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Industry News – Contemporary Acupuncture at McMaster U


April 23, 2009
By Maria DiDanieli

April 22, Hamilton, ON – The McMaster University Contemporary Acupuncture for Health
Professionals program  2009 and 2010 ten course schedules are now available, and include a course titled
Integrated Diagnosis of Cervico-Cranio-Mandibular Disorders.

The McMaster University Contemporary Acupuncture for Health
Professionals program is a practical training program that consists of five, three-day
weekend units (126 contact hours) plus a concurrent, self-directed home study
portion (174 hours).  The program has offered spring and fall sessions every year
since 1998.


The program is skill-based and
clinically oriented, with over 80 hrs devoted to practical workshops such as
surface anatomy palpation, insertion needling skills, anatomy laboratory,
condition specific blueprint treatment design, and treatment of real patients. This practical, contemporary, hands-on approach helps
participants consistently achieve the program's objectives.

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The McMaster
University Contemporary Acupuncture for Health Professionals program is
recognized in different dimensions by the American
Academy of Medical Acupuncture, the
American Board of Medical Acupuncture, and many professional colleges,
associations, and licensing boards throughout Canada
and the USA. 
Over 500 health professionals have graduated from the program to date.

College of Chiropractors
of Ontario
members who successfully complete the McMaster Contemporary Acupuncture Program
would comply with the educational component of the standard.

The schedule for 2009 fall courses is as follows:

  • Unit 1  Sept 11-12-13;
  • Unit 2  Oct 2-3-4;
  • Unit
    3
      Oct 23-24-25;
  • Unit 4  Nov 13-14-15;
  • Unit 5  Dec 4-5-6

Scheduling for spring 2010 courses is as follows:


  • Unit 1  Feb 19-20-21;
  • Unit 2  Mar 19-20-21;

  • Unit 3
      Apr 9-10-11;

  • Unit 4
      Apr 30-May 1-2;
  • Unit 5  May 28-29-30



From June 12-14, 2009, the McMaster University Contemporary Acupuncture for Health
Professionals
program will also offer a course titled

Integrated Diagnosis of Cervico-Cranio-Mandibular Disorders.

The objectives of this course will be to:


  • learn how to
    use the necessary elements in order to perform a detailed and secure diagnosis
    of CCMD, considering mainly three of the four systems that configure these
    kinds of clinical problems: MM, TMJ & DO
    ,
  • learn how to
    establish general diagnosis relationships between these three Fundamental
    Systems and the CS,
  • learn how to
    make diagnosis of these three fundamental systems through several live cases
    and hands-on workshops,
  • establish the
    diagnostic basis in order to implement, in a second course, a treatment
    protocol based in specific therapeutic objectives.



For more information on all courses offered in this program, please contact administration co-ordinator, Valerie Canon, at
   contemporaryacupuncture@mcmaster.ca or at

905-521-2100, extension 75175.

Also, please feel free to visit the new website for this program at

  www.contemporaryacupuncture.com