MTA Fundamentals


The Fusion Course

Access to the course will be sent to your email used for registration within 48 hours. 

Course recording is first available on Feb. 15, 2024

General Information

  1. Study hours: 25 hours

  2. Recording: 8 hours 

  3. Homework: 6 hours 

  4. Video feedback: send your video on practicing location and insertion, etc.,  3.5 hours for preparation and 30 minutes of recording to hand in. 

  5. Materials: slides/handout, related research articles

  6. Assignment 1: Choose MTA points with an explanation for a given case, 1.5 hours.

  7. Assignment 2: Write a case report on how you use MTA to treat a client, 3 hours. 

  8. Exam: 60 scores are required to pass the course. 

    • Quiz (100 scores), accounts for 40%,  1.5  hour 

    • Assignment 1  (100 scores ),  accounts for 30%

    • Assignment 2  (100 scores ),  accounts for 30%

    • Example

      • Quiz: 40 scores

      • Assignment 1,  80

      • Assignment 2,  60

      • Total: 40*40% + 80*30% + 60*30% = 58, which means you are failed. 

    • It is possible to retake the exam once again. 

  9. ECTs: 1

  10. Certificate: A course certificate will be issued if you pass the exam. 

  11. Materials: slides/handout, related research articles

  12. Part of the course module Advanced Acupuncture Styles, which is required in all Master-level Programs provided by EUCM.

The course will encompass the following topics:

  1. Introduction to MTA: An exploration of its history, defining characteristics, and research advancements.

  2. Mechanism: A comprehensive explanation of why MTA points are effective, grounded in theories such as the Five Elements, Zang-fu organs, and the 12 channels. Additional theories, like the extraordinary connections between Zang and Fu organs (e.g., lung-bladder, pericardium-stomach) and concepts from Yijing and Ba Gua, will be incorporated to enhance your understanding of acupuncture.

  3. Needling Techniques: Focusing on pain-free insertion, particularly in fingers, and techniques for facilitating Qi movement.

  4. Overview of Approximately 45 Points: This includes detailed instruction on point locations, indications, and effective combinations.

  5. Clinical Application and Protocols: Strategies for selecting points, including the use of the Sheng-Ke relationship and choosing spleen points for treating kidney deficiency, adhering to the principle of 'supplementing the postnatal to support the prenatal.'

  6. Case Studies and Discussion: Analysing real-life cases to contextualize learning and encourage interactive discussion.

Teacher: Hui Zhang