MATCM Concentrations

Acupuncture School in Los AngelesTaoism & Qi Cultivation

(6 concentration units, in addition to 6 required)

Yo San University is well-known for its rich legacy and diverse curriculum in Taoism & Qi Cultivation. These studies form the backbone of a YSU education. Complementing core course requirements, this concentration enables students to gain greater appreciation for the development harmony and balance as the foundation for well-being. Through advanced studies, students become masters of their personal Qi and are better prepared healthcare practitioners.

Learning Objectives for Students Choosing this Concentration: 
  • Acquire a deeper understanding of Taoism and various Qi Cultivation practices from the Yo San lineage
  • Acquire advanced knowledge of varied Qi Cultivation forms, movements and practices unique to the Yo San lineage
  • Be able to incorporate TCM concepts and knowledge into various Qi Cultivation practices, focusing on harmony, balance and wellness
  • Be able to integrate appropriate Qi Cultivation practices to address commonly encountered clinical conditions
  • Be able to develop appropriate patient recommendations for Qi Cultivation practices to address a variety of commonly encountered clinical conditions
  • Be able to apply advanced Qi Cultivation techniques, forms/movements, practices and related modalities to everyday clinical conditions, as well as applying these practices to wellness maintenance

 

Acupuncture School in Los AngelesWomen’s & Children’s Health

(6 units)

The health of women and children is pivotal to healthy families and communities. Well woman and pediatric care that considers lifestyle, nutrition, and environment is a growing area of specialization among acupuncture and TCM practitioners. This concentration will provide a platform for gaining and applying advanced integrative learning focused on gynecological and pediatric conditions.

Learning Objectives for Students Choosing this Concentration: 
  • Acquire knowledge of the clinical presentation, etiology and pathogenesis of common gynecological and pediatric conditions, from both TCM and Western biomedical perspectives
  • Learn appropriate Western assessment tests and methods in gynecology and pediatrics, and apply these assessments appropriately and effectively on patients' evaluations and assessments
  • Be able to analyze and integrate clinical signs and symptoms, clinical, laboratory and other findings, and formulate appropriate differential diagnoses
  • Be able to develop treatment plans to address common gynecological and pediatric conditions
  • Be able to apply advanced acupuncture techniques, Chinese herbal therapy and other TCM modalities to manage common conditions and disorders in gynecology and pediatrics
  • Be able to integrate TCM and appropriate Western biomedical approaches to developing strategies for wellness and health maintenance for children and women of all age groups

Acupuncture School in Los AngelesAcupuncture Orthopedics & Pain Management

(6 units)

Today’s integrative environment is bringing TCM practitioners into partnership with a broad array of healthcare providers and disciplines. With proven effectiveness for conditions ranging from arthritis to sports injuries, no area of TCM is as sought after as Orthopedics & Pain Management. This concentration provides advanced training to assess, diagnose and manage a wide assortment of musculoskeletal conditions and pain.

Learning Objectives for Students Choosing this Concentration: 
    • Acquire knowledge of the definition, etiology and pathogenesis of pain from both TCM and Western biomedical perspectives
    • Be able to differentiate injuries to the bones, muscles, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, joints, and other connective tissues
    • Learn appropriate Western assessment methods, and apply these assessments effectively on patients' evaluations and assessments
    • Be able to analyze and integrate clinical signs and symptoms, clinical, radiological and other findings, and formulate appropriate differential diagnoses
    • Be able to develop treatment plans to address common injuries the bones, muscles, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, joints, and other connective tissues
    • Be able to apply advanced acupuncture techniques, Chinese herbal therapy, Tuina techniques and other TCM modalities to manage orthopedic injuries/disorders
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