This class studies the cross-sectional anatomy of the body as it relates to the position of specific acupuncture points. Special attention is paid to those points located over organs, arteries or other sensitive tissues that may be at specific risk during the needling process of the upper and lower extremities, head, scalp, auricles, throat, thorax, abdomen, pelvis and posterior back (cervical, thoracic, lumbar and sacral) regions of the body. Observation of human cadavers and optional needling of commonly used points and threading techniques are required during the laboratory experience. Class case studies and labs synthesize information from the previous trimester levels for point location, pattern identification, anatomy and aseptic protocols.
- Primary Instructor: Christian Jovanovic