External Techniques: Auricular acupuncture, Electro-acupuncture, Plum Blossom, Gua-sha, cupping and Moxibustion

Course Length

60 hours of study

Course Description:

This course of study allows the student the opportunity to explore the fundamentals of; ear acupuncture, this therapy was recorded in the book Neijing (500-300B.C.). In traditional Chinese Medicine, the ear is not considered to be a separate organ, but closely connected with the channels, collaterals and Zhang-Fu organ systems. This course will introduce the anatomical terminology of the auricular surface and will demonstrate how ear acupuncture can be used in the treatment of disease; Gua-sha, an exterior release method using a Chinese porcelain spoon; Cupping, a therapy whereby a heated glass jar is attached, by suction, to the skin surface relieving local congestion; and Moxibustion, a treatment using a dried herb known as Artemisia Vulgaris, that is lit and applied to the skin for the prevention and treatment of disease. Other techniques studied in the course are plum blossoming and electo-acupuncture.