In the present fast-moving life, everyone is completely entwined in stress and anxiety. This same stress is responsible for the mounting health issues. Though a lot of allopathic medicines are available to cure almost all sorts of ailments, people are gradually shifting towards the holistic approach and alternative medicine. This is so because the alternative medicine not only works on curing the ailment but also eliminates the root cause of the sickness.

Acupuncture is also one of the medicines practiced under the holistic approach. It is actually a component of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). As per TCM, our body has certain points that are responsible for maintaining harmony in the overall system. Here a sterile needle is used to press these points, so as to retain wellness in the body. A fine needle is penetrated into the skin that puts pressure on the right points and thus, helps in getting rid of the pain or illness.



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Considering the effectiveness of acupuncture, its demand is increasing in leaps and bounds. Perhaps this increasing demand or popularity is further contributing to the number of people opting for acupuncture as their career.

If you are also thinking of making a career in this respective field, first you will have to grasp the basics of the same.

Already qualified candidates or intended applicants for job or trainings at our clinic should send their CV via email to: careers@benignevexiacenter.com



Curriculum Organization

The curriculum of this program will cover:

  • Basic theory of traditional Chinese medicine
  • Diagnostics of Chinese medicine
  • Chinese pharmacology
  • Herbal formulas
  • Chinese internal medicine
  • Chinese orthopedics and traumatology
  • Normal human anatomy
  • Regional anatomy
  • Medical imageology
  • Western medicine diagnosis basis
  • Internal medicine
  • Meridian and acupuncture
  • Acupuncture and moxibustion therapy


This curriculum for the Master of Acupuncture program provides comprehensive education and training in the following areas:

  • Cultural and philosophical foundations of traditional Chinese medicine
  • Traditional Chinese medical concepts (physiology, pathology, diagnostics, point location and point energetics)
  • Acupuncture treatment principles and practical skills
  • Tui Na (Acupressure)
  • Related studies, including introductory Chinese language skills, ethics and practice management
  • Qi Development
  • Diet and Nutrition
  • Biomedical clinical sciences to a level required for competence in contemporary practice of acupuncture and Chinese medicine
  • Clinical internship

Clinical requirements include:

  • A minimum of 150 hours of observation/assistantship
  • 525 hours of supervised clinical practice to fulfill your master’s in acupuncture



Classroom training sequences

  • Acupuncture and Basic Theory (Trimesters 1-8): Learn basic Chinese medical principles in your lecture classes while building hands-on skills in point location, needling, accessory techniques and tui na in your methods classes.
  • Bioscience (Trimesters 1-9): Learn medical principles that are directly relevant to an acupuncture or Chinese medicine practice through lecture and lab classes.
  • Chinese Medicine (Trimesters 3-9): Begin the study of Chinese herbal medicine with a study of the Materia Medica, continue through formulations and treatment strategies, and complete your study with clinical treatment strategies.

Clinical training sequences

  • Clinical Observation (Trimesters 1-6): Consolidate your learning as you witness the principles you learned in class applied in a real-life treatment setting.
  • Phase I Clinical Internship (Trimesters 5-6): Perform treatments on staff and students in the University Health Service and begin to hone your Chinese medical diagnostic and treatment skills.
  • Phase II Clinical Internship (Trimesters 7-8 or 9 depending on program): Begin treatment of the public at one or more of our clinical internship sites and develop increasing independence as a Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnostician and practitioner.



Course Schedule

The following schedule indicates the weekly discussion topics, related readings, and assignments for this course. Each meeting should be viewed as a TCM theory session. Students are encouraged to bring their prior learning experiences into class discussions and to make connections between this course and others whenever possible. Theories of experiential learning and integrative learning therefore undergird the dynamic learning environment of this course.


Session 1:

Introduction to TCM and its basic principles:holism, treatment based on syndrome differentiation, TCM history, yin-yang theory


Session 2:

Introduction to TCM and its basic principles: theory of five elements, theory of Qi, blood and body fluid


Session 3:

Introduction to TCM and its basic principles: theory of zang-fu organs

1st In-class quiz


Session 4:

TCM four diagnostic methods: signs and symptoms from observation, listening and smelling, inquiry and palpation

2nd In-class quiz


Session 5:

General introduction on meridians and collaterals and acupuncture points: concept of meridians and collaterals, meridian and collateral system, the general distribution of meridians, concept of acupuncture points, methods of locating acupuncture points, specific acupuncture points

Session 6:

Acupuncture points: locations and indications of the most commonly used acupuncture Points

3rd In-class quiz


Session 7:

Syndrome differentiation: 8 principles, syndrome differentiation according to the theory of Qi, blood and body fluids

4th In-class quiz


Session 8:

Syndrome differentiation: syndrome differentiation according to the theory of zang-fu organs, case study


Session 9:

Overview of Chinese herbs and diet therapy (demo location).

5th In-class quiz


Session 10:

Acupuncture and Moxibustion Techniques: the therapeutic effects of acupuncture and demonstration of needling techniques and demonstration of cupping and scraping


Session 11:

Modern research on TCM: researches on herbs, researches on acupuncture and moxibustion


Session 12:

Clinical Probation and TCM museum visit: clinical probation in Benign Evexia Clinic


Session 13:

Final Presentations Presentations of students; Final research paper due



Certified Course Outline


Module 1

  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Cupping Therapy in Practice
  • Part 2: Types of Cupping Therapy
  • Module 1 Assessment


Module 2

  • Part 1: Cupping and Overcoming Injury
  • Part 2: Cupping and Common Ailments
  • Part 3: Cupping and Cosmetics
  • Module 2 Assessment


Module 3

  • Part 1: Cupping in Ancient China
  • Part 2: Cupping in Islam and in Other Civilizations
  • Part 3: Cupping in the West
  • Module 3 Assessment


Module 4

  • Part 1: Celebrity Cupping
  • Part 2: Modern Cupping Research
  • Module 4 Assessment


Module 5

  • Part 1: TCM and Cupping
  • Part 2: Yin and Yang
  • Part 3: The Five Elements
  • Module 5 Assessment


Module 6

  • Part 1: The Location of Cupping Points
  • Part 2: Hijama’s Main Points and TCM Main Points
  • Module 6 Assessment


Module 7

  • Part 1: Cupping Equipment and Client Consultation
  • Part 2: Contraindications of Cupping
  • Module 7 Assessment


Module 8

  • Part 1: Prepare for Cupping
  • Part 2: How to Perform Different Types of Cupping
  • Part 3: Video – Dry or Fire Cupping
  • Part 4: Video – Wet Cupping
  • Part 5: Video – Massage Cupping
  • Part 6: Following Treatment
  • Part 7: Case Studies
  • Module 8 Assessment


Module 9

  • Part 1: Other Types of Cupping
  • Part 2: Additional Case Studies
  • Module 9 Assessment


Module 10

  • Part 1: Starting Your Business
  • Part 2: Marketing Your Business
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment



The Benign Evexia curriculum blends theory with hands-on clinical skills designed to prepare you for success in your professional practice. You will take courses in the basic sciences, clinical sciences, chiropractic technique, chiropractic philosophy, and business management. After learning the basics, you will also care for patients in the Benign Evexia Clinic System under the supervision of a licensed doctor of chiropractic.


The chiropractic curriculum focus on the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to prepare you for licensure and success in clinical practice.

You will learn the following:

  • Chiropractic History and Philosophy
  • Taking a Patient’s History
  • Physical Examination
  • Neuromusculoskeletal Examination
  • Psychosocial Assessment
  • Diagnostic Studies
  • Diagnosis/Clinical Impression
  • Case Management
  • Adjusting the Patient
  • Emergency Care
  • Case Follow-up and Review
  • Record Keeping
  • Doctor-Patient Relationship
  • Professional Issues
  • Public Health and Wellness
  • Ethics and Integrity
  • Non-adjustive Therapeutic Procedures
  • Nutrition
  • Patient Education
  • Business Management
  • Information Literacy



Week 1

Course Introduction – What is Philosophy?

Discussion of Chiropractic philosophical principles; vitalism, holism, naturalism, humanism, conservatism and rationalism and where the individual chiropractor fits into the spectrum.


Week 2

Wellness care, a paradigm shift. Human Potential. A look at current statistics of the population using health care providers within the wellness paradigm. The reasons why a focus on wellness, vitalism is a sustainable model.


Week 3

Discussion of philosophical Concepts:

The Big Idea, Innate Intelligence, Universal Intelligence, Triune of Life, Chiropractic meaning of life, Limitations of matter, concept of tone, sings of life.


Week 4

Student Presentation on Doctors interview.

A review of interviews of wellness paradigm (subluxations based) Doctors of Chiropractic.

A realization of the differences between the practices of chiropractic.

The successful traits of a vitalistic paradigm DC.


Week 5

What is Chiropractic? (Class discussion) A look at the reality of the current practice of Chiropractic.

How a philosophical practice of Chiropractic can dominate in a vitalistic paradigm.

Leading into Professional Chiropractic Lexicon; the purpose of this class is to look at the unique lexicon of a specific philosophical chiropractor.

To work on the inner head space and identity of the individual chiropractor and the words that makes the chiropractic profession separate and distinct to the culture of chiropractic.


Week 6

The purpose of this lecture is to review the Normal Complete Cycle, including but not limited to discussions covering the innate mind vs. educated mind, the mental realm, creation, transformation, reception, expression, function, co-ordination; afferent, efferent nerve system.

Week 7

The art of communicating chiropractic to the lay public.

An impromptu exercise in answering random questions about the practice of chiropractic.


Week 8

Chiropractic Principles, Origins:

A discussion on the origin and development of the 33 principles.


Week 9

Chiropractic History:

A look back at a historical perspective of Chiropractic.




Reflexology Course Outline 

Total Course Hours

The Foot Reflexology Certification training is a total of 220 hours for both levels – 1 and 2. This includes 84 in -class hours, 25 hours of Home Study, a 2-hour written exam, a practicum of 120 hours (60 treatments done on 5 to 12 clients), 2 full day mandatory reviews and a 2 hour practical exam.


Course Outline Reflexology 

84h (in clinic)


Topics include…

  • Introduction to Reflexology
  • History and Theory
  • Zone Theory
  • Structure and Function of the Foot
  • Foot Check Up and Assessment
  • Foot Conditions
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Nervous System
  • Endocrine System
  • Respiratory System
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Digestive System
  • Urinary System
  • Immune & Lymphatic Systems
  • Reproductive Systems
  • Musculoskeletal Systems
  • Key Reflexes for Common Conditions
  • Ethics & Code of Conduct/Practice
  • Client Health Record & Foot Session Documentation


Foot Reflexology Certification Course 

CLASS SCHEDULE – 12 classes


Day 1

  • History and definition of Foot Reflexology
  • Zone Theory – the foundation of Reflexology
  • Structure and Function of the foot
  • Practice – Introduction to hands-on techniques on foot


Day 2

  • Foot checkup and Assessment
  • Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
  • Health Form – How to fill it in
  • Practice – Reflex points on the toes


Day 3

  • Nervous system
  • Endocrine system
  • Review and practice


Day 4

  • Respiratory System
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Review and Practice


Day 5

  • Digestive System
  • Urinary System
  • Review and Practice


Day 6

  • Immune and Lymphatic System
  • Reproductive System
  • Review and practice


Day 7

  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Areas of emphasis for specific conditions


Day 8

  • Supervised Case Practicum (4 sessions per student)
  • Discussion


Day 9

  • Business and financial
  • General Review


Day 10

  • Supervised Case Practicum (4 sessions per student)
  • Discussion


Day 11

  • Final review in prep for exam, Home Study
  • Practical evaluation

Day 12

  • Written exam
  • Supervised Case Practicum (2 sessions per student)