Acupuncture Bootcamp

Learn the foundations of TCM, about acupuncture points, channels, and techniques, and practice your knowledge through case studies and exam questions in the ultimate self-paced Acupuncture Bootcamp.

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Need to know

What will I learn?

Pass your Pan-Canadian board exam the first time by reviewing everything you need to know for the Acupuncture portion of your exam in this self-paced online program.

Who is this course for?

Acupuncture students in their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th years, or practitioners looking to brush up on their foundational knowledge.

Course length and access (start & watch when you want)

17+ hours of video content
10-months access and free extensions until your board exams are behind you.

Lesson plan

Section I | Welcome & Exam Overview

  1. Bootcamp introduction: 5 course-taking tips
  2. Understanding your exams
  3. Occupational Competencies General Overview
  4. Points Chart / Brain Dump Study Chart

Section II: Foundations

  1. Pre-Study Mock Exam
  2. History of Chinese Medicine
  3. Yin and Yang: Correspondences, Principles & Four Laws
  4. 5-Elements: Main Correspondences
  5. 5-Elements: Sequences
  6. 5-Elements: Mother, Son, Father, and Natural Points
  7. 5-Elements: Points & Techniques
  8. 5-Elements: Comparing to Zang Fu
  9. Qi: Functions, Dysfunctions & How It’s Made
  10. Blood: Functions, Dysfunctions & How It’s Made
  11. Body Fluids: Functions, Organs, & Transformation and Transportation
  12. Qi, Blood, & Body Fluids: Relationships
  13. Essence: Functions, Dysfunctions, and How It’s Made
  14. Jingqishen: The Three Treasures
  15. Yin Organ Relationships: The Key to Successful Case Studies
  16. Zang-Fu Organ Pairs: Interior-Exterior Related Pairs
  17. Zang-Fu Organs: Interrelationship
  18. Etiology: The Cause of Disease
  19. Principles of Treatment & Yang Shen
  20. Quiz: TCM Foundations

Section III: Diagnosis

  1. 4 Pillars of Chinese Medicine
  2. 8 Principle Diagnosis: Informing & Directing a Treatment
  3. Tongue Diagnosis: Introduction
  4. Tongue Diagnosis: Comparisons
  5. Tongue Diagnosis: Individual Tongues
  6. Pulse Diagnosis: Floating
  7. Pulse Diagnosis: Deep
  8. Pulse Diagnosis: Rapid
  9. Pulse Diagnosis: Slow
  10. Pulse Diagnosis: Abnormal Forms
  11. Pulse Diagnosis: Force
  12. Quiz: Tongue & Pulse
  13. 6 Stages, 4 Levels & Triple Energizer Diagnosis
  14. Cardinal Symptoms of Zang-Fu Diagnosis: One Word can Make a Difference
  15. Channel Diagnosis: Dysfunctions of the Channels
  16. Quiz: Jing Luo Case Studies
  17. Extraordinary Vessels: Functions & Clinical Applications 
  18. Ben & Biao: Treatment Strategies
  19. Quiz: Ben & Biao Case Study
  20. Quiz: TCM Diagnosis

Section IV: Acupuncture Points, Channels & Techniques

  1. Creating Acupoint Prescriptions: The Selection of Acupoints
  2. Quiz: Acupuncture Point Flashcards
  3. Quiz: Acupuncture Points & Meridians
  4. Acupuncture Techniques & Modalities: Needle Manipulations & Adjunctive Therapies
  5. Auricular Acupuncture: A Microsystem
  6. Quiz: Auricular Acupuncture
  7. Scalp Acupuncture
  8. Quiz: Scalp Acupuncture
  9. Quiz: Acupuncture Techniques

Section V: Jurisprudence & Safety

  1. Clinical Safety: Clean Hands, Clean Field, Clean Needle
  2. Quiz: Jurisprudence

Section VI: Clinical Case Studies

  1. How to Break a Multiple Choice Case Down Quickly: 8 Principle Breakdowns
  2. 4-Step Point Prescription Building

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Acupuncture Bootcamp

Board Exam Preparation

Includes:
  • Acupuncture Bootcamp | 17+ hours of video
  • Clinical Case Studies | 20+ unique case studies
  • Acupuncture Print Guidebook purchase option | launch sale on now!
$249 CAD
Acupuncture Guidebook Learn more
$36 CAD
  • 10-month access
    to materials
  • Free extensions until your
    exams are behind you
  • 100% secure
    checkout

Meet your instructors

Your 2 expert instructors and seasoned Acupuncturists will fully explain and guide you through key TCM concepts to help you understand and memorize what you need to know.

  • Kenton Sefcik

    Dip.Ac, Dip.TCM, RAc

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  • Gillian Marsollier

    RAc, CCII

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What do you get with the program?

  • 17+ hours of video content

  • 125 question mock exam

  • Optional 253-page printed guidebook to purchase that you will use for years in clinic!

What is this course about?

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*This course is part of the Registered Acupuncturist Bootcamp where you receive over 2000 test questions, discussion board, and the option to add Biomedical Bootcamp (28 hours) for only $90!

Join Gillian Marsollier and Kenton Sefcik for 17 hours of video as they cover TCM in great detail including: TCM foundations, TCM diagnosis, Acupuncture points, meridians and techniques, case studies, and clinical safety. This course also includes a mock exam to test your knowledge before you being your big study.

Add your beautiful printed guidebook to your order, and you will be able to follow along with your videos, step-by-step in order to cement all of your Acupuncture knowledge in your memory. Not only do your instructors find fun ways to remember the information, they also make common-sense out of your TCM so that you can confidently apply it to any case or clinical situation. No stone is left unturned, and you can feel assured that you will be covering all of the key information that you need to pass your board exams.

Originally created for Acupuncture students looking to pass their board exams, this program is also being taken by practitioners to refresh their entry-level knowledge, be it for CEUs, or if they are looking to re-enter the field safely and confidently after a period of time away from practice. A must for any practitioner looking to refresh their knowledge in detail!

Cement your Acupuncture knowledge in your memory with 17+ hours of in-depth and engaging video lessons.

Evolve as a student and practitioner as Kenton and Gillian guide you through the multitude of information you'll need to know in this thorough and easy-to-follow review series.

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Acupuncture Bootcamp Companion Guide

Printed Guidebook

Follow alongside your video courses and expert instructors with this beautifully printed guidebook containing the essential teachings you’ll need for your board exams, or your key clinical insights, right in your hands. Turn off your devices and learn without distraction, take notes, and carry your books with you for on-the-go reference. 

Take a look inside

  • TCM Foundations with curated study content and visuals to help you remember.
  • Acupuncture technique teachings in areas where most college curriculums fall short.
  • Plenty of unique ways to remember things that you just plain 'ole need to memorize!
  • TCM Diagnosis
  • Acupuncture Point Combinations

Enroll Today

Acupuncture Bootcamp

Board Exam Preparation

Includes:
  • Acupuncture Bootcamp | 17+ hours of video
  • Clinical Case Studies | 20+ unique case studies
  • Acupuncture Print Guidebook purchase option | launch sale on now!
$249 CAD
Acupuncture Guidebook Learn more
$36 CAD
  • 10-month access
    to materials
  • Free extensions until your
    exams are behind you
  • 100% secure
    checkout

What our students are saying…

“Amazing! 11/10 recommend. I loved the way everything was broken down and easy to follow. This course was amazing and I would recommend it to any student in acupuncture!”

Bootcamp student, Canada

“This course was extremely helpful and comprehensive! It really helped me to understand what I know and what I don’t know yet so I could review. The videos were a great way to learn and made studying so much easier and fun!”

Bootcamp student, Canada

“I am so glad I decided to take this course. I not only feel prepared for my Pan-Canadian exam, but feel like I’ve learned new nuggets of information that I’ll carry with me through my clinical practice. Thank you!”

Bootcamp student, Canada

“Very impressed with the course and I’m thankful that it provided me with a focused and goal-oriented study heading towards boards. The way the course is set up you can track how much progress you’ve made as you work your way through the assignments and videos – it helped lead my weekly and daily study goals.”

Bootcamp student, Canada

“I made the right decision getting into this bootcamp/course. It’s very informative and made the TCM theory easier to understand. I am forever grateful, I aced my written Pan-Canadian Exam. Highly recommend!”

Bootcamp student, Canada

“Videos help with confidence when you feel hopeless despair. Organizing the course material was helpful. Quality of teachings: best ever. Excellent and much needed course.”

Bootcamp student, Canada

“This course is absolutely essential if you want to find out what is needed to pass on the first trial. I was able to get deeper understanding of certain topics that I had not used enough. Beyond my expectations.”

Bootcamp student, Canada

  • “Amazing! 11/10 recommend. I loved the way everything was broken down and easy to follow. This course was amazing and I would recommend it to any student in acupuncture!”

    Bootcamp student, Canada

  • “This course was extremely helpful and comprehensive! It really helped me to understand what I know and what I don’t know yet so I could review. The videos were a great way to learn and made studying so much easier and fun!”

    Bootcamp student, Canada

  • “I am so glad I decided to take this course. I not only feel prepared for my Pan-Canadian exam, but feel like I’ve learned new nuggets of information that I’ll carry with me through my clinical practice. Thank you!”

    Bootcamp student, Canada

  • “Very impressed with the course and I’m thankful that it provided me with a focused and goal-oriented study heading towards boards. The way the course is set up you can track how much progress you’ve made as you work your way through the assignments and videos – it helped lead my weekly and daily study goals.”

    Bootcamp student, Canada

  • “I made the right decision getting into this bootcamp/course. It’s very informative and made the TCM theory easier to understand. I am forever grateful, I aced my written Pan-Canadian Exam. Highly recommend!”

    Bootcamp student, Canada

  • “Videos help with confidence when you feel hopeless despair. Organizing the course material was helpful. Quality of teachings: best ever. Excellent and much needed course.”

    Bootcamp student, Canada

  • “This course is absolutely essential if you want to find out what is needed to pass on the first trial. I was able to get deeper understanding of certain topics that I had not used enough. Beyond my expectations.”

    Bootcamp student, Canada

Become an expert at writing your boards, before stepping into your exams!

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