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IRIIM - ACUPUNCTURE TRAINING / OUTSTATION CAMP (FOR MEDICAL GRADUATES)

A. POST GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN ACUPUNCTURE-MOXIBUSTION

1. Purpose of Training:

Limited Training in Acupuncture as technique for their clinical work. On completion of the course and passing an official examination, participants would be able to integrate Acupuncture into their clinical work or specialty.

N.B.: This course is a Certificate course designed for Qualified Medical Practitioners as per WHO guideline.

2. Educational Qualification of the Trainee:

Qualified Medical Practitioners of any stream

3. Class with hours & days

Class 1st. Phase - 10 days

Self Study: 2 weeks

Class 2nd Phase - 10 days

4. Examination & Certificate:

Internal Assessments (40% mark) and Final assessment (60%)

After final examination each successful candidate will be awarded “Certificate in Acupuncture-Moxibustion”

5. Syllabus & Course Curriculum

SYLLABUS:

Total teaching hours in this Certificate in Acupuncture course would be 200 approx., of which

Theoretical classes 60 hours, Practical classes 52 hours = 112 hours and

Practice and Visit to Clinics 88 hours (during Self Study &Internship period).

SUBJECTS:

a)Introduction to Traditional Acupuncture-Moxibustion

b) Basic Theory of Acupuncture-Moxibustion

c) Acupuncture Meridians & Points

Location of the selected classical points of the 14 meridians and the extraordinary points,

Alphanumeric codes and names, classifications of points, direction and depth of insertion of needles and indications of commonly used points,

d) Applications of Acupuncture in Medical practice

Principal clinical conditions in which Acupuncture has been shown to be beneficial

Selection of patients and evaluation of progress/benefit.

Planning of treatment, selection of points and methods of needle manipulation, and use of medication or other forms of therapy concurrently with Acupuncture.

e) Guidelines on safety in Acupuncture

f) Treatment techniques: •General Principles •Specific clinical conditions

g) Integration & Recent research works on Acupuncture

6. Books & Teaching Materials prescribed:

(i) ‘Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion’, Beijing, China, (Selective part)

(ii) ‘Acupuncture in Clinical Practice’, By Dr. Bai Xin Hua (DO)

(iii) Acupuncture Chart and Model

(ii) Teaching material includes needle, hammer, cup, moxa, sprit cotton, Acupuncture Electro-Stimulator etc.

Please note:

During the course (excepting the first few days) everyday at least 10 patients should be present for Practical demonstration, who will be treated first by teachers and then gradually by students.

B. POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN ACUPUNCTURE-MOXIBUSTION

CURRICULUM:

Subjects – The subjects for study in Acupuncture-Moxibustion and examinations for the Diploma in Acupuncture Course shall be as under: -

(a) History of Acupuncture- Moxibustion

(b) Basics of Acupuncture- Moxibustion

(c) Theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) related to Acupuncture-Moxibustion.

(d) Acupuncture meridians and their points, Extra meridian points, Scalp needing, Ear points, Moxibustion, Cupping, Seven star needling & Electro-Acupuncture.

(e) Acupuncture-Moxibustion Therapeutics

(f) Recent research works on Acupuncture-Moxibustion

(g) Integration

SYLLABUS:

1.Theoretical classes

2. Practical classes

3.Clinical practice

All these classes shall be distributed conveniently within a time span of 1yr. which shall also accommodate the schedule of term and final examinations.

1. Theoretical classes - Main topics of would be as follows: -

(a) History of medicine, development of medical knowledge in different civilization of the world history of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Acupuncture-Moxibustion, development, spread and present status of acupuncture in different countries of the world and in India.

(b) Basics of Acupuncture-Moxibustion (definition of acupuncture, moxibustion, hammering, cupping, electro acupuncture, acupressure, different types of needles, position of patients, direction of needle, deqi, sterilization of needle and safety measures, unwanted effects of acupuncture, cun and fen proportional measurement)

(c) TCM yin-yang, Five elements theory, properties of Zang-Fu organs and extra organs like brain and uterus, Qi-blood-body fluid, diagnostic methods in TCM, conception of meridians and acupuncture loci, regular meridians and extra meridians, propagated sensation along meridian and deqi with their clinical importance, specific points.

(d) Course of the regular and extra meridians and their points: 100 commonly used points from the regular and extra meridians should be discussed in details with their Chinese name, international number, anatomical location, size and depth of the needles, direction of needle, local anatomical structures and precaution, deqi, indications and contraindication (if any), special properties.

Extra meridians points which are commonly used,

Ear points

Scalp needling

(e) Acupuncture therapeutics: Effects of needling (both TCM and modern conception); discussion on moxibustion, hammering, cupping, electroacupuncture, acupressure; methods of selecting points (both the approaches of TCM and modern patho-physiological concepts should be discussed) and other related methods; treatment of various diseases of different systems of the body by acupuncture and other related methods, possible integration with other therapeutic systems.The diagnosis of the diseases should be made according to TCM. Ailments should include at least the following conditions viz. arthritis and arthrosis of various joints of the body, ankylosing spondylitis, cervical spondylosis, frozen shoulder, low back pain, sciatic neuralgia, facial palsy, post poliomyelitic paralysis, hemiplegia, paraplegia, epilepsy and hysteria, headaches, migraine, sinusitis, rhinitis, tonsillitis, pharyngitis, laryngitis, bronchitis, bronchial asthma, CAD, Buerger’s disease, Raynaud’s phenomenon, essential hypertension, insomnia, sports injury, drug de-addiction, toothache, peptic ulcer, nausea-vomiting, diarrhoea, constipation, haemorrhoids, impotence, nocturnal emission, retention and incontinence of urine, dysmenorrhoea, leucorrhoea, diabetes mellitus, deafness, tinnitus, chronic suppurative otitis media, conjunctivitis, urticaria.

(f) Recent research works on Acupuncture-Moxibustion (mechanism of action of acupuncture, physiological effects of acupuncture, research findings on points, meridians, disease etc. in the light of modern science)

(g) Integration with other Pathies.

2. Practical classes should be designed as follows:

(a) Demonstration of needle and different methods of needling; demonstration of hammering, cupping, electro-acupuncture, acupressure etc.

(b) Demonstration and practice of needling on acupuncture points (including ear points, scalp needling), moxibustion, hammering, cupping, electro-acupuncture etc. students should practice on cotton ball, vegetables etc. and then between partners by own set of needles.

(c) Acupuncture therapeutics - Demonstration on patients with common diseases treated by acupuncture students will start pricking needles on patients under guidance

(d) Visit to acupuncture clinic/institution run by Government or reputed non-Government organization

3. Clinical Practice

This would be last part of the course, where the students should treat patients independently in an acupuncture clinic attached to the teaching institute under a clinical tutor /medical officer of the clinic.

Each student would have to prepare a practical notebook with the following:

(i) Case report of treating two short cases (viz isolated joint pain, sinusitis, rhinitis, ganglion etc. or specified by the teaching institution).

(ii) Case report of treating one long case (e.g. rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, bronchial asthma, hemiplegia etc. or as specified by the teaching institution).

The case reports should include details of history, result by other therapies, result by acupuncture treatment, details of acupuncture treatment with possible integration with other therapy, if any, and scope of integrating with and prognosis of the student’s original discipline of medicine.

(iii) Suggestions regarding spread and development of acupuncture, problems of acupuncture, aspects of integration and other relevant aspects. This practical notebook must be submitted during final examination.

TEACHING MATERIALS i.e. BOOKS, CHARTS & INSTRUMENTS NEEDED:

1.Text Book – ‘Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion’

2.‘Acupuncture in Clinical Practice’, By Dr. Bai Xin Hua

3.Charts & Model on Channels or Meridians

4.Needles, Hammer, Moxa, Cup, Stimulator etc.

5.The students may take help of other essential books from the institute’s library.

ADMISSION PROCEDURE:

Admission is to be taken before the beginning of each academic session. Followings are required at the time of admission:

1)The filled-up application form, prescribed by the institute

2)Passport size photograph- 3 (three) copies

3)Photo copies of certificate of professional exam. (University Degree/Diploma)

4)Photo copy of certificate related to profession registration from respective Medical Council.

AWARDING OF CERTIFICATE FOR SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES:

After final examination each successful candidate will be awarded “Diploma in Acupuncture”