A Professional Certification in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Module Two
 Clean Needle Technique

Meridian Theory: Meridian Theory is the basis of diagnosis and acupuncture
treatment.  This course is designed to provide the necessary instruction and training for
the student to be familiar with m
eridian theory including regular and extraordinary meridian
systems.

Point Location I: Therapeutic indications, anatomic location and treatment methods
utilizing acupuncture and moxibustion are provided for each point.  Instruction is given in
the functional selection of points through the application of differential diagnosis of
conditions.

Instruction includes the use of five element points, Xi-Cleft, Mu and Shu points, Tsing,
Yuan (Source Points), Luo, Tonification, Sedation, Command and Transportation points.  
Upper extremitychannels covered: Lung, Large, Intestine, Heart, Small Intestine, Triple
Warmer and Pericardium meridians.

Point Location II: This is a continuation of the previous module and will focus on the
lower extremity channels: Stomach, Spleen, Gall Bladder, Liver, Urinary Bladder, Kidney,
Governing Vessel, Conception Vessel and Extra Points.  Additional instruction is given in
regional location and selection.

Clean Needle Technique:  This course is designed to teach students clinical skills
necessary for the safe practuce of acupuncture.  Clean Needle Technique and a review of
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards are presented.