Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Major

Description: A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of acupuncture, a Chinese system of health care and healing based on the use of pulse diagnosis, acupuncture point selection, and needle insertion, as well as herbs and other Asian treatment modalities. Includes instruction in basic Western medical sciences, Asian philosophy, Chinese medical anatomy and physiology, Chinese herbs, diagnostic techniques, patient observation and communication, acupuncture points and point selection, acupuncture techniques, acupuncture treatment of disease, pain management, practice management, and professional standards and ethics. Is Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine the right major for you?
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Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Major

What Courses Do Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Biology
  • Interdisciplinary studies
  • Nutrition
  • Physics
  • Psychology

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