Cinnabar Swan Healing Arts

Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine in Ashland, Oregon

Summary of Courses taken at Samra University of Oriental Medicine & Oregon Institute of Technology

Human biology — 30 hrs

Topographic anatomy — 30 hrs

Anatomy & Physiology (3 courses) — 90 hrs

Western Pathology (3 courses) — 90 hrs

Clinical Aspects of Western Medicine (3 courses) — 90 hrs

Pharmacology — 20 hrs

Pharmacology (taken at OIT) — 30 hrs

Psychology of Patient Care — 30 hrs

Ethics & Professional Issues — 30 hrs

Survey of Health Care Systems — 30 hrs

Chemistry — 30 hrs

Organic/Biochemistry — 30 hrs

Physics — 20 hrs

Western Medical Terminology — 20 hrs

Principles of Nutrition — 30 hrs

History of Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture — 30 hrs

Chinese Medical Terminology — 30 hrs

Fundamental Theories in Chinese Medicine — 30 hrs

Diagnostic Methods Oriental Medicine — 30 hrs

Essentials of Chinese Medicine (4 courses) — 120 hrs

Tuina (Chinese Orthopedic Massage) — 60 hrs

Introduction to Acupuncture — 30 hrs

Points Location Theory (5 courses) — 150 hrs

Acupuncture Techniques (3 courses) — 90 hrs

Chinese Internal Medicine (4 courses) — 120 hrs

Qi Gong — 30 hrs

Tai Chi — 30 hrs

Facial Diagnosis — 30 hrs

Botany & Introduction to Herbs — 30 hrs

Chinese Herbology (4 courses) — 120 hrs

Herbal Prescriptions (4 courses) — 120 hrs

Chinese Nutrition — 30 hrs

Herbal Pharmacy — 40 hrs

Clinical observation — 220 hrs

Clinical Observation Presentations — 20 hrs

Clinic Seminar — 60 hrs

Clinical internship — 640 hrs

Clinic Management — 30 hrs

cumulative gpa: 3.92

Oregon License No.: AC00363 active since 1997

T’ai chi ch’uan literally translates as “grand ultimate fist”. The grand ultimate is symbolized by what we in the west call the ‘yin-yang symbol’ (the t’ai chi t’u). This symbol illustrates the concept of a still point at the center of dynamic movement.

T’ai chi ch’uan is an excellent adjunct to acupuncture treatment. Because it is a moving exercise, and the movements have been designed to promote qi flow in certain meridians in a certain sequence, it helps resolve many types of pain patterns. Its use of movement together with standing makes it ideal for women with menstrual difficulties, menopausal symptoms, or women recovering from childbirth because it promotes free flow of qi through the uterus.