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Acupuncture - Introduction

The Eastern School's Certificate in Acupuncture program is 2700 hours in length and takes three years to complete.

The program is designed to meet the needs of working adults. Classes meet one afternoon/evening per week and and on most weekends, both Saturdays and Sundays.

The goal of the program is to provide the highest standard of acupuncture education. The program also provides an educational foundation in the western biosciences, which will assist the acupuncturist as a healthcare professional.

The Eastern School's unique curriculum is organized thematically. Modern research has shown that adult learners absorb information best through hands-on learning activities. Thus, what students learn in theory classes is reinforced in clinical work. This creates links that aid students in retaining theoretical knowledge and in understanding its practical application.

The core curriculum of the Eastern School includes a thorough grounding in the principles of Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, as well as the fundamentals of Oriental Medicine including Meridian Pathways, Point Location, and Pulse and Tongue Diagnosis. The educational objectives of the Eastern School also reflect the belief that the best practitioners are often those who have a working knowledge in several different acupuncture modalities. To that end, the core curriculum also includes exposure to various schools of thought such as TCM and Japanese styles.