Certified small animals Veterinary acupuncture course

Course Syllabus

The Small Animals Acupuncture Course is divided into five sessions (two online and three on-site).  Online sessions are available for on-demand streaming for about a two-month period.  On-site sessions are held on the Chi Campus in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Madrid, Spain.  The course spans over a seven-month period.  Please go to Schedule and Tuition to view specific course dates.

Please note that while general course themes will remain the same, specific topics and speakers listed in the syllabus below may be subject to change.

A general session overview is provided below: 

Session 1 online

All lectures are available for on-demand streaming for the duration of the session.  Each lecture is about 50 minutes in length.

 1Introduction to Whole Course and History of Veterinary AcupunctureDr. Shen Xie
 2What is Acupuncture?Dr. Shen Xie
 3-4Veterinary Acupuncture: Scientific Basis (Parts 1 & 2)Dr. Roger Clemmons
 5Yin-YangDr. Cheryl Chrisman
 6Eight PrinciplesDr. Cheryl Chrisman
7-8Five ElementsDr. Cheryl Chrisman
9-10Zang-Fu PhysiologyDr. Roger Clemmons
11-12Channels and MeridiansDr. Shen Xie
13-16General Rules of AcupunctureDr. Shen Xie
17-18Indications for Veterinary AcupunctureDr. Shen Xie
19How to Start your Acupuncture Practice: CookbookDr. Greg Todd
20How to Integrate Acupuncture into your PracticeDr. Greg Todd

Session 2 On-site

9:00-11:00Five Elements and Zang-Fu Physiology Other Special Points; TCVM Diagnosis IntroCanine Point LabHow To Treat Bi/Wei Syndromes; Osteoarthritis and IVDD
11:30-1:30Five-shu Transporting Points, Source Points, Back-shu and Front-mu points, Influential PointsAcupuncture Needling Techniques How to Treat Canine Cases (Demo)
1:30-3:00Lunch Break  Class Ends
 3:00-4:30Canine Point LabCanine Point LabLameness Overview 
   How to Treat Gastrointestinal Disorders 
 5:00-7:00  How to Treat Respiratory Disorders

Session 3 Online

All lectures are available for on-demand streaming for the duration of the session.  Each lecture is about 50 minutes in length.

 1-4Five Treasure: Qi, Blood, Shen, Jing, and Body Fluid Physiology and PathologyDr. Cheryl Chrisman
 5-8TCVM DiagnosisDr. Cheryl Chrisman
 9-10Eight Extraordinary ChannelsDr. Huisheng Xie
 11-12Etiology and PathologyDr. Huisheng Xie
 13How to Select AcupointsDr. Huisheng Xie
 14-15How to Make a TCVM Diagnosis (dry lab)Dr. Huisheng Xie
16-17Acupuncture for Neurological DisordersDr. Roger Clemmons
18How to Approach Clinical CasesDr. Greg Todd
19-20How to Improve Acupuncture ResultsDr. Greg Todd
21-23Small Animal Cases: a TCVM ApproachDr. Connie DiNatale
 24 Exotic Animal AcupunctureDr. Connie DiNatale 
 25 Avian Acupuncture (Lecture and Demo)Dr. Cindy West 

Session 4 On-site

 9:00-11:00A Quick Review from Sessions 1 to 3 How to Treat Renal FailureHerbal IntroCanine Point LabXi-Cleft, Eight Confluent, Acupuncture for Cancer
 11:30-1:30How to Treat Heart Failure and Behavioral ProblemsAcupuncture for Immune-mediated Diseases Feline Acupuncture Case Studies from Students
 1:30-3:00Lunch Break  Class Ends
 3:00-4:30Canine Point LabCanine Point LabAcupuncture for Liver Diseases How to Treat Skin Problems 
 5:00-7:00  How to Approach TCVM Cases 

Session 5 ON-site

 9:00-11:00Zang-Fu Physiology and Pathology: Spleen, Lung and LiverZang-Fu Physiology and Pathology: Kidney and Heart; How to Treat Diabetes, Cushing's Disease and Thyroid DisordersWritten Final Exam
 11:30-1:30 Overview. How to Sell TCVMIntro to Food Therapy, Intro to Tui-na 
 1:30-3:00Lunch Break  Class Ends
 3:00-4:30Wel-Lab Acupoint ReviewWel-Lab Acupoint ReviewClinical Acupoint Exam