Applied Acupuncture


This course explores, develops, and strengthens clinical-practice skills. While the primary focus is learning how to practice in a group (community acupuncture) setting, these skills are valuable in any clinic environment.

Students develop and practice a client centred/trauma informed approach to care, effective practitioner/patient communication skills, effective diagnosis strategies, how to communicate effective treatment plans to patients, creating effective distal point prescriptions, and quick and effective needling techniques necessary for treating patients with a wide variety of health concerns in a group setting.

The course is a mix of lecture, discussion, and hands-on practice. Assessment is based on attendance, participation, short quizzes, and practical exams.

Prerequisites: ACU113/114, valid CTCMA Student Registration    Credits: 3    Hours: 45

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