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Dutch Acupuncture Academy

Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship is of utmost importance when becoming a qualified therapist. It is often neglected and underestimated in TCM education in western countries. Therefore Dutch Acupuncture Academy put our extra efforts into practical education, which our students have highly praised.

  • All DAA students will follow the clinical practice with the one or more of our lecturers.
  • All DAA students do NOT need to look for any external apprenticeship supervisors unless they choose to do so by themselves.
  • All DAA students Must follow the demo consultation and treatment from the lecturers in the classroom and receive hands-on instruction.
  • DAA regularly organise the apprenticeship trip to China, where you will walk alongside and learn from doctors in the hospital. This program is highly recommended but not compulsory.
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Apprenticeship Arrangements

Foundation of Chinese Medicine:

  1. Supervised internship by the lecturers: 5 days 40 hours; (FTF): Students need to bring demo patients, the demo patients will get supervised intake, analysis of symptoms, Tongue and Pulse and TCM patterns.
  2. Follow the lecturers at clinical practice: 5 days 40 hours; (FTF): the student will follow one of the DAA lecturers during the clinical practice.

Acupuncture Year One:

  1. Supervised internship by the lecturers: 6 days 48 hours; (FTF): Students need to bring demo patients, the demo patients will get supervised intake, analysis of symptoms, Tongue and Pulse and TCM patterns as well as meridians and acupoints analysis, locating, needles choosing, needling techniques, other necessary therapies including moxibustion, cupping, ear acupuncture, electric acupuncture etc.
  2. Follow the lecturers at clinical practice: 6 days 48 hours; (FTF): the student will follow one of the DAA lecturers during the clinical practice.

Acupuncture Year Two:

  1. Supervised internship by the lecturers: 10 days 80 hours; (FTF): Students need to bring demo patients, the demo patients will get supervised intake, analysis of symptoms, Tongue and Pulse and TCM patterns as well as meridians and acupoints analysis, locating, needles choosing, needling techniques, other necessary therapies including moxibustion, cupping, ear acupuncture, electric acupuncture etc. Students need to make a proper treatment plan and therapeutic strategy, perform the treatment and give necessary medical advice.
  2. Follow the lecturers at clinical practice: 12,5 days 100 hours; (FTF): the student will follow one of the DAA lecturers during the clinical practice.
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