In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), acupuncture is a preventative technique. It is used with the aim of maintaining health and treating disease symptoms and functional disorders, and is subject to certain limitations when it comes to injuries.
During the course, we will provide training in:
- Energetic anatomy, the 12 energy meridians or pathways and the role of their points with regard to the three major functional energy levels.
- Energetic physiology as traditionally described in the ancient traditional Chinese texts and major cultural and philosophical symbols.
Diagnosis consists of four main aspects:
- Interpreting physical and clinical signs on the basis of appearance, improvement and deterioration.
- Assessing the pulse based on the quantitative and qualitative aspects of the pulses related to each energy function.
- The palpation test, through which we examine the body parts associated with each energy function.
- A detailed look at the eight psychosomatic temperaments.
Treatment involves achieving maximum effect through minimum intervention.
- We will look for the most accurate diagnosis to ensure minimally invasive treatments.
- You will treat all aspects of the patient to bring about a complete rebalance and help eliminate local symptoms.
Who is it intended for? Prospective students
Students with a degree in Physiotherapy
Postgraduate diploma in Traditional Acupuncture for Physiotherapists.