Self Interest/Part-Time Courses

Starting with the new school year on Sept. 26, 2019 members of the general public have the open to attend any of the classes our students take as self interest courses.

Anyone who takes these courses will receive a certificate at the end. By taking these courses participants who aren’t enrolled in our Intensive Two-Year or Three-Year Acupuncture Diploma Programs are taking these courses for self interest or continuing education only and aren’t allowed to practice anything they have learned.

If you take one of these courses and then decide to enroll in one of our acupuncture diploma programs at a later date you can receive credit for the course and the cost of it will be credited to the program.

The cost of a course is $960 plus tax. That includes an administration fee of $60 that doesn’t get credits to the tuition cost if you decided to enroll in an acupuncture diploma program. 

Classes taking place this September include:

Patient Communication Skills, Interpersonal Skills, Professionalism, Business Development and Marketing, or, Ethics and Practice Management

Wednesday – 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

  1. Behaviour of listening, counselling, explaining and teaching 
  2. Establishes proper interpersonal skills, professionalism 
  3. Establishes proper business methods and forms 
  4. Reviews marketing strategies 
  5. Business administration procedures are important skills to have and an asset for small business management in preparation for professional practice, bookkeeping, record systems, patient management, and marketing 
  6. Record keeping, legal requirements, release of patient information 

History, Terminology of TCM and Basic Chinese Language

Thursday – 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

  1. Brief introduction of TCM history, introduction to communication of basic TCM relevant language and expressions in Chinese 
  2. Pin yin in the Chinese language - Mandarin keywords, written language pertaining to TCM and acupuncture 

Foundation of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Thursday – 1:30-5:30 p.m.

  1. The basic concepts and application in TCM of Yin-Yang theory 
  2. The basic concepts and application in TCM of five element theory(wu xing) 
  3. Theory of internal Zhang-Fu organs (zang xiang) 
  4. Theoretical System of Chinese Medicine

Qi Gong, Tai Ji, Yoga and Lifestyle

Friday - 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

  1. Basic traditional Chinese Qi Gong and Tai Ji theory 
  2. Basic exercise of traditional Chinese Qi Gong and Tai Ji 
  3. Basic Yoga and lifestyle, etc. 

Acupressure Level 1 (Clinical Practice of Meridian System, Acupuncture Points and Tui Na)

Friday – 1:30-5:30 p.m.

  1. Involves learning the location of the meridians and the acupuncture points, and the techniques and treatment combinations 
  2. Using acupressure for relaxation, treating anxiety, stress, etc. 
  3. Dr. Li-Chen Acupressure Massage follows the basic theories of TCM. Physical manipulations are used to stimulate the points or other parts of the body surface to correct the imbalance of yin/yang and to regulate the functions of qi, blood, meridians and organs. It is an active component of various aspects of the Chinese medical field including clinical treatment, rehabilitation and prevention. It is a safe and effective form of energy work beginning to reach its therapeutic potential 

Check out the videos below of our student Christie Dauphinee who just completed the course.