Channels and Collaterals & Acupoints

Course ID:
Medicine/Acupuncture-moxibustion and Tuina
Registration recommendations:
International students in China
The basic theory of traditional Chinese medicine, human anatomy
Lecture Hours & Credits:
182 leture hours/13 credits



School of Acupuncture-moxibustion and Tuina


ZHAO Ling, Ph.D of Medicine (Acupuncture-Moxibustion & Tuina), Professor, Supervisor of postgraduate. She received Bachelor degree at Shandong University of TCM in 1996. And she received Master degree and Doctor Degree of Acupuncture-moxibustion at Shanghai University of TCM in 2002 and 2007. 2002.8-present: Teaching faculty, School of Acupuncture-moxibustion and Tuina, Shanghai University of TCM. 1996.8~1999.8: Acupuncturist, Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital of Rizhao City, Shandong Province. Her research focuses on the study of effect of acupuncture and moxibustion. She has been responsible for 10 research projects, including project founded by NSFC, 4 academic research awards. She has published 68 academic papers, including 14 papers in peered review journals. She visited Maryland University for 4 months in 2007, and Fudan University from August 2013 to July 2014. Prof. Zhao teaches in English and Chinese for students home and abroad .


Acupuncture has attracted more and more international attention. This course aims to provide international students with an understanding of the basic theory and knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture-moxibustion. To build a good foundation for the future study of acupuncture-moxibustion, Tuina and TCM, and to promote TCM make contributions to the world.


The course covers major basic theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture. Including introduction part and the first and second part of Channels and Collaterals & Acupoints. In this course, we will first introduce basic concept of channels and collateral and acupoints, including channel system, the location method of acupoints, classification, function and basic rules.of acupoint indications. Then introduce running course and pathological changes of channels, location, indications and application methods of acupoints in detail.

Textbooks and Reference Books

Textbook: Cheng Xinnong, Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion (Third Edition). Foreign Languages Press; (2011) Bibliography: Peter Deadman, Mazin Al-Khafaji, Kevin Baker, A Manual of Acupuncture. Journal of Chinese Medicine Publications; 2 edition (2007). Giovanni Maciocia, The Foundations of Chinese Medicine: A Comprehensive Text for Acupuncturists and Herbalists. Second Edition. Churchill Livingstone; (2005).

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