Graduates of the Master of Acupuncture program will be able to:
Understand the theory and philosophy of Five Element acupuncture, including the roots of Oriental medicine, traditional diagnostic methods (seeing the whole person), meridian pathways, points and pulses, the Five Elements and acupuncture in relation to other healing systems.
Apply knowledge to patients by recognizing the cause of symptoms through touch, smell, hearing and seeing, accurate pulse taking, treatment planning based on traditional diagnosis, determination of timing and sequence of treatment and safe and competent application of practical techniques
Understand themselves as acupuncture practitioners, using a holistic approach to body/ mind/spirit, appreciate their limits and areas for growth and know when to refer to other resources.
Operate a professional office by knowing how to schedule and manage patients according to the requirements of an acupuncture practice, maintain appropriate office and patient records, abide by legal and insurance requirements of an acupuncture practice, including standards for sanitation, safe needle techniques, emergency procedures and patient safety.