The course provides the student with information about general concepts within the realm of Biology

This course teaches the diagnostic systems of TCM. Discussions will focus on learning to form a diagnosis using many different systems including eight parameters, Zang-fu organs, six stages, four levels, san jiao, states of Qi/blood/body fluids and meridian theory. (Prerequisite: DME-312)

This course teaches the four diagnostic methods of TCM observation (wang), audio-olfaction (Wen), inquiry (Wen), and palpation (Qie). Particular focus is paid to pulse and tongue diagnosis. Basic Biomedical Diagnostic skills will be discussed. Proper referrals will be analyzed based on recognition of symptoms. (Prerequisite: ECM-312)

This course is an introduction to the Essentials of Chinese Medicine, and focuses on the basic theoretical framework of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) including: Yin/Yang theory, Five Element theory, Vital Substance theory, Zang-Fu theory, and Causes of Disease.

Supervised Clinic Observation is designed to build student skills, confidence, and comfort level one step at a time. The first clinic courses are observational and practical. Students are required to receive at least 10 treatments, so they can experience first hand what it is like to be a patient of Oriental Medicine. Clinic provides students with the opportunity to observe various techniques they have studied. Upon completion of Asian Bodywork 1 students will be required to give 30 Asian Bodywork treatments. While enrolled in Introduction to Needling students will be allowed to apply moxa and cupping to other students.

This course provides a general study of the human body's normal structure and function. Emphasis is placed on the complex nature of the body, the interrelationship of the organs, and the body's ability to adapt to the environment. Particular emphasis will be placed on the specific needs of the Acupuncture Physician.

This course will teach, in depth, the fundamentals of musculoskeletal anatomy. The class will enable the student to understand the different parts of the body, their relationship to each other and the functions/actions of the muscles and bones.

This course will cover the practical applications of Chinese Tui Na Massage and Japanese Shiatsu. Students will learn basic hand techniques, articulations, and a full-body treatment using Tui Na and Shiatsu techniques. In addition students will receive basic Instruction in Oriental Medical theory that will include Yin/Yang, Five Elements, survey of the twelve channels Major points, Zang Fu Organs and Essential Substances.

The course consists of five classes. The course reviews the information required to take and pass AMC's comprehensive Exam as well as the National Board Exam for Massage Therapy. Students will review all academic coursework given in the program and will be required to take and pass the Massage Therapy Comprehensive Exam right after their last Review class on a Friday in the library. (Prerequisites: Successful completion of all course work in Massage Therapy Program.)

This course teaches the standard medical ethic principles and the strategies for ethical decision making in a clinic setting.

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