The following is a summary of the courses that we offer
CHINESE MEDICINE (diploma)
A 4 year educational program aimed at teaching a wide range of diagnostic
and treatment techniques, such as acupuncture, medicinal herbs, nutrition,
cupping, moxibustion, and Shiatsu/Reflexology.
The program includes clinical observation and application in the College
Clinic. Those interested may continue into a post-graduate program on the
subject of "The Heavenly Stems and the Earthly Branches".
A 3 year study program which centralizes on developing the "art of touch"
by promoting the ability to connect, concentrate and be conscious of the
body and its secrets. (The first year is for skill development and the
second and third year is for further development and practical
application). It is the development of a language which enables the
connection between a person, his/her inner self and the surroundings. The
student learns this "language" and can use it as a treatment technique.
Teaching and studying is based on practical and theoretical exercises.
A 3 year program for the study of the principles of Reflexology and
holistic treatment. (The first year is for skill development and the
second and third year is for further development and practical application)
The students learn to treat a wide range of health problems through this
A 4 year program for the study of homeopathic philosophy and remedies,
clinical cases, and their treatment. The studies emphasize practical
applications. A very advanced program of clinical observation and
internship has been developed for this program.
A 2 year program for the study of Tuina as a treatment technique based on
the diagnostic and treatment principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
(The first year is for skill development and the second year is for
further development and practical application) It combines energetic work
with acupressure points, meridians, deep-tissue massage, manipulations, and
Qi Kong techniques.
Tuina is a dynamic technique, suitable for rapid application and specific
problem solving, especially in orthopedics and in pain management. It can
be combined with other treatments such as Shiatsu, Acupuncture, and
BACH FLOWERS TECHNIQUE (diploma)
A course about Dr. Edward Bach's life philosophy, the flower extracts and
their therapeutic effects. The course can be completed within one or two
A course about the history of aromatherapy oils, their effect on the mind
and body, and treatment techniques (oil solution-making and massage
The course can be completed within one or two semesters.
The course deals with different principles such as understanding and
controlling the movement of energy through the body, based on Chinese
The course duration is one year.
The Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Program for Doctors, Dentists, and
Medical related professionals was founded in 1987. The course is renowned in Israel and
abroad. Graduates of this course practice acupuncture in various institutions including:
hospitals, General Health Service clinics, and private clinics. This unique program
combines extensive theoretical studies and clinical application. The participants acquire
an additional diagnostic, analytic, and therapeutic angle to Western Medicine. This
bridges the gap between Western Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
The course is specially designed for Doctors, Dentists, and Medical related
professionals that are interested in practicing Chinese Medicine and acupuncture.
Throughout the course, the participants will learn the basics, practical application of
acupuncture, and additional aspects of Chinese Medicine.
The curriculum resembles that of the MIDWEST CENTER OF ORIENTAL MEDICINE in Chicago -
the first institution for the study of Chinese Medicine in the U.S.A. The center was
established in 1978 and was the first institution to receive Federal
acknowledgment from the U.S. government. The curriculum combines the academic experience
of the ASTSMN, which acknowledges the academic credits of this program and other programs
at Medi-Cin College. Furthermore, the program is recognized by the U.S. Ministry of
Education. A strong affiliation exists between the China Academy of Traditional Chinese
Medicine, the Guang-An-Men Hospital in Beijing, and the Chengdu University.
The Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Program for Doctors, Dentists, and Medical related
professionals initiates possibilities of continuing education in Chinese Medicine in
Israel and abroad. Graduates may participate in advanced studies and internships in China.
Furthermore, the participants partake in clinical internships at "Ichilov"
Hospitalt(Tel- aviv medical centre) throughout Course B.
|1. COURSE A
|Theories, differential diagnosis, therapies (explanations
below), practical applications (acupuncture techniques, moxibustion, electro -
|Meetings once a week for an entire academic year (200
|The participants that meet all of the course requirements
(Course A) are eligible to receive a certificate of completion from the Health
Sciences Continuing Education Center at Bar-Ilan University.
|It is possible to complete the studies after the first
year, however, it is recommended to continue to Course B.
|2. COURSE B
|Lectures and Clinical internship at the complementary
clinic at "Ichilov" Hospital
|Differential diagnosis and therapies (explanation below)
|Workshops (explanation below)
|Clinical internships and lectures take place once a week
for 6 months (120 hours). Workshops - 10 hours
|The participants that meet all of the course requirements
are eligible to receive a certificate of completion from the Health Sciences Continuing
Education Center at Bar-Ilan University.
|3. INTRODUCTION TO HERBAL MEDICINE
|One semester at Medi-Cin College for
Complementary Medicine (This course is optional)
|4. ELECTIVES (included in the
|One semester at Medi-Cin College for
* Tai Qi
* Qi Kong
A. HISTORY OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE
* Introduction to Chinese philosophy
* Naturalistic schools
* West and East - two ways of analyzing
The philosophies and history of the development of Chinese Medicine, and the roots and
aspects of eastern therapies are studied throughout this course.
B. BASIC PRINCIPALS
* YIN - YANG
* FIVE ELEMENTS
* SHEN CYCLE and KOCYCLE
* MIDDAY MIDNIGHT CLOCK
* Sedation - distribution: Stimulation - strengthen: Mother/Child Law
* Harmony and Disharmony
The basic principals that the treatments and diagnosis are based upon are taught in
C. THE BASIC "INGREDIENTS"
* PRE/POST-NATAL QI
* BODY FLUIDS
This is the basis to understanding physiological developments and the basic
"ingredients". Maturation, aging, and other physiological developments according
to Chinese Medicine is discussed.
D. PHYSIOLOGY OF INTERNAL MEDICINE - PHYSIOLOGY OF CHINESE
* GALL BLADDER
* TRIPLE BURNER
* PERICARDIUM, HEART PROTECTOR
* SMALL INTESTINE
Extensive studies of the 12 internal organs and their physiological functions according
to Chinese Medicine, and a comparative study between the Western and Eastern analysis of
these organs and their functions.
E. PATHOGENIC FACTORS: ETIOLOGY
* 6 External Pathogenic Factors
* 7 Internal Pathogenic Factors
* Emotions as Pathogenic Factors
* Etiology and Internal/External Pathogenic Factors
* Introduction to Pathology, Prognosis, and Treatment Methods
F. ORGAN SYNDROMES
This is the basis for understanding pathologies and diagnosis in Chinese Medicine.
Various symptoms and their syndromes will be discussed.
G. FOUR DIAGNOSIS - INTRODUCTION
1. Observation: diagnosis according to physical and tongue 2. Listening : introduction
3. Investigation: diagnosis - introduction 4. Touch - introduction: examining the
This section includes the practical applications in analyzing and categorizing
Extensive damage can be caused to the patient if Acupuncture is
applied according to only a Western diagnosis. This type of treatment rarely eases the
symptoms. Furthermore, it can cause deterioration in the overall situation. Due to this
factor, it is extremely important to apply a thorough analysis and differential diagnosis
to each case.
H. ACUPUNCTURE POINTS AND FUNCTIONS
* Learning the basic acupuncture points and point location.
* Acupuncture Pharmacology
* Prohibited Acupuncture Points and Moxibustion in various cases: pregnancy,
menstruation, and various illnesses.
I. INTRODUCTION TO NUTRITION and LIFE STYLE IMPROVEMENT
* Preventive Medicine
2. PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS
* Meridians, Pathways
* Point locations
* Learning and applying the basic Acupuncture points
* Diagnosis based on physical and emotional points.
* Diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Case solving through in-class clinical
* Categorizing and applying the various types of needles.
* Moxibustion, Gua-Sha, Cupping
* Various acupuncture techniques including: proper application, angles, depth, timing,
* Preventive medicine and First Aid in clinical situations
3. AURICULOTHERAPY ACUPUNCTURE
Treatments according to points located on the ear.
4. TREATING VARIOUS SYMPTOMS -
DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS OF THE SYNDROMES
* Gynecological problems
* Urinary Tract Infections
* Lung Infections
* Epidermal Problems
* Psychological problems
* Weight loss, quit smoking, blood pressure, etc.
5. DENTAL PROBLEMS
* TMJ * Bruxism
* Gum infections * Clenching
* Internal Mouth Sores * Trismus
* Dental anesthetics
* Minimum requirement of 75% attendance of all classes and
* Exams and final exam.
The theories and clinical application of
acupuncture are enhanced in this course.
Additional Chinese Medicine methods are also introduced in this course.
Clinical application takes place in small groups under professional supervision at the
Complementary Clinic at "Ichilov" hospital.
Lectures and Workshops
* Treatment Strategies
* In-depth study of acupuncture points and their functions
* Advanced acupuncture techniques
* Differential diagnosis in various cases : gynecology related problems, urinary tract
infections, joint problems, asthma, allergies, neck and spinal pains, facial paralysis,
CVA, insomnia, palpitations, etc.
* Introduction to Shiatsu
* Clinical Nutrition
* Introduction to Herbal Medicine
* Clinical internship at Medi-Cin
* Student Resources Shop
* Therapist Panel at workshops
Dr. Yair Maimon (O.M.D)
Graduate of Traditional Chinese Medicine Institutions in England
* College of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture, U.K.
* Samara University, U.S.A.
* J.T.C.M., London
Extensive Clinical Experience:
* Lamuel Shtock, Boston, U.S.A
* Guang-An-Men, China
* Neurology Unit at "Hillel Yafe" Hospital, Israel
* Private/Public Clinics in Israel, U.S.A., and England
Managed the Chinese Medicine Unit at the Complementary Medicine Clinic at "Asaf
Harofe" Hospital, Israel. Lectured at the New England School of Acupuncture, U.S.A.,
and taught various Chinese Medicine courses in Israel and abroad. Head of The
Complementary Medicine Unit at "Ichilov" Hospital, Israel.
Tovia Scott (LiAc)
Graduate of Medi-Cin College of Complementary Medicine. Studied
at "Guang-An-Men" Hospital and "Red Cross Hospital" in China.
Extensive Clinical experience from various hospitals in Israel. Manages the Complementary
Medicine Unit at "Meir Hospital" in Israel.
Dr. Adam Vizel (M.D.)
General surgeon. Graduate of the "Technion" Medical
School, Israel. Internship at "Carmel" Hospital, Israel. Practiced medicine at a
trauma unit, orthopedic unit, and at a public clinic. Studied Chinese Medicine at the
Health Sciences Continuing Education Program at Haifa University. Practices Chinese
Medicine at his Private Clinic in Haifa. Combines Chinese Medicine and Conventional
Medicine at the General Health Services Clinic. Teaches and Lectures Chinese Medicine at
the Chinese Medicine Program for Doctors and Para-Medical Professionals at Medi-Cin
Hadassah Hilevitch (B.Ac)
Graduate of the International College for Oriental Medicine,
England. Extensive teaching experience in Chinese Medicine in Israel and abroad.
Dr. Raul Rodriguez (M.D.)
Graduate of the Tel-Aviv Medical School, Israel. Studied Chinese
Medicine while studying at medical school. Active therapist and researcher of Chinese
Medicine since 1987. Internships in Japan, China, Taiwan, and Korea.
Ron Paiys (D. Ac.)
Graduate of the Chinese Medicine School in Nagasaki, Japan, and
the "Namikoshi" School of Shiatsu, Tokyo. Specialized in orthopedic problems and
sports related injuries at "Manaka" Hospital, Japan. One of the first teachers
and practitioners of Shiatsu in Israel. Head of the Shiatsu and Acupuncture Clinic at the
spinal surgery unit at "Meir" Hospital, Israel.
Gal Herut (M.A.)
Bachelors Degree in East Asian Studies (major in eastern
philosophy) from Hebrew University, Israel. Began researching Chinese Medicine while
studying for her M.A. at Pacific College, U.S.A. Graduate of the Bisben School, Australia.
Extensive clinical experience at Red Cross Hospital, China.
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