In the clinic, in the presence of the person seeking for our help, we need to know how to use the theory of Chinese Medicine to diagnose and understand the mechanisms leading from physiology to pathology, and to find the way of undoing them in order to bring about health. At the same time, we need to take care of the issue people bring to the acupuncture clinic, without losing sight of them as whole beings.
When working in the acupuncture and Chinese medicine clinic, we need to ask ourselves several questions: “What am I called to do in my role as an acupuncture practitioner? Am I a symptom eraser of a ‘problem’, a ‘pain killer’ or someone deeply involved in a process of transformation? Does this process involves only the ‘other’ person as a whole or does it, simultaneously, also involves me?” And even more, what does it mean, in practice, that for the theory of acupuncture and Chinese Medicine the body is the material home of the non-material, and that it is the non-material that gives it life? How can we support life by tapping into the non-material through the material, so that the lifeforce can flow better and in a healthier manner? And, ultimately, what does health mean for this specific person?
To study the “Foundation of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine” is like learning firstly the alphabet of a language, then its grammar and, last, the complexities of its syntax. Knowing this, makes the acupuncture practitioner the master of a complex and multifaceted body of knowledge. Without it, many of the questions arising in the acupuncture clinic vis-a-vis the patient cannot find an answer.
To gain an insight into our acupuncture programme, its content and hours please read the outline of our syllabus & curriculum below.
NB. out of these hours, 1200 hours are devoted to learning the ‘core curriculum’ as advised by ETCMA , the leading European Association of Chinese Medicine.