Royal Canadian College of Massage Therapy offers a Medical Acupuncture Program for professionals. Medical Acupuncture is in the scope of practice for Registered Massage Therapists, Chiropractors, Doctors, Nurses, Naturopaths and Dentists.
Topics covered include:
Introduction to Medical Acupuncture, Overview of the 12 Channels and how they work, CNT, Safety, Contra-indications, Physiological response to the insertion of acupuncture needles, Palpation, Kit Contents, Measurements, Insertions of acupuncture needle, Lung Channel
Lung, Large Intestine, Stomach, Spleen Channels, Upper Extremity Problems. Protocols for chronic and acute treatment of pain, common conditions of the muscles, joints and upper extremity. Treatment/Protocols
Heart, Small Intestine, Urinary Bladder. Emphasis on spinal points for musculoskeletal pain and health challenges. (neck, lower back and extremities), Psycho- emotional health. Treatment/Protocols
Kidney, Pericardium, Triple Warmer (San Jaio), GallBladder, Liver Channels, Head, Face and Lower extremity health challenges. Special Techniques include Electric Acupuncture, Cupping, Moxabustion. Treatment/Protocols
Brief Introduction to Auricular Acupuncture (Ear Points) and the use of ear seeds, Integration of Medical Acupuncture, Lower Extremity Problems. Treatment/Protocols