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Traditional theory of Chinese Medicine

 
    An introduction to the history of Chinese Medicine including: Holism, Taoism, auricular acupuncture, acupuncture for substance misuse  
    Concept of universal and bio-energetics from Chinese and Western paradigms  
  Introduction to Chinese physiology and pathology  
    Yin Yang theory as a model for homeostasis  
    The Five Elements as a model for psychological types  
    The pharmacology of drugs  
    Overview of core diagnostic skills used in TCM  
  The Brain and Behaviour  
    Outline of the nervous system  
    Outline brain function  
    Neuroscience of addictive behaviour  
    Integration of Neuroscience with Chinese medical theory  
  Practice Management  
    Determining practitioners level of competence and legal considerations of practice.  
    Setting up a program: Clinical procedures, ethical issues, professional issues, patient management, practical issues, boundaries, rapport.  
    Integrative practice: Including acupuncture as part of an overall treatment program, benefits to the program, service provider and patient.  
  Anatomy  
    Anatomy of the auricle  
  Point location skills and applications  
    Location of acupoints  
    Action of acupoints  
  Acupuncture skills  
    Needling of acupoints, application of ear magnets/seeds  
    Clean needling technique, safe handling of needles  
    Health and safety guidelines, policies  
    Contra-indications/Cautions  
    Basic understanding of First Aid  
  Health and Nutrition  
    Dietary advice  
    Suppplementation, vitamins, minerals, over the counter herbal remedies  
    Overview and support of several biomedical disease categories: HIV, AIDS, Hepatitis, cirrhosis, gastritis, sleep disorders, depression and anxiety  
Adjuncts to treatment
Drawing on our considerable experience in a variety of disciplines, we include natural adjunctive skills to be incorporated into the substance misuse programmes
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  • Banbury Road
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