology (study of the mechanisms of the pathological development)
  • Diagnosis
  • Pathological patterns
  • Acupuncture points
  • Acupuncture treatment principles and point combinations
  • Needle Techniques
  • Tui Na (massage methods)
  • Aromatherapy and Phytothérapy
  • Pathology patterns of the paired organs
  • Study of syndromes presented in western medicine, according to TCM principles
  • Psychology in TCM – a precise study of the mind
  • Practical applications and clinical cases
  • Conception of the individual
  • 6 energy layers
  • Dietetics
  • Therapeutic Qi Gong methods

WHO CAN APPLY?

This course is aimed at anybody who wants to study Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. There is no previous experience needed as the course teaches everything you need to know to practice as an Acupuncturist.

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TUI NA - THE ART OF MASSAGE

Tui Na, literally Pushing and Seizing, refers to the massage techniques used in Tradition Chinese Medicine. It would be more accurate to use the term Shou Fa, the Methods of the Hand. There are actually many techniques using the fingers, palms, wrists, elbows, feet, but the hand techniques are the most used.

The core movements behind the massage techniques come from daily life activities : pushing, pressing, pointing, rubbing, seizing, holding. Although these are natural methods, as with the other practices of our School they should be trained according to a rigorous process, so that the practitioner can be released of his tensions and thus give an effective treatment. Spontaneous movements, devoid of precise techniques and methods, cannot be called Tui Na. In order to heal the body or to treat any imbalance, it is vital to choose the appropriate techniques, and of course to be able to apply them to get the effect intended.

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The great strength of Tui Na lies in its capacity to heal a wide range of pathologies affecting the physical structure, the organs or our emotion balance. This includes tendinous-muscular tension, visceral dysfunctions, circulatory problems, and stress.

Each technique can be practiced, following the Yin and Yang principles of Daoist metaphysics, with softness or strength, and for tonifying the deficient energy or dispersing the pathogenic energy. It is traditionally said that the perfect massage combines accurately chosen techniques from the therapist’s diagnosis, which will be applied in harmony with the patient’s body, and with the appropriate strength.

A good massage is the perfect combination of techniques with well applied force. For a massage to have good effects, the Qi has to go deep inside the patient, without hurting the surface. To get to this level, we have four aspects: duration, force, regularity and flexibility.

DURATION There are two aspects for duration:

  1. The masseur should be able to apply a technique for a certain amount of time, without stopping, while keeping the same pressure and rhythm.
  2. When massage is applied to the same spot, the masseur has to stay long enough for the patient to feel the Qi (relaxation, heat, etc). We must not change place too fast.

FORCE – The general rule is that the patient should feel the Qi without any discomfort. 

REGULARITY – during the process, we must keep a certain regularity with the movements, both on pressure and rhythm

FLEXIBILITY – all the Chinese massage technics should be applied with flexibility. This is very important for both the patient and the masseur.

For a good massage, technique is the key for success, and a reasonable and harmonious force is the basis for deploying the technique. In the Yi Zong Jin Jian, the Golden Mirror of Medicine, it is said: ‘in massage practice, a good technique is visible from the outside, but the true marvel comes from the inside. If the hand works following the heart’s will, then the proper method will be applied by the hand.’

To become a good masseur, one should meditate those golden words.

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