Oriental Remedial Therapy
Level 4

 
Title of learning programme Oriental Remedial Therapy Programme
Programme level 4
Duration of learning programme 11 weeks x 10 hours*
Total number of learning hours per programme 110**

* Unlike traditional schools, colleges or universities, there are no terms, semesters, or specified intake dates for our uniquely flexible distance education courses. Our system of continuous enrolment means that our students can enrol on any day and at any time of the year. This allows our students the freedom to plan their studies to fit in with their lifestyle or work commitments.

** Please note that this is only an approximate figure and is dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and also how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each module there is a question paper which needs to be completed and returned to your personal tutor.

Structure

 
Module Module Title
1

Brief Overview of the Systems of the Human Body

2

Anatomy and Physiology of the Subtle Body Systems
Location and Function of the Chakra System

3

Circulation of Energy Through the Meridian System

4 Meridians
5 Theory of the Cycles
6 Location of Acupuncture/Acupressure Points
7   Practise of Acupressure
8   Treatment Formulations
9   Pulse Taking
10   Oriental Massage/Shiatsu
11   Tsubo Points
12   The Hara
13   Breathing
14   Shiatsu Techniques
15   Chi Kung
16   Chi Kung (cont)
17   Chi Kung (cont)
18   Chinese Herbalism
 

Learning Outcomes

 

Module 1 Brief Overview of the Systems of the Human Body.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Identify and explain 5 systems of the body in detail

 

Module 2 - Anatomy and Physiology of the Subtle Body Systems.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Identify the subtle bodies and give a brief outline of each

LO2   Describe the structure of the chakra system and discuss its psychodynamic functioning
 

Module 3 - Circulation of Energy Through the Meridian System.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Identify the twelve main meridians and summarise the meridian cycle

 

Module 4 - Meridians.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

List the meridians and identify whether they are yin or yang

 

Module 5 - Theory of the Cycles.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1 Discuss the theory of cycles and explain the elements of the various elements involved
 

Module 6 - Location of Acupuncture/Acupressure Points.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Describe how acupoints are named and measured, mentioning the traditional way of measurement

LO2   Summarise the trigger points and how they are detected and treated.
 
Module 7 - Practise of Acupressure.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 List the contra-indications to treatment and summarise the acupressure techniques used
LO2   Name and discuss the exercises discussed in this unit
 
Module 8 - Treatment Formulations.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Explain the treatment formulations for chronic and acute problems
 
Module 9 - Pulse Taking.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 List the major acupressure points and define their functions
 
Module 10 - Oriental Massage/Shiatsu.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Differentiate between the yin and yang elements and physical correspondences
LO2   Explain the results of yin and yang deficiencies and excesses
LO3   Discuss what the solid and hollow organs are concerned with
 
Module 11 - Tsubo Points.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Summarise the location, indications and stimulations of the important Tsubo points
 
Module 12 - The Hara.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Discuss the Hara and what ideas it encompasses
LO2   Explain how to do a treatment
LO3   List the precautions of treatment and discuss the specific shiatsu techniques
 
Module 13 - Breathing.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Define abdominal breathing and explain the procedure
 
Module 14 - Shiatsu Techniques.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 List the Ampuki techniques and explain how a to do a chest, shoulder and arm treatment
 
Module 15 - Chi Kung.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Identify and explain the eight pillars of Taoism
LO2   Summarise the 3 categories of internal exercise
 
Module 16 - Chi Kung (cont).
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Discuss the theory of circulation and list the causes of reduced blood supply to blood vessels
LO2   Summarise the theory of the seven glands
 
Module 17 - Chi Kung (cont).
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 List the five animal exercises and discuss the benefits of doing these exercises
LO2   Identify and briefly explain the eight directional exercises for energising mankind
LO3   Define the six objectives of the Deer Exercise and explain the benefits thereof
LO4   List the guidelines to be followed when doing the Crane Exercise
LO5   Explain how the Turtle Exercise should be carried out
LO6   Differentiate between the small and large heavenly cycles
 
Module 18 - Chinese Herbalism.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Summarise the drying procedures for roots, leaves, flowers, seeds and fruits
LO2   Explain how to prepare infusions, tinctures, compresses and capsules
LO3   Choose 5 herbs and discuss them under the following headings: Chinese name, therapeutic effect, indications, parts used, affinity, dosage and essential nature

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