2021-2022 University Catalog 
    Sep 20, 2021  
2021-2022 University Catalog
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AAC 1220 - Clinical Techniques I

This course involves the actual practice of needling techniques on acupuncture points of various meridians covering the entire body. Students will learn basic needle design, clean needle technique, and practice needling acupuncture points including precautions, contraindications and emergency care under the close supervision of instructors. Students will needle the acupuncture points under close supervision of the instructors to ensure precise insertion skills, angle, and depth of acupuncture techniques. The students will learn how to avoid damaging the underlying vessels, nerves, or vital organs when puncturing those critical points. In this course, students will practice the needling techniques on the assigned points of the Lung, Large Intestine, Stomach, Spleen, Heart, Small Intestine, and Urinary Bladder Meridians. Instructor’s demonstration and student’s hands-on practice are the major part of the course.
Course Delivery Model(s)
Lecture Hours: 15
Lab Hours: 30
Total Hours: 45

Credits: 2
Prerequisites: AMPI
Corequisites: None
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