AC403 Acupuncture Techniques III
3 Units/30 Hours
Prerequisites: AC300, AC301, AC302
This course is the third of a three-part course in Acupuncture Techniques. It will familiarize students with acupuncture techniques and treatment procedures, needling skills and manipulations, and various adjunctive treatment modalities used in acupuncture including electroacupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, guasha, etc.
This course will emphasize proper standards of hygiene, clean needle techniques, equipment maintenance and safety, and accident prevention techniques, as well as an overview of the rules and regulations of the Nevada State Board of Oriental Medicine. The clean needle technique portion of this subject shall use the “Clean Needle Technique Manual 7th edition (latest revision 2/20)”, published by the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (CCAHM). Students are required to pass hygienic standards practical prior to performing any supervised needling techniques on human beings.
The third part of the course series focuses on the skills and techniques of the adjunctive modalities used in acupuncture and oriental medicine treatment (Moxibustion and cold and heat therapy, cupping, adjunctive acupoint stimulation devices including magnets and beads, dermal tacks, ultrasound, ear seeds, gua-sha, seven-star needles, bleeding, and the application of external liniments)