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TEST PLAN Acupuncture Overview

1. History/Philosophy of Acupuncture in a Chiropractic Setting (5%)

Yin-Yang theory
Five Elements theory
Chiropractic and acupuncture history and philosophy

2. Organs, Qi, and Fluid (12%)

Yin/Zang organs
Yang/Fu organs
Qi and fluids

3. Channels/Pathways (18%)

Meridians and collaterals
Eight Extra meridians

4. Acupoints (30%)

Classification and nomenclature
Methods of locating acupoints
Specific points of limbs
Specific points on head and trunk
Eight Influential points
Extraordinary points

5. Acupuncture Techniques (5%)

Needling methods

6. Basic Treatment Tenets/Protocols (20%)

Organ dysfunction

7. Safety and Hygiene (10%)

Clean Needle Technique
Precautions/contraindications to treatment
Management of possible accidents


Acupuncture Exam - Chiropractic Board Exam Reference Text

A Manual of Acupuncture Peter Deadman. Journal of Chinese Medicine Publications; 2 edition

Clean Needle Technique Manual for Acupuncturists: Guidelines and Standards for the Clean and Safe Clinical Practice of Acupuncture, 6th Edition National Acupuncture Foundation; 6th edition

The Foundations of Chinese Medicine: A Comprehensive Text for Acupuncturists and Herbalists. Second Edition Giovanni Maciocia. Churchill Livingstone; 2 edition

Auriculotherapy Manual: Chinese and Western Systems of Ear Acupuncture Terry Oleson. Churchill Livingstone; 3 edition

Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion Cheng Xinnong. Foreign Languages Press; Revised edition


Atlas of Acupuncture Points: Guide to Point Locations and Formulas

Atlas of Acupuncture PointsAtlas of Acupuncture Points: 8.5" X 11" comb bound book, 70 pages. Lays flat for easy reading. For the student and doctor. Detailed anatomical point locations descriptions with indications. Chinese treatment formulas for commonly treated conditions. Including information on Chinese & Korean Hand Acupuncture, Laser Therapy, Pulse Diagnosis, Extraordinary Points, Treatment of Addictions with Auriculotherapy.


Acupuncture Meridians and Point Locations

Point Locations for the twelve main acupuncture meridians and the extraordinary meridians: conception vessel & governing vessel.

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine Books

Acupuncture meridians and TCM book. Exam and test reviews, cupping thereapy, auriculotherapy, clinical acupuncture, formulas and point selection, pulse diagnosis, tongue diagnosis, moxibustion and more,

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