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Do you have basic certification in veterinary acupuncture but want to understand more and increase your skills and knowledge to an advanced level?
The advanced certification in Veterinary Neuroacupuncture will help you bridge the gap between Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and conventional veterinary medicine through a contemporary exploration and integration of the neurophysiological application of acupuncture in small animal clinical practice.
You will learn the connection between certain TCM theories and practices and current scientific explanations or theories of acupuncture, and how it works. You will be able to incorporate current scientific acupuncture theory and biomedical science in its application and approach to patient assessment and treatment, along with the application of TCM theory.
You will benefit from collaborative learning opportunities gained through discussion and sharing of information, and you will enjoy the focus on the clinical application of your new knowledge. Problem-solving case studies are included and active forum discussions will provide a range of current clinical conundrums for you to consider. Your mentors will be alongside you every step of the way.
"The CIVT Neuroacupuncture course has been one of the best courses in my life, providing a deep update on both neurology and acupuncture. I feel more confident on neurologic examination, diagnosis and differentials. Acupuncture deals with the origin of neurological and musculoskeletal disorders, being a terrific medicine to treat both. This course is one you really should consider if you practice acupuncture....highly recommended!" Dr Maricarmen Barba, Chile, MV, CVA, DHom, ACVN
The course is comprised of 3 modules:
Neurology may seem complicated, and it doesn’t have to be that way. Many veterinarians are afraid of neurology, yet are brilliant diagnosticians, surgeons and medical practitioners. Fear often keeps us from seeing what we need to see and limits our ability to move forward in all aspects of life. Neurology is no different. One of the most important goals of this class is to remove the fear from neurology and help you enjoy treating your neurological patients. This first module of the Advanced Certification in Veterinary Medical Acupuncture is the foundation stone of your understanding and further training in this course.
The western world has been working to put its own scientific explanations to the why and how acupuncture works and translate Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theories into the modern western understanding of how the body works. There is no single explanation or theory on how it works, but acupuncture seems to stimulate a number of physiological effects that seem to activate the body’s own homeostatic regulatory systems.
This module explores acupuncture from a modern, evidence-based perspective, with a discussion of the use of acupuncture, explained through a neuro-physiological perspective, for a range of common veterinary medical conditions. In this rapidly developing area, effective evaluation and validation of research is important and will also be discussed.
For many years chronic pain in dogs and cats was managed with a single pharmaceutical agent when the clinician determined the animal was suffering. Recently it has been realized that pain is a very complex process and involves signaling molecules, pathways, substances, receptors and transmitters with different modes of action. It is unrealistic to think only one pharmaceutical could be effective in eliminating chronic pain. It is equally unrealistic to think that drugs alone can manage pain effectively for the life of the animal. A multi-modal and individualized approach to the treatment of pain in the geriatric dog is necessary and the most effective approach. It is important to discuss several things with owners once they understand that their pet has chronic pain. For example, degenerative joint diseases are not curable, so the goals are to keep the pet comfortable and enjoying a good quality of life; this requires a financial and time commitment. Achieving specific goals will most likely require some trial and error which will be result in some triumphs and disappointments for the owner.
This module provides detailed information on the mechanisms of pain and advanced information on techniques and options to manage pain effectively. Your journey in Pain Management is guided by lecturers who are experienced specialist practitioners in this field.
Module 1 - Veterinary Clinical Neuroacupuncture
Module 1 - Veterinary Clinical Neuroacupuncture
Module 2 - Evidence Basis for Acupuncture and Practical Applications to Common Conditions
Module 3 - Pain Management
Below are the required course(s) that you need to complete
"The CIVT Neuroacupuncture course has been one of the best courses in my life, providing a deep update on both neurology and acupuncture. I feel more confident on neurologic examination, diagnosis and differentials. Acupuncture deals with the origin of neurological and musculoskeletal disorders, being a terrific medicine to treat both. This course is one you really should consider if you practice acupuncture....highly recommended!"
The College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies offers courses that are both challenging and rewarding. You can learn at your own pace under the tutelage of experts in their field. Online or distance learning is not for everyone. Think carefully before you enroll. To succeed in online learning and distance education you will need:
What you won't need is to pay airfares, travel, hotel bills by participating in green education!
All our courses are available to enrol at any time. Our courses are part time, self paced within the course timeframe, and fully online. Sometimes there is a scheduled start date for a course, in which we accept a group intake of enrolments. This encourages a cohort of students to move through the course together, making for a more interactive learning experience.
Although some courses have live sessions available, there are no live sessions that you are required to attend for any of our courses. Our courses are delivered online and are self paced within the course timeframe, to give you the greatest flexibility with your study. You can study anywhere, anytime that suits you. We have great learning tools such as lectures, comprehensive course notes, videos, online resources, discussion forum and continuous support from our highly qualified and experienced tutors to help you can get the most out of your course.
Please refer to our enrolment terms and conditions when seeking extra time in a course, https://civtedu.org/enrolment-terms-and-conditions
If you take a "leave of absence/deferral" from a course this freezes your progress in the course. You will have no access to the course during this time. A request for a leave of absence/deferral can be made for up to 3 months, initially. Longer periods of time away from the course can be reviewed after this time. If you want to use any course resources whilst you are taking your leave of absence/deferral you will need to download the material (such as documents, course notes, reading material) beforehand. There is no fee to take a leave of absence/deferral, however your regular payment instalments for the course will continue.
If you request an "extension" for a course, you may be given extra time in a course and still have full access to the course. An extension can be granted for up to, or equal to, the maximal period of study for that course. There is a fee involved in applying for an extension, this varies according to the amount of extra time requested and is found on the link provided.
This depends on the type of course you enrol in.
Our introductory or short courses require approximately 3-5 hours per week. Our Certifications and Graduate Diplomas require approximately 5-10 hours per week. This will vary amongst individuals, depending on the pace in which they learn. More time may be needed each week, depending on how long an individual needs to spend on completing assignments.
If you are a registered Veterinarian, you are eligible to enrol in any of our courses, https://civtedu.org/courses
If you are a Veterinary Technician or Veterinary Nurse or Animal Health Professional you may be able to apply to enrol in selected courses for Veterinarians, however you will need to go through an eligibility process first. Otherwise, you can apply for our courses for Animal Health Professionals, https://civtedu.org/courses/animal-health-professionals
If you are a Pet Owner, you can apply for our courses designed for Pet Owners, https://civtedu.org/courses/pet-owners
The College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies offers courses that are both challenging and rewarding. You can learn at your own pace under the tutelage of experts in their field. What you won’t need is to pay airfares, travel, hotel bills by participating in green education!
Your certificate will be issued in your legal name and sent to you upon successful completion of the program, as per the stipulated requirements.